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Title: Fred R. Haupt
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This is an age in which the farmer stands pre-eminently above any other class as a producer of wealth. He simply takes advantage of nature's elements, and, applying his own hands and skill, creates most of the absolute necessarites of life. The commercial world has come to recognize his importance and has surrounded him with many conveniences not thought of one hundred years ago. And the farmer has not been slow to take advantage of the improvements thus invented and offered. Among the up-to-date farmers of Warren county, Indiana, is the subject of this brief review.

Fred R. Haupt, of Pike township, is a native of the same locality in which he now lives, having been born on August 10, 1875. His father, Henry A. Haupt, who was born in 1844, was of Maryland Dutch parentage, while the mother, whose maiden name was Sarah E. Crawfor, was born in Warren county. They became the parents of seven children, of which number the subject is the third in order of birth, and all of the children are living.

Fred. R. Haupt remained with his parents until he was twenty-seven years old, when he married and began work on his own account. His farm, which is located in Pike township, is a fine tract of land and under his skillful management has produced abundant crops from year to year. Mr. Haupt is progressive in his ideas and gives the most careful attention to every detail of his work, the general appearance of the place indicating him to be a man of excellent taste and sound judgment. He received a good education in his youth, having taken the common school course and two years in the West Lebanon high school. Much subsequent reading and close observation have made him a well informed man.

On February 3, 1903, Mr. Haupt was uited in marriage with Floy E. McInnes, who was born on April 20, 1875, at Waverly, Illinois, removing to Warren county with her parents in 1900. To Mr. and Mrs. Haupt has been born one child, Orton Francis, on June 4, 1905.

Religiously, Mr. and Mrs. Haupt are faithful members of the Christian church at West Lebanon, which society Mr. Haupt joined at the age of fourteen years. Fraternally, he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Lodge No. 214, Knights of Pythias, at West Lebanon. His political views are broad and progressive, but he is not positively aligned with any party, preferring to be absolutely independent and vote as his conscience dictates. He is a man of splendid personal character and because of his correct life and his genuine worth he has long enjoyed the good will and confidence of his neighbors. He is in favor of all movements having for their object the uplifting of the people, morally, educationally or materially.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001042
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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