Biography of Gottlob Off
Tipton County, IN Biographies





GOTTLOB OFF, a native of Germany, was born December 15, 1837; he was educated in his native country, and in 1845 emigrated to America and located at Indianapolis, where he served an apprenticeship of two years at the cabinet maker's trade; he drove a mineral water wagon two years, and in 1861 enlisted in the United States Army in Company E, Eleventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three months; he then joined his brothers in the saw mill business at Jackson Station, and did a good business there for ten years. During this time he also engaged in farming to a considerable extent. In 1871, he sold his interest in the mill; began clearing a farm in Cicero Township; he owns 160 acres, 100 acres of which are under cultivation. Mr. Off was married in Indianapolis, November. 26 1865, to Miss Minnie Grosse. They have five children - Anna Louisa, Ida N., John A. G., Elenora and Laura. Mr. Off is a member of the order of Druids, at Indianapolis, and of the G. A. R.

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


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