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686 HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY.
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and returning to Seymour he opened the grocery business at the
corner of Third Street and Broadway, where he is now flourishing.
In his political sympathies he is a Republican, and in religion a
Catholic. February 24, 1850, is the date of Mr. Culver's mar-
riage to Ellen A. Murphy, a native of Carbondale, Penn. Their
only child, John A., born in 1854, is a physician in Cincinnati.

MICHAEL F. EVERBACH, editor of the Seymour and
Columbus Journal, is a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, where
he was born April 11, 1834, one of a family of twelve born to
John and Mary (Rich) Everbach, both natives of the same
place and agriculturists by vocation. Michael was reared in
the same calling, and educated in his native land with one year
of Latin in a normal school. In 1852 he left Germany and
landed at New York May 1, actuated by a love of liberty and the
hatred of a government which continually labored for its suppres-
sion. After following gardening in New York City one year he
removed to Louisville, Ky., continuing in the same vocation until
1ate in 1866. He then came to New Albany, this State, where
he engaged in gardening and merchandising until 1873, when he
embarked in the agricultural implement trade at Jeffersonville,
Ind. After continuing in this business until 1879 or 1880, and
becoming meanwhile a master of the English tongue, by news-
paper correspondence, in which his articles were read by the pub-
lic with avidity, he decided to engage in journalism, and accord-
ingly established the Seymour Journal in December, 1882, an
independent German paper. He is a Republican, but conserva-
tive in his sympathies, and devotes his best energies and talent
for the upbuilding of his own people, being an ardent and able
advocate of social reform, anything that will tend to harmonize
capital and labor. The German people in Columbus and vicinity,
demanding a newspaper in their own language, but being unable
to support one at that point, they induced Mr. Everbach to devote
some space to the interests and news of Bartholomew County.
The paper was accordingly named the Seymour and Columbus
Journal. Being a Republican Mr. Everbach, during the cam-
paign of 1884, canvassed the county in favor of Blaine and
Logan, making fluent and effective speeches in both German and
English, as the result of the election in sundry localities demon-


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