Charles J. Walker, whose home and farm are in
Union Township l 1/2 miles east of Auburn, is a
member of an old and prominent family in DeKalb
His grandfather, John R. Walker, was born in
Yorktown, Pennsylvania, in 1808, and married Catherine Frumrine. In 1835 he moved to Columbiana
County, Ohio, and in 1844 came to DeKalb County
and bought 160 acres in section 35 of Smithfield
Township. He cleared most of the timber from
the land and in 1860 bought another quarter section.
George K. Walker, a son of this pioneer, was
born in Indiana, in Smithfield Township, and married Anna Ashelman. She was a daughter of John
W. Ashelman, who became one of the largest land
owners in DeKalb County. George K. Walker and
wife were married in DeKalb County and are now
living at Waterloo, Indiana. They are members of
the United Brethren Church and the father is a
democrat in politics. There are four children:
John, of Grant Township; Alice, wife of Charles
O. Spear; William, of Smithfield Township; and
Charles J. Walker, who was born on a farm in
Smithfield Township December 3, 1880, was educated there in the district schools and is a graduate
of the Waterloo High School. For ten years he
has been a prosperous farmer and a breeder of
Holstein cattle. He is a democrat and he and his
wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. December 24, 1912, he married Mary Funk.
She was born in Allen County, Indiana.
("History of Northeast Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties," Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1920)
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