From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 629


John Sattison was born in the State of Pennsylvania, March 6, 1819, a son of Adam and Betsey Sattison, who moved to Niagara County, N. Y., when he was a small child and later to Huron County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood and married, Nov. 17, 1842, Maria Stotts, a native of Huron County, born March 3, 1826, a daughter of William and Sarah Stotts.  Her father was killed by the falling of a burning trunk of a tree in 1830, and three years later her mother married Harrison Smith, and in 1849 came to this township, and later moved to Fremont Township, where the mother died in 1873 aged sixty-seven years.  In 1851 Mr. Sattison moved to Steuben County and settled in York Township, on section 7, where he now owns 110 acres of valuable land, and in 1873 built one of the finest residences in the township, it being the first brick house in the township.  They have been among the most industrious and frugal citizens and now are rewarded by having a pleasant home and all the comforts of life with which to enjoy their old age.  Their children are three in number, two born in Ohio and one in Steuben County -- William, of Scott Township; Frederick, of Franklin Township, DeKalb County, and Adam of this township.  All are married and have families.  William enlisted in August, 1861, in Company A, Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry, and served four years.  Although but sixteen years of age when he enlisted he was one of the most gallant and courageous soldiers.  In politics Mr. Sattison is a Republican.  His first vote was cast in 1840 for General Harrison.


Submitted by Kim Davoli