Biography of John T. Stringer
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOHN T. STRINGER, son of Shadrach and Isabella Stringer, was born January 3, 1849, in Clinton County, Ind., and is of Anglo German descent. Shadrach Stringer, son of Eli and Margaret Stringer, was born July 26, 1815, in Franklin County, Ind.; was reared on a farm and received a practical education. He moved to Clinton County, and in 1856 came to Howard County, locating in Harrison Township, on 320 acres of land joining Alto. He has always taken great interest in the development of his community and county. He has been a church member and a member of the I. O. O. F. for years, and has served as Township Trustee John T. Stringer was reared on his father's farm. At the age of seven, he came with his parents to Howard County and settled on the place he now owns. He availed himself of every educational advantage of his day, and at the age off fifteen was licensed to teach in the common schools of the county; taught his first school in Monroe Township, and at sixteen entered Brookville College, where he remained one term. He then entered the classical course at Asbury University, pursued his studies successfully for two years, and in 1869 entered both the literary and law courses at Ann Arbor. In 1871, he completed the junior year in the literary course and graduated with honors in the law in a class of 120; then came to Kokomo and engaged in the practice of law until 1873, when he moved on his farm. He has made this one of the finest grain and stock farms in his section. He also manufactures tile quite extensively, and for four years with much credit filled the office of President of the State Tile Association. He has served as Justice of the Peace and Deputy District Prosecutor for some years. Mr. Stringer was married, February 6, 1872, to Miss Mary A. Plum, of Washington, Ohio. They have three children - Alonzo P., Shadrach and James J. T. Mr. Stringer is a member of the I. O. O. F. at Alto, the Knights of Pythias of Kokomo, and he and wife are active members of the M. E. Church.

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


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