George W. Merrill, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of George W. Merrill

GEORGE W. MERRILL was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, December 16, 1833; he is one of four children born to Nehemiah and Luna (Williams) Merrill; of this family, but two are living. When George was two and one-half years old, his father moved to Porter County and purchased 160 acres of land about three-fourths of a mile east of Flint Lake, where the family lived about three years; he afterward purchased land on the south shore of the lake, where they have since resided. On July 2, 1862, George W. Merrill was married to Ellen Crow, in Valparaiso. Three children were the result of this marriage - Rosa, Jennie and Lottie; the two first are dead. Mr. Merrill was brought up amid the primitive wilds and romantic scenery of this beautiful lake, then environed with timber, and a lurking place for Indians, deer, bears, and wild cats. Mr. Merrill has reduced fishing to an art; he has studied the nature and habits of black bass - the most valuable contained in the lake - to such an extent that he can catch tem when no one else can. He has been a member of the Methodist Church, and on all occasions an upright 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.
Page(s) in Source: 287

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