From History of Steuben County 1885
Page 749  Salem Township

Joseph KETCHUM, dealer in drugs, tobaccos, stationer;y, etc., Hudson, Ind.,
was born in Huntertown, Allen Co., Ind., in 1854.  He was reared and
educated in his native town, and when nineteen years of age began teaching,
and has taught nine years in Allen, Noble, and Steuben Counties.  He learned
the trade of a shoemaker of his father in his youth and plied the vocation
during his vacations, and after abandoning the school-room devoted his
attention to it till October, 1884.  He moved to Hudson in June, 1877, and
has since made this his home.  In October, 1884, he embarked in his present
business on North Main street, where he keeps a complete stock of everything
in his line.  He is an abliging, courteous gentleman, and is building up a
good trade.  He was married in 1876 to Francis Grieves, daughter of Thomas
Grieves of Steuben Township.  They have had four children; but two are
living - Bertha and Ada.  Two children died in infancy.

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