John H. DWYER, 1842
"Portrait and Biographical Record of Stark Co., OH" pub 1892, Chapman Bros.
John H. DWYER: Mr. DWYER claims Michigan as his native State and was born near Dexter, Washtenaw Co., on the 15th of Sept., 1842. He is of irish parentage, his parents, James and Mary (BAHAN) DWYER being natives of that country. --- The mother was but seven years of age when she emigrated with her parents to America and Settled with them in Michigan. After marriage, the parents of our subject moved to La Porte Co., IN and there made their home for many years. There the father's death occurred in 1860. The original of this notice was fifth in order of birth of a large family, and it fell on him to assist his mother in taking care of the younger children after the death of his father. In 1869 he went to South Bend, IN and when twenty-eight years of age was married there, on the 7th of May, 1872, to Catherine L. MAUDRU, a native of Stark Co, OH, born Oct. 13, 1845, but who was residing in South Bendat the time of her marriage. Our subject made his home in South Bend until 1878, after which he went to Poweshiek Co, IA. ---he continued to resides for twelve years. On the 1st of Apr, 1890, he left the farm, although he still owns it, and moved to Louisville (Stark Co., OH). --- his marriage was blessed by the birth of seven children, viz: Mary A., born Apr. 24, 1875, at South Bend, IN' John Joseph, born in South Bend, IN, on the 21st of Mar., 1876; Florence, born in Powesheik Co., IA, Mar. 4, 1879; Charles, born in the same county, Dec. 27, 1882; James, born in that county in 1885; Lewis, born in the same county, Nov. 27, 1887; and Rosetta, born in Louisville, OH, on the 22nd of Jun., 1891.