Biography of D. B. Jewell
Madison, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





D. B. Jewell, a prominent farmer, sec. 23; P. 0., Mishawaka; is the son of Amos and Lorinda (Brown) Jewell, and is the oldest of a family of 6 children, of whom 4 are now living. His parents were natives of New York; they came to this tp. in 1852, and settled on sec. 24, where they both died. D. B. was born in Portage county, O., in 1822, and is of English descent. He was married, first, in 1848 to Nancy Crocker, a native of Connecticut, who died in 1852 at the age of 26 years; and, secondly, in 1853, to Eleanor Galore, a native of Indiana, who died in 1862, leaving 3 children: Cynthia D., Lusetta L. and William M.; two others died when quite young. He was married again in 1863 to Mary (Avery) Allen, who had 2 children, George B. and Milan W. Mr. and Mrs. J. have one child, May F.

Mr. J. has been Trustee of the tp. and was Enrolling Commissioner for the tp. during the war; he is a Republican, and a member of the Baptist Church; his wife is a Methodist. His educational advantages were quite limited, being compelled to attend subscription schools in log houses. He owns 150 acres of good land, worth about $45 per acre.

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


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