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ALSPACH, WASH'N., farmer, Sec.13; P. O. Fairfax.

ALSPACH, WEST, far., S. 13; P. O. Fairfax.

AMANAWEL, N., blacksmith, Florence.

ANDERSON, JOHN, section foreman, C., N. W. Ry., Florence; born in Sweden Jan. 1, 1844. Married Christena Johonas in Sweden; she was born in Sweden, in 1841; have four children -- John A., Anderson, Charlotte and August. Owns house and three lots, valued at $1,000; came from Sweden to Iowa in 1869.

ATKINSON, W. F., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Florence; born in Cook Co., Ill., Sept. 8, 1840. Married Ellen L. Phillips in Florence, Iowa, in 1867; she was born in Joliet, Ill., Feb. 24, 1848; they have four children -- Paul W., Ada E., Frederick W. and Charles D. Has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Mr. Atkinson enlisted in Co. G, 18th United States Infantry March, 1862; was taken prisoner at the battle of Chickamauga, 1864; was taken to Libby Prison at Richmond; kept two and a half months, and then taken to Danville, Va.; remained in prison five months; was paroled and exchanged and discharged at Parole Camp, at Annapolis, Md., April, 1865. Mr. Atkinson is County Supervisor of Benton Co.; he came to Iowa in 1865, and carried on the mercantile business twelve years at Florence, Iowa; was Postmaster in Florence twelve years. Mr. Atkinson is a member of the Good Templar, A.F.& A.M., and A.O.U.W. Lodges.

AUSTIN, O., far., Sec. 3; P. O. Florence.

BAKER, A. B., farmer, Sec. 36.

BAKER, FREEMAN, farmer, Sec. 36.

BAKER, J., far., Sec. 30; P. O. Florence.

BARRETT, J. A., railroad agt.; Florence.

BEBLE, H., blacksmith, Florence.

BERGE, H. O., far.; P. O. Florence.

BERG, O. G., wagon maker, Florence; born in Norway, Europe, Sept. 12, 1824. Married Carn Sophia in Norway; she was born in Norway Sept. 22, 1822; they have four children -- Hans, born in Norway; Barletta, Thomas and, Albert, born in Iowa. Mr. Berg came to Chicago from Norway in 1854, and located in Leland, Ill.; carried on wagon making thirteen years, and moved to Florence, Iowa, in 1869, where he now carries on wagon making. Mr. and Mrs. Berg are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Berg owns a house and lot, shop and stock, valued at $1,500.

BERGESON, L. W., far., Sec. 3; P. O. Florence.

BIRDSALL, OLIVER, farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 26; P. O. Florence; born in Erie Co., N. Y., March 20, 1824. Married Avoline A. Dunham in New York in 1846; she was born in New York Sept. 24, 1823; they had three children, two are living -- William H. and Mary Jane; Emma died at the age of 19 years. Has 165 acres of land, valued at $7,000; moved to Michigan, in 1856; came to Iowa 1859. Mr. Birdsall is a member of the Quaker Church.

BJILLAND, ENER, laborer; P. O. Florence.

BLOGIL, JOSEPH, R. R. lab., Florence.

PODDAKER, F., far., S. 7; P. O. Florence.

BRECHT, R., far., Sec. 19; P. O. Florence.

BRICKAL, CHRIS, far., Florence.

BRODERICK, M. A., saloon, Florence.

BROWN, E. G., farmer, Sec. 3 P. 0, Florence; born in North Carolina Aug. 10, 1822. Married Harriett Conklin, in Indiana, in 1840; she was born in Ohio in 1819; they have seven children -- Anna Eliza, Volinda, W. J., Phebe H., Newton, Josephine and Amanda. Has 160 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre. Mr. Brown moved to Indiana in 1835, and to Benton Iowa, in 1855; is a member of the A.F. & A.M. Lodge, and Chapter and Commandery; has held several town offices.

BROWN, J., far., S. 13; P. O. Fairfax.

BROWN, J. W., far., S. 30; P. O. Florence.

BROWN, JOHN, clerk, Florence.

BROWN, THOS. H., agricultural store and lumber yard, Florence.

BROWNLIE, R., far., S. 1; P. O. Fairfax.

BROWNING, R., far., S. I; P. O. Fairfax.

BUCHAN, DANIEL, far., S. 2; P. O. Fairfax.

BUCHANAN, THOMAS, far., Sec. 22; P. O. Florence; born in Scotland in 1848. Married Delia Listerberger in Linn Co., Iowa, in 1873; she was born in Linn Co., Iowa, in 1856; they have two children -- Charles and Elizabeth; they have 120 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Mr. Buchanan came to America in 1850, to Ohio; moved to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1853; located in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1868, where he now resides.

BUCHANAN, W., far., S. 22; P. O. Florence.

BUSMANN, G., far. and preacher, Florence; born in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 27, 1828. Married Jophia Welp in New Orleans, in 1851; she was born in Prussia Jan. 11, 1833; they had twelve children; six are living -- Caroline, John, Lydia, Amelia, Addoline and Edwin; they have 115 acres of land, valued at 650 per acre. Mr. Busmann came to New Orleans in 1849; studied for the ministry; lived there as Methodist Episcopal clergyman nine years; followed the ministry of the M. E. Church six years; moved to Quincy, Ill., in 1858, and followed the ministry as the New Jerusalem; moved to Iowa Co., Iowa, in 1863; remained five years and moved to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1873; preached at Lenox, Iowa, Fremont and church near Ely, for several years, where he now presides as Pastor. Mr. Busmann was ordained in the New Jerusalem Church in 1859, by Dr. J. R. Hibbard, of Chicago, Ill.

BUSMAN, J., far., S. 17; P. O. Florence.

CHRISTIAN, E. F., grocery store, Florence.

CALKINS, E. M., druggist and book store, Florence; born in Wisconsin Jan. 22, 1847. Married Miss S. J. Loomis in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1873; she was born in Detroit, Mich. Mr. Calkins owns stock and store; came to Iowa in 1867. Holds the office of Township Clerk, and is a member of A.F. & A.M., No. 164; holds the office of Secretary in Lodge.

CHRISTIANSON, C. P., dealer in grain and stock, and farmer, Florence; born in Norway, Europe, Sept. 14, 1848. Married Rebecca Quam in La Salle Co., Ill., in 1870; she was born in La Salle Co., Ill., in 1852; they have three children -- Noah Webster, Porter Ollen and Rosa Barthema. Has 232 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; owns warehouse and elevator, valued at $4,000; cattle, worth $1,000; house and lot in Florence, valued at $800.

CHURCHILL, N. B., general store and post Office, Florence.

COLLET, GEO. A., blacksmith, Florence.

CONLEY, A., far., S. 2; P. O. Fairfax.

CONLEY, WM., far., S. 2; P. O. Fairfax.

CORBIN, JEROME, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Florence; born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1828. Married Caroline McMurtey in Wisconsin, in 1854; she was born in New Jersey April 23, 1838; they have four children -- Adalade, William, Jerome and Catherine. Has 164 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; Mr. Corbin moved to Wisconsin in 1852; returned to Ohio in 1855; moved to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1865.

CROWLEY, WILSON, grocer, Florence.

DARIN, THOMAS, far., Sec. 24; P. O. Florence.

DEKLOTZ, JOHN, far., S. 26 P.O. Florence.

DONOR, D., far., S. 24; P. O. Fairfax.

DYRLAND, E., far., S. 4; P. O. Florence.

DYRLAND, G. G., far., S. 4; P. O. Florence.

DYRLAND, G., far., S. 4; P. O. Florence.

DYRLAND, OLE, far., S. 4; P. O. Florence.

ELLERSTON, CHRIS, miller, Florence.

ELLINGSON, E., far., S. 5; P. O. Florence.

ELLINGSON, L., fax., S. 4; P. O. Florence.

ELLIOTT, B., far., S. 35; P. O. Florence.

ELLIOTT, J., far., S. 35; P. O. Florence.

ELLIOTT, J., far., Sec. 35; P. O. Florence.

ELSINGHANS, J., far.; P. O. Florence.

FRAZE, GEORGE, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Florence.

FURSTINBERG, ANTON, saloon, Florence.

GIBBONS, AUSTIN, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence.

GOSWELL, G. W., hotel keeper, Florence.

GROVE, JAMES E., sewing machine agent, Florence.

GROVE, JOHN E., butcher, Florence.

GROTH, H., far., S. 30; P. O. Florence.

GRUB, S. M., far.; P. O. Florence.

GUINAN, THOMAS, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence.

HALL, F. M., far., Sec. 25; P. O. Florence.

HALVERSON, OLE, far., S. 15; P. O. Florence.

HANSON, PETER, farmer, S. 9; P. O. Florence.

HANSON, A., far., S. 8; P. 0 Florence.

HARKNESS, HAMER, carpenter Florence.

HARRADON, H., harness maker, Florence.

HARRINGTON, P., farmer, S. 34; P. O. Florence.

HAYES, DENNIS. far., S. 28; P. O. Florence.

HAYE, JOHN, laborer, Florence.

HELGLAND, L., stone mason, Florence.

HENDRICKSON, J., wagon maker, Florence.

HIBBEN, G. W., furniture and undertaking business, Florence, Iowa; born in Pennsylvania in November, 1832. Married Eliza A. McLain in Pennsylvania in 1855; she was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1832; they have three children -- James, Flora, and Hettie. Mr. Hibben owns house, store, stock, and eight lots, valued at $2,000. Mr. Hibben is a member of the Rock Island I.O.O.F. Lodge, No. 170.

HILLS, DAVID, laborer, Florence.

HOLMES, WILLIAM H. far., S. 30; P. O. Watkins; born in Utica, N. Y., in Jan., 1846. Married Martha Enos, in Iowa, in 1876; she was born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 1853; have one child -- Lewis, born in Iowa, March 30, 1878. He enlisted in the 151st Ill. V. I., in Feb., 1865; was discharged with the regiment at Columbus, Ga., in 1866. Has 164 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; came to Illinois in 1849; moved to Iowa in 1877.

HOUGHTON, JOHN A., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Florence; born in Tioga Co., Penn., July 20, 1831. Married Mary Bower in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1857; she was born in England in Jan., 1838; they have three children -- Hannah L., William A. and John F. Has 200 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; Mr. Houghton moved to Illinois in 1852; remained two years and moved to Benton Co., Iowa. Mr. Houghton is a member of the A.F. & A.M. Lodge, No. 164, Florence, Iowa.

HUFFMAN, A., far., S. 27; P. O. Florence.

HUMPHREY, H., far., S. 25; P. O. Florence.

HUMPHREY, J., far., S. 13; P. O. Fairfax.

HUMPHREY, M., far., S. 26; P. O. Florence.

IRION, CHARLES, far., S. 36; P. O. Florence.

IRION, G., far., S. 36; P. O. Florence.

JACKSON, A., hardware, Florence.

JARED, Jacob, far., S. 20; P. O. Florence.

JENSEN, JAMES, merchant, general store, dry goods, groceries, etc., Florence, Iowa; born in Norway, Europe, July 11, 1840. Married Mary L. Johnson, in Indiana, in 1866; she was born in Sweden, Europe, died Feb. 1, 1875; have three children -- William, Charlotte and Winifred. Mr. Jensen owns a house and lot valued at $1,500, and stock of goods worth $10,000. Mr. Jensen has held the office of School Treasurer in Florence; is a member of the A.F. & A.M. Lodge, Chapter and Commandery.

JOHNSON, H. C., cheese factory.

JOHNSON, J., far., S. 9; P. O. Florence.

JOHNSON, J. L., far., S. 8; P. O. Florence.

JOHNSON, J. K., far. S. 11; P. O. Florence.

JOHNSON, J. T. far., S. 11; P. O. Florence.

JOHNSON, K. T., far., S. 11; P. O. Florence.

JOHNSON, O., far., S. 8; P. O. Florence.

JOHNSON, P. S., far., S. 3; P. O. Florence.

JOHNSON, P. T., farmer, S. 11; P. O. Florence.

KEMP, FRANK, laborer, Florence.

KERN, JACOB, far., S. 3; P. O. Florence.

KIMM, A. S., far., S. 9; P. O. Florence.

KIMM, H., far., S. 9; P. O. Florence.

KIMM, S., far., S. 23; P. O. Florence.

KNOUF, G., far., S. 28; P. O. Florence.

KNOUF, J. H., far., S. 29; P.O. Florence.

KNUDTSON, K., laborer, Florence.

KOEBERLE, J., far., S. 2; P. O. Florence.

LAMB, THOMAS, farmer, S. 2; P. Florence.

LARSON, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence; born in Norway, Europe, Feb., 1829. Married Martha Olson, in Norway in 1860; she was born in Norway April, 1839; they had nine children, eight are living -- Larson I., Martin, Bernt, Julia, Lauris, Jacobina, Martha and John; Bernt, first, died in infancy. They have eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. They came to Clinton, Iowa in 1860; remained four years, and moved to Benton Co., Iowa in 1864. Mr. Larson sailed on the north seas three years, and was cloth dyer one year before coming to America. Mr. and Mrs. Larson are members of the Lutheran Church.

LARSON, J., far., Sec. 6; P. O. Florence.

LARSON, LEWIS, far., S. 6; P. O. Florence.

LARSON, OLE, fax.; P. O. Florence.

LEE, ALBERT, N., far., S. 1; P. O. Florence.

LEHNEN, J. J., clergyman, Florence.

LENGA, FRED., far., S. 13; P.O. Florence.

LYMAN, S. H., far., S. 33; P. O. Florence.

McADOW, JORDAN, laborer, Florence.

McFARLANE, JOHN, lumber and coal yard and agricultural and farm machinery, Florence; born in Canada Oct. 1, 1851; moved to Iowa in Jan., 1874. Mr. McFarlane followed farming in Canada; owns stock and implements and lumber, valued at $3,000. .He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. With him is Dr. H. Park born in Scotland May 28, 1851; he came to New York in 1859; remained ten years; moved to Fairfax, Iowa; was engaged in the carpenter and building business three years, and moved to Florence in 1877. He held the office as Town Clerk in Fairfax. Has shop and lot, and tools in Fairfax worth $700.

McKINNON, PETER, school teacher and Town Assessor, Florence; born in Scotland Dec. 28, 1849. Married Viola M. Younglove in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1871 she was born in Canada Jan. 22, 1851 they have two children -- E. G. and Florence L. Owns a house and lot, valued at $600. Mr. McKinnon came to America in 1852; located in Benton Co., Iowa; has followed school teaching the last ten years; holds the office of Township Assessor.

McKINNON, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Florence; born in Scotland in 1821. Married Catherine McNicol in Scotland in 1846; she was born in Scotland in 1820; they have eight children living -- John, Peter, Margaret, David, William, Alexander, James and Aberham. Have 126 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; located in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1855. Mr. and Mrs. McKinnon are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. McKinnon made his property in America by his energy in farming.

McLAREN, A., far., S. 2; P. O. Florence.

McQUIN, B., clerk, Florence.

MANVILLE, C. M., far., S. 28; P. O. Florence.

MANVILLE, D. C., far., S. 29; P. O. Florence.

MANVILLE, GEORGE, Sec. 32; P. O. Florence; born in Jefferson Co., Ind., Feb.

14, 1814. Married Elizabeth Carpenter in Ohio; was born in Delaware Co., Ohio, in 1818; they have three children -- Sydney Oscar, Charles Monroe, and DeWiit Clinton. Have 139 acres land, valued at $45 per acre. Moved to Ohio in 1835, then to Wisconsin, located in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1861.

MARTIN, J., far., S. 3; P. O. Florence.

MERRINGER, GEORGE, shoemaker, Florence.

MERRITT, CHAS., far., S. 28; P. O. Florence.

MERRITT, G., far., S. 33; P. O. Florence.

MERRITT, R., far., S. 33; P. O. Florence.

MILES, J. M., harness maker, Florence.

MILLER, ALEX., far., S. 11; P. O. Florence.

MILLER, DAVID, shoemaker, Florence.

MITCHELL, A., Jr., far., S. 3; P. O. Florence.

MITCHELL, J., far., S. 1; P. O. Fairfax.

MITCHELL, JOHN, far., S. 1 P. 0 Fairfax.

MITCHELL, MOSES, far., S. 1; P. 0 Fairfax.

MOHLER, JAMES, rtr., S. 27; P. O. Florence.

MONET, MONTAGUE, W., far., S. 33; P. O. Florence.

MOREY, D., railroad laborer, Florence.

MORGAN, A. W., miller, Florence.

MORRISON, R., far., S. 10; P. O. Florence.

MURPHY, E., far., S. 27; P. O. Florence.

MURPHY, H., far., S. 27; P. O. Florence.

MURRAY, JAS., far., S. 35; P.O. Florence.

MURRAY, WM., far., S. 35; P. O. Florence.

MURRAY, W. H., far., S. 36; P. O. Florence.

NAPIER, ALEX., far.; P. O. Fairfax.

NELSON, G., far., S. 20; P. O. Florence.

NELSON, JAS., far., S. 20; P. O. Florence.

NELSON, JOHN, horse dealer, P. O. Florence.

NELSON, JOHN, Jr., lab., Florence.

NEUBAUER, S., far., S. 12; P. O. Fairfax.

OLSON, CHRISTOPHER, far., S. 16; P. O. Florence.

OLSON, KNUDT, far., S. 9; P. O. Florence.

OLSON, OLE G., far., S. 25; P. O. Florence.

OLSON, OLE, far., S. 29; P. O. Florence.

PARK, DAVID H., clerk, Florence.

PARK, G. R., far., S. 12; P. O. Fairfax.

PETERSON, P. A. C., bartender, Florence.

PIEPER, FRANK, far., S. 6; P. O. Florence PINE, ALEX., farm lab.; P. O. Florence.

PINE, JAMES, blacksmith, Florence.

PINE, JOHN, far., S. 10; P. O. Florence.

PINE, WILLIAM, blacksmith, Florence.

PICKART, JOHN, far., Sec. 15; P. O. Florence.

PIRIE, WILLIAM, blacksmith, Florence; born in Scotland in 1821. Married Mary Taylor in Scotland in 1846 she was born in Scotland in 1820 came to Iowa in 1869; they had ten children; eight are living -- James, William, Alexander, John, Mary, George, Robert and Hans. Mr. Pirie owns house and lot, and shop and tools, valued at $1,000. Mr. and Mrs. Pirie are members of the Presbyterian Church.

POWERS, JOHN, far., S. 12; P. O. Watkins.

REESE, JAMES, miller, Florence.

REYNOLDS, WM. H., stock dealer, Florence.

RILEY, ALEXANDER W., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence; born in Berkeley Co., Va., April 8, 1795. Married Nancy Houseworth in Virginia in 1816; she was born in Bucks Co., Penn.; they had eight children, seven are living -- George A., Isaac, John, Martha, Solomon, Sarah Jane and Tarlton; Leroy B. died at the age of 26 years; Mrs. Riley died Oct. 27, 1876. Mr. Riley moved to Ohio; lived there thirty-five years, and moved to Iowa Co., Iowa, and located in Benton Co. in 1874; has 176 acres of land valued at $35 per acre. Helped to build some of the first .school houses in Iowa Co. Mr. Riley enlisted in the war of 1812 in a private volunteer company of infantry, at Martinsburg, Va.; under Col. Boyd and Capt. Gregory; served three months, and mustered out with his company at the close of the war. Mr. Riley followed the stone mason and brick laying trades thirteen years in his early life.

RING, HENRY, retired, Florence.

ROGERS, ALBERT M., carpenter, Florence.

ROGERS, ASHLEY D., carpenter, Florence.

ROGERS, C. M., carp. and sch. tcher, Florence.

ROGERS, HARVEY, carpenter, Florence.

ROSDAIL, DAVID, farmer, S. 23; P. O. Florence.

ROSDAIL, JACOB, far., S. 23; P. O. Florence.

ROSDAIL, OREE, far., Sec. 23; P. O. Florence.

ROSE, WILLIAM G., farmer; P. O. Florence.

RUSSELL, WM., far., Sec. 11; P.O. Florence.

RUSSELL, WM., JR., far., S. 11; P. O. Florence.

SABEN, STEPHEN T., farmer, Sec. 33 P. O. Florence.

SARGEANT, ALDEN R., ins. agt., Florence.

SCHLOEMAN, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Florence; born in Germany April 11, 1847. Married Marggareth Volz in Iowa Co., Iowa, in 1869; she was born in Germany in 1847; they have four children -- Willie, Melrose, Edwin, and Annie. Have eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. He came to America, a child, in 1847, to St. Louis, Mo., and moved to Iowa Co., Iowa, in, 1851; located in Benton Co. in 1869. Mr. Schloeman has a good property, made by his energy and economy. Mr. and Mrs. Schloeman are members of the New Jerusalem Church.

SCHULTE, JOHN, saloon, Florence.

SCHULTE, JOSEPH, far., S. 15; P. O. Florence.

SECOR, ANTHONY, painter, Florence.

SECOR, FRANK, painter, Florence.

SEGARD, JENS, blacksmith, Florence.

SIMMONS, T., clergyman, Florence.

SODESTROM, O., carpenter, Florence.

SMITH, G., far., Sec. 18; P. O. Florence.

SMITH, J. A., physician and surgeon, Florence; born in Pennsylvania June 9, 1848. Married Addie Taylor in Iowa in 1875; she was born in Illinois, in 1848. Dr. Smith took the classical course at Elder's Ridge, Penn.; graduated in medicine and surgery at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Feb., 1872; located in Florence March, 1872; they have one child -- Lura, born in Florence April, 1876. Mr. Smith owns house and lot, and interest in other buildings, valued at $2,200. Mr. Smith is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and Mrs. Smith is a member of the Methodist.

SPERBECK, A. H., Florence.

SPERBECK, MARTIN, carpenter and contractor, Florence; born in Genesee Co., N. Y., Dec. 28, 1833; moved to Wisconsin in 1846, and went to California, in 1853, and remained ten years; followed mining and hotel keeping; returned to Wisconsin one year, and returned-to California; crossed the plains with fifty horses, 1864; remained in California one year, and returned to. New York, and from. there moved to Titusville, Penn.; was engaged in the oil business; returned to Wisconsin, 1867; moved to Florence, Iowa, in 1867, where he now carries on business; was engaged in building the U. P. Railroad one year. Married Eliza Easton in California Nov., 1856; she was born in Massachusetts in 1835; they have four children -- Francis, Walter and Willie, born in California; Flora E., born in Wisconsin. Holds the offices of Justice of the Peace and Notary Public; has held the offices of Constable, Deputy Treasurer, and several other town offices. Has house and two lots, shop and lot, valued at $1,500.

SPRINGER, J. L., druggist, Florence.

SPRINKER, S., druggist, Florence.

STALLMAN, L., far., Sec. 10; P. O. Florence.

STICK, C., far., Sec. 23; P. O. Florence.

STOCKSLAGER, S. O., physician and surgeon, Florence; born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 27, 1849. Married Flora E. Brown in Florence, Iowa, 1877; she was born in Florence, Iowa, in 1858. Mr. Stockslager attended the Rush Medical College of Chicago, in 1871, and after the large fire took place in Chicago in 1871, went to Iowa City, Iowa, and attended the Iowa State University, and graduated Feb., 1875, at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, at New York; practiced in Tipton, Cedar Co., Iowa, commencing March, 1872; practiced eighteen months and then took another course of lectures and a hospital course, and located in Florence, Iowa, July 31, 1875, where he has since been practicing. Owns house and lot in Florence, valued at $1,000. Is a member of the A.F. & A.M. Lodge.

STRAND, T. L., farmer, Sec., 9; P. O. Florence.

SWENSON, O., stone mason, Florence.

TALMAN, B., farmer; P.O. Florence.

TAYLOR, ALFRED E., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Florence; born in Du Page Co., Ill., July 30, 1851. Married Phebe Brown in Benton Co., in 1874; she was born in Indiana, March 4, 1854; they have two children -- Rossiter, Elwin and Iva. Have 110 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; came to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1844. Mr. Taylor has held the office of School Director and other town offices.

TAYLOR, ELIZABETH, MRS., farming, Sec. 32; P. O. Florence;. was born in Wayne Co., N. Y., Oct. 28, 1824. Was married to Wm. Taylor in Du Page Co., Ill., in 1844. Wm. Taylor was born July 24, 1810, in New Hampshire; they had seven children; five are living -- Wm. J., Alfred E., Lewis E., Addie and Agness L.; have 360 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Mrs. Taylor is a member of the M. E. Church. Mrs. Taylor moved with her parents to Michigan, and then to Illinois, and moved to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1856. Mr. Taylor died, July 24, 1865; Mary E. died Aug. 25, 1877, aged 32 years; Elzora A. died Jan. 9, 1875, aged 16 years.

TAYLOR, LEWIS E., farmer, Sec. 32, P. O. Florence.

TAYLOR, R. P., jeweler, Florence.

TAYLOR, WM., carpenter, Florence.

TEMPLEMAN, J. N., carpenter, Florence.

THOMAS, A., far., S. 34; P. O. Florence.

THOMPSON, NELS, laborer; P. O. Florence.

THOMPSON, NELSON, laborer; P. O. Florence.

THOMPSON, SOPHIA, MRS., farming, S. 30; P. O. Florence; born in Norway, Europe, in 1831; has eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; has three children -- Martha B., Wm. O. and Annie Bell; is the widow of Wm. B. Thompson, Mr. Thompson enlisted Sept. 20, 1861, in the 8th Iowa V. I.; was taken prisoner at the battle of Pittsburg Landing April, 1862; was kept in Montgomery and Macon, Ga., prisons six months; was exchanged at Annapolis, Md. Mrs. Thompson came to America in 1850; located in La Salle Co., Ill.; moved to Iowa Co., Iowa, in 1857, and located in Benton Co. in 1861. Mrs. Thompson is a member of The Lutheran Church. Mr. Thompson lost his health in prison, and was transferred to the Invalid Corps of Company K, 4th Regiment, and was discharged in Sept., 1864; died in 1868 in Benton, Co., Iowa.

THOMPSON, T., far., S. 11; P.O. Florence.

TIEDE, JOHN, far., S. 16; P. O. Florence.

TIEL, LERERETTE, retired, Florence.

TOW, ANDREW, far., S. 23; P. 0, Florence.

TORRISON, H., far., Sec. 15; P. O. Florence.

TOW, A. L., far., S. 25; P. O. Florence.

TOW, AXEL, far., S. 24; P. O. Florence.

TOW, C., renter, Sec. 14; P. O. Florence.

TOW, LARS, far., S. 16; P. O. Florence.

TOW, OLE, far., S. 23; P. 0 Florence.

TOW, SEVERT, far., S. 24; P. O. Florence.

TROY, CHARLES, far., S. 32; P. O. Florence.

TROY, J. W., far., S. 32; P. O. Florence.

TUCKER, GABRIEL F., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence; born in Collins, N. Y., June 6, 1836. Married Sarah A. Smith in New York; she was born in Brant, N. Y., in 1837; they had one child -- Jason C., born in 1859. Mrs. Tucker died in 1866. Mr. Tucker has eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; is a member of the Friends' Society. Mr. Tucker was in the U. S. Mail Service at Buffalo, N. Y., for nine years; came to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1863.

TUCKER, JOHN, far., P. O. Watkins.

TUTTLE, OSMAN, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Florence; born in Norway, Europe, in January, 1798. Married Melinda in 1826 in Norway; they had nine children, three are living -- Annie, Betsey and Osman. Mrs. Tuttle died in 1852. Mr. Tuttle married his second wife -- Helena Sophia in Norway, in October, 1855; she was born in Norway in 1822; they had five children, two are living -- Henry and Osman Edward. Mr. Tuttle has 640 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre and some town property; he came to America in 1836, went back to Norway in 1855, and returned to America in 1856; located in Benton Co. in 1859.

Mr. Tuttle located the town of Norway, Iowa; he gave eleven acres of land to the Chicago & North-Western Railway Company to locate the depot and railroad; he helped to build the first school house in Norway. Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Tuttle has a good property, made by his energy and economy.

TUTTLE, O., Jr., far., S. 9; P. O. Florence.

WALKER, ED. C., Florence.

WAYNER, PHILIP, carpenter, Florence.

WELAND, OLE, far., S. 36; P. O. Florence.

WESTON, JOHN, far., S. 27; P. O. Florence.

WHEELER, CHARLES H., carpenter, Florence.

WHEELER, GEORGE W., Constable, Florence.

WHEELER, J. A., farmer; P. O. Florence.

WICKS, LARS, far., S. 6; P. O. Florence.

WILMIRTH, CHARLES, laborer, Florence.

YOUNG, A. S., far., Sec. 35; P. O. Florence.

YOUNGLOVE, ISAAC, Florence.

ZLIBCICK, JOHN T., Catholic priest P. O. Florence.



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