Biography of Jeremiah Steel
Liberty, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Jeremiah Steel was born in Holmes county, O., Sept. 6, 1834. His parents, Elias and Elizabeth Steel, were natives of Pennsylvania; he was reared on a farm and educated in the Ohio Berlin Academy; came to this county in 1864, and followed farming until the year 1872, when he purchased an interest in his father's sawmill; he continued in that business till 1877, when his father died, and by the division of the property the mill fell into his possession; he still keeps it in operation. In 1867 he married Miss Catharine A. Gearhart, daughter of Henry and Kasia Gearhart, and they have had 7 children, of whom 4 are now living, viz.: Franklin E., Henry E., Joseph and Elmira. Mr. S. owns a farm of 380 acres.


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

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