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
"CAPTAIN ADIN NORDYKE is of Welsh lineage, a native of Guilford County, North Carolina, son of ROBERT and ELIZABETH (SHAW) NORDYKE, and was born January 12, 1822. When MR. NORDYKE was about ten years of age, his parents moved to Henry County, Indiana They remained in Henry County two years, and then removed to Wea Plains, in Tippecanoe County, and there lived until the spring of 1845, when it came to this township, and again began the scenes and trials of another frontier home. When about twenty-two years of age, the subject of this notice purchased the NORDYKE homestead, and on January 23, 1851, was married to MISS LUCY A. JEWETT, daughter of ANSON JEWETT, one of the first settlers of the township. To MR. NORDYKE and wife, have been born eight children - LUCY E., GEORGE, MARY E., BENAJAH P., LEANDER, WILLIAM N., ROBERT and MINNIE. BENAJAH P. and ROBERT are deceased. MR. NORDYKE continued farming until February 10, 1862, when he enlisted as a private in Company D, Sixty-third Indiana Volunteers. In July the same year, he was detailed as a recruiting officer. After Company G was organized, he was elected Second Lieutenant; on May 4, 1864, was commissioned First Lieutenant, and on the 7th of September following was commissioned Captain of the Sixty-third Indiana Volunteers. This position he held until the close of the war and his discharge from the service, June, 1865. He is a stalwart Republican, and a member of the Friends' Church. He was Township Trustee under the old law and is one of the pioneers of Princeton Township."