Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
John M. Hindman
History of Knox and Daviess Counties
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886
JOHN M. HINDMAN is a native of Scotland, Ind., born December 6. 1846, son of John and Maria (McDonald) Hindman natives of Indiana, born in 1819 and 1817, respectively. The father was of Irish descent, married in 1838, in Dubois County, Ind. In 1838 he purchased 100 acres of land near Newberry, Ind., where he has since lived. The mother died May 21, 1878. Our subject was reared at home and received his education in the district schools and in addition attended school for three months at New Lebanon, Ind., and three months at Hartsville, Ind. In the winter of 1873 he entered the teacher's profession, but taught only one term. October 20, 1872, he wedded Elizsbeth Wesner, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Wesner. Mrs. Hinduran was born December 1, 1853, in Indiana. They became the parents of these children: Lulu, May, Aldo Frasier, Alvin Ernest (deceased) and Ermin Elden. After marriage Mr. Hindman located in Newberry, Ind., but remained there only a short time. He then lived two years in southern Illinois and then came back to "Hosierdom," locating in Odon, where he began merchandising. He sold his stock of goods in 1877 to Odell Bros. The same year he established himself in the same business and continued about two years, when he sold out and removed to Washington. In 1885 he purchased 120 acres of land in Madison Township, where he now resides. He is an enterprising businessman, and in politics is a Republican, and cast his first vote for U. S. Grant.
Contributed by: Michael L. Tedrow