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Transcribed biography of Wheeler Rich

WHEELER RICH was born in Rush County, Ind., October 17, 1830, and is the eldest of eleven children born to David and Margaret (Kolb) Rich; his father was a native of Ohio, born in 1811, and came to Indiana at an early day; his mother was born in George in 1807, and also come to Indiana at an early day; they were married in 1829; his father followed farming until his death, January 9, 1865, and his mother died in October, 1878. Wheeler Rich enjoyed a home with his parents until he reached manhood, and received in the meantime a fair education. On January 9, 1857, he was married to Rebecca Petro, a daughter of John and Mary (Sutton) Petro, born in Warren County, Ohio, in 1825. In 1851, Mr. Rich came to Porter County, and settled on the farm he now owns, at the time a woodland. By hard labor he has improved 130 of the 171 acres, besides erecting good buildings; he has a fine a stock farm as can be found in the township. Mr. and Mrs. Rich are members of the Christian Church. In politics, Mr. Rich is a liberal Democrat.

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: 361

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