Biography of Charles Teal
Tipton County, IN Biographies





CHARLES TEAL, farmer, is a native of Sweden, where he was born December 5, 1840. He is the son of Charles G. Teal, who was born in Sweden in 1803 and remained in his native country until 1852, when he emigrated to America, settled in Tipton County, Ind., bought a small farm, and resided there the remainder of his life. During his residence in Sweden, he served for many years in her standing army, and saw a great deal of military service. He was married in his native land, at the age of twenty three, to Miss Mary C. Thorman, and by her was the father of three children, of whom our subject is the eldest. His death, caused by an accident while engaged in raising a barn, occurred May 19, 1866. His widow died September, 1879. Charles, the subject of this sketch, grew to manhood on a farm, and then engaged in tilling the soil of rented land. He is now the owner of 178 acres of land in Cicero Township, Tipton County, and eighty acres in Jackson Township, Hamilton County. He has 216 acres under cultivation, well drained by tile drains at a cost of $1,200. He has a good residence, a commodious barn, 36x74 feet, and a straw barn 31x88 feet, a windmill for watering his stock, and $5,000 worth of the most improved agricultural implements. The fertility of the soil of his land is sufficient to enable it to produce from forty to sixty bushels of corn and twenty bushels of wheat to the acre. Altogether Mr. Teal's farm is the best equipped, and one of the most desirable in the borders of Tipton County. During the winter, he manufactures a great amount of barrel heading, using two ten horse power portable threshing engines to run the machinery. Besides this, he owns two sets of French buhrs, with which he grinds the feed fur his stock, and also for the stock of many of his neighbors. He was married, August 31, 1862, in this county, to Miss Elizabeth Sumner. They have three sons - Franklin, William and Jesse. Mr. Teal is a member of the I. O. O. F. Politically, he is of the Republican persuasion. He is one of the most enterprising and most esteemed men in the county.

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


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