JOSEPH OREM was born in Switzerland County, Ind., December 22, 1841, and is the fifth of the twelve children
born to Josiah and Ann (Orr) Orem, natives respectively of Maryland and Indiana; the family came to Howard County
when Joseph was quite young, returned to Switzerland County, and then moved to Tipton County, where Joseph enlisted,
in the summer of 1862, under Col. Carver and Capt. Alexander McCrary; he fought at Chickamauga, Mission Ridge,
Jonesboro and Milton. Tenn.; was with Sherman on his march to the sea, and, after, they left Louisville, they had
transportation by rail only twelve miles, the balance of the distance to Washington City being made on foot. During
his career, he received one flesh wound and had two guns shot to pieces while in his hands; he was mustered out
in June, 1865, and on his return engaged in farming. January 18, 1866, he married Eliza A. Irby (now deceased).
There were no children born to their union, but they adopted and reared Melissa. Brown. October 20, 1881, Mr. Orem
married Mrs. Mary E. (Cobb) Caldwell, and to this union one child, Josiah L., was born, August 17, 1882. Mrs. Orem
is also mother of four children by her former husband. Mr. Orem is an active worker in the Democratic ranks, and
both he and his wife are.members of the Christian Church.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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