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 679, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOSEPH A. ENGLE was born April 18, 1853. His father, DANIEL, was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, February 3, 1825, and his mother, SYLVIA (HUBBLE) ENGLE, December 6, 1817; they were married in March, 1852, and came to this township about 1856, bought eighty acres, erected a cabin and went to farming. About the age of twenty, JOSEPH became a hunter, buyer and shipper of game. August 3, 1876, he married JULIA A. BYERS, daughter of ABNER and LORINDA (STEWART) BYERS, and to this union have been born three children - WALTER M., WINNIFRED B. and OTTO D. In 1875, he built a good house in Francesville, with a large ice house and freezer attached, capable of holding 1,000 dozen birds. This freezer is hermetically fastened, and has large galvanized iron pipes, containing ice, running through it. The birds are placed on frames set between these pipes and soon frozen and ready for market. August 12, 1878, he was shot in the left eye by a comrade, while hunting, causing the loss of its sight. Mr. ENGLE is First Lieutenant of the Carnahan Guard, a company of citizen soldiery; in politics, he is a Democrat of liberal views. MRS. ENGLE is a member of the Presbyterian Church which he also attends."