Louis F. Tracy, a farmer of Pleasant Township, was born in that township near where he now resides, November 9, 1853, and was the son of Mathew J. and Susan M. (Smith) Tracy, whose history appears elsewhere. He was but three years old when his mother died. His entire life thus far has been spent in Pleasant Township. During his boyhood and youth he worked on a farm, and also assisted his father at the carpenter’s trade. August 3, 1873, he was married to Miss Louisiana Pierce. She was born in Pleasant Township, February 27, 1854, and was the daughter of James and Amanda E. (Davis) Pierce. They began housekeeping on a farm in the southern part of Pleasant Township, where Mr. Tracy pursued the vocation of a farmer until the death of his first wife, October 29, 1879. He was married to Miss Maggie E. Brewer, January 11, 1882. She was born near Whiteland, July 19, 1862, and was the daughter of John D. and Fannie (Webb) Brewer, the history of whom appears elsewhere in this work. Ever since their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy have resided in Pleasant Township, and the entire attention of the former has been given to farming. They moved to their present home in Section 16, March 1, 1887. They own 246 acres of land which is well improved, and most of which is in a splendid state of cultivation. They are the parents of two children: Ethelyn Grant, born April 23, 1884, and Mathew Virgil, October 18, 1886, both of whom are living. Mrs. Tracy is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Tracy is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Masonic lodge.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 820.