From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 534-535


Frank Haight is a native of St. Joseph County, Mich., born in 1848, a son of Mathias and Harriet M. (Cady) Haight, his father a native of New Columbia, Pa., and his mother of New York.  His grandfather, William Haight, died in St. Joseph County at the age of ninety-seven years.  His Grandfather Cady was a carpenter, and died at the age of ninety-three years, from the effects of a fall from the scaffolding of a church steeple.  In 1852 his parents moved to Tama County, Iowa, at that time the extreme west of civilization.  They had a family of six children -- Gideon M., of Salem, Kas., enlisted in the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry and was captured at Fort Donelson, remaining a prisoner in Libby Prison five months.  Henry, now of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was a member of the Twenty-eighth Iowa Infantry; Frank; John, of Jewell County, Kas.; Mary E., wife of Charles E. Sponsler, and Charles E., of Burr Oak, Kas.  Frank remained at home till 1862 and then went to Burlington, Kas., walking the entire distance, 500 miles in fourteen days.  He remained one summer, and then went to Toledo, Iowa, and remained a year and a half, when he moved to Union Grove.  In 1873 he went to Albert Lea, Minn., and in 1874 came to Michigan.  In 1876 he returned to Iowa and lived in Onawa one season; thence to Woodbury County, and two years later returned to Michigan.  In 1882 he came to Steuben County, and located in Jamestown Township, where he does a general blacksmithing and wagon and carriage repairing business.  He makes a specialty of treating the hoof and shoeing horses, and has met with remarkable success in his treatment.  He travels a part of each year and has won a wide reputation.  Mr. Haight was married in 1873 to Katie Welker, daughter of Daniel and Eliza (Laform) Welker, natives of Pennsylvania.  They have two children -- Fulmer D., born Sept. 23, 1874, and Verna B., born June 9, 1878.



Submitted by Kim Davoli