Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


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Son in law of Catherine (DUNNUCK) TIMMONS // Catherine dau of John 1773

  Source: Biographical & Historical Record of Kosciusko Co. IN. Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL , Published 1887, Pages 478-479, contributed by Sue N. Haschemeyer  
  Thomas B. SARBER is a native of Kosciusko County, Indiana, born in Harrison Township October 4, 1842, a son of Abraham and Louisa (Hendren) Sarber. The parents were married in Franklin County, Ohio, where they remained two years. They then sold their farm and moved to Putnam County, Ohio, then a dense wilderness, their nearest white neighbors being ten miles distant. They lived there six years. While in Putnam County they entered and bought several tracts of land, on one of which Abraham Saber founded the town of Kalida, the county seat of that county. On another he cleared 100 acres. In 1836 he sold out and moved to Iroquois County, Illinois. They lived in that State four years, till the fall of 1840, when they moved to Kosciusko County, Indiana. In 1841 he built a saw-mill at Palestine, and in 1843 he built a grist-mill at the same place. While in the mill business in 1843 he sawed the lumber for the first frame court-house built in Kosciusko County. These were the first mill of any importance in the south part of Kosciusko County. In the fall of 1843 he sold his mills and bought a farm in the north part of Harrison Township, where they lived till 1863, at which time his wife (Louisa) died. He bought another farm near Atwood and also a residence property in the town of Atwood, living there at the time of his death. He was twice married, his first wife dying in 1863. For his second wife he married Miss Eliza Crane, of Hamilton County, Ohio, who is now a resident of Riverside California. To this union was born one son -- David, who edits a daily paper in Riverside California. By his first marriage Abram Sarber had eight children of whom William, Adam, Melissa and Amanda were born in Ohio; Mary in Illinois and Thomas B., Dorothy and John in Harrison Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Four of the children are still living in Kosciusko County, and all are married and prosperous men and women. Thomas B. Sarber, whose name heads this sketch, received his primary education in the schools of his native township, completing his education at Warsaw, Indiana, in 1858 -- '59. He was united in marriage May 24, 1863 to Miss Martha A., daughter of William and Catherine (Dunnuch) TIMMONS who were natives of Delaware and Maryland, respectively. They subsequently lived in Fayette County, Ohio, and in 1845 settled in Wayne Towship, Kosciusko County, Indiana, where thy have since made their home. To Mr. and Mrs. Sarber have been born

three children --

Edson B.
born in Allen County, Indiana, married Miss Ollie Rickel, a daughter of George W. and Mary Rickel, of Franklin Township; (1870 census list him as being 6 yrs. old)

Louisa C.
born in Harrison Township, is not deceased, Source: Biographical & Historical Record of Kosciusko Co. IN. Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL , Published 1887, Pages 499-500, contributed by Sue N. Haschemeyer (Louisa is not listed in the 1870 census)

Andrew W.
was born in Seward Township. (1870 census list him as being 1 yrs. old)

Both sons have received good educational advantages, and Edson B. has followed the teacher's profession for a number of years in whcih he is very successful. Andrew has taught two terms and is also well qualified to make teaching his profession if he so desired. After his marriage our subject located in Allen County remaining there one year, when he returned to Harrison Township, Kosciusko County. In 1866 he purchased and removed to his present farm in Seward Township, which at that time was almost an unbroken forest. An old log cabin has been built a number of years before, but no improvement had been made on the land. Mr. Sarber has cleared the land and made all the improvements making it a very attractive and valuable farm. His pleasant and commodious cottage was completed in 1872, and his barn the following year. Mr. Saber was in 1884 the choice of the Democratic party for county sheriff, and although defeated in a largely Republican county he ran over 100 votes ahead of his State ticket, which show his popularity though-out the county. He takes an active part in the local politics of his township, and has been a member of the Democratic Central Committee. He built the first store in Burkett, Indiand, in the spring of 1882, which is now owned by Adam Horn, the druggist of that place. He was also a passenger on the first train of cars in Seward Township. He is an enterprising and public-spirited citizen of his township, taking an active interest it its welfare. Timmons Descendancy