WILLIAM FRANKLIN MINICH has spent his entire life on the parental homestead, at first carrying it on with his father. The past twenty-five or thirty years, however, he has had entire control of the estate, and has carried on general farming and stock raising with great success. He finds hog raising and feeding especially profitable, raising from one to five carloads each year. He is now paying considerable attention to the breeding of cattle, formerly the black Poll-Angus. Politically, Mr. Minich is a Democrat, and fraternally, he belongs to Carlisle Lodge, No. 3, F. & A. M.; to the Modern Woodmen of America; and to the Ben Hur Lodge of Carlisle.

On May 6, 1891, Mr. Minich married Sarah C. Risinger, who was born in Knox county, Indiana, September 21, 1862, a daughter of Charles and Martha (Snapp) Risinger, of whom further history is given in connection with the sketch of Thomas S. Risinger. Mrs. William F. Minich is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Bethlehem. They have no children.