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NOAH TUCKER is a son of Jonathan Tucker, who was a native of Tennessee, and became a resident of Indiana as early as 1834, but not a permanent one. Jonathan Tucker was of Swiss descent, his grandfather being the family progenitor in this country, and his occupation was that of a farmer and miller. He married Sarah Swisher, and of the thirteen children born to them only seven are now living, as- is also the mother, but Mr. Tucker died a number of years ago in White County. Noah Tucker's birth occurred in Montgomery County, Ohio, June 18, 1829, and on reaching the age of twenty-one he began doing for himself. The greater part of his life has been passed as a contractor and builder, and that led him to locate at Delphi, Ind. in 1864. In 1852 he secured Keziah Kennard for a wife, but this lady, died in 1860, leaving one daughter- Viana, yet living. Four years after the loss of his first wife Mr. Tucker married Sarah J. Kitchen, who has borne him two children- Flora and Lewis. In 1866 he began farming in Liberty Township, White County, but he discontinued this and moved to Kokomo in 1868, having contracted for the erection of the court house of Howard County and other valuable buildings. In the spring of 1871, he returned to his farm in White County. Having formed a partnership with Emanuel Reish in the purchase of the flouring mill at Norway, he moved to this place in 1878 and has since made it his home, although yet owning a farm of 160 acres in Liberty Township. Through the enterprise of Reish & Tucker, new and improved machinery has been introduced into their mill. It is operated by water-power, has three runs of buhrs, with a capacity of fifty barrels per day, and is a three story frame, including a stone basement, 45x6O feet. In addition to their milling interest, the firm buys grain quite extensively and they transact an average annual business of about $65,000. Mr. Tucker is a Republican and a Mason, and Mrs. Tucker belongs to the Christian Church.

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