From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 696



Endress Wiggins is a native of Steuben County, born Jan. 27, 1848, a son of John and Lena Wiggins, early settlers of the county.  He was reared to the life of a farmer, receiving his education in the district schools.  Dec. 9, 1863, he enlisted in the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry, and participated in several raids, mostly in Alabama.  Soon after his enlistment he was taken sick and was in the hospital at Huntsville, Ala., several weeks.  He served till the close of the war and was mustered out at Louisville, Ky.  He returned to the scenes of his nativity and exchanged his implements of war for those of agriculture.  He has a good farm of eighty acres, forty-five of which are under cultivation, valued at $50 an acre.  Mr. Wiggins was married in May, 1877, to Estella Tabor, daughter of Washington and Esther Ann Tabor, early settlers of Indiana.  Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins have two sons -- Edwin M. and Allen.



Submitted by Kim Davoli