Frank Teutsch owns a lot of good land in DeKalb County, his home farm of eighty acres being in Troy Township. He has another tract of seventy acres in the same township and 120 acres in Franklin Township. He has been a hard working citizen and farmer for over twenty years, and in that time has bought and paid for, largely from his labors and the products of the soil, 130 acres of the land he owns. He keeps good livestock of different grades, and is an active member of the Arctic Cooperative Association.

Mr. Teutsch was born in Franklin Township March 13, 1873, a son of Peter and Artemisia (Olds) Teutsch. Peter Teutsch was born in Alsace, trance, March 22, 1830, a son of Michael Teutsch, who brought his family to America in 1860, settling in Franklin Township of DeKalb County. Peter Teutsch grew up on the farm, was educated partly in France and partly in DeKalb County, and he lived in Franklin township until late in life, when he retired to Butler, where he and his wife died. He married Artemisia Olds January 3, 1873. Her father was an early settler of Franklin Township and she was born in DeKalb County. Peter Teutsch and wife were members of the United Brethren Church, and he was a republican in politics. They had four children, one dying in infancy. The three living are Frank; Foster, who married Elsie Campbell and lives in Franklin Township; and Leota, wife of Logan Woods of Fort Wayne.

Frank Teutsch spent his early life on the home farm and acquired a common school education. On June 20, 1898, he married Saloma Mark, who was born in Franklin Township. Since his marriage Mr. Teutsch has occupied and operated his home farm of eighty acres. He is a republican in politics. He and his wife have three children: Mildred, Loren and Roy. Mildred graduated from the common schools in 1919.

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



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