Isaac Harter, farmer, P. O. Conant, was born in Amanda Township, this county, March 17, 1837, and is the only surviving child of Charles and Susan (Carr) Harter, and a grandson of Jacob and Rebecca (Copus) Harter, who were among the very early settlers of this county. Our subject was but six months old at the death of his fater, and at the age of eleven years was also bereft of a mother's care. He was thus thrown upon his own resources, although part of his early life was spent with his grandparents. His education was necessarily limited, and he entered upon his career in life with nothing but his own labor to depend upon, but bing possessed of a stout heart and energetic nature, he determined to make his way in the world. As a result of his industry and economy he was enabled to purchase a small piece of land in 1862. Three years later he volunteered his services to his country, enlisting in Company E, One Hundred and Ninety-Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served tillthe close of the war. After that he returned to agricultrual pursuits and has now a fine farm, highly cultivated and well supplied with substantial buildings. Mr. Harter was married January 23, 1860, to Elizabeth Eley, born April 26, 1841, in Amanda Township, daughter of Peter and Rosanna (Place) Eley. To this union have been born five children: Susan, Cora, Bell, Emma E., Charles (deceased) and Lillie (deceased). Mr. Harter is a member of the G. A. R. Post at Spencerville; is an adherent of the Christian church. He is not a politician but votes for men and principles.


From "History of Allen County, Ohio," Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885