William Espenschied, prominent attorney, popular citizen, and senior member of the law firm of Espenschied &
Curtis, of Mt. Vernon, was born at Leavenworth, Kan., April 27, 1876, the son of Peter and Katherine (Schnarr)
Espenschied. Mr. Espenschied was reared in the city of Mt. Vernon, of which his parents became residents in 1878,
was graduated from its high school in 1892, and completed a two year course in the State University at Bloomington.
From 1895 until 1897, he was engaged in teaching in the public schools of Posey county. He then read law and was
admitted to practice in 1898. In November of the last named year he was appointed deputy prosecuting attorney for
the Eleventh judicial district, composed of Posey and Gibson counties. He remained in this position until 1901,
when he became prosecuting attorney of this district, having been elected in 1900. He was elected to succeed himself
in 1902. His record in the office was creditable to himself and to his constituents. Following his retirement,
in 1905, he resumed the practice of law, and in 1910 formed with Hon. George William Curtis the firm of Espenschied
& Curtis. During the years of his practice, Mr. Espenschied has appeared in connection with important litigations
in both the State and Federal courts, and is recognized by members of the bar as an able and conscientious practitioner.
He is a member of the Masonic order and of Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 277, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Mr. Espenschied married, on October 30, 1901. Miss Katherine Gonnerman, daughter of Hon. William Gonnerman, a personal
review of whom appears elsewhere in this work. They are the parents of one child, William Peter Espenschied, born
August 28, 1903.
History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
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