The Record of Olden Times Biographical Department - Putnam County

Transcribed by Nancy Piper


E. Unthank

Page 652 Hennepin Township

Mr. Unthank is a native of Guilford, North Carolina, where he was born in 1814. He came to Indiana in 1829, and to Hennepin in 1855-6 and established himself in business. In 1837 he married Catherine Curtis, born in Ohio. They have two children, William C. and Bartlett B. Both are members of the Congregationalist Church of Hennepin. He is a thorough master of the trade and a careful workman, making his own harness, saddles, etc. His only daughter wedded P. B. Durly, postmaster of Hennepin, and died in 1876.


Dr. A. M. Vanderslice

Page 637

The subject of this sketch is a physician and surgeon, likewise a farmer, living on section 32. He was born in Dauphin county, PA, in 1833, obtaining his education in that state and graduating with honors at the medical institute of Philadelphia in 1860. He practiced two years in his native place and then moved to Florid in 1862, where he has since resided in the active prosecution of his profession. Of late years he gives more attention to farming. Before leaving his native place he married Rebecca Roach, who has brought him nine children, Anna M., John J., Frank R., Augustus M., James M., W. Hoyle, E. Rauk, Ellen J. and Roy. He owns 180 acres of land, highly improved.

John Van Horn

Page 656 Magnolia Township

Mr. Van Horn is a farmer, residing on section 35 and 36. He was born in Butler county, Ohio, in 1808, and located in Putnam county in the fall of 1841. He married Mary Hibbs in 1832. She was born in Pennsylvania. They have eight children living, Isaac, Sarah J., Samantha, Samuel, Joseph, Mary A., Julia and Cynthia. He was school trustee several terms, and was an able and efficient officer. He owns two hundred and fifty acres of land, all improved except eighty acres of timber. He is a thrifty farmer and has a very beautiful residence, immediately adjoining the village of Magnolia, and is considered a first class farmer.

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