Stephen Selman, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Stephen Selman

STEPHEN SELMAN was born in Germany September 26, 1840, one of a family of eight children, of whom there were four sons, namely, Martin, Stephen, John and August. His parents' names were John and Louisa; they were natives of Germany, where they were married and remained until after the mother's death. The father was again married, and in 1855 moved to Michigan City, Ind., where he now lives and has his fourth wife. In 1857, our subject left home, and came to Porter County, Ind., and July 26, 1861, enlisted in Company I, Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving four years and six months, and during that time was at the front in several hard battles. He came home on a leave of absence, and was married March 29, 1864, to Tennessee Baum, who was born in Porter County, August 6, 1840, a daughter of John Baum, the old pioneer of Morgan Township. After our subject's return from the war, he moved on the farm where he now lives. He owns 170 acres, and is the father of one son, William F.

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: 352

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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