Source: Clarkson W. Weesner, History of Wabash County Indiana (1914), Vol. II, pp. 968-969.
DR. LEWIS H. TENNANT. More than forty years of medical practice in this part of Indiana has given to Dr. Lewis H. Tennant a reputation that places him among the foremost medical men of the county. He began his practice in 1870 and from then until now there has been no cessation in his ministrations to the sick of whatever community he has found himself resident in. He has his residence in North Manchester. Of Canadian nativity, Dr. Lewis H. Tennant was born at Hamilton, Ontario, on November 28, 1837, and is the son of Dr. Lewis W. and Elizabeth (DeWitt) Tennant, natives of Connecticut and New jersey, respectively. The father was a stanch Democrat in his political faith, and while resident in Canada during the troublous times between the opposing political factions of British opinion, he left the country and came to the United States. They first located at Wyandotte county, Ohio, later removing to Lake county, Indiana. There the wife and mother passed away in 1847, after which the father took up his residence in Kosciusko county, dying there in 1865.
He was a medical man and practiced the profession of medicine all his life.
Dr. Lewis H. Tennant was a babe of eight months when his parents moved from Canada to the States, and he had his early education in the public schools. He early decided upon his father's profession as the one best suited to himself, and after adequate preparation for that work, he established himself in Warsaw, Kosciusko county, opening an office for the practice of medicine and there continuing until 1893. It was in that year that he came to North Manchester, and here he has since been successfully engaged in his profession. He has a wide spread practice and an excellent reputation in professional circles.
Dr. Tennant is a member of the Blue Lodge of the Masons, and is a member of the United Brethren church. He is a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted early in the fight as a member of Company C, Fourth Indiana Cavalry, serving three years. He was honorably discharged at Indianapolis in 1865, immediately after which he returned home. He was married in that year to Miss Elizabeth Barron, a daughter of John Barron of Logansport, and to them nine children have been born. They are here named as follows: John; Charles; Demarious, now the wife of Emmitt Mills of Kosciusko county; Lewis W., engaged in the practice of medicine at Larwill; Walter; Frank; James; Frederick and Otis.
Doctor and Mrs. Tennant are among the most highly esteemed people of Manchester, where they have a wide circle of friends.