Judge Edward Lane, attorney, Hillsboro, is a native Ohioan and was born in Cleveland March 27, 1842, to John, born April 15, 1803, and Catharine (Berry) Lane, who were also natives of Ohio, and died in the "Forest City" about 1850, at about the same time, the father having been a merchant of that city. Both families were of Irish extraction, and possessed of a marked shrewdness and energy. The orphaned family consisted of two sons, the eldest of whom died at about eighteen years of age, being four years the senior of Edward, who came to Hillsboro in the spring of 1858, and engaged in work upon a brick yard, at which he continued about three years, then began going to school, working at the same time for his subsistence. In the fall of 1863, he began reading law in connection with school-teaching, and was admitted to the bar in the fall of 1864. He immediately began the practice of his profession in Hillsboro, where he has built up a large and remunerative practice, and stands in the front rank of the legal profession of Montgomery County. In 1869, he was elected for a term of four years to the office of county Judge. In 1870, October 31, he was married to Miss Tucie Miller, born June 19, 1848, a native of Lawrenceville, Ill., and daughter of Samuel K. and Margaret Miller. By her he had two children - Bessie and Guy C. He is a member of the Masonic order, and with his family, belong to the Lutheran Church. In his political sentiment, he is Democratic.