From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 696



Nathan Wiggins was born in Steuben County, Ind., Oct. 10, 1840, a son of John and Lena Wiggins.  He remained on the farm with his parents till the breaking out of the Rebellion, when he enlisted in the One Hundredth Indiana Infantry, and served till the close of the war.  He participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Mission Ridge, Atlanta, the march to the sea and through the Carolinas, thence to Washington, where he was in the line at the grand review of the army.  After his return home he engaged in agricultural pursuits till his death, March 3, 1875.  He was married in Lagrange County, Ind., to Nettie Newacker, who lived but a short time and he then married Marietta Outkelt.  He left a widow and two children and many friends to mourn his untimely death.  He was a man of unexceptional character, a kind husband and father and a most worthy citizen of the county.



Submitted by Kim Davoli