Robert H. Snowberger, one of the successful farmers and landowners of Northeast Indiana, was a veteran of the Civil war, and for over half a century has been identified with different agricultural communities in Steuben and DeKalb counties. He comes from a family of well known prominence in this section of Indiana, being a son of David and Evelyn (Haughey) Snowberger.

Robert H. Snowberger was born in Ashland County, Ohio, December 19, 1845, but grew up in Steuben County, acquiring his education in the California district school in Steuben Township. He was not yet eighteen years of age when on August 4, 1863, he enlisted in Company D of the Seventh Indiana Cavalry. He was in service for more than two years, receiving his honorable discharge February 2, 1866. He participated in the campaign in Mississippi, involving the battles of Okolona and Guntown, and saw much other active service. After his return from the army Mr. Snowberger did some ditching work for a year and a half, then bought a small stretch of land in Steuben Township, a few years later moved to DeKalb County, and remained there a year and a half, again moved to Steuben Township and then located on the farm where he had previously lived in DeKalb County, and remained there nine years. His next place was a farm of 200 acres in Pleasant Township of Steuben County, and that was his home and the scene of his activities for the next twenty-nine years. After leaving there Mr. Snowberger and his family lived in Angola for a year, and in March, 1918, he moved to his present place in Jamestown Township. His efforts have been prospered, and at the present time he owns about 359 acres in Pleasant and Jamestown townships.

Mr. Snowberger is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He married in 1867 Maria Lacey, daughter of Thomas Lacey. Some of the records of the Lacey family are found on other pages.

Mrs. Snowberger, who died in 1909, was the mother of five children, the first two dying in in- fancy. Those living are : Gary M. a dentist at Hudson; Grace A. the wife of Homer Brown; and Fred who also follows the profession of dentistry. Mr. Snowberger married for his second wife Mrs. Clara Baker.

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



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