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Title: John Herricks
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Among the men of sturdy integrity and reliable traits of character who have contributed their quota to the advancement of the upbuilding of Warren county, Indiana, mention may most consistently be made of the gentlemam whose name appears at the head of this sketch. The prosperity which he enjoys has been won by commendable qualities and it is also his personal worth that has gained for him the esteem of those who know him.

John Herricks was born in the county in which he now lives, his birth having occurred at Williamsport on the 8th of January, 1862. He is the son of Henry and Frances (Farmer) Herricks. Henry Herricks was a native of Germany, where his father died and the widowed mother brought his family to the United States, where they were reared. The subject of this sketch was given the opportunity of attendance at the common schools and during his boyhoold days he worked about the hotel which was owned and run by his parents. Later the family removed to a farm where the subject assisted his father for a time. Eventually he bought some land of his own and has since been actively engaged in its operation, with marked success. His farm, which comprises eighty-five acres, is located about one and a quarter miles north of Williamsport, at the corner of the Herrick and McNett gravel roads.

Mr. Herricks was united in marriage to Lucy Glenn, and this union has been blessed in the birth of two children, Glenn, who is now a student in the Valparaiso University, and Genevin, a student in Marion College. The subject and his wife and children move in the best social circles of the community in which they live and are extremely popular with all who know them, their friends being in number as their acquaintances. Mr. Herricks possesses a forceful personality, standing "four square to every wind that blows," and he is found in support of every laudable movement for the improvement of upbuilding of the highest interests of the community.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001026
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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