JACOB J. BRUCKER was born in Seneca County, Ohio, July 4, 1851, and is one of the family of children born to Kaspar and Mary (Slecht) Brucker, viz., Celestine, Jacob John, Joseph, Elizabeth, Salpherey, Sylvester, George, Rosa, Helena, Catherine, Ambrose, Anna, Henry and William (the last three deceased). When Jacob J. was fourteen years of age, he came to this county with his father, and worked on the home farm, three miles west of Monterey, for about seven years, after which he went to Logansport and learned the carpenterís trade, working first for C. Vurpillat and then for James Eagle. After four years, he went in business for himself, continuing about a year. In 1877, he came back to Pulaski County, and here he has worked at his trade ever since. He was married, January 28, 1879, to Mary Selz, who has borne him one boy - Kaspar. Mr. Brucker and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and reside in a fine little frame dwelling in Monterey.

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WILLIAM BUEHRLE was born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., November 17, 1840, and is one of the ten children born to Michael and Elizabeth (Schindler) Buehrle. These children were born and named in the following order: Henry (deceased), William, Joseph (deceased), Mary (deceased), Elizabeth, Frank, Agatha, Mary (second, deceased), and Rosa (deceased). The father was born in Baden; was a butcher; came to this country in time to take part in the Mexican war, and died in Seneca County, Ohio, in 1859. William was reared in Seneca County, from the age of one until twenty-five, when he moved to Winamac, where he lived a year and a half. He then returned to Ohio; remained there two years, and then, in 1869, came to Monterey, where he is still engaged in mercantile business. In 1861, he enlisted in the Thirty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry; served eleven months, and was discharged on account of a wound received at Princeton, W. Va. He was married, February 25, 1868, to Philomena Riemen, at Winamac. To this union were born five children - Frank, Annie, Jennie, Michael and Rosa, the last named deceased. Mr. Buehrle conducts an extensive establishment, and estimates his real estate and stock in trade as worth $8,000.

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LEVI BURKET was born in Perry County, Ohio, November 17, 1830, and is one of nine children born to Henry and Catharine (Houts) Burket - Rebecca, Levi, Mary, George, Daniel (deceased), Susan, Ephraim, William and Lucinda. The father was born in Pennsylvania about the year 1805, has always been a farmer, and now lives in Marshall County, Ind. When Levi was young, his father moved to Sandusky County, Ohio, and there our subject was reared. In 1858, Levi came to this township, and has lived here ever since. He was married, August 17, 1850, to Agnes Overmyer, who has given birth to twelve children - George, Catharine, Philip, Amanda, Jane, Franklin, Austin (deceased), Lucas, Grant, Lucy, Marion and Ida (the last named also deceased). Mr. Burket has a fine farm of 160 acres four and a half miles southwest of Monterey, and has 100 acres of this land cleared up and under cultivation.

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ABRAHAM M. COCHLEY was born in Wabash County, Ind., May 9, 1856, and is the second of three children - Jacob, Abraham and Ida - born to Joshua and Lydia (Kroft) Cochley. The father was born in Pennsylvania in 1823, and is a carpenter and cabinet-maker by trade, and for many years followed that business; in 1858, he came to this township, where he still lives at the home of Abraham M.; in the spring of 1865, he enlisted in the Forty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, took part in the action at Kingston, N.C., and was mustered out ten months after enlistment. The mother of our subject died September 14, 1880. Abraham M. came here with his father, and now resided three mile south of Monterey on a well-tilled farm of eighty acres. At present he is engaged in raising corn and wheat chiefly, but contemplates making a specialty of stock-raising. He is a member of the Evangelical Church.

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ELI DE MOSS was born in Rockbridge County, Va., March 16, 1804, and is the eldest of the eight children born to William and Mary (Ramsey) De Moss, as follows: Eli, Polly, Peter, Cynthia, John, Wesley, James and Nelson, all of whom are dead excepting Eli and John. The father was born in Kentucky, was a farmer, took part in the war of 1812, and died in Kansas. When Eli was a child, his father moved back to Kentucky, and a year of two later moved to Cass County, Ind., where Eli resided until he came to this township in the fall of 1837; he has lived on his present place since 1840. He is the oldest settler in the township, was its first Justice of the Peace, and performed the ceremony at the first wedding within its boundaries. He has worked at stonecutting and wagon-making, and has been three times married - first, in 1830, to Lucinda Irvin, who gave birth to three children - William, Abram and Maria - all deceased. The second time, in 1840, to Mary Morris, who also became the mother of three children - Samuel, Emeline and Felix; the last named only is yet living. The third time, February 17, 1848, to Mary Phipps, who has given birth to eight children - Clara, Agatha, Virgil, Emma, Jane, Evelyn, Peter and Schuyler. Agatha and Emma are dead. Mr. De Moss and wife are passing their declining years on his fine farm of 200 acres about one-half mile west of Monterey.


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JOHN R. DE MOSS was born in Preble County, Ohio, December 23, 1812. At the age of fifteen he came with his parents to Logansport, this State, and after living there a number of years came with his brother Peter to Monterey, and has resided in Tippecanoe Township ever since - about twenty-five years in Monterey, and nineteen on his present place. He was married, September 12, 1841, to Elizabeth Bailey, who became the mother of nine children - Margaret (deceased), Mary, William, Charles (deceased), Clarissa, Lewis, Salinda (deceased), Abraham and Permelia. Mr. De Moss now resides eight miles southwest of Monterey, close by the banks of the Tippecanoe River, and still pays considerable attention to farming. He is among the first of the old settlers; is a worthy citizen, and is always anxious to see any movement prosper that will favor the development of Monterey and her township.

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BENJAMIN DE MOSS was born at Monterey, this township, May 9, 1845, and is one of seven children born to Peter and Margaret (Miller) De Moss - Thomas, Jane (deceased), Melinda, Mary, Benjamin, Henry (deceased) and George. The father came to this township with his brother Eli in 1837. He was always a farmer, and, with his brother, laid out the town of Monterey, at which place he died in 1851. Benjamin De Moss was reared on his fatherís farm, two miles north of our subjectís present home, until his majority, when he moved to the farm on which he now lives. In March, 1864, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served six months. He was married, December 12, 1878, to Isabel Castleman, who has borne him two children, a boy and a girl, named Ira and Kit. Mr. De Mossís farm is located two miles and a quarter southeast of Monterey. He has a comfortable dwelling and commodious stables, and raises chiefly corn and wheat.

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HENRY S. FANSLER was born in Pendleton County, W. Va., April 21, 1843, and is one of five children born to Solomon and Catherine (Davis) Fansler, as follows: Samson, Henry, William, Jesse and Anna. The father was born in 1802, in what was then Randolph County, Va., now Tucker County, W. Va. He spent most of his life at farming, and died in 1860 in the county of his birth. When Henry was three years old, his father returned to Tucker County, where Henry worked on the home farm until twenty-one. When twenty-two, Henry came to this township and began working at carpentering. In December, 1872, he moved to Monterey; in December, 1873, he added undertaking to carpentering, in partnership with another, but in 1875 began to conduct the business alone. He was married, January 2, 1869, to Elizabeth Campbell, at Star City, and this lady has borne him six children - Frank, Jesse (deceased), Mary, Dell, Carlton (deceased) and Earl. Mr. Fansler became an Odd Fellow in 1874, and he has served as Assessor in Tippecanoe Township for seven consecutive years.

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PETER A. FOLLMAR was born in Germany August 6, 1851, and is one of the six children born to Joseph and Mary (Brockman) Follmar. The names of the children were Catharine, Peter, Andrew, Mary, John and John A. Catharine, Andrew and the two Johns are deceased. The father was born in 1820; he was a shoe-maker, came to America in 1860, engaged in farming, and died in this county in 1868. Peter A. came here with his father, and worked on the farm until 1878, when he began shoe-making, at which he continued about a year. In 1879, he came to Monterey, and shortly afterward erected a fine two-storied brick hotel and saloon, with commodious stable, at a cost of $3,700. He was married, October 14, 1872, to Josephina Keitzer, who has borne him four children - Mary, Victor, Bertha and Joseph. Bertha is dead. Mr. Follmar has acted in the capacity of Justice of the Peace of Monterey for seven and a half years, and is a man of intelligence and worth.

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WILLIAM W. GARNER was born in Grant County, Ind., October 30, 1847; is the son of Henry and Esther (Potter) Garner, and is one of a family of seven boys and six girls, the names of the living being as follows: Frances, Joseph, William, Albert and Henry. The father has been a farmer, carpenter and miller, but for the past thirty years has practiced medicine, and now resides in Starke County, Ind. William W. resided in Starke County from 1861 to January, 1882, when he came to Monterey and entered into mercantile business. In 1863, he enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, being then less that sixteen years of age. He took part in the engagement at Decatur, Ala., and was discharged in July, 1865. After quitting school, he attended what was then known as Plymouth College, Plymouth, Ind., two years. In 1876, Mr. G. started the Starke County Enterprise , at Knox, the publication of which he relinquished on coming to Monterey. In the session of 1880-81, he was appointed Clerk to the General Assembly of Indiana. He was married, January 1, 1871, to Anna Moore, in Starke County. To this union was born one boy - Wallace.

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BENJAMIN F. HAY was born in Ohio June 16, 1847, and is one of the five children of Abraham and Louisa (Deible) Hay, viz.: John (deceased), Benjamin, Henry (deceased), Abraham and Elizabeth. The father was born in Ohio, and has chiefly followed farming, although he has paid some attention to merchandising and considerable to carpentering. In 1875, while assisting in moving a house, he met with an accident in which his legs were broken, the left in three places and the right in two. He now resides in Rochester, Ind. When Benjamin F. was six months old, the father moved to Miami County, this State; since then the former has lived in Marshall and Starke Counties, Ind., and in the northern part of Ohio. In 1862, Benjamin came to this county. He worked with his father at farming until twenty-two years old; since then he has worked at cabinet-making, undertaking and carpentering. He is skillful with his tools, and does all his draughting. In June, 1882, he went into partnership with William Allen. The firm owns a two-storied frame, 20x54 feet, which is valued at $1,500, and they carry on the only furniture store in Monterey. He was married, January 13, 1870, to Flora Ault, who has borne him four children - Mary, Anna (deceased), William and Daisy.

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RICHARD HOESEL was born in Bohemia, near Saxony, July 20, 1840, and is one of eight children born to Charles and Catherine (Wesner) Hoesel; of the children, two only, Elizabeth and Richard, are living. The father, a native of Saxony, was born in 1800; he was a weaver, and for thirty-five years worked at his trade in the old country; in 1856, he came to America, became a farmer, and died in this township in 1868. Richard came to this country with his father in 1856, and after living in Seneca County, Ohio, about two years, came to this township. He was married in February, 1864, to Susan Overmyer, who has borne him ten children - Hubert (deceased), Nettie, Mary, Ida, Charles, Louisa, Clara (deceased), Frank, Lewis and Alva. Mr. Hoesel has a fine farm of 440 acres, three and a half miles southwest of Monterey, containing a handsome frame dwelling and commodious stables. He chiefly raises corn and wheat, but also gives considerable attention to live stock.

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RICHARD M. JOHNSON was born in Starke County, Ohio, July 1, 1840, and is one of nine children born to Eli and Jane (South) Johnson, viz.: Richard, Catherine (deceased), William (deceased), Margaret, Thaddeus, Elizabeth, Julia, Sarah (deceased) and Schuyler. The father brought Richard to this township when the latter was eight years of age, and here reared him to farming. In the spring of 1864, Richard enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was in the service about eleven months. He was married, November 8, 1866, to Caroline Moore, who has given birth to three children - William, Jennie (deceased), and Melvin. In 1870, Mr. Johnson moved to his present home, two miles southeast of Monterey. His farm is level and fertile, and he has he has erected upon it a comfortable dwelling and fine, large barn. He is one of the early settlers of the township, and is highly respected as a farmer and a citizen.

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JOHN KELLER was born in Seneca County, Ohio, March 2, 1842, and is one of eleven children born to Martin and Magdalena (Becker) Keller. The parents came to this township when John was but three years old, and here they have ever since resided. John lived on his fatherís farm until 1872, when he moved upon his present place, one mile and a half west of Monterey and one-half mile east of the old homestead. He was married, September 26, 1872, to Elizabeth Schnider, who has borne him five children - Henry, Joseph, John, Charlie and Mary. Mr. Kellerís farm comprises 160 acres of fertile land, on which he has erected a fine dwelling and comfortable outbuildings. He raises a variety of crops, and does general stock-raising. He is a respected member of the Catholic Church, and is an industrious and thrifty farmer.

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MARTIN J. KELLER was born in this county March 20, 1850, and is one of the eleven children of Martin and Magdalena (Becker) Keller, the names of the living, beginning with the eldest, being as follows: Peter, John, Mary, Martin, Lewis and Joseph. Martin J. Keller, the subject of this sketch, lived with his father on the home farm until 1878, when he came to his present place, a rich farm of 160 acres, three and one-half miles northwest of Monterey. He was married January 20, 1878, to Sophia Zellers, in Bryan, Ohio. This lady has borne him two children, a boy and a girl, named Mary and William. Mr. Keller chiefly raises corn and wheat; he breeds as fine horses as there are in the township, and also rears cattle and sheep. He is a member of the Catholic Church, is an industrious farmer, and is a good citizen.

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DR. WILLIAM KELSEY was born in Perry County, Ohio, August 14, 1835; is the son of Jonas and Sarah (Elder) Kelsey, and is one of a family of four children, named Cyrus, Mary, William and Eliza. The father was born in Perry County in 1810; he has chiefly farmed, but in 1849 he went to Huntington County, Ind., where he was engaged subsequently in merchandising, from 1865 to 1875. He has always been an active worker in the Methodist Church, and is now living in retirement in Huntington County. At the age of thirteen, William was taken by his father to Huntington, where he lived until 1858, when he moved to Winamac, and there spent a year; in 1859, he came to Monterey, and has lived here ever since. At the age of sixteen, he began the study of medicine at Markle, Ind., under Joseph Scott, M.D.; in 1856-57, he took a seven monthsí course of lectures at the Starling Medical College, Columbus, and then practiced a year in Huntington County before coming to Winamac. He attended a course of lectures, in the session of 1873-74, at the Medical College of Indiana, Department of Butler University, Indianapolis, receiving the degree of M.D. in the spring of 1874. He was married, May 27, 1858, to Sarah J. Barnes, in Huntington County, who has given birth to nine children - William, Charles, Mary, Thomas, James, Nettie, Maud, Freddie and Harry; of these Thomas, Freddie and Harry are dead. April 22, 1879, the Doctor was married at Monterey to Laura Steis, who has borne one son - Jonas Arthur. The Doctor now farms from 300 to 500 acres, having for the past ten or twelve years devoted great attention to agriculture.

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ADAM M. KLECKNER was born in Carroll County, Ohio, April 6, 1840, and is the youngest of the five children born to Michael and Mary (Levengood) Kleckner, viz., Lavina, Joseph, Elizabeth, Jacob and Adam. The father was born in Pennsylvania in 1800, came when young to Ohio with his parents, became a hatter, at which trade he worked about ten years, and then became a farmer. He came to Monterey in 1847, served several years as Township Trustee, and also as County Commissioner, and died in 1866. Adam came here with his father, and here grew up among the first settlers. He was married September 18, 1864, to Ruth Miller, who bore him three children - Cora, Della and Berton. In 1865, he moved to Fulton County, Ind., and there Mrs. Kleckner died in February, 1879, a devout Christian, and greatly mourned by all. In 1881, he returned to Pulaski, and now owns a fine farm of 224 acres, one mile and a quarter west of Monterey. He also owns eighty acres in Fulton County. His chief attention is given to general crops, but he also rears stock to some extent.

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HIRAM LUNSFORD was born in Preble County, Ohio, November 7, 1816, and is the eldest of the thirteen children born to David and Jane (Madox) Lunsford, viz.: Hiram, William, Louisa, Emeline, Frances, Elizabeth, Cordelia, Levi, George, John, Benjamin, Charles and Nancy; of these William, Louisa, Emeline, Frances, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Nancy are dead. The father was born in Virginia, and came to Ohio when a boy, where he lived until some time in the Ď40ís, when he came to Indiana; he spent his life in farming, and died in Cass County, Ind., about 1872. About the year 1840, Hiram Lunsford came to Cass County, where he resided two years, and in 1842 came to this township, where he has resided ever since. He was first married, February 20, 1845, to Rebecca Moore, who bore him eight children - Caroline, Emma, Jane, Horace, Julia, Sarah, Maria and Rebecca; of these Caroline, Emma, Sarah and Maria are deceased. July 11, 1861, he married Ellen Hendrickson, who has borne him five children - Melina, William, Frank, Mary and Martha. Mr. Lunsfordís farm of 190 acres is situated three and a half miles southeast of Monterey; he is one of the old settlers, and in politics he is a Republican.

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DANIEL OVERMYER was born in Union County, Penn., November 24 1832, and is one of the seven children born to David and Catharine (Bruce) Overmyer, viz.: Daniel, Mary, Stephen, Philip (the last three deceased), Sarah, Angeline and Harriet. The father was born in New York, has farmed during the greater part of his life, and is now a resident of Fulton County, Ind. When Daniel was very young, he was taken by his father to Sandusky County, Ohio, and, when four years of age, was brought to Fulton County, this State, where he lived some eighteen years. In 1854, Daniel came to this township, and has made this his home ever since. He was married, in 1853, to Sarah Stamm, who died in July, 1866, the mother of six children - John, Ellen, Harriet, Lincoln, Charles (deceased) and Schuyler. In 1864, Mr. Overmyer enlisted in the Fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was in the service about nine months. In October, 1866, he married Lucinda Kroft, who has borne him six children - Franklin, Amanda, Etta, Isaac, Benjamin and Anna. Mr. Overmyer has now a farm of 477 acres (197 lying in Fulton County), and his residence is situated four ;miles south of Monterey. He has a comfortable dwelling, and one of the finest barns in the township. His crops consist chiefly of wheat and corn, and he also rears cattle, sheep and hogs.

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ISRAEL OVERMYER was born in Union County, Penn., in April, 1826, and is one of the six children born to Philip and Margaret (Swinefort) Overmyer, viz.: Israel, George (deceased), William, Levi (deceased), Richard (deceased), and Lucinda. The father is a farmer, and now lives in Sandusky County, Ohio, to which point he came when Israel was eight years old; Israel lived there about twenty-one years, and then came to Pulaski County, and in 1866 to this township. He married Sarah Myers, who has borne him thirteen children - Henry, Vandy (deceased), Mary, Margaret, Harriet, George, Thomas, Charles (deceased), Nancy (deceased), Frederick, Rosetta, Emma and Della. He lives six miles southwest of Monterey, and owns a well-cultivated farm of 147 acres (forty acres being one-quarter of a mile southeast of h is home), and makes a specialty of raising wheat and corn.

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