Christopher Sanxter Source: History of Steuben County, IN (1885) p.841 Christopher Sanxter was born in Cambridgeshire, England, and there married his wife Rebecca, who was also a native of that county. Nov. 5, 1851, they embarked in a sail vessel for the United States. Encountering severe storms their vessel was little better than a wreck, and it was the 27th of February, 1852, when they reached New York. They first settled in Medina County, Ohio and in the fall of 1857 moved to Steuben County, Ind., where the mother died June 5, 1883. She, as is her husband, was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church. She was a kind mother, and a true neighbor when her services were needed in times of sickness and distress. Her funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. C. Gruber. Of their six children two were born in England and four in this country -- Arthur and Mrs. Catherine Baker, of this township; Frederick, William, Mrs. Mary D. Swift and Ella. Mr. Sanxter is still a resident of this county.