Source: T.B. Helm, History of Wabash County, Indiana (1884), p. 295.
ELI C. OHMART, M.D. physician, North Manchester, is a son of Joel and Phebe (Frantz) Ohmart, and was born May 6, 1859, in Pleasant Township, Wabash Co., Ind. His parents came to this county in 1840, and for many years his father was a school teacher, teaching both German and English. By trade he is a carpenter, but some years ago adopted the farmer's vocation, and purchased a farm about two miles west of North Manchester, where he resided until 1883. The parents are members of the German Baptist Church, in which the father holds the office of Deacon. At the age of fourteen years, the subject of this sketch began teaching school. Later, he entered the Normal College at Valparaiso, Ind., where he graduated. He also attended the college at Oberlin, Ohio, one year. He studied medicine with Dr. Winton, and graduated from the medical college at Ann Arbor, Mich. He was married, September 1, 1878 to Miss Minnie E. Dixson, a native of La Porte, Ind., and daughter of John H. Dixson, a native of Ireland. Her mother, whose maiden name was Mary Calahan, was born at Toronto, Canada. Dr. Ohmart and wife are the parents of three children--Junnie V., Carlyle and Raymond. Dr. Ohmart is the descendant of German ancestors, though of remote date. His father's great-grandfather came to the United States from Germany, and his grandfather came from Virginia to Ohio in 1817, where he died at the age of one hundred and nine years. The grandmother died at the age of sixty-five years. Dr. Ohmart is very pleasantly situated in the city of North Manchester, and enjoys a large and lucrative practice.