Aaron M. Carr. One of the fine farms longest under one continuous ownership and management in DeKalb is the William Carr farm, two miles south of Auburn.

Its original settler, William Carr, is still living there, at the venerable age of eighty-seven. The responsible head of the farming business for many years has been his son, Aaron M. Carr.

The latter was born on this farm October 2, 1868, and is a son of William and Fannie (Shuger) Carr. William Carr was born in Richland County, Ohio, June 2, 1832, and was brought to DeKalb County in 1839. He grew up in a pioneer environment, and began the improvement of the land comprised in his present farm in 1859. He is the oldest member of the Auburn Lodge of Masons and is a democrat in politics. His wife died in 1872, and of their six children three are living: Margaret, widow of David Dulany; Nora, wife of Miles Osbun, living in Spokane, Washington, and Aaron M.

Aaron M. Carr grew up on the home farm and was educated in the common schools. November 25, 1899, he married Anna Strebe. She was born at Auburn March 14, 1871, and was educated in the common schools. They have three sons : William F., the oldest, attended the Auburn High School two years and married Florence Antrup, who lives in Jackson Township, and Walter A., and George A. have both completed the work of the common schools.

Aaron M. Carr is affiliated with Auburn Lodge No. 191 of the Knights of Pythias, and Lodge No. 566 of the Loyal Order of Moose. He is quite active in the democratic party. Mr. Carr with the aid of his sons operates his farm of two hundred acres and handles good livestock of all kinds.

("History of Northeast Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties," Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1920)



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