Biography of Peter V. Cole
Howard County, IN Biographies





PETER V. COLE was born in Henry County, Ind., August 20, 1834, and is the son of Ehram M. and Elizabeth (Vanmatre) Cole, of Irish and German descent. Peter V. Cole lived in the village of Middletown, Henry County, until he was fourteen years of age, when he removed with his parents on a farm five miles north of Middletown. After remaining here five years, he lived one year in Madison County, and December 2, 1853, started for Howard County, a distance of fifty miles, in a two horse covered wagon, arriving at Jerome on the fifth day. Mr. Cole was married, February 14, 1861, to Miss Nancy J. Cate. They have had twelve children, Ela (deceased), Laura J. (deceased), Cora (deceased); Osca A., Viola L., Margaret E., John A., William Henry, George L., Julia A., Mary L. and Perry V. Mr. Cole obeyed his country's call, enlisting December 19, 1864, in the Forty eighth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in at Wabash, Ind. He went with his regiment to Indianapolis, thence to New York, and started to Georgia, but were detained at Buford Island on the Savannah River, on account of high waters. After drawing rations, they started with Sherman on his raid through the Carolinas. He was with his regiment until he was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 25, 1865, and was discharged at Indianapolis July 21. The following day he returned home, and has ever since been busily engaged in agricultural pursuits.

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


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