Peter Cripe, the subject of this sketch, is a very old settler and farmer in sec. 26; P. O., South Bend. He
is the son of John and Eva (Roof) Cripe, both of whom are now deceased, and were natives of Pennsylvania; and was
born in Ohio in 1824, of German descent. He was brought by his parents to this county in the fall of 1830, and
they first located in German tp., where they died and are buried. Peter, the subject of this sketch, came to this
tp. in 1852, and was married in 1855 to Philistia A. Skiles, a native of Indiana, who was born in 1836; she is
now the mother of 9 children, all of whom are livirig: Jane, the wife of Aaron Ulery, a farmer of Clay tp.; Fannie,
the wife of John Wrightsinan, a minister and teacher of the same tp.; John, Edward, David, Jacob, Eveline, Elsie
and Mary. Politically, Mr. C. is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the German Baptist Church. Mr. C.'s
education, in early life, was limited to subscription schools, in log houses. He owns 137 acres of land on see.
26, which he values at about $80 per acre. He has been a hard-working, industrious man. all his life, and is a
highly respected citizen of his community.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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