Biography of Joseph A. Kellar
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOSEPH A. KELLAR was born in Henry County, Ind., in 1842, and in 1859 came to Howard County. He was reared to farming, and has always followed that occupation, excepting the time he was in the war. In 1861, he enlisted in Company K, Thirty fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; was discharged in December, 1864, and reenlisted for three years more. The first three years he was with Grant, and was through his campaign of Vicksburg. After his reenlistment, he was in the Texas campaign, and fought in the battle of Palmetto Ranch on May 18, 1865, under Col. Barrett, after peace was declared in the East. His regiment turned out more veterans than any other regiment in the war. Mr. Kellar was married, in 1864, to Miss Laurinda F. Wethrow, of Grant County. She died in 1868, and in 1870 Mr. Kellar married Miss Margaret S. Windsor, who died in 1877, and the following year he married Miss Maria Allison. Mr. Kellar cleared up his farm from the forest, and now has a home of fifty five acres, well improved. He has held some of the minor offices of the township, and has always been an active member of the Republican party.

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


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