From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 773.


Julius Ball resides in section21, Steuben Township, on land entered by his father, Gideon Ball, in 1836.  He was born in Ontario County, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1820, and was sixteen years of age when he came to Steuben County.  His farm originally contained 160 acres, but to this he has added forty acres, and now has one of the finest farms in the township.  He is one of the few representatives living of the pioneers of 1836.  He was married in 1859 to Lucy A. Tuttle, a native of Sandusky County, Ohio, born Sept. 9, 1829.  They have three children – Charles Ford, Gideon Grant and Carl Claude.  Mrs. Ball’s parents, Van Rensselaer and Patience (Powell) Tuttle.   Her father was born in Mount Morris, Livingston Co., N. Y., in 1789, and removed to Pennsylvania.  He was married in 1812.  About 1825 he moved to Ohio, and in 1869 to Steuben County, Ind., to live near his children.  He died Jan. 17, 1870, and his wife in 1877.  They had a family of twelve children, all of whom lived to maturity.  Mr. Ball is the owner of the beautiful park at Pleasant Lake, Ind.


Submitted by:  David D. Masterson