From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 665.


Samuel Anspaugh, Superintendent of the Steuben County Poor Farm, was born in Florence, Williams Co., Ohio, July 16, 1852, a son of John and Sarah (Cain) Anspaugh. His parents were married in Williams County in 1846. They moved to Steuben County, Ind., in 1878 and located on the farm where they now live. They have had a family of seven children Jacob A. J., Samuel, Hester Ann (wife of Charles Bowles), Benjamin F. (deceased), John L., Amanda J., and Henry G. Mr. Anspaugh was originally a Jackson Democrat, but being opposed to slavery he joined the Whig party, and since its organization has affiliated with the Republican party. He and his wife are members of the United Brethren church. Samuel Anspaugh received a liberal education in his native county. He was reared on a farm and since reaching manhood has followed agricultural pursuits. In1878 he was appointed Superintendent of the County Poor Farm, and has filled the position efficiently and satisfactorily. He is a member of Angola Lodge, No. 236, F. & A. M., an organization in which he takes a deep interest. He was married Jan. 1, 1876, to Maggie Cameron, daughter of John and Mary Cameron, early settlers of Steuben County.


Submitted by: David D. Masterson