From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 814
LUMAN H. BEARD, son of Elijah and Lucy(Horn) Beard, was born in Niagara
County, N.Y., Jan. 3, 1834. He remained with his parents till manhood,
receiving a common school education. He was married Nov. 21, 1858, to Jane
W. Rummel, a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, born Feb. 12, 1835, a
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Rummel. Oct. 28, 1861, Mr. Beard enlisted in
Company K, Sixty-eighth Ohio Infantry; participated in the battle of Fort
Donnelson. He was in the hospital the greater part of the time doing duty
when able. In 1863 he was transferred to the invalid corps, and in 1863-'4
was on duty in Evansville, Ind. He was discharged in October, 1864, and
after his return home bought eighty acres of land on section 34, his present
home, which he has improved and now has one of the best farms in the
township. To Mr. and Mrs. Beard have been born six children- Talma died in
infancy; Henry R. was married in 1884 to Ida May Noragon; Charles L. died
Feb. 9, 1884, aged twenty years; Benjamin F., David A. and Minnie J. are at
home. They with their son Benjamin F. are members of the Christian church.
Charles was also a member of the church and a very estimable young man. Mr.
Beard is an upright, honorable, citizen, and one of the leading farmers of
the township. He is a member of Baron Steuben Post, No. 387, G.A.R., of
which he is Quartermaster.
Submitted by: James L. Davis