From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 793-794



Chester V. Tuttle, of Pleasant Lake, is a son of Lemmon Tuttle, one of the pioneers of Steuben County.  He was born in Steuben Township in July, 1847.  In 1863 he enlisted in the Seventh Indiana Cavalry and served till the close of the war.  The Seventh Cavalry was assigned to the Department of the Mississippi, and performed much active and efficient service.  They participated in a number of important campaigns and battles.  Since the war Mr. Tuttle has been connected with the mercantile business of Pleasant Lake, and at present is one of the efficient force of the extensive mercantile business of Chadwick & Co.  He owns a good farm of eighty acres on section 26, on which he resides.  His wife was Tillie Belles, a native of Portage County, Ohio, daughter of George Belles.  They have four sons -- Earl, Carl, Worthy and Harry.  Mr. Tuttle's father, Lemmon Tuttle, was born in New York State in 1813, and when a boy moved with his parents to Ohio.  He married Filora Gould, a native of Cayuga County, N. Y., born in 1818, and removed with her parents, Kiah and Mehitable (Sturges) Gould, to Ohio, when ten years of age.  In 1838 Mr. Tuttle came to Indiana, and in 1840 located in Steuben County.  He died at the residence of his son-in-law, Asa F. Huffman, in June, 1881.  His wife died Dec. 25, 1880.  They had a family of nine children, six of whom lived till maturity and five are living -- Lorana, wife of Riley Lemmon; Emeret, wife of Asa F. Huffman; Chester V.; Frank and Alptha.  Adesta, wife of Silas Huffman, died March 25, 1880.  Sylvester, Arad and Byron died in infancy.



Submitted by Kim Davoli