Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Jacob Holderman was born July 16, 1825 in Montgomery County, Dayton, Ohio, of German parentage. His mother, Phoebe Caylor was born in 1800 and his father, Jacob Holderman, in 1795, both coming from Pennsylvania to Ohio. The life of Mr. Holderman's grandmother on his mother's side, whose name was Kinzie, was as romantic as some of the characters of Cooper. When a girl of six, living in Virginia, her parents left her with two other children in the house while they went out to pull flax. A party of Indians came to the house in the parents' absence, took the children, and started for their camp. A search was made but the children were not found. Then years later some friendly Indians told of knowing of a white child with another Indian tribe. A handsome reward was offered the friendly Indians to bring the girl to the village. A large crowd of citizens was present when the girl was brought into the community, but she immediately knew her father from the others.

Mr. Holderman was the fifth of thirteen children. He grew to manhood at the place of his birth and on May 30, 1847 was married to Lydia Ann Repp, who was born March 4, 1829, a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Repp. Mrs. Holderman was born on an adjoining farm to that of her husband, and this farm later became the site of the Soldiers Home of Dayton.

During the Civil War he served his country in Co. F 131st Ohio Inf., being a corporal and his love for his country and his comrades never failed. In 1856 Mr. and Mrs. Holderman united with the United Brethren church of Dayton. Mrs. Holderman later removed her membership to the Methodist church in Hutsonville. In 1865, Mr. Holderman brought his family to Hutsonville, purchasing a home on the hill where he and Mrs. Holderman lived for the remainder of their lives. He engaged in farming and owned several pieces of farmland.

To this union ten children were born. Katie died before the family left Ohio and Perry died when a young boy. Elizabeth became the wife of Chas. Parker of Indianapolis, Indiana; Iola the wife of John Hutton of Crawfordsville, Indiana; Elnora wife of W.B. Hurst of Hutsonville; Laura wife of Henry Draper of Hutsonville; Minnie the wife of Jacob Parker of Indianapolis, Indiana; David married Anna Adams of Hutsonville; Hamilton married Arzena Pilchard of Olney, Illinois; Chauncey married Marie Ringo of Brazil, Indiana.

Mrs. Holderman died Jan. 19, 1912 and Mr. Holderman died June 6, 1912. They had spent almost sixty-five years together.