|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1870|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1945|
He married on July 8, 1897, Steuben County, Indiana, to Carrie Clink.
They are listed in the 1900 census of Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana. He was a farmer.
Children of Charles and Carrie:
Lucille Libey (b.Apr, 1899).
North C. Libey (1901-1953).
While Mr Libey's work and interests for many years have been identified with one farm in Salem Township of Steuben County, the record of his family in its different connections runs through two counties of Northeast Indiana, Steuben and DeKalb.
Mr Charles Libey was born in Steuben Township of Steuben County, July 31, 1870, son of George E and Matilda E (Houser) Libey.
The parents were both natives of Coshocton County; Ohio, his mother being a daughter of John and Mary (Gonser) Houser. John Houser was one of the early pioneers of DeKalb County, Indiana, locating in Fairfield Township in 1847 and living there until after the death of his wife in 1894, when he moved to Salem Township of Steuben County and lived at the home of his daughter Mrs George Libey until his death also in 1894. He had the following children: Matilda, Sarah, Ella, Katie and Louisa.
William Libey grandfather of Charles Libey, came from Pennsylvania to Ohio and from the latter state to Fairfield Township in DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1847. His farm cornered on that of John Houser. He and his wife died there, leaving a family of small children, George E, the oldest, David, Mary, Jacob, Elizabeth and Margaret.
George E Libey left DeKalb County in 1869 and located on a farm now within the corporation limits of Ashley in Steuben Township. He remained there about four years and then established his home on the farm in section 25, Salem Township, now occupied by his son Charles. In 1901 he and his wife moved to Hudson, where he died in April, 1902, and his wife in the following December. Both were active members of the United Brethren Church at Hudson. They had eight children: Frank, who died in 190O; Ulysses G; Sarah E, wife of William Fink; Almon G; Charles; John E; Bert W and Ora W.
Charles Libey grew up in Salem Township, attended the Osborne school there, and about the time he turned his majority he began farming the home place and also rented other fields near by. He bought forty acres of the old farm in 19O3, and gradually has expanded his property with the increase of his means until he now owns 100 acres. He has remodeled and added to all the buildings, and has one of the best sets of farm buildings in the township, including a house of modern equipment and comfort. Most of his time is now taken up with the business of his home place. For six years he was honored with and gave a most efficient administration of the office of trustee of Salem Township.
July 8, 1897, Mr Libey married Miss Carrie Clink, daughter of Charles and Catherine (Ritter) Clink. Her father was horn in Sandusky County, Ohio, in 1838, a son of George and Catherine Clink, and at the age of twenty years he came to Steuben County, later going back to Ohio, and in the spring of 1861 returned to Steuben County and in August of the same year enlisted in Company A, of the Forty-fourth Indiana Infantry. He was with his regiment two years, then reenlisted, and served until honorably discharged in September, 1865, holding the rank of sergeant. He was in many of the great battles of the war, including Fort Donelson, Stone River and Chickamauga. Charles Clink in 1869 bought a farm of 120 acres in Salem Township, and besides working the farm he also followed more or less the carpenter's trade.
Mr and Mrs Libey have two children. Lucille is a graduate of the Hudson High School, has taken three terms in the Tri-State College at Angola, and is now a teacher in the schools of Metz. North C is also a graduate of the high school at Hudson.
History of Northeast Indiana; LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties, Vol II, Ira Ford, 1920
George E. Libey (1838 - 1902)
Matilda Houser Libey (1841 - 1902)
Carrie Clink Libey (1876 - 1966)
North C Libey (1901 - 1953)*
Franklin Libey (1861 - 1900)*
Ulysses Grant Libey (1864 - 1942)*
Sarah E. Libey Fink (1866 - 1946)*
Almon G. Libey (1868 - 1940)*
Charles Libey (1870 - 1945)
John E. Libey (1872 - 1962)*
Bert W. Libey (1875 - 1956)*
Ora W. Libey (1878 - 1942)*
Created by: Carl Bennett
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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