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    A. H. WESLER

    A. H. Wesler, Justice of the Peace and Mayor, Tippecanoe City; was born in Chester Co., Penn., Jan. 15, 1826 ; his father, John G., was also a native of Pennsylvania, and a farmer by occupation; he died in November, 1876, at the advanced age of nearly 97 years. He was married to Maria, daughter of Hezekiah Davis, of Revolutionary note; he was taken prisoner while engaged in the struggle for American liberty, and confined in a prison on Long Island, and while here wrote his name on a pane of glass in the window of his cell, which pane was secured a few years ago by a grand-daughter. John G. was Captain of a company in the war of 1812, and was stationed at Philadelphia, Penn.; he had four sons and three daughters, all still living. Our subject is the sixth child, and was brought up on a farm till he was 17, when he went to the city of Philadelphia and entered an apprenticeship as a joiner and carpenter; he was engaged here about three years, and in the spring of 1850, came to this State, locating temporarily in Lost Creek Township till the following spring, when he located in Tippecanoe, where he now lives; since coming here, he has been variously engaged at carpentering, surveying, etc.; he has surveyed a larger part of the lots of Tippecanoe City he is a Democrat in politics, and, although no office-seeker, has held his share of public offices; he has been a number of times elected to the offices of Justice of the Peace and Mayor, and this is a town which gives from 200 to 300 Republican majority, a mark of the confidence and esteem which he has won from the community; he is at present Justice of the Peace and Mayor. He was married in January, 1853, to Mary, daughter of Henry Krise, an early settler; five sons and three daughters have been the issue of this union.

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