Prominent among the younger set of farmers in Shelby county, Indiana, none is better known than John N. Snodgrass, of section 5, Moral township. He is a farmer by nature and inclination and is noted as a breeder and authority on trotting horses.
He was born in this township on 24 Dec 1867, and is a son of Napoleon B. Snodgrass. He was born and reared on a farm and educated in the district schools of the county. He now owns the old Snodgrass farm of 253 acres, which he has brought into a prolific state of cultivation. He has always made a specialty of blooded and registered stock. He raises Shorthorn cattle, Shropshire sheep, and trotting horses. In fact, he has grown some of the best trotting stock in the county and is considered an authority on that breed of horses.
In 1890 he married Lenna Tuttle, who was born in Sugar Creek township, Hancock county, Indiana. She was the daughter of a well known family in that section, and to her and her husband were born the following children: Napoleon, Lowell Clyde, and Gladys.
John N. Snodgrass is a Democrat and has always been affiliated with that party. His estimable wife is a member of the Buck Creek Chapel Christian church and is a woman of many lovable qualities. Mr. Snodgrass has ever been identified with the up-building of his home community and has added to it in innumerable ways in the matter of upright living and an irreproachable life. His attempt to better the industrial and commercial side of his county has met with success and his farm is a mecca for all of those wanting good stock. In addition to his stock raising business, he carries on general farming and has made a success of life.
Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana, by Edward H. Chadwick, B.A., assisted by well known local talent, B.F. Bowen & Co, Publishers: Indianapolis, IN, 1909, page 971.