From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 273, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana
"RICHARD KOLB was born in Rush County, Indiana in 1840 and is the son of WILLIAM and KEZIAH KOLB natives of Georgia and North Carolina, pioneers of Fayette County, this State (Indiana), and now residents of Benton County. RICHARD passed his boyhood years in Benton County, and, at the early age of nineteen, enlisted in Company E, Fortieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three years and eight months. Among other battles, he took part at Shiloh, Stone River, Mission Ridge and Kenesaw Mountain. He was wounded both at Mission and Kenesaw, at the latter quite seriously. For six weeks he lay in the hospital, and was absent from his regiment nearly six months, owing to his disability - most of the time at home on leave of absence. In March, 1864, he was married, in Benton County, to MISS HULDAH KIGER, a native of Wabash County, Indiana, and daughter of JACOB N. KIGER. She died in 1868, and January 13, 1873, he married, in Fountain County, Indiana, MISS SABRA PENNER, daughter of WILLIAM PENNER. In 1874, he settled on 160 acres in this township, but subsequently sold. He is the father of five children - ARTA M., ADA M., VIOLA, LOTTIE G. and ANNIE J., and at present is Township Road Commissioner."