Nicolas Pickrell, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Nicolas Pickrell

NICHOLAS PICKRELL, son of Nicholas and Margaret (McCoy) Pickrell, was born in Logan County, Ohio, March 3, 1828, and is the youngest of five children, two of whom only survive; his father was a native of North Carolina, and his mother of Virginia; his mother came to Elkhart County, Ind. (after his father's death), in 1835, where she remained until her death, in 1862. Mr. Pickrell, our subject, came to Porter County in 1849, settling in Morgan Township, but afterward came to Washington Township, where he still resides. He has 310 acres of land, 130 of which are improved; he is a man of fair education, and he served in Company G, Thirty-Third Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, from November, 1864, until the close of the war; he was in the battle of Nashville, and was with Gen. Sherman at the surrender of Gen. Johnston. Since his discharge, he has been engaged in farming. In politics, Mr. Pickrell is a firm Republican, having been one of the earliest adherents of that party. In 1874, he was Trustee of Washington Township, which office he held for six years. In 1880, he was elected County Commissioner, an office he now holds. He was married, in February, 1856, to Sarah Bell, on of the early settlers, who died December 26, 1873, leaving a family of six children, five of whom still live - Lizzie B. (wife of F. Concannon), Carrie E., Mary, Phebe D. and John. Mr. Pickrell has been fairly successful in business affairs.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 337-338

This biography has been transcribed exactly as it was originally published in the source. Please note that we do not provide photocopies or digital scans of biographies appearing on this website.

Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


CSS Template by Rambling Soul