From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 290, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"PARIS NORDYKE was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, July 21, 1838, and is the youngest of the six children born to ROBERT and ELIZABETH (SHAW) NORDYKE, both natives of North Carolina and of English descent. ROBERT NORDYKE, a farmer, was married in North Carolina and came to Tippecanoe County about 1825, being among the pioneers; in 1846, he moved to Princeton Township, this county, and settled on 400 acres of land he had entered about two years previously, cleared up a farm, and there died in 1847, a member of the Society of Friends; after her husband's death, his widow withdrew from the Quaker faith and joined the Methodist Church. PARIS NORDYKE, at the age of twenty-one, left the home farm and worked out by the month until July, 1861, when he enlisted in Company K, Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until after the battle of the Wilderness, where he was severely wounded; he was then sent to Indianapolis, where he was clerk in the office of GENERAL J. S. SIMONSON until May, 1865, when he was discharged. On his return, he bought out a store in Wolcott, this county, and carried on a general trade for one year, and then moved to Reynolds, where he clerked until the spring of 1870; then he went to State Line and was employed in a railroad office a year, and in 1871 returned to Reynolds, where he has ever since been engaged in the lumber trade. April 26, 1868, he married SARAH E. JEWETT, a native of Miami County, Indiana, who has borne him three children, two yet living - GERTIE E. and EARL J. MR. NORDYKE is a Freemason. In politics, he is a Republican, and has been for several years a member of the School Board at Reynolds."