Peter J. Lostutter,
farmer, York Township, son of David R. Lostutter, was born in this county in 1832. He grew to maturity in his native county and has always resided there. He worked with his parents till his maturity and then began business for himself. He rented land and worked on the home farm till 1876, when he purchased his present farm of 100 acres, which he has since cultivated. He married in 1855, Sarah S. Richards, native of this county, and daughter of Jacob and Polly (Cooper) Richards, who came to this county more than fifty years ago. Her father is still living, seventy-seven years old. Mr. and Mrs. L. have four children living: David, Leonidas, Fannie B. and Minnie. Three others are dead. Mr. L. has always followed the farm. He enlisted in 1862, in Company H, Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and served until close of war, almost three years. Took part in the battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and many other skirmishes. Was wounded at Stone River in a charge, his horse falling upon him.