From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
Samuel Menges was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1840, and in 1853 came to Steuben County, Ind., with his parents. He enlisted in March, 1865, in the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Indiana Infantry and served fill the close of the war. His regiment was stationed at Wilmington, Del., doing provost duty. After the war he engaged in agricultural pursuits and bought ninety-eight acres of land on the northwest quarter of section 9, of his father, Adam Menges, and twenty acres adjoining of George W. McConnell. In 1883 he built a fine residence and his improvements are now among the best in the county. Mr Menges was married to Mary A. Wolf, daughter of William Wolf, of Steuben Township. Mr. and Mrs. Menges have two children, a son and a daughter--Judson and Ida.
Submitted by: Kim Davoli