Benjamin  Heistand

Malinda Heistand

            Benjamin Heistand (deceased), was a native of Montgomery County, Ohio, and was born December 28, 1S26.  He came to Shelby County in 1849.  He was married to  Melinda Nail, March 7, 1850.  He expired at Deland, Florida, March 28, 1887, and was buried there.  He served his country in the struggle for national life, enlisting in 1861, in Company F, Fifty-first Regiment, Indiana, and served five years.  He received an honorable discharge at Jeffersonville, Ind.  He was present and participated in a number of important engagements.  He was by occupation a farmer.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Addison [Township] Sketches", page 592.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Picture from Boetcker's
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