IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.

1882 Biographies
from the
History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa
by W.E. Alexander; Western Publishing co.; Sioux City, Iowa; 1882

'F' surnames

All of the biographies were transcribed by Roxanne Barth & Phyllis Peterson

G.H. Fagre, post office Lansing; farmer, section 9; born November 22, 1819, in Norway; emigrated to the United States in 1851, coming direct to Allamakee County and locating upon his present farm. He married Catharine L. Hendrickson, of Norway, in 1845; they have six children living, Martin, Casper, Albert, Thorvold G., Lena and Carrie. Mr. Fagre. has taken great interest in educating his children, three of whom graduated the Lutheran College at Decorah, one of whom is a Lutheran minister and now located at Portland, Maine. One son, Hans, who was a bookkeeper for a lumbering firm in Michigan, died August 10th, 1881. Thorvold G. remains at home and assists in carrying on the farm, which is one of the best in the township, containing 200 acres and well improved. The family are members of the Lutheran Church. pg 490

H.F. Fellows, attorney at law, was born in Vermont in 1849; came west in 1873 and located in Lansing. He graduated at the state university of Iowa City in the class of '74, and immediately began practice in Lansing, which he continued until 1880, when he removed to Waukon. He married Hattie Ratcliffe, a native of Virginia. pg 489

L.E. Fellows, attorney, is a native of Vt., and was born August 22, 1834, his parents being Hubbard and Mary Ann Fellows. L.E. Fellows lived with his parents on a farm, received an academic education, and in 1857 came to Allamakee County. Here he served as clerk in county offices, at the same time studying law. He was admitted to the bar May 29, 1862, and has since given his entire attention to the profession. Mr. Fellows is a democrat in politics, was elected to the lower house of the State Legislature, serving two years, and subsequently to the Senate, serving four years. He has been one of the trustees of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane, at Mount Pleasant, since July 4, 1872, and a Trustee of the Upper Iowa University since 1880. He was married in 1861, to Miss Mary S. Reed, daughter of John Reed, of Waukon; the children are, Wilson R., Albert M., Lura F., Mary F., Ella S., Roger L., Jennie, and Liberty E. pg 490

L. Ferris, farmer, P.O. New Albin; born in Westchester county, N.Y., in 1831. He came to Iowa in 1857, and in the spring of 1858 settled on his present farm. He has been Justice of the Peace eighteen years, and has held all the different township offices. He has been twice married; his second wife was Annie M. Callahan. He enlisted in Co. F., 6th Iowa Cav., in 1864, and served until the close of the war. pg 491

S.B. Finney, farmer, section 32: post office Postville: son of R. A. and E. S. Finney; born in Essex County, New York, in 1844, where he remained till in 1866 he came to Allamakee county, his parents following two years later. He was married to Miss Marcia M. Root in November 1869, she being also a native of Essex County, New York. She died in 1872. He was again married to Miss Ella M. Bike, a native of Pennsylvania, in 1874, by whom he has two children, Ross L. and Elmira E., having lost one daughter by his first wife. Mr. Finney owns a farm of 200 acres with first-class improvements upon it, and convenient to Postville, where he has good church and school privileges; is a member of the M. E. Church and a zealous worker in the Sabbath schools; is also a member of A.O.U.W. and V.A.S. pg 490

James Fitzgerald, post office Waukon; farmer, section 10; son of Philip and Bridget Fitzgerald; born in County Wexford, Ireland, in 1819; emigrated to the United States in 1840, stopping at Cincinnati, Ohio, remaining in that county (Hamilton) till 1848, when he came to Dubuque County, Iowa. He purchased some land in Washington Township, making some improvement upon it, and selling it in1854. He then came to Allamakee County, purchasing a part of his present farm. He now owns 340 acres worth $20 per acre. He was married to Anastasia Brown in 1854. She died in 1858, and he again married Bridget Moore in 1859. His children by his first wife were Thomas and Philip, and by his second wife, Peter, Jane, James, Mary, John, Frank and Alice. Mr. F. is a thorough and practical farmer, as the appearance of his farm indicates, and is a member of the Catholic Church. pg 489-490

Henry Froelick, farmer, was born in Germany, in 1830, and came to America in 1850, settled in Cleveland, Ohio, and was an employee in the car shops. In 1859 he came to Iowa and located on his present farm. He has been twice married, first to Margarette Regier, in 1854, who died in 1873; again, in 1880, to Mrs. S. Semonds, of Lansing. Mr. F. is President of the Allamakee Farmers' Insurance Company. pg 491


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