WILLIAM N. KOERNER was born July 20, 1861, in Franklin County, Ind. His parents were John and Louisa (Pepper) Koerner. The father is now a merchant in Franklin County, Ind. The motherís death occurred in 1874. Our subject received a good common school education, and when about sixteen years of age went to Illinois and learned the tinnerís trade, working four years. He then plied his trade in Peppertown, Ind., till 1883, when he came to Birdseye, Ind., and entered into partnership with his brothers, Herman and August, who sold general merchandise. In 1884 Frank Zimmer, of Illinois, bought the interest of the two older brothers, and the firm became known as Koerner & Zimmer. They carry a very large stock, including dry goods, boots, hats, caps, queensware, glassware, groceries and clothing, also a line of farming implements. Their building is the finest in the township, and is worth about $3,000. Mr. Koerner is a member of the Lutheran Church and a Democrat in politics, and has held the office of town trustee two terms.

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JOSEPH MAIN, who is a son of Johnson C. and Sarah (Wilson) Main, was born June 28, 1829, in Dubois County, Ind., and is the eldest of ten children. The parents were natives of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and came to Indiana when quite young. They married and lived near Huntingburgh, where the father, who was a United Brethren minister, died in 1842. The motherís death occurred December 22, 1884, aged seventy-six years. Our subject passed his boyhood on a farm and received but little schooling. He has been married three times. His first wife, Abigail Hamilton; bearing one son, George Samuel (deceased), died in 1852; his second, Sarah Shoulders, bore four children, three now living: Mary E., Rachel J. and Sarah C. This wife died in 1859. He then married Mrs. Elizabeth (Black) Sullivan, the result of this union being nine children, eight now living: Martha Anne (deceased), Precious, William T., Jeremiah, Simon P., Joseph M., John H.L., Nancy L. and Samuel W. This wife died in 1880. Joseph, our subject, started in life a poor boy, but by industry he now owns 120 acres of good land. He is a Mason and a Democrat. His grandfather came to this State in very early times, and he and family were obliged to protect themselves from the Indians by means of a fort.

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CATESBY J. MAYFIELD was born January 7, 1837, in Shelby County, Ky., and is a son of Southerland and Amelia Mayfield, the former a native of Kentucky, the latter of Ontario, Canada. They made Kentucky their home, and in that State the father died in August, 1862. The mother still resides with a daughter in Kentucky. Our subject passed his boyhood on a farm and received a common school education, the advantages at that time being very limited. At the age of fourteen, he wen to Louisville, Ky., and engaged as a clerk in a grocery establishment, and six years later, removed to central Indiana, and became mechanical engineer on a railroad. In August, 1861, he went to Bowling Green and enlisted in the First Regiment Kentucky Cavalry, remaining in the service nearly four years. October 26, 1861, he was wounded in the leg in a skirmish; April, 1862, he went with Bragg into Kentucky, and November 19, was mustered out to recruit. He re-enlisted for three years, was chosen first lieutenant of Company B, First Kentucky Cavalry. March, 1863, he was appointed assistant quartermaster, and November 1, was commissioned captain and quartermaster of the regiment. He was in the battles of Chickamauga, Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, and many of the battles of North and South Carolina and Georgia. May 25, 1865, he was discharged, and came home and engaged in the lumber business for firms in Kentucky, and came to Birdseye, Ind., August 28, 1882, and entered in the drug business in which he has been very successful. At the age of forty-seven, he married Helen Thornton, of Ontario, Canada, June 11, 1885. In politics he is a Democrat, and a member of the F. & A.M.

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SAMUEL M. NASH, born May 13, 1838, in Westmoreland County, Penn., is a son of Zenas and Rebecca (Wilson) Nash, who were also native of Pennsylvania. The fatherís death occurred in 1871, and the motherís in 1878. The family came to Crawford County, Ind., in 1859. Samuel M., our subject, received but little education in boyhood, and remained at home until he was twenty-three years old, when he enlisted in the army, joining Company H, Twenty-third Indiana Infantry, and remained in the field over four years, and was in many battles. At Fort Henry and Shiloh he received a shell wound in the left temple and arm. He participated in the battles of Corinth, Bolivar, Memphis, Lake Providence, Milliganís Bend and Grand Gulf, and also the siege of Vicksburg. March, 1864, he came home on a thirty dayís furlough, but returned and was with Sherman in his march to the sea. He staid with Shermanís troops till the regiment was sent to Louisville, and then came to Indianapolis, Ins., where he was discharged. He received considerable injury by exposure, but was in the hospital only three days of the whole term. After his return, he engaged in farming in Crawford County, Ind., and remained there until 1878. From there he went to Pike County where he remained until 1882, and then came to Birdseye and engaged in hotel business, at which he has been very successful. He was united in marriage to Susie C. Blunk, September 29, 1870. Her grandfather was one of the first settlers of Harrison County, Ind. Mr. Nash is a Freemason and a member of the G.A.R., since 1884. He is a Republican in politics, casting his first vote for Abraham Lincoln.

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JOHN O. NASH, brother of Samuel M. Nash (elsewhere written), was born November 23, 1840, in Westmoreland County, Penn. The subject of our biography left home at the early age of thirteen. He received a very limited education, owing to the scarcity of schools in his neighborhood at that time. At the age of fifteen he began driving carts on the railroad for $8 per month, his wages afterward being raised to $10 and $13 per month. At the age of twenty-three he was married, and began farming for himself on forty acres of land which he bought in Crawford County, Ind. In 1880 he moved to Dubois County and bought a farm of sixty-four acres adjoining Birdseye, which he has since increased to 193 acres, besides owning houses and lots in Birdseye. Mr. Nash trades extensively in lumber for Ingles of Evansville, handling over 2,000,000 feet of lumber in the last four years. He was married, in 1863, to Rachel Blunk, who bore him two sons: John and Thomas. His wife died in 1870, and in 1873 he took for his second wife, Alta Hughes, the result of this union being five children: Alice, Hattie, Annie (deceased), and Heber and Herman (twins). Mr. Nash has been very successful financially. He is a Democrat, although the rest of his people are Republicans. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the I.O.O.F. His father was among the first settlers of Crawford County.

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PETER NEWTON, attorney, of Birdseye, Ind., was born in 1825, in Crawford County, Ind. His parents, James and Margaret (King) Newton, had fourteen children, of which only four are living. They still reside on their farm near Birdseye, and are enjoying the fruits of their labor. Our subject received but little education, but aided his father in his store. By the assistance of a brother he was taught to read, and learned the fundamental rules of arithmetic. At the age of eighteen he began driving a peddling wagon for his father, who sold goods near Birdseye, and traded in venison, wild turkeys and the skins of various wild animals, such as deer, coons, etc. At the close of seven years he was married to Nancy M. Harmon, March, 1847, the result of this union being five children, four now living: James W., Joseph B., Peter B. and Louisa J. After the marriage he engaged in merchandising, and continued in this business till 1875. He was entirely broken up in business twice, but, at last, was financially successful. He retired and bought his fatherís farm of 160 acres, which he had once lost in one of his failures. In 1878 he began the practice of law and still continues in that profession. He is a member of the Reformed Methodist Church, and a local minister, serving in that capacity for twenty-three years. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and a warm Republican. He enlisted in the Forty-fourth Indiana Infantry, and volunteered twice, but was rejected, but was accepted in 1864. He was on garrison duty at Chattanooga most of the time, and received an injury for which he now receives a pension.

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JOHN OTT was born December 21, 1820, in Belmont County, Ohio, and is the eldest son of five children born to Martin and Mary (Gossett) Ott. The father was born in Germany and came to Ohio when a small lad. The mother was of German descent, born in Pennsylvania and came with her parents to Ohio when quite young. They were married and lived in that State until their respective deaths. Martin Ott was a farmer, and a good and worthy man. His death occurred in 1853, his wife dying thirty years later. The subject of our memoir was raised on a farm and received a common school education. When twenty years old, he began building fences for Ohio farms, continuing in this business five years, then began working on a rented farm in Ohio. He moved to Dubois County, Ind., in October, 1865, and in 1866 he bought 120 acres of land near Birdseye, where he has since lived. He now owns 100 acres, well stocked and improved. He was married in 1851, to Rachel Edwards, of Ohio, to which marriage four children have born, three now living: Thomas B., Lewis M. and John W. Mr. Ott is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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JOHN PRUITT, of Mentor, Ind., was born December 24, 1844, in Orange County, Ind. He is a son of John and Nancy (Grimes) Pruitt, natives of Kentucky, who came to Birdseye, Ind., about 1840, and still live there where they own eighty acres of land. Our subjectís educational advantages were limited, as the schools at that time were very imperfect. His boyhood was spent on a farm, and at the age of twenty he began working on a farm of his own, where part of Mentor now stands. He continued farming until 1880, on eighty acres of land and made a success, financially. He then began the general merchandise business in Mentor, in connection with farming. He carries a capital line of goods, and is doing well. He was married in March, 1864, to Malinda A. Blunk, the result of this union being eight children, five now living: William L., Nancy M., Joseph, Charlotte and Matilda. Mr. Pruitt is a Democrat, and was township trustee for three terms, the first being in 1874 and closing in 1880. He is a leading politician and a worthy citizen.

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CHARLES RESS of Mentor, Ind., was born February 12, 1861, in Germany. He is one of six sons born to Francis and Mariana (Kliem) Ress. The father has been a farmer all his life, and still lives in Germany. The mother died August 7, 1879. Our subject received a good German education, and came to the United States January 31, 1883, landing in New York. He came to Tell City, Ind., and began working in a furniture factory for his uncle, with whom he remained about four months, then went to St. Meinrad, Ind., and engaged in the wagon-making business for himself. He continued there over a year and then came to Mentor, where he still resides and is doing a paying business. He was married April 29, 1884, to Frances Mehling, who was born and raised in Spencer County, Ind. The result of this union is one child, a boy, Frank August. Mr. Ress and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat in politics.

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JAMES E. SANDERS was born January 7, 1820, in Spencer County, Ind. His parents were Thomas and Frances (Kason) Sanders. The father was a native of Tennessee and came to Indiana a short time after he was married, and was among the early settlers; he was a cripple and was obliged to rely upon James E. for the family support. James remained with his father until after he was married. His education is quite limited, his boyhood having been spent hard at work on the farm. December 17, 1844, he married Martha Heinlein, the result of their union being ten children, eight now living. For his second wife he married Sarah Messer, who bore him four children, only one now living. Our subject lived for some time on a farm west of Schnellville, Ind. He sold this and bought a farm of 160 acres two miles east of that place and commenced farming. He began life a poor boy, but by industry he became the possessor of 242 acres of good land. He has divided it among his sons and now has about thirty-five acres of his own. In politics he was a Whig, but since the organization of the Republican party he has been one of its supporters. During the war he enlisted in Company I, Forty-ninth Indiana Volunteers, but served only about nine months, owing to sickness. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.

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FRANCIS M. SANDERS, of Mentor, Ind., was born October 8, 1826, in Tennessee. His parents were Thomas and Frances (Kason) Sanders, who were natives of Tennessee and Virginia, respectively. The father was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1853, and the mother in 1835. Our subject passed his boyhood on a farm and endured many of the hardships of pioneer life. In 1849 he married Elizabeth Osborn, the result being two children, only one now living: Mary T. In 1852 the wife died and in 1856 he married Nancy Hayes, of Pike County, Ind., who has borne him six children, five now living: Elizabeth (Cox), Jane, Ellen, Nora Anne, Susan and James F. After his first marriage Mr. Sanders took some government land in Spencer County and lived on it four years, and then traded it for another farm in the same neighborhood, where he remained eight years. In 1866 he came to Dubois County and bought a farm where Mentor now stands. He laid out the town and donated a lot for the first building in the town. He was raised a Whig, and now is a rigid Republican, casting a vote for every Republican President of the United States, only two being lost - for Fillmore and Blaine. He and wife and one daughter are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Sanders spent one year, from 1853 to 1854, flat-boating on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

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MARTIN SANDERS is a son of James E. Sanders, and was born March 17, 1850, in Spencer County, Ind. He passed his boyhood on a farm, but owing to his being needed at home he received but very little schooling. He remained at home until he was twenty-five years of age, working most of the time for his father. At the age of twenty-five he married Laura Main, November 30, 1875, to whom were born four children, three now living: Samuel S., Martha J. and James O. The wife was born in Knox County, and raised in Dubois County, Ind. Just before marriage Mr. Sanders bought forty acres of land, and his father increased this by twenty-five acres. He now has 100 acres, about seventy of which are under good cultivation. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church, and he is a Republican in politics.

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JOHN P. SALB, of Schnellville, Ind., was born June 8, 1854, in Vinesburg, Ohio. He is a son of John and Barbara (Hauser) Salb, and is the second of three children born to them. The parents were natives of Germany, and came to the United States in 1851, settling first in New York, then in Vinesburg, Ohio, and lastly in Jasper, Ind., where the mother died in 1877, and where the father still lives. Our subject received a common school education, mostly in German. After supporting himself for some time he attended the medical department of the Butler University two terms, and received a diploma. He began practicing medicine in Schnellville in 1880, and still continues at that work, and is the only doctor in the town. He has a good practice, and owns two lots and a residence. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Catholic Church. He was married July 24, 1883, to Miss Maggie B. Betz, of Schnellville, the result of their union being two children: Mary and August.

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HENRY SCHNELL, of Schnellville, Ind., was born October 22, 1821, in Germany. He is a son of Henry and Marie (Schnell) Schnell, who lived and died in Germany. Henry, our subject, remained in Germany until he was twenty-five years old, where he received good educational advantages in German. He then came to the United States, and worked on the railroad, steamboats and Erie Canal for three years. He then returned to Germany, where he remained nine months. At the end of that time he came back to America and settled in Dubois County, Ind., where he bought forty acres of land. He sold out at the end of the year, and went to Louisville, Ky., and worked about as of yore. He returned in three years and began keeping a country store, and in 1858 bought a farm and sold it again in 1859. In 1861 he bought another and engaged in farming. He enlisted in Company I, Forty-ninth Indiana Volunteers, and served three years. He was at the siege of Vicksburg and the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hill and numerous others. Returning from the war he began farming, at which he has continued ever since. In 1865 he laid out a town on his land, and called it Schnellville. In 1876 he built a large saw and flouring-mill there, which he gave to his two sons in 1882. He owns between 500 and 600 acres of land, besides town property in Schnellville. He was married in Germany in 1842, but when he revisited the scenes of his boyhood his wife was dead, leaving two sons, one now dead, and the other living in Kansas. In 1851 he wedded Theresa Hilbert, who has borne him twelve children, eight now living. He and his family are Catholics, and he is a Democrat. He was township trustee from 1865 to 1875, and county commissioner from 1879 to 1882.

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MARTIN SCHNELL, son of Henry Schnell, was born September 7, 1859, at Schnellville, Ind., where he received common school advantages in the English language. His boyhood was passed on his fatherís farm, and at the flouring-mill, where he remained until he reached his majority. He was married, October 9, 1884, to Rosa Striegel, the result of this union being two children: John H. and Martin C. Mr. Schnell now owns a one-half interest in the mill with his brother. It is refitted with roller process, and has a capacity of seventy-five barrels per day; also a saw-mill attached with capacity of 7,000 to 8,000 feet per day. Mr. Schnell and family are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat, born and raised as such.

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SAMUEL C. TAYLOR was born April 3, 1837, in Perry County, Ind. Obediah and Deborah (Main) Taylor were the parents of fifteen children, subject being the thirteenth. The father and mother were natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania. They were married in Indiana, and moved to Dubois County in 1838, where they followed the occupation of farming. Mr. Taylorís death occurred in 1858. The mother still lives at Huntingburgh, Ind., with her daughter, and is eighty-five years old. Our subject received a very limited education, never having the privilege of attending a free school. At the age of twenty-one, he began working on an eighty acre woodland farm which he cleared. He now owns 220 acres, of which 140 acres are under good cultivation, and the rest in timber land. He was married, June 22, 1858, to Mary Anne Davenport, of Knox County, Ind., the result of that union being ten children, nine now living; Lucretia, the eldest is now married to Elijah Cates; David is also married and living near his father. Mr. Taylor is a Democrat, and a member of the Masonic lodge of Newton Stewart, Ind. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.

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JOHN A. VAETH was born October 4, 1834, in Bavaria, Germany, and is an only child of Vitus and Barbara (Deppisch) Vaeth. Our subject lived in Germany until he was thirty years of age, when he came to the United States, landing at New York. He came to Tell City, Perry County, Ind., and worked for one year in a brickyard, thence to Rockport, where he worked at the same business. He then went back to Tell City and worked there another year. At the age of thirty-three, he began operating a shingle machine at Rockport, and then went to Kentucky and operated his machine for seven years. From there he came to Indiana, thence to St. Meinrad in 1877, thence, in 1881, to Mentor, Ind. He cuts about 10,000,000 shingles annually. Our subject has been in poor health for the last four years, and thereby lost all his property, yet he is again accumulating money, and is worth about $3,000. He was educated in Germany, learning the native language. He learned English since coming to America. He was married May 9, 1870, to Sophia Ballis, the result being five children, three now living: John, Ida and Teresa. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and family are members of the Catholic Church.

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FRANK ZIMMER, of Birdseye, Ind., was born December 6, 1846, in Prussia, Germany, and is one of seven children born to John and A. (Weiand) Zimmer, who were natives of Germany, and came to this country when our subject was six months old, landing at New York, and coming by way of Erie Canal to Chicago, then a small town. They finally settled in Lake County, Ind., where the father owned 120 acres. Both parents are still living. At the age of eighteen, our subject went to Chicago, and began the tinnerís trade, being an apprentice three years. He then worked at the trade six or seven years in St. Louis and Cincinnati, and in 1872, he began business in connection with Herman Koerner, in Lake County, continuing in this business about twelve years. The latter part of 1884, he moved to Birdseye, Ind., and engaged in general merchandise with William Koerner, owning a one-half interest in the business. He was married, June 23, 1884, to Miss McNabb, of Lake County, Ill., the result of their union being one son, George Francis. Mr. Zimmer is a Democrat, and was postmaster under Republican administration. He is a member of the Catholic Church.

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MARTIN L. ANDERSON, son of James and Isabella (Mosby) Anderson, natives of Kentucky, was born December 15, 1830, in Dubois County, Ind. The father, who was of Irish descent, was a blacksmith by trade, and in connection, carried on farming. In 1830 he came to Dubois County, and purchased 440 acres of land in Madison Township, on which he located and remained until his death, which occurred April 15, 1879. His wife died September 24, 1869. Our subject was educated in the district schools near his home. September 1, 1859, he married Judy F. Lemmons, daughter of Abraham and Margaret Lemmons. She was born March 17, 1839, and is a native of Dubois County. They are the parents of these children: William E., Lola B. (wife of C.J. Mosby), Achsa (wife of Lewis Horton), Annie and Effie Jane. Mr. Anderson settled on the old place where he now lives. He is industrious, and now owns 299 acres of land. He is one of the old settlers of the county, and has lived to see it transformed from a wilderness into well cultivated farms. In politics he is a Republican, casting his first vote for Filmore. He is a Mason, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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JOHN H. ANDERSON, farmer, of Madison Township, Dubois Co., Ind., born in Indiana, May 28, 1832, is a son of William and Elizabeth (Harris) Anderson, who removed to this county in 1816, and settled on 160 acres of land which they began to clear and on which they built a good home; they suffered many of the privations incident to those early times, but by indomitable courage they overcame many of them. The father died June 16, 1843. The mother was of Welsh descent, born May 17, 1800, and died February 18, 1877. John H., our subject, passed his early life on his parentsí farm, and, when twenty-six years old, married Aurelia Traylor, daughter of Spartan and Mary Traylor, born July 1, 1838, in Indiana. They are the parents of five children: Laura, Cordelia (deceased), Elmer (deceased), Oscar (deceased) and Mary. Mr. Anderson purchased eighty acres of land which, by industry, he has increased to 177 acres, having inherited twenty-five acres. He has good buildings on his farm and in all respects is doing well. In politics he is a Republican, casting his first vote for Fillmore. He and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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ANDREW M. ANDERSON, an enterprising young farmer of Dubois County, Ind., is a son of John and Elizabeth (Armstrong) Anderson who were natives of Kentucky, and was born February 26, 1852. The father came to this State in his youth. Here he married and afterward lived for some time, running a grist-mill, but afterward sold out and bought a farm of 400 acres in Dubois County. His death occurred March 13, 1860. The mother is yet living. Our subject was raised at home, and received a fair education in the district schools in his neighborhood. He has always made his home with his parents, and is at present living with his mother on the old place. In politics he is a Republican, casting his first vote for R.B. Hayes. In 1881 he was nominated and elected assessor of Madison Township for a term of four years, and has given the best of satisfaction. Mr. Anderson, who is a young man of energy and enterprise, owns eighty acres of good land, and as his share of the estate has the old homestead.

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