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Transcribed biography of Ezra S. Beach

EZRA S. BEACH, son of Truman and Catherine (Burke) Beach, was born April 18, 1837. Truman Beach was born in Connecticut in 1805; was reared a farmer, and was married in Canada in 1832. In 1836, the Beach family, consisting of Ezra and Polly (Stoddard) Beach (grandparents of our subject), and six children came to this county, where the children still reside. They all settled on adjoining farms in Washington Township. Truman Beach and wife there resided until 1856, when they came to Valparaiso, remained one year, and they purchased a farm in a state of nature, but now one of the best improved farms near Valparaiso. For many years Truman conducted a nursery, but of late has retired from active life, and the farm is managed by Ezra S. The old place consists of fifty-six acres, but Ezra S. owns the old homestead of 160 acres additional in the same township. Ezra S. was educated in the common schools, but finished his education in the old Male and Female College of Valparaiso. He was married, September 12, 1860, to Miss Jennie E. Fifield, who has born him six children - Truman A., who died when seventeen year's old; Kittie, George, Minnie, Mark and Ray. Mr. Beach is independent in his political views.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 235

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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