Samuel Rupe was born in North Carolina, in the year 1808; his parents, Jacob and Susauna Rupe, came to Indiana
about the year 1812, and settled at Pleasant Plain, in Elkhart county, in 1826. Mr. Rupe came to this tp. about
1832. Like most of the early settlers he came here poor, but by diligence and perseverance he has made, for his
old age, a pleasant home. His farm consists of 158 acres of choice farming land, on sec. 8. He was married at the
age of 21 to Rachel Whitmer, of Wayne county, Ind., and they had 5 children: Lovina, John B., Elizabeth, Franklin
and Mary. Mrs. Bupe died about 1840, and Mr. Rupe married Sally Ann Owen, widow of the late Rev. T. Owen, and they
have 6 children: Susan, Martha Jane, Allie, Lucinda, William H. and Albert. Mr. Rupe has been a member of the M.
E. Church for 54 years; was licensed to exhort about 47 years ago, and to preach about 25 years ago. He has been
one of the pioneer Methodists of this country. P. 0., South Bend.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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