GEORGE HENRY UNGER.-Holding an excellent position among the practical and thriving agriculturists of Sullivan county is George Henry Unger, a son of Michael and Caroline (Deiss) Unger, of whom a brief personal history is given on another page of this volume. Born, January 2, 1869, on a farm lying in the southeast corner of Haddon township, George H. Unger was about a year old when his parents removed to Indianapolis, where he acquired the rudiments of his education. Returning with the family to this part of Sullivan county in 1878, he here completed his early education in the district schools, and until attaining his majority remained with his parents. Going then to Knox county, he worked by the month for two years, after which he assisted his father on the home farm for four years. Beginning then his career as an agriculturist on his own account, Mr. Unger bought the old Walston farm of ninety-six acres in Knox county, where he was actively engaged in his chosen occupation for seven years. Deciding to make a change, he then sold out, and for a year resided in Indianapolis. Returning to the scenes of his childhood, he subsequently purchased the George McCormick homestead, which adjoins his father's farm, buying it in March, 1903, and assuming its possession in September of that year. It contains sixty-six and two-thirds acres, a large part of which is under a high state of cultivation, and here he is carrying on general farming and stock raising with most satisfactory results.

On September 10, 1896, Mr. Unger married Cora Keith, who was born. November 14, 1873, on the south line of Sullivan county, a daughter of Marion and Elizabeth (Curry) Keith, the father born in Knox county, and the mother in Dubois county, Indiana, and they died in Sullivan county. Mrs. Unger was educated in the Bicknell high school, and subsequently remained at home until her marriage, receiving from her mother a good training in the domestic arts. Mr. and Mrs. Unger have no children of their own, but in 1907 they adopted a daughter, Doris Unger, who is now four years of age, and is a bright and interesting child. Both Mr. and Mrs. Unger are valued members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of Bethlehem. Mr. Unger is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 3332, at Carlisle, Indiana.