Biography of Peter Kingseed
Howard County, IN Biographies





PETER KINGSEED was born in Germany January 18, 1822, and was the third of ten children born to Anthony and Margaret (Rought) Kingseed, both natives of Germany; his parents came to America in 1831, locating in Schuylkill County, Penn. Thence they moved into Ohio, locating near Tiffin. Anthony Kingseed there purchased a farm of 115 acres, and has since improved this with good frame buildings, and has a vineyard of three acres, from which he makes from twelve to fifteen barrels of wine yearly; he is now eighty seven years old, and is still living on the same farm, but his wife died in 1868. Mr. Kingseed is a representative man, and he and wife were members of the Catholic Church; he is a member of the Democratic party, and in early life was an organ maker, working at his trade in the old country. The subject of this sketch came with his parents to America, and spent his boyhood days in Pennsylvania and Ohio upon the farm with his father, receiving a common school education. He learned to read German through his own efforts. At the age of twenty five, he rented land, on which he lived until June 2, 1854, when he located in this township, on a farm of 240 acres; he found this in the green, and at once built a log cabin and began to clear the land. A few years later, he built his present house, a frame, where he has since lived. Mr. Kingseed is a leading farmer, and has on his place fruits of all kinds, and the convenience of a wind engine; he also owns 160 acres in Whitley County, Ind. Mr. Kingseed has been identified with all the public enterprises of his county; he is not what is called a party man, but votes liberally; he takes pleasure in assisting all home enterprises, and is a member of the Catholic Church.

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


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