BURTON STEEL, son of BASIL and MARTHA A. (McALLISTER) STEEL, is one of the leading citizens of Sheffield Township. He was born in Ross County, Ohio, August 6, 1842, and was about four years of age when brought to this county. He was reared on the old homestead in Sheffield Township, and was educated in the schools at Wyandotte and the Stockwell High School. He was married March 6, 1866, to MIss SARAH E. MICHAELS, a native of La Fayette Indiana, and daughter JOHN B. and SARAH (LEE) MICHAELS. Her father was an active and influential man in the early history of the county, and for some time was connected with the press of La Fayette. JOHN B. MICHAELS was a son of MOSES and SARAH MICHAELS, and was born at Albany, Edwards County, Illinois, in 1818. Mrs. MICHAELS was a daughter of WILLIAM and HANNAH LEE, and was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1819. They were untied in marriage May 26, 1840. Mr. and Mrs. LEE were among the earliest settlers of Sheffield Township, and one of their sons, SMITH LEE, was at one time auditor of the county. He was a Mason of high standing, and also an Odd Fellow, and was one of LaFayette's most esteemed citizens. He was holding the office of county sheriff at the time of his death, which occurred December 8, 1847. To BURTON STEEL and his wife were born two children--MAY, born February 2, 1869, and FRANK, born October 15, 1870. Mr. STEEL has lived on his present farm since his marriage, with the exception of ten months spent in Texas, and in 1880 he erected his present substantial residence, and the same year built a fine barn. His farm consists of eighty-three acres of choice land, and everything about the place indicates care and thrift. In politics, Mr. STEEL is a Republican. He was elected township trustee in April, 1886, which office he still holds with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. He has always taken an active interest in the advancement of religion, education and temperance, and every enterprise for the advancement of the same has his encouragement and Support. Both he and his wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Dayton, and he is Superintendent of the Sabbath School.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana  page 482
Lewis Publishing Company, 113 Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1888

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