Steuben County Newspaper. Sept., 1921
Grove J. Duke, son of Wright and Ann Duke, was born in Millgrove Township May 10, 1850.  Three sisters and one half brother completed the family circle of which a sister, Mrs. Julia Hanselman is the only one now living.  During his boyhood, his parents moved to Columbia, Ohio, where they lived until he was 10 years old, when they returned to Millgrove.  On Feb. 10, 1878 he was united in marriage to Emma Moore of Greenfield Mills, and for 43 years they were permitted to live their lives together in Orland and vicinity.  Besides the wife and sister, there are left to mourn a son, Claude, two daughters, Mrs. Maude Munch of Orland, and Mrs. Grace Knecht of Montpelier, Ohio, 15 grandchildren and many friends and neighbors.  Mr. & Mrs. Duke united with the Methodist Church some 28 years ago.  He also was a member of the I.O.O.F. Order until recently.  He was a great lover of children and his beautiful lawn was a favorite playground not only for his grandchildren, but for all the children in the neighborhood.  He was self reliant and reserved, but beneath the reserve, friends and neighbors found a kindly spirit manifesting itself in generous service.  He was an industrious man, and although his health had been failing for several years, he never entirely gave up his work as a farmer and mechanic.  Less than a week ago he was about his daily tasks when the message came that his work was done, and after a few days of painless rest, he fell asleep knowing that his loved ones were all with him.  Services were held at the home, Thursday, Sept. 22 at 2:00 pm.  He was laid to rest at the Green Lawn Cemetery.
Contributed by: Connie Hatch