From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 778:

George W. Closson, farmer, section 36, Steuben Township, was born in Genoa Township, Delaware Co., Ohio, Jan. 8, 1816, and remained in his native county till 1852.  He was married in Ohio, to Bertha Thornton Weeks, a native of that State, born in 1819.  While a resident of Ohio Mr. Closson bought eighty acres of land in Steuben Township, forty of which were on section 36 and forty on section 35.  A log cabin had been built and a small patch cleared for a garden.  The timber had been cut from about seven acres, but the stumps had not been removed.  In the fall of 1852 Mr. Closson moved his family to their new home.  They lived in their log cabin till 1869, when he built his present residence.  About two years later he set out an orchard of about three acres.  In 1862 he bought an addition to his farm joining Washington McConnell on the south, and now owns 160 acres of fine land.  He owns forty-five acres of land in Otsego Township, where his father, John Closson, settled in 1852, remaining there till his death.  Mr. and Mrs. Closson have four children -- Edgar W., Mary A., J.C. and Bertha M.  Two children, Adelaide and an infant son, are deceased.  Mr. Closson is one of the successful farmers of Steuben Township, and a representative citizen.