BENNETT C. KELSO, son of Samuel and Isabel (Horton) Kelso, was born October 15, 1842, in Dubois County, Ind. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in Company E, Fifty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and during three years faithful service he and his comrades took part in some of the bloodiest engagements that history has ever recorded. After returning home his health was never the same. By exposure he had sown the fatal seeds of consumption and fifteen years later his death occurred. April 21 1867, he married Mary E. Graham, born June 28, 1847. To this marriage were born two children: Manora and Lizzie B. Both husband and wife were members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kelso was one of the prominent Republicans of the township and an active member of the I.O.O.F. He was an excellent citizen and honest upright man, much respected and esteemed.

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CLAY LEMMON, farmer, was born December 20, 1842, in Dubois County, Ind. His parents were Elijah and Isabella (Summerville) Lemmon. The father was born near Portersville, Ind., in 1815, and in early life followed flat-boating on the White River, and in 1830 he entered 160 acres of land. Before dividing his land among his children, he possessed about 880 acres, and received a large income from the loan of money. July 15, 1876, he was taken from among the living, his wife having passed away in 1860. Clay was educated in the primitive schools of his day and at the breaking out of the Rebellion, he shouldered his musket with the other brave boys of Indiana, and enlisted in Company E, Twenty-fourth Indiana Volunteers. He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Port Gibson, Champion Hill, the sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson, and many others, fighting bravely for his country for over four years. After coming home, he worked on the farm until his marriage to Lucy Anderson, which occurred September 3, 1872. They are the parents of four children: Isaac B., Charles O., Earl S. and Jessie L. At his fatherís death, Mr. Lemmon became the possessor of the 230 acres of land, which he afterward increased to 390 acres. Both husband and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Lemmon is a leading Republican, having cast his first vote for Grant.

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W.S. LEMMON, brother of Clay Lemmon (above written), was born March 19, 1847, in Dubois County, Ind. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in Company E, Twenty-fourth Indiana Volunteers, and served his country faithfully nearly two years. In March, 1864, he returned to home and friends, and he and his brother worked on the home farm until 1867, when he bought a farm of 120 acres in Pike County, which he sold fifteen years later. In 1877 he purchased the farm of 230 acres, and which he has since increased to 270 acres, 110 acres being under cultivation. November 29, 1868, he married Emma McDonald, born July 27, 1849, daughter of John and Margaret (Bacon) McDonald. They are the parents of four children: Clara I., Ira C., Eliza M. and Harley S. Mr. Lemmon and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and he is a warm Republican, who cast his first vote for Grant. He is a successful farmer, and is now the possessor of 377 acres of good land.

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JOHN MEHNE, one of two children of John and Barbara (Price) MEhne, who were born in Germany, is a native of Kentucky, and was born November 10, 1853. The father came to America, and after marriage settled in Kentucky, where he remained for a few years, then came to this county and engaged in the saw-mill business. A short time after he bought 280 acres of land where his widow now lives. His death occurred January 12, 1876. In early life John learned the carpenterís trade, at which he worked about ten years. In 1881 he bought a storeroom, and filled it with a large stock of general merchandise, at which business he has been quite successful. He married Margaret Bacher, September 26, 1878, and to them were born three chidlren: Johanna F., Margaret B. and Elizabeth M. Both husband and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and he is a Democrat, having cast his first vote for Tilden.

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BARBARA MEHNE is the only child of Munkert and Kate Mehne, natives of Germany. The father died in the old country in 1836, and the mother about five years ago, in New Albany, Ind. Our subject, who was born December 30, 1827, came to the United States in 1850, and settled in Dubois County. That same year she married George Hoffmann. To this union were born these children: Frederick, Margaret K., John, Anna M., George, Eva and Christian. January 20, 1863, Mr. Hoffman died, and after a widowhood of eight years she married J. Mehne, born in 1819. In 1876 he also died. Since that time she has remained a widow. Mrs. MEhne is a woman of pluck and enterprise, and manages a farm of 280 acres, 140 of which are under cultivation. By hard work and good management she has saved enough money to buy out all the heirs to the property, save one. She is an active member of the Lutheran Church, and an energetic and capable business woman.

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RICHARD F. MILBURN, one of the leading farmers of Boone Township, is a son of Francis and Mary (Inman) Milburn. The father was born in Kentucky in 1804, and the mother in 1809. They moved to Dubois County, Ind., in 1859, where they farmed. Francis died in November, 1861, and the mtoher died September 5, 1865. Richard was born October 24, 1832. He received but little schooling in his boyhood, but by his own exertions acquired a good business education. From early boyhood he worked in a mill in Kentucky until 1853, when he came to Dubois county and settled on a rented farm where he remained two years. He afterward bought eighty acres of the farm where he now lives. He built a house and furnished it, but one day during his absence it burned to the ground. With the assistance of his neighbors he erected another in four days. He now owns 200 acres of good land. In 1852 he was married in Kentucky to Liza J. McCarthy, born December 13, 1834. They were blessed with six children: Sarah E., John W., Richard M., James S., Mattie J. and one unnamed. Richard is a wide-awake young teacher, and has attended the State Normal Schol three terms. Husband and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Milburn has served as constable seven years, and has filled the office of justice twelve years. He is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for Buchanan.

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LOUIS L. MILLER, one of the leading young farmers of Boone Township, is a son of Adam and Mary A. (Kelso) Miller, who were natives of Dubois County, Ind. In early life the father began merchandising in Patoka Township, and soon after began farming. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Company E, Fifty-eighth Indiana Volunteers. After a service of two years he sickened and died March 11, 1863. The mother is still alive. Louis received a common school education, and at the age of twenty he began farming on a rented place. In 1883 he bought the farm of 140 acres on which he now lives, ninety acres are under cultivation, and are furnished with good buildings. September 6, 1883, he married Alice N. Faris, born September 6, 1864. To their union one child was born, Ellis H., born March 8, 1885. In 1882 Mr. Miller was elected constable, which position he ably filled for two years. He is a strong Republican, and cast his first vote for Garfield. As a farmer he has been fairly successful.

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JOHN RUDOLPH, a native of Germany, is a son of Henry P. and Elizabeth Rudolph, who were also natives of the old country. The father was born in 1778, and died in 1836, the mother was born 1781, died in 1854. John was born July 9, 1819, and at the age of twenty-three, having learned the shoe-makerís trade, he worked for wages till 1847 when he set up shop for himself. In 1852, he with his mother and other members of the family left their native land to find a home in the New World. They located in Portersville, Dubois Co., Ind. where he purchased eighteen lots. He now owns thirty-two, and is in good circumstances. December 9, 1854, he married Anna C. Harter, born March 5, 1830. To their union were born seven children: Lizzie C., Elizabeth, Anna E., Belle, Henry P., John D.A. and Christian W. For the last twelve years Mr. Rudolph has been keeping hotel in Portersville with good success. He and family are members of the Lutheran Church, and he is a life long Democrat, having cast his first vote for Buchanan.

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CHRISTIAN H. RUDOLPH, farmer of Dubois County, Ind., was born June 14, 1846, in Pittsburgh, Penn.; at the age of eighteen he began working for himself on a rented farm, where he remained three years. He then purchased the farm of 135 acres where he now lives. In 1882 he bought a half interest in 270 acres of river bottom land, which he yet owns. April 30, 1875, he was married to Elizabeth Bauer, who died April 28, 1882. To them were born three children: Frank, Anna and Harry. September 5, 1882, he married Catharine Bauer. They have two children: William and Dora. In 1878 Mr. Rudolph was elected township trustee, and in 1882 was re-elected. He is a Democrat and an enterprising and successful farmer. His parents, Henry and Elizabeth Rudolph, who were natives of Germany, were born in 1816 and 1825, respectively, and came to this county in 1851, and still reside here.

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ADAM RUDOLPH, brother of Christian Rudolph (elsewhere written), was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., December 29, 1847. He received a practical education in the common schools, and at the age of twenty-two he began tilling the soil on his fatherís farm, where he remained eight years, and then bought a half interest in the business now owned by C.H. and A. Rudolph. In 1879 Adam bought his brotherís interest, and now has entire control of affairs. In 1883 he and his brother, Henry, established a general merchandise store in Haysville, and are having a lively trade. May 23, 1882, he married Barbara Tenfal. To them were born two children: Zenobia and Olga. Mr. Rudolph is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and his wife of the Lutheran Church. Our subject was assistant postmaster at Portersville for some time. He is one of the leading Democrats of the township, having cast his first vote for Greeley.

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GEORGE RUDOLPH, brother of Christian Rudolph (elsewhere written), was born in Dubois County, Ind., December 28, 1854. In boyhood he received a practical education, and on reaching his majority, began working for himself. Six years later he purchased a one-half interest in the farm of 273 acres, now owned by himself and brother, Christian. In 1881 George led to Hymenís altar Miss Laura Bowers, born August 31, 1861, daughter of George and Caroline (Grossman) Bowers, both natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph are the parents of two children: Margaret and Walter C. The former born October 10, 1882, the latter born March 14, 1884. Mr. Rudolphís political views are Democratic, having cast his first vote for Tilden. As a farmer he has been quite successful, having one of the best farms in the White River bottom.

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JOHN N. RUDOLPH, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Buerline) Rudolph, was born April 27, 1852, at Portersville, Ind. In early life he received a practical business education, and on reaching his majority began to work for himself on his fatherís farm. In 1881 he bought his fatherís interest in the home place, which amounted to 107 acres, which, together with forty-seven acres he had previously owned, make him a good home. In 1882 Mr. Rudolph married Miss Mary J. Weisman, born May 3, 1865, near Huntingburgh, Ind., daughter of Frederick W. and Elizabeth (Bretz) Weisman. They have three children: Cora, Herman and Helen, the last two twins. Mrs. Rudolph is a member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Rudolph is a leading Democrat of Boone Township, and cast his first vote for S.J. Tilden. He has been quite successful in business, and is a good citizen.

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PHILIP SCHWANK, one of the leading farmers of Boone Township, is the only child of John and Margaret (Harley) Schwank. The parents were natives of Germany and came to this country in 1843, and settled in Dubois County, Ind., on the farm where Philip now lives. He first entered forty acres of land. His personal property consisted of an old horse, a one-horse wagon and an ax. By hard labor and economy he increased his forty acres to 240 acres. His death occurred in 1864. The mother still lives with he son at the ripe old age of eighty-five. Our subject was born in Barracks, Penn., April 9, 1841. At the age of twenty he began doing for himself, taking charge of the home farm, of which he became sole proprietor at the death of his father. He has improved his home very much by erecting a good dwelling house and barn, and adding eighty acres. Catharine Birk became his wife May 8, 1859. To them were born eleven children: John, Ellis, Margaret, Rachel, Joseph (deceased), Anna, Lizzie, Jacob, Frank, Katie and Edward. Both husband and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for Greeley.

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ADAM SCHNARR is a native of Hesse Cassel, Germany, where he was born November 25, 1825. His parents, Christian and Barbara (Breidenbaugh) Schnarr, came from the old country, where his father was born about 1794, and the mother about three years later. They reached America in 1851 and settled in Dubois County, Ind., where the father died in 1867 and the mother in 1847. Adam learned the tailorís trade and worked at it until 1846, when he came to the United States. After working in Pittsburgh, Penn., for two years, he came to Dubois County, and a year later bought the farm of eighty acres near Portersville, on which he lived until 1883, then moved to the above town. Mr. Schnarr married Margaret Hoffman in 1848. To them eight children were born: Henry, Adam, Peter, Carried, John, Lee, Mollie and Annie F. Both husband and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and he is a life-long Democrat, having cast his first vote for Pierce.

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WILLIAM B. SHERRITT, a son of John and Jane (Brown) Sherritt, was born January 12, 1822. He received but little schooling, but by application and contact with business life, he has a good practical education. At the age of twenty-one, he began working on a farm of fifty-two acres of timber land given him by his father. In 1848, he bought out the heirs to the farm of 500 acres, on which he now lives. March 13, 1851, he married Miss Margaret Cavender born February 10, 1832, in Perry County, Ind. To them four children were born: Emma F., James W., William G. and Irvin B. James and William died in infancy, and at the age of twenty-three Irvin was cut down in his young and vigorous manhood. His death occurred June 11, 1885. Mr. Sherrittís parents were married in Troy, Ind., in 1828. The father died October 23, 1875, and the mother December 14, 1876. Our subject is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a stanch Republican, casting his first vote for Harrison.

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CHRISTIAN SINNIG, son of John and Elizabeth (Tyler) Sinning, was born February 22, 1842, in Pittsburgh, Penn. His parents were natives of Germany, and immigrated to America in 1827. The father was a miller by trade, but after coming to the United States, he located in Pittsburgh, and worked in an iron foundry till 1845, when he came to this county, locating on his farm of 220 acres, near Haysville. He sold that and bought eighty acres in Boone Township. He again sold out and moved to Portersville, where he died in 1876. The motherís death occurred eighteen years before. At the age of nineteen, Christian enlisted in Company I, Twenty-fourth Indiana Infantry, and fought bravely at Shiloh, Grand Prairie, Ark., Port Gibson, Champion Hill, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss., and Fort Blakely. December, 1865, he returned home. He was married March 10, 1863, to Margaret Mehne. The fruits of this union are eleven children: Conrad, Caroline, John, Susannah, Eva, Lizzie, George, Christian, Barbara, Amelia and Sebastian C. Both parents belong to the Lutheran Church. In politics he is a stanch Republican, having cast his first vote for Gen. Grant. For about five years he farmed, and then began merchandising in Portersville, where he still continues in business. He has a farm in connection with his store, and is doing well.

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JESSE TRAYLOR, one of a large family of children born to Joel and Catherine (Bomar) Traylor, was born January 9, 1820. The parents were natives to South Carolina, where they followed farming till their removal to Pike County, Ind. Here Joel bought a farm of 160 acres, on which he and wife lived until their deaths. In 1841, Jesse came to Dubois County and purchased 200 acres of land. By hard work and good management he succeeded in clearing about 125 acres. In 1841, he married Jane McDonald, born in Dubois County, in 1822. To them were born these children: William A., Joel, Lockhart, Perry G., Louis, Ellis, Edward S., Albert and Basil. In 1861 Mrs. Traylor died, and a year later Mr. Traylor married Margaret Drinkhouse. They are the parents of three children: George, Kerr and Hugh. In politics Jesse is a Democrat, never having voted any other ticket.

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ALBERT H. TRAYLOR, an enterprising young farmer of Dubois County, Ind., is a son of Jesse and Jane (McDonald) Traylor. Albert was born April 5, 1854, in Dubois County. He received a practical business education in the common schools and at the age of seventeen, began working for wages on the farm; he was married to Frances A. Chattin, March 14, 1875. She was born April 10, 1856, and is a daughter of Nathaniel and Susan (Allen) Chattin. To Mr. and Mrs. Traylor were born five children: Charlotte J., Flora M. (deceased), Lola, Floyd and Bertha. Both husband and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which Mr. Traylor is an elder. He is a warm Democrat and cast his first vote for Tilden; he is a wide-awake and enterprising young man and is sure to make a success of life.

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J.N. WALLAR is one of a family of seven children born to William and Sarah (Camp) Wallar. Both parents were born in Virginia, the father in 1809, and the mother in 1810. The father was a farmer and moved to Ohio where they remained till 1851. His death occurred in 1862 and his widowís in 1883. Our subject was born July 9, 1835, in Guernsey County, Ohio. He received a practical business education, and at the age of twenty-seven years, began to work for himself; he soon after bought a farm of 120 acres, which he worked four years. In 1866, he came to this county and bought 160 acres, where he remained about thirteen years; he then bought his present farm of 240 acres. By hard work and good management he has made his farm one of the best in the township. September 5, 1861, he married Margaret McVey, born February 8, 1842. To their union were born two children: Alice M. and Ida A., both of whom are married, the former to U.G. Bixley, and the latter to his brother W.F. Both Mr. and Mrs. Waller are members of the Methodist Church. He is a strong Republican.

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HENRY WEISHEIT, one of two children of John and Elizabeth (Baumbach) Weisheit, was born in Germany April 10, 183. The father, who was a teamster, was born in 1818, and the mother in 1812. They came with our subject to this country in 1852. After residing here two years the father died, and in 1865 the mother passed from among the living. About 1855 our subject came to Dubois County, Ind., and purchased eighty acres of land, where he lived twenty-two years. He then sold out and bought the farm of 100 acres where he now lives. He was married to Emma Munkel, who has borne nine children: John, Josephine, Margaret, Joseph, Mary, Charles, August Otto, Anna and Christian. In 1864, at his countryís call, he shouldered his musket and went to the field to aid in the great struggle between North and South; he aided in the battles of Nashville and Decatur, Tenn., Raleigh, N.C., and numerous others. Mr. Weisheit and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and he is a warm Democrat in politics.

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SAMUEL W. WINEINGER is a son of John A. and Catherine Wineinger. The father, a native of Tennessee, was born in 1808. In 1835 he and his family moved to Orange County, Ind., where they lived about twenty-one years, and then came to this county. Samuel was born November 18, 1832, in Tennessee. He was poorly educated, the sum total of his schooling being about three months. In 1870 he came in possession of 160 acres under cultivation. He married Nancy A. Harris March 21, 1865. To them were born five children: Albert (deceased), Olga, Marshal (deceased), Homer, Delle and one unnamed. At the end of eight years his wife died, and January 6, 1879, he married Malissa Anderson, born August 14, 1852. They are the parents of four children: three unnamed and Dora. During the war MR. Wineinger was mail carrier from Jasper to Albany. He is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for Douglas. He and wife are church members.

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JOHN F. WINEINGER, son of John A. and CAtharine (Wineinger) Wineinger, was born Febraury 28, 1840, in Orange County, Ind. He had poor advantages for education, but now is a good busines man. At twenty-two years of age he began working for himself on his fatherís farm. He now owns 200 acres of land, 100 under cultivation. About 1861 he married Rachel Corne, who lived only two years. A year later he took for his second wife, Maria White, who bore him four children: Irive W., Belle, Stella and Charles. After a few years she was called from among the living, and in 1877 he married again - Caroline Walters became his wife, born June 23, 1856. The family born to this union are Nancy A., Andrew, Harvey L. and Cora V. Mr. Wineinger is a warm Democrat, never having voted any other ticket. As a farmer he has been fairly successful, and he is much respected by his neighbors.

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