Peter Gundy was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, December 29, 1831. His parents were Noah and Anna (Line) Gundy, the former native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Fairfield, County, Ohio, both of England descent. Our subject was raised on the farm his father was reared on, and at the age of twenty-three he began to work for himself by engaging to work on a farm near Ft. Wayne, by the month.
In 1856, he took a trip to Missouri, and remained one summer, but returned to Ft. Wayne about the 1st of February 1857. On the 8th of this month, he was married to Miss Mary A. Miller. This union was blessed with six children: Ida A., who died when about six years of age: Florence A. (Mrs. Thomas Daugherty), Ulysses A., Elizabeth, Sarah C. (Mrs. Henry Holmes), and an infant who died in infancy, unnamed. Mrs. Gundy is a member of the Untied Brethren Church. Mr. Gundy is a solid Republican and took part in the late war. He enlisted in Company C, Fifty-fourth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, under Capt. L. C. Becford, and took part in the battle of Vicksburg. He mustered out in 1863, and returned home. He came to this county 1861, and settled on the farm where he now resides in Section 31 Jefferson Twp. He now owns 159 acres of fine improved land, which he has developed from the woods. By dint of industry and perseverance, he has succeeded in proving himself with a comfortable home. It has taken years of hard and earnest toil, but Mr. Gundy never despaired but kept steadily on. Farming has been his life occupation, and he can be classed among Jefferson's most successful farmers.