Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Glezen, Samuel A.: Born near Ireland in Dubois County, Indiana, the son of Edward A. and Mary (Dillon) Glezen. His Grandfather, James Glezen came form Pennsylvania in about 1830, entered land near Petersburg, Indiana, built a cabin and sent for his family. Before the family arrived he was dead of pneumonia. His Grandmother, Elizabeth (Hammond) Glezen was the daughter of Jacob Hammond, who was decorated by General Washington during the Revolution, and later served as his private secretary while he was President.

His father, Edward, was the fourth of six children of James and Elizabeth and was about six years old at the time of his arrival in Indiana. To help support his family he got a job caring for the horses of a Doctor Leslie, later studied medicine, entered land near Ireland and practiced his profession as a country doctor. He married Mary Dillon and to this union were born ten children of which Samuel Augustus was the eighth.

His father deeded him eighty acres of land and on December 23, 1890 he was married to Eva Anderson, daughter of Barton and Elizabeth Anderson, farmers near Petersburg, in Pike County, Indiana and to them were born four children. Helen the oldest passed away at the age of fourteen. Gladys married A.D. Alexander who has been engaged in the undertaking business in Evansville, Indiana for a number of years. They have two children, Kenneth G. who is associated with his father. He and his wife, Barbara, have two children, Kay and Tommy. Their daughter, Georgetta is married to Robert Miller, who is engaged in the soirting goods business in Henderson, Kentucky and they have two children Bobby and David.

Ward Anderson, the only son of Samuel and Eva Glezen has been associated with Mont Eagle Mills for forty years and is now President of that firm. He married Mary Brown who is now deceased and they have three children, Roberta, Bruce and Paul. Roberta is married to Forrest H. Sprowl and they and their two children, Palemla and David reside in Appleton, Wisconsin where Forrest is in the sales department of the Fox River Paper Corporation. Bruce is associated with Mont Eagle Mills. He married Marilyn Cunningham and they have two children, twins, Debora and Robin. Paul is a student in the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His wife is the former Dorothy Luthman.

Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Samuel and Eva Glezen is married to Mac N. Kirk who is associated with Mont Eagle Mills, who have two sons, Sam and John. Sam is preparing for the ministry at the University of Illinois. John is a high school student.

Samuel Glezen lived on his farm until 1916 when he traded for a one-half interest in the Mont Eagle Mills and moved to Oblong. In 1926 he became the sole owner continuing the business until 1953 when he retired turning the business over to his son, Ward, daughter Betty, son-in-law Mac and grandsons Bruce who are incorporated as Mont Eagle Mills, Inc.

On Dec. 23, 1955 Sam and his wife celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary both being in good health.

Sam and his wife and their family have been active in the Methodist Church of Oblong since coming to town. He has been a Master Mason for sixty-five years and was three times master of his lodge in Indiana and he is now a member and Past President of the Oblong Rotary Club.