From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 627-628


Minard F. Rose, section 18, York Township, was born Dec. 9, 1841, a son of Jacob O. and Mary A. (Comstock) Rose.  Jacob O. Rose was born in Rensselaer County, N. Y., May 18, 1814, and when twenty-one years of age left his native county and located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  His parents, Elias and Eva (Overrocker) Rose, were natives of New York, of Dutch descent.  Jacob O. Rose was married to Mary A. Comstock April 12, 1837.  She was born July 3, 1817, a daughter of Stephen and Charlotte (Fitch) Comstock, natives of Connecticut, who moved to Ohio before their marriage, where the mother died in 1829.  The father died in York Township Jan. 12, 1858.  In 1845 Mr. and Mrs. Rose moved to Steuben County, Ind., and settled in York Township, and later moved to Big Rapids, Mich., where Mr. Rose died Oct. 24, 1883.  Mrs. Rose now makes her home with her son, Minard F.  She owns a good farm of sixty acres on section 19.  Their family consisted of three children -- Elias O., of Grand Rapids Mich.; Charlotte died in infancy, and Minard F.  Minard F. Rose was four years of age when his parents moved to Steuben County, and here he was reared and educated, remaining with his parents till manhood.  He was married Oct. 6, 1861, to Ann E. Powers, the second white child born in York Township, born Jan. 2, 1839, daughter of Winn Powers.  They have four children -- Mary E., wife of E. E. Mitchell, of Marion, Kas.; Jay O., Willie E. and Irwin F.  Ida died Oct. 2, 1874, aged two years.  Mr. Rose owns a good farm of eighty acres, where he has lived since 1865.  He is a thorough, practical farmer, and one of the representative agriculturists of his township.


Submitted by Kim Davoli