Obadiah Ramseyer,

farmer and blacksmith of Prairie Twp., Tipton Co., Ind., is a native of Switzerland Co., Ind., where he was born June 29, 1832. He is a son of Daniel and Martha Ramseyer. Obadiah was reared on a farm, and resided with his parents until he attained his majority (sic). At that time he was married to Miss Susanna POSTEN, daughter of Levi Posten, of Jefferson Co., Ind. They have a family of nine children: Daniel, died at the age of nine; William and Preston (twins), Nancy A., George B. McClellan, Elizabeth and James A. After his marriage, he removed to Howard Co., Ind., and worked at his trade (blacksmith), which he had learned in his youth. In the year 1859, he removed to Prairie Twp., Tipton Co., Ind., where he now resides, engaged in farming and working at his trade. He served one year in the United States Army during the late Civil War, and participated in several engagements, principal of which was the siege of Mobile. Politically, Mr. Ramseyer is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for James Buchanan for President. At present he is filling the position of Postmaster at Groomsville, Tipton Co., which he has occupied for eight years. As a citizen, he stands high in the estimation of his fellows.

The Heady Family Newsletter, and from Howard and Tipton County, Indiana History, p. 368 (1883)..
Transcription by Ruth A. Hoggatt