He was born in Canton, Stark county, Ohio, November third, 1830. In 1843 he moved with his father to Marshall county, Ind., with an ox team. He helped to clear up a farm. In 1848 he commenced working for A.R. & I.H. Harper for ten dollars a month. He was soon promoted to a position in their large mills. In 1852 he engaged with M. DeCamp as clerk in the grocery trade, and in 1853 he commenced in the same business on his own account. In 1864 he went into the the milling and flouring business, and in 1871 he, with others, engaged in the manufacture of furniture with a capital stock of $750,000, and in 1873, with others, he commenced the manufacture of reapers, saw mills, lathes, etc., with a capital stock of $100,000. He is now forty-four years of age, and has been a successful business man. He is a resident of South Bend, Ind.



An Illustrated History of the State of Indiana, Richard S. Peale & Co., Publishers, 1875