WILLIAM G. STEWART. Among the pioneer families of Indiana was that of James and Pherbe (Richardson) Stewart. The father, a native of Virginia, came to this State when only a lad, and purchased 200 acres of land in Dubois County, and in addition inherited 400 acres more and began tilling the soil. He was among the first white settlers of Dubois County, and lived to see it transformed from a wilderness to fine cultivated farms. He was born in 1807, and died November 12, 1883. The mother was of English descent, born about 1823 in the State of Tennessee. She is yet living on the old homestead. William G. Stewart was born in Dubois County, Ind., January 23, 1849, and received his education in the district schools near his home. He remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age, when he married Alatha Green, November 6, 1870, born in November, 1851. They are the parents of six children: James F., Harriet Louisa, Elzora Ellen, Robert Simpson, Earl Eugene and Lizzie Ann. After marriage he located on the old homestead where he now lives. He owns eighty acres of land and is an industrious farmer. He is a Republican, casting his first vote for U.S. Grant, and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and his wife is a Lutheran.

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AARON UTZ, son of Edward and Lucinda (Harmon) Utz, was born in Floyd County, Ind., March 13, 1842. His father was of German descent, but a native of Indiana, born January 15, 1812. Floyd County has always been his home, with the exception of nine years, which he spent in Crawford County. Our subject was raised on the farm, and at the early age of nineteen he married Elizabeth Curry, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Burrel) Curry. She was born April 24, 1843, in Illinois. To this union were born seven children: George Gilbert, Sarah, Benjamin Edward, Martha Rebecca, Darthula Elizabeth, Jacob Milow and Spirsum Aaron. After marriage he located in Crawford County, where he bought forty acres of land and lived three years. He then sold out and came to Dubois County and purchased 145 acres of land in Madison Township, where he now lives. Mr. Utz has a good farm, well cultivated, with good buildings. He is a Republican, but cast his first vote for George B. McClellan. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.

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CHARLES D. WINEINGER, an energetic farmer of Madison Township, Dubois Co., Ind., born September 17, 1853, is a son of John A. and Catharine (Wineinger) Wineinger, natives of Tennessee. They were married in their native State, and after a few years came to Dubois County and bought 480 acres of land in Bainbridge and Harbison Townships, and began tilling the soil. His death occurred in November, 1882, and the motherís about 1868. Our subject received a common school education and remained at home until he was about twenty-five years of age. March 30, 1880, he married Cordelia Lemond, daughter of Joseph and Charlotte Lemond. She was born December 5, 1856. They are the parents of two children, named Ray F. and Havilla. After marriage he purchased 220 acres of land in Madison Township, where he located and now lives. Mr. Wineinger is an industrious and worthy man; by industry he now has a good comfortable home, with many modern improvements. He is a Democrat in politics, casting his first vote for Samuel J. Tilden. He and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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JOHN E. DUDINE was the elder of two sons born to John A. and Katharine Dudine, who were natives of Germany. The father was born in 1797 and the mother in 1802. They married in Germany and came to this country in 1832, and settled in Adams County, Penn., where they remained seven years. They then came to Dubois County, Ind., where the mother died the 9th of March, 1864. Our subject lived with his parents both before and after marriage. He was married to Barbara Metz February 27, 1851, and to them were born ten children: John A. (deceased), John A., Henry P. (deceased), Henry P.T., Joseph, Katharine (deceased), Mary B., Rosa K., Joseph J. and Anna K. MR. Dudine has a limited education in English and German. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church and in politics he is a Democrat, and a successful and influential citizen. On his farm is an overhanging rock nearly 200 yards in length, and about twenty feet thick. Near the middle was an Indian cave hewn in the form of a room, in which Mr. Dudine found many Indian utensils and implements, some of which he still possesses as relics of former times.

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Marion Township



GEORGE DEKEMPER is a son of George and Marie Magdalena Dekemper, who were natives of Germany. The father was born in 1821 and the mother in 1831. They came to the United States in 1833 and landed at New York; from there they came to Cincinnati, Ohio, and finally located in Dubois County, Ind. The father departed this life on the 27th of October, respected and esteemed by all. Our subject was born October 31, 1854, in Dubois County. At the age of thirteen he began learning the blacksmithís trade in Jasper. June 23, 1877, he married Elizabeth Mathias of Dubois County. The union was blessed with four children: Joseph, John, George and Marie. Mr. Dekemper has a fair English and German education, and is doing a good business in the blacksmith and wagon-making trade. He and family belong to the Catholic Church. In politics he is a Democrat, and is a successful and prominent man of Knoxville.

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Marion Township



C.W. ELLIS is the son of Marvin and Phermelia J. Ellis, who were born and resided in the United States. March 23, 1873, the father died, and on the 21st of June of the same year the mother followed him. C.W. Ellis, our subject, was born March 17, 1845, in Dubois County, Ind. He began teaching at the early age of seventeen and followed the profession until the age of twenty-one. His marriage occurred April 29, 1866, the result being eight children: Ida, Phermelia K., Mary A., Marvin W. (deceased), Charley, Heber, Herl and Helen. Soon after marriage Mr. Ellis engaged in the saw and grist-milling business, and in 1880 he erected a large two-story frame house, where he is at present carrying on an extensive trade in merchandise. His enterprises have been so successful that his mill, formerly run by water-power, is now run by steam. He has good farming land near Knoxville, and is carrying on his different enterprises successfully. He is well educated, having spent two terms of school at the Indiana State University. He and family belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Republican, and a very enterprising and successful business man.

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Marion Township



JOSEPH FISCHER is a son of George and Adalheit Fischer, who were natives of Germany. The father was born in 1794, and the mother in 1800. They were married in 1826. To them were born nine children, all of whom are dead except the above named. They came to the United States in 1837, and in 1845 settled in Marion Township, Dubois Co., Ind. The father died April 4, 1856, and the mother November 17, 1869. The subject of our memoir was born in Germany June 16, 1827, and came to this country with his parents, with whom he lived until their deaths. July 13, 1858, he married Anna M. Shepers, a native of Germany. They became the parents of nine children - six sons and three daughters: Joseph B., John, Mary, George, Bernhard, Henry, Herman, Anna and Katy. Mr. Fischer settled on a farm that was very heavily timbered, and by his energy and industry changed the forests around him into tillable fields. He has a good education, being educated in the public schools of Cincinnati, Ohio. He and family belong to the Catholic Church. He is a Democrat in politics, and has served two years as constable and trustee of the township, thus showing that he is well respected and an upright man.

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ADAM FITTERER, a prominent farmer of Dubois County, Ind., born January 15, 1825, was the eldest of a family of thirteen children. The parents were natives of Germany, and came to this country in 1831, landing at New Orleans, and lived successively in Ohio, Kentucky, and lastly in Indiana. For thirteen years they lived in Dearborn County; then sold out and came to Dubois County in 1845. Both parents died in 1875. The subject of our sketch was born in Baden, Germany. He came with his parents to this country, and remained with them until he was twenty-three years old. He then engaged in different kinds of work, and was married when he was about twenty-nine years old. February 8, 1853, he led to Hymenís altar Mary Louisa Bloch, a native of France. They lived one year at Louisville, Ky., and then moved to Dubois County, Ind., and settled on a farm. At the end of four years he moved to Minnesota, and there bought a farm. He left there in a short time, and returned to Louisville, and from there came to Dubois County and settled on a farm of 120 acres, and sold out again with the intention of going West, but bought a farm in Marion Township instead, where he has since lived. He has eight children, named Philomena (deceased), John B. (deceased), Frank X. (deceased), Theressa (deceased), Isabella, Mary L., Barbara M. and Thomas J. Mr. Fitterer and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat.

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Marion Township



BERNHARD GEHLHAUSEN is the fourth of a family of twelve children born to Frank and Mary A. Gehlhausen, who were natives of Germany. They immigrated to this country and were married at Pittsburgh, Penn. They came to Dubois County, Ind., and bought a farm, but soon sold it and moved to Ferdinand, and engaged in farming. July 12, 1876, the mother died. The father still resides on his farm at Ferdinand, and has been engaged in teaching school for over thirteen years. Our subject was born in Ferdinand July 19, 1848, and lived with his parents the greater part of the time. May 3, 1870, he was married to Mary Anna Heeke, of Marion Township. To them were born eight children: Bernhard H., Mary K., Anna M. Theresia M., Frances M., Rosa P., Joseph A. and Andrew G. Mr. Gehlhausen is able to read and write in both English and German, and is quite well educated. He and wife belong to the Catholic Church. In politics he is a Democrat, and has served as special constable. He is now assessor of his township, and has held that office for four years.

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JOHN B. HOCHGESANG is the eldest son of Michael and Magdalena Hochgesang, who were natives of Germany, and came to the United States and were married in Dubois County, Ind., in 1843. They are still living near Jasper. The subject of our sketch was born in Dubois County, January 14, 1844, and lived with his parents until twenty-three of years of age. June 8, 1867, he married Barbara K. Oestreich, of Wheeling, W.Va. To them were born eight children - six sons and two daughters: Mary J. (convent sister), Michael A., Joseph P., John A., Frank S., Anthony, William J. and Kathrina. Both he and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat in politics. He has a limited knowledge of both English and German, which he has acquired by his own efforts. Through energy and industry Mr. Hochgesang has turned the woods into tillable fields, and has a nice farm and home. He is an influential citizen, and is respected by all.

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Marion Township



JOHN LOTTES, born June 2, 1851, is a son of John G. and Elizabeth Lottes, who were born in Germany, the father in 1825 and the mother in 1829. They were married in this country and were the parents of ten children, eight of whom are living. They still reside in Dubois County, Ind. Our subject, when about twenty-one years of age, learned the cooperís trade. March 18, 1875, he married Margaret Angerer of Harbison Township. The union was blessed with six children - four sons and two daughters: Simon, John S., Anna L., Maggie, Andrew and John C., all of whom are dead except Andrew and John C. Mr. Lottes received a fair education in English and German. He is a well read man and is a stanch Democrat in politics. At one time he kept a saloon in Knoxville, but at the present time he is working at the cooper trade and farming, and is a very successful business man; he owns a good farm near Knoxville, and has a pleasant residence in the town; he and family are members of the Lutheran Church.

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Marion Township



JOHN LEISTNER is the youngest of a family of six children born to Conrad and Catharine Leistner, who were natives of Germany. They were married in Germany and came to this country in 1841, and settled in Dubois county, Ind., where the father died in 1843 and the mother in 1845. The subject of our sketch was born in Germany, May 15, 1831, and came to this country with his parents, and remained with them until he was fifteen years of age, when he began learning the shoe-makerís trade. Worked at that business one and a half years, then went to New Albany and continued to ply his trade, but finally started a grocery. May 15, 1855, he married Eva M. Hemsel of Dubois County. To them were born nine children: Louis (deceased), John M., George W., Henry Edward, John P.W., Henry T., Mary M., Emma K. and Elizabeth B. He and family belong to the Lutheran Church and he is a Democrat and an honest and useful citizen.

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Marion Township



PHILLIIP MILLER, a prominent citizen and farmer of Marion Township, Dubois Co., Ind., was born in Germany, August 5, 1845. He came with his parents, Joseph and Anna (Scherr) Miller, to America in 1855. The mother died while on the journey, but the father came on and settled in Dubois County, where he married again. His second wife was Mrs. Margaret (Smith) Carver. In 1861 he enlisted in Company I, Forty-ninth Indiana Volunteers. He was killed at Trenton, Ky., in December, 1862. Our subject remained with his step-mother, aiding her as much as possible , until he marriage with Miss Mary Brang, daughter of Andrew and Josephine (Hardwick) Brang. To this union eight children were born: Tracy (deceased), Margaret (deceased), Joseph, John, Jacob, Ignaz (deceased), Catharine and Lizzie. Mr. Miller is a well to do farmer, and owns 120 acres of fertile, well improved land, which he has accumulated by his own exertions. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Catholic Church.

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Marion Township



PAUL MEHRINGER, an old pioneer settler of Marion Township, Dubois Co., Ind., was born June 24, 1818. He came to this country in 1838, landed at New Orleans and finally located in Dubois County. That same year he married Barbara Gebner, a native of Germany, who died a few months after marriage. Nearly two years later he married Caroline Steger, of Dubois county. To them were born these children: Kathrina, George, Barbara, John, Kathrina (all deceased), Adalheit (wife of John Marks), John N., Joseph L., Lawrence, Nicolaus, Mary (wife of George Marks), and Margaretha. Mr. Mehringerís second wife died February 22, 1883. He has a fair English and German education, and he and family are members of the Catholic Church. In politics he is a Democrat, and is a very successful and enterprising farmer and well respected.

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Marion Township



JULIUS NORDHOFF is a son of Joseph and Clara Nordhoff, who were natives of Oldenburg and Hanover, Germany. Our subject was born November 18, 1840, in Oldenburg. At the age of seventeen he came to the United States, landing at Baltimore. He went to Cincinnati, Oho, and engaged in the dairy business and at various occupations until the breaking out of the civil war, when he enlisted in the Ninth Ohio Volunteers and served three years. He fought bravely in the battles of Chickamauga, Mill Springs, Corinth, Missionary Ridge and others, and was with Sherman on his march to the sea; witnessed many of the horrible sights incident to army life. For one year he served at various occupations in the war and returned to Cincinnati after peace had been proclaimed. April 15, 1865, he married Elizabeth Haggemann, of Dubois County, Ind. To them were born these children: Theresa, Joseph, Siegfried, Clara, Philomena, Barbara and Lizzie (deceased). Mr. Nordhoff has a fair German education and can read and write English. He and family belong to the Catholic church, and he is a Republican. He is a successful farmer, and an honest and enterprising man.

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Marion Township



JOHN G. PREUSZ was born in Germany, August 10, 1829. His parents were John and Margaretha Preusz, natives of the same place. They came to the United States and settled in Dubois County, Ind., in 1839. To them were born four children, only two now living. The subject of our sketch remained on the farm aiding his parents. His education in English is limited, but he can read and write the German language. February 12, 1861, he married Catharine Bimm. The union resulted in two sons: Daniel and John. His wife dying July 7, 1866, he took for his second wife Caroline Linning, August 15, 1867. Two daughters were born to them: Margaretha and Katharina. His second wife departed this life May 22, 1873. He and family are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics he is a Democrat, he is a useful citizen and a prominent man.

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Marion Township



ROCHUS REUSZ, was born August 13, 1838, in Germany, a son of Adam and Eva Reusz, who were natives of the same province. They were married in the old country and immigrated to this country in 1850, settling first in Kentucky, and finally in Dubois County, Ind. The father died January 22, 1875, and the mother in 1849. Our subject came to this country with his parents, and at the breaking out of the Rebellion, he enlisted in the Forty-ninth Indiana Regiment, October 2, 1861, and was a faithful soldier for over three years. He took an active part in the battles of Vicksburg, Arkansas Post and Yazoo River. At Black River bridge Mr. Reusz helped capture a whole brigade, and at Cumberland Gap he lived for some time on one-fourth rations, and nearly starved to death. He received an honorable discharge in November, 1864, and came back to Dubois County, and married Emma Prosmer, November 7, 1865, and together they raised eight children: John A., Rosa, Lizzie, Emma, Willie (deceased), Mary (deceased), Barbara and Anna. Mr. Reusz and family, are members of the Catholic Church. In politics he is a Democrat, and a successful and enterprising farmer.

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Marion Township



JOHN G. STEIN, born April 22, 1829, in Hanover, Germany, is a son of John G. and Margaret A. Stein, natives of Germany. They were married in 1819, and came to the United States in 1845, landing at New Orleans. From there they came to Cincinnati, Ohio, and finally settled in Dubois county, Ind. The fatherís death occurred November 18, 1855, and the motherís October 14, 1856. Our subject was married to Mary A Fischer in 1855. They were blessed with seven children - four sons and three daughters: John J., Mary A., Mary (deceased), John, Elizabeth, Bernhard (deceased), and Mary. Mr. Stein has a very good English and German education, receiving some of his education in Europe, and the rest in the public schools of Louisville, Ky. He and family belong to the Catholic Church, and in politics he is a Democrat, and at present a notary public. Has served as justice of the peace for eighteen years, and has held the office of township clerk for four years. A coal mine has been discovered on his farm which has been worked to some extent, and contains the best quality of coal. He is an intelligent and successful farmer of Marion Township and is highly respected.

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Marion Township



FELIX SCHNEIDER, a prominent citizen of Dubois County, Ind., and native of the same, was born February 14, 1848, and is the third son in a family of nine children born to John E. and Gertrude (Wigant) Schneider, who were natives of the year 1835, came West, and located in Dubois County, Ind., where the father died in 1869. The mother is still living. Our subject received a common school education, and at about sixteen years of age went to Louisville, Ky., and engaged as an apprentice in the wagon-makerís trade, serving two years. He then came back to his native county, and began plying his trade, which he has carried on successfully ever since. A Democrat in politics he was elected township trustee in 1874, and reelected in 1876, and again in 1878, serving in all five and a half years. He is the owner of 180 acres of land well improved. He was married to Mary Schneider, September 13, 1869. To this union were born eight children: Ferdinand, Anthony, John (deceased), Barbara (deceased), Anna, Lucy, Joseph and Catharine (deceased). He and wife are members of the Catholic Church.

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Marion Township



ANDREW SPRAUER is the fourth of a family of six children, and was born in Baden, Germany, October 1, 1810. He came to the Untied States in 1831, landing at New York, and worked about two years in Bedford County, Penn.; from thence he went to Fairfield County, Ohio, and engaged in the making of brick. He lived there about six years, and then removed to Marion Township, Dubois Co., Ind., where he resides at the present time. April 20, 1835, he was married to Barbara (Binder) Sprauer, of Baden, Germany. To them were born a large family of children, among then being Alois (deceased), Joseph, Peter, John, Alois, Magdalena, Elizabeth (deceased), Mary, Philomena and Anna. Mr. Sprauer received a limited German and English education. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and in politics he is a Democrat. He is one of the oldest settlers of Marion Township, and an honest, upright man.

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Marion Township



JOHN H. WIBBELS, a prominent citizen of Marion Township, Dubois Co., Ind., was born February 18, 1857. His parents were natives of Hanover, Germany, came to this country and were married at Cincinnati, Ohio. Our subject was raised in Marion Township and has always engaged in farming up to three years ago, when he began lumbering and saw-milling. He has been very successful in each business, owing to his enterprising spirit and good management. He was married to Rosa A. Vamppa, November 17, 1874, in Louisville, Ky. To them were born five children - two sons and three daughters: Henry J., Benjamin J., Philmina, Caroline M., and Mary K. Mr. Wibbels has a fair English and German education, and he and wife are members of the Catholic Church. In politics he is a stanch Democrat, and was elected constable, but resigned. He afterward was elected trustee by a strong majority and has served to the satisfaction of his patrons. He is recognized as one of the prominent and influential men of his township, and an upright and honest man.

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Marion Township



JOHN J. ALLES, a prominent man of Dubois County, was born in Prussia, April 23, 1824, a son of Jacob and Catharine (Hahn) Alles, who were the parents of ten children. The family immigrated to America in 1840, and settled in Dubois County, Ind. The father was a school teacher in the old country, and was in the Russian war with Napolean, acting as quartermaster in that army; was captured by the Russians and taken to Siberia. He joined the Russian Army in order to escape prison life, and after serving two years was sold to England. He was in the battle of Waterloo, serving under Wellington. Coming to America he still continued teaching, being the master of several languages. His death occurred in April, 1863, and the motherís in 1868. Our subject received a good education in the schools of Europe. After coming to America he worked on the farm, and by industry now owns 400 acres of good farming land. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Company I, Forty-ninth Indiana Volunteers, as captain, and participated in the battle at Cumberland Gap and the siege and surrender of Vicksburg. In all he took part in fourteen battles, and was wounded at Vicksburg by the explosion of a shell, for which he receives a pension. In 1856 he was elected justice of the peace, and served continuously for twenty-five years, except when he was in the army. In 1880 he was elected trustee of Hall Township for four years, and in 1884 was elected county commissioner, and will take his office in December, 1885. He was married to Jacobina Hoffman, to whom were born seven children, three now living: Frederick, Catharine and Barbara. The family are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat.

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Hall Township



CASPER BLUME was born September 19, 1831, in Germany. John and Mary (Franke) Blume were the parents of five children, our subject being the fourth. The father was a tailor by trade; he died in Germany in 1840. Casper came to the United States in 1851, and the mother about six months later. She died in Louisville in 1868. Our subject was raised a gardener and florist in the old country, but on coming to America he began learning cabinet-making, and worked at that business about two years, and then went into the regular army in 1854, and served exactly five years, taking part in ďIndian expeditionsĒ in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Dakota. He next went to Louisville, Ky., and began a clothing store, at which he continued until 1861. He espoused the Union cause; consequently, in that year he enlisted in the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry; was elected first lieutenant of Company G, and soon after was made captain. He was on many scouting expeditions, and in the battle of Murfreesboro, and was the first man on the field of Chatanooga. He came home from the army, and located in Dubois County, Ind., where he purchased eighty acres of land, and has since lived. He is now the possessor of 310 acres of good farming land. July 3, 1860, he married Gertrude Meyer, who has borne him eight children, all living at home. The family are members of the Catholic Church, and Mr. Blume is a Democrat.

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