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Transcribed biography of Eben S. Merrifield

EBEN S. MERRIFIELD, son of George C. and Mary (Parks) Merrifield, was born in Yates County, N. Y., July 25, 1836, where he attended the public schools, and at the age of twenty came to Valparaiso, this county, with his father; here he resided till 1861, engaged in the study and practice of law, when he was appointed to the position of clerk to the House Committee on Post Office and Post Roads, at Washington, D.C., which position he held during one session of Congress, and was then appointed to a clerkship in the Treasury Department, in which he faithfully discharged his duties until 1864, when he returned to this county and located in this township on Section 34. He was married, in 1861, to Miriam F. Wolff, daughter of John and Marcia Wolff, and to their union have been born two boys and two girls - Ralph C., Maud (deceased), Lydia and John (deceased); he is a Republican in politics, and was a delegate to the National Convention, held at Cincinnati, in 1876; his farm product chiefly consists of hay, as he gives more attention to stock-rasing than to agriculture. In his specialty he has made a success, and he now probably has the best stock farm in Porter County; he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in good standing, and is universally regarded as a worthy and useful citizen.

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.
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