John M. Cutsinger, farmer and stock-raiser, and a member of one of the early pioneer families of Johnson County, was born in Blue River township, on the 8th day of January, 1839. His father was Jacob Cutsinger, a native of Virginia, and an early settler of Johnson County, moving here some time before the county was organized. Jacob Cutsinger was a farmer and distiller also a stock-raiser, in all of which he was very successful. He died in the year 1852. John M. Cutsinger is the youngest of a family of seven children, two of whom, beside himself, are living, viz.: William and Mrs. Catherine A. Heiflan. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, and in time became a leading farmer of Blue River Township, where he now owns 120 acres of fine land, upon which are many valuable improvements. He deals largely in stock, and, in addition to his own land, farms other places, renting a good deal of ground. He is an energetic and enterprising citizen, and a consistent member of the Methodist Protestant Church, to which his wife also belongs. He was married in Bartholomew County, Ind., to Miss Imelda Carter, daughter of John S. and Sarah (Cook) Carter. To this union have been born the following children: Mrs. Ella J. Klein, Mrs. Sarah M. Furnas, Annie E., Samuel S., Thomas A., Jessie M., Homer C. and Floyd W.