Biography of Peter Charpiot
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

Mr. Charpiot is a leading representative of the business interests of Stryker, Williams county, being a prominent hardware merchant of that place. Of excellent business ability and broad resources, he has attained a leading place among the substantial citizens of this part of the county. having won success by his well directed, energetic efforts, and the prosperity that has come to him is well deserved.

Mr. Charpiot was born September 23, 1835, in France, where he was reared, and where he learned the tanner's trade. In 1854 he crossed the Atlantic, and after spending three months in Defiance, Ohio, he came to Williams county. He worked at his trade for four years in West Unity, and then opened a small tin shop in Stryker. adding to it a limited stock of hardware a year later. As his trade increased he gradually enlarged his stock to meet the growing demand, and now has a large and well equipped store. While in West Unity his store was destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of nine thousand dollars, and in January, 1897, his store in Stryker was burned, the damage amounting to eighteen thousand dollars, but it was partly covered by insurance. As soon as possible, he resumed business, however, and today enjoys an excellent trade.

In West Unity, Mr. Charpiot was united in marriage to Miss Elise Peugeot. who was also a native of France. and to them were born six children. namely: Edward. Leo, Leah, Emil, living, and two - Henry and George - deceased. The mother of these died June 30, 1876. and on November 26, 1876, Mr. Charpiot married Louise Charpiot, a second cousin (their grandfathers being brothers), who was born November 13, 1838, in France, coming to America in 1861. For fifteen years she lived in New York City. By this marriage there is one daughter, Alice, now the wife of Charles Grisier, of Wauseon, Ohio, where he is engaged in the insurance business. As a business man Mr. Charpiot has been enterprising, energetic and always abreast of the times, and besides his property in Stryker he now owns about five hundred acres of valuable land in Williams county. He has ever taken an active interest in public affairs, gives his political support to the Democratic party, and has efficiently served in the capacity of school director and councilman. His life record is well worthy of emulation, and contains many valuable lessons of incentive, showing the possibilities that are open to young men who wish to improve every opportunity for advancement.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

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