Biography of Simeon Clem
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SIMEON CLEM, farmer, is a native of Shenandoah County, Va., and was born December 17, 1820. He is the son of John and Juliana (Moyers) Clem, natives of Virginia, and of German descent. John Clem was a farmer, who spent his life in Shenandoah County. A few months before his death, he removed to Page County, Va., and there died in 1828. He was a highly esteemed citizen, and was a soldier in the war of 1812. Our subject remained upon the home farm until he was twenty one, when he began farming and operating a flouring mill. After this he worked at job work three years; then went to Ohio, and afterward farmed in Rockingham County, Va., on rented land. In 1856, he located in Madison County, Ind., where he remained until 1864. He then located in Henry County, and, in the spring of 1866, removed to this county and located on forty acres purchased the previous year. Mr. Clem was married, February 9, 1847, to Miss Margaret Wetzel, of Shenandoah County, Va. She was born March 2, 1821. This union has been blessed with six children, three of whom are living - John, born December 14, 1847; George, born June 8, 1849; Lydia F., born August 29, 1860, wife of W. L. Moore. He is a Republican in politics, and cast his first vote for President Lincoln, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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