“ENOCH WARE. This gentleman is numbered among the younger farmers of Colon Township, of which he is a native and is prosecuting agriculture in a very highly successful manner. He first purchased forty acres in 1883 and since that time has given his close attention to the careful cultivation of the soil and the building up of his homestead. He labors upon the theory of the late Horace Greeley, that a small farm well-tilled is more desirable than a large area partially neglected. He commenced early in life to lay his plans for the future and is already ranked among the solid and responsible citizens of St. Joseph County.
Daniel Ware, the father of our subject and his wife, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Bolin, were natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and after their marriage, settled in Mifflin County, Pa. Two years later, they came to Michigan taking up their residence in Colon Township, this county, about 1862. The father purchased forty-five acres on section 26, where he built up a comfortable home and where he and his estimable wife still live. The parental family of our subject included four children, two sons and two daughters. Of these Enoch was the third in order of birth and was born Aug 26, 1862, at the homestead which his parents still occupy in Colon Township.
He was reared to farm pursuits and educated in the district school. He married at the age of twenty years, Dec. 7, 1882, in Colon Township to Miss Ada, daughter of Andrew and Mary J. (Snook) Snook, who were natives of Mifflin County, Pa., where they lived after their marriage. Mr. Snook, during the war, enlisted as a Union soldier from Mifflin County and met his death on the battle field of Petersburg. The mother came to Michigan about 1867 and subsequently married Daniel Wagner a native of Pennsylvania. They became to parents of one child, a daughter, and Ada, the wife of our subject.
To Mr.and Mrs. Ware there have been born two children–Lester A. and Louisa V.
Mr. Ware politically supports the Republican party and served as Highway Commissioner in his district for some time. His residence and other farm buildings are creditable alike to his taste and industry and the whole forms a picture of the complete rural home whose beneficiaries are surrounded by all the comforts of life.”
Source: Portraits and Biographical Album of St. Joseph Co. MI, Chapman Bros., Chicago, 1889, pages 226-7