From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 641


Jesse Greenamyer was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, March 8, 1818.  In 1826 his parents, Daniel and Betsey E. Greenamyer, moved to Trumbull County, and here a year later his father was accidentally killed at the raising of a log house.  His mother, with the family, returned to Columbiana County, and there Jesse Greenamyer lived till he was fifteen years of age, when he started in life for himself.  His mother died in that county.  Mr. Greenamyer was married in Portage County, Ohio, March 1, 1840, to Mary Paul, who was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 25, 1818.  They have six children-- Mrs. Sarah Beckwith, residing in California; Mrs. Mary E. Bunker, living in Fremont; Mrs. Eliza G. Reppert, of Branch County, Mich.; Mrs. Harriet M. Green, of Kansas; George W. and Solomon L., of Steuben County.  October, 1854, our subject came to this county and located on the farm he now owns and occupies in section 6, this township.  This farm contains 115 acres.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Greenamyer are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church of forty-four years standing.  Solomon is a member of the Evangelical church.  Mr. Greenamyer has been a Republican ever since the organization of the party and before that a Whig.  He is industrious and frugal, honest and upright in all his intercourse with others, a good citizen and loyal to all good work.


Submitted by Kim Davoli