HORACE C. JENNE, farmer, section 5, Dayton Township, is a son of Joseph H. and Saloma (Knight) Jenne, who were natives of Massachusetts and afterward settled in New York. He was born in the latter State, June 6, 1830. At the age of 10 years he went to live with a relative, and remained until he was 18 year of age, being employed the most of this time on the Erie Canal. He came to Michigan in the fall of 1855, and the following winter lived in Allegan County. He came to this county in the spring of 1856 and bought 160 acres of land in Dayton Township. He now owns a farm of 65 acres, 35 of which are well improved.
He was married in New York, in August, 1851, to Amelia JOnes, who was a native of that State, and they have one child, John H., who is now a resident of Muskegon. Nov. 2, 1863, he enlisted in the 4th Mich. Cav., and served nearly two years, receiving his discharge at Nashville, Tenn. He was with Gen. Wilson in his cavalry raid from Nashville to Macon, Ga., is a member of J.A. Dix Post, No. 9, G.A.R., and in politics is a Republican.