REV. MARTIN MARTY, the present Bishop of Dakota and the former Abbot of St. Meinrad, came to America in the fall of 1860. He was then from Einsiedeln. On the 28th of September he took charge of the philosophical and theological departments of the college. In the following year he accompanied Bishop de St. Palais, in the capacity of theologian, to the Third Provincial Council at Cincinnati, and in 1866 assisted at the Second Plenary Council at Baltimore. Soon after locating at St. Meinrad he was sent to Terre Haute with a view to establishing a college there, but in 1864 he returned to St. Meinrad. Father Martin was appointed Prior on the 1st day of May, 1865, by the Abbot of Einsiedeln. A few years later in company with others he crossed the ocean for the purpose of visiting the Holy Father and laying before him the plans for St. Meinrad. He returned in 1870. In the meantime St. Meinrad had been elevated to the rank of an independent abbey, and Father Martin Marty was elected the first Abbot. That was on January 23, 1871. Abbot Martin, who had been laboring in the Indian Missionary field in Dakota Territory for four years, was appointed Vicar Apostolic of that region. He was consecrated bishop on February 2, 1880, by Bishop Chatard, and was at the time forty-five years of age. He is a man of high ability, a scholar of wide culture and deep learning, an ecclesiastic of the purest piety, and his genius gave wide prominence to the Abbey of St. Meinrad, and to the college and church. His portrait appears elsewhere. REV. FINTAN MUNDWILER, the present Abbot of St. Meinrad, came to America from Einsiedeln in 1860, with Rev. Martin Marty, and. took charge of the classical departments of the college. In 1866 he appeared as Prefect of the college. In September of the same year the Benedictine Fathers were given charge of seminaries of the diocese of Vincennes, and Father Fintan's name is among the first professors. In 1871 when Prior Martin was elevated to the rank of Abbot at St. Meinrad, he chose Father Fintan as Prior. On the 23d of May, 1880, St. Meinrad received its second Abbot in the person of Rev. Fintan Mundwiler. The solemn benediction took place on the above date, and was pro-nounced by Bishop Chatard. Abbot Fintan was born July 12, 1835, at Dietikon, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. He was the Prior, and had full charge of the affairs of the monastery during the absence of Abbot Martin in Dakota Territory. Abbot Fintan is much beloved by his own, and all who come in contact with him. He is noted for his learning and piety, and his correct judgment and quiet, undisturbed mind, never losing his mental poise. He has done a vast benefit for his abbey, church and college, and is now engaged in the construction of a magnificent temple of worship, an addition to the abbey. A fine portrait of Father Mundwiler appears elsewhere in this volume, also a three-page cut of the abbey and church. from Biographical Sketches , Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN
HENRY MAAS, blacksmith and wagon-maker, was born April 21, 1840, in Baden, Germany. To his parents, Jacob and Eva Catharine (Shoemaker) Maas, there were three children born, the second one being our subject. The father was a boot and shoe-maker by trade, following that occupation in the old country until his death about the year 1844. In 1848 the mother and family immigrated to the United States and settled at Rockport, Ind., where Henry was raised and educated. When eighteen years old he went to Newburgh and worked two years at the blacksmith trade, and one year at the same occupation in Evansville. He then worked at his trade in the country of this county until he enlisted for the war in Company K, One Hundred and Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was honorably discharged in September, 1865. He embarked in business in Rockport at the close of the war and has continued to the present time. Mr. Maas has made his business a success and is in all respects a self-made man. Beginning with but $500 capital at the close of the war, he has by untiring energy, economy and enterprise, succeeded in acquiring valuable property and in establishing a wide trade for the buggies, wagons, plows, etc., which he manufactures. In politics he is a Republican, having served two terms as town councilman, and is a member of the Evangelical Association and the Albright Church. April 15, 1866, he married Catharine Fundes, a native of Germany, by whom he is the father of six children, these four yet living : Henry, Annie, John and Catharine. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
GEORGE W. MARSH, a native of Gallatin County, Ky., was born July 17, 1830, being the youngest child born to William and Abi (North) Marsh. The father, who was a blacksmith by trade, lived in Kentucky until 1847, when he moved to Polk County, Iowa, and three or four years later to Chillicothe, Mo., where he died seven or eight years ago. The mother who was a native of Indiana died in Kentucky about 1847. At the age of seventeen, the subject of this sketch, came from Kentucky to Switzerland County, Ind., where he worked as a farm hand three years. He then came to this county and bought land on Section 24, Ohio Township. This he cleared and improved, and bought adjoining land until he now has a farm of 312 acres. Both he and wife are members of the Methodist Church. He is a stanch Republican and a warm advocate of the principles of his party. He was married December 24, 1851, to Sarah Ishum, a native of Boone County, Ky., who has borne him eight children. Those living are Alonzo, Emma (now Mrs. Proctor Wright), Olive (now Mrs. John S. Barnett), John, George W. and Cora. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
CHRISTOPHER JACKSON MASON, a prominent pioneer of Spencer County, Ind., is a native of Ohio County, Ky., born May 5, 1813, the third of eleven children born to John H. and Elizabeth (Jackson) Mason. The father moved from Virginia, his native State, to Breckenridge County, Ky., when a youth and was there married. He afterward moved to Ohio County, that State, farming many years, and finally died September 22, 1862, in Hancock County, aged eighty years. His widow died in Union County in December, 1865. C. J. Mason received a limited youthful education in subscription schools, but in later years, by desultory study, has acquired a fair knowledge of the lower branches of education. At twenty years of age he began farming for himself in his native county, following that occupation summers and flat-boating on the river winters for twenty years. In March, 1837, he removed to Spencer County, Ind., locating on a farm in Grass Township. He resided there ten years, when he moved to Luce Township, where in addition to farming he dealt largely in produce, pork and tobacco, shipping these products on flat-boat to New Orleans, where he found ready markets for his goods. Having secured a competency in this way he moved to Rockport in 1877, where he has since resided retired from active business pursuits. Besides valuable property in town Mr. Mason owns about 1,200 acres of good farming land in the county. He is a stanch Republican in politics, serving as county commissioner from 1860 to 1863; is a member of the Masonic fraternity and himself and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was married April 16, 1835, to Ellen Morgan, of Daviess County, Ky., and five children have been born to their union, only the following named now living : Lycurgus C., Cordelia J. (widow of John Hougland), William T. and John H. The mother dying in July, 1848, Mr. Mason was again married in February, 1849, to Martha Thomas, of Mercer County, Ky., by whom he was the father of five children all dying in infancy. He settled in the wilderness, and cleared and improved his land, undergoing all hardships incident to pioneer life, there being only about a dozen wagons in the county, people using sleds and trucks for hauling. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
C J MASON, a prominent citizen of Rockport, and one of the early settlers of Spencer County departed this life at his residence on Sept 27, aged 83 years. In March 1837, he removed from Ohio county KY., where he was born to Spencer county, locating on a farm in Grass township. He resided there ten years when he moved to Luce township, where in addition to farming he death largely in produce, Pork and Tobacco, shipping these products on flatboats to New Orleans, where he found a ready market for them He moved to Rockport in 1877 and retired from active business pursuits. He was married in 1835 to Ellen Morgan of Kentucky. He is survived by four children, Lycurgus C., Cordelia Houghland, William T and John H. The remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Valley cemetery from the Rockport Democrat, 9/30/1921 (ls)
JUDGE CHARLES H. MASON, born at Walpole, Cheshire Co., N. H., August 9, 1827, is the third of nine children born to the marriage of Joseph Mason and Harriet Ormsby, who were natives respectively of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and of English descent, the Masons being of old Puritan stock. The subject of our sketch was raised on his father's farm in his native State, receiving a good academical education, attending Hancock Literary and Scientific Institute of Hancock, N. H. At twenty-one years of age he emigrated West, locating first at Louisville, Ky., where he was employed as tutor in a private family, studying law between school hours with Hamilton Smith. When twenty-two years old he was admitted to the bar at Louisville, and removing to Perry County, Ind., embarked in the practice of his profession, also acting as agent for the American Cannel Coal Company. In 1849 he established the Cannelton Economist, the first newspaper in the county which he conducted two years and a half. He was also connected with various other enterprises and industries, but never relinquished legal pursuits. On the breaking out of the Rebellion, he was appointed Colonel of the Fifth Regiment (Legion), which he resigned in 1861, to accept the judgeship of the Court of Common Pleas for the district composed of Spencer, Perry, Crawford, Dubois and Orange Counties, a position he retained two years. In 1865 he was appointed collector of revenue for Perry County, serving as such ten years, and was also appointed a member of the Ohio River Commission by Gov. Baker. He has always retained his law practice however, and since 1880 has made his home at Rockport, and is recognized the peer of any attorney in the Second District. A stanch Republican in politics, he has been a faithful worker for his party, and by it has been honored at various times. He has actively worked for his county and town's advancement, and in every way is a worthy and highly esteemed citizen. March 21, 1852, Rachel D., daughter of J. B. Huckaby, became his wife, and after a happily wedded life of over thirty years, Mrs. Mason died February 26, 1883, a member of the Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JAMES B MATTINGLEY, The last will of James B Mattingley was filed for probate March 7 1942. The instrument was signed April 4 1927 and was witnessed by Fred A Heuring and T C Baaye. All personal property is willed to his wife, Viola B Mattingley, in fee simple, all real estate is willed to his wife during her natural life and at her death it is willed to her son, Joseph N Mattingley, who was named executor of the will taken from the Chrisney Sun, Wednesday March 11 1942
JOSEPH MATTINGLEY, One of the oldest settlers of the county died at his home near Eureka last Thursday, after a illness of more than 6 months. The deceased was born at Flint Island, Perry County Indiana, on July 19 1828 but came to Luce township in 1832 and has resided there continuously ever since, On Oct 10 1850 he was married to Elizabeth Boyd. There now survive this union two sons, George and James B, both prosperous and influential citizens of Luce Township. The first companion having died, Mr Mattingly was married May 4 1899 to Mrs Mary Allen, nonliving He was connected with many of the families of that part of the county. There was no stauncher democrat in the county than Mr Mattingley and no better citizen. His first vote was cast for Lewis Cass for president and from that time to this he held unswervingly to the faith of Jefferson. Never caring to become an official in any capacity, he at all times took a patriotic interest in the public well, and was thoroughly respected in the community where he spent a long life. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and the Masonic fraternity. "Uncle Joe" as he was known by almost everybody, young and old in Luce township, was known for his kindly disposition to all that met him. Many a sad heart was cheered by the kind words and pleasant smile always accompanied by something more substantial to those in need. It can be truly said that his four score years: was spent in trying to make the world better by his upright walk and godly life, The funeral occurred Saturday at 10 a. m. at the Baptist church in Eureka, services being conducted by the Rev E N Gabbert, assisted by Rev R R Bryan. Interment was in the Richardson Cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge from Hatfield news, Rockport Democrat, Sept 4 1908
MRS MARY MATTINGLY familiarly known as "Aunt Mary" died at the home of Harvey Montgomery Wednesday Deceased was 86y 5m and 10days of age. Funeral services was held Sunday at the Montgomery Residence at 10 o'clock. Rev J H Diehl had charge of the services. Burial took Place at Richardson Cemetery. Her death was due to heart trouble from new from Hatfield in the Rockport Democrat 11/9/1917
REUBEN MCCOY, aged 76 years died tuesday evening. The funeral was held wednesday at Ebenezer from Rockport Democrat, Aug 11 1922
WILLIS MCDANIEL, While drunk, Logan McDaniel shot and killed his father Willis McDaniel, last Saturday near Powers Station KY. The latter had refused his son the loan of a buggy from Rockport Democrat, Aug 11 1922
KATE MCDONALD, On last saturday morning at 2 o'clock, Mrs Kate McDonald, aged 27 years, died at the residence of her parents, Mr and Mrs S B Thompson, on Seminary street and was buried Sunday afternoon Nov 22nd Rev Ward of the M E Church, officiating About four months ago Mrs McDonald was married in Denver Colorado and shortly afterwards was stricken down with Typdoid fever from which she never recovered. Being of a delicate constitution and not acclimated to the extreme cold winters of Colorado, her physican advised her to return to this place and remain during the winter. She had been home about five weeks and was thought to be improving, when on saturday morning she died: The family little thinking that death was so near. She leaves a large number of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Her husband, who is in business in Denver, was telegraphed for, but being confined to his home with sickness was unable to attend the funeral from Rockport Weekly Democrat November 28 1885
From Priddy Meeks's Journal Harrisburg, Washington County, Utah Territory, October 22, 1879 My father, Athe Meeks, being inclined to new countries, left South Carolina and moved to what is now called Grayson County, Kentucky, on the Spring Fork of Shortcreek. I was then about two or three years old. He had a great range to hunt in, not knowing the distance to any inhabitants West. He lived there twelve years, then moved to Indiana, four years after the country was surveyed by the Government. He passed the inhabitants ten miles before he located, at the mouth of Lake Drain, where it emptied into Little Pigeon Creek, where he intended to build a grist mill. There in the month of April, 1812, the Indians killed him; shot him in his own door, and wounded my brother, Athe, through the arm and knee, but he got well. Indiana Story of Athe Meeks (Died 20 Apr 1812, Luce, Spencer, Indiana) Earlier in the territorial history, was a incident known as the Meeks Tragedy. The Meeks family, being a frontier family, had settled in this area and long before statehood. At this time, farming was hard and most foods were hunted or trapped. This was before formal treaties had been made though agreements were made between the settlers and the Indians. The Meeks family had this sort of loose agreement concerning the areas to be hunted. One morning, around sunrise, the Indians rode to Athe Meeks’ Cabin to discuss a problem with the Meeks hunting on land that was not agreed upon. Athe Meeks thought that there would not be a problem since the tribe of Chief Set-te-down was ordered in 1807 by the United States Indian Agent to report to Vincennes agency at once. But Chief Set-te-down was determined on revenge before leaving his old hunting grounds. Making a noise at the front door of the Meeks, Sr. d
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MEIER GEORGE HENRY MEIER, son of mrs henry gaesser, living in huff township near troy, became suddenly ill last week, was taken to st mary's hospital for treatment, and operated on for appendicitis. at first he seemed to be improving but suddenly became worse and died thursday morning. his remains were brought home and the funeral took place saturday morning from st pius church in troy. He was 17 years of age and was exemplary young man, a favorite with all who knew him. He leaves his mother, a step-father, Henry Gaesser, two brothers and two sisters from the Rockport Democrat 9/19/1919 (ls)
SAMUEL H. MILLER, an influential farmer of Ohio Township, is a native of the county, born December 21, 1835, being one of two living children of Nicholas and Catharine (Frank) Miller, both natives of Kentucky. The father, who was a successful farmer, came to Spencer County after his marriage. He owned a large amount of land in the county, and was known as an honest and industrious citizen. When our subject was two years old his father died, and the death of his mother followed a year later. He was reared with Barney Hamilton, receiving such an education as could be obtained by a three months' attendance at a subscription school each year. He lived with the Hamiltons until attaining his majority, when he farmed for himself until the war. He then for a short time followed flat-boating, but in 1862 he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-eighth Regiment First Indiana Cavalry, serving his country faithfully until July, 1865. After his return he farmed in various parts of the county until March 21, 1875, when he married Belle Iglehart, by whom he is the father of one child Eula. After marriage he settled on the farm where he now lives. He and wife are members of the Methodist Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
ISAAC L. MILNER, M. D., an early settler of Rockport, was born in Breckenridge County, Ky., February 17, 1828, and is one of five children born to Patrick D. and Mary Ann (Wilkerson) Milner. The father, with his parents, settled in the county where our subject was born about the beginning of the present century, and there died, August 7, 1859, aged fifty-eight years. The mother still resides in Breckenridge County, at an advanced age. Dr. I. L. Milner was raised to manhood on his parents' farm, receiving the education afforded by the schools of that day. At twenty-two years of age he began life's battle upon his own responsibility, and about a year thereafter began the study of medicine in Hardin County with Dr. H. H. Wale, remaining with him nearly two years. He then took a course of instruction at the Medical University of Louisville, and in March, 1855, came to Spencer County, Ind., and began practicing at Centerville, where he remained over eight years. During this time he again attended lectures at his old alma mater, which granted him a diploma in March, 1859. The fall of 1862 he moved to Boonville, but in February, 1863, removed to Rockport, which has since been his home. Dr. Milner has made his chosen profession an emphatic success, not only in the acquisition of this world's goods, but in the skillful treatment of the various diseases incident to humanity. He is a Mason of the Royal Arch Degree, a stanch Republican, and is non-sectarian in religion, being what might be termed a " free thinker " and a firm believer in one Supreme Being. February 2, 1860, Martha M. King became his wife, and by him the mother of two children : Kate and an infant that died unnamed from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
GEORGE L. MOTTELER, manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes at Rockport, is a native of the town, born April 29, 1857. He is the second of ten children in the family of John G. and Sophia (Easley) Motteler, both natives of Germany. The father when a young man came to America and followed blacksmithing near Philadelphia for a short time, after which he came to this county and learned the stone-cutter's trade which he still follows. George was reared at home and received a good business education in the schools of Rockport. At the age of eighteen he began a three year's apprenticeship to the shoe-maker's trade, after completing which he worked one year in Evansville. He then returned to Rockport and opened a shop, which he conducted with such good success, that in 1883 he added a stock of ready-made boots and shoes. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias fraternity and of the Lutheran Church. June 13, 1879, he was united in marriage with Delia Rodgers, a native of the county. They have three children, John A. Pansy K. and Owen S.
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CHRISTIAN HENRY MOTTELER, is a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, born September 15, 1825. His parents George and Margaret (Schneider) Motteler, never left the " Fatherland." He came to the United States in 1852 and worked as a farm hand in Pennsylvania a few months, then came to Rockport. The next spring he went to California as a gold seeker. He remained there and on Vancouver's Island until 1860, when he returned to his native country on a visit. He soon after came to this county again, and bought a coal mine at the Knobs, which he operated about a year. He afterward was engaged in mercantile pursuits at Rockport until 1873, when he moved to the farm where he still resides. It consists of 240 acres, and has on it one of the best orchards in the county, from which he manufactures peach and apple brandy, cider and vinegar. March 12, 1863, he married Katharine Easley, by whom he has four living children: Mary A., Kathrina, William H. and Frederick M. Mrs. Motteler died March 27, 1883, and May 30 of the same year, he was married to Mary Easley. They have one child, Henry J. He and wife are members of the German Lutheran Church.
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FREDERICK MUELLER, a prominent German resident of Huff Township and merchant at Maxville, was born March 30, 1826, in Prussia. He is the eldest son in a family of eight children born to Gotlieb G. and Louisa (Brier) Mueller, who were born, raised, married and died in Germany. Frederick Mueller is the only one of his father's family who immigrated to the United States. At seventeen years of age he left home, and shipping as sailor on board a merchant vessel, was for eight years engaged in that capacity, during which time he traveled all over the civilized world, seeing many strange and wonderful sights. He passed eight years teaming and in the gold fields of Australia, where he accumulated considerable of this world's goods. In 1857 he left South Australia for the United States via Liverpool, landing at New York city, August 6, 1857. After visiting at Chicago and Indianapolis he returned to New York State, and from there moved to Spencer County, Ind., where for seven years he was engaged in farming. In 1864 he began hotel keeping at Troy, Ind., which he continued until his property was destroyed by fire in 1869. In December, 1871, he moved to his present home, and began merchandising. In 1875 he began farming, but four years later he again embarked in mercantile pursuits at Maxville, where he has since continued the business. His is the principal store of the place, and he is doing a good business. Mr. Mueller is a Democrat, and Lutheran in religious belief. He was married November 7, 1857, to Miss P. Lengauge, who was born August 1, 1840, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Maltaher) Lengauge. These children have been born to them : Jacob G., John F., Michael P., Henry G., Louisa T., Matilda C., Philomena M., Francis B. M. and Frederick W. J. All are living but the first and fourth named. Mrs. Mueller and family are Catholics. from Biographical Sketches , Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN
ELIZABETH MYLER, died at her home near here early Tuesday morning. Mrs Myler had been ill for six weeks suffering from gangrene. She was seventy four years of age and leaves surviving her two sons, Charles and Rollie myler and three daughters. Misses Kate and Addie Myler and Mrs Blanche Polk. Two sisters, Mrs E M Swan of Rockport and Mrs Minerva Crowder, and three brothers, John, Isaah and J B Richardson survive. The funeral was held from the familyy residence this Thursday afternoon at 1.30, the service being conducted by the Rev R R Bryan. The interment took place in the Richardson Cemetery. from the Rockport Democrat, Feb 10 1911 (ls)
JACOB T. NANEY, a pioneer native of the county, was born December 10, 1827, being the sixth of nine children born to the marriage of John Naney and Eleanor Williams. The father came to Spencer County from Kentucky about 1820, and located southwest of Rockport. Soon after, he entered 236 acres of land where he lived until his death, which occurred when Jacob T. was about ten years of age. He was a prominent Whig in politics, and held various township and county offices. His wife died in the county about ten years ago. The subject of this memoir received only a limited education in youth. In 1847 he enlisted as a private in Company E, Fourth Indiana Infantry, and served in the Mexican war war until July 1848. January 5, 1851, he was joined in marriage with Lucy Burdick, a native of Hamilton County, Ohio, by whom he is the father of eight children, now living, as follows : Americus I., Isaac W., Mary A. (wife of Robert Hartley), Laura A. (wife of B. M. Craig), Emma L., Nellie E., Jesse C. and Lucy M. Mr. Naney has lived upon the home farm all his life with the exception of two years when he was keeper of the county poor. He was not a soldier during the late war, but was a Union man and an active member of the Home Guards. He is a Republican ; a successful farmer and an upright and highly respected citizen.
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NEIGHBORS, LYNDEN GLENDAL
Birth: Jul. 10, 1928 Princeton, Caldwell County Kentucky, USA Death: Jul. 21, 2000 Santa Claus Spencer County Indiana, USA
"Lynden ... [age] 72, of Santa Claus, died ... at his home in Santa Claus." Parents: Delmond and Clara (Claves) Neighbors. "A truck driver ... member of Teamsters Local 215." "Preceding him in death was his first wife, Anna Mae Whipking, who died in 1986." Among the named survivors: his second wife; two daughters; two sons; two brothers Howard and Carl. Burial: Richardson Cemetery Lincoln City Obituary excerpts from The Ferdinand News, page 3, 26 July 2000.
JACOB NEU came with his parents while quite young to Spencer County, where he was reared on a farm, receiving a limited education, which he has since improved by his own efforts. After attaining his majority he followed farming for about ten years. He then was engaged in running a portable saw-mill until 1875, when he bought the mill which he has since operated. He does a thriving business, and in addition to his mill owns considerable farming land. In 1863 he was united in marriage with Barbara Zarn, a native of Switzerland. To this union twelve children have been born, six of whom are living. Both himself and wife are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Neu was born in Allegheny County, Penn., March 20, 1841, being one of seven children born to Jacob and Angela (Festor) Neu, both natives of Germany. They came to Spencer County in 1842. The former died in 1877, and his wife a year later. from Biographical Sketches , Harrison Township, Spencer Co., IN
LLEWELLYN NIBLACK, proprietor of the Novelty Roller Mills and a thorough master of his trade, was born in Dubois County, Ind., January 18, 1826, the eldest of ten children born to Willis and Jane (Armstrong) Niblack, who were natives of Kentucky. As early as 1820 the father emigrated to Indiana, then a State of only four years growth, and settled in Dubois County, where he married and where he successfully farmed until 1847, when he removed to Spencer County and buying a farm died thereon the fall of the same year. This place is the old Niblack homestead in the county. Mrs. Niblack died of cholera in 1854 at Grandview. Llewellyn Niblack is a proper subject representing what a young man can make of himself by industry and good habits. He was reared to manhood by his parents on the home farm, securing such education as the common schools of that day afforded. After remaining with his parents until about the time of his mother's death he began farming for himself. Previous to this time, however, he learned the tanner's trade in Dubois County, but his father dying about the time he never made it an occupation, as he thought best to aid his mother on the farm. After beginning for himself he worked at saw-milling and shingle-making in conjunction with farming until January, 1866, when he purchased an interest in the mills of which he is now sole proprietor. He continued as a partner in these mills until 1875, when he built a large frame mill near the upper landing, which he operated successfully until February, 1884, when it was consumed by fire. Having repurchased an interest in the Novelty Mills in 1882, Mr. Niblack soon secured business therein, and remodeling the entire concern by placing in the best and latest improved machinery, including ten sets of Steven's rolls, now owns one of the best flouring-mills in southern Indiana. He is one of Rockport's enterprising and energetic business men, is a stanch Republican, a Council Degree member of the Masonic fraternity and is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. June 13, 1852, he married Julia Ann Green, and by her is the father of six children, these yet living: Warren C., Flora Zella, Ellis H. and Willie E. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOSEPH W. NOURSE, superintendent of the schools of Spencer County, was born at Bardstown, Ky., October 31, 1841, and is a son of Charles and Rosanna (Logan) Nourse, who were the parents of four sons and two daughters. The father was born August 5, 1792, at Bardstown, Ky., and for about sixty-five years resided at that place engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1857 he moved to Jefferson County and settled on a farm where he died in 1864. The mother, a daughter of William Logan, who was the first white male child born in Kentucky, was born February 2, 1805, in Shelby County, and is now living in the city of Louisville. Joseph W. Nourse attended the public schools of his native town in youth, and later the Collegiate Institute. He also completed the junior course at the Louisville College, and in 1861 taught his first term of public school in Jefferson County, continuing subscription schools until 1866. He carried on a trade in books and stationery in Louisville five years, and the spring of 1872 removed to Rockport, Ind., and embarked in the drug and book business, continuing the same until 1877. He then sold out, taught one term of school, but in 1879 was elected county superintendent. During 1881 he was principal of the High School at Rockport and in 1882 was deputy county auditor. In 1883 he was re-elected county superintendent and is now serving in that capacity. October 5, 1875, Mr. Nourse wedded Nettie Fee, a native of Ohio, and by her is the father of three children: Archie L. (deceased), Robert F. and Myra M. Mr. Nourse is a Democrat, a charter member of the K. of P. of Rockport, and himself and wife belong to the Presbyterian Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
MOUNT OSKIN and family of Hymers IN returned home Tuesday after attending the funeral of his mother, Mrs Seward Oskin also Mrs Ester Oskins of Huntingburg attended the funeral of Mrs Seward Oskin here Sunday.
also SARAH A WOOD OSKIN was born July the 17th 1847. was united in marriage to S M Oskin Feb 1st 1866. To this union were born 12 children, of which seven preceded her in death. Five are living: Mount, Charlie, Bertha, Jake and Eddie. These with her husband, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, 11 grandchildren and a host of friends mourn her loss. She joined the M E church as a seeker at the age of 15 years, was converted at the age of 18 and remained a member of the M E Church, until about 14 years ago, when she transferred to the U B church at Lincoln City. She remained a consistent Christian till death. She went home Feb 12th 1910 Funeral services were conducted by Rev J A Hile at the U B church followered by interment in Richardson Cemetery Rockport democrat 2/18/1910 from news of Lincoln City (ls)
SUARD D OSKINS, a veteran of the Civil war, died on Friday of last week at the home of his son, Jacob in Huntingburg. He was a member of company D of the 65th Indiana Infantry. He was born and spent nearly all of his life at Lincoln City. His remains were buried in the Richardson Cemetery near Lincoln City from the county news, Rockport Democrat May 16 1919 (ls)