Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Death of Another Old Settler

Marietta Intelligencer, March 16, 1853

Mr. John Wizer, one of the early settlers of Ohio, died last week at the residence of his son-in-law, Stephen Davis, in Marietta, at the advanced age of 84 years.  Mr. Wizer started from New England with the first company of emigrants to the North Western Territory, but when the company arrived at Wheeling, he was left there in charge of the cattle, and did not arrive here until some time after the "landing," on the 7th of April 1788.  He has resided here ever since the summer of '33, and we suppose was the last survivor of the pioneer company.

Will not some one furnish us a more extended obituary notice than we are able to write?  Many facts in his history must be worthy of preservation, and will be read with interest by many, probably all, of our citizens.

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