George W. Strawser resides on Section 21, Salem Township, where he owns a farm of 170 acres, bought of John Zimmerman in 1881. He has been a resident of Steuben County since 1872, and has taken an active interest in all the projects of public benefit. He was born in Ross County, Ohio, and in 1843 removed with his parents to Defiance County in the same state, where he grew to manhood. August 15, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Thirty-eighth Ohio Infantry, and served til July, 1865, wanting only one month of four years. He was Color Bearer of his regiment in the Battle of Shiloh, Corinth, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, and Jonesboro, where he was wounded. At the Battle of Jonesboro his regiment lost 186 men including the colonel and six other commissioned officers. He recovered from his wound sufficiently to join his regiment at Goldsboro, and accompanied it to Washington. The Thirty-eighth Ohio did much hard fighting and rendered valuable services in the War of the Rebellion. It was commanded by six different colonels. Colonel Phillips fell at Mission Ridge, Colonel Choate at Goldsboro, and Colonel Irving lost a leg at Atlanta, August 6, 1864. After the war Mr. Strawser returned to Ohio. He married Mrs. Rhoda J. (Rose) Higbea, widow of --- Higbea, who died while in the service of his country, at Memphis, Tn., April 5, 1863. Mr. and Mrs. Strawser have five children -- W. D. Sherman, Amanda J., George D., Mary C. and John W. Mrs. Strawser has one son by her former marriage -- Alber J. Higbea.