From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 216, City of Monticello, White County, Indiana.
"JOHN F. CASAD, deceased, was born in Greene County, Ohio, April 24, 1839, and when two years of age was brought by his parents, SAMUEL and MARY (ARTZ) CASAD, to Carroll County, Indiana, and there reared to manhood. At his majority, he chose farming as the business of his life, and followed it for nine years in Tippecanoe County (Indiana). October 24, 1861, he married MISS CATHARINE A. KAUFFMAN, who was born in Schenectady, New York, January 5, 1840, and was one of the seven children of JOHN and MARGARET KAUFFMAN, who were of German descent. In 1869, MR. CASAD moved to Bloomington, Indiana, and engaged in merchandising until his death from typhoid fever, August 19, 1877. MR. CASAD was an industrious citizen, a warm supporter of temperance principles, and in politics a Republican. He was a member of the I.O.O.F., by which order his remains were borne to their resting place in the family burying ground, near the old home in Carroll County. He left behind him a widow and four children - EVA M., IDA B., FRANK W., and JOHN H., all of whom reside now in Monticello."