Theodore Hunt. The passing years have dealt pleasantly with Theodore Hunt, one of the prosperous farmers of Franklin Township, DeKalb County. He has lived in DeKalb County most of his life, has worked hard for his prosperity, and enjoys high standing as a citizen and has a happy family around him.

Mr. Hunt, whose sixty-eight acre farm devoted to general crops and livestock is six miles north of Butler and near the Town of Hamilton, was born at Fostoria, Ohio, October 9, 1864, a son of Theodore and Harriet H. (Boughton) Hunt. His father was born near Fostoria and his mother was a native of Connecticut, coming when a girl with her parents to Seneca County, Ohio. In 1867 the Hunt family moved to Williams County, Ohio, locating five miles northwest of Bryan. In 1877 they settled in Franklin Township of DeKalb County, but after several years sold their property and returned to Bryan for about two and a half years. They then resumed their residence in Franklin Township, where the father and mother spent their last years. They were active members of the Methodist Church and the father was a worker in the Grange and was a past grand and member of the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Politically he was a stanch republican. He and his wife have eight children: Ellen and H. B., both deceased; Emma, wife of John Hinkle; Mary, deceased wife of Ed Hinkle; Theodore; Hattie, wife of Arthur Oberlin; Eben; and Jennie, wife of Oren Aldrich.

Mr. Theodore Hunt was about thirteen years old when his parents first came to Franklin Township. He completed his education in the district schools, and after the age of nineteen began his independent career. On December 31, 1883, he married Belle Taylor, daughter of Jasper S. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt have three children: Grace, wife of Bert Oren; Ida, wife of Guy Obbendorph; and Ralph T., who makes his home with his father.

Mr. Hunt is affiliated with Hamilton Lodge No. 648 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is a past grand, and he and his wife are both members of the Rebekahs. Politically he is a republican.

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



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