From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 351, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN C. NORTHLANE, railroad agent, is a native of Wayne County, Indiana; is of Dutch-Irish descent, and a son of HENRY and MARGARET (CLYMERS) NORTHLANE. MRS. NORTHLANE is a distant relative of GEORGE CLYMERS, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. MR. NORTHLANE's father was born in Germany, near Bremen, and his mother is of Ohio nativity. The subject of this mention was born August 6, 1857. Young NORTHLANE began attending school at Elwood, in Madison County, when nine years of age, but afterward moved with his father to Hagerstown, Indiana, and here completed his school days. In 1872, he went to Cincinnati to learn the tinners's trade This did not seem a success, but he continued to work at it until the dark days of the panic of 1873, when he returned to Hagerstown and began learning telegraphy, and in 1874 he was appointed assistant agent at Hagerstown, and here remained one year, and then went to Frankton, Indiana, and was made acting railway agent at that place. He would have been commissioned agent, but was too young to give bond. In 1878, MR. NORTHLANE came to Wolcott, and has since been agent of the Pan Handle Railway at this place. His marriage occurred at Anderson, Indiana, on the 16th of October, 1879, to MISS CALLIE GUISINGER. MRS. NORTHLANE is of Scotch-German descent. To this home have been born two children - ETHEL, born August 13, 1880, and RUTH, January 18, 1883. MR. and MRS. NORTHLANE are of the Catholic faith, and he is a Democrat in politics."