Biography of Sleasman Meeker
Tipton County, IN Biographies





SLEASMAN MEEKER, landlord of the City Hotel, is a native of Warren County, Ohio; he was born June 7, 1833, and is the son of Obadiah Meeker; he was reared in Henry County, Ind., and at the age of fourteen learned the harness maker's trade, in which he continued about fifteen years. July 5, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Nineteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served one year. He was in battle at Lewinsville, Va., and later was discharged on account of physical disability. When he returned from the war, he engaged in carriage trimming in Cadiz, Henry Co., Ind., where he remained until 1875. He then moved to Middletown, Henry County, and in 1882 came to Tipton County and continued working at his trade. In the spring of 1883, he took possession of the City Hotel, where he is doing a good business; he was married September 19, 1863, in Henry County, Ind., to Miss Nancy E. Huston. This union has been crowned with five children, Hattie, Willie E., Russel S., Zelma, and Arthur W., deceased. Mr. Meeker is a member of the Republican party, and he and wife are identified with 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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