Vermillion County Indiana Genealogy
The following is taken from the book, "Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana" page 511.
"One of the ablest and most promising of the lawyers of the younger generation in Verm. county who is deserving of special mention in a work of the province assigned to the one in hand is Mark E. Nebeker, of Clinton. Mr. Nebeker has spared no pains in order to advance himself in the legal
profession, always a profound student and a close observer and of untiring perseverance and it is safe to predict for him a brilliant future in his chosen field of endeavor.
"Mr. Nebeker is a son of one of the prominent old families of Verm. county, the bright name of which he has been careful to keep untarnished. He was born in Clinton, Indiana. Jan 25, 1885, and is a son of Henry and Ida M.Nebeker, the father becoming one of the best known men in this locality during a past generation, having practiced medicine here with much success for a period of thirty-five years, of from the time he began his career until his death, in 1909, at the age of fifty four years. He was not only an able physician, enjoying a lucrative and extensive practice in Clinton and the surrounding country, but he was a public-spirited man who did much for the general good of his community. The mother of the subject is still living here.
"Aquilla Nebeker, grandfather of the subject was one of the early settlers of Vermillion County, having come here from the state of Delaware, and from that early day to the present the family has been well known and influential here.
Mark E. Nebeker, the only child of Dr. Henry Nebeker and wife, was reared in Clinton and educated in common schools here, later taking a course in Culver Military Academy, then entered the University of Illinois, where he made a splendid record for scholarship and from which institution he was graduated with the class of 1908. Early in life he had determined upon a legal career and bending every effort in that direction, he was admitted to the bar in 1906. Thus well prepared for his vocation, he opened an office in Clinton and here he has gradually built up a large and satisfactory practice which is ever growing and he is rapidly taking a front rank at the local bar. He always goes into court well prepared, is careful, energetic and loyal to the interests of his clients, and his arguments in court have great weight with juries.
"Mr. Nebeker has remained unmarried. Politically, he is a Republican and has been active and influential in the ranks for some time. During the campaign of 1912 he was his party's choice as a candidate for prosecuting attorney. Fraternally, he belongs to the Free and Accepted Masons, at Clinton, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks at Terre Haute."
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