From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 533


Charles T. Dewey was born in Niagra County, N. Y., in 1830, a son of Truman C. and Wealthy (Foreman) Dewey.  His parents moved to Ashtabula County, Ohio, when he was a child, and subsequently to Kalamazoo, Mich.  In 1849 they moved to Steuben County, Ind.  Charles T. has been an industrious, energetic man from his youth and is now reaping the reward of his early years of toil.  He owns eighty acres of the old homestead entered by his father and to that has added eighty acres.  His thrift and good management have made his home one of the best in the township.  He is a man of excellent judgment, strict integrity, and is one of the prominent and influential farmers of the township.  He was married in 1852 to Amanda Burdick who died in 1861, leaving one son-- Frank.  In 1862 he married Elmira D. Shutts, daughter of Charles and Susan (Ritchie) Shutts.  They have four children-- Fred N., a teacher in the Orland High School; Alice R., a teacher of the Jamestown schools; Herman R. and Gracie M.  Mr. and Mrs. Dewey are members of the Congregational church at Fremont.  He is a member of Angola Lodge, No. 210, F. & A. M.; Angola Chapter, No. 58, R. A. M., and Council, No. 27, R. & S. M.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli