From "Centennial History of Coshocton County", Vol. 1, Bahmer, 1909, pp. 449-450:




        David Everhart, deceased, was born in White Eyes township. Coshocton county, Ohio, March 8, 1833, his parents being Frederick and Elizabeth (Mizer) Everhart, who were natives of Washington county, Pennsylvania , and were among the earliest settlers of White Eyes township. Their family numbered four children, all of whom are now deceased.

        David Everhart was reared on the old home farm in his native township and assisted his father in the work of the fields until the latter's death. In 1871 he purchased the farm of one hundred and eleven acres in White Eyes township that is now owned by his children, and there successfully carried on agricultural pursuits until called to his final rest. In addition to the work of general farming he was also extensively engaged in stock-raising and bought and sold a great many horses. In fact, he was one of the best judges of horse flesh in the county, being able to give the correct value of an animal almost at a glance. He was well known and highly esteemed as one of the prosperous and enterprising citizens of the community, and gained the confidence and good will of all with whom he came in contact by reason of his straightforward and honorable dealings under all circumstances. The main portion of the residence which stands on the Everhart farm is over one hundred years old and was one of the first frame houses erected in this part of the county. The same floor and the same plastering have done service since the time of its construction.

        On the 16th of January, 1862, Mr. Everhart was united in marriage to Miss Sophia Gonter, whose birth occurred in Tuscarawas county, Ohio , July 2, 1840, her parents being Jacob and Elizabeth (Stilgenbower) Gonter, the former a native of Tuscarawas county and the latter of Germany . The mother was born in 1813 and when eighteen years of age accompanied her parents on their emigration to the new world, the family home being established in Tuscarawas county, Ohio . There she gave her hand in marriage to Jacob Gonter and they resided on a farm in that county until the time of their demise. The father of Mrs. Everhart, whose birth had occurred in 1814, passed away August 5, 1898, while her mother's death occurred on the 7th of October, 1884. Unto this worthy couple were born seven children, six of whom still survive, namely: Mrs. Everhart; Elizabeth, the wife of Samuel Wyler, of Ragersville , Ohio ; Mary, the wife of John Saunterman, of Tuscarawas county. Ohio; Sylvester, a resident of White Eyes township; Adeline, the wife of Adam Dook, of White Eyes township; and George, living in Tuscarawas county.


        Unto Mr. and Mrs. Everhart were born six children, as follows: Calvin, of White Eyes township; Mary E., the wife of Wilber Ely, of Crawford township; Saloma, the wife of Jacob Leavengood, Coshocton; Walter, a resident of Coshocton; Ella, the wife of Henry Hooper, of Keene township; and Milton, who operates the home farm for his mother.


        In his political views Mr. Everhart was a republican, while his religious faith was indicated by his membership in the English Lutheran church, with which his widow is identified. Mrs. Everhart has won the regard and friendship of all who know her because of her genuine personal worth and many excellent traits of heart and mind.