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This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  


Source:  BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL RECORD of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887:

JONAS LIBY, deceased, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, September 3, 1838, where he grew to manhood, and was educated in the common schools. He was a carpenter by occupation, learning his trade in his native State. May 31, 1863, he was married to Miss Catharine A. Fulk, who was also a native of Mahoning County, Ohio. Her parents, Jacob and Susanna (Kale) Fulk, were natives of the State of Ohio, the mother born in Springfield. They removed to Trumbull County, Ohio, when Mrs. Liby was quite young, and there she was reared. Her parents still reside in Trumbull County, where the father follows agricultural pursuits. The father is a member of the German Reformed church, and the mother is a Lutheran in her religious views. Nine children were born to them, five sons and four daughters. To Mr. and Mrs. Liby were born twelve children, as follows -William F., Charles W., Jacob H. (deceased), Harvey E. (deceased), Eliza S., Adam P., Seymour F. (deceased), Tiby A., Jonah A., Rosa O., Susannah S. and Grover C. Mr. Liby came to Adams County, Indiana, in 1867, and the following spring he settled on his farm on the southwest quarter of section 34, Kirkland Township, where he followed farming till his death causing universal regret throughout the community in which he had made his home for so many years. His widow and family still live on the home farm in Kirkland Township, and are respected citizens of the county.