DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Samuel Husselman
Contributed by Scot Vincent


Auburn Courier: Mar. 1, 1915

Lived in Dekalb Co. 79 years
    Samuel Husselman, aged 88 years, dies at the old Husselman homestead.         
    Samuel Husselman, aged 88 years, one of the early settlers of Dekalb county and one of the county’s most widely known farmers, died at 7:30 o’clock Sun. morning at the old Husselman homestead four miles north of Auburn.  He will be buried Tues. morning.
    Mr. Husselman lived with his son and wife, Mr. And Mrs. L.D. Husselman.  He had been sick but a week, when kidney trouble with which he was afflicted and the usual infirmities of old age, proved too much for the aged Dekalb Co. farmer.          Samual Husselman was born in Wayne Co. OH, Dec. 11, 1827, and at the age of nine years, came with his parents to Dekalb Co. where he has lived ever since.
    On Apr. 12, 1853, he married Miss Amanda King, who preceded him in death five years ago.
    Surviving him are four children.  They are Mrs. Jacob Amstutz, of Grant twp.; Adam Husselman, who resides north of Auburn; L.D. Husselman, who resides on the old homestead, and Mrs. John Monroe, of Richland twp.  The father was a member of the U.B. church at Maple Grove.
    Funeral services will be held at the Evangelical church at Waterloo at 11 o’clock Tues. morning.  The friends and immediate relatives will leave the L.D. Husselman residence at 10 o’clock.  Burial will be made at Waterloo.



Waterloo Press: Mar. 4, 1915

Samual Husselman died last Sunday
Funeral held Tues. forenoon. 
Nearly ninety years old.
Lived in Dekalb Co. for the past seventy-three years and helped to clear  the forests.         
    Samual Husselman, one of the pioneer residents of this county, who came here more than seventy-three years ago, died at the home of his son, Lewis, last Sun., and the funeral was held from the Evangelical church in Waterloo Tues. forenoon, and the internment took place in the Waterloo Cem. beside the grave of his wife, who died Apr. 9, 1910.
    Mr. Husselman was born Dec. 11, 1827 in Wayne Co. OH, and was the son of John and Catherine (Miser) Husselman.  When he was fourteen years of age he came to this county with his parents and settled on a farm midway between Waterloo and Auburn.  At the age of twenty-six his father gave him one hundred and sixty acres of uncleared land, and he at once set out to clear the land and by his untiring efferts he succeeded in getting the land under cultivation.
    At the age of twenty-three he was united in marriage to Amanda King, who was born thirty miles from Baltimore, MD, a daughter of John and Catherine King.  To this union was born four children, two sons and two daughters, Emeline, the wife of Jacob Amstutz, Adam, Lewis, and Edna, the wife of John Monroe, all of whom survive the aged parents.
    The subject of this sketch was a man of thrift and integrity and by his hard work and good management he has been classed as one of the stalwart citizens of the county.
    At the time of his death he was 87 years, 2 months and 17 days old.  He, with his wife, united with the Evangelical church in the year 1863, but six years later changed their church relation and united with the United Brethern church, of which they remained faithful members until their death.  Besides his four children, there are five grandchildren and one great grandchild, who mourn their loss.
    The funeral which was conducted by N.J. Clark, was largely attended.


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