Page 726 “History of Huntington County, Indiana” (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Lancaster Township.
JOHN J. SPRINKLE, dealer in general merchandise, New Lancaster, was born in Lancaster Township, Huntington County, March 24, 1860, the eldest son of Absalom and Salome (Hefner) Sprinkle, the father a native of Ashland Co., OH, and the mother of Huntington Co., IN. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, received a good English education, and on attaining his majority, engaged in the mercantile business, at Pleasant Plains and New Lancaster, being still located at the latter village, where he has a good stock of general merchandise. He was married June 17, 1883, to Miss Lucinda E., daughter of John and Catharine (Shultz) Boyd of Huntington County. Mr. Sprinkle is a Republican in politics, and with his wife, belongs to the German Baptist Church.