Homer L. Casebere is one of the younger men whose enterprise entitles them to special consideration among DeKalb County agriculturists. Mr. Casebere operates the fine old Casebere farm in Stafford Township, on the eastern edge of the county. This farm has many characteristics to be admired in the way of improvements and productiveness, and its good features are by no means covered up and lost sight of by the name chosen by the owner and officially recorded among farm names in the court house at Auburn. This name is "Just-A-Mere Farm."

Mr. Casebere was born on this farm July 27, 1887, a son of S. S. and Flora (Dunkle) Casebere. His father was born in Williams County, Ohio, January 22. i860, son of George and Mrs. (Knisely) Casebere. His parents now reside at Butler and are active members of the Christian Church there. S. S. Casebere has been quite active in the republican party and was formerly township trustee and member of the County Council. In the family were three children: Lester, who married Lottie McDaniel, of Stafford Township ; Mabel, wife of Frank Lyons, of Wilmington Township ; and Homer L.

Homer L. Casebere grew up on the home farm and finished his education with two years in high school. He married Princess Thomas, daughter of Elder Fred A. Thomas of Milford, Indiana. Mrs. Casebere finished her education at Valparaiso University. They have three children : Mabel, born October 1, 1912; Harold, born May 31, 1914; and Rachel, born January 22, 1916. The family are members of the Christian Church and Mr. Casebere is one of its elders and also a teacher in the Sunday school.

His farm comprises 155 acres and while it furnishes him ample employment for all his energies he has other interests, being a member of the Arctic Shipping Association of Arctic, is secretary of the Hobb Threshing Company, and a stockholder in the Hamilton National Bank at Fort Wayne. He is also a member of the Grange and is a republican in politics.

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



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