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H.W. Beckwith History, Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881)
George KASHNER, farmer, Darlington, is the son of Abraham and Elizabeth ABERNETHY, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Ohio. They were married in the latter state, and removed to Franklin township in 1830, where the subject of this sketch was born in 1837. He received his education in the first school-house in this neighborhood, which was situated on the Detrick farm. He married in 1857 Miss Rhoda BOOHER, daughter of one of the old settlers in this township, and has a family of six children: Sarah E., Orpha Mahala, Alice, Birdie, Charlie and Chalmer. Mr. Kashner is one of the leading men in this part of the township, and is enterprising and industrious. Through his efforts a gravel road is being constructed to Darlington. His farm of 160 acres is beautifully situated and well improved. His residence is of brick, 30 x 60 feet, a story and a half in height with a cottage roof; one of the neatest dwellings in the vicinity, and was erected at a cost of $3,000. His barn is the largest and best in the township if not in the County. It is 40 x 75 feet, 20-foot posts, 36 feet to the comb, and has room for 70 tons of hay, stalls for 12 head of horses, and a granary capable of holding 2,000 bushels of wheat. The building is strongly constructed and tastefully painted. The total cost outside of his own labor has been $1,700. There is a large sugar camp on the farm. Mr. Kashner is a member of the Presbyterian church, and all his life has been a member of the democratic party.