Biography of John Eiler
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOHN EILER is a native of Germany, where he was born April 24, 1807. He resided in his native country until 1832, when he emigrated to America. He for some time worked by the month in Pennsylvania. He then removed to Indiana, and resided for awhile in what is now Hagerstown, Wayne Co., Ind. He built the first house ever erected in that place. His next removal was to Henry County, Ind., where he remained for eleven years. After that he spent one year in Hamilton County, and then, in 1851, moved to Tipton County, where he has since resided. He purchased twenty acres of land near the Wabash Railroad, which he soon disposed of for $500. He then bought eighty acres in Section 32, Cicero Township, which he still owns. Of his present farm, sixty acres are under cultivation; it is well drained. Mr. Eviler has been twice married. First, in Henry County, Ind., January 7, 1835, to Catherine Kiser, who died in 1860. He was married the second time in Tipton County, on the 19th of July, 1860, to Rebecca Sarver. By his first wife, he is the father of ten children, viz.: George W., Simon, Samuel, Abraham, William, Catherine, Martha, Susan, Mary and Matilda. Politically, he is a Democrat, and he and his wife are members of the Christian or Disciples' Church.

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


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