Location: Steuben County IN

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Samuel Woodworth, Sr Family

3-4-6-6 Samuel Woodworth, Sr., b May 16, 1772 at Lebanon, Conn., m Lovina Babcock. He d at Otsego, Ind. in 1846. She d at Otsego, Ind. 1844. Otsego is two miles southwest of Hamilton, Ind. Both buried in North Otsego Cemetery. She b Jan. 29, 1772. Lived in Utica, N. Y.; near Tunkhannock, Pa., and Windham, Pa. 1819 near Ketchumville, N. Y. where he owned a large farm (now called the Woodworth farm) and for a time at Centre Lisle, N. Y. with his son Asahel (3-4-6-6-3). Spring 1843 went with his wife to Otsego, Steuben Co., Ind. and...

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Biography of David C. Stahlman

David C. Stahlman, M. D.The kind of energy, resource and large-mindedness required of the man who would succsed in any of the learned professions in these days of strennous effort seem to be an integral part of the equipment of Dr. David C. Stahlman, a medical and surgical practitioner, who with the exception of two years had been engaged in the practice of his honored calling at Potwin, Butler County, since 1900. The recipient of a patronage that is as remnnerative financially as it is satisfying intellectually, Doctor Stahlman is an enthusiastic and careful thinker, and notwithstanding his well known caution and respect for tradition is not afraid of untrod paths or of independent individual effort. Doctor Stahlman was born January 10, 1867, in Steuben County, Indiana, and is a son of Ernest and Rachel (Handley) Stahlman. His father was born in 1819, on the Rhine River, Germany, and was twenty years of age when he immigrated to the United States, first locating in the State of Pennsylvania and later removing to Steuben County, Indiana, where he became a pioneer farmer. He passed the remaining years of his life in agrienltural pursuits in the Hoosier State, and died in Steuben County June 7, 1871. He was politically a republican, and his religious faith was that of the Methodist Episcopal Church. By his first wife, whose maiden name was Elizabeth...

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Biography of James Boyd Hitt

James Boyd Hitt, who had been actively identified with school work nearly twenty years, is now superintendent of the city schools of Everest, Brown County. Mr. Hitt did his first work as an educator in his native State of Ohio and had been connected with kansas schools for about ten years. His forefathers in the Hitt family were of Scotch-Irish ancestry and were early settlers in Virginia. His grandfather, Garrett T. Hitt, was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. He came North and located in Ohio, at first in Tuscarawas County and later in Williams County. He followed farming, and after a long and prosperous career died at Bryan, Ohio, in 1890. He married Angelina Gladstone, also a native of Virginia. James Boyd Hitt was born at Bryan, Ohio, May 25, 1880. His father, James A. Hitt, was born in Pulaski, Ohio, in 1839, grew up at Pulaski, was married near Bryan, and was a teacher, farmer and operator of saw mills and threshing machines. Altogether he taught thirty-five winter terms of school in Ohio and conducted his milling enterprise during the summer seasons. He afterwards took up farming and in 1905 removed to Jackson, Michigan, where he died in 1908. In the various communities of his residence he always took an active part in the Christian Church and served as deacon and elder. Politically he was a democrat and at...

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Biography of Arthur C. Trumbo

The development and success of the Muskogee National Bank is attributable in no small measure to Arthur C. Trumbo, an alert, energetic and farsighted business man, who in financial circles has made a most creditable name and place for himself. He was born on a farm in Allen county, Ohio, on the 6th of August, 1866, and attended the country schools until he reached the age of seventeen, when he began teaching and soon afterward was made principal of the Columbus Grove high school at Columbus Grove, Ohio. Desirous of enjoying still further educational advantages himself, he later became a student in the normal school at Ada, Ohio, and afterward attended the Tri-State Normal School at Angola, Indiana, the Wooster University at Wooster, Ohio, and the Leland’ Stanford University of California, winning his Bachelor’s degree upon the completion of a literary and scientific course in 1894. He afterward pursued the study of law at Northwestern University in Chicago: and in 1896 was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He at once entered upon the active practice of law in Chicago, there following the profession until 1901. Since that year Mr. Trumbo has been identified with the development and progress of Muskogee, particularly in connection with the financial interests of the city. Here, in partnership with A. W. Patterson, he established the Bank of Muskogee, which was nationalized...

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Dwight Imnah Todd of Williston ND

Dwight Imnah Todd9, (James A.8, Alfred7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 19, 1877, in Burr Oak, Mich., married June 24, 1903, Jessie Valentine, daughter of Henry Edmund and Elizabeth C. Willard, who was born Feb. 14, 1897, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She attended the Angola Normal School, after which, she taught school several years in Fort Wayne, Ind., and neighboring towns. She studied vocal music in Chicago, Ill., and Meadville, Penn.; was later a soprano soloist. He graduated from the High School in Burr Oak, Mich., and later attended the Normal School in Angola, Ind. At one time he taught school and later for seven years he was a commercial salesman, traveling throughout the North Central States. Both are members of the Congregational Church. They acquired a homestead near Gladys, N. Dak., but in 1913 their place of residence was Williston, N. Dak. Children: 2563. Almeda Mavaurneen, b. Oct. 3, 1904, in Bothneau, N. Dak. 2564. Petrea Eugenia, b. May 28, 1906, in Gladys, N. Dak. 2565. Kenneth Edmund, b. Sept. 10, 1909, in Williston, N. D. 2566. Norman Wendell, b. Oct. 27, 1911, in Williston, N....

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Biography of William C. Phenicie

William C. Phenicie, an honored veteran of the Civil war, a resident of Kansas for more than half a century, had played his varied part in life with exceeding industry, thrift, and a public spirited sense of responsibility as a citizen. He is now a resident of Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County. His birth occurred on a farm near Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, December 19, 1841. His parents were George W. and Mary Ann (Howk) Phenicie. His father was an Ohio farmer. He also had the pioneer spirit which led Americans of all classes away from the settled states into the wilder and less developed regions of the West. About 1848 he loaded all his worldly goods on a wagon and drove overland to Steuben County in Northern Indiana. There he and his family had their home when the Civil war came upon the country. He and his wife were the parents of twelve children, four sons and eight daughters, and six of them are still living. All the four sons enrolled as soldiers in the Union army. William C. Phenicie was seven years old when he went to Indiana and he grew up on a farm in Steuben County. He had the sports and pastimes and the hard work of the average farmer boy of seventy years ago. He attended country schools as they were maintained for a few...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Vail

Isaac Vail, proprietor of livery, feed and sale stable, Charleston; was born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., Nov. 29, 1833; in 1839, his father removed with his family to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and after residing there ten years, to Erie Co., Penn., thence the next year to Steuben Co., Ind., and, in 1851, to Coles Co.; his father located 800 acres of Government land in Hickory Tp., four miles north of Charleston, at a cost of $700. Three years later he removed to Livingston Co., where he is a prominent farmer. Mr. Vail left home in 1852, driving an ox-team across the plains to Oregon, and spent three years in that State and California. He returned in 1855, and, the following year, erected a mill in Livingston Co., which he ran till the breaking-out of the rebellion. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 129th I. V. as Sergeant in Co. E; he was with Sherman from Chattanooga to Atlanta. and on the famous march to the sea, and up through the Carolinas and Virginia to Washington, participating in all the battles of his regiment. He returned in 1865, and the same year located in Charleston, and ran a planing-mill for two years. He then sold out and went to farming, and, in 186S, built his livery-stable, and engaged in his present business. He was a member of...

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