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
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
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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