Biography of John J. Paul
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOHN J. PAUL, a native of Germantown, Ohio, was born October 25, 1835, and spent his youthful days in Centerville, Wayne County his father, Isaac Paul, removed to Tipton County, Lad., and purchased 320 acres of timber land, and resided on this farm until hips death, which occurred August 9, 1854, when he was fifty two years of age. He left a widow and eight children, John J. being the third child. His widow is still living, and is in her seventy third year; she resides on the home farm. The subject of this sketch purchased 160 acres of the home farm in 1865, for which he paid $25 per acre, and has this well improved, with 135 acres under cultivation. He raises cattle, sheep and hogs, and deals in short horn cattle, and Cotswold, Southdown and Leicester sheep. Mr. Paul was first married in Hamilton County, Ind., September 15, 1861, to Miss Mary A. Leonard, who died June 7, 1864. He married a second time in Hamilton County, Ind., May 18, 1865, Miss Caroline Dienst, whose death occurred January 3, 1878. He was married the third time, in April, 1879, to Mrs. Sophia Pressler, who had three children by her first husband, Harrison, Joseph and Julia. Mr. Paul has five children, Elizabeth, Isaac H., Thomas J., Linny and Frederick. Mr. Paul is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and takes an active interest in politics in the Democratic ranks.

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


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