CAPT. J. H. HOBACK is the son of John and Kilen (Darcas) Hogback, both natives of Kentucky. His parents came
to Johnson County, Ind., in 1834, and settled on a farm, and there Capt. Hoback was born July 24, 1835, and was
there reared and educated. He served an apprenticeship at Liberty, Ind., at the carpenter's trade, which he followed
four years. In April, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three
months, during which time he engaged in battle at Philippi, Laurel Hill and Carrick's Ford, W. Va. He then reenlisted
in Company H, Fifty seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and soon after was commissioned First Lieutenant;
this position he filled until after the battle of Shiloh, when, on account of disability, he returned to Tipton
County, and remained a short time. Then, wlth about sixteen recruits, he went to Indianapolis, where he took charge
of 108 men, and rejoined his regiment at Silver Springs, Ky. After the battle at Stone River, Tenn., he was made
Captain. He participated in battles at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Knoxville, Tenn., where the company veteranized
and returned home on twenty days' furlough. They reorganized at Katusa Spring, Ga., and served in the principal
engagements on the Atlantic coast campaign. Then engaged in battle at Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., after which
the company moved into Texas, and was discharged in December, 1865. Mr. Hoback then returned to Tipton, and engaged
in the lumber trade until April, 1883, when he disposed of his interest, and purchased an interest in 2,700 acres
of pine lands in Hot Springs County, Ark., with a fine saw mill. His future residence will be Malvern, Ark. Capt.
Hoback was married in Johnson County, Ind., in December, 1855, to Miss Minerva J. Tarhum, of Indiana. They have
three children - Claude D., Melissa A. and Mattie L. Capt. Hoback is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and casts
his vote with the Republican party.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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