Biography of Lewis Ansted
Monroe County, MI Biographies





LEWIS ANSTED, a merchant and farmer of Bedford, came there in 1864 with his parents, Jacob and Elizabeth (Welker) Ansted, on their removal from Washington township, Sandusky county, O., where he was born August 1, 1846. March 1, 1870, he was married to Marietta, daughter of Elisha and Harriet Amsrnda (Reynolds) Hayden. They have six children, five boys and one girl, the oldest of whom is seventeen, living with them on their hundred and twenty acre farm, and have lost two boys by death. In 1880 he opened a general store at Temperance, and on the establishment of a postoffice there, was appointed postmaster, which place he now fills. In politics he is a strong Prohibitionist, and in religion a member of the Free Methodist church, in which he has been trustee and treasurer for over eight years.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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