The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 727, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM H. EMRICH was born in Champaign County, Ohio, January 8, 1853, and is the son of GEORGE and SARAH (LONG) EMRICH, who were the parentsof three children - EMMANUEL (deceased), WILLIAM and ALBERT. The father was born in 1823, spent the greater part of his life farming, although he worked somewhat at milling and carpentering. He died at the house his widow now resides in, a short distance north of our subject's present home. When the latter was two years of age, he was brought to this township by his father, and here he has ever since resided. He was married April 16, 1878, to WILHELMINA CORTZ, who has borne him two children - GEORGE (deceased) and TRACY. He is the owner of a fine farm, about six miles southeast of Medarysville, and his chief crops are corn, wheat and hay, although he pays considerable attention to the raising of sheep and hogs, and makes a specialty of cattle breeding. He is an industrious and thrifty farmer, and is strictly temperate."