The following information was found in the May 25, 1872, Lowell Star on
page 5, column 1:
Rev. Mr. Harrison of the M.E. Church of this place, was absent from his pulpit last Sabbath, attending the Ministerial Association.
Mr. Jones delivered a Temperance address at the M.E. Church last Sabbath evening, filling the pulpit in the absecne of Rev. Mr. Harrison.
The following June 8, 1872, Lowell Star article was found on page 5, column 3:
Ed. Curtis hitched the kicking mare that played the deuce with Revs. Stoltz and Harrison to a sulky the same day. The mare probably thought it was a piece of unpardonable impudence, as she strung the sulky right and left in a short time.
The following article was found in the August 17, 1872, Lowell Star on
page 5, column 2:
Rev. Mr. Harrison, of this place, says that a vote taken upon the train after leaving Crown Point for Chicago, Wednesday morning, resulted in 37 for Grant, and 17 for Greeley. "Straws," &c.
In column 3 on the same page, there was a list of soldiers who were supporters of Grant in that election. Among them was Jno. Harrison, a wagonmaker with the 99th Ind. On the next line, a Rev. Jno. Harrison is listed as having served in the 4th Indiana Cavalry. This would indicate that there may have been two different John Harrisons from this area who served in the Civil War. Apparently both of them voted for Grant.