From Biographical Memoirs of Huntington County, 1901, pages 642-643
Josiah Rupert, a thrify and experienced farmer of Jackson township, Huntington county, Indiana, was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, November 9, 1848, and is a son of David and Lair (Fox) Rupert who were the parents of eight children.
Josiah Rupert was six years of age when he was brought to Indiana by his parents who settled on the farm in Huntington county, Jackson township, where they died when the son was fifteen years old. Josiah had received a very good common-school education, had been well drilled in farm work, and was thus prepared, when the sad and double affliction overtook him, to earn his livelihood by hiring out as a farm hand, an occupation which he followed two years. He and his brothers then took possession of the homestead and cultivated the land for two years, when Josiah traded his interest in this estate for forty acres in the neighborhood, paying about six hundred dollars in cash besides, and from the forest cleared up the land and settled on it. From this beginning, by hard work and judicious management, he has increased his possessions to six hundred and forty-three acres, all of which lies in Jackson township except one hundred and sixty acres in Whitley county.
To the marriage of Mr. Rupert with Elizia J. Dinius have been born five children, in the following order: Lester M., a farmer; Della L.; Ora W.; Earl C.; and Pearl B.
In politics Mr. Rupert is a Republican , but finds little time to devote to party interest beyond informing himself of the issues of the day and quietly depositing his ballot.