Biography of John M. Erlougher
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JOHN M. ERLOUGHER, a pioneer of Howard County, was born July 6, 1817, in Greene County, Ohio; his parents, Jacob and Elizabeth (Newton) Erlougher, were of English and German descent His father was born in Maryland, and his mother was a native of New Jersey; his father was a carder and spinner in that early day. John M. taught school for ten years, and thereby earned money to put himself through college; he commenced the study of medicine about 1846, with Dr. Curtis, of Dublin, Wayne County, Ind., and afterward graduated at the Miami University, at Oxford, Ohio. He commenced the practice of medicine in Harrisburg, Ohio, and came to Howard County in May, 1854; he was an early practitioner of this county, and helped to organize the first medical society in it; he was always considered successful in his profession, traveling in four different counties. About ten years ago, he retired from practice, and now has eighty acres of well cultivated land, which he cleared and improved himself; he was married, in 1847, to Miss Mary D. Leetrick, a native of Pennsylvania. They have had six children, Emma E. Harmon, Charles N. (deceased), Anna M. Powell, John O. (deceased), William M. and Frank L. Mr. Erlougher has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for forty four years, and has been Assessor of Jackson Township. He at one time bought out the school of the Dublin Academy, where he taught for five years, his wife assisting him as one of the teachers.

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


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