H. F. Billiter was born March 16, 1819, being the second of nine children born to Joseph and Elizabeth (Shaffer) Billiter. Our subject’s father ws reared in Pennsylvania, afterward moving to Ohio, and after living several years in Ohio, moved to Indiana. He was of Dutch descent. He was a large man, dark complexioned, and of great energy and endurance. He was a poor man when he moved to Ohio, but in after life accumulated a vast amount of property. He was a Democrat in politics, and was very much respected in the community in which he lived. Our subject is a farmer, living in Section 12, Wayne Township, and was born in Pennsylvania, where he remained until he was two or three years of age, when he removed with his father and mother to Ohio, where he remained for about twenty-five years. In the mean time, he was married to Drusilla Staton, of Ohio. He afterward moved to Indiana (1853) where he has remained ever since. There was a great deal of game here when he first located, but he was not much of a hunter. Mr. and Mrs. Billiter have had nine children, two death, James F. and Serena, and seven living; Mary J., Joseph H., Sarah H., Rebecca M., William N., Turner, and Lucius. Mr. Billiter was a Whig in early days, but afterward became a Republican. He is a member of Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge, No. 333. Mr. Billiter and wife are very much respected.
History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical sketches of Wayne Township, page 876