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

One Township's Yesterdays Chapter XXIX  


In the late spring of 1864, HARVEY and MARY JANE (ROGERS) THORNBURG, with their family, moved to Marshall County from Van Wert County, Ohio. Their son:
    Celestion E., was only ten months of age at the time. He was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, July 14, 1863. As a youth, he worked on his father's farm in the summer and attended school in the winter; and at the age of eighteen began to teach in the district school. For a number of years, he continued as a teacher, and in 1886 located upon a farm in Union Township. In 1890, he was a candidate for Trustee on the Democratic ticket, and was defeated by but one vote. He also engaged in the selling of agricultural implements. In 1886, he was married to LAURA B. GROSSMAN, daughter of DAVID L. GROSSMAN. There were two children:
      Harvey D.