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 745, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DR. JOHN W. NOLAND was born in Cass County, Indiana, January 31, 1856, and is the son of WESLEY and SARAH J. NOLAND. He attended the schools of his district until the fall of 1874, when he entered the North Salem College of Shelby County, Ohio, where he took a full course of study, ending in the fall of 1876. He then engaged in teaching school, and in studying medicine under DR. ALLEN HUSSEY. In the spring of 1877, he entered the Medical Department of the Northern Indiana College at Valparaiso, and thence he went to Jackson Centre, Ohio, where he had charge of a high school for two years, at the same time reading medicine under DR. JOHN M. CARTER. He next came to Star City (Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana), and took charge of the graded school, reading medicine under DR. PATTISON, of Winamac, meanwhile. He next returned to Valparaiso, took a preparatory course in the medical department, and then came back to Star City, again taking charge of the school. In February, 1882, he entered the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville, taking a complete course, and receiving his diploma June 28, 1882, and also three honorary diplomas. Since then he has been a practitioner at Star City, and has met with pronounced success."