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George W. Stalnaker b.1842 son of Elijah & Mary (Wilcox) Stalnaker
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: December 23, 2004 at 21:15:11
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 691, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"GEORGE W. STALNAKER son of ELIJAH and MARY (WILCOX) STALNAKER, was born in Putman County, Ohio, April 24, 1842. The father died when GEORGE was but nine years of age, and consequently the latter was compelled to aid his mother in the management of the farm, to the neglect of his early education. In 1862, he volunteered in Company K, Ninety-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, his mother having moved to near Logan, this State. He took part in all the engagements in which his regiment fought, and at Atlanta was taken prisoner. He was incarcerated in different prisons, and at Andersonville suffered beyond description for eight months. After being paroled, he was taken to his mother's home, where he remained two weeks before he could realize where he was. After his recovery, he was sent to Columbus, Ohio, where he was mustered out. April 28, 1865, he married BARBARA A. HANSELMAN, daughter of JOHN and MARY J. (FLOWERS) HANSELMAN, and to this union were born six children - EDWARD R., January 13, 1867; WILLIAM A., September 26, 1869; MARY E., June 4, 1871; EMMA E., September 30, 1874; NETTIE A., June 2, 1878; and GEORGE H., June 8, 1881 (who died March 3, 1882). Shortly after his marriage, MR. STALNAKER came to this township, and purchased a farm of forty acres, and here he resided until his death, May 3, 1882, after a lingering illness. He was an Odd Fellow, and an honest upright man. His widow, with her family, still resides on the farm. She is the Treasurer of Lodge 175, Daughters of Rebecca, Francesville, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."

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