Preston B. Settlemyre, a citizen of Jackson Township, was born June 5, 1857, being the oldest of six children born to Charles W. and Mary (Hathaway) Settlemyre. Our subject was born in Warren County, Ohio; when but three years old his parents removed to Huntington County (1860). Was reared as a farmer boy; lived with father until his death, in 1874. After father’s death Mr. Settlemyre remained with his mother until her death, in 1876, when, two years later, he was married to Miss Nancy M. Arick, of Huntington County. After marriage he began farming on the old home place; remained at farming until 1884, when he began business as a tile maker, in Jackson Township, three miles southeast of Roanoke. Mr. Settlemyre runs a business of about $2,000 per year. Is a Republican in politics. He and lady belong to the United Brethren Church. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Settlemyre two children have been born, the oldest Charles A., born January 25, 1879; second, Tillie N., born May 15, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Settlemyre are good people; well respected by the community.
History of Huntington County, Indiana (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Jackson Township. Page 667 and 668.