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PETER BASTIAN was born in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, and removed to Union county, the same State, and thence to Lycoming county in 1812. He purchased a farm, cleared and improved the same, and also built a hotel, which he conducted for many years. It was in Clinton township, now Armstrong, across the river from. Williamsport, and is now owned by different parties. In 1838 he purchased the farm on Loyalsock creek now owned by Dr. Charles Lyon, upon which he lived until his death in 1848. He married Esther Artly, a native of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, who died in 1852. He was a Whig in politics, and a deacon in the Lutheran church. They reared a family of ten children, three of whom are living: Josephine, who married John Bubb; Margaret, who married John Bruner, and John S.
History of Lycoming County, Pa 1892