Source: Clarkson W. Weesner, History of Wabash County Indiana (1914), Vol. II, pp. 940-941.
CHARLES R. DELAUTER. Among the younger generation of agriculturists of Wabash county who are achieving success in their operations through the application of modern methods to the practical experience gained by their forefathers after many years of labor, is found Charles R. Delauter, of Pleasant township, who is proving himself a worthy representative of one of his community's substantial families. Mr. Delauter has been a lifelong resident of this part of the county, has grown to manhood amid its rural surroundings, and is now taking his place among the men who are striving to maintain its high agricultural standards. He was born on his father's homestead farm in Pleasant township, April 8, 1886, and is a son of Frank and Sarah J. (Bussard) Delauter.
Frank Delauter was born in Frederick county, Maryland, a son of David and Emma (Lowery) Delauter, and had five sisters and seven brothers: Catherine, Mahlon, David, Sarah, Susan, John, Julia, Charlotte, Louise, Aaron, Charles and George. Of these five are now deceased, George dying when quite young. Frank Delauter grew up in his native state, and was a young man when he came to Wabash county, Indiana, locating at North Manchester, where he was married to Sarah J. Bussard, daughter of Jacob Bussard, who was one of the earliest settlers of the county. Two children were born to them: Charles R., and Arthur who is single. After their marriage Mar. and Mrs. Delauter moved to the farm which is now occupied by Mr. Penrod, in Pleasant township, but after several years located on their present property, the old Bussard homestead, and here they have developed an excellent farm. This tract, equipped with a fine set of buildings and the most modern improvements of every description, is situated on the farm adjoining that of his son, Charles R., who lives across the road. Mr. Delauter has been a resident of Wabash county for thirty-four years, and during this time has taken a keen interest in its growth and development. He has been active in public matters, is a stanch supporter of the democratic party, and in 1912 and 1913 served efficiently in the capacity of road supervisor. He is a man of the strictest integrity, and is widely known and highly esteemed throughout this section.
Charles R. Delauter was given his educational advantages in the public schools of Pleasant township, and grew up on the homestead place, adopting the vocation of agriculturist when he entered upon a career of his own. He was married in Chester township, Wabash county, December 31, 1908, to Miss Lina Neher, daughter of Joseph W. and Hanna (Cripe) Neher, who were married in Pleasant township, Wabash county, having come to this part of the state as children, at an early day. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Delauter, namely: Irene Catherine, born December 16, 1909; and Herbert Leo, born January 23, 1914, both in Pleasant township. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Delauter located on a rented farm, and later went to the property located on the side of the road opposite to the old Bussard homestead. This is a tract of forty acres, upon which the present residence an all other buildings had been already placed, although Mr. Delauter has made numerous improvements. His is now operating one hundred and twenty acres, which he devotes to general farming and the raising of stock. He has shown himself, in his operations, a capable man of business, thoroughly versed in agricultural work and a good judge of cattle. Furthermore, his transactions have always been carried on in such a manner as to gain him the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens. Like his father, he is a democrat in his political views, but has found no time to give to the affairs of public life, his agricultural duties having demanded all of his attention. Mr. and Mrs. Delauter are consistent members of the Church of the Brethren, and both have many friends in its congregation, as well as in social circles throughout the township.