Steuben Republican

Lyman J. Caswell

Son of Jotham and Mary Worden Caswell, was born in New York, June 26, 1830, and departed this life at his home in Scott Township, Dec 4, 1909, aged 79 years, 5 months and 8 days, being the last of a family of thirteen.  *(this is an error Lyman J. was the second youngest, Andrew
D. was born after him)  While small, his parents moved near Paynesville, Ohio, where they lived a short time then came to Indiana, locating northeast of Fremont for some years, where his mother died when he was about ten years old.

The father kept the family together unti his death four years later.  When the home was brokend and Lyman was left to care for himself at the age of fourteen.  On Nov 14, 1858 he was united in marriage to Jane Ann Klock.  To this union were born two children who prec eded him to the
spirit land.  The greater  part of his married life of over fifty-one years, was spent in Scott township where he made many friends.  He was for many years an active memeber of the Masonic lodge of Fremont, Indiana.  He was also, until advanced years prevented his attending, a member of the order of the Eastern Star at Hall's Corners.  He leaves to mourn their loss, a devoted wife, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Elder Vernon Stauffe.... at the late home, Monday Dec 6.

Submitted by:
Kathy Caswell Rinke