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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

1863 Settlers in Lewis and Clarke County, Montana

Nicholas Kessler, Helena, born in Germany, May 26, 1833, immigrated to the U. S. in 1854, going first to Ohio and then to Illinois, where he was in the grain, flour, and general produce business. In 1800 he went to Pike’s Peak, Colorado, where he mined in different localities until 1803, when he went to “Virginia City, where he kept a bakery and a drinking-saloon for a few months. In 1864 went home to Germany, returning to Montana in 1804 and establishing a brewery within two miles of Helena. He also made brick at the rate of 2,000,000 or 3,000,000 yearly, with old-fashioned hand-moulds, employing in brewery and brick-yard 45 men, at wages varying from $40 to $210 per month, with board and rooms. Used 9,000 bushels of barley in 1883, most of it raised in Montana, some coming from Cal. Made 2,852 barrels of whiskey. There being no facilities for education, his school district being poor, Kessler erected a brick schoolhouse at a cost of $700, and employed a teacher at $65 per month. William James English, Prickly Pear Valley, was born in Ireland, in August 1834, and emigrated to Canada at the age of 9 years, removing to Nebraska 3 years afterward. From Nebraska he went to Colorado by mule-team, and thence “to Virginia City in 1863. Was employed mining at wages, which were from $6 to $11 per day, according to the work. He owned the first cooking-stove brought to Alder gulch. In 1868 he settled on a farm of 160 acres near Helena. He married Margaret Neuman in 1863. I find mention of Peter Daly,...

Biography of the English Brothers (Richard and Edward)

English Brothers. Former students of the University of Illinois, where both were thoroughly trained in the technical branches of their profession, the English Brothers, Richard Caleb and Edward Carey, Jr., have for the past sixteen years been general contractors and structural engineers at Champaign, with offices in the Lincoln Building, they have developed a splendid prestige and reputation and their clientage constitutes a business that is one of the largest and most valuable of its kind in this section of the state. Of the two brothers Richard Caleb English, the older, was born March 1, 1873, at Jonesboro in Union County, Illinois, while Edward Carey, Jr., was born November 19, 1876, at Anna, in Union County, Illinois. Their parents were Edward Carey and Marga Ann (Hartline) English, the former a native of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and the latter of Union County, Illinois. Both parents are now deceased. The Hartline family came from Eowan County, North Carolina, and have been residents of the State of Illinois since 1798. It was in 1898 that the English brothers came to Champaign County as students in the University of Illinois. Edward C. was graduated in 1902. In the previous year they had engaged in business together as general contractors and builders, and with maturing experience they have extended their work to cover a large field and they have an immense amount of capital and equipment and a perfected organization for carrying out the most involved contract of construction. Both are practical engineers and have fully deserved their success. Politically they are active democrats and in fraternal affairs are members of the Benevolent and...

Biography of James L. English

One of the most substantial residents of Norway Township is James L. English, who owns and operates a fine farm on section 35. In that Township he was born December 4, 1871, his parents being John and Mary (Quinn) English. The birth of the father occurred in Ireland, June 18, 1831, and in that country the paternal grandfather of our subject spent his entire life. He was a weaver by trade. Coming to the new world when a young man without capital, John English worked his way steadily upward until he was possessor of a good farm in this County. In 1867 he was able to purchase a quarter section of land and later added to this a tract of eighty-seven acres. This he placed under cultivation and at the time of his death, which occurred December 21, 1905, he was one of the well-to-do citizens of his community. He was married in Waterford, Wisconsin, June 27, 1867, to Miss Mary Quinn, who was born January 2, 1850, in Norway Township, and died on the 2d of February, 1909. They became the parents of eight children, namely: Lila, living on the home farm; James L.; Fannie, deceased; Harry and Frank, both at home; Kittie, a public stenographer of Milwaukee; and Benjamin and Maude, both at home. The family is identified with the Catholic Church and in politics the father was an ardent democrat. Our subject’s maternal grandparents were James and Katherine (Kearnen) Quinn. The grandfather came west by canal to Erie and thence by boat to Milwaukee in 1842. After remaining in the latter city for three nights he...

Biographical Sketch of Virgil P. English

English, Virgil P.; physician; born, Salem county, N. J., Jan. 8, 1858; son of Enos P. and Mary Finlaw English; public school education; admitted to Kansas bar, 1883; graduated Phrenol. Institute, New York, 1886; M. D., Homeopathic Hospital Medical College, Cleveland, O., 1892; married, Minnie Ghent of Frankfort, Ind., March 5, 1891; taught school for several years;┬ápracticed law a short time; traveled from New York to Los Angeles, lecturing on phrenology, hygiene, etc., 1886-1892; in practice as specialist, nervous diseases and diseases of women, since 1892, propr. Ohio State Pub. Co., Power & Poise Pub. Co.; editor Power and Poise (magazine); Republican, member Human Culture Society (pres. since 1908). Author The Doctor’s Plain Talk to Young Men, 1895; The Mind and Its Machinery, 1901; The Doctor’s Plain Talk to Young Women, 1902; Mental Physical Culture, 1906; has written a number of booklets relating to life and its...

Claude L. English

Sergt., Trench Arty., Bty. C, attached to 5th Div., 2nd Btn. Born in Henderson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. English. Entered service at Hendersonville, N.C., July 25, 1917. Was sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Sailed for France June 1, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. 1915. Fought at St. Mihiel Sector, Sommes, Toul Sector. Enlisted in N.C. N. G. March 8, 1912. Was in recruiting service 1916. Returned to USA April 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 7,...

Robert C. English

Sergt., Inf., Co. B, Sibeman Div., A. E. F., 27th Reg. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. English, of Henderson County. Entered the service at Spartanburg, S. C., Feb. 3, 1913. Sent to Columbus Barracks, O. Sailed for Siberia Aug. 16, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Sept. 19, 1918. Attached to the 12th Japanese Div. Fought at Ussuri, Siberia. Was in the Philippines, sent to Siberia and with war prisoners to Germany. Returned to USA Aug. 7, 1920. Mustered out at Ft. Slocum, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1920. Was in Relief Expedition of Tampico, Mexico, April,...

Paul W. English

Corpl., A. A. Arty., 11th A. A. Bty. Born in Henderson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. English. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Transferred to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. February, 1918. Returned to USA Dec. 24, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Greene, N.C., Jan. 7,...

Sarah Todd Doolittle

DOOLITTLE, Sarah Todd4, (Josiah3, John2, Christopher1) born Jan. 30, 1725, married Nov. 10, 1743, Isaac Doolittle. Children: I. Sarah, b. 1747, d. July 21, 1832, m. Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah Parmalee, who was born 1744, d. March 24, 1788. He was Capt. in Col. Hazen’s regiment; was wounded at the battle of Brandywine; died of small-pox. He married first Jan. 14, 1767, Abigail Russell, who was b. 1742, d. Nov. 24, 1767. II. Abigail, b. Dec. 14, 1749, d. Oct. 24, 1794, m. Nov. 17, 1768, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Dayton) English, who was b. Dec. 16, 1742, d. April 19, 1808. He was a descendant of Michael Todd on his mothers side. III. Mary, b. March 12, 1752, d. Aug. 6, 1760. IV. Thankful, b. Jan. 21, 1754, d. Feb. 14, 1827, m. Feb. 13, 1777, John, son of Daniel and Mehitabel (Brown) Trowbridge, who was b. June 1, 1748, d. Sept. 7, 1791. He was a Capt, in the revolutionary war, and at one time was stationed at West Point, N. Y. V. John Todd, b. May 20, 1756. VI. Isaac, b. 1759, d. 1821, m. 1780, Desire Bellamy. VII. William Fredericks, b. April 14, 1761. VIII. Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1765, m.(???)Collins. IX....
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