Biography of James Egler
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JAMES EGLER, deceased, was a native of Maryland, born February 9, 1803, and when young moved to Kentucky with parents, remaining there until he attained his majority. His parents dying, he was reared by an uncle, and subsequently learned the fancy chair maker trade. About 1831, he migrated to Centerville, Wayne Co., Ind., and located, working at his trade; here he remained until 1837. In 1836, he was married to Miss Catherine Deal, a native of Ohio, born August 8, 1817, daughter of John Deal and Mary M. Lantz Deal, natives of Pennsylvania and Germany respectively. They became settlers of Indiana in 1830, and in 1838 or 1839 came to Tipton County, locating in Jefferson Township; here they remained until their deaths. The mother died in 1850, and the father in 1975. In 1837, James Egler and wife removed to Hamilton, now Tipton County, locating in Cicero Township upon 160 acres of land; subsequently added forty acres. This they cleared up and improved, remaining upon this land until 1864, when they sold and purchased another piece of 187 acres. Upon this land they remained until they came to Tipton in 1875, retiring from active labors. Mr. Egier died July 1, 1882; he was amember of the Christian Church, as is also his wife. They were subject to all the privations of pioneer life. Mr. Egler is one of the oldest settlers now living in Cicero Township. There were no roads at that period, and it was five miles to nearest neighbor. Tipton at this time was not occupied by a white person. Wild game were in abundance, and Indians plentiful, during the fall and winter, upon hunting expeditions. Mr. Egler has tw& children living, Mary E. Manlove and Emily Burkhart; three deceased.

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


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