Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:Edward W. Welch b.1833 son of Edward & Isabel (Dunken) Welch
Post Date:December 24, 2004 at 17:29:47
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 747, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"E. W, Welch was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1833. His father, EDWARD WELCH, was born in the same state February 29, 1802. He learned to be a miller, and was married, in Perry County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1826, to MISS FANNIE HICKS, who bore him one son - JOHN H. - and died shortly after. The following year, he married MISS ISABEL DUNKEN, who gave birth to nine children - JAMES F., EDWARD W. ISABEL, ANN M., MATILDA, WATSON D., GEORGE W., EPHRAIM A., and WILLIAM A. About 1836, the family moved to Miami County, Ohio; nine years later, they went to Shelby County; in January, 1852, they moved to Cass County, Indiana, where MRS. WELCH died June 11, 1868, and MR. WELCH August 24, 1876. E. W. WELCH was married in Cass County August 4, 1853, to CHARLOTTE DEMOSS, who was born in Cass County January 7, 1835, and who died September 11, 1854. August 1, 1858, MR. WELCH married HESTER A. DEMOSS, who was born in Cass County, November 23, 1839, and is the daughter of PETER J. and LOVINA DEMOSS, and sister of his first wife. In April, 1866, MR. WELCH purchased eighty acres of land on Section No. 7, this township, and at once moved thereon, and has since made it his home. His eleven children were as follows: LAURA A., AMANDA C., MARTHA J., EMMA M., THERESA B., IDA F., JOHN F., an infant son (deceased), WILLIAM A., EDDIE L., and CORA. MR. and MRS. WELCH are members of the Seventh Day Advent Church."