The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 755, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"PETER A. FOLLMAR was born in Germany August 6, 1851, and is one of the six children born to JOSEPH and MARY (BROCKMAN) FOLLMAR. The names of the children were CATHARINE, PETER, ANDREW, MARY, JOHN, and JOHN A. CATHERINE, ANDREW, and the two JOHN's are deceased. The father was born in 1820; he was a shoemaker, came to America in 1860, engaged in farming, and died in this county in 1868. PETER A. came here with his father, and worked on the home farm until 1878, when he began shoe-making, at which he continued about a year. In 1879, he came to Monterey, and shortly afterward erected a fine two-storied brick hotel and saloon, with commodious stable, at a cost of $3,700. He was married, October 14, 1872, to JOSEPHINA KEITZER, who has borne him four children - MARY, VICTOR, BERTHA and JOSEPH. BERTHA is dead. MR. FOLLMAR has acted in the capacity of Justice of the Peace of Monterey for seven and a half years, and is a man of intelligence and worth."