Harvey E. Musser has been a resident of DeKalb County since early infancy, and during his mature career of thirty years has been a member of the farming community of Franklin Township. He owns a farm of eighty acres in section 5 of that township.

Mr. Musser was born in Stark County, Ohio, February 23, 1863, a son of William and Catherine (Yutzler) Musser. Her father was a native of Pennsylvania. The mother was born in Switzerland and was fourteen years of age when she came with her parents to the United States. She grew up in Ohio and was married in Stark County. In 1865 the Musser family came to DeKalb County, Indiana, Harvey E. being then about two years old.

He was the oldest of seven children, and as a boy he attended the common school and acquired an education sufficient for his needs. He is a member of Hamilton Lodge of Masons, also belongs to the Hamilton Grange and in politics is a democrat. He and his wife are members of the Eastern Star.

December 29, 1883, he married Ida Hamman. They have five children: Effie, wife of Ozro Richey; Sherman, who lives in DeKalb County, near Hamilton; Ethel, wife of Leroy Hodges; Edna, wife of Err Lemon ; and Floyd, who married Laura Kauffman.

Mrs. Musser is a daughter of Adam and Rebecca (Curry) Hamman. Her father was born in Stark County, Ohio, May 12, 1838, and her mother in Columbiana County, that state, in March 1842. In the Hamman family were eleven children, and those living today are; Ida; Lydia, wife of Benjamin Duncan; Jesse, of Williams County, Ohio ; Cora, wife of John Rohrbaugh; Rebecca, wife of William May; and Miles, of Pleasant Lake Indiana. The Hamman family settled in DeKalb County in 1854. Mrs. Musser was reared in Franklin Township and attended the public schools there.

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



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