Stephen C Emenhiser

INDEX TO "THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA; VOLUME II BIOGRAPHICAL" by B.J. Griswold Chicago: Robert O. Law Company 1917 STEPHEN C. EMENHISER has been a resident of Allen county from the time of his birth, in a scion of an honored pioneer family, and is today one of the representative farmers and stock growers of Jackson township, where he is the owner of a well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres. He purchased this place when he was a young man and shortly prior to his marriage, and his devoted young wife proved his efficient coadjutor when he set to himself the arduous task of reclaiming the timber at the time when it came into his possession. Thus through his energy and good management have been made all the improvements that now mark the place as a model farm, the house, barns and other farm buildings having been erected by him and independence and prosperity having crowned his well ordered endeavors. In connection with diversified agriculture Mr. Emenhiser raises live stock of the better type, including full blooded Shropshire sheep and Poland China swine. Mr. Emenhiser has not only been one of the world's productive workers, but has also stood exponent of broad minded and progressive citizenship. He served one year as township supervisor and for the long period of sixteen years was an influential and valued member of the advisory board of Allen county. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party, he was formerly in active affiliation with the Improved Order of Red Men, and he and his wife are earnest members of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Monroeville, from which village they have service on rural mail route No. 1. Mr. Emenhiser was born in Madison township, this county, on March 2, 1865, and is a son of Joseph and Adeline (Clark) Emenhiser, the former of whom was born in Pennsylvania, of German ancestry, and the latter in Virginia, of English lineage. The marriage of the parents was solemnized in the state of Ohio, whence they came to Allen county more than half a century ago and established their home on a pioneer farm in Madison township, where they passed the remainder of their lives, in the meanwhile contributing a worthy quota to the social and industrial development and progress of the county. Of their fine family of sixteen children the first born died in infancy; Adam is now deceased; Katherine was the third in order of birth; James is deceased; Mrs. Jennie Tood resides in Richmond, Indiana; John is a resident of Jackson township; Adeline is deceased; William is a resident of Texas; Mrs. Abigail Stoneburner resides in Hoagland; Stephen C. of this review, was the next in order of birth; Mrs. Sarah Kantro maintains her home in New York, and Mrs. Minnie Bardey in Buffalo, New York; David is a resident of Hoagland and his twin sister, Delilah, is deceased. Stephen C. Emenhiser acquired his early education in the pioneer schools of Madison township and in the meanwhile assisted in the reclamation and other work of the home farm. He has never severed his allegiance to the great basic industry of husbandry and has for many years been one of the vigorous exemplars of farm enterprise in his native county, as intimated in a preceding division of this article. On October 18, 1899, he married Miss Emma Davidson, daughter of Richard and Mary (Livingston) Davidson, who were born and reared in Licking county, Ohio, and who came to Allen county, Indiana, in 1888. They here resided four years on a farm in Jefferson township and then removed to Kalida, Putnam county, Ohio, where the father passed the remainder of his life and where the widowed mother still resides. Of the children the eldest, Marion, is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Mrs. Ella Pritchard lives in Ohio; Mrs. Emenhiser was the third child; John and Homer reside in Ohio, the former in the city of Toledo; James is deceased; Richard is a resident of Bay City, Michigan, and William is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Emenhiser have seven children: Mrs. Grace Fernet, Mrs. Ada Starchime, Charles, Augustus, Leonard, Stella and Homer. Edward, the fifth child, is deceased, and Augustus, Leonard, Stella and Homer remain at the parental home.

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