Biography of Jasper Goodyloontz
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JASPER GOODYKOONTZ, farmer and teacher, was born in Tipton County January 10, 1855, and has always made it his home. He attended the common schools of the county, Butler University at Irvington, Ind., the Northern Normal at Valparaiso, Ind., and the Terre Haute State Normal. He graduated from the latter institution June 23, 1880. He has been teaching during the winter, and farming and carpentering during the summer, and now owns a farm of fifty three and one fourth acres in Cicero Township. He also owns a library of 500 volumes, worth about $700. His father, Harvey Goodykoontz, son of Daniel Goodykoontz, one of the old settlers of the county, was born Ain January, 1813, in Virginia. Harvey came to Tipton County in 1839, and entered 160 acres in Cicero Township, and added to this until he owned 560 acres of land in Tipton County, about three fifths of which he put under cultivation. He married Miss Eliza K Wood, daughter of David J. and Rebecca Wood. Mr. Goodykoontz died May 23, 1882, leaving nine children, Joseph, Daniel. Lucina, Harvey, Marion, Newton, Jasper, Franklin and Warren. Mrs. Goodykoontz and the four last named children are at present living on he home farm.

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


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