From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 819

Levi Chard was born in Marion County, Ohio, May 7, 1814, a son of William and Susan Chard.  His father was born in England and died in Lower Sandusky, Ohio, in 1823.  His mother was a native of Ohio and died in Steuben County, Ind., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Betsey Shaffer.  Levi Chard was reared in Ohio and there married, Feb. 3, 1834, Lydia Harriman.  In the fall of 1837 they came to Steuben County, and the first year lived on land rented of J. Croy, in Jackson Township.  Mr. Chard then bought forty acres on section 18, Otsego Township, where they lived three years when they moved to Illinois, but subsequently returned to Steuben County and bought forty acres on section 17, Otsego Township.  To this he has added till he now owns 109 acres.  Mr. Chard was a man who found pleasure in the life of a pioneer.  Of a strong, robust habit, he was fond of out-door life and of the chase, deer hunting being his favorite pastime.  Coming as he did in the early settlement of the county he has assisted materially in its development.  The first time he visited Fort Wayne he passed but three houses from his home to the latter place.  To Mr. and Mrs. Chard have been born eight children, but two of whom are living -- Charles and Enoch.  Charles married Anna Dotts and is a resident of Otsego Township.  Enoch married Susan Dutter, daughter of George and Anna Dutter, and lives on the homestead.  Phoebe Ann married William Dutter and died aged twenty-one years.  Five died in infancy, the eldest a short time after coming to Steuben County, aged eighteen months.  In politics Mr. Chard is a Democrat, but in local elections votes for the man he considers the best qualified for the office.