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Jay County Indiana Biographies

Noah N. WALTER, one of Jay county's well known and substantial agriculturists and landowners, proprietor of an excellent farm in Greene township, where he makes his home, rural mail route No. 7 out of Portland, has been a resident of this county for many years. Mr. WALTER was born on a farm in Hancock county, Ohio, August 29, 1853, and is a son of Frederick and Melvina ( DEAL ) WALTER, the latter of whom was born in Fairfield county, that same state. Frederick WALTER was born in Germany and remained there until he was past his majority when he came to America and located in Fairfield county, Ohio, where he not long afterward was married. After his marriage he bought an eighty-acre tract of unimproved land in Hancock county, Ohio, built a cabin on the place and proceeded to clear and develop it. He made a good farm there and came to have other land holdings as time went on, these including a quarter section of land in Jay county, which he took on as an investment. He and his wife were the parents of eleven children, those besides the subject of this sketch being John, Samuel, Peter, Catherine, Mary, Caroline, Sophia, George, Joseph and Sarah. Reared on the home farm in Hancock county, Ohio, Noah N. WALTER received his schooling in the schools of that county and remained at home until his marriage when he assumed the management of the home farm and there remained until he came to Indiana and bought the place on which he is now living in Greene township, this county. Mr. WALTER's original purchase there was of a tract of eighty acres, but this he has increased and now has 100 acres, which he has improved in admirable shape and has an excellent farm plant. He is a Democrat and is a member of the United Brethren church, a member of the board of trustees of the same, and also has served as class leader and steward. It was while living in Ohio that Noah N. WALTER was united in marriage to Nancy Jane FELLERS, a daughter of Andrew and Sarah ( BERGMAN ) FELLERS, and who died at her home in this county in June, 1909. To that union, were born four children, Floyd E., Elma Pearl, Eva and Clara, all of whom are living. Floyd E. WALTER married Anna DENNIS and has had six children, four of whom are living, Orlett W., Inez, Emmet and Ima. Elma Pearl WALTER married Harry BRUNSON and has six children, Donald, Laurence, Gladys, Ethel, Rozann and Earl. Eva WALTER married William BARNETT and has one child, a son, Herbert, and Clara WALTER married Orville MYROM and has one child, a daughter, Ruby Jeannette.

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