In the Steuben Republican Newspaper, June 20, 1906.

Son of Elijah and Lucy (Horn) Beard was born in Niagara county, N.Y.,
January 3, 1834; died at his home in Hamilton, Indiana, May 16,1906, aged 72
years, 4 months and 13 days.  In 1849 he moved with his parents to Steuben
county, Indiana, where he continued to reside until called to his home "not
made with hands."  November 21, 1858, he married Jane W. Rummel, who shared
with him the toils, cares and pleasures of an active and useful life.  To
this union were born six children, Talma, Henry R., Chas. L., Benj. F.,
David A. and Minnie I.   Three of whom are still living in the vicinity and
with their mother were careful, loving and tender ministers at the bedside
during father's long weeks, even months of illness.  In 1861 he heard his
country's call and enlisted in Co. K, 68th Ohio Inf. and served faithfully
for three long years being honorably discharged in October, 1864.   He was a
charter member of Leaman Griffith Post in which he held positions of trust
and responsibility.  His comrades of G.A.R. were untiring in their efforts
to minister to his comfort during his long hours of suffering in his last
illness.   In 1856 he heard the call of Jesus and as a volunteer entered the
army of God's redeemed.  He was faithful as a soldier fighting well "The
Good Fight," enduring hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  He joined
with his brethern in the erection of a church house in Hamilton in 1885 and
from the constitution of the Church of Christ at this time was one of its
most trusted and faithful members, filling faithfully the office of deacon
all these years and serving in other capacities as occasion demanded.  As
the close of his earthly life grew near he could say with Paul, "I am now
ready to be offered, the hour of my departure is at hand, I have fought the
good fight, I have kept the good faith, I have finished my courage,
henceforth  there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness," and we
believe he was greeted by the plaudit "Well done, good and faithful one,
enter into the joys of thy Lord."  A wife, three children, thirteen
grandchildren, two brothers, one sister, the Grand Army, the church and a
host of friends mourn the departure of Uncle Lum.

Submitted by: Loren Beard