Randolph County Indiana Biographies Surnames Starting with E
EMILY ISABELLE EDGER
, distinguished among Indiana women by her many years of educational service, was born at Winchester, in 1857, and that city has been her home all of her life. Her parents were Edward and Mary Jane (Putnam) Edger. Her mother was born at Washington, D. C., daughter of Ernestus and Elizabeth (Gray) Putnam, who came from Ireland. Ernestus Putnam’s father, Oliver J., was an American soldier in the Revolutionary war. Edward Edger, Miss Edger’s father, was born in Ireland, in the County of Derry, in 1804. He came to America in 1807, settled in Kentucky, moved to Ohio in 1830, where he married Jane G. Putnam in 1833. They moved to Indiana in 1887. Edward Edger was a miller and dry goods merchant at Deerfield, Indiana, and as part of his business frequently took lumber, hides and other products down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. After going to Winchester he conducted a general store and later a hay and grain business. Miss Emily I. Edger attended public schools and was one of the first pupils in the Mrs. Blaker’s Kindergarten School at Indianapolis. Miss Edger from 1884 taught a private school at Winchester. Largely through her efforts a kindergarten department was organized for the public school system, and she has been a teacher continuously from the time it was established. During the school year 1928-29 109 children were enrolled in that department, with a daily attendance of from seventy to seventy-five. Miss Edger had one phase of her teaching and social service experience in Hull House at Chicago, under Miss Jane Addams. Miss Edger since 1882 has taught the primary class in the Presbyterian Church. She is a Democrat and is a charter member and a past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Indiana State Education Association.
The first record of the appearance of Joseph Eisenhour at Jericho is that of his marriage. He married Rachel Fry, daughter of Amos Fry and Hannah Buckingham on September 25, 1856. They were the parents of John and Henry Eisenhour and others. He acquired his first land in 1874 in S6 T19N R15E. He died March 20, 1904, and she October 30, 1911. Both are buried at Jericho despite the fact that he never affiliated with the Meeting and, in fact, was rated as something of an agnostic.
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HON. JAMES S. ENGLE
, of Winchester, gave more than forty years of his life to the practice of the law and his duties in the judicial office. Throughout a long career Judge Engle has been distinguished by a fine devotion to duty, a high-minded citizenship and utmost fidelity in all the varied relationships of a long life. He was born on a farm in Washington Township, Randolph County, September 13, 1846, and his home all his life has been in this section of Eastern Indiana. His parents were William and Letitia (Cabe) Engle, his father a native of New Jersey and his mother of Pennsylvania. They were married at Waynesville, Ohio, and in 1842 settled in Washington Township, Randolph County, where the father was a farmer and stock raiser. For fourteen years he held the office of township trustee, was a Whig in politics and voted for John C. Fremont, the first standard bearer of the Republican Party, in 1856. William Engle died in November, 1884, and his wife survived him until April, 1900, passing away at the age of eighty-seven. James S. Engle was an Indiana farm boy, attended country schools, a select school conducted by Thomas S. Gordon in Washington Township, and at intervals for four years was a student in the schools at Winchester. Part of his education was also acquired in the United Brethren School known as Hartsville University in Bartholomew County. Judge Engle was a schoolteacher five years, and his law studies were pursued in the offices of Cheney & Watson at Winchester. On being admitted to the Indiana bar in 1872 he engaged in a general law practice, and had a heavy routine of professional work for over thirty-five years. In November, 1908, he was elected judge of the Twenty-fifth Judicial District, and served a term of six years. On leaving the bench in 1914 he gave up the practice of law and has since enjoyed a dignified retirement, still mingling with friends and an interested participant in local affairs. He and his family occupy a beautiful home at 422 South Main Street, Winchester. Judge Engle is one of the last survivor of the boys who fought for the Union cause. He enlisted in May, 1864, in Company F. of the One Hundred Thirty-fourth Indiana Infantry, and was detailed chiefly on guard duty in the Army of Tennessee under Generals Grant and Sherman. He received his honorable discharge in September, 1864, and for many years has been a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He is a member of the Randolph County and American Bar Associations, has filled all the chairs in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is a member of the Encampment, the Knights of Pythias and Improved Order of Red Men. Judge Engle married, September 23, 1875, Miss Alice Monks, who was born in White River Township, Randolph County, daughter of John and Mary (Hobbick) Monks. Her father was of English and her mother of German ancestry. Mrs. Engle is a Methodist and Judge Engle has been a trustee of that church since 1889. His official career prior to his elevation to the bench began with his election as justice of the peace, an office he held from 1874 to 1878. During that time and for some years afterward he was deputy prosecuting attorney of Randolph County. In 1885 he represented the county in the State Legislature, and for several years was chairman of the Randolph County Republican Central Committee.
This book has no cover, and no index, and no author. I bought it on Ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies. I am not researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not know anymore about these families or these surnames. NOTE: I don't know if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no index. I do not want to sell this book. I am typing the biographies from it.
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