Hovarter, Henry, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, November 24, 1836,
and was the eldest son of John and Nancy Hovarter. His mother's maiden
name was Weirick, and her parents both natives of Germany. He came
with his parents from Ohio to Steuben County in 1846, and was married,
October 26, 1858, to Miss Catharine Hartman, of Fairfield Township, DeKalb
Co., Ind. About six
months after his marriage, he moved on to his present farm, and went to work to make a home for himself and wife. Their marriage was blessed with five children, as follows: Issa, William F., John Almon, Jacob I., and Manuel I. Mr. Hovarter commenced life with nothing, and the only assistance he and his good wife have had in life, is $500, which Mrs. Hovarter received from her father. With this assistance, and with his own and his wife's industry and good management, he has today, one of the best farms and buildings in the county, well situated, one mile from Turkey Creek Post Office, and is surrounded with whatever is necessary to make the evening of his life pass pleasantly away.
Submitted by J.A. Childers