Jay County Indiana Biographies
Fred J. KADERLY, former trustee of Pike township and one of the best known agriculturists of that township, is a native of the Buckeye state, as are so many of the residents of this part of Indiana, but has lived in Jay county since the days of his infancy, his parents having located here when he was a babe in arms. Mr. KADERLY was born on a farm in the vicinity of the city of Columbus, In Franklin county, Ohio, October 8, 1879, and is a son of Jacob and Catherine (FEASEL) KADERLY, both of whom were born in that same state. Jacob KADERLY was reared on a farm in the vicinity of Columbus and received his schooling in the schools of that city. After his marriage he began farming on his own account and remained in Ohio until in the spring of 1880, when he came with his family to Jay county and settled on an "eighty" which he had bought in Pike township and there established his home. As his affairs prospered he added to his land holdings until he became the owner of an excellent farm of 332 acres. There he spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring in 1902. and his widow is still making her home there, the management of the farm being in the hands of her son Fred, who is carrying on the operations of the farm in up-to-date fashion. As noted above, Fred J. KADERLY was but a babe when his parents came to Jay county in the spring of 1880 and he grew to manhood on the home farm in Pike township, receiving his schooling in the neighborhood schools. From the days of his boyhood he was a helpful factor m the labors of developing the farm and since his father's death has been operating the place in his mother's behalf. He was married at the age of twenty-seven and established his home on the old home place, where he still resides, he and his family being very comfortably situated. He has a well equipped farm plant and is doing well. The KADERLY's are members of the Boundary Reformed church and Mr. KADERLY is a Freemason and an Odd Fellow, affiliated with the local lodges of those orders at Portland, and is also a member of the Boundary lodge of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Mr. KADERLY is a Democrat and has long been regarded as one of the leaders of that party in this county. In November, 1908, he was elected trustee of Pike township and in that important public capacity served the people for six years. It was on December 24, 1906, that Fred J. KADERLY was united in marriage to Hattie ORR, who was born in this county, a daughter of Oliver and Rosetta ORR, and to this union have been born six children, Elmer, Lester, Dorsey, Leon, Ora and John. The KADERLY's have a pleasant home on rural mail route No. 8 out of Portland and take an interested part in the general social activities of the community in which they live.