The History of Union County
by Charles O'Malley
Lindle, E. M.
Edward M. Lindle, farmer is the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Redmond) Lindle; his father was a farmer and merchant of Spencer County, and came to Union, dying here in 1856. His mother, a native of Spencer County, died there in 1845; his grandfather, Lawrence Lindle, lived and died in Chilicothe Ohio;
his grandfather, Isaac Redmond, was a native of Ireland, a participant in the War of 1812, and drew a pension for service in that war. Our subject was born in Nelson County November 29, 1833; he received five or six years' schooling in Nelson County, and came to this county when nineteen years of age with his father.
On December 25, 1860, he married Susan Hopkins, daughter of Thomas Hopkins, of Union County. Ten children, three of whom are dead, have been born to them. Elizabeth married William Shouse. The single children are: Mary E., Ida Ola, George E., Carry Belle, Virgil, Claude, William and Elmo. Mr.
Lindle is a successful farmer, although he does not farm largely; he has seventy-six acres of land, sixty-five acres of which is cultivated; he rents fifteen or twenty acres, and as it lays well, with good orchards, etc., his crops of wheat corn and hay, which he makes a specialty, are particularly well developed and yield well. He has a commodious house, barn and out houses. In politics Mr. Lindle is neutral. He has belonged to the Christian Church twenty-five years, and is a deacon in that church.
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