â€œHistory of Huntington County, Indianaâ€1914 By Frank S. Bash pg.724-25
Albert M. DeHaven. One of the oldest and most prominent families of Huntington county is represented by Albert M. DeHaven of Rock Creek township. He himself was born here forty-four years ago, was reared and educated in his native environment, and since attaining manhood has been closely identified with the farming and stock raising interests of the locality. Mr. DeHaven is owner and proprietor of the Loon Creek Valley Stock farm, a name which is registered in the county and which stands for thorough efficiency of agricultural methods, and a regular year in and year out prosperity for its owner. The farm comprises sixty-five acres in section 16 of Rock Creek township, six miles southwest of Markle and eight miles southeast of Huntington on the Browns Corners Gravel Road. Mr. DeHaven raises excellent grades of cattle and other stock, and is progressive in all his methods.
Albert M. DeHaven was born in Rock Creek township, December 12, 1869, a son of Joseph and Hannah (Ewart) DeHaven. His father, Joseph DeHaven, was a son of Samuel DeHaven, who came from his native state of Ohio to Huntington county in 1850 being one of the comparatively early settlers in Rock Creek township, where he lived until his death. Joseph DeHaven is still living, a prosperous and well known resident of Rock Creek township. There were three children in the family of the parents: Samuel M., of Rock Creek township; Caroline E., wife of Clarkson M. Lantis of Wells county, and Albert M.
The last named was reared on a farm, educated in the district schools, and all his early experience and training directed him to a career of usefulness in his present vocation.
Mr. DeHaven was married October 12, 1893, to Miss Emma L. Hoover, who was born in Rock Creek township, September 13, 1874, a daughter of Abram Hoover of Markle. Mr. DeHaven has no children. He and his wife worship in the Methodist Episcopal church at Barnes Chapel, known as the â€œWhite Church.â€ He is one of the stewards in the church, treasurer of the Sunday school, and very active in the support and general activity of his denomination. In politics he is a Democrat, though he has never shown any particular desire or willingness to enter politics more than to vote. Mr. And Mrs. DeHaven are quiet and honorable people, and are highly esteemed in their neighborhood.