From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 568-569



Robert McCuen, farmer, Fremont Township, was born in County Entrim, Ireland, June 23, 1824, where he grew to manhood and married Miss Nancy Maxwell.  In 1853 he left his native county and came to America, locating in Detroit, Mich., where he was employed as watchman at the freight house of the Michigan Central Railroad.  In 1859 he removed to Steuben County, Ind., and bought a farm in Fremont Township.  He was in very limited circumstances when he came to the county, but he has been prosperous, and has paid for his farm, and now has a pleasant and comfortable home.  He owns eighty acres of land a mile from Fremont, valued at $50 an acre.  His residence and farm buildings are all in good repair, and his home betokens a thrifty owner.  Mr. McCuen enlisted in the war of the Rebellion in the fall of 1864 in Company A, One Hundred and Forty-second Indiana Infantry, and served till the close of the war.  His regiment was assigned to guard duty at Nashville and participated in the last battle at that place.  While in the army he contracted rheumatism and heart disease, and has never fully recovered from its effects.  Mr. and Mrs. McCuen have had six children; five are living -- Mary Ann, wife of Henry Grim; Elizabeth, Agnes, Kate and Lucinda.  Agnes is attending Hillsdale College, and three of the daughters are successful school-teachers.  Mr. McCuen is a member of the Methodist and his wife of the Presbyterian church.



Submitted by Kim Davoli