Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

One Township's Yesterdays Chapter XXVII  


REUBEN KALEY was born and reared in Pennsylvania, married in Ohio, and was a pioneer settler of Union Township.

His wife, MARY CROUSE, was born in Germany, came to America in he early girlhood, and grew to womanhood in Ohio. She was the mother of five children. After her death, Mr. KALEY married again and to this union seven children were born.

REUBEN KALEY settled in Union Township in 1845, and as was customary with the pioneers, selected timber land as the site of his homestead. The first four weeks after his arrival were spent in a rail pen, but as soon as possible he erected a log house and commenced the clearing of the place. At that time he was simply one of a few white settlers, surrounded by woods and lurking creatures of the wild. He spent the remainder of his life in the southwestern part of the township where he had settled.

The REUBEN KALEY lands were in the Zion neighborhood. He also had forty acres northeast of Lake Maxinkuckee, near the BUCKLEW Cemetery.

A daughter, Sarah A. born near Bellevue, Ohio, married JACOB L. MYERS in 1866.