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ALBERS, HARTWICK, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Garrison.

Anson, J. W., far., S. 6; P. O. Paul.

BENNETT, C., far., Sec. 18 P. O. Dryden.

Bennett, E. W., far., S. 19; P. O. Dryden.

Bennett, C. J., far., S. 19; P. O. Dryden.

Bennett, Mortimer; P. O. Dryden.

Berenlerg, H., far., S. 29; P. O. Dryden.

Bermister, H., far., S. 29; P. O. Dryden.

Boge, J., far., S. 25; P. O. Luzerne.

Boromaster, H., fax., S. 28; P. O. Dysart.

Bowen, P., far., Sees. 11 and 12; P. O. Garrison.

BRODE, D. D., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Dryden; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., Feb. 18, 1823; removed to Warsaw, Ind., in 1852; thence to Bureau Co., Ill.,, in 1855; thence to Benton Co. in 1856. Mr. Brode drove the first nail driven at Shellsburg, this county; his occupation being that of carpenter and millwright; built a mill at Shellsburg, and entered land within one mile of the village; has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Miss Mary N. Ditch Nov. 21, 1861; she was born in Cambria Co., Penn., in 1836; they have five children -- Lulla, born Feb., 1863; John A., born Feb., 1865; Cora M., and Flora M., born June, 1867; Daniel, born Nov., 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Brode are members of the M. E. Church; Republican in politics.

BURDICK, DANIEL G., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dryden; born in Madison Co., N. Y., Nov., 1810; removed to Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1821; thence to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in 1831; thence to Washington Co., Wis., in 1845; thence to Outagamie Co., Wis., in 1866; thence to Benton Co. in 1874; owns seventy acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Harriet C. Gile Jan. 1, 1833; she was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., in 1816; their children are Orlando, born Oct., 1833; Charles, Aug., 1836, died Feb. 5, 1856; Christopher G., Oct., 1871; Lucy M., Nov., 1873; Amos, Nov. 7, 1877; Harriet died June 14, 1876. Married Mrs. Rolina Lathrop Dec., 1877; she was born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 1821. Republican in politics. Keeps the Dryden post office. Members of the Baptist Church.

Burris, W. E.; P. O. Dryden.

BUTTERFIELD, JOSEPH A., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Garrison; born in Allegany Co., N. Y., March, 1843; removed to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1866; owns 240 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Ellen Hite in January, 1870; she was born in Bedford Co., Penn., in 1848; they have two children -- Fred E., born in May, 1872; Hattie E., born in March, 1875. Republican in polities. Enlisted in the 130th N. Y. V. I. in 1862; transferred to the First New York Dragoons in 1863; participated in the battle of the Wilderness and capture of Richmond, and other important battles under Sheridan.

BYAM, C. O., farmer and stock raiser, Secs. 33 and 28; P. O. Dryden; owns 1,120 acres, valued at $35 per acre; born in Essex Co., N. Y., in 1830; removed to Jones Co., Iowa, in 1853; thence to Benton Co. in 1868. Married Elizabeth A. Starry May 1, 1857; she was born in Jones Co., Iowa, in 1842; have six children -- Bessie L., born March 5, 1860; Daniel E., born April 29, 1862; Dora J., born May 30, 1865; Etta, born May 25, 1867; Richard, born Sept. 30, 1872; Nellie E., born Aug. 18, 1876. Supervisor two years; Assessor two years; Township Trustee two years; Clerk one year; on the School Board -- before they became independent -- Secretary, President and Treasurer four years. Republican in politics.

Byam, E., far., S. 32; P. O. Dryden.

Byam, G. W., far., S. 31; P. O. Dryden.

Byam, Lorin, far., S. 31; P. O. Dryden.

CARSTAN, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Paul.

CHASE, E. G., Sec. 9; P. O. Garrison; born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1834; moved to Benton Co. in 1867; has 120 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Orpha A. Rose in 1857; she was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1840; they have four children -Aurelia E. born Aug. 22, 1858; Jane L., March 18, 1863; Clement R., Jan. 27, 1867; Orpha R., Nov. 28, 1877. Republican in politics. School Director five years, Road Supervisor five years. Mr. and Mrs. Chase have been members of the Baptist Church twenty-five years. Mr. Chase enlisted in the 91st New York Artillery September, 1864; and detailed as Post Machinist; mustered out in June, 1865.

CHASE, LYMAN J., Sec. 25; P.O. Luzerne; born in Bureau Co., Ill., in March, 1837; removed to Benton Co., Iowa, in March, 1869; has eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Mary A. Shultz; she was born in Columbia Co., Penn., Nov. 22, 1831; they have six children-- Clarrie E., born July 2, 1861; Charles, Sept. 26, 1863; Idella, Nov. 16, 1868; Frank L., Feb. 26, 1871; Jennie I., Aug. 12, 1872; Laura M., Dec. 9, 1875.

Christain, J. G. far., S. 3; P.O. Garrison.

CHRISWELL, MARY, MRS., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Belle Plaine. Mrs. Chriswell was born in Centre Co., Penn., in August, 1823, her maiden name being Mary Stearm; she has 120 acres land valued at $30 per acre. Married Robt. Chriswell in 1843; he was born in Mifflin Co., Penn., in June 1822; removed to Scott Co., Iowa, in 1855; thence to Benton Co. in 1870; she has eight children-- Sarah C., Rebecca J., Elmira, Luther, Emma, John, Alonzo, and Robert. She is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. Chriswell enlisted in 1861 in the 20th Iowa Infantry; lost his health and served in the hospital during the war. Died from a stroke of lightning July 18, 1871.

COAN, JOHN, farmer and stockraiser, Sec. 2; P. O. Garrison; born in Galway, Ireland, in 1832. Emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1847; thence to Johnson Co., Iowa, in 1858; thence to Benton Co. in 1861; has 200 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Catherine Winter in 1852; she was born in Galaway, Ireland in 1830; four children-- Sarah, Onora, Margaret and Martin. Catherine died September, 1863. He then married Bridget Gabenny in 1873; she was born in Cavan, Ireland, in 1838. Democrat in politics. School Director two years; Path Master one year. Members of the Catholic Church. Collins, Thos., far., S. 1; P. O. Garrison.

Condon, Michael, farmer; P. O. Garrison.

Cook, Christ, far., S. 9; P. O. Paul.

Cray, Thomas, far., S. 3; P.O. Garrison.

Cruik, John, far., Sec. 9; P. O. Paul.

CUNNINGHAM, JOHN S., Sec. 19., P.O. Dryden; born in Madison Co., N.Y., in August, 1846; removed to Onondaga in 1852; thence to Tioga Co., N.Y., in 1853; thence to Broome Co., N.Y., in 1857; thence to Benton Co., in 1861; owns forty acres of land valued at $30 per acre. Married Eliza A. Lewis in November, 1876; she was born in Onondaga, N.Y., in 1843. Republican; Members of the M. E. Church.

Deppe, Phillip, far., Sec. 27; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Dilger, N., farmer, S. 2; P. O. Garrison.

DONNELLY, MICHAEL, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Garrison; born in Gallaway, Ireland in 1832; emigrated to New Orleans, La., in 1849; thence to Benton Co. in 1870; has eighty acres of land valued at $30 per acre. Married Mary Corran in 1863; she was born in County Sligo, Ireland, in 1833; they have three children-- Ellen F., Mary A. and William J. Democrat. President of the School. Members of the Catholic Church.

Donnelly, T., far., S. 13; P. O. Garrison.

Fike, C. J.; farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Waterloo.

FIKE, JOSEPH, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Dysart; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1843; removed to Benton co. in 1856; owns 120 acres of land valued at $25 per acre. Married Anna Lichty in 1863; she was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., June 11, 1843; their children are Peter L., born Nov. 14, 1866; Ellen, Dec. 12, 1867; Jeremiah, Sept. 5, 1869; Abel, April 19, 1871; Eneas, June 23, 1872, died Nov. 1, 1872; Mary L., born Jan. 20, 1874; Andrew L., April 21, 1875, died July 22, 1877; Benjamin and Joseph, born Aug. 24, 1876; Magdaline, Sept. 14, 1877. Republican. Has been the farrier of the county since 1857. Elected to the ministry on 1865; ordained to the eldership in 1871 of the River Brethren Church, organized in 1858. Mr. Fike has organized two churches in Kansas, one at Clay Center and one at Hamlin.

Finellay, James, far., S. 18; P.O. Paul.

Fintel, H., far., S. 14; P. O. Garrison.

GAYHEGEN, A. R., farmer.

GAREY, JAMES W., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Paul; born in Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1835; removed to Benton Co. in 1870; has 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre Married Susanna Thomas in 1859; she was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1834; they have four children -- Hermon H., born in 1860; Georgianna, in 1862; Eva K., in 1869, and Isabel M., in 1871. Republican. School Director of District No. 5 six years, Justice of the Peace three years and Township Clerk since 1877.

Gebers, Fred., farmer.

GOKIN, TAIRK FREDERICK, farmer, Sees. 14 and 11; P. O. Garrison; born in Groszherzogthrum, Oldenburg, Germany, Dec. 1, 1840; emigrated to Lee Co., Ill., in 1866; thence to Benton Co. in 1869; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Fredereke Kohler; she was born in Corchersenger, Germany, in 1850; they have three children -- Christian, born Nov. 28, 1871; Carl, Oct. 15, 1874, and Anna, Oct. 16, 1877. Republican. Road Supervisor.

Grapler, Chas., far., S. 4; P. O. Dysart.

MAACK, CLAUS, farmer, Sec. 35; P.0. Luzerne.

Hadenfelt, H., far.; P. O. Paul.

HARMON, H. S., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Garrison; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Maryland May 18, 1842; came to Benton Co. in 1854. Married Mary Etta McCord; she was born in Jasper Co., Ind., in 1843; they have one child -- John F., born Aug. 18, 1867. School Director two years, and Treasurer three years. Democratic in politics. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the M. E. Church.

Hansen, Carson, farmer.

Hansen, Fred., far., S. 36; P. O. Luzerne.

Hansen, W., far., S. 7; P. O. Paul.

HAY, JOHN E., far., S. 32; P. O. Dryden; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1845 removed to Jones Co., Iowa in 1876; thence to Benton Co. in 1878. Married Agnes Boger in 1870; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1842; they have four children -- Robert Morris, born in Dec., 1871; Fred K. Warren, in June, 1873; Wm. Calvin, in Jan., 1875, and Minnie, in Sept., 1877. Members of the German Reformed Church. A member of the I.O.O.F. Enlisted in Aug., 1862, in the 142d Pennsylvania V. I.; participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Weldon Railroad, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Wilderness, Long Hill, Tolopotomy Creek, Bethesda Church, Petersburg, Poplar Grove Church, Peeble's Farm, Dafney's Mills, Ford's Crossing and raid to Bellfield.

Hiepenthal, J., far., S. 17; P. O. Paul.

Hinneman, J., far. P. O. Garrison.

Heyer, P., farmer; P. O. Luzerne.

Holck, J., far., S. 28; P. O. Paul.

Holm, F., far., S. 33; P. O. Luzerne.

Hoover, A., far., S. 5; P. O. Dysart.

Houghton, M. T., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Paul.

HUDSON, JOHN, school teacher; born in Essex Co., N. J., in 1847; removed to Fulton Co., Ill., in 1849; thence to Warren Co. in 1858; thence to McDonough Co. in 1859; thence to Henderson Co. in 1862; thence to Benton Co. in 1863; thence to Kansas in 1868; thence to Benton Co. in 1873; thence to Nebraska in Jan.. 1875; thence to Benton Co. Dec. 26, 1875. Member of the I.O.O.F.

Huffman, I., farmer.

ILLIAM, LEWIS, far., S. 28; P. O. Belle Plaine.

IRWIN, A. W., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Garrison; born in Indiana Co., Penn., Oct. 13, 1851; removed to Iowa in 1876. Married Unice McAlister on the 27th of September, 1870; she was born in Indiana Co., Penn., in 1852; they have four children -- William P. Smith, born Feb. 14, 1872; Inalionetta, born May 28, 1873; Winnie C., born Dec. 7, 1874; John Ambrose, born June 13, 1876. Democrat in politics Members of the Evangelical Church.

JANNSEN, JOHN, far., S. 26; P. O. Luzerne.

James, J., far.; P. O. Benton.

Johnson, J., far., S. 9; P. O. Benton.

Jungklaus, P., far., S. 23 P. O. Luzerne.

Jurgens, F., far.; P. O. Dysart.

KEBACH, ERNEST, far., S. 20; P. O. Paul.

Keith, C. W., far., S. 28 and 34; P. O. Dryden.

Keiper, F., far., S. 23; P. O. Robin.

Kerr, S. J., far., S. 10; P. O. Garrison.

Kerston, H., far.; S. 9; P. O. Garrison.

King, B., far., S. 15; P. O. Paul.

King, J. H., far., S. 20; P. O. Dryden.

Kinner, P. P., far., S. 30; P. O. Dryden.

Kinner, W. H., far., S. 30; P. O. Dryden.

KIRCHNER, CLAUS, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Garrison; born in Holstein, Germany, Jan. 8, 1837; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, in 1855; thence to Benton Co. in 1868. Married Louisa Dorthia Meyer March 11, 1868; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1852; they have three children -- Mary, born June 2, 1871; Henry, born Jan. 4, 1874; Fred W., born June 21, 1877. Secretary of school while independent district four years. Has 160 acres, valued at $30 per acre.

KIRCHNER, JOHN H., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 23; P. O. Luzerne; born in Holstein, Germany, in 1832; emigrated to Iowa in 1854; has 160 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Married Margaret McKeals in July, 1855; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1836; they have five children -- Anna E., born Oct. 28, 1857; Wilhelmina, born Dec. 26, 1859; Cecelia C., born March 26, 1863; Alvina M., born in June, 1871; Ella S., born June 12, 1873. Margaret died June 23, 1874; he then married Lena Peters, who was born in Denmark in 1828. Republican in politics. District Treasurer three years; Trustee two years; Supervisor two years. Members of the German Lutheran Church.

Keep, Peter, far., S. 16; P. O. Paul.

Krug. Henry, far., S. 26; P. O. Robin.

Krug, John, far., S. 35; P. O. Robin.

Krisel, Chas., far., S. 11; P. O. Paul.

LICHTY, SAMUEL, farmer.

Landgrebe, J., far., S. 5; P. O. Paul.

Lynch, Jas., far., S. 35; P. 0 Dryden.

Lynch, Jno., far., S. 35; P. O. Luzerne.

MATTHEWS, W. A., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Paul.

MARTEENY, J. J., Sec. 33; Dryden; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1838; removed to Lee Co., Ill., in 1863; thence to Benton Co. in 1873; has eighty acres of land, valued at per acre. Married Mary Wilhelm in 1866; she was born in Maryland Co., Penn., in 1836; they have one child -- Edith R., born Jan. 10, 1869. Democratic in politics. Members of the M. E. Church. Enlisted in the 133d Penn. Inf., Aug. 6, 1862; participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville and others; mustered out May 26, 1863; lost his health while in the army.

Miller, Henry.

Millhouse, G., far., S. 3; P. O. Garrison.

MEYER, HENRY J., Sec. 25; P. O. Luzerne; born in Holstein, Germany, in 1841; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, in 1865; thence to Benton Co. in 1868; has 280 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Married Elsabea Peters in 1868; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1842; they have five children -- Henry N., born in 1869; Anna M., born in 1871; Emma E., born in 1874; Herman H., born in 1875; Maria K., born in 1877. Independent in politics. School Director five years; Trustee one year. Members of the Lutheran Church.

Minish, N., far., S. 15; P. O. Garrison.

Mohr, G., far., S. 13; P. O. Garrison.

MORGAN, W. A., S. 31; P. O. Dryden; born in Tioga Co., Penn., Oct. 12, 1842; removed to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1854, thence to Benton Co. in 1862; has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Susan Byam 1866; she was born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., Oct. 10 1841; they have four children -- Alf, born Jan. 7, 1868; Hubert, born March 19, 1871; Cora, born Aug. 4, 1872; Harry, born Oct. 3,;1875. Republican in politics. Was Assessor three years, Justice two years, School Director four years., Enlisted in Sept., 1862, in the 6th I. V. C.; participated in the battle of White Stone Hill, in the frontier skirmishes, etc.

Mosebergh, C., far., S. 4; P. O. Paul.

NYTTING, IRA G., far., S. 8; P. O. Dysart; born in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., in 1842; removed to Davenport, Iowa, in 1851, thence to Iowa Co., Iowa, in 1871, thence to Benton Co., in 1873; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Maranda Tollman in 1864; she was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1844; they have three children -- Evert, born in 1864; Florence, born in 1867; Esther, born in 1875. Republican. School Director, Road Supervisor, and President of the School Board.

PECK, SHELDON, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dryden.

PARKER, DANIEL, P. O. Paul; born in Indiana in 1828; removed to Clinton Co., Ohio in 1837 thence to Grant Co., Ind., in 1847 thence to Kosciusko Co., Ind., in 1853; thence to Lee Co., Ill., in 1867, thence to Benton Co., in Oct., 1877. Married Elizabeth J. Sisk in 1857; she was born in Wayne Co., Ind., in 1837; two children -- Sarah M., born in 1859; Chester M., born in 1861. Democratic. Member of the Grange; Mrs. Parker is a member of the Dunkard Church.

PECK, ROLLIN, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Paul; born in Rutland Co., Vt., in 1850; removed to Benton Co. in 1857; has eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Dora Grase in 1871; she was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1853; they have two children -- Carry, born in 1873, and Charlie, born in 1877. School Director and Road Supervisor.

Pegl, William, farmer.

Peterson, W., S. 20; P. O. Paul.

Pierce, N. R., far., S. 11, 13 and 22; P. O. Vinton.

PIPPERT, A. ADAM, far., S. 22; P. O. Paul; born in Hessen, Ger., Feb. 24, 1830; emigrated to York Co., Penn., in 1854; thence to Lee Co., Ill., in 1858; thence to Benton Co. in 1873. Married Elizabeth Witzel in 1860; she was born in Hessen, Germany, in 1835; they have eight children -- Catharine, Henry, Adam, Elissa, Jacob, Mary, John and William. School Director. Member of the Evangelical Church for fourteen years.

RIPPLE, JOHN, farmer.

RANDALL, EDWARD V., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Garrison; born in Franklin Co., Me. in 1831; removed to Allamakee Co., Iowa, in 1854; thence to Benton Co. in 1870; owns $480 acres of land, worth $35 per acre. Married Sarah Allen in 1857; she was born in Franklin Co., Me., in 1832; have seven children -- Anna A., born April 27, 1859; Edward, born April 21, 1861; Caleb, born Aug. 3, 1864; Mary L., born Sept. 20, 1866; Eben born June 14, 1869; Howard, born Aug 27, 1871; Bently, born July 25, 1874. Republican in politics; members of the M. E. Church.

REDINGTON, HENRY H. farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Paul; born in Lorraine Co., Ohio, in 1822; removed La Salle Co., Ill., in 1856; thence Henry Co., Ind., in 1866; thence Wayne Co., Ind., in 1868; merchandising; thence to Benton Co., in 1877; owns 154 1/2 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Mary E. Slater in 1850; she was born in Chautauqua Co. N. Y., in 1830; their children are Emily L., born Nov. 6, 1864; Edward C. born April 5, 1856; Leslie J., born Feb., 21, 1858; Elizabeth, born July 21, 1860, died June 5, 1875; Franklin E., born Sept. 17, 1862, an inmate of the Vinton Blind Asylum; Lucy, born Dec. 3, 1865; Harry, born March 5 1869. Republican; member of M. E. Church.

Rose, J. W., far., S. 10; P. O. Garrison.

ROSE, N. D., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Garrison; born in Otsego Co., N.. Y., in 1838; removed to Benton Co. in 1868; has 120 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Sarah E. Herring; she was born in Cherry Valley, N. Y., in 1839; they have four children -- Adora, born in Feb., 1866; Ethelwyn, in May, 1871; Joseph E., in Aug., 1872, and Mary Esther, in March, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Rose are members of no orthodox church, but Christians, worshiping as instructed by the Bible.

Rost, C., far., S. 13; P. O. Garrison.

Ryan, M., far., S. 24; P. O. Garrison.

SCHEEL, M., far., S. 35; P. O. Luzerne.

SCHAEFFER, HENRY, Sec. 25; P. O. Garrison; born in Waldrick, Prussia, Jan. 14, 1843; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 1, 1858; thence to Muscatine Co., Iowa, in 1871; thence to Benton Co. in 1875; has 120 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Louisa Burkimp in 1871; she was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1850; they have four children -- Mena, born in Aug. 1871; Willie, Dec. 6, 1872; Henry, July 3, 1874, and Louie, May 20, 1876, Schell, H., far., S. 16; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Schnell, A., far., S. 17; P. O. Dysart.

SCHOELERMAN, REIMER N., Sec.36; P. O. Luzerne; born in Holstein, Germany, Sept. 27, 1842; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, Jan. 18, 1863; thence to Benton Co. in 1867; has 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Sophia Foss Dec. 4, 1867; she was born in Holstein, Germany, June 4, 1848; they have six children -- Peter F., born Dec. 25, 1868; Wm. H., born April 29, 1870; John J., April 16, 1872; Hermon F., June 1, 1873; Adolph A., Nov. 29, 1874, and Caroline M., April 3, 1877. Republican. Has been School Director three years.

SCHOLERMAN, PETER J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Luzerne; born in Holstein, Germany, Nov. 22, 1837; emigrated to America Dec. 21, 1862; 240 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Enlisted in the engineer department in New York for the South in 1863; sent to Port Royal Bay, South Carolina; remained in that department until Nov., 1865; thence to New York, and, in 1866, came to Scott Co., Iowa, and in 1867, to Benton Co. Married Cecelia Rostermund in 1869; she was born in Holstein, Germany, March 21, 1847. Trustee one term; School Director four years, and Justice of the Peace one year.

Seeck, Clans, far., S. 36; P. 0 Luzerne.

SEICK, PETER, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Luzerne; born in Holstein, Germany, Jan. 6, 1838; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, in 1858; thence to Cedar Co., Iowa, in 1865; thence to Benton Co. in 1868; has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Christena Mier; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1850; they have two children -- Gustof, born June 6, 1875, and Ferdinanduait W., June 16, 1877. School Director and Supervisor. Republican in politics. Members of German Lutheran Church. Enlisted in the 27th Missouri V. I., from St, Louis, in 1861; participated in the battles of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Kingston, Atlanta and others; mustered out Sept. 19, 1864.

Shellhans, R., far., S. 1; P. O. Garrison.

Shildroth, P., far., S. 16; P. O. Garrison.

Shremser, F., far., S. 4; P. O. Dysart.

SMITH, D. L., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Paul; born in Cortland Co., N. Y. in 1836; removed to Lee, Ill., in 1857; thence to Rochester, Minn., in 1857; thence to St. Louis, Mo., in 1858; thence to St. Clair, Mo., in 1859, to the lead mines; thence to Lee Co., Ill., in 1861; thence to Ogle Co., Ill., in 1862; thence to Whiteside Co., Ill., in 1865; thence to Benton Co., in 1867; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $25. Married Permelia Putnam in 1861; she was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. in 1840; they have seven children -- Maria R., Charles L., Davias V., Theadocia E., Charlotte, Daisy and A L., Jr. Republican. Town Clerk and School Director.

Smith, G. W., far., s. 11; P. O. Garrison.

SNYDER, S. W., P. O. Dysart; born in Whiteside Co., Ill., in 1847; removed to Labette Co., Kan., in 1870; thence to Whiteside Co. in 1873; thence to Benton Co. in 1877. Married Miss M. J. Heleman in 1867; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1849; they have three children -- Gertie M., born March 5, 1869; Joseph E., Aug. 28, 1871, and Mandie L., Aug. 5, 1874. Republican in politics.

Stine, Henry, far., S. 20; P. O. Dryden.

Storey, James, far., S. 3; P. O. Garrison.

Strube, A., far., S. 14; P. O. Garrison.

STRUCK, J., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Garrison; born in Holstein, Germany May 13, 1835; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 16, 1857; thence to Benton Co. March 21, 1873; has 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Margaret Meyer in 1866; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1847; they have four children -- Willie, born March 12, 1869; Fred, May 22, 1871; Henry, Feb. 20, 1875; Rodolph, April 20, 1877. Republican; members of the German Lutheran Church. Stuck, William, farmer.

TAYLOR, N. S., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Garrison.

Taylor, Solon, far., S. 14; P. O. Garrison.

Thiessen, P. M., farmer.

Thiessen, Thies, far., S. 35; P. O. Luzerne.

Thocle, Geo., far., S. 26; P. O. Luzerne.

TILLY, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Garrison; born in Hanover, Germany, in 1839; emigrated to Chicago in 1859; thence to Lee Co., Ill., in 1860; thence to Idaho in 1862; thence to Lee Co., Ill., in 1864; thence to Benton Co. in 1872. Owns 100 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Anna C. Homon; she was born in Hesse, Germany, in 1840; they have two children -- Anna M., born in Feb., 1872, and G. Henry, in March, 1874. Members of the German Lutheran Church.

TWOGOOD, CHARLES, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Belle Plaine; born in Delphi Co., N. Y., Feb. 24, 1825; removed to Onondaga Co., N. Y., in 1828; thence to Jackson Co., Mich., in 1849; thence to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1851; thence to Benton Co. in 1856; has seventy-eight acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Juliet Stebbins July 19, 1848; she was born in Syracuse, N. Y., June 15, 1826; their children are Sarah A., born June 15, 1849; Harriet A., Nov. 15, 1851; Willie E., Feb. 2, 1856; Milo C., Sept. 11, 1858; Alva C., Aug. 9, 1861, died Oct. 23, 1873; Augustus, born March 24, 1868. Republican in politics for thirty years; Road Supervisor for twelve years; Township Trustee one year. Members of the Baptist Church since 1852.

Twogood, W. E., farmer.

WAHL, JAMES, farmer, P. O. Dryden.

Waller, J. P., far., S. 7; P. O. Paul.

Waller, Robert, far., S. 7; P. O. Paul.

Waller, W. H., far., S. 6; P. O. Paul.

WAREHAM, D. H., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Dryden; born in Lawrence Co.; Penn., in 1842; removed to Scott Co., Iowa, in 1864; thence to Cedar Co., Iowa, in 1865; thence to Benton Co. in 1870; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Sarah C. Criswell Feb. 15, 1866; she was born in Blair Co., Penn., in 1844; they have two children -- Mary Alice, born in March, 1867, and Mertie, in Aug., 1877. Democratic in politics. School Director four years; Supervisor one year. Members of the M. E. Church. Mr. Wareham enlisted in July, 1862, for nine moths in the 134th Penn. V. I.; participated in the battles of South Mountain, Fredericksburg and the Wilderness; mustered out in March, 1863.

Wareham, Stephen., far., S. 32; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wilson, A., far., S. 10; P. O. Garrison.

WILSON, SAMUEL, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Garrison; born in North of Ireland in 1827 emigrated to Upper Canada in 1842 thence to Benton Co. in 1872; owns 280 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Elizabeth Arnt in 1852; she was born in Ottawa, Canada; they have eight children -- Adam H., James, John, Jane, Mathew, Edward, Albert and William Henry. Members of the Presbyterian Church.

Witt, M., far., S. 35; P. O. Luzerne.



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