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Transcribed biography of Charles O. Seamans

CHARLES O. SEAMANS, Justice of the Peace, was born November 15, 1841, in Wheaton, Ill. He is the eldest of eight children born to Alvin and Almira (Munyan) Seamans, the former a native of Connecticut, and the latter of Massachusetts. The paternal ancestors of our subject have been traced back to the Pilgrim Fathers. His grandfather Munyan, was in the war of 1812, and great-grandfather Munyan was a soldier of the Revolution. The gun he carried in that war is in possession of our subject. Esquire Seamans lived with his father in Wheaton until about twenty years of age; he attended the college at Wheaton, and when twenty years old, he began teaching. After a year, he entered the Chicago School of Trade, to prepare himself for a book-keeper; after his course was finished, he entered a retail grocery establishment in Chicago as clerk, and in six months had worked up to the position of book-keeper, continuing in their employ for about five years. He then came to Chesterton and purchased the "Railroad House" (now Johnson's Hotel), and officiated as "mine host" for five years. He then engaged in blacksmithing for three years nearly, when he received an injury in horse shoeing, and was an invalid until March, 1881; he again took charge of the hotel for about three months. He then traded the hotel for his present farm, and has since been engaged in superintending it. He is a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity and the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was elected to the office of Justice of the Peace in the spring of 1880, and has served with ability; he was a Republican, but has adopted the Greenback faith; he was married in October, 1864, to Jennett Odell a native of New York, and born within a mile of Niagara Falls.

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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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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