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.