John S. Zaring, born in Oldham County, Ky., February 18, 1838, is the son of Lewis and Nancy (Logan) Zaring. The father, now an old and well respected citizen of White River Township, was born in Oldham County, Ky., December 4, 1808, and is the son of Benjamin and Mary (Baker) Zaring. Benjamin Zaring was born in Pennsylvania, and was the son of Philip Zaring; a native of Pennsylvania, and of German origin, and in an early day removed to Oldham County, Ky., where he died. Here Benjamin Zaring’s death also occurred. Mary (Baker) Zaring was a native of Henry County, Ky., and was the daughter of John Baker, a native of North Carolina. Lewis Zaring was reared in Oldham County, Ky., and his youth was spent on a farm, and farming has been his life occupation. In July of 1833, he was married in Kentucky, wedding Nancy Logan, daughter of Benjamin Logan, born in Pittsburg, Penn., December 10, 1818. Her parents were natives of Ireland, and were on their way from Ireland when she was born. They settled in Shelby County, Ky., and died when their daughter was quite young. The marriage of Lewis and Nancy Zaring resulted in the birth of three children: Mary Jane, deceased, John and Fannie K., deceased. Their mother was called away in death May 12, 1866. Lewis Zaring and family came to Johnson County, Ind., in 1852, and here have lived and become well known a representative family of the county. The father is still living, and he and his only living child are happy in life. With their homes together they enjoy prosperity and the high esteem of the neighbors. John S. was reared on a farm and received his education in the country schools, and since early youth has “followed the plough”. He was married July 29, 1862, wedding Jemima Fullen, daughter of Shelby and Elizabeth Fullen, whose sketch appears above. She was born in this county, June 20, 1844. Her marriage has been blessed by the following children: Lucy Ali Nancy, deceased, Shelby Lewis, Ira H., Cora Jane, Rufus Daniel D., and Martha A. Lucy Alice and Shelby L., are married.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 917.