Biography of Saul T. Butcher
Howard County, IN Biographies





SAUL T. BUTCHER was born March 28, 1835, in Decatur, Ind., and is the sixth of thirteen children born to William Butcher, a native of Virginia, and of German descent, and Sarah (Love) Butcher, a native of Scotland. He and his father came to this county in the fall of 1853, and located in Ervin Township, in the forest. Mr. Butcher assisted his father on the farm until he was twenty years of age, and received a good education. His father rewarded him for his labors with eighty acres of land. He sold this some time since, and engaged in the general grocery business in Kokomo, where he has a trade of $6,000 annually. He enlisted in the service of his country in the fall of 1861, under Col. Steele, and was in the following hard fought battles : Siege of New Madrid, siege of Island No. 10, siege of Vicksburg, and the battles of Champion Hills, and Jackson, Miss., and was mustered out in the fall of 1864. Mr. Butcher was married, February 15, 1855, to Miss Dorothy Shoemaker, a native of Indiana, and the eldest of three children born to Elias and Elizabeth (Pruitt) Shoemaker, of German and Anglo Saxon descent. Four children crowned this union - Ellis A. (deceased), born February 20, 1858; Frank D., born March 16, 1860; Nola M., born September 9, 1871, and one infant (deceased). Mr. Butcher has always voted the Republican ticket, and is one of its stanch advocates. He is an energetic, wide awake business man; is a member of the United Order of Honor, and the Masonic fraternity.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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