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Title: Josephus Horn
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Agriculture has been the true source of man's dominion on earth ever since the primal existence of labor and has been the pivotal industry that has controlled for the most part all the fields of action to which his intelligence and energy have been devoted. The agricultural interests of Prairie township, Warren county, Indiana, are well represented by the subject of this review, who is one of the practical and enterprising farmers of his section of the county.

Josephus Horn first saw the light of day near Central College, Franklin county, Ohio, on April 20, 1863. His father, Samuel Horn, who was born on May 9, 1826, was a son of Henry and Mary (Park) Horn, and his death occurred in May, 1892. The subject's mother, Ellen (Purdue) Horn, was born in Franklin county, Ohio, on October 10, 1828, and her death occurred in February, 1902. They were married in Franklin county, Ohio, in 1849, and became the parents of eight children, of whom four are still living, the subject and his twin sister, Mrs. J. W. Covalt, being the youngest of the family. In 1860 Samuel Horn ws ordained a minister in the Christian church and served in the active pastorate until his removal to Indiana in the spring of 1881, when he bought a home in Prairie township, Warren county. In 1886 he sold this place and removed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, but after a residence there of two years, he returned to Warren county and purchased the present home of the subject of this sketch. Here the father and mother spent the remainder of their death leaving the home farm to their children.

The subject of this sketch attended the public schools in his youth and, being an industrious student, he was able to graduate at the age of thirteen years. He then took his place with the men on the home farm and, with the exception of the two years spent in Chattanooga, where he was engaged in brick making, he has devoted himself continuously to farming. After the death of his parents he bought the interests of his brothers and sisters and is now the sole owner of the old home farm which he is operating with a fair measure of success. He is a thoroughly competent farmer and by his indefatigable efforts and judicious management has maintained the place at a high standard of excellence.

Politically, Mr. Horn has been a life-long Democrat, believing firmly in the tenets of that party, and has taken an intelligent interest in the trend of public events. His fraternal membership is with Sherman Lodge No. 320, Knights of Pythias, at Carbondale, Indiana. Personally, Mr. Horn is a most pleasant and affable gentleman, of honest convictions and sincere purposes, his upright career and wholesome influence making him popular throughout the community where he is so widely known and in which practically his entire life has been spent.

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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: 00000985
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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