Frederic Ramseyer,

the present Surveyor of Tipton Co., was born in Switzerland Co. Nov. 5, 1826. His parents were Daniel and Martha (HAWKINS) Ramseyer. The former, who came to this country in 1813 and died in Switzerland Co. at the age of 78, was a native of the Republic of Switzerland and was a nephew of the celebrated Marshal Murat of France. The latter, of English descent, is still living, at the advanced age of 81 years. Our subject is the oldest of a family of eleven children, eight of whom are still living. He was reared on a farm, and when he had reached his twentieth year he enlisted in the Third Regiment Indiana Vol. for the Mexican War. He served one year and during that time participated in the battle of Buena Vista and several minor engagements, and returned home in July of 1847. After this, he spent his time in teaching and traveling until the year 1856, when he was united in marriage to Miss Adelia HEATON, daughter of Joseph W. Heaton of Howard Co., Ind. Their marriage has been crowned by the birth of eight children -Oscar V., Flora, Philip E., Abigail, Daniel, Ada B. (died May 2, 1877), John and Simon P. Frederick removed to the township of Prairie, county of Tipton, in the year 1859, and located on the farm he now owns, which then was a comparative wilderness. By persistent effort and close economy, he has succeeded in accumulating a competency. As a citizen, he is universally esteemed, and possesses a large circle of friends. He has always been a Democrat, and was elected in 1882 to the office of Surveyor, the duties of which he is now discharging with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents.

The Heady Family Newsletter, and from Howard and Tipton County, Indiana History.
Transcription by Ruth A. Hoggatt