Location: Allen County IN

Biographical Sketch of George H. Schwan

Schwan, George H.; Consular Agent for the German Empire; born, Cleveland, March 27, 1860; educated, Cleveland public schools: graduated from Concordia College. Ft Wayne, Ind., 189; took post-graduate course, Concordia University, St. Louis, Mo.; read law and admitted to the bar in 1882; began practice in Cleveland and continued same until elected to the common pleas bench in 1904; appointed by Gov. Nash to Police Court, in 1901, to fill out an unexpired term; member a number political organizations; Republican; member German Lutheran Church.

Biography of George W. Pens

George W. Pens. The oil fields of Kansas have attracted to them men of experience who have made this industry the study and the business of their lives. It is through the expert work and knowledge of these men that the industry had been developed to its present proportions. No mere tyros could have brought about the present great production; it needed the activities of experienced, trained oil producers to develop and regulate this great industry, which is proving to be one of the state’s greatest assets. Perhaps Indiana had contributed as many of these men as any other state,

Coryell, Ruth B. Bushong Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Ruth B. Coryell passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla on May 22, 1984. She was born January 24, 1896 at Fort Wayne, Indiana, daughter of John Bushong and Jennie Riser Bushong. She was married to Floyd Ritenhouse (dec.) and Harry Coryell (dec.). She was a home maker most of her life. She is survived by two sons, Floyd William Ritenhouse and Robert D. Ritenhouse; three daughters, Dorothy Dacey, Edna Pae, and Lorraine Coryell; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Wallowa Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

Gibson, Larry Edward – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Larry Edward Gibson, 60, of Alder Slope, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, with family members at his side. Larry was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer and died after a six-month fight and a short hospital stay. Larry was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he graduated from Bishop Luers High School in 1966. He continued his studies at Lewis University in Lockport, Ill., where he earned a BS degree in political science and history, with a teaching endorsement. He also served six years in the military policy in the

Daugherty, Lew – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon L. Daugherty Taken Suddenly Thursday Well Known North Powder Farmer Died Soon After He was Taken to Baker Hospital Lew Daugherty, whose farm is near North Powder and who has lived her for many years died at 6 o’clock last evening at the Protestant hospital, Baker, from a stroke or internal hemorrhage, suffered at his home only a few hours previously. He had complained of a headache that morning and rested later in the day. About 4 o’clock he appeared to be stricken and never recovered, an ambulance taking him to Baker. Dr. C.D. Houser

Biographical Sketch of L. G. Roberts

L. G. Roberts, dental surgeon, Mattoon; was born in Ripley Co., Ky., Jan. 18, 1846; his father, R. B. Roberts, was a dentist by profession, and a minister in the Christian Church; his father came with his family to Indiana when L. G. was but 3 or 4 years of age, and in the fall of 1864, he came to Illinois; his education was derived mostly from the common schools; at the age of 18, he entered the dental office of Dr. Allen, in Ft. Wayne, Ind.; in 1864, he worked under instructions with Dr. Moore, of La Fayette, Ind.;

Biography of William Studabecker

William Studabecker was born in Allen County, Indiana, in 1851; he is the son of David and Elizabeth (Wilt) Studabecker. His father was a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Maine. When Mr. Studabecker was two years of age his father moved the family to Van Wert County, Ohio, and there engaged in farming until his death in 1858. The subject of this sketch was reared to the labor attending a life upon a farm, and after the age of ten years was deprived of any schooling facilities; at twenty years of age he learned the shoemaker’s trade and

Biography of Donald W. McLeod

Donald W. Mcleod is one of the prominent and well-known citizens of Riverside and has been identified with many of the leading public enterprises of the colony for the decade of years preceding 1890. Mr. McLeod is a native of Nova Scotia, born at Scotsburn, Pictou County, November 18, 1841. His parents, Duncan R. and Annie (Fraser) McLeod, were of Scotch descent. Mr. McLeod was reared upon his father’s farm, and early in life became familiar with the practical duties of farm life. He was given the advantages of a good education, and at nineteen years of age graduated at

Biography of Samuel C. Evans

Samuel C. Evans, one of the most prominent men of Riverside, and who has spent over fifteen years of an active business life in conducting some of the largest business enterprises in the colony, one of which is the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company, came to Riverside in 1874 and purchased a half interest in nearly 10,000 acres of land, known as the Hartshorn tract; the land is now known as the Arlington part of Riverside and Arlington Heights. Captain W. T. Sayward, of San Francisco, was the owner of the other half. These gentlemen in the same year commenced

Biography of George W. Suttonfield

George W. Suttonfield was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, February 14, 1825. His father, Colonel William Suttonfield, a native of Virginia, was in the regular army, under General Harrison, in the Black Hawk war. He built the first house in Fort Wayne and lived there until his death, which occurred in 1841. His wife, Laura (Taylor) Suttonfield, was a native of Connecticut. They had six children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the fourth. He attended Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana, for four years, and in 1849 came to California. He started from Fort Smith, Arkansas, in April,