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Seneca Ball

One by one the old residents are dropping off, and younger men take their places. It becomes our present duty to record the death of Dr. Seneca Ball, who was one of the first settlers of Northern Indiana. He was born in Warren Co., Ohio, in the year 1798. In 1828 he moved to Lafayette, Ind., accompanied by his brother, Cyrus Ball, who is still a resident of that city. In 1832 Dr. Ball went to Laporte, and after residing there four years, became a citizen of Valparaiso. He was a physician by profession, and practiced medicine more or less during the greater part of his life. In the year 1838 he was an associate Judge of the Circuit Court, and in 1840 the citizens of Lake and Porter counties elected him to represent them in the State Legislature. From 1860 to 1868, Dr. Ball served as a Justice of the Peace, at which last period he moved to Iola, Kansas, until 1874. His health failing, his son, Mr. Erasmas Ball, of this city, visited Kansas and brought the old gentleman to his own house, where he has since remained, failing in mind and body, and where he died last Monday, between one and two P. M. His brothers, Mr. Cyrus Ball, of Lafayette, was present at the funeral service, which took place from the house Wednesday morning.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: October 7, 1875
Volume Number: 19
Issue Number: 40
Page: 3
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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