From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 839-840


Robert G. Renner was born in Lewisville, Pa., July 25, 1840, a son of John and Julia Renner, who settled on section 31, Otsego Township, in 1844, where they still reside.  Of their six children, four were born in Pennsylvania and two in Steuben County, viz.: James W., of California; David H., Robert G., Mrs. Margaret Crain, John P. and Mrs. Rosa Crain.  He remained at home till after the breaking out of the Rebellion, and in October, 1862, enlisted in Company B, Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry, and served till July 31, 1863.  Returning to the home of his parents he remained with them till his marriage, May 1, 1864, to Loueasy C. Greenamyer, who was born in Salem , Ohio in October, 1847, a daughter of Samuel and Caroline Greenamyer, who settled in Butler, DeKalb Co., Ind., in 1849.  The father died Nov. 30, 1878, and the mother Feb. 11, 1875.  Six months after their marriage they settled on sections 29 and 30, Otsego Township, their residence being on section 29.  The farm contains 106 acres of choice land, and his farm buildings are comfortable and commodious.  In 1882 Mr. Renner moved to the village of Hamilton that his children might have better educational advantages.  He has five children -- William S., Samuel W., John F., Effie I. and Charles W.  In 1884 Mr. Renner, in company with Washington Foley, bought the La Due property, of fifty-three acres.  He also owns thirty-seven acres in another tract adjoining the village of Hamilton.  Mr. and Mrs. Renner are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.  In politics he is a radical Prohibitionist.  He is one of Otsego's prominent business men and a popular and respected citizen.



Submitted by Kim Davoli