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
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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