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 656, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOHN T. HOLSINGER is the youngest living of a family of six born to JACOB and SARAH A. (THOMPSON) HOLSINGER, who are now resiedents of Henry County, Indiana. JACOB HOLSINGER is a carpenter by trade, and has followed that occupation through life. He is a native of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and a direct descendent of German ancestors; moved to Ohio at an early day, and March 20, 1848, married his wife in her native county, Miami. In about 1852, they moved to Henry County, Indiana, but in 1858, returned to Miami County, Ohio. They remained there until 1867, when they again returned to Henry County, Indiana, where they have since resided. In 1862, Mr. HOLSINGER enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Tenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; participated in some of the most hotly contested battles of the war; was wounded at Cedar Creek; arose to the rank of Sergeant, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He and wife are members of the German Baptist Church. JOHN T. HOLSINGER was born August 22, 1856; received a good practical education in youth, amd in 1872 began doing for himself as telegraph operator for the Pan Handle Railroad Company at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana. He was sent from that place to La Crosse, La Porte County, Indiana, and in 1876 was employed as telegraph operator at Washington Heights, Illinois. In 1877, he was promoted to the position of Chief Freight Clerk, retained that office until 1880, and the fall of that year came to Winamac, Monroe Township, Pulaski County, to fill the position of assistant cashier in the Bank of Winamac. He is yet serving in that capacity, and in 1881 became a partner and stockholder in the bank. Mr. HOLSINGER is a member of the Masonic fraternity, a staunch Republican in politics, and one of the enterprising young men of Pulaski County. He was married, August 25, 1881, to Mrs. NETTIE (BARNETT - ROWAN, a widow with three children, viz,: IRVIE, LOUIE, and EARL ROWAN)."