DR. W.S. RANNELS was born in Fulton County, Ind., March 17, 1849, and is the eldest of three children born to Newton and Elizabeth (Spencer) Rannels, viz.: W. Scott, Alonzo and Lycurgus. The father was born in Virginia, and was formerly a merchant. He went to the war of 1861 as Quartermaster of the Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, but returned just after the battle of Chickamauga; at present he is conducting a hotel at Rochester, Ind. In 1868, W. Scott, our subject, began the study of medicine, at Rochester, under Dr. J.W. Brackett; in the winter of 1869-70, he attended a course of lectures at Rush Medical College, Chicago; he attempted another course in 1871-72, but was compelled to relinquish it on account of the great fire; he then attended the Indiana Medical College, Indianapolis, in 1873-74, receiving the degree of M.D. in the spring of 1874. For two years he practiced in Marshall County, Ind., and in the fall of 1877 came to Monterey. He was married, June 1, 1874, to Leota Hunter, who gave birth to one child - Cora, and then died. January 3, 1877, he married Eliza Bretz, who has also borne him one child - Fred. The Doctor, in connection with his practice in Monterey, conducts the only drug store in the place.

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FERDINAND REINHOLT was born in Germany October 4, 1842, and is the eldest of twelve children born to Valentine and Margaret (Burgman) Reinholt; the names of the children now living are Ferdinand, John, Charles, Gustavus, Henry and Josephine. At the age of eleven, Ferdinand came to this country with his father, landing at New Orleans; thence they came to Logansport, Ind., and two months later to this township, where they have lived ever since. January 7, 1870, Ferdinand married Emma Meichels, who has borne him six children - Anna, Amanda, Adolph (deceased), Henry, Charles and Josephine. Mr. Reinholt has served as Supervisor, Constable and Township Trustee, and now holds the last-named office, having bee elected in April, 1880, and re-elected in 1882. He resides on his well cultivated farm of 200 acres, three miles southwest of Monterey, and also owns eighty acres of timbered land one mile southwest. He pays special attention to wheat and corn, and also to horses, cattle, sheep and hogs.

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LAFAYETTE SLOAN was born in Washington County, Md., July 14, 1818, and is one of ten children born to Peter and Elizabeth (Peterey) Sloan, named as follows: Harry, Archibald, William, Washington, Joseph, Elias, John, David, Lafayette and Nathan. Of these, Harry, Archibald, Joseph and John are deceased. The father was born in Kentucky, took part in the war of 1812, was a farmer, and died in Ohio in 1834 or 1835. Lafayette was reared in Preble County, Ohio, from the age of twelve to twenty-three. There for seven years he worked at cabinet-making, then went to Cincinnati, where he worked about five years. In 1849, he went to California; in 1852, he came to Indiana, lived in Peru about six years, and in 1858 came to this township. In 1860, he took up his residence in Monterey. He was married in November, 1852, to Catherine Warder, who has given birth to seven children - Willie, Belle, Mary, Clara, Eldora, Lonzo and Homer. Willie, Belle and Clara are deceased. Mr. Sloan is at present engaged in the grocery business at Monterey.

"Counties of White and Pulaski Counties, Indiana - Tippecanoe Township" by F.A. Battey & Co. - published in 1883


ISAAC J. SLONAKER was born in Preble County, Ohio, December 5, 1840, and is one of nine children born to Jacob and Margaret (Moore) Slonaker, the names of the living being Isaac, Levi and Martha. The father was born in Pennsylvania in 1805. He was a farmer, but worked sometimes at coopering. He came to this county in 1847, but in 1867, moved just across the line into Fulton County, where he still resides. Isaac J. came here with his father, and has lived on his present place ever since. He has made farming the business of his life. In the fall of 1874, he was elected Township Trustee, which office he held for over five years. He was married, December 16, 1866, to Martha Mahler, who has given birth to eleven children, five boys and six girls; the names of the living are Annie, Mary, Rosa, James, Martha, Pet, Eva, Platon and Bert. Mr. Slonaker owns eighty acres of land in this township, and seventy-seven in Fulton County (thirty in timber); his residence is two and one-half miles southeast of Monterey.

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WILLAIM STAILEY was born in Perry County, Penn., September 9, 1826, and is one of the nine children born to Michael and Elizabeth (Sponenberg) Stailey - John, Christian, Michael (all deceased), Lydia, Samuel, William, Catherine, David (deceased), and Sarah. The father was a farmer and shoe-maker. He came to this county in 1845, and here died in 1866. William Stailey came to this county with his father, and in 1859 came to this township, where he has ever since resided. He was married, September 4, 1859, to Elizabeth Kelly, who became the mother of three boys and three girls, the names of the living being Geneva, William H., Sophie, Charles and Nettie. Mr. Stailey lives seven miles southwest of Monterey, and makes wheat, corn and oats his chief crops. He is among the first settlers of the township, and is a true and worthy citizen.

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A.E. STEVENS, M.D., was born in Noble County, Ind., January 20, 1845, and is one of five children born to Oliver and Marie (MacCollum) Stevens - Abram, Mary (deceased), Oliver, Aden and Asa (the last named, deceased). The father was born in Ohio in 1827. He began the study of medicine before he was of age, and is now practicing in Marshall County, this State. Our subject, Abram E. Stevens, at the age of nearly fifteen, began the study of medicine in Columbia County, Wis., where his parents were then living. In 1859-60, he attended a course of lectures at the University College, Cleveland, Ohio. In 1861, he enlisted in the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was in the service three and one-quarter years, and during this time took part in thirty two actions, chief among which were Bull Run, Chickamauga, Seven Daysí fight, the Wilderness, Antietam, Lookout Mountain and Richmond. At the battle of Bull Run, he was shot through the left lung, and had both legs and an arm broken. At the battle of the Wilderness he was captured by the enemy and confined in Libby Prison for three months. After the war, he returned to Columbia County, Wis., and in 1866-67, took his second course of lectures in Cleveland, receiving his degree of M.D. After living about eight years in Wisconsin, he resided two years in Iowa. In 1874, he came to Monterey, where he is now in practice. He was married, November 18, 1867, to Jane Allen, who has borne him four boys and three girls; the names of the living are Ray, Bessie and Guy.

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REUBEN B. STOTTS was born in Elkhart County, Ind., May 23, 1837, and is one of the large family of children born to Uriah and Mary (Brunson) Stotts. When Reuben was about eleven years old, he was taken by his father to Edgar County, where he lived some four years, thence to Monroe Township, Pulaski County, where he lived nine years; after living in Franklin Township three years and in Indian Creek Township one year, Reuben moved to this township and here he has lived ever since. He was married, October 31, 1861, to Diana Brooke, who bore him five children, two boys and three girls, named William, Nellie, Sarah (deceased), Mary and Eliza, and died July 11, 1881. Mr. Stotts has chiefly engaged in mercantile business, almost continually from 1858 to 1872, but has also farmed and worked at milling. Since 1872, he has been in the driven-well business at Monterey, and it is stated, upon good medical authority, that to the free distribution of driven-wells, more than to any other cause, is to be attributed the excellent health of the community.

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ABRAM STOTTS was born in Edgar County, Ill., October 15, 1849, and is one of the children of Uriah and Mary (Brunson) Stotts, viz.: Maze (deceased), Reuben, Melinda (deceased), Mahala, Olive, Nancy (deceased), Abram, Mary (deceased), John and Uriah. The father was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, in 1808; at the age of fifteen he began the tannerís trade in Columbus, Ohio, working at it until twenty-one; in 1831, he went to Elkhart county, Ind., where he farmed sixteen years, and then moved to Edgar County, Ill., and there lived five years; he then came to this county, and here died in 1861. Abram was about five years old when he came here with his father; he first lived one mile northeast of Winamac, for six years, and then for eight years three miles southwest of that town. In 1873, he moved to his present place, three and a half miles west of Monterey. He was married, November 24, 1870, to Clara De Moss, who has borne him five children - Walter (deceased), Grant, Blanche, May and Kate. Mrs. Stotts was born and reared in this township, and taught school here for several years. Mr. Stotts pays particular attention to wheat-raising, and also rears hogs for the market. His farm contains 237 acres, forty of which were good land and eighty of which he has made good by nine years of well directed toil.

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D. VOGEL was born in Alsace (then a French possession) February 24, 1824, and is the oldest of three boys born to D. and Marie (Maeter) Vogel, viz., our subject, George and John. The father was a born in Germany in 1796, is a tailor and a farmer, and is now living in Germany with his son John. Our subject came to America in 1854, landing at New York; he then came to Plymouth, this State, worked about a year, and then, in 1855, came to Monterey. He began working at shoe-making when fifteen years of age, and has continued in the business until the present time. In 1845, he was drafted into the French Army, and served for seven years. He was married, December 22, 1857, to Mary Mahler, who has given birth to five children, of whom the living are named John, Sarah, Emma and Martha. Since Mr. Vogel came to America, he has worked very hard, but has reaped his reward, for he has acquired over 400 acres of land, and is doing a good business at shoe-making in Monterey.

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OLIVER P. WARREN was born in Stark County, Ohio, January 10, 1833, and is one of the twelve children born to Josiah and Fanny (Kisner) Warren, of whom there are living the following: Catherine, Henry, Lovisa, Josiah, Fanny, Andrew, William and Oliver. About 1834, the father moved his family to Richland County Ohio, and there lived about seventeen years; in 1851, they came to this county, remaining about two years; then Oliver and his mother moved to Wayne County, Mich., where they lived two years and then came back to Pulaski. Oliver P. Warren has paid his chief attention to farming all his life. In 1876, he was elected County Commissioner and is now serving a second term. He has been married four times. To his first marriage there were no children born; to the second there were four, and to the third, two. His fourth marriage was on Easter Sunday, 1881, to Mary Johnson. He now lives four miles west of Monterey on his excellent farm of 273 acres, almost the whole of which he has earned, cleared and improved since his return from Michigan. He has a fine frame dwelling and comfortable and commodious stables, and pays considerable attention to the rearing of cattle, sheep and hogs, besides raising general crops. He is a member of the Christian Church, and enjoys the respect of all his neighbors.

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SOLOMON ZEHNER was born in Wayne County, Ind., December 7, 1845, and is the youngest of seven children born to Solomon and Saloma (Hoppas) Zehner; the children are named David, William, Michael, John, Elizabeth, Abram and Solomon. The father was born in Schuylkill County, Penn., in 1805; he followed milling all his life, and died, in 1851, in Marshall County, Ind. Solomon, our subject, resided in Marshall County until twenty-one years old, when he moved his family to Miami County, where he lived about seven years. In 1877, he came to Monterey, and built a fine grist mill - the only one in the township; it contains four sets of buhrs, is run by steam, has a capacity of fifty bushels per day, and the custom work averages about 7,000 bushels per annum. Mr. Zehner, after quitting the common schools, attended the Valparaiso Male and Female College (now the Northern Indiana Normal School) in 1864-65. He was married, September 2, 1865, to Sarah Yearick, in Marshall County, and to this union have been born four children - Edward, Emmanuel, Jennie and Carrie. Mr. Zehner is an Odd Fellow, and a member of the Adventistsí Church.

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AARON ARCHER was born in Champaign County, Ohio, and is second in a family of thirteen children born to Benjamin and Susannah (Swisher) Archer. The parents came to this county as far back as 1844, and here they died. Aaron was but ten years of age when he came here with his father. At the age of seventeen, he began working for himself at various jobs, saved his earnings, and helped his father pay for an eighty-acre farm, and also purchased eighty acres for himself. June 7, 1855, he was married in Jasper County, to Miss Minerva Cooper. To this union have been born eleven children - M. Eliza, Asa M., Cassius M., Emma J., F. Bell, Benjamin G., James W., Ella, Maud M. and Claude W. (twins), and Sibyl E. Mr. Archer has lived on his present farm since his marriage, and now owns 160 acres, all under fence, and well improved with good frame buildings, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Archer are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. A. is and has been for many years a Trustee.

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ISAAC HARDESTY was born in Fountain County, Ind., in 1832, and is the eldest of the five children of Caleb and Maria (Hibbs) Hardesty, who were born in Ohio and Kentucky respectively. The father died near Medarysville; the mother survives at the age of seventy. Isaac Hardesty was married in Clinton County, Ind., to Miss Cynthia A. Hardesty, daughter of Joseph and Mary A. Hardesty. To this union have been born five children - Alfred R., Delilha J., Joseph R., Mary T. and Maria R. Mr. and Mrs. Hardesty began housekeeping on rented land in Boone County, Ind.; two years later, Mr. H. was assisted in the purchase of forty acres by his father-in-law; this land he exchanged for sixty-five acres, on which he lived about a year, then sold, and came to this township; he purchased eighty-four acres - forty in Jasper County, and forty-four here - partially improved. This farm he has increased to 124 acres, eighty of which are under cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Hardesty are members of the Christian Church, of which Mr. H. has been a Deacon fourteen years.

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JOHN B. WALDEN is a native of Dearborn County (now Ohio County), Ind., was born April 27, 1836, and is the second of the ten children of Josiah and Sarah (Bare) Walden. The father was the first white children born (1805) in the territory which was afterward erected into the county of Dearborn, Ind. He was formerly mail carrier between Medarysville, Winamac, Rensselaer and Buncomb, and is now a resident of Kansas, of which State he is a pioneer. John B. Walden came to this county with his parents May 4, 1844. April 4, 1858, he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of James and Sarah Swisher, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania, and pioneers of Pulaski County, coming in 1845. Mr. Walden after marriage lived for three years on rented land, and then purchased forty acres. December 12, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and took part in the fights at Port Gibson, siege of Vicksburg, New Madrid, Riddleís Point, Fort Pillow, Memphis and St. Charles; at Jackson, Miss., July 12, 1863, he was wounded in the face; at Sabine Cross Roads, April 8, 1864, he was struck in the breast by a spent ball, was taken prisoner, and paroled on the 6th of December, and exchanged at Galveston on the 12th. He came home on a furlough for a short time, and then rejoined his regiment at Lexington, Ky. September 6, 1865, he was honorably discharged.

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CHARLES BECKER was born June 13, 1834, in Germany, where his father farmed on rented land, and where our subject attended school between the ages of five and fourteen years. In 1857, Charles came to America; engaged in farm labor in this county at $10 per month, then worked at ditching by the job, and saved his money, and bought a lot of forty acres of unimproved land in Cass Township. In that township, he was married, January 24, 1858, to Miss Charlotte Longe, a native of Germany. To this union, were born ten children, all deceased save Ricka, aged nine years. For eight years after his marriage, Mr. Becker resided on his forty acres, then sold, came to this township, and purchased forty acres of improved land, to which he has since added from time to time, having now 320 acres - 240 in one body. He has a fine dwelling, and is surrounded with all the comforts pertaining to a farmerís home. He was elected Township Trustee in the spring of 1882, and he and wife are members of the Evangelical Church.

"Counties of White and Pulaski Counties, Indiana - Rich Grove Township" by F.A. Battey & Co. - published in 1883


THOMAS DUNNE is a native of Ireland, in which country the remains of his mother lieinterred. His father, who was a stonemason, died in Wisconsin. Thomas came to America in May, 1847, and was married in Michigan City, Ind., to Miss Catherine Shanasy, also a native of Ireland. The living offspring of this union number eight, and are named - James, Michael, Thomas, John, Hannah, Elizabeth, Julia and Rosa. For a number of years after his marriage, Mr. Dunne did laboring work at Michigan City, mostly about the depot. He then bought forty acres of land in this county, which he increased to eighty, then sold and bought other land within a mile of Medarysville; after awhile, he sold out again, and purchased 160 acres of his present farm in this township. Recently, he has sold a portion of this farm to one of his sons, retaining 120 acres, which make a pleasant home. Mr. and Mrs. Dunne are members of the Catholic Church.

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B.W. GOBLE is a native of Ohio and is a son of Daniel and Eunice Goble, natives also of said State. B.W. Goble was reared a carpenter, and, in November, 1855, was married, in Ohio, to Miss Sarah M. Robison, a native of Pennsylvania. Her father was a ship-carpenter, and resided in Cincinnati. To this union have been born eight children - Carter, Harvy, George, Mattie, Jennie, Clara, Harry and Mamie. Mr. Goble came to this township in August, 1856, when all around was a wild. He made the first improvement; has now a fine farm of 120 acres, and has just finished a nice frame dwelling. In 1862 or 1863, Mr. Goble served as Trustee of Rich Grove Township.

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ISAAC HODGES is a native of Shelby County, Ind., his father of Virginia, and his mother of Kentucky. Isaac Hodges received a fair common school education in youth, and, at the age of twenty-one, began the battle of life unaided. In 1850, he purchased forty acres of unimproved land. He was married, March 7, 1851, to Miss Louisa Klinger, a native of Indiana. This lady died March 9, 1859, the mother of one child - Minerva A. He next married Miss Lovina Martin, a native of Germany, whose living children are named Francis M., Theodore W., Alfred M., Delbert F. and Ida M. Mr. Hodges traded his first lot of land for land in Cass Township, where he now owns eighty acres.

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WILLIAM SABEL is the son of Christian and Christina (Janke) Sabel; was born in Germany and came to this country with his parents in August, 1866; at the age of twelve he engaged in clerking for A. Phillips at Winamac, and remained a year and a half; he then went to North Judson, Starke County, where he was in the employ of L. & J. Keller for seven years; he returned to the home of his parents in this county and remained there six months. August 27, 1876, he bought the stock of his present store in Gundrum, worth about $400, which he has increased to $4,000, and now does a trade of about $12,000 per annum. He has two farms, of 200 acres each, in Section 25 and 26, this township all fenced in and under cultivation. Mr. Sabel was married, October 27, 1877, to Miss Mary Ott, a native of Oho, and there have been born to this marriage two children - Nettie and George. In the fall of 1881, Mr. Sabel built a hay barn and engaged in pressing hay, handling 450 tons the first year. Since 1876, Mr. Sabel has been Postmaster at Gundrum, is station agent, and was Trustee of Rich Grove Township, in 1881.

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C.M. CONNERS is the son of John and Cassandra Conners, and was born in Montgomery County, Ind., where he was reared to manhood and taught the use of the ox-lash, and to cut and haul logs. The father of our subject and his five sons, were all soldiers in the late war. The father enlisted in the early part, served two years, came home, re-enlisted and served till the close. He was injured by the concussion of a shell, and he also contracted a disorder while in the service, which caused his death after his discharge. One of the sons died of typhus fever seven days before the battle of Richmond; the other returned home, safe and sound. But few fathers were as patriotic as Mr. Conners, who not only fought for his country, but furnished five sons besides. Our subject came to Pulaski County in January, 1861; he was here married to Miss Emeline Baker, a native of Ohio, and to this union have been born six children - Lilly M., Charles A., Marshall M., Docia E., Robert W. and Ura A. Mr. Conners is the owner of a fertile farm of eighty acres, on which he has lived ever since his marriage.

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JOHN KELLY is a native of Philadelphia, and the son of George and Elizabeth Kelly, born respectively in Ireland and New Jersey. John Kellyís maternal grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and his father a soldier in the war of 1812, under Gen. Harrison. The father had enlisted in Philadelphia for five years, but was stricken with disease which terminated his life. Our subjectís eldest brother, William, served under Commodore Taylor, during the war between Spain and Mexico, and later enlisted under Stewart in the naval service of the United States. He was discharged in New York when La Fayette came to that port, and again shipped, this time under Commodore Porter, and was lost, as reported, in the Mediterranean Sea. John Kelly learned carriage-making in Philadelphia, worked at this trade four or five years in Chester County, Penn., then at Covington, Ky., from 1837 until 1839, and then at Indianapolis until 1846, and then at Broad Rapids, where he ran a shop. In 1858, he came to this count , and to his present farm in 1860. He was married in Campbell County, Ky., in March, 1839, to Ann Richison, a native of that State. Of the nine children born to this union, Thomas J. and Minnit were twins and died in infancy; William D. and James M. were also twins; William, a member of the Fifteenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, was killed at Stone River, and James, of the Eighteenth Regulars, was shot below the knee at Chickamauga; Julia M. and Elizabeth J. are deceased; Amanda A. and Isabella are married and reside at Logansport; Charles is living with his father in this township.

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