The book "The 1955 History of Steuben County, Indiana" by Harvey W. Morley has mention of Montie E. Dewire on p. 557

  "The family of Monterville Dewire came from Allen County, Kansas, in 1882, to Edon, Ohio, and in 1886 moved to a farm in Richland Township, Steuben County, Ind.
  Montie E. Dewire was born on December 4, 1891, on this farm, which is now owned and occupied by his son Van. He was the only childe of Willard C. and Myrta (Robinett) Dewire. Willard Dewire was born in Allen County, Kansas, the son of Monterville Dewire. Myrta Dewire was the daughter of Thomas Robinett, a pioneer farmer of Richland Township.
  When Montie was four years old his parents purchased a farm in the southeast part of Richalnd Township, and here he spent his entire life. He received his elementary school education in the nearby Bethel school, and attended High School at Edon, Ohio, where he graduated in 1909. He also attended Wisconsin and Purdue Universities for short term winter courses in agriculture.
  On December 20, 1912, he married Ethel Ingram, daughter of Sherman and Laura (Gonser) Ingram of Edon, Ohio. His parents moved to Edon, Ohio, and he took over the management of the farming operations, including feeding and shipping of livestock, which his father had established, and they worked in partnership as W.C. Dewire and Son until his father's death in 1938. They were associated with the Edon Hoop and Lumber Company, and were directors of the Farmer's National Bank of Edon. After his father's death, his son Van became his partner and they worked as M.E. Dewire and Son.
  Montie was fond of sports and played football both in High School and, later, on a town team. In 1915 he took up trapshooting and achieved an enviable national reputation as one of the best. In 1915 he tied for the National Championship at the Grand American Handicap Shoot in Chicago, and in 1932 he won the most coveted Championship of North America at Vandalia, Ohio. Through the years he won the Indiana State Championship eight different times.
  He was very fond of hunting and took advantage of every opportunity to indulge in this sport, choice of which was a week or two each October hunting Ruffed Grouse in Michigan.
  Montie was a member of the Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge in Edon, Ohio.
  Montie passed away on September 3, 1948, and is survived by his wife Ethel, and their six children. Myra married Arthur J. Fear and they live in Norwalk, California, with two children; Marie married Carleton rockey, they have two children and live in Wauseon, Ohio; Van married Milfred Scott, they live on the homestead in Richland Township, and they have four children; Mildred married Waldo Johnson, they have four children and live in Williams County, Ohio; Marian married Howard Nesbitt, land they live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with their two children; Connie married Sue Gearhart, he is in Military service at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. Upon discharge, he will return to the farm in Richland Township, now occupied by his mother, and go into partnership with his brother, Van. These are two separate farms, the one near Alvarado where Van resides, and where Monterville Dewire settled with his family in 1886; the other two miles south, where Connie will live on his return."

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