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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 701
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Infantry. Being a candidate for second lieutenant, he failed of
election (by only three votes), and he was mustered in as a mem-
ber of the band August 15. He was in the battle of Pea Ridge,
where he aided in carrying off the field Col. Hendricks, who had
been killed in that engagement. July 20, 1862, he was mustered
out. While in the army he conducted a barber shop about two
months at Otterville, Mo. After the close of his military service
he came home to Vernon, and in August, 1862, to Seymour, this
county, engaging as an attendant at the bar for Philip Langel for
about two months, since which time he has conducted a barber
shop at that place. Being successful in business he has accumu-
lated considerable property. In his politics he is a Democrat.
In February, 1862, Mr. Leininger was married to Miss Barbara
Kessler, a native of Bavaria, and their children have been John
(deceased, at the age of twenty-one), Walter, Catharine, Charles
( deceased), Fred, Josie and an infant (deceased). Mr. Leininger
is a member of the I. O. O. F. and of the camp having "passed
all the chairs." His wife is a member of the German Protestant
Church.

WILLIAM K. MARSHAL is a native of Jefferson County,
Ind., and was born on the 12th of October, 1824. His parents,
Thomas and Sarah (Kinnear) Marshal, were natives of Kentucky
and Virginia, respectively. He attended the common schools of
his day, where he acquired a knowledge of the common branches.
At the age of twenty he entered Hanover College, where he con-
tinued for four years. When about half through the junior
year he left college and began the study of law, by himself. He
was admitted to the bar at Madison, in March, 1850. He con-
tinued the practice of his profession there one year, then removed
to Lexington, Scott County, where he remained until 1864, when
he located at Seymour, where he has built up a large practice,
both in the circuit, supreme and federal courts. On the 1st
day of November, 1854, he was married to Fidelia Childs, a na-
tive of Jefferson County, Ind. Seven children have blessed this
union - six of whom are living: Alice, William D., Samuel W.,
Kittie and Grace. William K. Marshal held the position of
treasurer of Scott County from 1856 to 1860. He has also been
city attorney for Seymour for several terms. He is a member of



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