Aaron Litle (Lytle) (1800 - 1870)

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Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States
Managed by: Ron Hallberg
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About Aaron Litle (Lytle)

"Aaron Lytle was a blacksmith by trade, and went to Pennsylvania when a young man, and from there came to Wayne County, Ohio, where he married. He quit blacksmithing when about thirty-five years old, and engaged in speculating, buying and selling land, merchandising, etc. During the financial crisis of 1837, he lost the greater part of his means.

In 1840, he came to Porter County, purchasing an improved farm of 169 acres in Boone Township, and in the spring of 1841 moved his family out. In 1852, he sold his farm, moved to Valparaiso, and bought a steam sawmill near town which he operated for some time. He speculated in land, and engaged in other business enterprises until his death, in the fall of 1870."

(source: "Counties of Porter & Lake, Historical and Biographical" Goodspeed & Blanchard, 1882)

"Aaron Lytle......was a native of New Jersey, but when a young man went to Wayne County, Ohio, where he married Miss Hannah Jones. At first he followed the trade of blacksmith, but later in life he became a farmer. To his marriage were born six children, who grew to mature years: Richard; Margaret, who died young; Aaron W., Thomas G., Sallie and Elizabeth. Mr. Lytle became moderately well off and lived to be seventy years of age. He came to Porter County in 1841, settled on Horse Prairie, but moved from there to Valparaiso in 1852, his death occurring two miles north of that city. He was a man of positive character, and took a decided interest in political affairs. At one time he was a candidate for the State Senate. The Whig party to which he belonged being in a minority in his district, he was defeated. He later espoused the principles of the Republican party. Socially, he was an Odd Fellow.

(source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.)

Obituary: Porter County Vidette, Thursday 13 October 1870, page 3 SUDDEN DEATH--Aaron Lytle, an old citizen of Porter County, well known to all the elder citizens, died very suddenly last Saturday night. He was in the City on Saturday, went to hear Mr. Colfax speak, and went home apparently as well as usual. While eating supper he complained of a pain in his head, and left the table. In a few moments he was dead.

He was buried on Monday by the Odd Fellows. A very large number of citizens turned out to pay the last tribute of respect to this good man. He resided near Flint Lake, and was the father of Mayor Lytle, and R. W. Lytle of this city. The burial was conducted by the Odd Fellows, and was made impressive and interesting by the ritual services of that order.

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Aaron Litle's Timeline

1800
February 4, 1800
Pennsylvania, United States
1824
March 6, 1824
Age 24
Wayne, Ohio, United States
December 2, 1824
Age 24
Wayne, Ohio, United States
1832
November 19, 1832
Age 32
Wayne, Ohio, United States
1839
January 15, 1839
Age 38
Ohio, United States