From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 271, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana
"F.T. HORNBECK, a son of ADAM and MARGARET HORNBECK, was born on the same farm he now occupies in this township, and was here reared and educated. November 7, 1866, he married MISS MARY J. COIL, a native of Carroll County, Indiana, and daughter of ROBERT COIL, a farmer. MR. and MRS. HORNBECK are members of the United Brethren Church, and they have had born to them four children, named MAGGIE P., ROBERT C., LORA B. and LAURA B. MR. HORNBECK is the owner of a fine farm of 180 acres, and rears and deals in cattle, hogs and sheep, besides raising considerable wheat and corn, but more of the latter than of the former."