From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 604-605


Orrin A. Court was born in Marion County, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1833, a son of George and Fanny Court, early settlers of that county, locating there in 1825.  He was reared a farmer remaining with his parents till manhood.  He was married March 4, 1858, to Mary Brinker, a native of Westmoreland County, Pa., born March 12, 1838.  Her parents moved to Marion County when she was a child, and there her mother died and her father still lives.  In 1866 they left Marion County and became identified with the interests of Steuben County, buying a farm in Salem Township, where they lived till September, 1873, when they bought the farm of ninety-five acres on section 8, York Township, where they now live.  They have won many friends since coming to this county, and are among the most prominent citizens of the township.  They are members of the Disciple's church and strict adherents to its tenets.  In politics he is a radical Prohibitionist.  To them have been born ten children-- Fanny, Emma (died when sixteen years of age), John, Mary, Martha, Alma, George, William, Isora, and Curtis.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli