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Solomon Lewis

Mary Anne Lewis Caudill (View posts)
Posted: 21 May 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Lewis, Snider, Rinehart
From Brant and Fuller History of Huntington County Indiana, 1887.

Solomon Lewis is a native of Montgomery County, Ohio. He was born January 9,1820. His parents were Nathaniel and Nancy (Snider) Lewis, natives of Canada, and emigrated to the United States soon after their marriage. In 1828 they removed to Wayne County, Ind., and in 1930 they were both carried away. Our subject spent his young life on a farm. At the age of twenty-one he began to do for himself by engaging at farm work. In 1841 he was married to Margaret Rinhart, a native of Preble County, Ohio, and principally raised in Henry County, Ind. This union was blessed with seven children: Christina, Jacob, Leander, Isabella, Melsona, Amanda, and Daniel, of whom Isabella and Melsona are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis are members of the German Baptist Church, and and have been identified with this denomination twenty-five years. They came to Huntington County over forty years ago when it was almost a wilderness, but a great change has taken place since their arrival. Mr. Lewis began life a poor boy. He now owns a fine farm of 180 acres in Section 22. his improvements are first-class, which speaks well for the judgement of Mr. Lewis. Honest and upright in all his dealings, he now holds the respect and confidence of the entire community. Politically he is a Republican, and firmly believes in the principles of his party. He has dealt with his children liberally, and has assisted them in securing homes. He is a public-spirited man, and always indorsed any enterprise of a public nature which would benefit the community at large.

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