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 751, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOSEPH P. BOLINER was born in Rockingham County, Virgina, and is one of the seven children of JAMES and ANN BOLINER, viz., PETER (deceased), PATRICK, JOSEPH, ISABEL, ANN, JAMES and MARY (the last three deceased). The father was born in Virginia; was a farmer and carpenter, and died in Fulton County, Indiana, in 1849. When JOSEPH P. was very young, he was taken by his father to Huron County, Ohio, where he passed several years; thence he was brought to this State, and after living in LaGrange, Noble, Fulton, and Marshall Counties for a long time, JOSEPH came to this county in 1873, and Monterey, with the exception of four years passed in Marshall County, has ever since been his home. He was married, May 4, 1871, to ELIZABETH FLORIN, who has borne him four children - EDWARD, MARK, OSCAR, and LEO. MR. BOLINER is a farmer, and also a carpenter. He began working at the latter business twenty years ago, and still pursues it in connection with mill wrighting. He is a member of the Catholic Church; is a skillful workman, and a respected citizen."