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Transcribed biography of Christian Summers

CHRISTIAN SUMMERS was born in Lewis County, State of New York, December 22, 1838; he is one of the nine children comprising the family of Christian and Magdalena (Naffziger) Summers, both of whom were natives of France. When an infant, his parents moved to Canada, and in 1852 they moved to Porter County, Ind. Here Christian resided on the farm until he was twenty-two years of age, when he began railroading on the Pan Handle route. He served ten years as an engineer. In 1874, he resumed the occupation of farming, which he has since followed. On September 12, 1861, he married Barbara Orther, a native of Bavaria. To this union there followed five children, four of whom survive - Ida E. Mary M., Jeannette E. and Clara A. Mr. and Mrs. Summers are members of the Reformed Mennonite Church. Mr. Summers has a good farm of 160 acres in this township, which he has occupied five years. He is much respected by all who know him.

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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