From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 349, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"WILLIAM LISK, son of PETER and ABIGAIL (MOORE) LISK, was born June 10, 1819, near Morristown, New Jersey. While in his youth, his father moved to Franklin County, Ohio, and began the improvement of a farm. William remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age, helping his father to clear and cultivate his land. MR. LISK received only such an education as the first schools of Ohio were prepared to give. In 1844, the father removed to Ross County, and here, in 1846, WILLIAM was united in marriage to SARAH A. EDMONDS, daughter of ROBERT and MARGARET EDMONDS. Seven children have been born to this union - MARY E., JOHN W., EZRA P., ALICE J., LAFAYETTE, VESTA J., and ANNA D. Of these, LAFAYETTE died August 12, 1860. In October, 1847, MR. LISK removed to Tippecanoe County, where he remained until 1854, when he went to Wapello County, Iowa, and remained there until the fall of 1860, when he returned to Tippecanoe County, and lived there until 1868, when he came to Princeton Township and engaged in farming. His fist venture in the mercantile business was at Wolcott, in partnership with J. P. CLUTE, but at the end of five months the agreement was dissolved, and in the meantime MR. LISK had sunk $1,129 in the enterprise. After this ill luck, MR. LISK worked by the day for one year on the farm of A. WOLCOTT, but in the fall of 1869 commenced business alone on a small scale, and through his energy and enterprise has succeeded in establishing one of the best stores in White County. To-day MR. LISK has property worth at least $6,000. MR. and MRS. LISK are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically, MR. LISK was formerly a Whig, but is now a Republican."