Hatfield, IN – Woodie T. Vanover Jr., 67, of Hatfield, Indiana passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville, Indiana. Woodie was born in Evansville, Indiana on April 3, 1943 to the late Woodie T. and Jimmie (Rayborn) Vanover. He retired from Alcoa Warrick Operations in 1999 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Bakers Creek Baptist Church in Eureka. His greatest joys in life were his family and spending time in the great outdoors, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends. Woodie is preceded in death by his parents, Woodie Sr. and Jimmie Vanover; Sister, Sharon Vanover Morse. Woodie is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maggie (Weinbach) Vanover; Daughters, Sherry Beasley and Steve of Niagra, KY; Jimmie Campbell and Terry of Boonville, IN; Son, Woodie (Rusty) Vanover and Mona of Haubstadt, IN; Six grandchildren; Five step-grandchildren; Ten great-grandchildren. Services are 2 P.M. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. Visitation is from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 and from 8 A.M. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and Bakers Creek Baptist Church.
VAUGH William Vaugh, died at the home of E J Wright last friday of measles. The funeral service was held at the Babtist church at this place Saturday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Wright Cemetery. The Odd Fellows had charge of the burial Gentryville, R R 38 from the Rockport DemocratFeb 3 1911 (ls)
GEN. JAMES C. VEATCH, born in Harrison County, Ind., December 19, 1819, is the youngest of seven children reared by Isaac and Lucinda (Ramsey) Veatch. The father was born and raised on a farm in Tennessee, and there married his wife who was also a native of that State. About the year 1811 he came to what is now Harrison County, Ind., with his parents, three brothers, and his family, there farming and preaching the Baptist faith until 1823, when he moved to Meade County, Ky., and from there, two years later, to Spencer County, Ind., settling in Luce Township. In 1831 he removed to New Albany, and a year later to Clark County, Ind., which was his home until death. He died of cholera at New Albany July 31, 1833, his wife having previously departed this life in Harrison County, September 29, 1822. James C. Veatch resided with his father until the latter's death, securing a fair education from the common schools of that early day. About the year 1833 he returned to the county of his birth, but in March 1835, came to Spencer County where he farmed two years, then resumed educational pursuits, attending the country and Rockport schools and preparing for the teacher's profession. In 1838 he taught his first term of school in Luce Township, and in 1839 was elected principal of the County Seminary at Rockport. In 1841 he was elected Constable of the Ohio Township, but the same year was elected County Auditor in which capacity he served three successive terms. In 1855 he embarked in the practice of law, having for years previously studied privately, and until 1860 continued legal pursuits. In 1856 he was defeated for Congress on the Republican ticket, but in 1860 was elected State Representative. On the breaking out of the Rebellion he was appointed mustering officer and, returning from legislative halls, organized twelve companies of militia in Spencer County, securing for them 250 muskets and a six-pound field piece, giving his individual security to the State for the same. Having been lieutenant-colonel of militia before the war, he was commissioned colonel of the Twenty-fifth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry in August, 1861, and repaired at once to the scene of conflict. After the battle of Shiloh he was promoted brigadier-general, and after the battle of Mobile was breveted major-general. He was seriously wounded at Hatchie River, but with that exception was in active service during the entire war without being disabled. Having contracted rheumatism in the war, it was a number of years afterward before he was able to do active work. He resumed legal pursuits however, and in 1868 was again defeated for Congress. In 1869 he was appointed adjutant-general of Indiana by Gov. Baker, serving as such until 1870, when he was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the First District. In 1876 the Second District was added to his territory, but in 1883 it was done away with. Gen. Veatch has been an earnest worker in the ranks of the Republican party ; was a member of the Chicago convention in 1860 that nominated Lincoln for the Presidency, and again in 1884 when Blaine was nominated. He was also Presidential Elector on the Republican ticket in 1884. He is a Free Mason, a member of the G. A. R. and a gentleman well known and respected at home and abroad. June 2, 1839, he wedded Eliza J. Anderson, by whom he became the father of nine children, three sons and three daughters now living. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
VOGEL CONRAD VOGEL, of the firm of Vogel & Kehrer, retail liquor dealers, of Rockport, Ind., was born in this county January 16, 1844, and is the youngest child of George Vogel, a native of Germany. George Vogel came to America in 1842, and located on a farm in Huff Township, Spencer County, where he soon after died. His widow married a brother of her first husband, by whom she bore six children. She died July 14, 1864. Our subject received his education in the old log school house of those times. He followed farming until 1872, when he came to Rockport and engaged in the saloon business with his half brother for one year. For a short time afterward he was in the grocery business, and in 1874 he entered into partnership with Conrad Kehrer, with whom he still continues. He began business with a small capital, but by economy and application he has succeeded in securing a good trade and considerable property. In March, 1874, he married Mary Kohler, a native of this county, by whom he is the father of five children. Those now living are Anna M., Maggie K. and Wilhelm C. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
MRS BARBARA WAGNER, of Ferdinand died last Thursday and was buried here Sunday. Mariah Hill from Rockport Democrat Aug 11 1922
WALKER RICHARD A. WALKER, one of the oldest and best known merchants of Rockport, was born September 9, 1823, in Yorkshire, England, and when eight years old immigrated with his father to the United States, and found employment as clerk in Evansville, Ind. In 1845 he came to Rockport, where he embarked in merchandising and flat-boating, also operating a wharf-boat many years. In April, 1851, he wedded Amanda M. Smith, and to their union six sons and two daughters were born, two of the former being prominent merchants of Rockport. When Mr. Walker first located here, Rockport was but a small village, and he assisted in graveling and grading the streets the first time, and has seen it increase in size and importance to the present time. He was fairly successful in business pursuits until 1868, when he met with reverses from which he is not yet fully recovered. Mr. Walker has seen considerable of the world, having made 103 trips to New Orleans, sixty- three times of which were by flat-boats. He also, while in England, rode on the Manchester & Liverpool Railroad, the first in the world. Since 1875 he has been engaged in the grocery trade with his son, John H. He bears the high esteem of all who know him. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
JOHN H. WALKER, the oldest son of Richard A. Walker, of whom proper mention is previously made, was born February 3, 1853, and after attending the public schools in youth, completed a good business education at the Rockport Collegiate Institute. He clerked in his father's store and that of E. J. Rogers, a prominent early pioneer of the county, until 1875, when he embarked in the grocery business for himself with a limited capital. Energy, economy and judicious management has increased his financial resources, his trade and his stock, which consists of a full and complete line of groceries, queensware, and in fact everything found in a first-class grocery store. Mr. Walker was married January 31, 1875, to Miss Ida Bodenhamer, a native of Ohio, and by her is the father of one son, named Guy H. He is a stalwart Republican in politics, and has served two years as town clerk and one year as town treasurer. He belongs to the I. O. O. F. and K. of P. fraternities, and although a member of no religious denomination, was raised in the Methodist Episcopal faith, his parents having been members of that church for a number of years. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
FRED WALKER, dry goods merchant, was born May 5, 1855, being the oldest but one in a family of eight children born to Richard A. and Amanda M. (Smith) Walker, appropriate mention of whom is made elsewhere in this volume. Our subject was raised in his native town by his parents, securing a fair education from the public schools in youth, which in later years was greatly increased by much desultory reading. At fourteen years of age he began clerking in a dry goods store in Rockport, but two years later went to Arkansas where he was engaged in clerking two years longer. Returning then to Rockport he was employed a year as a clerk, and as traveling salesman for Louisville shoe manufactory one year. At twenty-one years of age he embarked in the dry goods and gent's furnishing trade in Rockport, in which he has remained to the present time. He keeps a carefully selected and not over-large stock of goods, and by recommending only first-class goods, placing them for sale at reasonable figures and by gentlemanly conduct has made his business a decided success. June 24, 1880, Agnes Fisher, a native of Greencastle, Ind., became his wife, and by him the mother of one daughter Nellie F. Mr. Walker is a Republican and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
WANDEL GEORGE WANDEL, Treasurer of Spencer County, is a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, his birth occurring August 22, 1844. He is the youngest of six children born to the marriage of George Wandel and Catharine Motzer, who were also natives of Germany and where their respective deaths occurred in 1845 and 1858. Under the compulsory law of his native country, our subject attended school until fourteen years old, and then served a short time at the cooper's trade. In December, 1859, he left the land of his birth, and in February, 1860, landed in New Orleans, La., from whence he came direct to Rockport, Ind. He worked at his trade in Grandview and farmed until October, 1861, when he espoused the Union cause and enlisted in Company D, Forty-second Regiment Indiana Infantry as private. He served faithfully until the close of the war and at the battle of Resaca received a severe wound in the head. Returning to Grandview he clerked until 1869, then married, and began in the grocery trade for himself which he continued until 1872, when he engaged in the dry goods trade. In 1882, he traded his store for a farm and in 1883 took a trip to his birth-place in Wurtemberg. Returing to Indiana he farmed until November, 1884, when he was elected Treasurer of the county in which capacity he is now serving. Mr.Wandel is the owner of 400 acres of valuable land, is a prominent Democrat in county politics and is a member of the I. O. O. F., and Masonic fraternities. February 6, 1869, Amelia Brautigam, a native of Germany, became his wife and by him the mother of one son John E., who died August 4, 1880. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
WEATHERHOLT CHARLES FRANK WEATHERHOLT
Rockport, IN – Charles Frank Weatherholt, 89, of Rockport, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. Frank was born near Rockport, Indiana on October 10, 1922 to the late Henry Kenneth and Florence (Ice) Weatherholt. He was a member of the 1941 Rockport American Legion Baseball Team and also graduated from Rockport High School in 1941. Frank served in the United States Army 75th Infantry Division in the battle of the bulge during World War II. He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Eureka Masonic Lodge 50 year member, Management Club of Whirlpool. Frank was a superintendent at Whirlpool in Evansville, Indiana for many years. Frank was born with a talent of working with his hands. He enjoyed trap shooting, golf. He also enjoyed making and playing fiddles. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Weatherholt in 2006; Infant daughter, Mary Jo Weatherholt; Siblings, Carl, Earl and Raymond Weatherholt, Helen Shelton, Elizabeth Staser, Mildred, Joe and William Weatherholt. Frank is survived by his children, Jane Finney and her husband, Billy of Fillmore, IN; Pat Cloud and her husband, Mike of Brownsburg, IN; Barbara Martin and her husband, Ray of St. Wendel, IN; Bruce Weatherholt of Evansville, IN; 10 Grandchildren; 17 Great-grandchildren; Many nieces and nephews. Services are 1 P.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. Larry VanCamp officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. The Rockport American Legion Post 254 will conduct military honors. Visitation is from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. Monday, January 9, 2012 and from 8 A.M. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Spencer Scholarship Foundation. The family would like to thank Dr. Khadijah Wright and the nursing staff of the fifth floor at Deaconess Gateway Hospital for their care.
WELLS WILLIAM W. WELLS, a native of Brown County. Ohio, was born March 9, 1835. His parents, Jacob and Jemima (Rich) Wells, were natives of Virginia and Ohio, respectively. The father located in Brown County, Ohio, with his parents, where he was reared on a farm. He was married, and followed farming in that county until 1847, when he removed to this county, where he lived on a farm in Huff Township until his death in 1862. He was a true Christian gentleman, and himself and wife were members of the Christian Church. William W. Wells, the subject of this memoir, received a good education in youth and prepared himself for teaching, which occupation he followed for five or six years, and during vacation worked on a farm. In 1858 he was elected Surveyor of Spencer County, and filled the office for six years, after which he followed agricultural pursuits until 1868 when, in partnership with James Ross, he engaged in the grocery business at Rockport. In 1875, he sold his interest in the store, and was again elected to the office of county Surveyor, holding the position until 1884, since which he has given his attention to his small farm west of Rockport. December 15, 1859, he wedded Elizabeth F. Stites, a daughter of George W. Stites, a prominent pioneer farmer of the county. Five children have been born to them, only three of whom, Herbert, George and May, are living. Mr. Wells has always been one of the leading Democrats in the county, and both he and wife are members of the Methodist Church. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
WESSELER ELIAS E. WESSELER, born November 27, 1849, in Dubois County, Ind., is the youngest of six children of William and Elizabeth (Otting) Wesseler, both parents being natives of Germany. The father, who was a merchant tailor in his native country, came to the United States in 1836, residing two years at Baltimore, one year in Louisville, and until 1856 near Huntingburgh, Ind. In that year he entered into the ministry of the Evangelical Association, in which he has continued to a considerable extent to the present time, at present residing at Olney, Ill. His wife died at Elberfeld, Ind., March 1, 1880. At thirteen years of age our subject began farming in Illinois, at which he continued about three years. From 1865 to 1867 he attended the N. W. College at Plainfield, Ill., and in the latter year went to Evansville, Ind., and attended the high school of that city five years, working during vacations to defray his expenses. In 1872 he began school teaching in Warrick County, and in 1873 attended Wabash College, at Crawfordsville, one term. He then came to Rockport, taught German two years in the town schools, and was principal of the High School during the term of 1876-77. In 1877 he engaged in the book, stationery, wallpaper and picture-frame business, continuing alone until 1882, when the firm of Wesseler & Graham was organized. Mr. Wesseler is a stanch Republican and a member of the K. of P. June 18, 1877, he married Libbie Cotton, who died May 1, 1880, leaving one son Walter W. DR. ARTHUR WHITE, one of the leading physicians of Rockport, was born in the city of Baltimore, Md., February 20, 1832. He is a son of Samuel K. and Mary M. (Hoffman) White, the former being a native of Springfield, Mass., and of Puritan ancestors. The mother was
DR. ARTHUR WHITE, one of the leading physicians of Rockport, was born in the city of Baltimore, Md., February 20, 1832. He is a son of Samuel K. and Mary M. (Hoffman) White, the former being a native of Springfield, Mass., and of Puritan ancestors. The mother was a native of Baltimore, Md., and was married in her native city to our subject's father. Mr. White followed merchandising in various parts of Maryland with varied success, until his death near Baltimore, about the close of the Rebellion, his widow still living in that city. Dr. Arthur White in youth assisted his parents and attended the public schools, and later attended Alleghany County College, at Cumberland, Md., two years. He then read medicine under the tuition of Dr. Charles Ohr, of Cumberland, then entered the University of Baltimore, graduating from the medical department of that institution in 1854. Locating in West Virginia first, he there practiced nearly one year, and in December, 1854, came to Spencer County, Ind., arriving at Rockport on the 24th of that month. Here he has ever since remained in active practice, with the exception of the time while serving as surgeon of the Twenty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and to-day ranks among the ablest physicians of southern Indiana. October 16, 1856, he married Caroline M. Mears, of Hamilton County, Ohio, by whom he is the father of four children, named Mary Abbie, Esther Charlotte, Charles Raymond and Genevieve. Dr. White is a stanch Republican in politics, and himself and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
SAMUEL T WHITE, died last wednesday at his home one mile south of Midway. Mr White leaves a widow, and four children: John A, William, Missess Mary and Nellie White from the Rockport Democrat Aug 11 1922
OTTO WILKINSON JR.
Hatfield, IN – Otto Wilkinson Jr., 82, of Hatfield, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. Otto was born in Eureka, Indiana on July 12, 1928 to the late Otto and Tillie (Stepro) Wilkinson. He worked at Whirlpool for over 40 years. Otto Served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Rockport American Legion Post 254. Otto enjoyed gardening and watching baseball. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Graham Wilkinson in 2007; Cousins, Charlie and Paul Roberts. Otto is survived by his son, Warren Wilkinson and his wife, Pam of Rockport, IN; Daughter, Tammy White and her husband, Dennis of Bowling Green, KY; Grandchildren, Brenna, Kayla, Ryan, Zachary; Great-grandchild, Colton; Sister, Evelyn Frank; Nephew, Paul David Butler; Niece, Brenda Braun. Services are 10 A.M. Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. The Rockport American Legion Post 254 will conduct military honors. Visitation is from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, May 13, 2011 and from 8 A.M. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockport American Legion Post 254.
SARAH J WILKINSON NEE MILLER
Birth: Aug. 24, 1842 llinois, USA Death: Nov. 1, 1909 Spencer County Indiana, USA
After a short illness of only a few days, Mrs. Sarah J. Wilkinson departed from this life at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, November 1, 1909, aged sixty-seven years, two months and seven days. She was born August 14, 1842, and was married to William H. Wilkinson in 1864, who departed this life in May, 1906. To them were born eight children, two dying in infancy, leaving six daughters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She joined the M. E. church at Bloomfield about eighteen years ago and has ever lived a consistent Christian, being beloved by all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. S. O. Dorsey, assisted by Rev. L. T. Taylor and the interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
CHILDREN ARE : Mary Emma Wilkinson Arburn (1873 - 1954)* Phoebe Wilkinson Toole (1878 - 1962)* Nettie Mae Wilkinson Ferguson (1879 - 1927)* Cordella Wilkinson Skelton (1880 - 1975)*
WILLIAMSON DANIEL P. WILLIAMSON, a prominent farmer of Ohio Township, came to Spencer County in 1833, and worked as a wood-chopper in order to get money enough to enter a small tract of land near the place where he now resides. November 9, 1834, he was joined in marriage with Mary McKey, a native of Kentucky, and took up his residence on his land which he cleared and improved, undergoing the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life. He started in life with no capital, and by hard labor and strict economy has succeeded in accumulating quite a competency. His wife died September 7, 1876, leaving three children : Mary E., widow of Robert Miller ; Leafy S., wife of John Sanders ; and Alice A., wife of Charles F. Niles. Two children are deceased. Mr. Williamson is a stanch Republican, and has been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for forty years. He was born in Hardin County, Ky., February 17, 1811, and grew to manhood in his native State. His father, a native of Ireland, came to the United States about 1800, and located in Pennsylvania, where he married Mary Martin. Later he moved to Virginia, thence to Hardin County, Ky., where he died in 1844. His wife died a year later. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
Grace (Miller) Wilson,
89. Years Old Of Richland City. Indiana. Passed Away Wednesday July 26, 2000, At Owensboro Mercy Health System, Owensboro, Kentucky. Surviving Are (4) Daughters, Doris Adams Of Evansville, Indiana; Charlotte Craig Of Boonville, Indiana; Nina Herndon Of Fenton, Missouri; And Judy Fortune Of Richland City, Indiana; A Son, Morris Of Evansville, Indiana; (9) Grandchildren; (12) Great- Grandchildren; And A Great- Great-Grandchild; Her Husband Passed Away In 1995. Services Were Saturday At Boultinghouse Funeral Home In Rockport, Indiana. Burial: In James Parker Cemetery In Hatfield, Indiana.
WRIGHT COL. JAMES S. WRIGHT, a prominent farmer and stock-raiser of Ohio Township, was born June 7, 1832, in Spencer Co., Ind., being the youngest of four children born to Jeffry and Narcissis (Barnett) Wright. The father was a native of Kentucky, but came with his parents to what is now Spencer County, Ind., in 1808, locating nearly a mile from the river and two and a half miles below the present site of Rockport. Here Jeffry Wright was reared, and here his parents died. After his marriage with the daughter of John N. Barnett, one of the earliest pioneers of this locality, he was, for a number of years an associate Judge of the Probate Court. He continued to reside in Ohio Township until 1840, when he sold out, moved to White County, Ill., but six years later returned to this county and farmed on Section 24 in Ohio Township until his death, March 12, 1868. Our subject's mother died when he was two years and a half old, his father afterward marrying a Miss Nancy Sallee, who bore him five children and died. Mrs. Ernelie Roberts became Jeffry Wright's third wife, and by him the mother of four children. James S. Wright, the immediate subject of this biography, was raised on a farm to manhood, receiving a good ordinary education. Preparing himself for the teacher's profession, he made that his occupation until 1861, when he helped recruit the first company raised in Spencer County for the war. He was elected first lieutenant, and the company was designated E, of the Twenty-fifth Indiana Regiment Volunteer Infantry, a detailed history of which is given elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Wright served his country with fidelity and distinction until the close of the war, having been promoted from his first position to the captaincy of Company H, then major and then lieutenant-colonel of his regiment. After the war he followed flat-boating on the river a number of years, and also for six years during the time was engaged in merchandising at Rockport. In 1876 and 1877 he was government storekeeper under Gen. Veatch, his old corps commander, who was internal revenue collector for this district, but in the last-named year began farming, at which he has since continued with considerable success. November 30, 1867, Col. Wright wedded Clara Williamson, who died of small pox, December 3, 1871, the only death of that disease in Rockport, after bearing one son Will M. He was married December 20, 1877, to Elizabeth Gentry, his present wife, by whom he is the father of one son James G. Mr. Wright is a stanch Republican in politics, and at the close of the war was elected to represent his county in the lower house of the State Legislature. He is enterprising and thorough going in all his efforts, and himself and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
ISAAC WRIGHT, a prominent pioneer citizen, is the only living representative of a family of five children born to the marriage of Isaac B. Wright and Clarissa Berry. The father came to Spencer County with his mother about the beginning of the present century, and located two miles southwest of the present site of Rockport. He was lieutenant of militia in the war of 1812, and was one of the first merchants of Rockport, where he continued in business until his death in 1825. The mother was a daughter of Capt. William Berry, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, and one of the prominent early settlers of the county. She died in 1842, as the widow of Peregrine Alpha, whom she married a few years after her first husband's death. Isaac lived for a number of years with Richard Brown, and at the age of fourteen began boating on the river, and later in the Gulf of Mexico. He thus aided his mother in supporting herself and the children left by her second husband. After a few years he returned to this county, and engaged in farming on land entered by his father. In 1841 he married Eliza B. Hall, who died three years later, having borne him two children, both of whom died in infancy. Two or three years later he wedded Amanda Greathouse, who only lived one year. In 1850 he went to California as a gold seeker, where he met with fair success. In 1852 he returned to Spencer County and married Eliza J. Woodruff, and lived on a river farm until 1865, when he bought the place where he now resides. By his last marriage Mr. Wright is the father of six living children. He has been very successful in business, and now owns over 600 acres of land. He is a Republican, and a member of the I. O. O. F. His wife is a member of the Methodist Church. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
Young JACOB YOUNG (deceased) was born in Hardin County, Ky., in 1801, and was a son of Adam and Rachel (Uncel) Young. He came to Spencer County when about twelve or fourteen years old, and lived on the farm with his brother-in-law, Barney Miller, until his marriage. That event took place October 3, 1834, when he wedded Phebe Hamilton, a daughter of Samuel Hamilton, and a native of the county. After marriage he located on a farm near Rockport, where he followed farming until his death, which occurred December 11, 1877. He was well known throughout the county as a very successful farmer, and an honest, upright citizen. He left a wife and five children: Parisade (now Mrs. John Harvey), Mary J. (wife of Miles H. Hamilton), Andrew J., James P. and Margaret R., wife of Edward Enoch. Mrs. Young is still living on her farm on Section 29, Ohio Township, with her son-in-law, Mr. Enoch, who manages the place. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
Paul D. Young, 65, of Hatfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at his home.
Paul was born in Mount Vernon, Ind., on July 22, 1941, to the late John Helbert and Stella Mae (Williams) Young.
Paul retired from the finishing department of Alcoa. He was a member of the Gospel Mission Church, Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 137, Eureka Order of Eastern Star No. 132, and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and dogs, Buster and Cuddles.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Travis Pennington, and two brothers, John William and Maurice Young.
Paul is survived by his wife, Donna; four children, Gina Paulette Pennington and her husband, Steven of Hatfield, Ind., Timothy Allen Young and his wife, Melody of Reo, Ind., Jonathan David Young of Hatfield, Ind., and Melissa "Misty" Zimmerman and her husband, Jesse of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, James and Vern Young; three sisters, Betty Eastman, Marilyn Downey and Lois Grissom; five grandchildren, Andrew and Cassie Pennington, Lara Hancock, Stella and Chance Young; and many nieces and nephews.
JOSEPH ZOGLMANN is a native of Bavaria, born December 17, 1833, being the eldest of four children born to Leonard and Theresa (Spatt) Zoglmann, natives of Bavaria, where they passed their lives. The former died in 1883, and the latter in 1884. Joseph received a good German education, learned the blacksmith's trade of his father, and followed it in his native country until 1852. In that year he came to Fulda and opened the shop where he has since worked. He has been very 35 successful, and owns a considerable amount of property. February 23, 1854, he married Kathrina (Lauber) Diebenbach, a native of Bavaria, by whom he is the father of eight sons and two daughters : John B., Joseph (deceased), Johanna, Joseph M., Maximillian, Frank X., Henry, Robert R., Mary and Martin V. Mr., Zoglmann and wife are members of the Catholic Church. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - HARRISON Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885