Shelby  County,  Indiana

John  H. Zauss

          John H. Zauss  was born in Hanover, Germany, July 27, 18 19.  He attended school until fourteen years old and then worked at the shoemaker's trade.  In August, 1847, he started for America, landing at New Orleans, and went from there to Cincinnati by boat, where he landed December 30, 1847.  He then went to Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained until 1853, and then located in Decatur County, Indiana.  Here he bought land and this taking all his means, he depended on his hands for support.  In 1866, he purchased his present farm of ninety acres.  He abandoned his trade many years ago and now gives exclusive attention to farming.  He was married February 11, 1848, at Cincinnati, to  Miss Mary Miller,  who was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1822. By this marriage seven children were born, of whom six are now living.   Mary, wife of  George Scherrer, of Howard County, Indiana;  John  a farmer in this State;  Emma, wife of  Mr. Litziner [Letsinger], of Shelbyville, Indiana;  Elizabeth, wife of  John Ridgeway, of Syracuse, Nebraska;  Frederick, carpenter, of Syracuse, Nebraska;  Amelia, wife of  William Weaver.  Mr. Zauss by hard work has made himself a good home.  He and his wife are worthy members of the Lutheran Church.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,   Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Steve Kellar

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