Shelby  County,  Indiana

John  Landwerlen

          John Landwerlen  was born in France, October 28, 1830.  He is the eldest son born to  John and  Mary Landwerlen,  natives of France.  He was reared a farmer and received a good education.  He studied for the priesthood for two years but gave it up as he did not have sufficient means to pay his way.  He went as a substitute in the rebellion.  He spent his early life at home until he was married July 2, 1853, to  Miss Mary Rudolph,  who was a native of France, born February 9, 1838.  He came to America in 1854.  He lived in Indiana for a short time and then went to Iowa, but returned here and bought his present home, in Shelby County.  He was a stone mason, and has done a great deal of this work.  He is one of the scientific farmers and is a successful one.  He is the father of ten children,  Albert,  born April 4, 1854;  Lizzie,  born February 18, 1856;  Catharine,  born November 2, 1857;  John,  born April 25, 1861;  Joseph,  born May 20, 1863;  Louis,  born October 10, 1864;  Magdeleana,  deceased, aged seventeen months;  Vincent,  born September 16, 1869;  Benedict,  born March 1, 1871, and  Mary M.,  born July 9, 1873.  Mr. Landwerlen and family are members of the Catholic Church.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches,"  page 689
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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