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199. Herman Eugene11 Teegardin (Russell Lowell10, Phebe Eliza9 Haughey, Timothy8, Robert7, Robert6, Johannah5 King, Francis4, Pieter De3 Coninck, Pieter De2, Francois De1) (#3993) was born Ostego Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana 09 Jan 1917. Herman died 15 Mar 1972 Steuben Co., Indiana, at 55 years of age. His body was interred Mar 1972 Teegardin Cemetery.

from Susan Musser Minch


Herman Eugene Teegardin, 56, of route 2, hamilton, died thursday evening at Cameron Hospital, Angola, after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were held at the Swift Funeral Home in Hamilton at 2 pm Monday with the Reverend Amos McGinnis Pastor of the Hamilton United Methodist Church officiating. Internment followed in Teegardin Cemetery, north of Hamilton.

Teegardin was born in Steuben County on January 9, 1917, the son of Russell and Carrie (Burkhart) Teegardin. His mother resides in Hamilton.

Survivors also include his wife, the former Evelyn Everitt; one daughter, Mrs Hal (Marilyn) Musser, Fort Wayne; a son, Steve, also of Fort Wayne; one brother, Ronald, Route 2, Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. Preston Moody, Crooked Lake, Angola; and three grandchildren.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE MARRIED EVERITT-TEEGARDIN A very quiet wedding was solemnized New Years Eve when Miss Evelyn Everitt of Hamilton, became the bride of Herman Teegardin, son of Mr and Mrs Russell Teegardin of Hamilton. The bride wore royal blue with grey accessories. Miss Evelyn Teegardin of Hamilton Paola, Kansas, sister of the groom was maid of honor. She was attired in green with brown accessories. The groom was attended by Orpheus Everitt, of Kokomo, brother of the bride. The single ring ceremony was read at the home of and by Rev. John Humfreys. Both the bride and groom are graduates of Hamilton High School.

Sept 1995 per Evelyn Everitt Teegardin Herman and Evelyn were married in the "Chapel in the Garden" in Angola, Indiana. Orphie and Evelyn stood up with them, and were the only witness to the wedding. Evelyn was home from school in Kansas, and encouraged them to get married during Christmas vacation. They had been planning a small church wedding in the spring, but with Evelyn's encouragement they decided to elope on New Years Eve.

per Evelyn Everitt Teegardin Herman Teegardin was born January 9, 1917 in Steuben County. His parents are Russell and Carrie Teegardin. They lived at the old Jacob Teegardin farm. At that time, the original log cabin stood on the property. Herman had 1 brother, Ronald Dean, and 1 sister, Evelyn. The children were raised on the farm and attended the one room school house in the area. Herman graduated from Hamilton High School. He maried Evelyn Everitt on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 1936. They were both 19 years old. They set up housekeeping in the original Timothy Haughey frame house at "Haughey Corners". This is where Marilyn was born. Later they moved east of Cooney, Ohio on Rte 20 and rented a farm. Around 1940 they had saved enough money to purchase a farm in Ostego Township, Steuben County. Son, Steve, was born here. Herman worked ground that was part of the original Teegardin, Everitt and Haughey homesteads. The farm consisted of 170 acres, and a large herd of black Angus cattle. Herman and Evelyn enjoyed camping and fishing. They made many trips to upper Michigan and Canada. They originally camped in a tent, later a cab on the back of a truck, and finally purchased a truck camper. many miles were covered by the pair through out the western and southern United States, and much of Canada. Evelyn's brother, Paul had a cabin on an Indian Reservation in Canada which they traveled to frequently. Herman always wanted to drive to Alaska, but his 5 year struggle with cancer never allowed that to happen. He died on March 15, 1972. Prior to his death they auctioned the farm and all of it's belongings. They moved to a cape cod home on the channel, Stonestreet Addition, at Hamilton Lake. Herman was a member of CCC during WW II, and was deferred from the war as a farmer needed at home. He also served on the Board for REMC.

Herman Eugene Teegardin and Evelyn Alberta Everitt had the following children:

child + 282 i. Marilyn Jeanette12 Teegardin (still alive).

child + 283 ii. Steven Paul Teegardin (still alive).

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