Shelby County

William Vordermark



William Vordermark

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 859

    a retired farmer residing in Kettlersville, O., was born in Germany in 1841, a son of Eberhardt and Catherine (Buddemeyer) Vordermark. His mother died in her native land, and her husband, the father of our subject, coming to this country, died only three days after arriving here. It was in 1865 that William Vordermark landed in this  country, after having acquired a practical education in his native land.  He settled first in Cincinnati, O., where he resided for thirteen years, working mostly at his trade of brick mason. He then removed to New Knoxville, where he lived for a year and a half, after which he bought a farm in Van Buren township, Shelby county, O. Here he resided until 1909, where he retired from agricultural pursuits and took up his residence in Kettlersville, where he now owns his own home and is comfortably situated in life. He still, however, occasionally works at his trade. He was married in Cincinnati, O., to Christina Barkman, a daughter of Ernest Barkman, and he and his wife became the parents of a daughter, Sophia, who now resides at the home in
Kettlersville. Mr. Vordermark is one of the prominent citizens of Van Buren township. He belongs to the Lutheran church, and is also a member of the County Fair board, on which, being a practical farmer, he has rendered good service.  Politically he is a Republican. Of his parents' family, in addition to himself, there were four sons and five daughters, namely:
Henry, Fred, Ernest, Adolph, Elizabeth, Catherina, Sophia, Fredrica, and Minnie.

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