From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 737-738


Charles Brown is a native of Crawford County, Ohio, born in 1843.  He came from Fulton County, Ohio, to Steuben County, Ind., in November, 1869, and settled on section 14, Salem Township.  In the fall of 1877 he bought what is known as the Dutch mill, a saw-mill on section 13.  It is run by steam-power, and has a capacity for cutting 4,000 feet of lumber per day.  Sept. 7, 1861, Mr. Brown enlisted in the Fifteenth Ohio Infantry and served three years.  He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Stone River and Chickamauga.  At the latter place, Sept. 19, 1863, he was wounded and taken prisoner.  He was confined in Libby Prison a few days and then taken to the Alabama hospital where he remained till Nov. 18, following, when he was paroled and was exchanged at Camp Chase the following June.  He has never fully recovered from the effects of his wounds and the subsequent exposure and hardships.  He married Harriet Sophia Amerman, daughter of Peter D. Amerman.  They have two children, twin daughters -- Lura Bell and Lelia Dell, born March 31, 1884.


Submitted by Kim Davoli