From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 867-868



Garrett Waller was born in Morgan County, Ohio, July 14, 1824, a son of David and Elizabeth Waller.  In 1845 the parents and five of their children came to Steuben County and settled on section 8, Richland Township, where the father bought 160 acres of land.  This he improved and made his home till death, April 7, 1852.  His wife survived till Aug. 3, 1874.  The five children who accompanied them to Steuben were -- William, now of DeKalb County; Garrett; John, of Kent County, Mich.; David, died in January, 1865, and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mathews.  The other children were -- Jesse, who settled in Scott Township the same year, where he died some years later; Sarah, deceased; wife of Moses Romans, who came in 1845; Anna and her deceased husband, John Smith, also came in 1845; Jacob, who settled with his family in DeKalb County in 1843, and later moved to Scott Township, Steuben County.  Garrett Waller now owns the south half of his father's homestead, of which he has made one of the finest farms in the township.  He was married Jan. 4, 1849, to Jane Sinkey, a native of Delaware County, Ohio, born May 19, 1827, daughter of Richard and Helen Sinkey, pioneers of DeKalb County, settling in Newville late in the year of 1833.  Her father died in Montcalm County, Mich., in September, 1863, and her mother in May, 1864.  Eight of their eleven children are living -- Mrs. Waller, John, Thomas, Abraham, Nancy, James, Luke and Daniel.  The deceased are -- Sarah, William and Henry.  Mr. and Mrs. Waller have had ten children -- William H., a physician, of Angola; Margaret, died at the age of three years; Mrs. Nancy Hopkins, of Williams County, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Hopkins, also of Williams County; Mrs. Nora Cameron, of Steuben County; Adell, died in infancy; Ella, Lettie, David S. and Clarence are at home.  Mr. and Mrs. Waller are members of the United Brethren church.  In politics he is a Republican.



Submitted by Kim Davoli