Source: Biographical & Historical Record of Kosciusko Co., IN.; Lewis Publishing Co., 1887
Dated: August 28, 2000
JOSHUA C. LILLY, at present serving as clerk of the village of Pierceton, was born near West Jefferson, Ohio, October 15, 1845, a son of Benjamin H. and Rosanna (Clover) Lilly, both of whom are deceased, his mother having died when he was an infant. He was adopted by his uncle, Joshua Cole, who brought him up to the avocation of a farmer, and gave him the benefit of a good common-school education. He came with his uncle's family to Kosciusko County, Indiana, in 1851, and at the age of nineteen years he enlisted in the Union army as a private, the date of his enlistment being May 6, 1864. He was assigned to Company E, One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Indiana Infantry, and although enlisting only for 100 days he served over four months, his regiment being engaged most of the time on guard duty in Tennessee. On account of sickness he was sent to the hospital at Indianapolis for treatment, and while there met with an accident, falling from a third-story window, which caused curvature of the spine, crippling him for life. In 1867 he began teaching in the schools of Kosciusko County, following that vocation during the winter terms, and occasionally in the summer months, for sixteen years, and during this period, while not engaged in teaching, followed farming. April 1, 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Bennett, at Pierceton, she being a daughter of Lee and Elizabeth (Kisler) Bennett. Of the two children born to this union only one survives - a daughter named Lizzie May. Maud died in Whitley County, Indiana, August 3, 1880, aged over five years. In politics Mr. Lilly affiliates with the Republican party. In 1876 he was elected assessor of Washington Township, holding that office three years by re-election. From 1878 till 1883 he resided in Whitley County, and in 1880 was the census enumerator for Troy and Aetna townships in that county. In 1883 he returned to Kosciusko County, and engaged in teaching school. In the spring of 1885 he was elected village clerk, and re-elected in the spring of 1886, which office he is filling to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. Mr. Lilly is a member of the Odd Fellows' order, belonging to Pierceton Lodge, No. 257, of which he is vice-grand. He is a comrade of John Murray Post, No. 124, G. A. R., and has served as adjutant of his post for two years.
Source: "History of Kosciusko County"
Date Posted: January 29, 2001
CHARLES ROBERT LONG, M.D., of Pierceton, was born in Mount Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio, October 13,1851, a son of Dr. James Porter and Editha (Hunt) Long, the father born in the State of Pennsylvania, of Scotch and Irish parentage, and the mother a native of Ohio. They were married in the year 1849, and to them were born three children - Charles Robert, our subject, Minnie who died aged four years, and Mrs. Addie Nichols, of Pierceton. The father was a physician of long practice, having followed his profession in Mount Gilead, Ohio, and Genesee, Illinois, from 1848 until 1868, when he came to Kosciusko County, Indiana, and practiced medicine at Pierceton until his death, which occurred in 1880. His widow still survives. She is a member of the Baptist church of Warsaw. Charles R. Long, the subject of this sketch, was educated principally in the schools of Fredericktown, Ohio, to which place his parents had removed when he was ten years old, and during his youth he was employed as a clerk. In 1874 he came to Pierceton and began studying medicine with his father, and March 3, 1880, he graduated from the Detroit Medical College at Detroit, Michigan, after having attended two courses of lectures. He began the practice of medicine with his father at Pierceton, his father dying soon after. He has a thorough knowledge of his profession, and during his residence at Pierceton he has gained the confidence and respect the people, and has acquired a good practice. Dr. Long was united in marriage March 16, 1881, to Miss Emma J. Hoover, daughter of Daniel and Henrietta (Heagy) Hoover, who live near Pierceton, they being one of the oldest families of Kosciusko County. Dr. and Mrs. Long are the parents of two children, Elnora and Addie. The doctor is a member of Pierceton Lodge, No.877, A. F. & A. M., and also of Pierceton Lodge, No. 257, I.O.O. F., of which he has passed the chair of noble grand, and is a member of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the State of Indiana. Mrs. Long is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Date Posted: February 27, 2000