From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana pages 530-531:

Joseph Tousley (deceased), one of the very earliest settlers of this township and county, was born in Canada in February, 1812. He came to Steuben County and settled in Jamestown Township in February, 1836. He was for amny years the village blacksmith in that town, and was an industrious, hard-working man. He was fully acquainted with all the hardships of pioneer life, and was one of the most interested and active members of the Old Settlers' Association in this county. He died on Tuesday, March 5, 1878, at the age of sixty-six. His departure took away one of the most respected as well as one of the very first of the pioneers.