From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 350, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"SOLOMON RADER is the eldest in a family of fifteen children - nine boys and six girls - born to WILLIAM and ELIZABETH (MURPHY) RADER. MR. RADER commenced life for himself at the age of twenty years. The first summer worked on a farm at $10.25 per month, with board, washing and keeping of horse thrown in; the horse, however, had to be worked two days in each week. The next summer he moved to Cass County, near Logansport, and chopped cord-wood at 31.25 cents per cord and board, and the following summer he returned to the home of his boyhood, in Rush County, Indiana, and spent the summer in peddling books and oilcloths. The next year he spent on a farm, and in March, 1852, he started to the Territory of Oregon, by way of Cincinnati and St. Joseph, Missouri. He left St. Joseph by ox-team, on the 27th of April, 1852, and arrived at Jacksonville, Oregon, on the 22nd of September. MR. RADER engaged in mining, but served for a time in the Rogue River Indian war. In June, 1852, (NOTE. the year is wrong) he came to Princeton Township; his father, in the meantime, had removed from Rush to White County. MR. RADER was married first to MISS MARY E. McAHRON, and to their union were born three children - a pair of twins, that died unnamed, and MARION. MRS. RADER died October 22, 1853, and MR. RADER was married again January 14, 1855, and to this union have been born two children - one infant that died unnamed, and C. M. MR. and MRS. RADER are members of the Baptist Church, and he was reared a Democrat, but is now a thorough Greenbacker."