John M. Settlemyre, a farmer of Jackson Township, was born April 3, 1840, being second of four children born to William and Anna Settlemyre, of Warren County, Ohio. Our subject was reared as a farmer boy in Warren County, Ohio, until twenty-one years of age, when he came with one brother to Indiana in 1860. After removal to Indiana they began farming and clearing on a farm given them by their father. In 1872 he was married to Margaret Arick, of Huntington County. After he had been married two years he began building on his farm a good building. Mr. Settlemyre has remained on the same farm ever since he came to Indiana. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Settlemyre two children have been born, the oldest James – Elmar. Mr. and Mrs. Settlemyre are good people, well respected by the community. He is a Republican in politics.
History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Jackson Township. Page 667.