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 708, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"GEORGE W. GEMBERLING was born in Portage County, Ohio, July 17, 1838, and is the second of the five children born to DANIEL D. and SOPHIA (SEIBER) GEMBERLING, both natives of Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and of German descent. DANIEL D. GEMBERLING was a farmer, was married in Pennsylvania, and in 1837 moved to Portage County, Ohio, where he farmed on shares for two years. In 1839, he brought his family to this township (Indian Creek), bought 160 acres unimproved land, moved into a log cabin and cleared up his farm, and died in the fall of 1857, a member of the Presbyterian Church; his widow, a member of the same church, died February 28, 1868. GEORGE W. GEMBERLING assisted on the home farm until he was twenty-one years old, and then farmed on shares five years. In the fall of 1864, he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out at the close of the war, in August, 1865. He next farmed on shares for a year, and then bought a partially improved farm of forty acres in this township, which he has since increased to 240 acres, all well improved, and part of it in Van Buren Township. He was married April 5, 1863, to PHEBE J. WATERHOUSE, a native of Cass County, Indiana, and a member of the Christian Church. In politics, MR. GEMBERLING is a Democrat."