From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana



Harvey D. Ellis, senior member of the firm of Ellis & Son, general merchants, York Center, Ind., was born in Montgomery County, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1829, the only child of Moses and Marinda (Davis) Ellis.  When he was about five years of age his parents moved to Cattaraugus County, N. Y., and thence to Erie County, Pa., and in 1857 came to Steuben County and settled in York Township where they both died several years ago.  They were members of the Baptist church and conscientious and devoted Christians.  Harvey D. Ellis was married in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., to Emily Card, a native of Rhode Island.  To them have been born four children-- Dora, wife of Enoch Davis; Egbert, of this township; William H., partner of his father, married Ethie Plumly, and has one child, Vera; and Permelia, wife of Louis Southworth.  Mr. Ellis owns a residence property of thirty-four acres of land and also the store and fixtures where he is doing business.  The genial and accommodating manners of the proprietors have built for them a large and constantly increasing trade.  They also buy and ship produce which in itself is a good business.  Mr. Ellis is Postmaster at York Center.


Submitted by Kim Davoli