George Deems jr

b. 7 June 1840, d. 8 June 1897

Father*George Deems b. 16 Mar 1815, d. 8 Mar 1843
Mother*Hannah Dudgeon b. c 1803, d. 11 Dec 1880
George Deems jr|b. 7 Jun 1840\nd. 8 Jun 1897|p1768.htm|George Deems|b. 16 Mar 1815\nd. 8 Mar 1843|p1591.htm|Hannah Dudgeon|b. c 1803\nd. 11 Dec 1880|p1762.htm|John M. Deems|b. 1776\nd. Feb 1833|p133.htm|Jane Greene|b. 1789\nd. 1856|p134.htm|||||||

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Birth*George Deems jr was born on 7 June 1840 at DeKalb County, IN. 
Marriage*He married Louisa Rude on 5 August 1866. 
Death*George Deems jr died on 8 June 1897 at DeKalb County, IN, at age 57. 
Note*He Biography of George Deems, pages 692/693. History of DeKalb County,
Indiana; B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, 1914

The name of George Deems will be one of the best remembered in
the history of DeKalb county of the present generation, for it was long
very closely associated with her agricultural interests, and although
he is today numbered among the silent inhabitants of “God’s acre, “ the
good he did, his many little acts of kindness and the influence of his
wholesome life still live and are potent in the lives of many who were
associated with him.

     George Deems was born on June 7, 1840, in DeKalb county, Indiana,
and was a son of George and Hannah (Dudgeon) Deems, both of whom were
natives of Pennsylvania and descended from some of the sturdy stock of
that old commonwealth. They were the parents of five children, John,
Eli, Mrs. Eliza Kepler, the subject of this sketch, all of whom are
deceased and William, who now lives on a farm in DeKalb county.

     George Deems received his education in the common schools, and
his early life was devoted to assisting in the work of improving and
cultivation their pioneer farm, for they were numbered among the early
settlers of this locality. He grew to strong and sturdy manhood and
became on of the substantial and influential citizens of DeKalb county,
enjoying a wide acquaintance and being held in high esteem by all who
knew him. He was an eye-witness of the wonderful transformation which
took place here from the days when the land was largely covered with
dense growth of timber and wild animals infested the forests, adding
anxiety to the other hardships of the pioneers. He never forsook the
basic art of agriculture, to which he was reared and eventually became
the owner of a good farm of ninety acres in Franklin township, to the
management of which he devoted himself until the time of his death,
which occurred on June 8, 1897. Such had been his life in the community
that his death was considered a distinct loss by all who knew him.
Although his life was a busy one, his everyday affairs making large
demands upon his time, he never shrank from his duties as a citizen and
his obligation to his church, his neighbors and his friends. He was
remembered as a man of great energy and rare judgment, which he carried
into all affairs in which he was held by all who came into contact with
him was but a just tribute to his worth.

     On August 5, 1866, Mr. Deems was united in marriage to Louisa
Rude, the daughter of Ariel and Sophia (Stoddard) rude, the father a
native of Massachusetts and the mother of New York state. To this
union were born eight children, namely: Mrs. Dora Richard, of Butler,
this county; Oran, who lives with his mother; Mrs. Minnie Thomas, who
also lives with her mother; Mrs. Hannah Hunting, of this county; Mrs.
Clara Allwood, of DeKalb county; and Emma, who died at the age of seven
years. The mother of these children, who was born on April 11, 1847,
is still residing on the old home farm and enjoys the respect and
esteem of all who know her. George Deems was not only successful in
his own private affairs and good neighbor and loyal to his own family,
but in the time of his country’s distress gave practical evidence of
his patriotism by enlisting as a private in Company H, Eighty-eighth
Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he valiantly served
three years, giving his country faithful and earnest service in the
suppression of the rebellion. in 1914. 


Louisa Rude b. 11 April 1847, d. unknown

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