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Jay County Indiana Biographies


Edward A. JUILLERAT, chairman of the Greene Township Farmers Federation and one of the best known and most substantial farmers, stockmen and landowners of that township, has been a resident of the place he now owns and occupies since he was thirteen years of age and has done much toward bringing it to its present high state of development. Mr. JUILLERAT was born on a farm in Allen county, Ohio, October 26, 1871, and is a son of John E. and Catherine (PITITORY) JUILLERAT, the latter of whom was born in Highland county. Ohio. John. E. JUILLERAT was born in the republic of Switzerland and was six years of age when he came to America with his parents, Emanuel and Elizabeth JUILLERAT, the family proceeding west and settling in Wayne county, Ohio, where they remained for ten years or more, at the end of which time they moved to Allen county, in that same state, and later became residents of Highland county, Ohio. It was in this latter county that John E. JUILLERAT was married to Catherine PITITORY. For a year after his marriage he continued farming in that county and then he moved to Allen county, Ohio, where he remained a few years engaged in farming and then he moved to Lima, Ohio, where for three years he was engaged at work in the railroad shops. But farming was more to his liking and he resumed farming in Ohio, buying a piece of land, and remained there until 1884 when h& disposed of his interests in Ohio and came over into Indiana, buying a farm of 120 acres in Greene township, this county, the farm his son Edward is now occupying, and here established his home. John E. JUILLERAT was a good farmer and successful breeder of live stock and also became engaged in the buying and selling of live stock for the market. As his affairs prospered he added to his land holdings until he became the owner of 320 acres of land and was accounted one of the substantial men of the community. On that farm. he remained until his retirement in 1902 and removal to Portland, where he died three years later, in May, 1905. John E. JUILLERAT was twice married and by his first wife, Catherine PITITORY, was the father of three children, the subject of this sketch and Emma and Clarence. The mother of these children died on July 10, 1893, and he later married Celia GIROD, who survived him. To this union two children were born, Ernest E. and Ida. As noted above, Edward A. JUILLERAT was thirteen years of age when he came to this county with his parents m 1884 and he completed his schooling here. He early took an active part in his father's farming and stock raising operations and remained on the home place. After his marriage at the age of twenty-five years his father placed the general direction of the farm in his hands and this arrangement continued until his father's death. In the meantime he had bought the old home portion of the original tract his father had bought upon coming here and he continues to make his home there, he and his family being very comfortably situated. Mr. JUILLERAT has enlarged his original holdings until now he is the owner of a fine farm of 220 acres in Greene township and has the same admirably improved. He feeds out 200 or more hogs a year and is doing well in his operations. long having been looked upon as one of the leading agriculturists and stockmen of that section, so much so that he has been made chairman of the township branch of the Farmers Federation. Mr. JUILLERAT is a Democrat and he and his wife are members of the Brethren church. On August 26, 1897, Edward A. JUILLERAT was united in marriage to Martha HUMMER, daughter of Frederick and Mary (MILLER) HUMMER, and to this union four children have been born, Raymond Albert, who married Vesta A. THOMAS; Virginia Catherine, Mary Grace and Russell Edward, the last named of whom died in infancy. The JUILLERAT's have a very pleasant home on rural mail route No. 7 out of Portland, and take an interested part in the general social activities of the community in which they live

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