Abraham L. Bigler, a Beavercreek township farmer and proprietor of a farm in the Alpha neighborhood, on which he has made his home since 1907, was born in York county, Pennsylvania, October 13, 1861, and has been a resident of Ohio since he was twenty years of age. His parents, Abraham and Elizabeth (Overholser) Bigler, were both also born in Pennsylvania and there spent all their lives. They were married in York county in 1860 and were the parents of three sons, the subject of this sketch, the firstborn, having two brothers, William Henry Bigler, a farmer, now living in Texas, and John Andrew Bigler, who is unmarried and who is making his home with his brother Abraham.

Reared in his native county, Abraham L. Bigler there received his schooling and early took up practical farming, beginning to make his own way when he was twelve years of age. In 1881 he came to Ohio and took employment on the Albert Ankeney farm in Beavercreek township, this county, remaining there for six years, in the meantime, on December 23, 1886. being united in marriage to Elizabeth Wingerter, daughter of Theodore Wingerter, of this county. After leaving the Ankeney farm Mr. Bigler began farming on his own account on the Harbine farm and continued making his home in this county, renting various farms, until 1901, when he went over into Montgomery county, where he was for six years engaged in farming. In 1905 he bought the farm of twenty acres on which he is now living in Beavercreek township and two years later moved onto the same and has ever since made his home there. Mr. Bigler is a Repulilican, is the present party committeeman from his precinct and has served for two terms as road supervisor in his district. He is a member of the local Grange and he and his family are members of the Reformed church. Mr. and Mrs. Bigler have six children, namely: Carl Edgar, a Beavercreek township farmer, who married Naomi Shellebarger and has one child, Glena; Mary Catherine, who married Grover Wolf and has two children, Clifford Alton and Carrie Elizabeth; Martha Elizabeth, who married Arthur Wead and has a son, Franklin; John Theodore, a farmer, unmarried; William Albert, also an unmarried farmer, and Mabel Clara.

 

 

From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F.Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918