Mr. Wittmeier, the owner and proprietor of this establishment, is one of Augusta's substantial citizens, an active Democrat, and an adroit politician. Mr. Wittmeier was born in Prussia, April 22, 1840, and came to America in 1813, settling in Brown County, Ohio. For several years he was a pilot on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In 1861, he enlisted with the Ninth Ohio Infantry with the volunteers. He was in the battles of Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Mills Springs, and Pittsburgh Landing, and was discharged in 1864.
He came to Augusta and entered into the business of buying cattle in the surrounding county and preparing fresh meat for the market. In 1886 he married Miss Eliza Schoolfield. Mr. Wittmeier was a member of the City Council for many years.
From an 1897 edition of Headlight: Sights and Scenes Along the C. & O. Route which featured Augusta.