From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 740


Seymour S. Butler, deceased, was born in Grand Isle, Vt., Jan. 24, 1832, a son of Jesse Butler, one of the three brothers who settled in Salem Township in 1838.  He remained on his father's farm till after his marriage and then bought the farm on section 9, where his family now live, and where he died April 20, 1882.  He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, serving nine months in the Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry.  He married Albina L. Conger, daughter of Silas and Hannah (Titus) Conger, natives of New York, the father of Albany County, born Jan. 7, 1800, and the mother of Delaware County, born Oct. 30, 1803.  To Mr. and Mrs. Butler were born eight children, four of whom are living-- Roelif E., Loren W., Ora S. and Fred H.  Their eldest, a daughter, died in early infancy.  Selwyn L., Omer C. and Sidney M. all died in childhood.  In 1834 Mrs. Butler's parents moved to Huron County, and in 1843 to Richland County, Ohio, where her mother died the 30th of the following September.  In 1849 the father and all his children, save the eldest son, came to Steuben County, Ind., and settled on the farm now owned by Benjamin Silva.  He subsequently moved to South Bend, where he died Nov. 25, 1869.  He was married again after coming to Steuben County, and his wife died in Salem Township.  His family consisted of six children, all of whom are living-- Nancy O., widow of J. C. Bodley; Casper K., of Nebraska; Morrissa, wife of M. C. Markle; Albina, widow of S. S. Butler; Pembroke S., of Missouri; Selwyn, of Nebraska; Delmar, of Chicago.  Two sons, Pembroke and Selwyn, were members of the Twenty-first Indiana Infantry, afterward the First Indiana Heavy Artillery, in the war of the Rebellion.


Submitted by Kim Davoli