Peter J. Eilerman
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
PETER J. EILERMAN, who is a general farmer residing in section 26, Cynthian township. Shelby county, O., was born on this farm of eighty acres, September 13, 1888, and is a son of Henry and Anna (Bauer) Eilerman.
Henry Eilerman was born in McLean township, Shelby county, and was a farmer all his life. After his marriage he settled first on a farm one mile east of Fort Loramie, in McLean township, but afterward sold and bought sixty acres one mile north of Newport, which he also sold and then purchased the farm of eighty acres in Cynthian township on which the remainder of his life was spent. He was a well-known and highly respected man, a devout and faithful member of the Catholic church at Newport, O., and a useful citizen. He served one term as township trustee, being elected on the Democratic ticket. Mr. Eilerman's death occurred on June 30, 1912, his age being fifty-seven years, five months and twenty-eight days and his burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Newport. He married Anna Bauer, who survives, and eight children were born to them, three of whom, Frances, Laurence and Bertha, are now deceased. Those living are; George, who was born April 15, 1872; Frances, who is the wife of Henry Sherman, of McLean township; Peter; and Gertrude and Agnes, both of whom Five at home.
An interesting event in the life of Henry Eilerman was his visit to the World's Pair at St. Louis, Mo. in 1904. Leaving Ohio by wagon, June I, 1904, he made the trip in twenty-one days, camping by the roadside on the way.