Samuel Wintrode, a prominent farmer of Dallas Township, and a member of the family, which was its first settlers south of the river, was a native of Preble County, born August 2, 1837, being the youngest of a family of thirteen children, born to Henry and Elizabeth (Shiveley) Wintrode. There our subject was reared on the farm, remaining with his parents until he attained the age of twenty-four years, receiving a common school education such as was to be acquired in the primitive log school houses of those days. October 14, 1860, his marriage with Clarrissa Stephenson was solemnized, and to their union twelve children have been born, of whom these ten are now living: Daniel O., Sarah L., wife of Simon Beauchamp, Daniel N., Minnie A., Albert and Alonzo (twins), Maude, Jacob, Lodella and Earl; Samuel and Flonala, were the deceased children. February, 1860 [?, date as written], he entered the service of his country, enlisting in Company B, One Hundred and Fifty-third Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, serving until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged September 5, 1865. He has always made farming his occupation and he has been very successful. He now owns 314 acres of improved land. He belongs to the I.O.O.F., a member of Loon Creek Lodge, No. 322, also belongs to the G.A.R. fraternity. In politics he is a Democrat and was honored with an election to the office of Justice of the Peace in 1874, while a resident of Polk Township. Mrs. Wintrode is a daughter of Samuel and Phoebe (Buffington) Stephenson, who were among the first settlers of Polk Township.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Dallas Township, pages 633-4.