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 717, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"AMOS PLOTNER was born in Marion County, Ohio, August 25, 1839, and is one of the five children born to JOHN and JUDITH (REESER) PLOTNER, both natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent. In about 1833, JOHN PLOTNER moved to Marion County, Ohio, bought eighty acres of land, developed a farm, increased it to 160 acres, and in 1851 sold and came to this township, where he purchased a partially improved farm of 280 acres, and here he died February 5, 1854, a member of the Lutheran Church. MRS. JUDITH PLOTNER, a member of the German Reformed Church, died August 24, 1874. AMOS PLOTNER although he received but the ordinary education obtainable at the log schoolhouse of his youthful days, is a gentleman of extensive reading, and is well informed on all current topics. He was the only heir to the homestead, on which he still resides, and which he has increased to 560 acres. He was married, in 1860, to LUCY A. GEMBERLING, a native of this township, and to this union have been born nine children, of whom five are living. MR. and MRS. PLOTNER are members of the German Reformed Church. MR. PLOTNER is a Democrat, and for two years served as Township Trustee."