I am not releated to or researching this family, just entering information from one of my books,"Trails to Hoosier Heritage" by Harry G. Black, 1981.
"Ade was born Feb. 9, 1866 in Kentland, IN, son of John and Adaline Ade, the second youngest in a family of three boys and three girls.Before George was born the family lived in Morocco, IN, where his father was employed as postmaster and blacksmith."
"When Newton Conty was formed out of part of Jasper County the Ade family moved to Kentland.John Ade was elected Newton County recorder and later became an employee of the Kentland bank.""John Ade's employment provided little money."
"George Ade developed an early appreciation of the stage....."An early composition was published in the local newspaper."George graduated from Purdue University on June 9, 1887, and immediately went to work in a Lafayette attorney's office preparing for a career in law.After seven weeks he gave up the idea of becoming a lawyer."
"Ade began his journalism career with the Lafayette Morning News."He built a retreat two miles east of Brook, bordering the Iroquois River."Ade called his retreat "Hazelden Farm."Hazelden was a modification of the name Hazelton, taken from his family background."
"George Ade remained a bachelor all his life.An early love affair that failed to materialize into marriage seemed to have a lasting effect on him.....George Ade died on May 14, 1944 in Brook, at the age of 78.His papers were willed to Purdue University, and trustees of the estate gave Ade's house along with 10 landscaped acres to Newton County for a George Ade Memorial Hospital."
There is quite a bit more information in the article and I will mail a copy to anyone who is interested.