JAMES M. BARTON, cashier of the Dubois County Bank, at Jasper, Ind., was born in Madison County, Ind., October 29, 1859, being one of a family of eight children born to William Barton and Sinai Harmon, who were natives of Virginia and Indiana. Our subject was raised in his native county, and received a very good education. He learned the banking business in his fatherís bank at Ellwood, and held the position of teller and book-keeper there until his fatherís death in 1876. He was then book-keeper in Fremont, Ohio, for about eighteen months, when he returned to this native county and completed his schooling, and in 1882, engaged in the grain business in Anderson, Ind., until 1883, when he came to Jasper, and accepted his present position in the banking house of that place, which position he fills admirably. He is an enterprising business man, and is sure to succeed.

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JOHN BETZ, proprietor of the Union Hotel, in Jasper, Ind., was born in Kentucky, August 26, 1846. His parents were John and Elizabeth (Mehringer) Betz, who were natives of Prussia, Germany, and came to this State and county at a very early date. They moved to Kentucky, and remained there about twelve years. Our immediate subject was raised principally in this county, on a farm, where he remained until eighteen years old. In February, 1865, he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Forty-third Indiana Volunteers, but was not called into active service owing to the close of the war. He afterward worked in a brewery, and April 27, 1869, he married Mary Schiffhauer. They became the parents of eight children, five of whom are living: Frank, Charles J., Mary E., Pretonilla F. and one unnamed. The year following his marriage, he embarked in his present business, at which he has since continued, with the exception of about six months. He is a Democrat, and he and his family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Betz is a live business man, and takes an active interest in political affairs.

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FELIX BIRK, one of the Democratic pioneer citizens of Dubois County, Ind., was born in Baden, Germany, August 15, 1825, and when six years old, removed with his parents, Joseph and Eve (Foot) Birk, to this country and State. On coming to this country, they first resided in Pennsylvania, and then moved to Ohio, where they remained until 1837, and then came to this State, when it was a wild unsettled country. By honorable conduct, and many kind, neighborly ways, they have acquired warm and steadfast friends. Joseph and three other men purchased their farms in 1835, and were the first German land owners in the county. Until his marriage with Emily Eckert, January 29, 1849, Felix, our subject, made his home with his parents, but after that time, worked for himself. Although he began life a poor boy, by industry, economy and the aid of a good and loyal wife, he has accumulated 160 acres of excellent land. They are the parents of seven living children: Andrew, Joseph, John, Mary, Elizabeth, Rosa and Felix, and are members of the Catholic Church.

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FREDERICK BOCKELMAN, farmer, was born in this county, November 18, 1848, and is the eldest of four children born to Frederick and Mary Ann (Rumphurst) Bockelman, who were natives of Germany. The father married and came to the United States about 1847 and located in Dubois County, Ind. Our subject was raised on his fatherís farm and received the education of the average boy of his time. At the age of twenty-one he married Julia Meyer, who died in 1883, having borne him six children, four now living: Mary, William, Henry and Laura. In 1883 he married Barbara Habig and they are the parents of one child, Lorenz. After marriage, Mr. Bockelman assumed management of his fatherís farm and moved to his present residence where he has since resided. In 1877 or 1878 he bought the place, and now owns 224 acres of good farming land, furnished with a good brick residence. He and family are Catholics and are highly esteemed as neighbors and friends.

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WILLIAM H. BRETZ, treasurer of Dubois County, Ind., and native of the county, was born May 6, 1843, being one of six children born to Jacob and Eliza Jane (Shively) Bretz, native respectively of Prussia and Kentucky. The father, who was born in 1817, came to the United States in 1831, a poor boy with only 50 cents in his pocket. He worked at manual labor two years, making his way westward. In 1833 he came to Dubois County and bought a farm of eighty acres near Huntingburgh, living there about two years; he then bought a farm southwest of the above place, where he lived until his death, March 21, 1859. The mother still resided with our subject. William passed his boyhood days on the farm, receiving a fair education in the common schools. At the age of twenty-four he began working for himself, and four years later engaged in buying and selling stock, in connection with farming his 320 acres of land. He is a Democrat in politics and was assessor of Patoka Township two years. In 1882 he was elected treasurer of the county, and was re-elected in 1884 without opposition. In 1866 he married Phoebe A. Lemond, by whom he is the father of eight children: John M., Leonard, Camden, William C., Appelonia, Frank (deceased), Bessie B. and Edward E. Mr. Bretzís wife and family are members of the Christian Church, and he is recognized throughout the county as an upright official and citizen.

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JOHN L. BRETZ, prosecuting attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, is a native of Dubois County, Ind., and was born September 21, 1852, a son of Jacob and Eliza J. (Shively) Bretz, who were born in Germany and Kentucky, respectively, and came to this State at a very early day. John L. assisted his parents on the farm until twenty-two years old, and then began working for himself. In 1878 he commenced reading law with William A. Traylor, and the following winter and spring took a course of lectures in the Cincinnati Law College. In 1880 he took another course and graduated from the above named institution in June 1880. The same month he established his office in Jasper. He has attained a lucrative practice and is quite successful in his profession. In July, 1881, he was united in marriage with Miss Daniel, by whom he is the father of two children: Waverly and Ross. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and also belongs to the Masonic fraternity; he is a Democrat and is at present holding the office of prosecuting attorney.

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JOSEPH BUCHART, merchant, of Jasper, Ind., was born June 20, 1841, being the sixth in a family of eight children born to Charles and Anges Buchart, who were born in Germany and came here when the country was almost an entire wilderness. Josephís education is limited, owing to the underdeveloped school systems of his day. He was raised on a farm, and on attaining his majority he purchased a farm and launched out in life as a farmer. About 1863 he married Barbara Hope, but their union was of short duration. Her death occurred about a year later. Three months after this he led to Hymenís altar Catherine Marks, and to them were born the following children: Frank, Henry, Michael, Julia, Mary, Conrad, Felix, William and Elizabeth. In 1872 he established himself in the retail liquor business, and continued that until 1876, when he disposed of his goods and started a general merchandise store; he is a successful business man and an influential citizen; in politics a Democrat, and he and family are members of the Catholic Church.

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JACOB BURGER, JR., trustee of Bainbridge Township, Dubois Co., Ind., was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, April 3, 1853, son of George and Agatha Burger, who came from Germany to this country about 1859. Our subjectís mother died in Ohio, when he was about two years old, and he remained with his father until he was over twenty years old. September 23, 1873, he married Caroline Regel, by whom he is the father of these six children: Edward C.J., Helen A., Matilda, Clara, Minnie and Agatha. March 3, 1883, Mr. Burgerís wife was called to her long home, and April 21, 1885, his marriage with Barbara Regel was solemnized. Mr. Burger has a good, thorough education in the common branches, and in business affairs he has been very successful; he has been a farmer all his life, and owns 160 acres of well-improved land; he and family are members of the Catholic Church, and in politics he is a Democrat and is filling his present office very satisfactorily.

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HENRY CASSIDY, proprietor of the Daniels House at Jasper, Ind., took charge of that hotel in April, 1885, coming from Otwell, Pike Co., Ind., where he had been engaged in the same business. He was born in Perry County, Ind., March 11, 1848, and is a son of Thomas and Easter (Jackson) Cassidy, who were born in Kentucky, and Perry County, Ind., respectively. Henry obtained a good, common school education, and at the age of twenty years moved to Pike County, where he lived until 1884, with the exception of one year spent in Kansas. For eight years after moving to Pike County he taught school, and in the intervals between terms farmed. In 1882 he began selling agricultural implements, at which he has since continued; he has a good trade and is doing well. In September, 1870, he married Elizabeth F. Brown, by whom he is the father of these children: Robert P., Victor V. and Emma. Mr. Cassidy has the only American hotel in Jasper, and controls the patronage of almost the entire traveling public. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics he is in sympathy with the Greenback party.

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JOHN T. CORN, a prominent citizen and native of the county, was born February 18, 1849, and is the sixth in a family of nine children born to Jesse and Margery (Harris) Corn, natives of Crab Orchard, Ky., and Dubois County, Ind., respectively. The former came to this county with his parents in 1819, and here he afterward lived and made his home. John T. remained at home and assisted his parents on the farm until he attained his majority when he married Margery Ellen Wineinger and to their union four children have been born: Maggie E., born October 11, 1871; Laura Belle, December 11, 1874; Oliver Edmund Porter, August 12, 1880, and Effie, December 14, 1882. Our subject has always been a farmer and now owns 300 acres of fertile land. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the A.O.U.W. In politics he is a stanch Republican and has held the offices of constable and justice of the peace in Boone Township.

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GEORGE COX, sheriff of Dubois County, Ind., was born August 28, 1842, and is a son of Robert and Nancy (Maxedon) Cox. (See sketch of Robert Cox of Jackson Township). George was raised on the farm and received a fair education in the common branches. When he had attained his majority he began farming for himself in Jackson Township, where he remained about ten years and then engaged sheriff of Dubois County, and served until 1880. He next worked at the flour milling business in Portersville until the mill caught fire and was consumed in 1885. In 1884, he was elected the third time to the sheriffís office and is now acting in that capacity and giving excellent satisfaction. In 1861, he married Martha Main, who has borne him three children: Cyrenus W., Robert V. and Mary Jane. Mr. Cox is a warm Democrat, a Mason, a member of the I.O.O.F. and is all respects a good and useful citizen.

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JOHN DICK, a native of Bainbridge Township, Dubois Co., Ind., was born February 22, 1845, and is the next eldest in a family of six children born to Peter and Elizabeth (Lindenberger) Dick, natives of Germany. The father first came to this State in 1834 and traveled through Illinois, Missouri and Kansas to Arkansas. He was one of the party who surveyed the Wabash & Erie Canal. He located permanently in Indiana about 1849. Our subject remained at home and assisted his parents on the farm until he was twenty-two years old. He received a good education and in 1866-67 he made a trip through the Western States and for three winters flat-boated on the Patoka, Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and during the summer time raised crops on his fatherís farm. February 8, 1871, he married Anstasea Burger by whom he is the father of seven children: Caroline, Lizzie, Minnie, Mary, Jacob, Theresa and Peter. He has been a farmer since his marriage, and has succeeded so well that he now owns 240 acres of improved land. He and family are members of the Catholic Church and he is a Democrat.

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THOMAS H. DILLON, attorney at law of Jasper, Ind., was born in Pike County, Ind., June 22, 1857, and is one of six children born to James and Catharine (Haynes) Dillon, natives of Nova Scotia and Posey County, Ind., respectively. The subject of our sketch was reared with his parents in Pike County and was a farmer and miller by occupation. He received a fair education, principally by his own efforts. He prepared himself for teaching and followed that occupation four years in Pike County, meeting with good success. In 1883 he began the study of law, with a view to making it a profession. He studied for some time in Petersburg, Ind., under Posey & Wilson, and in March, 1885, he was admitted to practice in Pike County. In June of the same year he came to Jasper, where he has since lived and practiced his profession. September 5, 1877, he took for his life companion Mary Green, a native of Dubois County, Ind. They became the parents of three children: Daisy M., Bessie E. and Mabel E. (deceased). His political views are independent, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Dillon has been fairly successful in business affairs from a financial standpoint, and is recognized in the community as one of the enterprising, successful young members of the legal profession, and an upright moral citizen.

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CLEMENT DOANE, editor and proprietor of the Jasper Courier, was born in Circleville, Ohio, November 11, 1832, and is one of a large family of children born to Guy W. and Charlotte (Thrall) Doane, natives of Connecticut and Vermont, respectively. The father was born August 7, 1788 and was an attorney at law. He came to Circleville, where he married and practiced his profession. Clement was raised in his native town, getting a fair English education and learned the printerís trade. When eighteen years old he left home and began working at his trade in Portsmouth, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., and Rockport, Ind., until 1858, when he came to Jasper and started the Courier in company with John Mehringer and Rudolphus Smith, continuing with these gentlemen until 1859. He then assumed complete control of the paper and has conducted it successfully ever since, having the leading and only English Democratic paper in the county. March 27, 1859, he married Rachel H. Edmonston, a native of the county and daughter of Benjamin Edmonston. She died March 8, 1874, having borne six children, three now living: Benjamin E., present clerk of a public land committee at Washington, D.C., Charlotte and George P. In 1874 (December 31), Mr. Doane married Mary A. Crooks, a native of Spencer County, and daughter of Dr. Crooks of Rockport, Ind. She died March 18, 1883, leaving two children: Clement E. and Archibald C. Mr. Doane has taken a leading part in political affairs, and is an unswerving Democrat, and has been chairman of the County Democratic Central Committee of over twenty years, and is a member of the A.O.U.W. and belongs to the Methodist Church. He studied law and was admitted to practice in the county in 1860, but in later years he has given the most of his attention to his paper, with which he has had the best of success.

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BENEDICT DUPPS, a stanch Democrat of Dubois County, Ind., was born in Baden, Germany, March 3, 1833, and is the only child born to Christian and Otillia (Barger) Dupps. Our subject was reared in his native country, where he remained until he was twenty-two years old. He received a good education in the schools of that country, and in 1855 he and his people took passage for the United States, landing first at New Orleans, from whence they came immediately to Dubois County, Ind., where they have since remained. In April, 1857, Helena Lampert became his wife, and to them eleven children have been born, of whom these ten are now living: John, Benedict T., Henry, Joseph, Theresa, Rosa, Elizabeth, Frank, Edward and Emma. Mr. Dupps is a successful farmer and now owns 216 acres of well improved land. He and family are members of the Catholic Church.

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JOSEPH ECKSTEIN, of the firm of Kunkel & Eckstein, was born in Ripley County, Ind., March 9, 1856, and is the next oldest in a family of nine children born to Theodore and Louisa (Renner) Eckstein, natives of Germany, who came to this country when quite young, and settled on a farm near Jasper, in 1864. Joseph obtained a very good education and remained at home until he was twenty-five years old. February 14, 1882, his union with Theresa Haller was celebrated. They are the parents of one child, Louis. Soon after marriage Mr. Eckstein moved to Jasper, where he has ever since resided. He first engaged in teaming, which he followed about three months, and then purchased a one-half interest in a threshing machine, which business he follows every season. In 1883 he became a partner in the livery business, and has been very successful. He and family are Catholics, and he is a Democrat.

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MARTIN ECKSTEIN is a native of Ripley County, Ind., and was born November 9, 1857. He is the third in a family of nine children born to Theodore and Louisa (Renner) Eckstein, who were natives of Germany, and came to the United States in 1864. Martin passed his boyhood on a farm, where he received a fair education in the common schools. His father died in 1870, and he was compelled to assist in the maintenance of the family. May 1, 1884, he embarked in the brewery business, at which he has been very successful. May 8, 1883, his marriage with Josephine Schilter was celebrated. They are the parents of one child, Hermann. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and in politics he is a Democrat.

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JOSEPH EGG, citizen of Jasper, Ind., was born in France, September 13, 1882, and is the only living child born to Henry and Ursula (Jemean) Egg. Our subject was reared in his native country, where he received a good education, and remained until thirty years of age. At the age of thirteen, in accordance with the customs of his native land, he learned the stone-cutterís trade. He was married to Mary Ruh, Mary 19, 1844, and they became the parents of five children: Emma, Rosa, Pauline, Charles and Mary. Mr. Egg and family immigrated to the United States in 1852, and landed at New Orleans with but $35 to meet their expenses. They came directly to this State and county, and settled at Jasper, where they have ever since lived. In 1854 his wife was called from among the living. He worked, at his trade three years, and then purchased what is now known as the Daniel House, and began keeping hotel and saloon, continuing in this till 1864, when he began keeping a general merchandise store, and in connection was appointed postmaster of Jasper by President Lincoln, and held the office almost without an interval of rest until 1877. In 1854 he married Rosa Miller, and by her he became the father of three children: Elizabeth, John and Theresa. He and family are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat, and has been town councilman for five years.

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EDWARD ERNY was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., July 17, 1840, and is the eldest in a family of eight children born to Dominic and Johanna (Kaiser) Erny, who were born in Switzerland and came to this State in 1842, and settled on a farm in Dubois County, near Jasper. One year later they moved to Jasper and the father began working at the tailorís trade. Edward was raised in Jasper, where he received a good common school education, but he passed much of his time at the old homestead. His father died in 1864 and his mother in 1880. June 22, 1869, he married Katharine Goetz and to their union eight children have been born, of which these five are now living: Albert, William, Mary, Helen and Emma. Edward has always been a farmer and quite a successful one financially. He owns 120 acres of excellent and well cultivated land. He and family are members of the Catholic Church and in politics he is a Democrat.

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MRS. T. ERNY, proprietress of the only hardware store in Jasper, Ind., succeeded to the business on the death of her husband, Wendolin Erny, who was a native of Switzerland, where he was born April 6, 1820. His parents were Benedict and Regina Erny. In 1832, Wendolin, who was about twelve years old, immigrated to the United States, and remained for some time in Pittsburgh where he learned the tinnerís trade. In 1847 he came to Dubois County and settled in Jasper where he immediately established a tinnerís shop, and succeeded so well that he soon after added a hardware stock. June 13, 1848, he married Theresa Oberst, who born him five children: Mary Ann, Theresa, Louisa, Louis and Rosa, the last four being deceased. Mr. Erny was very successful in all his business undertakings, and at his death, which occurred April 6, 1879, the community lost an honored and respected citizen whose memory will be cherished for years to come. He died in the Catholic faith. He was elected to the office of town treasurer, and in politics was a Democrat.

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JOSEPH FRIEDMAN, senior member of the firm of Friedman, Scheirich & Co., of the Eclipse Planing and Saw-mill is a native of Pennsylvania, where he was born March 19, 1831, son of Joseph and Mary Friedman, who were natives of Germany. Before our subject was three years old his parents removed from Pennsylvania to this State of which they have since been residents. Joseph Jr., assisted his parents until he attained his majority, when he married Apalonia Eckenfells; ten children were born to them, only eight of whom are living: Mary, Clarissa, Josephine, Elizabeth, Joseph and Anna (twins), William and Helena. In 1854 our subject engaged in the mercantile trade at Jasper, at which he continued until 1874. Some time prior to this he had embarked in the saw and planing-mill business and in connection bought and shipped tobacco. In 1874 he disposed of his store, and since that time has devoted his time almost exclusively to his mill, and dealing in lumber of all kinds. February 26, 1878, Mr. Friedmanís wife was called from among the living, and about April 11, 1880 he married Anna Habberly. He and family are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat and a very successful business man.

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GEORGE FRIEDMAN, a member of the firm of Friedman, Scheirich & Co., is a native of Jasper, Ind., and was born April 23, 1838, the youngest in a family of nine children, born to Joseph and Mary A. Friedman, who came from Germany, and were among the first settlers of the community. George was reared on the farm and in the store until he attained his majority. His education was limited, owing to the undeveloped school systems of that day. In 1858 he married Rosa Reolle, and they became the parents of nine children: Mary, Joseph, Martin, John, Josephine, Andrew, August, Louis and Henry. Our subject made his first start in life as a farmer, in which business he continued until 1861, when he realized the necessity of quelling the rebellion, and accordingly volunteered his services as a musician. A short time afterward bands were done away with, and in 1865 he re-enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty-third Indiana Volunteers. After his return he engaged in the planing-mill business, at which he continued until 1871, when he and his brother engaged in saw-milling and lumbering. In 1884, they and Peter Scheirich became partners, and have since been very successful in their business ventures. Mr. Friedman and family are members of the Catholic Church, and he is a Democrat.

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