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 714, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOHNSON LIDGARD was born in Pike County, Illinois, January 15, 1840, and is the third in a family of twelve children born to SOLOMON and MARY A. (HATFIELD) LIDGARD, both natives of Lincolnshire, England. SOLOMON LIDGARD was a tailor, but came to this country in 1833, still a young man, and settled in Marion County, Ohio, where he bought eighty acres of land, and where he was married. In 1838, he sold his place and removed to Pike County, Illinois, where he farmed on shares until the spring of 1851, when he came to this township (Indian Creek, Pulaski County, Indiana) and entered 160 acres, on which he lived until the fall of 1867, when he moved to Van Buren Township, this county, where he died, April 4, 1874, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His widow, also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is now in her sixty-seventh year, JOHNSON LIDGARD was employed on his father's farm until September, 1861, when he enlisted in Company H, Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry; in the fall of 1864, he re-enlisted as a veteran in the same company, and was mustered out in the fall of 1865. He took part in all the battles around Vicksburg, and was with GENERAL BANKS in the Red River campaign. At the close of the war, he engaged in farming in this township. He was married in June, 1866, to LUCINDA WATERHOUSE, a native of Marion County, Ohio. She bore her husband one son, and died in December, 1869, MR. LIDGARD married RACHEL PAUL, who has borne him six children, three of whom are living. In politics, MR. LIDGARD is a Democrat; his wife is a member of the Christian Church."