John N. Summer, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of John N. Summer

JOHN N. SUMMER was born in New York State December 28, 1836, the eldest of seven children born to Christian and Magdalena (Noffsinger) Summer, natives of France, who came to America in 1833, and were married in 1834. When John N. was two years of age, his father moved to Canada. Here John went to school until fourteen years old; his father then, in 1850, moved to this township, where John worked at farming until twenty-three years of age, when he married Miss Sabina Ritter, who has borne him four children - Salvina, born April 6, 1860; Hattie A., July 18, 1863; William E., February 23, 1865; and Anna A., January 16, 1868. During the earlier years of his married life, Mr. Summer made his home with his parents, but at times, resided with his wife's people. He is now living on a half section of land belonging to R. P. Wells, and is prospering as a farmer and carpenter. He is a member of the Mennonite Church, and is well thought of by his neighbors.

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: 390-391

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