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Louis B. Fulwiler  



LOUIS B. Fulwiler, editor of the Miami County Sentinel, and son of James B. and Pauline (Avaline) Fulwiler, was born in Peru, Indiana, on the 13th day of July, 1842. He received a liberal education in the schools of his native city and began life for himself by accepting a position in the office of the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Railway, at Peoria, Illinois, where he remained only for a limited period. In 1861 he entered the army, enlisting in Company A, 20th Indiana Infantry, for the three years service, and with that noted regiment took part in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. In the seven days fight before Richmond, June 25, 1862, he had the misfortune to lose a limb, and being incapacitated for further service he was honorably discharged and returned home in October of the same year. In 1862 he was appointed deputy clerk of the Miami Circuit Court, the duties of which position he discharged for a period of seven years. In 1870 he was elected Auditor of Miami County, re-elected in 1874, and held the office two terms or eight years. In 1869 he entered the field of journalism as editor of the Miami County Sentinel, with which paper he has since been identified and in which he now owns a one-half interest with Richard H. Cole. As the Sentinel is the exponent, so is Mr. F ulwiler’s influence one of the prime factors in mo ulding the character and action of, the Democratic party in Miami County. He has proved himself a superior politician, bold and zealous, undertaking what others deem impossible and being judicious and untiring, nearly always succeeds. Mental c ulture and strong common sense have developed and supplemented his natural talents, till all combined have made him one of the ablest newspaper writers in Northern Indiana. In 1869 he was united in marriage with Miss Cora L. Scott, who was born in Logansport, Indiana, September 13, 1846. Mr. Fulwiler is prominently identified with the G.A.R. and K. of P. Orders.

From History of Miami County, Published in 1887 by Brant and Fuller in Chicago - Peru Township






Louis B. Fulwiler. A son of the Peru pioneer whose career has ben breifly skerched above, Louis B. Fulwiler was one of the oldest natives residents of Perus, and for many years has bee prominently identified with buisness and public affairs in this city and in the state. Through his own life he has added distinctions to the many honors which are associated with the name of F ulwiler in Miami county. Louis B. F ulwiler was born in the city of Peru July 13, 1842. He was educated in the schools which existed in this city during the later forties and fifties, and in 1861, at the age of nineteen began his career as a clerk in a railroad offic at Peoria, Illinois. This position he resigned in order to join the army, and give his individeual service for the preservation of the Union. He returned to Peru in order to enlist from his native city, and in May 1861, became a member of Company A of the Twentieth Indiana Infantry under Captain John Van Colkenburgh. His enlistment was for a period of three years or until the end of the war, but a wound disabled him for service and he received his dishonorable discharge in AUgust, 1862. At the memorable battle fought in Hampton Roads, between the Monitor and Merrimac, his regiment was stationed on the shore and within firing distance so that he had a complete view of that first greatr conflict between iron clad war vessels. On the first of the seven days fighting beofre Richmond he was shot through the left leg, was taken to the hospital in Philadelphia, and thence removed to his uncle's home in the same city where his leg was amputated. This injury terminated his services as a soldier and he returned home. He had sacrificed a great deal for his contry, though he was at the front only about fifteen months, for in addition to the wound which deprived him of a leg, he was for seven weeks ill with typhoid fever.

Mr. Fulwiler on returning to Peru became a deputy in the county clerk's office, an office which he filled from 1863 to 1870. During the eight years following that he served as county auditor. This offical service was his introduction to a larger public and business life of his home city. For ten years he was editor and manager of the Miami County Sentinel, a paper which under his direction reached a higher standard as a journal and organized influence. In 1901 Mr. Fulwiler assisted in the organization of the Home Telephone Company, and during the following years when the company was perfecting its organization and facilities throughout this vicinity he was president during this time. The Home Telephone Company sold its business on August 31, 1912, to the Bell Telephone Company. In 1901 Mr. Fulwiler was appointed by Governor Durbin a trustee of the Soldier's Home at Lafayette, and he has remained on the board ever since and since 1903 has been secretary of the board. In. politics Mr. Fulwiler is a Democrat, and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and the Grand Army of the Republic. He has been prominent in both his fraternal orders, having passed all the chairs in the Knights of Pythias Lodge, and was a charter member and honored as the first commander of the G.A.R. Post.

History of Miami County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914, 442-3

Peru Mount Hope 411 North Grant Street Peru Twp., Miami Co., Peru, Indiana
Fulwiler Louis B 13 Jul 1842 7 Feb 1917
Fulwiller Cora L Scott 13 Sep 1845 13 May 1892


Cora L. Scott Fulwiler Birth: Sep. 13, 1845 Wabash Wabash County Indiana, USA
Death: May 13, 1892 Peru Miami County
Indiana, USA Parents: Moses Scott (1823 - 1863) Sarah E Davis Scott (1823 - 1856)
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