JOHN ROTHERT, the youngest but one of the children of Christian Rothert, was born July 13, 1853, at Holland, Dubois Co., Ind. After attending the common schools he spent a year at the Huntingburgh High School. At the age of twenty-five he became a teacher, retaining one position for five years. He afterward taught the first school in the new building at Holland. He was married to Miss Sophia Lammers (born August 23, 1856), at Cincinnati, Ohio. To them were born four children - two sons and two daughters: Caroline S., Christian D., William H. and Anna M. In 1883 he moved to Holland to engage in the mercantile business, as one of the firm of Rothert & Bro., and at one time he was appointed deputy postmaster of Holland. Mr. Rothert is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is a stanch Republican, casting his first vote for Lincoln. He is a successful and enterprising business man.

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CHRISTIAN ROTTGER was born on the 5th day of August, 1838, in Prussia, Germany. His father, Frank, and his mother, Alinne Siebe Rottger, were natives of the same province. They were married in the old country and immigrated to America in 1846. They settled near Cincinnati, Ohio, and engaged in gardening. In the spring of 1858 they removed to Dubois County, Ind., and bought a farm near Holland. The same year the father died, leaving four children - three sons and one daughter - and a widow who lived till 1884. Christian, the eldest, is the subject of our sketch. He received a common school education and then began farming. In 1862 he was engaged in the saw-mill business as one of the partners of the firm. He has remained one of the stockholders ever since, although the name of the firm has changed several times. In 1858 he was married to Miss May Rust, who bore him twelve children: Minnie, William, Frederick, Anna, Frank, Lizzie (deceased), Matilda, Henry, Otto, Amelia, Lydia and May (deceased). All are at home same the eldest, who is a farmer near Holland, Ind. Mr. Rottger is a member of the Lutheran Church, and is a well known business man throughout the county.

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H.F. RUST is one of the four children of Fred and Mary (Rease) Rust. His parents were natives of Hanover, Germany. His fatherís death occurred in 1838 in his native land, and his mother soon after married Fred Busch, and both immigrated to this country. The subject of this biography was born September 7, 1836, in the same province as his parents and came with them to America in 1856. He received instructions in the common schools of Germany, and at the age of twenty-one began working for himself in eastern Indiana for $5 per month. In 1858 he came to eleven years, working in the saw-mill, foundry, and as a drayman. By hard work and economy he thus saved enough to buy a farm of 160 acres, on which he now lives. He was married, in 1863, to Anna Horst, who was born September 27, 1839, in Prussia, Germany. There were six children born to this union: Mary, Sophia (deceased), William, Tillie, Frederick, Amelia and Edward. The parents and children are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Rust has always been a Republican, casting his first vote for Lincoln. He is an industrious and thrifty farmer, and is highly esteemed by the community in which he resides.

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WILLIAM SCHULTE is one of ten children born to John F. and Katie (Schroer) Schulte. Both parents were born in Hanover, Germany, the father in 1801, the mother in 1813. They immigrated to this country in 1845, and settled at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a general laborer. During the great cholera ravage of 1849, he fell a victim to its fury, and after his death his widow married Henry Rixse, and with him moved to this county. After residing here three years she returned to Cincinnati where she still lives. The subject of this memoir was born in Germany, September 16, 1836. There he received a common school education, and by his own efforts has reached considerable perfection in English. When twenty-two years of age he began farming his step-fatherís place. By energy and economy, he has since bought the farm, and is considered one of the prosperous and enterprising farmers of the county, and an agreeable and esteemed neighbor.

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THOMAS SIMMONS is a son of Moses and Elizabeth Simmons, who were both born in North Carolina, where they were married. They lived successively in Kentucky, Harrison County, Ind., Martin County, Ind., and finally came to Dubois County, Ind., where they both died at a very old age. The subject of this biography was born October 12, 1807, in Kentucky. At the age of twenty-two he began farming for himself on the place where he now lives. He was married to Anna Martin, born in Ohio in 1810, and to them were born ten children: Thomas, Greenberry, Jefferson, Richard, Alfred, Phillip, Martin, Jesse, Mary A. and Martha A. He, together with three of his brothers, participated in the late war, and all returned save Thomas, who sickened and died at LaGrange, Tenn. Mr. Simmons and all his boys are strong Democrats, the father casting his first vote for Jackson. In early times he killed two black bears (one of which was not more than seven feet from him when he shot it) and three wolves. He is a successful farmer and a highly respected citizen.

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J.H. SMITH is a son of Adam H. and Elizabeth (Behlner) Smith. They were natives of Germany, and were married there in 1828. In 1852 they immigrated to this country. On the way the father took the cholera and died at Troy, Ind. The mother lived but five years longer, dying at her son Henryís in 1857. The subject of this biography was born April 19, 1828, in the same province as his parents. At the age of twenty-four he purchased a farm of eighty acres, and began to cultivate it; by good management he now owns 120 acres, well furnished with buildings. In 1856 he was married to Mary Weismann, born November 27, 1840. To this union were born thirteen children: Louise, Anna, Lizzie, Lesette, Carrie, John, William, Sophia, Henry, Ida, Mary, Tillie and Amelia. Both parents are members of the Evangelical Church. Mr. Smith is a stanch Republican, after having voted the Democratic ticket for fifteen years. He is a good citizen and well liked.

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JOHN F. STEINKAMP was born May 21, 1849, in Dubois County, Ind. His father, Frederick J., was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1816. At eighteen years of age he left his native land, settling at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was married. About six years later his wife died, leaving no children. He married Miss Mary Barkman for his second wife, in 1845. To them were born eight children: Eliza, John F., Henry, Frederick, Mary, Louise, Harmon and Caroline. Both father and mother are still living. The subject of this biography received a common school education, and when fifteen years old, began to learn blacksmithing. He began plying his trade at Holland, Ind., and still follows his vocation. He married to Lucinda Smalkop, of Ohio, born August 8, 1849, who bore him two children: Louis and Louise (both deceased). In 1877 his wife died, and two years later he took a second wife, Lucinda Imbusch, by whom he has one child, Franklin Benjamin. Mr. and Mrs. Steinkamp are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics Mr. Steinkamp is a stanch Democrat.

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H.W. STORK, M.D., of Holland, is a native of Prussia, his birth occurring September 21, 1840. He is one in a family of four sons and three daughters born to his parents, who were also natives of Germany. His father, a farmer by occupation, was born in the year 1812, and served two years in the Prussian Army. His mother, Mary (Walmann) Stork, was born in 1818. In 1847 the family immigrated to the United States, and the year following settled in Cass Township, Dubois Co., Ind., which has since been their home. The subject of this sketch received a good practical and commercial education in youth and early manhood, and after attending a full course of instruction at the Medical College of Evansville, graduated with honors in 1878. Since that time he has been actively and successfully engaged in the practice of medicine at Holland, and for some time has also conducted an apothecary store. Dr. Stork has been twice married; first in 1865 to Christina Finke, who bore him four sons: William F., Daniel, John W. and Jesse K. Dr. Storkís second wife, formerly Miss Emma Katterjohn, has borne him one son: Arthur Milroy. He is one of Dubois Countyís most esteemed, enterprising and well known citizens.

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JOHN F. WESSEL is one of nine children born to John F. and Mary (Prior) Wessel, who are natives of Germany. They came to this country at an early period, and were married at Louisville, Ky., where the father worked in a livery stable, and the mother worked by the week till they saved enough to buy eighty acres of land in Dubois County, Ind. Here they moved about 1845, and by earnest efforts have increased their farm to 440 acres. In 1864 Mr. Wessel was thrown before a reaper while driving from Huntingburgh and sustained injuries from which he died in a few hours. The subject of this biography was born June 27, 1850. At the age of twenty-one he began working on the farm of 130 acres, where he now lives, and on the 4th of April, 1872, he was married to Elizabeth Lammers, born at Cincinnati, Ohio, August 21, 1850. To them five children have been born: Anna (deceased), Charles F., Victor D., Harvey F. and Eno O. Both husband and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Wessel is a Republican, casting his first vote for Gen. Grant. He is a successful farmer and a good citizen.

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HENRY BREIDENBAUGH, son of Nicholas and Margaret (Lotz) Breidenbaugh, was born in Germany, July 7, 1809, and at the age of fifteen, learned the paper-makerís trade, at which he worked thirteen years. In 1837 he left his native land and came to the United States, landing at Baltimore. Soon after he went to Springfield, Ohio, and worked on the turnpike and helped build the canal running through Dayton. He then came to Orange County, Ind., and farmed ten years. In 1849 he settled on a ninety acre farm in Dubois County, where he yet lives. September 1, 1839, he returned to Ohio, and married Mary Frankenberg, born February 7, 1820, and then returned to Indiana. To them were born these children: Caroline, George, John, Henry, William Joseph, Margaret, Mary A., Julia and Lizzie. Mr. Breidenbaugh is an old time Democrat, casting his first vote for Polk. In 1856 he was elected trustee of Harbison Township, and filled the office satisfactorily. July 14, 1883, his wife died, and he now lives with his children.

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GEORGE BREIDENBAUGH is a son of John and Dorothea (Lintner) Breidenbaugh. Both parents were born in Germany, and in 1837 the father came to America and settled on the farm where his son Adam now lives. Our subject was born February 6, 1857, in Dubois County, Ind., and at the age of eighteen began farming for himself on the home place. In 1884 he bought the farm of 102 acres, seventy-five of which are under good cultivation. August 21, 1884, he married Susan Hoffman, born September 30, 1866, native of Dubois County, and daughter of John and Catharine Hoffman, natives of Germany. Mr. Breidenbaugh is a warm Democrat, casting his first vote for Hancock; he is an energetic young business man of Dubois County, and will make life a success.

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ADAM BREIDENBAUGH, brother of George Breidenbaugh (see sketch), was born July 16, 1849 and at the age of twenty-four he began working on the farm of 160 acres where he now lives. By hard work and good management he now has 100 acres under good cultivation, with excellent buildings. In 1874 he married Miss Nancy Able, and by her has one child, a daughter, Nancy. His wife died April 25, 1875, and four years later Mr. Breidenbaugh married Lena Huffman, born October 26, 1860. The fruits of this union are three children - two daughters and one son: Louella, Anna D. and Walter A. In politics he is a leading Democrat of Boone Township, casting his first vote for Horace Greeley.

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WILLIAM L. BRITTAIN, born November 25, 1826, is a brother of John C. Brittain (elsewhere written). He received but little education in boyhood, but has since educated himself in the practical affairs of life. At the age of twenty he began working for himself and soon after rented a farm where he continued for about four years. In 1853 he bought eighty acres of timber land, part of the farm on which he now lives. By hard work and good management he has increased his farm from eighty to 270 acres, 180 acres of which are cultivated. January 18, 1849, he married Martha Norton, born August 9, 1828, in Kentucky. She is a daughter of Drury and Nancy (Johnson) Norton. Mr. and Mrs. Brittain are the parents of five children: Sarah E., Mary E., Nancy I., John A. and Oliver P. Both husband and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Mr. Brittain is a leading Republican, and an example of what a young man of energy and brain may do. He began life with no capital but his two hands, but is now a successful and influential farmer.

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JOHN C. BRITTAIN, farmer, was born in Dubois County, Ind., May 1, 1831, son of John G. and Sarah (Lindsey) Brittain. The father was born in South Carolina in 1796, and the mother born in Tennessee in 1808. John was a farmer and carpenter and came to this State about 1823, locating near Haysville, where he died in August, 1853. The mother is still living, aged seventy-seven years. Our subject received but little education but by taking an active part in business life he acquired a good practical education. At the age of twenty he began working for himself and soon saved enough to purchase forty acres of timber land. This he cleared and then erected a log house. He now owns 214 acres of land, 150 acres being under cultivation. October 20, 1854, he married Rachel Cooper, born in 1837, daughter of William B. and Mary (Ferre) Cooper. They are the parents of twelve children: Mary J., Elbridge E., Abraham L., Rachel L., Ulysses H., George R., Clara V., Estella B., John C., James A. and two unnamed. Mrs. Brittain is a Republican and a good example of a self-made man. Starting from a hired laborer, he has risen step by step until he has acquired a comfortable competency.

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WILLIAM S. BISSEY is a son of Elias and Angeline (McIntyre) Bissey. The father was born in Pennsylvania and the mother in New York. They came to Dubois County, Ind., and settled near Ireland, where the father died April 6, 1865. William was born March 9, 1848, in Ohio. In boyhood he received a practical education in the common schools and at the age of twenty-one began working for himself on a rented farm. At the end of one year he went to Illinois, where he stayed four years. Having returned he purchased a farm of 120 acres in 1881. He has now 160 acres of good land, 100 acres being under cultivation. In 1868 he married Melvina Kelso, after the brief space of twelve years she died, leaving three children: Olive, Charles and Harry. About a year later Mr. Bissey married Mrs. N.E. McCane. To them was born one child, Eliot. Both parents are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Mr. Bissey is a stanch Republican, who cast his first vote for Grant. He is much respected by friends and neighbors.

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LEMUEL L. COOPER, son of William B. and America (Brittain) Cooper, was born October 17, 1851, in Dubois County, Ind. The parents were natives of Virginia and Indiana respectively. The fatherís death occurred July 15, 1865. Lemuel attended the common schools and afterward spent two years in the high school of Huntingburgh, after which he taught school for five years, meeting with excellent success. In 1877 he purchased the farm of 160 acres on which he now lives and which affords him a good home. Josephine Green became his wife September 15, 1877. She was born January 26, 1858, daughter of Nenian and Charlotte (Dillen) Green. The father was a victim of yellow fever at Corinth, Miss., while he was there serving his country in the Fifty-eighth Regiment Indiana Infantry. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper are the parents of five children: Belle, Edna, Lilian, Kate and Alexander B. For two years Mr. Cooper has filled the office of township trustee and is now township assessor. He is a leading Republican and cast his first vote for Grant. He is an honest and reliable citizen and much respected. His wife is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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N.B. COFFMAN, son of Henry J. and Sarah (Garrison) Coffman, was born July 24, 1852, in Floyd County, Ind. His father was born in 1818, and his mother in 1828. Our subject received but poor school advantages, but by contact with business life he has a good practical education. At the age of twenty-one he began working for himself on his fatherís farm. March 14, 1876, he married Essa M. Hedden, born in Floyd County, Ind., August 24, 1854, and daughter of Alexander and Amelia Hedden. Mr. and Mrs. Coffman are the parents of three children: Winnie, Jessie and an infant. In 1881 our subject bought eighty acres of land where he now lives, and has charge of 400 acres belonging to his father. He is a Republican, and has held the office of township trustee. He has taken great interest in school affairs, and has helped bring the schools to their present perfection. Mrs. Coffman is an earnest member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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THOMAS FARIS is a son of James and Elizabeth (Thompson) Faris. The father, born in 1771, was a native of Maryland; the mother, born in 1779, a native of South Carolina. About 1806 they came to Dubois County, Ind., where they entered 500 acres of timbered land. Jamesí death occurred May 8, 1833, and his widowís in August, 1870. Thomas was born April 5, 1820, near Portersville, Ind. He lived with his mother and helped care for his younger brothers and sisters until twenty-five years of age, when he began working for himself on the home place. March 20, 1856, he married Mary E. Doherty, born July 4, 1835, daughter of Joseph and Mary Doherty, born in 1791 and 1800, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Faris are the parents of nine children: James M.E., Rachel E., Emma E., Florence G., Ida K., Joseph, Fannie A., Andrew A., Lulie B. and one deceased. Both parents are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Faris is an old time Republican, who cast his first vote for Henry Clay. He held the office of township trustee for two years, and gave good satisfaction.

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ELLIS F. FARIS, son of Robert and Palina (Ellis) Faris, was born November 22, 1855, in Boone Township, Dubois Co., Ind. His father came to this county in 1806, and after a residence of about two years settled on the farm near Portersville. When twenty-one years old Ellis began working for himself on eighty acres of land, which he received from his fatherís estate. He sold this land and bought 110 acres which he also sold and afterward purchased 144 acres, where he now lives. He owns 160 acres of land, 120 acres of which are cleared and under good cultivation. January 12, 1879, he was married to Anna Rudolph, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Rudolph, born February 27, 1859, in Dubois County. They are the parents of two children: Alice May and John Elmer. Mrs. Faris is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Faris is one of the leading Republicans of Boone Township, and cast his first vote for R.B. Hayes.

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JAMES W. FARIS, an enterprising young farmer of Dubois County, Ind., was born May 14, 1858, and is a brother of Ellis Faris (elsewhere written). He received a fair education, and at the age of eighteen began working for himself. At the end of four years he bought a farm of 160 acres in Boone Township, and about two years later sold that and purchased the farm of 110 acres where he now lives. April 23, 1879, he married Miss Savina Miller, born June 2, 1862, in Dubois County, daughter of Adam and Mary A. (Kelso) Miller. To them were born three children - one son and two daughters: Maud, Frank and Edith. Both parents are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Faris is a leading Republican in his township, and cast his first vote for James A. Garfield. He is a young man of excellent principles, and is much respected and esteemed.

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ALBERT C. GRAY is a son of John and Elizabeth (McCofferty) Gray, who were born in 1818 and 1825, respectively. They were married in 1843 and settled in Pike County, where they lived but a short time. They afterward bought a farm in Boone Township, where they passed the remainder of their lives. The father died in 1856 and the mother in 1876. Our subject was born July 4, 1845. Attaining his majority he began farming for himself on the old home place. In 1868 he bought a farm of 120 acres, and May 14, of the same year, he led to Hymenís altar, Mary E. Harris, born August 13, 1848, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Faris) Harris. To Mr. and Mrs. Gray were born these children: William, John, Emma (deceased), Mattie, Rater and Roy. Mr. Gray is a well to do citizen, and is the possessor of 234 acres of land where he now lives; 160 acres the well cultivated and furnished with first-class buildings. Both husband and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and in politics he is a Democrat, never having voted any other ticket.

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CHARLES HORTON, farmer, son of Raughley and Margaret (Gray) Horton, was born May 30, 1827, in South Carolina. The parents were natives of Virginia and South Carolina, respectively, and came to Dubois County, Ind., in 1832. Here they lived about twenty-five years, and then came to Boone Township, where the father died March 28, 1872. The mother died August 3, 1846. Our subject came to this State with his parents, and at the age of twenty he began working for himself. In 1854 he purchased sixty acres of land in Boone Township, where he built a log house and began clearing his land. He now owns 120 acres of land, seventy acres under good cultivation. April 17, 1851, he married Mary I. Brittain, born March 1, 1833, in Dubois County, daughter of John G. and Sarah (Lindsey) Brittain. Mr. and Mrs. Horton are the parents of eight children: William A., Basil L., Louis E., Sylvestor H., Thomas A., Charles W., Mary I. and Edward A. All the family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Previous to the war Mr. Horton was a Democrat, but since that time he has been a Republican.

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GEORGE W. HASKINS is a son of Daniel and Sarah (Weedman) HAskins. The father was born July 11, 1806, at Cumberland Gap, and the mother born in 1807, in Indiana. In 1827, the year following their marriage, they came to this county, remaining here ten years and then moved to Crawford County. The mother died in August 1856. George was born August 15, 1828, near Jasper, where he attended school in the first schoolhouse ever built in the town. At the age of eighteen he began working for himself on his fatherís farm. A year later he went to Pike County where he farmed two years. He then returned to this county and entered eighty acres of land where he now lives. By good management he has since increased his farm to 200 acres. Ellen Chappell, born in 1828, became his wife in 1852. To them were born two children: Sarah M. and William E. The wife died in 1854, and about a year later he married Malinda Hall, born March 19, 1831, daughter of David and Sarah (Day) Hall. They became the parents of thirteen children: JAmes, George, Saverna and one unnamed, are deceased: Harriet M., Laura A., Francis I., Elsworth, Rachel C., Mary E., Rillie J., Lillie A. and Susan E., are living. Husband and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Haskins has filled the office of justice of the peace for seven years, and has given the best of satisfaction. He has voted the Republican ticket since the breaking out of the war.

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LEMUEL L. KELSO, farmer, was born July 7, 1832, at Knoxville, Dubois County, Ind. His parents, Andrew F. and Susannah E. (Hargrave) Kelso, were born in 1807 and 1813, respectively. They moved to this county in 1817, when the father put up the first grist-mill in the county. He afterward sold his mill and purchased a farm in Boone Township, then afterward sold out and bought a mill in Ireland. At the age of twenty, Lemuel inherited 120 acres of land from his fatherís estate. he has been a farmer ever since and has now 440 acres of good land. October 11, 1853, he married Sarah Chappell, born July 24, 1835. They are the parents of nine children: Oscar L., Elizabeth F., Erasmus L., Lincoln P., Susannah B., Benjamin H., Ulyssess B., Edith and Effie. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Company F, Tenth Indiana Cavalry. He was in numerous famous battles and skirmishes, and after serving nearly two years returned home. His son Oscar is a graduate of the State University and State Normal School and is now principal of the high school at Richmond, Ind. Erasmus is a promising young lawyer in Iowa. The rest of the sons are farmers. Mr. Kelsoís first wife died of heart disease September 19, 1879, and August 29, 1881 he married Mary Coffman, born November 4, 1853. To them were born two children: Zenas C. and Isaac H. Mrs. Kelso is a member of the Methodist Church, and her husband is a warm Republican who cast his first vote for Filmore.

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