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Jay County Indiana Biographies

Lester HORN, one of Jackson township's well known and progressive young farmers, is a native son of Jay county, a member of one of the old families here, and has lived in this county all his life. Mr. HORN was born on a farm in Penn township on August 20, 1888, and is a son of Ira M. and Mary ( DAVIS ) HORN, who are still living in that township. Ira M. HORN was born in Penn township and is a son of William and Emaline HORN, who were pioneers of that township, William HORN, having settled there when he came to this county from Ohio in pioneer days, establishing his home on a farm in that township and spending the remainder of his life there. In the schools of that township Ira M. HORN received his schooling and after his marriage began farming for himself on a rented farm in Penn township, later buying 124 acres in that same township, on which he made his home until he some years ago bought a "forty" in Penn township, in the neighborhood of his old home, and has since resided there. To him and his wife have been born four children, those besides the subject of this sketch being Meru, Russell and Forest HORN. Reared on a farm in Penn township, Lester HORN received his schooling in the neighborhood schools and remained at home until his marriage at the age of twenty-five, after which he rented the farm of eighty acres on which he is now making his home in Jackson township and has since resided there. Mr. HORN is carrying on his farming operations in accordance with modern methods and is doing well. It was in February, 1913, that Lester HORN was united in marriage to Ruby WRIGHT, who also was born in this county, daughter of John C. and Hester WRIGHT, and to this union two children have been born, a son and a daughter, Harold and Edith. Mr. and Mrs. HORN have a pleasant home and take a proper interest in the community's general social activities. In their political views they are Republicans.

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