Biography of Henry Tolle
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HENRY TOLLE is the son of Benjamin and Nancy (Applegate) Tolle, natives respectively of Virginia and Kentucky. His parents came to Indiana in an early day and settled in Rush County on a farm. Henry Tolle was born in Rush County April 10, 1839, and was there reared and educated. In 1861, he came to Tipton County and settled on his present place. He started with thirty acres, which he began to clear and improve, and now has a fine farm of 170 acres, with large, brick dwelling, erected at a cost of $4,000. He has taken a prominent part in improving the public highways, having served three terms as Supervisor. He was married, in Howard County, Ind., January 10, 1864, to Sarah L. Witson, a native of Missouri, born March 15, 1844. She was the daughter of Elias A. and Nancy (Garner) Witson. Mrs. Tolle died in Tipton County May 14, 1872, leaving one child - Clara. Mr. Tolle was next married to Minerva A. Witson, a sister of his first wife. She was born in Howard County September 5, 1851, and died in Tipton County May 3, 1877. By this union they had one child - Fred. Mr. Tolle came to Tipton County in 1861 with about $50, and now has a good farm well stocked with fine horses. He is a prominent farmer, and a stanch member of the Democratic party.

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


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