John S. Buzzard, eldest son of George and Mary A. Buzzard, was born in Huntington County, Ind., May 24, 1845. He received a common school education, grew to manhood on his father’s farm, and remained with his parents until after his nineteenth year. February 1, 1865, he enlisted for one year in the One Hundred and Fifty-Third Indiana Infantry, with which he served for a period of about ten months, acting in a clerical capacity the greater part of the time. After his discharge he returned home, and for some time thereafter was engaged as clerk in the grocery house of W. H. Rhinehart, a business he subsequently abandoned for farming, which he now successfully carries on. He owns 160 acres in Sections 3 and 9, Lancaster Township, and is one of the leading farmers of the community in which he resides. August 26, 1866, he married Rebecca Shaffer, who was born in the county, September 19, 1848. The issue of this marriage are eight children, viz: William T., born Jun 10, 1867; Rosanna, born March 28, 1869; Louis S., born March 29, 1872; John F., born January 23, 1874; Charles A., born April 5, 1877; Jacob U. born October 14, 1879; Ora M., born April 23, 1882, and Bertie, born May 14, 1884. Politically Mrs. Buzzard is a Democrat; in religion a member of the Church of God, to which his wife also belongs.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Lancaster Township, p. 703 and 704.