Local History and Genealogy

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Prize Large Family of Steuben County

     Above is a picture of Alonzo Williams, his wife, Ella Smith Williams, and their fourteen children, of Metz,
Steuben County, Indiana.  The father is a blacksmith, and his father and grandfather followed the same trade.
Mr. Williams and his wife have raised a family that is a credit to any community, and Metz, noted for her many good qualities, has added reason to be proud.  Mr. Williams and his family are all opposed to any undue publicity, and it was after a considerable amount of coaxing that Senator Powers, president of the Old Settlers' Association, was able to procure a photograph from which the cut has been made.

From:  "Steuben Republican", August 7, 1912.