From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 759-760


Samuel Stover, the second son of Ephraim and Margaret (Noll) Stover, was born in Stark County, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1836, and was brought by his parents to Steuben County in 1838.  His education was obtained in the district school, but his father being in limited circumstances his services were early required on the farm and his school-days were of short duration.  His first farm was on section 12, and after getting it partially improved he sold it to his brother George.  In February, 1872, he bought the farm on the northwest quarter of section 13, where he now lives, of Christopher Rhinehart.  This land was entered from the Government by a Mr. Finch, and the first improvements were made by William Meek.  It contains 160 acres of land, 140 acres being improved.  The residence was built by Mr. Meek.  Mr. Stover built the barn, which is large and commodious, and has made other valuable improvements.  He is a thrifty, energetic farmer, and one of the representative citizens of the county.  He was married in 1866 to Emeline Ransburg, daughter of Leander Ransburg, of Salem Township.



Submitted by Kim Davoli