Information submitted by Luanne
the Holben Homestead was located 11 miles east of
Oberlin Cemetery, 2 miles north and 1 1/2 miles east. The Holben and Vernon
Homestead's butted up against each other (Dad said, corner to corner on the
backside of the properties). GEORGE E. HOLBEN (1861-1941) AND HENRIETTA
M. "ETTA" THOMA HOLBEN (1858-1916) came to Decatur Co. in 1889 from
Kosciusko Co., IN.
Standing from left to right:
HAROLD HOLBEN (1886-1954), GRACE HOLBEN
(1883-1973), GEORGE E. HOLBEN (1861-1941), FANNIE FISHER HOLBEN (1892-1957)
(Wife of Harold. They later divorced.), MABEL HOLBEN (1895-1976)
George and Etta had a daughter ELVA FAYE HOLBEN
(Jun 1898-Oct 1899).
My parents RUSSELL D. "BUD" VERNON
(1926- Still living) and FRANCES G. "PAT" CAPPS VERNON (1927-1989)
lived in it in the 1950's and then Russell's sister, EILEEN VERNON MORGAN
(1924-1985) and her husband, GENE MORGAN (1925- Still living) and children
lived there until the 1960's when the house was torn down in 1968. Both
families moved to Colorado.
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