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

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All of the biographies in the Allamakee co. section of the book were transcribed by Roxanne Barth and Phyllis Peterson.
Some of the biographies, those with close ties to Allamakee co., but from the Winneshiek co. section of the book, have been transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall.

T. Nachtwey, dealer in drugs and medicines, Lansing; born in Hanover, Germany, in 1833; came to the United States in 1859; was educated to his profession previous to coming to America. Was married on the day of his emigration to the United States, in 1859, to Miss Louisa Erp-Brockhausen. They have one daughter, Elsa. Mr. N. has been mayor and county superintendent two terms each. pg 518

Chas. Nees, proprietor of hotel and store, P.O. Lycurgus; a native of Germany; born in 1816, and was bred to the mercantile life. He emigrated to the United States in 1854, and for ten years was engaged in business at Dubuque, Iowa. He then came to Allamakee County and followed farming until 1870, when he engaged in his present business. Has been postmaster at Lycurgus since 1872. He was married in 1859 to Wilhimeni S______, a native of Germany. They have six children. pg 518

Wm. Niblock, P.O. Waukon, farmer, sec. 27; son of Robert and Isabel Niblock; was born in County Monahan, Ireland, in 1827, emigrated to U. S. in 1846, locating in Messer Co., Penn., till in 1847, he come to Rock Co., Wis., remaining but a short time, when he went to Green Co., remaining till in June, 1849, he came into Jefferson township, of this Co., he being the second settler in the township, Patrick Keenan being the first. Upon the call of his adopted country for help to sustain the Government during the great rebellion, he enlisted in Co. A of the 27th Iowa Infantry in Aug. 1862. Participated in all the battles in which his company was engaged, till the close of the war in 1865, when he returned home to enjoy peace and the society of loved ones. He married Miss Margaret McKee April 14, 1846, in Ireland. They have four children, David, Scott, Emma and Elizabeth; and have lost one, Isabel. Mr. N. is one of the pioneers of the county, and is a member of the Old Settlers' Association; owns 200 acres of land valued at $37 per acre. pg 516-517

S. J. Nichols (deceased), was one of the pioneers who settled in Allamakee County in 1854, and followed farming in the town of Makee up to the time of his death, which took place in December, 1869. Mr. Nichols was known by all as a pure minded, honest and upright man, who always believed in doing unto others as he wished to be done by. He left a wife and four children to mourn his loss. pg 518

S. J. Nichols, Jr., was born in the State of New York in 1850, came west with his parents, and now has charge of the estate of his father. He was married in 1881 to Miss Libbie Robertson. pg 518

Hon. H. Nielander, senior member of the old and reliable firm of Nielander & Brockhausen, was born in Detmold, Princedom Lippe, Germany, in 1833. In 1851 he came to the U.S., and first located at Waupun, Wis. The next year he went to Galena, Ill., and served as clerk in a general store. In 1854 he associated Theo. Brockhausen and Charles Shierholz as partners, tame to Lansing and in the month of September established a general merchandise and grain business under the firm name of Nielander, Schierholz & Co. This firm continued with marked success until 1869, when Mr. Schierholz withdrew, and the firm became Nielander & Brockhausen. In 1872-3-4 the business of this firm amounted to one million ($1,000,000) annually. Mr. Nielander in politics first belonged to the Free-soil party, next he joined the Republican ranks, and remained there all through the war and until 1872. He then supported Horace Greeley, again returned to the fold as a liberal Republican. He has held numerous local offices at different intervals and in 1879 was elected State Senator of the Forty-first District, and is now serving in that capacity as the first Republican that ever represented the district. Mr. Nielander is a member of the A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F and the Deutscher Verein. He was a stockholder in the First National Bank during its entire career, also served as its vice president, and is at present a partner in the bank of Lansing, firm J. W. Thomas & Co. Mr. Nielander was also president of the Allamakee County Savings Bank, from 1873 until it went into voluntary liquidation. Thus it can be seen that Mr. Nielander is a man of extraordinary business ability. During his entire career he has always been careful to meet all obligations promptly, and he therefore has the highest confidence and esteem of his fellowmen. He was united in marriage in 1864 with Miss Augusta Schierholz, and they now have four children living, Augusta, Martha, Harry, and Herman. pg 517-518

Patrick Norton, P.O. Waukon, farmer, owns 180 acres of land valued at $40 per acre. He was born in 1811 in County Roscommon, Ireland. In 1836 he emigrated to the U. S., locating near St. Albans, Vt., working at farming and in a tannery some two years, then went to N.Y., near Schenectady, and engaged at work on the Erie Canal till 1840, when he went to Canada, remaining two or three years; thence to Rouse's Point, N.Y., where he was engaged in working on Government fortifications. In 1853 came to Allamakee Co, Iowa, and located on his present farm, it then being raw land, which by hard labor, economy and perseverance he has made it a well improved farm; but he had the misfortune to lose his eye sight a few years ago. Thus in his declining years he is compelled to travel life's journey in the dark, but with the kind assistance of many friends. He was married to Miss Bridget Rhodes in N.Y. in 1839. She was a native of County Mayo, Ireland; their children are Catharine, John, Mary, Maggie, William and Isabella; having lost two, Ellen and Anna. William, who carries on the farm, was born in 1852 at Rouse's Point, N.Y., and was married to Miss Mary A. Peck, a native of Wyoming Co., N.Y., in 1879. They have two children, Francis and William. pg 517


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