From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 680:
Peter Hinwood was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, October 18, 1827, of German parentage.
His father died in 1829 and in 1840 he came with his mother to Steuben County,
where he grew to manhood. He was early inured to the hardships of pioneer
life, with no means but a pair of strong arms and a natural energy and determination
to make a successful issue of life. From a heavily timbered track of
land he improved and made one of the best farms in the county. Where
log cabins once stood he has lived to see erected beautiful residences, and
from a few log houses the growth of the county seat of Steuben County.
Mr. Hinwood was married November 15, 1851 to Elizabeth Kellogg. To
them were born three children -- George, a druggist in Washington Territory;
Sylvester, deceased; and Bell, wife of Charles Buckland, in the government
printing offices of Washington D.C. Mrs. Hinwood died November 2, 1859.
Mr. Hinwood afterward married Mary Kamkamp, a native of Germany, born May
4, 1838, a daughter of John and Margaret (Hussman) Kamkamp, who came to America
in 1845, and located in Steuben County. They have had five children
-- Atta, wife of R.E. Carpenter; Frank (deceased), Lena, Lola (deceased),
and Ernest. Mr. and Mrs. Hinwood are members of the Christian Church.
In politics he is a strong Republican. He has served several years on the
Angola City Board.