Randolph County, Indiana
the communities where David Huber has spent his life he has maintained a
very high place in the confidence and esteem of his neighbors, being regarded
as a representative citizen in every relation of life, discharging every duty
devolving upon him with commendable fidelity and proving himself worthy the
respect with which he is treated by all who know him. He is an excellent
example of the progressive modern farmer and his place is one of the best kept
and best improved in the neighborhood of Deerfield.
Mr. Huber was born in Darke county, Ohio, July 20, 1863. He is a
son of John H. and Catherine (Coleman) Huber, whose family
consisted of three children, namely: Jacob who was a school teacher for
twenty years is now farming near Randolph Station, this county, married Annetta
Somers and they have two children, Celia and Dolly; Sarah
married N. W. Fields, of Deerfield, and they have two children, John
and Weldon; David, of this sketch is the youngest of the trio.
John H. Huber, father of the subject of this review, was born in
Nuremberg, Germany, in 1835, and there he spent his early boyhood, emigrating
to the United States in 1846, first locating in Dayton, Ohio, then removed to
Indiana. He located in Ward township, Randolph county in 1879 and located on a
farm where he still resides. He has worked hard and managed well and good has
come to him by his efforts in the New World. He has been twice married, first,
in 1858, to Catherine Coleman, with whom he lived happily for a period
of thirty-eight years. She was born on October 3, 1838, in Darke county, Ohio.
Her death occurred on November 2, 1896. In 1900 Mr. Huber married Annetta
Beisel, nee Ganger. He is owner of a fine farm of three hundred and
sixty-five acres, and is a stockholder and director in the State Bank of
Ridgeville, and was vice-president of the same for a number of years. His
father was a brewer in Germany where he spent his life.
David Huber grew to manhood on the farm and assisted his father
with the general work about the place when a boy. He received a good education
in the common schools. On November 25, 1893, he married Lou Brown, a
daughter of W. S. Brown, a well-known carpenter and builder, who married
Evaline Simmons. Mrs. Huber was reared to womanhood in her native
community and received a common school education. Her parents formerly lived in
The following children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Huber:
John Weldon, born October 19, 1894, is a successful teacher in
Ward township, although but nineteen years of age; William Renney, born
January 21, 1896; is studying for a teacher's career; Ara, born January 22,
1898, is also preparing to be a teacher; Owna, born May 30, 1901; Mamie,
born April 18, 1905; Downa, born April 5, 1907.
Mr. Huber has been very successful as a general farmer and stock
raiser and has followed these pursuits since boyhood. He is now owner of a fine
and productive farm of one hundred and ninety acres and has a good dwelling and
outbuildings. Politically, he is independent, and he attends the Methodist
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
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