SANFORD MENDEL, farmer, Sparta Township, was born in Manchester Township, September 12, 1826. His parents, George and Margaret (HUFFMAN) MENDEL, were natives of Virginia, the former born in a1785, the latter in 1794. They were united in marriage in Virginia, and in 1816 immigrated to Dearborn County, settling in Hogan Township on what is know as North Hogan Creek. In 1818 they removed to Ripley County, but returned to Dearborn County subsequently, and purchased a farm in Manchester Township, where the father died in 1861, the mother in 1880. Their children were thirteen in number, our subject being the sixth. He spent several years of his early life in boating on the Ohio and Mississippi RIvers, and was married in Manchester Township, this county, February 21, 1861, to Lovina HEUSTIS, who was born in Manchester Township, December 12, 1833, and was a daughter of Elias and Sarah (ELLIS) HEUSTIS. After his marriage Mr. MENDEL purchased and settled on the same farm on which he now lives. Mr. and Mrs. M. are parents of four children, viz: Ella J., Louisa C., Sarah A. and Margaret M.
"HISTORY OF DEARBORN AND OHIO COUNTIES, INDIANA-1885"
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