Was born in MOnroe county, New York, January 22, 1843 and at age
eight years came with his widowed mother and sister to Steuben county,
Indiana.  When the War of the Rebellion broke out he was prompt to answer
his country's call and became a member of company H, 74th Indiana, and
faced the enemy's bullets at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, in Sherman's
heroic campaign through Georgia to the sea and to many other bloody
field.  The spoken verdict of his comrads was "Henry Hauver was one of
the bravest of soldiers".
        January 13, 1868, he was joined in marriage with Melissa Adelf
Brandeberry, at Metz, where they resided for a number of years.  To this
union were born five children, William B., Lottie, now Mrs. Carl Tuttle,
Gertrude, Vera, now Mrs. Roscoe Lacey, and Mildred, now Mrs. Marshall
Willennar.  All of these together with the wife, three grandchildren, his
mother, Mrs. Pamela Gleason and his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sowle, were
present at the funeral except the wife, who for many years has been an
inmate of the asylum at Logansport, Indiana.
        While living on a farm in richland township, he was elected
assessor, later was chosen trustee of York township and still later was
sheriff of Steuben county for four years, and in all these positions of
trust he was honest and efficient.  In his young manhood he united with
the Christian church at Metz, and on his removal to Angola he and his
family took membership here, wherein he and his family came quickly to
beloved and trusted, and wherein his own life inspired such confidence
that he was made trustee and deacon by his brethren.
        Henry Hauver was a brave man in all the finer meanings of that
word.  He had liked together in his life the courage of the battlefield
and the courage of civic action.  He could always be safely counted upon
the right side of all moral questions.
        After an illness of several weeks the call came at 5 o'clock on
Wednesday evening, Feb. 22, 1911, and he passed to his reward at the age
of 68 years and one month.  Funeral services were held in the Methodist
church on Friday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Elder Vernon
Stauffer, assisted by Rev. M. S. Marble, and attended by a large companmy
of people.  A large number of his comrades attended in a body and thepall
bearers were selected from the men who in Company H stood shoulder to
shoulder with him during the war.  The members of his company who
attended the funeral were as follows:  Lawrence Gates, Salmon Parker, O.
S. Light, Jacob Stetler, William Tasker, George Rummel, Jacob Rummel, Asa
Huffman, Clay Lemmon, R. J. Willard and Ellis M. Lee.  Burial in Circle
Hill Cemetery.

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