Biography of John Barkley
Madison, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





John Barkey, farmer, sec. 8; P. 0., Mishawaka; son of John and Susan (Buzzert) Barkey, was born in Holmes county, O., in 1828, and is of German descent. His parents, who are now deceased, were natives of Pennsylvania. He came to this county in 1858, and settled in this tp., where he still resides, as a successful farmer; politically, he is a Democrat. When commencing in life he was limited both as to his education and finance; but he has been an industrious tiller of the soil, a prudent manager and an upright man; he now owns 240 acres of land in Madison and 20 acres in Penn tps., all of which is worth about $60 per acre. In 1855 he was married to Elizabeth Weldy, who was born in Ohio in 1828, and they have had 3 children, of whom only one, Levi, still survives, Susan and an infant child being dead. Mrs. B. is a member of the Mennonite Church.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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