From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 752


John Loughrey, deceased, was born in Pennsylvania in March, 1804, and when eleven years of age moved with his parents to Muskingum County, Ohio, and thence to Richland County, and Seneca County, where he was married in April, 1834, to Charity Young, a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1814.  In 1850 Mr. Loughrey came to Steuben County, and settled on section 3, Salem Township, where his family still reside and where he died March 4, 1865.  Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Loughrey, eight of whom are living -- Nancy R., Emily, Andrew, Mary, George, Elmer, Irvin, and Catherine J.  William Henry died in 1863, aged twenty years.  James died in Ohio at the age of four years.  Andrew and George live in Missouri, and Elmer and Irvin on the old homestead.  Nancy and Catherine also reside at home.  Emily is the wife of Hiram Colwell, of Lagrange County.  Mary is the wife of William Van Wagner, of Pleasant Township.


Submitted by Kim Davoli