HENRY EAST, deceased, formerly a resident of Harrison Township, was born July 12, 1816, in the State of Ohio, and when a lad he learned the harness-maker's trade at Circleville, that State, which he followed until the year 1847. He was married June 18, 1846, to Mary Huffer, who was born in Pennsylvania February 21, 1820, a daughter of Daniel and Sarah Huffer, and of nine children born in their family the following survive - Rebecca E., Jacob, Rudolph, William, Daniel, Sherman, Anna A., wife of Hugh Bowen, and Mary E., wife of William Weirick. In the fal1 of 1853, with his family the subject of this sketch immigrated to this county settling upon the farm in Harrison Township now occupied by his widow and family, and comprises 160 acres. Being naturally an industrious man and an early settler he worked hard and managed well to establish a comfortable home for himself and family. As a husband and father he was kind and considerate; as a religious man he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and as a public citizen he served as assessor and constable. He died July 26, 1868.

Source: "History of Kosciusko County"
Date Posted: January 29, 2001

Dr. W.H. Eggleston. William H., son of James and Jerusha Eggleston, was born July 7, 1847, at Seneca Falls, N.Y. In 1850, he removed with his parents to the State of Michigan, where he was sent to school and acquired a god education. His early aspirations were for a professional life, and, in 1868, he began study of dentistry with Dr. Kessler, at Three Rivers, Mich. He subsequently entered upon the practice with his preceptor, with whom he was associated for a short time. After the dissolution of this relation, he went to Homer, Mich., where he practiced two years.

November 4, 1837, he was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Davis, a resident of Sturgis, Mich. This union was blessed by one son- Harry J.

In 1874, he came to Warsaw, Ind., as the successor of Dr. Quail. Here, by close attention to business, he has established a large practice and an enviable reputation.

Source: "Combination Atlas Map of Kosciusko County Indiana" by Kingman Brothers, 1879.
Submitted by: Cheryl Hawley

SULLIVAN ECKERT, farmer and stockraiser, Harrison Township, is a native of Fairfield County, Ohio, born July 8, 1821, a son of John H. and Sarah Eckert, his father a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Virginia. When he was eighteen years old his parents moved to Hancock County, Ohio, where they spent the remainder of their lives. He was reared in his native State, and was married in Hancock County, September 26, 1844, to Rachel McFall, a native of Ohio, and a daughter of William and Rachel McFall. To them were born ten children - Sarah is the wife of John T. Gates; Maria is the wife of Christian Stough; Catherine is the wife of Joseph Goodman; Lutitia is the wife of Albert E. Stone; Adaline is the wife of Joshua Wilson; Rachel E. is the wife of Milton Dorsey; Eliza is the wife of David Creighton; (added for clarity - two sons, John Henry and Lorenzo). Maria, Catherine and Eliza live in Hancock County, Ohio; Lutitia, Adaline and John live in Pottawatomie County, Iowa; and Sarah, Rachel, Emma and Lorenzo live in Kosciusko County, Indiana. Mrs. Eckert died April 11, 1886. In 1882 Mr. Eckert came to Indiana, and settled on the farm where he now lives in Harrison Township. He owns 320 acres of choice land, and his building improvements are among the best in the township. In politics he is a Republican.

Notes from Mary Thompson Saban:
Sullivan Eckert died 21 August 1888. He and his wife are buried in Wooden Cemetery, near Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana. I have a list of the Eckert descendants who are buried at Wooden Cemetery. Also have pictures of The Eckert memorial stone at Wooden - sullivan and Rachel's monument stone.

Extracted from "Biographical And Historical Record of Kosciusko Co., IN." Lewis 1887, Chicago:
Submitted by: I am a g. g. granddaughter of Sullivan and Rachel Eckert.
: Mary Thompson Saban

SAMUEL P. ELDER, deceased, was born in Ohio , May 22, 1833, and died in Kosciusko County , Indiana , November 25, 1878. He was brought to Kosciusko County when very young, by his parents, John and Catherine Elder. His father died in Kosciusko County , March 4, 1887, at a ripe old age. Mr. Elder was reared and educated in Kosciusko County , and was identified with its interests all his mature life. He was married April 19, 1855, to Martha A. Hiner, a native of Lancaster County , Pennsylvania , born May 28, 1836. To them were born ten children - John W., born February 24, 1856; Charles E., born August 7, 1858; Catherine E., born April 17, 1861, died September 22, 1873; Amanda Jane, born October 6, 1863, died March 20, 1886, leaving a husband and one child; Margaret A., born November 12, 1866; Samuel L., born August 17, 1870; twin sons, born June 5, 1873, one died the day of its birth and the other when ten days old; Sherman M., born August 8, 1874; Albert C., born August 16, 1878.

Mr. Elder was a kind husband and indulgent father and a man highly respected in his community. He left his family a comfortable home and eighty acres of well-cultivated land. His widow with her family resides on the homestead in Wayne Township .

The parents of Mrs. Elder, William and Catherine (Miller) Hiner, were natives of Lancaster County , Pennsylvania , and were there married in 1832, and in 1839 moved to Wayne County, Ohio, and thence in 1850 to Kosciusko County , Indiana , where they became prominent and influential citizens. Mr. Hiner bought 160 acres of land, which he improved and made a good home. He was born in 1812, and died June 20, 1881. He was a faithful husband and obliging neighbor and his friends were legion. His widow still lives in Kosciusko County , making her home at Warsaw . They had a family of five children, but two of whom are living - a son, William, and Mrs. Elder.

Submitted by: Margie Pearce
Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana, Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago , IL , 1887, p. 556-557

Deb Murray