John Attig


JOHN ATTIG, who has been an esteemed citizen of Steubenville for the past fifty years, was born in Adams county, Penn., March 29, 1820. He is the son of John and Susannah (Sultzbough) Attig, both of whom were natives of York county, Penn. His grandparents on both sides were natives of Germany. When he was a child his parents removed to Perry county, Penn., where he spent his boyhood in the village of Bloomfield. His father died at that place, but his mother survived a number of years, dying at the home of her son, John Attig, in Steubenville. The latter learned the trade of a carpenter at Bloomfield, with his father, and in about 1837 came to Steubenville, where he was engaged as a carpenter and contractor about half a century. Mr. Attig was married October 29, 1843 to Martha McCready, who was born in Washington county, Penn., May 24, 1824, daughter of David and Martha (Jones) McCready, natives of the same county. Her father was of Scotch, and her mother of English, descent. Mr. and Mrs. Attig have had six children: William, Elizabeth, Martha Ann, David S., George M. and John H., of whom the eldest died at the age of seven years. Mrs. Attig is a member of the Episcopal church. He is a member of the Methodist Protestant church and of the Masonic lodge. Since 1856 he has been a devoted republican. He has served on the city council three years and on the board of equalization of Steubenville nine years. In March 1889 he was elected street commissioner, the duties of which office he is now performing in a very satisfactory manner. Mr. Attig is an honest and upright man, and is highly regarded wherever he is known.

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