Local History and Genealogy

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


George E. Libey

George E, Libey was born in Richland County, Ohio, January 15, 1838, and died at his home in Hudson, Indiana, April 24, 1902, aged 64 years, 3 months and 9 days.

George E. Libey
In 1847 he moves with his parents to DeKalb County, this state, which was at that time almost a wilderness.  In 1870, he moved to Steuben County, where he has since resided. He was married to Matilda Houser, January 20, 1861.  To this union was born eleven children, eight sons and three daughters.  Four of the children preceded him to the land of rest.  Three died in infancy, and the eldest son, Franklin, about eighteen months ago.  Mr. Libey was converted to God in 1878. uniting with the United Brethren church.  HE was true to the church of his choice and remained faithful until death.  His end was that of the perfect man - a peaceful end.

The church has lost a faithful member, the wife a kind and loving husband and the children a fond father.  But their loss is his eternal.  He leaves a companion, seven children, three sisters, two brothers, sixteen grandchildren and many friends,  Funeral services were held at the U. B. church in Hudson, Sunday April 27, at 10:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. H. Tussing.