From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
George R. Farnum was born in Coldwater, Mich., Aug. 28, 1851, the only son of George V. and Frank C. (Willey) Farnum. He has always made his father's house his home, and in August, 1876, succeeded him in business. He received a good practical education which fitted him for the active business of life. He has a general stock of groceries, dry-goods, hardware, crockery, etc., and is doing a good business which is constantly increasing. Mr. Farnum is a genial, accommodating young man and is a general favorite with all classes of citizens, both in business and social circles. He is an honorable, enterprising citizen and in 1884 was elected one of the Justices of the Peace of Otsego Township. He was married Christmas day, 1876, to Frances E. Kepler, a native of Steuben County, born Aug. 19, 1855, daughter of Jeremiah and Susan (Griffith) Kepler.
Submitted by Kim Davoli