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in 1848; was a member of the
" peace congress " of 1861 ; and in
1863 he was elected a representative
from Indiana to the thirty-eighth
congress, serving on the committee
on foreign affairs. In 1868* when a



call was made for men to defend
Indiana from threatened incursions,
he organized a company in two
hours, was elected captain and
placed in command of the United
States ram u Homer, " cruising the
Ohio river, and doing much to res-
tore quiet along the borders of Ken-
tnoky, Indiana and Illinois; also
re-elected to the thirty-ninth con-
gress, and to each subsequent con-
gress down to the present time.
Mr. Orth received the appointment
as minister to Austria, March
eleventh, 1875.



M. 0. KERR



He was bom near TitusviUe,
Crawford county, Pa, March flf.
teenth, 1887; was chiefly self edu-
cated, but studied at several acade-
mies; for a time he taught school;
studied law at the university of Lou-
isville, and received the degree of
Bachelor of Law. After a brief res-
idence in Kentucky he settled at
New Albany, Indiana. In 1866 he
was elected for two years to the



State legislature; in 186ft he was
elected reporter to the*upreme court
of the State and published Ave vol-
tunes; and in 1864 he was elected a
representative for Indiana to the
thiitynlnth congress, serving on the
committees on private land claims
and on accounts; re-elected to the
fortieth congress. He is still a
member of congress, having been
re-elected from his district



OHA& A. ZOLLINGER.



He is a prominent young man of
German descent, a resident of Fort



Wayne, Ind^ and the present mayor
of that city.



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L. B. STOCKTON.



He waa been In Virginia in 1801.
He moved to La Fayette, Indiana,
in 1894, when he has been an active



end useful citisan up to the present
time. He is now retired from busl>



WALTEB E. HOUGHTON.



He is a native of Daviess county,
Indiana. He has risen by his own
Industry to a prominent edooator.



He is now principal of the prepare-
toty department of the Indiana
State University.



& B. MABTTNDALE.



He was horn in Wayne county,
Indiana, on the twenty-second of
August, 1888. His parents mored
to Henry county in 1889; and settled
en a Arm four miles east of New
Osstle, where he waa brought up to
tern lift, until the age of sixteen,
when he waa apprenticed to the sad-
pier's trade. In attending school
during the winter months, and after-
wards working at his trade on Sat-
todays, and attending the county
seminaries during the week, he ob-
tained at twenty a fair English edu-
cation. He studied law and prac-
ticed that profession in New Castle
from 1800 to 1888^ during which
time he held one term the office of
district attorney, and one term the
office of prosecuting attorney for the
counties of Wayne, Henry, Ban-
dolph and Delaware. He was, in
1861, appointed Judge of the com-
men pleaa court for the district
composed of the counties of Henry,
Madison, Hancock, Rush and Deca-
tur. In May, 18*8, he mored to
Indianapolis and engaged in the
practice of law, and has from that
time to the present been connected
with many leading enterprises
which have contributed to the
growth and prosperity of the city.
We hare more than once heard it
remarked "that to no one man is



the city more indebted for her rapid
growth and unprecedented prosper.
Ity than to Judge Martlndale." He
is a man of quick perception and
sound judgment Is a thorough
believer in the great commercial
future of the city of Indianapolis,
and his full faith in this for the past
ten years with a sufficient caution
has made his business career one of -
unprecedented prosperity. TTiere
are plenty of men in the State who
posse s s greater wealth, but no man
can be found who has acquired the
same amount in the past ten years
unaided by office or inheritance.
He has little taste or inclination to
political life, but devotes hie ten
hours per day to business with aa
much energy and tenacity aa if he
waa dependent on It for the support
of himself and family. He has been
connected with nearly every work
of christian benevolence, contribu-
ting liberally of hie means every
year to this end. He was brought
up in the christian church in which
his fkther was a pioneer preacher in
this State, but some ten years ago he
connected himself with the First
Presbyterian church of this city, to
which his wife belonged, and haa
been active in every good word and



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LEWIS T. BOGEBS,A.M.



He was born in Jessamine county,
Kentucky, May nineteenth, 1885. He
was in school from his boyhood.
At about eighteen years of age he
began his collegiate preparation,
pursuing his studies at Centre Col-
lege, Danville, Kentucky, until ad-
mitted to standing in the Junior
class. Then removing to Indiana,
he completed, his course at Asbury
University, from which institution
he graduated in June, 1809, with the
first class under Bishop Bowman's
administration. After his grad-
nation he taught a select school
in Greencastle for two years; and
in 1861 he was made tutor in the
preparatory department of the uni-
versity from which he had grad-



uated. Two years afterwards (1868)
he wss elected adjunct professor in
the Latin department, which posi-
tion he held, doing its duties with
strength and efficiency, until the
year 1868, when he was promoted
to the professorship of the depart-
ment, having full control of its in-
terests, under the title, professor of
Latin language and literature, which
position he still honors. Professor
Rogers is thoroughly versed in the
classic languages, and in the liter-
ature of those languages he is par-
ticularly versatile. He is acquaint-
ed also with the Spanish language,
and with the literature and the his-
tories of that people.



GEORGE W. BOBBDT&



He was born in Wayne county,
Indiana, February first, 1888. He
moved with his parents to Fulton
county, Indiana, at an early age, and
endured, in his youth, all the pri-
vations of pioneer life He settled
on eighty acres of land and worked
earnestly for several years, and in



1864 had accumulated a little money.
He sold his land, and in the spring
of 1866 moved to Clinton county, In-
diana, where he now resides. He
hss engaged in mercantile pursuits
for several years, in which he was
s u ccess fu l.



JOHN R EAEP, A.K



He was born at Marion, Illinois,
April twelfth, 1846. His parents
were of an English family, tracea-
ble back to the time of Oliver Groin-
well His father was presiding el-
der in the Southern Illinois Confer-
ence, and has been a clergyman of
the Methodist Episcopal church for.
twenty years. Pro! Earp was pre-
pared for college in the Alton High
School ; entered McKendree College
In 1868, and graduated in 1866, at



the age of nineteen. Soon
graduation he was elected professor
of mathematios and ancient Ian-
guages in the Central Wesleyan
College, Warrenton, Missouri At
the end of two years he resigned
this position and went to Europe to
attend for two years the Universi-
ties of Tuebingen and Berlin. Du-
ring this time he traveled through
Germany, Switeerland and Italy.
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professor of modern languages and
Hebrew in the Indian* Asbury Uni-
versity, which poeition he at present
oecupies. He entered the Northern
Indiana Conference of the Methodist
Bpiacopal Church in 187S. Hetrar-
eled in Scotland, England, and



Franoe durian; fte tnmmer of 1OT4
He hat made tht study of languages
a specialty, and it acquainted, he-
aide his mother tongue, with Ger-
man, French, Swedish, Hebrew,
Greek, Letts, Spanish, Italian, An-
glo^exoti, Sanskrit and Qothic



JOHN BROWNPTELD.



He was born in Uniontown, Fay-
ette county, Pennsylvania, Decem-
ber twenty-fourth, 1808. He reoeiv-
ed an education such as the common
schools at that day afforded. When
twentyone years of age, he com-
menced business in connection with
an elder brother, OoL Swing Brown-
field, in his native town; was mar-
ried February fourteenth, 1881 In
1888 he visited friends in Xiles,
Michigan. While there visited sev-
eral points with the view of looeting
in the West In June, 1884, emi-
grated to South Bend, St Joseph
county, Indiana, where he has ever
tinoe lived, continuing the mercan-
tile business, passing successfully
through the financial panics of *87,
MO, '87, etc On the location of the
Branch Bank of the State of Indiana
at this place, he was appointed di-
rector on the part of the State; was
president of the Branch Bank of the



State for twelv* yean. Has been
president of tat South Bend Na-
tional Bank aiaee its organization.
For some yean president of the
South Bend Irot "Works, which mis
year expect to realise a business
of half a million dollars. He has
been an honors! member of the
Methodist Spiioopel Church forty,
five yean; a olass leader forty-four;
superintendent of South Bend Sab-
bath School thkty-five consecutive
yean; a trusts* of Asbury Univer-
sity seventeen, yean. At one time
contributed on* thousand dollars
towarda its endowments. He was
elected by a ocavention of laymen
a delegate to fee General Confer-
ence, which inet iji Brooklyn, May,
1921. In polities he is a staunch
democrat; in other yean regarded
as the « whcaUuroe" of the <
racy in 8t Joscea eounly.



HENRY A, FEED.



He was born in Johnson, Indiana,
November ninth, 1845, oh a (arm,
and continued to live on a farm un-
til seventeen yean old, attending
school in a log school-house. He
enlisted in the army in 1889* and
served until the close of the war.
After the cloee of the war, he re-
turned home and removed to Oolum-
worked on the Co-



lumbus Undm at Journeyman print
er, and read law aU intervale in the
law office of Hill <* Riohardson of
that place, ftr about one year ; then
moved to Edinburgh, Indiana, and
became proprietor of the Edinburgh
/ewnei, and piblished it for one
year. At the close of which time
he moved to Dover Hill and ounv
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tin County HmxUd, in connection
with the practice of the law, and
hat continued to reside in that coun-
ty aince that date, continuing the
publication of the tame up to this
time, and has succeeded to a good
practice of law. He was married
in 1866, to Miss Jennie Triohett, of
Edinburgh. In 1872 Mr. Feed was
elected to the lower house of the In-



diana legislature, and served during
the special and regular
He was elected to the State
in October, 1874, by the democrats
of Martin, Dubois and Orange coun-
ties, after a thoixrogh canvas of Mar-
tin and Dubois, by a majority of
two thousand two hundred and
twenty-five from the district



BEUBEN AUTOBUS, LL.D.



He was born in Watertown, Jet
teson county, New York, in 1881
He spent his early life upon a farm.
At an early age he moved to PuL
ton county, Illinois, where he spent
a portion of his youth improving a
new farm. At the age of twenty-one-
he was admitted to the preparatory
class of the Illinois college at Jack-
sonville. He had no means, and for
Ave years he attended college earn-
ing his own board. Thus he worked
his way to graduation, and to the
ministry in which he has distin-
guished himself He organised the



Quincy (111.) college in 1866, but
after laboring at the head of that
institution one year, he resigned to
return again to the ministry. He
was then transferred from Illinois
to Indiana and took charge of the
Trinity M. B. church of Bvansville.
Remained three years at that post,
and afterwards took charge of the
Meridian .street church, at India,
nopolia. In 186ft be was elected
president of the Asbury university
at Greencastle, which important
office he still holds.



ff AKYEY BATE8.



Harrey Bates, one of the oldest
pioneers of Indianapolis now liv-
ing, was born at Cincinnati, Ohio,
in 1796. When but four years of
age his mother died leaving a fam-
ily of four children all in tender
years. The children were "put
out" among friends. The parties
with whom the subject of this
sketch was intrusted moved to Leb-
anon, Warren county, Ohio, where
he remained doing general farm
work until he was fifteen years of
age. At this age he went into a
store in that place, owned by the
He had the full care



of the postoffice until he was about
twenty-one years of age. During
his youth his educational advan-
tages were limited. In other words
he received only the education
afforded in the pioneer country
schools. At this age Mr. Bates
bought out his employer and com-
menced merchandising on his own
account In 1816 he moved to
Brookville, Ind\ and opened a store
there. Boon after he cast his first
Tote for delegates to the constitu-
tional convention of 1816. He re-
mained only a short time in Brook.
TOle, when he mored to Conner*-



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vfllc, where ha erected a cording
mfll tnd fulling mill, In which he
carried on a successful business for
about tan year*. He add oat his
interest in this mill, and in 1888
came to what ia now Indianapolia,
then a wildai ncsa, commiaaioned by



Got. Jennings aa sheriff to assist in
organising the county of Marion,
from that date he haa resided con-
tinually in Indianapolia, and haa
been one of ita moat naefhl and sue



JOHN O. KNOELOOK.



He waa born in Oanton, Stark
county, Ohio* November third, 1880.
In 1848 he moved with his lather to
Marshall county, Ind, with an ox
team. He helped to clear up a farm.
In 1848 he commenced working lor
A. A. A I. H. Harper for ten dollars
a month. He waa soon promoted
to a position in their large mills.
In 1868 he engaged with M. DeOamp
aa clerk in the grocery trade, and in
1858 he commenced in the same
on his own account In



1864 he went into the milling and
flooring business, and in 1871 he,
with others, engaged in the menu-
factor* of furniture with a capital
stock of $780,000, and in 1878, with
others, he comm enced the ^f^ fr A-
ture of reapers, saw mills, lathes,
eta, with a capital stock of $100,000.
He is now forty-four years of age,
and haa been a su cc es sfu l business
man. Ha is a resident of South
Bend,Ind.



DB. NATHANIEL FIELD,



Is one of the oldest physicians of
the State, is a graduate of the old
Transylvania medical school found-
ed at Trfirlngton, Kentucky, in the
early part of the present century.
He was born in Jefferson oounty,
Kentucky, on the seventh day of
November, 1806, and located in Je&
fersonville in the autumn of 1898,
where he haa since resided. He ia
in some respects a remarkable man.
"Whatever he believes to be right and
Just he advocates boldly and fear-
lessly, regardless of popular opinion
or consequences to himself Though
born in a slave state, and in a slave-
holding family, at the age of eigh-
teen he became intensely anti-slav-
ery. In 1880 he wrote and published
a tract against American slavery,
entitled M Oreeimus." He waa one
of the first vice-presidents of the



American antUiavery society, waa
president of the first anti-slavery
convention ever held in Indiana, and
was also president of the free soil
convention held at Indianapolia in
18oU

As an illustration of his unswerv-
ing devotion to the principles of
right and Justice, in June, 1884, he
voted against the whole township
of JehTersonvilleon the enforcement
at that time of one of the black laws
of the State. The case waa this:
At a township election in the month
of June, 1884 every voter waa re-
quested to sign a paper asking the
following question: "Shall the law
requiring free negroes, now in the
township, and those who may here-
after come into it, to give bond and
security for their good behavior, and
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charge, be enforced? n The law re-
ferred to had, since its enactment,
been a dead letter on the statute
book. But thle new-born zeal for
its enforcement waa prompted by the
pro-slavery mob spirit then prevail-
ing in the Northern States, which
culminated in the murder of Elijah
Lovejoy, at Alton, 111. Hatred of the
negro had become an epidemic, and
it was dangerous to oppose it After
scanning the paper, and as it hap.
pened near the close of the polls, he
noticed that it was all one-sided.
Every roter in the township, both
saint and sinner, had recorded his
name in favor of enforcing the law.
When the paper was presented for
his signature, he found himself sur-
rounded by a crowd of sinister look-
ing loafers and roughs anxious to
see whether or not the doctor would
dare take the part of the negroes.
Snowing that in the then existing
feeling of hostility to them, it would
be impossible to give the required
security, and the result would be
that they would be driven from their
homes, lose their crops, end be sub-
jected to much suffering, he rea-
soned with the excited crowd, and
advised a postponement until the
end of the year. But all was in
vain. After giving his reasons for
asking delay, he put his name down
in the negative — the only man who
voted for mercy. As might have
been foreseen the negroes could not
give the required bond, and were
forcibly expelled from the town and
neighborhood by a mob of the very
lowesVolass of men. They fled in
consternation, pursued and abused
by the mob, who ruled the town for
three weeks. No magistrate or con-
stable interfered with them. The
doctor was notified that he would



have to share the fortune of the
negroes whose cause he had espous-
ed. "Without a moments delay he
laid in a good stock of Are arms,
fortified his house, and with the aid
of one brave friend, prepared for
defense, resolved to sell his lift as
dear as possible, rather than suc-
cumb to a mob oompoeed of the
moat despicable wretches that ever
disgraced humanity. All things
being ready for a seige, defiance was
hurled at the mob, and they were
denounced as not being half as res-
pectable aa the negroes they were
persecuting. It is sufficient to say
that the mob never attacked his
house.

Notwithstanding the perils of
those days that tried men's souls,
the doctor has lived, with a few
other pioneers in the anti-slaver?
cause, to see the downfall of slavery
and the enfranchisement of thf
African race in the United States.

In 1854, by the death of hia moth
er, he came into possession of sev
eral slaves, whom he immediately
emancipated, thereby proving the
sincerity of the anti-slavery faith.

In July, 1888, Dr. Held was a
delegate from Jeffersonville to the
great Southern railroad convention,
which assembled at Knoxville,
TeniL, the object of which was to
devise ways and means to construct
a railroad from Charleston, 8. CL, to
Cincinnati and Louisville. It was
to bifurcate somewhere this side of
Cumberland Gap.

He represented Clark county in
the legislature in the session of
1888-0. Was chairman of a select
committee to inquire into certain
charges at that time alleged against
the president of the State univer-
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made an able report completely and
honorably aequiting him of blame.
Br. Field waa surgeon of the sixty*
sixth regiment of Indiana volunteer
infantry in the late civil war, and
rendered valuable service— for three
successive weeka at each place — on
the battle-fields of Richmond and
Perryrille, in the State of Kentucky,
during which time he performed
erery operation common to military
surgery. He proved himaelf to be
one of thebett operators in the army.



In 1868 he waa president of the
Indiana State medical society.
Wrote eeveral valuable essays for its
transactions, and deservedly stands
high in his profession. He is now
for advanced in lift, but still retains
much of the lire and ardor of hie
youthful days. He has practiced
medicine and surgery for nearly
fifty years, and still continues *>
perform an incredible amount of
labor for one of his age.



TOWNSEND ETAK.



Townsend Ryan was horn in Lan-
caster City, Pa-, in 1818, and in
early manhood removed to Hamil-
ton, Butler oounty, Ohio, where he
engaged in the mercantile busin ess ,
and in the management of a line of
canal packets, of which he was
principal owner, running from that
efy to Cincinnati Prostrated by
the great financial wave which
swept the country from 1886 to 1888,
he remored to Indiana, where, after
graduation at the medical colleges
of Cincinnati, and Jefferson, of
Philadelphia, he engaged actively
in the practice of medicine, and
achieved a reputation and suooess
unexcelled by that of any physician
in the west Locating in Anderson,
in Madison county, in 1848, he at
once became identified with the
best interests. of his new location
and the people among whom he
lived. A democrat in politics, he
took a vigorous part in the cam-
paign of 1844, and became the can.
dldate of his party in 1846 for the
State legislature, to which he was
elected, defeating the whig oandi-
date, R A. Williams, and being the
first democrat aent from that oounty.



In I860, when the Bellefontaine
railroad, now the 0. 0. 0. and L was
in contemplation, the people know*
lug but little of such enterprises,
opposed the project strongly, on the
ground that its construction would
supersede the use of horses, oxen,
etc,, and thereby entail great loss.
This, and similar ideas had to be
o omb a tt ed. The subject of this
sketch, together with Judge Davie,
of that oounty, took hold of the en-
terprise, and not only secured,
finally, a subscription from the
county, but sufficient general aid to
secure Anderson a railroad.

Engaging, about this time, in the
mercantile business, he continued
in that until 1854, when, together
with other parties, contracted with
the company to build the junction
railroad from Ruahville to Indiana-
polls, embarking an ample fortune
in that enterprise, all of which was
swallowed up in the collapse of the
corrupt concern, commencing anew
the practice of his profession. The
newly projected Richmond, New-
castle and Logansport railroad re-
ceived his aid; with that he labored
until the oars run into Anderson.



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In 1800, when the menace of war
wait abroad through the North, he
declared at onoe for the Union, and
waa the first democrat in 1861, in
the county, to declare in favor of
the Union and the war policy of
Lincoln. Being one of the finest
and moat effective public epeakere
in the State, he gave hi* time and
did valiant service in raiaing troopa
to anawer the various calk of the
President, and although past mid-
dle age, and broken down in health,
he took the port of Lieutenant-
Colonel of the 84th Indiana infantry
and went with it into active service,
and waa promoted, in 1862* to the
colonelcy of the regiment on the
resignation of Ajbery Steele. He
continued with the regiment until



after the capture of New Madrid
and Island No. 10, when hia health
becoming feeble compelled him to
resign. Not content to be out of
service, however, he soon after
again went into the service aa sur-
geon of the 62d Indiana, and served
with the regiment in the terrible
fighta in the Yaxoo above Yicka-
burg, and in the battles of Fort Gib-
son, Raymond, Champion Hills, and
Black river, previoue to the invest-
ment of Vioksburg, taking part
with the regiment in that event
from thence with the regiment he
went to western Louisiana, and waa
Anally mustered out of service with
the regiment at New Orleans, by
reaaon of aspiration of the term of
aervice.



JOSEPH a BUCKLES,



Was born near Springfield, Clark
county, Ohio, July twenty-ninth,
1818; came to Munice, Indiana,
with hia father, October, 1888, where
he has ainoe resided; waa educated
in log school houses, upon the for-
cible theory a that to spare the rod
spoils the boy; 9 ' studied the legal
profession, and commenced the
practice in 184L In 1848, waa eleo-
ted prosecuting attorney in a circuit
oppoeed to him in politics, and
compoeed of eight counties; served
two yean. In 1848, waa elected
State senator by the diatrict com.
posed of the counties of Grant and
Delaware; served three seseions,
the last two as chairman of the Judi-
ciary committee. In 1854, waa the
democratic nominee for Oongreaa
in the old burnt district, and waa
beaten by Hon. D. P. Hollaway, the



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