David Van Buskirk
In 1861 as the Civil War brewed, Van Buskirk enlisted in Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry, and fought in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and was held as a prisoner of war after the first battle of Winchester. After the battle of Antietam, Van Buskirk was promoted to Captain, but resigned in disability in 1864, returning to his farm.
In 1876 he ran for State Treasurer but was defeated.
Van Buskirk's farm consisted of 450 acres of land on the White River bottom, with a residence, outbuildings and orchard, and a family cemetery on a hill east of the house.