From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 364, Monon Township, White County, Indiana
"THEODORE HILDEBRAND was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1830, and is a son of JOHN W. and ELIZABETH ANN (SHULTZ) HILDEBRAND, the former a native of Pennsylvania, the latter of Germany. When THEODORE was eight years old, his father removed to Harrison County, Indiana, and thence to Floyd County, where he died five years later. When about thirteen years of age, THEODORE removed to Louisville, Kentucky, where he learned the trade of blacksmithing, and where he labored for several years. He was married, December 12, 1854, to JERUSHA ADELINE CREALY, of New Albany, Indiana, daughter of JOHN P. CREALY, to which union were born seven children - WILLIAM N. (deceased), MARGARET J. (deceased), JOHN W. (deceased), THERESA G., LILLIE MAY, ELLA J. and an infant boy (deceased). In 1856, he came to Monon, where he worked for his brother at blacksmithing for one year, when he purchased his brother's business, in which he is now engaged. He also deals in agricultural implements, carriages, wagons, etc. He is a good business man, an Odd Fellow, a Republican, and, as is also his wife, a member of the Baptist Church."