William M. Armstrong
William M. Armstrong was born in this county November 19, 1843, his father being James Martin Armstrong, and his mother Elizabeth Patterson. They came to this county in 1830. Mr. Armstrong enlisted in 1862 as a private, remaining until the end of the war. He was also captain of the Tytus Guards, Company D, Fourth Regiment Ohio National Guards, taking command August 9, 1877. He has been mayor for a year, councilman two years, captain of the fire department six years under the Holly system, and five years under the old Miami volunteers. He was married in Middletown August 26, 1878, to Catherine J. Leibee, daughter of Daniel Leibee and Sarah Enyart, who came here in 1820. She was born in Middletown, March 4, 1840. They have four children: Harry B., Fred M., Paul, and Ada. John Auer was born in Bavaria, Germany, June 7, 1834, and landed in the United States in 1844. He went to work in a tobacco factory at the age of twelve, and worked in it till 1864, beginning a manufactory in that year in Cincinnati. His place of business was moved in 1869 to Middletown, Ohio, where he still remains, conducting a large and extensive business.
From A History and Biographical Cyclopædia of Butler County Ohio, With Illustrations and Sketches of its Representative Men and Pioneers, Western Biographical Publishing Company, Cincinnati Ohio, 1882.