Lynette Bio, Harris E. Hurlbut. Being an old settler in this county, Mr. Hurlbut is entitled to more than a passing notice in onr county history. He was born Dec. 11, 1810, in Hartford, Conn., and is a son of Ebenezer and Fannie (Brewster) Hurlbut. The latter was a descendant of Mr. Brewster, of Mayflower renown. Mr. H. was educated at Hartford. He went to Buffalo, N. Y., in 1826, and clerked for Mr. Flagg, a cousin of his, for three years. In 1829 he went to Rochester, N. Y., and to Onondaga county, N. Y., in 1831; learned the tinner's trade; came to this county and purchased 160 acres of timber land; worked at the tinner's trade for ten years; served as Justice of the Peace from 1840 to 1861; was elected by the Republican party to the Indiana Legislature from this county in 1843-'4; was Postmaster from 1849 to 1853; practiced law in Mishawaka for 24 years; in 1874 retired from active business, having accumulated a large fortune, and now living in comfort.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana Chicago, Chas. C. Chapman & Co. published in 1880 History of Saint Joseph County Penn Township