From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 333, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"H. S. STINE was born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, April 17, 1836. He came to this State in 1850, and lived in Wabash County until 1859, and thence came to this county, and taught school each successive winter, until 1867, with one exception - 1863-64; during the summers, he engaged in farm work. In 1866, he started the nursery business in this vicinity, and has been actively employed ever since in supplying the home demand. In 1867, he established the first insurance agency in Burnettsville, representing the Etna and Hartford. In the same year, he was commissioned a Notary Public, and he was also for one year engaged in merchandising in Burnettsville. In the fall of 1878, he began buying and shipping hogs to the Chicago market, and while thus engaged narrowly escaped death by the collision of two trains, near Crown Point, in 1881. In 1866, he married MISS ISABEL J. HANNAH, the daughter of JOHN HANNAH, born July 5, 1835, and to this union were born eight children, of whom six are still living - MAGGIE G., JOHN H., ALBERT, HARRY, ANDREW and WILLIAM M. MR. STINE is a public-spirited citizen, and is one of the oldest members of the Masonic Lodge at Monticello."