John was born about 1809 in Switzerland, the son of unknown parents.
His wife was Rachel Matheny. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their six known children were Samuel (c1842-?), Ann Elizabeth (c1844-?), Elijah Gad (c1848-?), Aaron C (1850-?), Martha (c1852-?) and William (c1855-?).
!Source: Daniel Shawn Huffman.