David B. Teeters

From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana  pages 590-591

David B. Teeters was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, a son of Wilson and Sophia (Smith) Teeters, his father a native of Lancaster County, Pa., and his mother of Wilkes Barre, Luzerne Co., Pa. His parents moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, about 1812, and a few years later to Sandusky County, where they lived about twenty years. In 1854 they moved to Steuben County, Ind., and bought the land where our subject now lives, at that time partially improved. Wilson Teeters was a man of unlimited energy, and surrounded himself and family with all the comforts of life. He accumulated a large landed estate which was well improved. He became a prominent man in the township and served in several official capacities. He died in the spring of 1854 after a life of untiring zeal and well filled with noble deeds. His family comprised ten children -- Priscilla, deceased, was the wife of James E. McElheny; Harriet, wife of Peter Buck; Andrew J.; Lavina, wife of M.L. Chandler; Elisha; Catherine, deceased; John, of Nebraska; Mary W., wife of A.M. Styles, of Minnesota; David B. and Wilson. David B. passed his early life in Sandusky County, Ohio, in a manner common to farmers' boys. He remained with his parents caring for them in their old age and inherited the homestead. He was married in 1863 to Susannah, daughter of John and Sarah (Brouse) McElheny, of Wayne County, Ohio, who settled in Steuben County in 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Teeters have eight children -- Annetta, Rosette, Orpheus, Ada, Edith, Hattie, Lavina, and Perla. Mr. Teeters is one of the energetic, public-spirited, enterprising citizens of Clear Lake Township. He has served his fellow townsmen as Assessor and Trustee several terms each, and has always performed his duties in a painstaking and satisfactory manner. Mrs. Teeters's parents are residents of Ray, Ind. They have had a family of twelve children -- Thomas, of Williams County, Ohio; Susannah, now Mrs. Teeters; William J., of Missouri; Margaret J., wife of John Stock; Walter C., of Williams County, Ohio; Sabina S., deceased, wife of Charles Odell; John D., deceased; Maria, now Mrs. Simon Geedy; Ephraim, of Steuben County; Arklo W., of Missouri; Clara, wife of Charles Smith, and Ella, wife of Ray C. Stump.

Submitted By: Mindee Gleason