Joseph B. Ramseyer,

farmer, Jefferson Township, was born February 28, 1842 in Craig Township. His father, Daniel Ramseyer, was born in Switzerland in March, 1799; mother, Martha (Hawkins) Ramseyer in Kentucky. The father was a farmer all his life, served as surveyor, county commissioner, and township trustee. Mr. Joseph B. has been a farmer all his life. He was married, November 29, 1871, to Miss Catharine Howard, who was born in York Township, August 21, 1847, a daughter of Mr. John W. Howard, one of the most prominent farmers of the county. They have five children: Frederick, born August 21, 1872; John, born February 13, 1874; Clara, born November 18, 1875; Edward, born August 13, 1877; Martha, born January 15, 1882. Mr. Ramseyer moved to this township in the fall of 1882; February, 1865, he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Forty-sixth Indiana Infantry, and served till the close of the war; was mustered at Indianapolis, and discharged at Baltimore. Mr. Ramseyer is an industrious, enterprising farmer and highly respected by all his neighbors.