From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 644-645


Charles A. Segur was born in Scott Township, this county, Jan. 13, 1850, a son of James and Clara (Hill) Segur.  He was reared to a farmer's life, and his education was received in the districts of Scott and Otsego townships -- up to the age of seventeen years.  He then attended the High School at Angola five terms.  At the age of eighteen years he taught one term in District 2, Otsego Township, and several terms following in this and York townships, attending in the meantime, the spring and fall terms of 1870 - '71 and '72; Hillsdale College, the winters of '72 - '3; and '73 - '74 he taught in Vermillion County, Ill.  He was employed the eight years following in the saw-mill and handle factory, at Scott Center, and in Decatur, Adams County, this State.  In the fall of 1882 he was emplyed at Pleasant railroad station as agent and operator.  In the fall of 1883 he was employed at Pleasant Lake as teacher and Assistant Superintendent, and in the spring of 1884 had charge of the Fremont schools, and later was at Hudson three months.  In the fall of 1884 he took charge of the Hamilton schools, which position he now holds.  He was married April 23, 1877, to Stella Rummel, a daughter of George and Cynthia Rummel, of this township.  She was born April 30, 1857.  Mr. Segur, when a lad of ten years, met with an accident, a cut on his right knee, which has practically exempted him from hard manual labor.  This changed naturally his life, causing him to become a student, and fit himself for a professional life.  He is a Republican and member of the Christian church as is also his wife.  Mr. Segur is a gentleman of culture, and well qualified for the responsible position he holds; is as a citizen much respected by all.


Submitted by Kim Davoli