From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 579-580



Henry Trecarten was born in Lubec, Washington Co., Me., May 18, 1837, a son of William and Sarah A., (Drake) Trecarten, natives of St. John, New Brunswick.  There was a family of eleven children, seven sons and four daughters, all of whom lived till maturity.  Our subject was reared and educated in his native county, and learned the cooper's trade of his father.  In 1863 he left Maine and went to Chicago, Ill., where he lived two years, and in 1865 moved to Steuben County, Ind., and settled in Fremont.  He had but $75 in money when he reached Steuben County, but he is a natural mechanic, and by energy and industry has accumulated a competency, having a pleasant home and surrounded with all the comforts of life.  Mr. Trecarten was married in June, 1865, to Harriet (Tigns) Grant, widow of Harrison Grant, who died from the effects of disease contracted in the army.  They have three children -- Myrta M., Cassius M. and Cora E.  Mr. and Mrs. Trecarten are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.  Mr. Trecarten is a member of Steuben Lodge, No. 231, I. O. O. F.



Submitted by Kim Davoli