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'
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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