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Excerpted From:

History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania
Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889
Page 282

Transcribed by Mike Beymer

Simon Beymer was born in Somerset county, Pa. in 1782, and was descended from the early German settlers of Eastern Pennsylvania. His wife Ann Clark was born in the same locality (top of Laurel hill) in 1779, and came of Scotch lineage. In 1805 this couple went to Guernsey county, Ohio, and founded Beymerstown (now Washington), where Simon Beymer and his brother Henry were the first settlers. Simon built a hotel which was called the "Black Bear" in 1805, and lived there till his death in 1848. He raised a company for the war of 1812, and was elected captain. After the war he was made general of the militia. His widow continued to conduct the hotel with the aid of her son John, and after the death of the latter he was succeeded by another son Conrad. Mrs. Beymer died in 1874. The family, which included seven sons and two daughters, associated with the Lutheran Church. The third son George, married Nancy A. Clark, a native of Washington county, Pa. and settled on a farm in Perry county, Ohio.


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