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Nathaniel Gandy Retires  



After Twenty Years
Successful Service in the Business, Mr. Nathaniel Gandy Retires

Fifty years ago, Nathaniel Gandy arrived in Marshall countv.

He was but a year old at the time, but was a bouncing boy and had the appearance of a lad that would make his mark in the world. His boyhood days were spent in Polk township ona farm situated ten miles north of Plymouth. For several years after his arrival in this county the Indians were his next door neighbors, and the meat used upon the table consisted of venison and other wild game, of which there was an abundance. For several years he attended the district schools aud procured what education the circumstances would permit, as the school houses were few aud far between.

When he was 19 years old he enlisted and was enrolled in the 33rd Indiana Infantry, and remained at the front until the close of the war, when he returned to Marmont and engaged as a farmer, and followed the busiiness for ten years, when he sold his farm and engaged in the livery business at Bremen, and successfully carried on the same for one year, when he sold out and established a livery at Plymouth which he conducted successfully for eight years, when he sold his interests and came to Marmont, where he has resided ever siuce, most ot the time being engaged in the livery business.

It is a conceded fact that Than is “law when it wflfnes to talking of the good qualities of a horse, and is considered as good a veterinary surgeon as can be found anywhere. During all these years he has become well know all over the country by noted horsemen, and we are safe in saying that no man in the country has more friends than Nathaniel Gandy, whose ambition through life has been to treat everybody "on the square".

Last July, nearly a year ago, he has a stroke of paralysis, and for weels he lay upon his bed, and but little hopes were entertained of his recovery, but through careful nursing and having naturally robust constitution, he weathered the blast and is today in a fair way of being restored to permanent health.

Yet, he was wholly unfit to look after his interests in the livery business, and after twenty years serce to the publice he retires, having sold out his interests in the barns here to his partner, Mr. Abram Hayes, the transaction occurring Saturday, the 27th inst., and in retiring feels that he has left the business in good hands as no more conscientious or honorable men than Hayes and Son can be found.

We understand that Mrs. Gandy will sell vechiles of every discription this summer, a business he thorughly understands, and we predict, if his health is fully restores, he will enter the livery business again somewhere, for really the business of a man's life is not so easily given up.

In the meantime the Herald wishes the new firm success. 2 Apr. 1897






Culver Herald March 18, 1898 - Another Old Pioneer Gone

When we stop to consider that there is about seventy-six million of people in the United States, we, in the hurry and rush of busness, hardly realize the emphatic fact that each individual has to meet death alone, that each individual has to answer to the call, whether prepared or not. Some live a great many years in this world of suffering and sorrow, aud the fact that they lived will be reverently remembered because of their suuny disposition, spotless character and worth toward elevating humanity. When individuals die, nearly all have friends to mourn their loss, and the subject of this sketch not only leaves a large circle of friends, but she leaves sons and daughters, who as the years roll by, will cherish more and more the memory of that mother who guided their footsteps in childhood, and counseled them in manhood and womanhood, and who, at the eve of her death advised them to make all preparation to meet her in that better world, where sorrows cease, and all is joy and peace forever more.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Sunday at 11 o’clock a. m., Rev. Howard officiating. The church was filled with a large concourse of citizens to pay the last respects to this aged neighbor. The remains were laid to rest in Culver cemetery by undertaker Easterday.

The following relatives from abroad were present: Francis Gandy, Assumption, Ill.; James V. Roher, grandson, Milwaukee, Wis. Lafette Roher and wife, Argos, Ind.; Joseph Miller and wife, Warsaw, Ind.; Ed. Weaver and wife, South Bend, Ind., Barney Gandy and wife, Plymouth.

Jane Coney, was born in Milville township, Cumberlain county, New Jersey, September 13, 1813 and died in union township, Marshall county, Indiana, March 11th, 1898, being 84 years five months and 26 days old.

She was married to Nathaniel Gandy in the year of 1830, and to them were born 13 children, seven boys and six girls- The husband and six of the children preceding her in death. Seven of her children are still living and were in attendance at the funeral.

She came with her husband to the state of Indiana in 1832, and settled in Franklin county and lived there 13 years, when she moved to Marshall county and lived here until her death.

She united with the United Brethren church about 45 years ago, but transferred her name to the M. E. church eight years ago. She had a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a few great great grandchildren.

She died in the triumph of a living faith, saying that she was going home to God.






Nathaniel Gandy Birth about 19 Jun 1804 in New Jersey Death 4 December 1887 in Marshall County, Indiana Aged 83Y 5M 15D. buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall, Indiana married Jane Coney, was born in Milville township, Cumberlain county, New Jersey, September 13, 1813 and died in union township, Marshall county, Indiana, March 11th, 1898, being 84 years five months and 26 days old. Their children:
Joseph Gandy born abt 1833 Indiana

Mary J Gandy born abt 1835 Indiana

Francis M Gandy Birth 16 Nov 1838 in Jay Co, Indiana Death 29 Nov 1926 in Assumption, Christian, Illinois, married Christina RipleyBirth 24 Mar 1840 in Logansport, Cass, Indiana Death 26 Oct 1935 in Assumption, Christian, Illinois daughter of David Ripley & Christina Garn

Adam P Gandy Birth abt 1841 in Indiana Death 26 May 1891 in Marshall County, Indiana Aged 50y 5m 10d. buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall, Indiana married 31 Mar 1860 in Marshall County, Indiana Jemima Smith Birth 12 AUG 1839 in Marshall County, Indiana Death in Indiana daughter of Charles Marshall Smith & Lettice Gillam

Margaret W. Gandy Birth 28 Feb 1842 Indiana Death: 17 Feb 1931 - Culver, Marshall, Indiana Buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married 26 May 1859 - Marshall county Indiana Oliver Morris Birth 20 Sep 1838 - Union twp. Marshall county Indiana Death 1922 11 Nov 1922 - Marshall county Indiana Buried Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana son of Elihu Morris & Lucinda Blakely

Nathaniel 'Thane' Gandy Birth 2 Jan 1846 in Indiana Death 8 Dec 1914 in Marshall County, Indiana buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall, Indiana married Sarah E. Bucklew
    Death of "Thane" Gandy
      Nathaniel Gandy passed awar on Tuesday monring at 11 o'clock after a long period of falling health. He age was 69 years. He had been a resident of Culver for many years and in his younger days was an active citizen. He had the friendship of all who knew him, for he was a man of kindly heart and genial manner. The funeral will be held at the Reformed church on Thrusday at 2 o'clock Dec. 10 1914


    Nathaniel Gandy, son of Nathaniel and Jane Gandy, was born Jan. 2, 1846, in Jay county, Indiana and died Dec. 8, 1914, in Culver, aged 68 years, 11 months and 6 days.

    On April 6 1865, he enlisted in Col. F 33d Reg. Ind. Vet. Vols., and was honorably discharged at Louisville, Ky., July 21, 1865.

    On Nov. 15, 1868, hew was united in marriage with Sarah E. Bucklew.

    During the pastorate of Rev. Klopfenstein Mr. Gandy was received into the fellowship of Grace Reformed church of which he remained a member until his death

    He is survived by his wife, one daughter Mrs. I. D. Swigert of Logansport, two brothers Allen of Culver and Francis of Assumption, Ill.; three sisters Mrs. Oliver Morris and Mrs Emeline Venner of Culver and Mrs Lorena Rohr of Argos and other more distant relatives.

    For nearly 18 years Mr. Gabdy has bee a constant though patient sufferer

    The funeral services at the Reformed church, conducted by Rev. A. J. Michael, were largely attended. The pallbearers were Comrades Myers, WIlson, Blanchard, Samuel Osborn, W. H. Cook and Sheuerman. - Dec 17, 1914


Emeline Gandy born abt 1846 Indiana

Martha Gandy born abt 1850 Indiana

James E Gandy born abt 1855 Indiana






March 18, 1898 - Samuel Medbourn has purchased the residence owned by the late Mrs. Jane Gandy this week; consideration, $600.






Nathaniel Gandy Birth: 19 June 1804 Death: Dec. 4, 1887 Aged 83Y.5M.15D.

Year: 1850; Census Place: My Division, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M432_160; Page: 472B;
Household Members: Name Age
Nathanel Gandy 44
Jane Gandy 38
Joseph Gandy 17
Mary J Gandy 15
Francis Gandy 11
Adam Gandy 9
Margaret Gandy 7
Nathanl Gandy 5
Emeline Gandy 3
Martha Gandy 0

Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M653_278; Page: 742
Household Members: Name Age
Nathaniel Gandy 54
Jane Gandy 44
Frances M Gandy 21
Adam P Gandy 20

Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M593_342; Page: 204B; Image: 412
Household Members: Name Age
Nathaniel Candy 66
Jane Candy 57
Lusena Candy 18
James A Candy 17

Year: 1880; Census Place: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 139A; Enumeration District: 105;
Household Members: Name Age
Nathaniel Gandy 75
Jane Gandy 67
James E. Gandy 25






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