EDMUNDD OWEN, farmer, section 19, Harrison Township, was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, May 27, 1816. His parents, Zilophia and Rebecca Owen, were also natives of Pennsylvania. When he was eleven years of age his parents removed to Bloom Township, Seneca County, Ohio, where he was reared to manhood, and received a limited education. His parents were poor, and the schools still poorer. They had eight children, four living - Davis, Eleazer, Mary and Edmund. Mr. Owen was married August 16, 1836, to Lucy Beagle, born in October 1812, in Virginia, and daughter of William and Mary A. Beagle. She came to Fairfield County when quite young. Her parents finally removed to Seneca County. Mr. and Mrs. Owen have four children - Elizabeth, wife of David Woodruff, of Crawford County, Iowa; Rebecca N., wife of John Hipschman, of Harrison Township; John married Mary Gault in 1866; Sarah, wife of Charles H. Triplett, of DeKalb County, Indiana. In 1848 Mr. Owen came from Ohio to Noble County, Indiana, remaining there until the spring of 1865, when he settled upon his present farm. A part of his farm he has cleared since his location on it, and he now owns 198 acres of good land in excellent cultivation. His farm in Noble County he cleared and opened wholly himself. He has served three terms as township trustee; is a Democrat in his political views, and in his social relations is a member of the order of the Patrons of Husbandry.
Source: "History of Kosciusko County", 1919
Submitted: September 17, 2000