Biography of Erastus Welsh
Howard County, IN Biographies





ERASTUS WELSH is the son of Benjamin and Catherine (Beard) Welsh (both deceased), of Irish descent. His parents were married in Muskingum County, Ohio; removed to Iowa in 1856, and in 1868 located in this township, where his father died soon afterward. Erastus was born November 29, 1884, in Muskingum County, Ohio, and remained on the farm until he was twenty two years of age. He worked during the summer months, and attended school in the winter. In 1856, he came to this county, locating in Howard Township, on eighty acres of land in the green woods, given him by his father in law. He is still living upon this farm, which he has cleared and improved. Mr. Welsh was married, June 19, 1856, to Miss Susan Goyer, a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, and is the daughter of John and Margaret (Spangler) Goyer. Mr. Welsh has always been a friend to orphan children. He took Alfred Pugh at the age of eight years and reared him to manhood, and now has Mildred McClure, a little girl, living with him. He is a member of the Masonic order, and is an active member of the Republican party. He is a liberal giver to all public improvements, and his wife has been a member of the United Brethren Church for over ten years.

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


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