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Geddis, William

    WILLIAM GEDDIS, blacksmith, is a native of Richland County, Ohio.  He learned his trade in Knox County, Ohio, hwere he remained two years, subsequently working one year in Richland County, and then, in 1852, came to Noble County, Ind., where he has been identified ever since.  Mr. Geddis first settled in Jefferson TOwnship, where he remained two years.  Orange Township next became his residence, pursuing his calling there about six years.  He then removed to Allen Township, where he handled the hammer, etc., in Lisbon for about six years, after which he became a resident of Kendallville, where he still continues in his business.  He is considered a first-class mechanic, and is well known all over the county.  Mr. Geddis married, in 1853, Miss Mary J. Sheffer, of Morrow County, Ohio; they have seven children -- Martha M., Frederick, James D., Warren, Ellsworth, Hattie E., Merritt A. and ZSeth G.  Mr. Geddis is a member of the I. O. O. F.

Goodspeed, Weston A, Richard Collins, Thomas R. Marshall, W. L. Matthews;
Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical; Chicago, F. A. Battey & Co., 1882, p. 302-303.