Was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania on the 5th day of
February, 1833, and passed on to his well earned rest on the 6th day of
October, 1910, at the old homestead,having reached the ripe old age of 77
years, 8 months and 1 day.  He was the last survivor of a family of nine
children.  When three years of age his parents moved from Pennsylvania to
Wayne coutny,Ohio, in 1835, where he lived for some years. and moved to
Steuben county about 1854, and at the age of twenty-four years was united
in marriage to lucinda Smith, Oct. 28, 1858, at coldwater, Mich.  She
departed this life two years ago lacking only seventeen days of being
married fifty years.  To this union were born three children, Elmer
Ellsworth, Amelia and William Henry.  Amelia was called hoome at the age
of 18 years, six months and five days.  To morun with his two sons are
one granddaughter and one grandson, June and ...... Gochenaur, to whom he
was much devoted.
        He lived on his farm in Pleasant township for thirty-eight years,
retiring from active farm work about .... years ago.  He was h ighly
respected and loved by his neighbors and many friends, being upright and
conscientious in all his dealings; faithful and loving to his family and
ever ready to give the helping hand for the needy.
        Funeral services were conducted by Elder Vernon Stauffer in the
M. E. Church, angola, Saturday, Oct. 8, 1910 at 1 o'clock p.m.

Joey Pedigo  jepedigo@juno.com