Biography of George W. Baumgarden
Howard County, IN Biographies





GEORGE W. BAUMGARDEN, is the son of George Baumgarden, a native of North Carolina, and Permilia Baumgarden, a native of Kentucky. George W. was born in Jennings County, Ind., April 20, 1824. When he was three years old, his parents removed to Decatur County, where they lived seven years, after which, they returned to Jennings County. Mr. Baumgarden spent his early life tilling the soil, and on account of his father's being disabled, and his mother's early death, he received but a limited education. In 1844, he came to Howard County and located in Taylor Township. Mr. B. subsequently married Catharine Brock, and this union was blessed with seven children - Rhoda, Elizabeth, Sarah Jane, Lidy E., Andrew J. (deceased), George N. and Victoria (deceased). His wife died in the winter of 1864, and he was afterward married to the widow of William Hughes. Mr. Baumgarden has accumulated sufficient means to live comfortably. He and his wife have been members of the Separate Baptist Church for over forty years, and he has. been preaching for over thirteen years. Mr. B. was at first a member of the Republican party, and subsequently voted the Democratic ticket, but is now independent, or votes for the man and not for the party.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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