Randolph  County,  Indiana

David  Huber

            In 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 Jackson township.
            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 Episcopal church.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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