The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 698, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"L. STALNAKER, a native of Virginia, was born August 11, 1820, one of the fourteen children born to GEORGE W. and SUSAN (HART) STALNAKER, natives of Virginia and New Jersey. The parents located in Putman County, Ohio, in the fall of 1839, and three years later moved to Cass County, Indiana, where the father died at the age of eighty-three. Our subject was reared on the farm and at the age of nineteen took charge of the homestead and cared for his parents the remainder of their lives. In 1846, he married MILDRED HAMILTON, of Washington County, Indiana. This lady died in 1862, leaving a family of six children - WILLIAM H., VIRGINIA, ASHER M., ALONZO, MILDRED and NAPOLEON B. In January, 1864, MR. STALNAKER came to this township and located on his present farm of 220 acres, which is one of the finest in the neighborhood. MR. STALNAKER is a Republican and was a warm supporter of the Government during the late war, contributing liberally of his money - at one season giving $300- and both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."