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1917 Farmers' Directory of Canton Township
Atlas of Benton County, Iowa
The Anderson Pub'l. Co., 1917

Name Wife Childen Post Office  R. [rent] or O. [own]
Acres; Sec. # 
 Yrs  Land Owner Comments
Alden, Joe Emma Oscar Shellsburg O 202 ac. - sec. 29 38    
Alden, John Miriam Vernon, John, Ira, Albert, Will, Merton, Edith, Elsie Shellsburg O 161 ac. - sec. 32;
O 20 ac. - sec. 29;
O 20 ac. - sec. 28
35    
Anderson, A.J. Sophia Elna, Carl, Selma, Esther, Laura, Delia Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec 18;
O 80 ac. - sec. 17
35    
Anderson, Albert     Shellsburg O 112 ac. - sec. 18;
R 40 ac. - sec. 18
6    
Beatty, C.E. May Joseph, Frank, Grace, Edward, Walter, Oscar Shellsburg O 480 ac. - sec. 16;
O 97 ac. - sec. 15
50    
Beatty, J.M. Martha   Vinton O 244 ac. - sec. 4;
O 140 ac. - sec. 3
40    
Beatty, Mrs. Myrtle     Vinton O 121 ac. - sec. 5;
O 80 ac. - sec. 4
     
Bergan, Mrs. O.C.   Royce, Peter, Clarence, Ester, Howard Shellsburg O 127 ac. - sec. 8 52    
Bergan, Royce Irma Ruth Shellsburg R 26 ac. - sec. 14;
R 77. - sec. 13
25 Rodrick Rogers Estate  
Bixby, J.A. Lena Wallace Jr, Clare, Leroy, Marietta Shellsburg R 154 ac. - sec. 10;
R 30 ac. - sec. 9
40 Wallace Bixby  
Bixby, J.G. Ida Helen, Lucile, Bernardine, Frances, Mary Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 23;
R 80 ac. - sec. 22
36 D.K. Johnson  
Black, C.T. Elsie   Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 35;
R 200 ac. - sec. 34;
R 80 ac. - sec. 26
32 T.C. Black Estate  
Bosworth, I.J. Mabel Alvy, Della, Lucile, Bernice Shellsburg R 157.5 ac. - sec. 19 40 Homer Narber  
Brender, G.F. Bertha Wilbert, Alvin Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 20 1 Milton Richey Breeder of White Wyandotte Chickens
Brown, C.H. Edith Bessie, Vernon, Ruth, Donald, Ella Palo R 240 ac. - sec. 24 3 E.M. Young  
Burch, M. Jessie Hazel, Jessie, Orville, Margaret Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 26;
R 160 ac. - sec. 27
7 Martha Johnson & G.E. Fisher  
Burge, Fred Dina Anna, Clark Palo R 58 ac. - sec. 25 8 D.H. Spurgeon  
Buttner, E.H. Theressa Viola, Albert Newhall R 157.5 ac. - sec. 31;
in Eden Twp: R 65.5 ac. - sec. 25
14 Louise Grovert Estate  
Carlson, A. Lisa Emilia, Elmer, Merle, Gilmore, Kermit, Louise, Lenna, Clair Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 19 36 Joseph E. Rose  
Carr, J.I. Minnie Albert, Harry, Ralph, Mary, Ruth Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 29;
R 80 ac. - sec. 20
10 John Neal  
Carr, S.M. Mary Mary, Leona Shellsburg O 155 ac. - sec 13 22    
Case, C.L. Annie Addie, Margaret Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec 30 3 J.C. Neal  
Case, I.L. Mary Verna, Vesta, Irene Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 30;
R 160 ac. - sec. 30
     
Coy, O.D. Nellie Louva, Lloyd, Erma, Sadie, William Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 15 28 E. Richart  
Dice, M.L. Minnie Merle, Floyd Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 9;
O 80 ac. - sec. 8;
O 40 ac. - sec. 17
20   Breeder of Poland China Hogs. "Pleasant View Farm:
Dickinson, E.E.     Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 9 27 E.E. Dickinson  
Dickson, I.D. Cora Ralph, Mary Shellsburg R 120 ac. - sec. 21 43 David D. Dickson  
Dwigans, A.B.     Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 14 58 B.R. Dwigans Estate  
Ernberger, J. Mary Lillian, Elsie, John Shellsburg R 120 ac. - sec. 4 5 P. Greaser  
Evens, J.D. Hazel Harriet, Helen, Roy, Charles Shellsburg R 183 ac. - sec. 1 11 Charles N. Evens  
Even, J.E. Mary A. Ava, Edna, Neville, Lawrence, Maragaret Shellsburg O 193 ac. - sec. 1 19    
Fisher, G.E. Lydia Mary, Orlo, Harrris, Logan, May Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 26;
O 80 ac. - sec. 27;
O 40 ac. - sec. 15
10    
Franklin, N.G. Emma Irene, John Shellsburg O 195 ac. - sec. 2;
O 5 ac. - sec. 1;
O 40 ac. - sec. 3
30    
Fry, John Elizabeth Lucille Vinton O 120 ac. - sec. 6;
R 120 ac. - sec. 6
43    
Gillis, Clifton Anna Elizabeth, Earl, Daisy, Howard Shellsburg O 56 ac. - sec. 1 34    
Gintert, G.F. Hannah Charles, William, Albert, Frank Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 7;
R 80 ac. - sec. 19
13   Breeder of High Grade Cattle & Hogs. "Golden Willow Farm"
Glime, W.M. Jeanette Etta, Vernon, Adonis, WIlla Shellsburg O 55 ac. - sec. 10;
O 15 ac. - sec. 11
58    
Greaser, G. Viola Fern, Elmer, George, Mary Shellsburg R 260 ac. - sec. 4;
R 40 ac. - sec. 5
5 Phillip Greaser  
Greenwood, E. Lydia Abraham, Ernest, Elhanan, Rex, Herbert Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 16 52    
Hagan, J.D. Anna Oscar, Myron, Howard, Margaret Palo O 240 ac. - sec. 26;
O 25 ac. - sec, 25
52    
Hamilton, George Ida Alvin, Ivan Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 20 7 John Moulds Estate  
Herbert, Albert N. Allie Marie, Ethel, Elizabeth Shellsburg O 240 ac. - sec. 22;
in Benton Twp:
O 35 ac. - sec. 23;
O 300 ac. - sec. 26
40   Breeder of Jersey Cattle & Single Comb White Leghorn Chickens. "Westmoreland Farm"
Hatfield, Charles Delia Corliss, Bealah, William Shellsburg O 120 ac. - sec. 11 42    
Hatfield, Frank Florence Hollis, Lloyd Shellsburg O 140 ac. - sec. 3;
O 60 ac. - sec. 2
42    
Hauser, Fred W. Anna Gladys, Irene Shellsburg R 152 ac. - sec. 18 30 Fred C. Riecke  
Husted, Bert Amelia Charles, Esther Atkins O 77 ac. - sec. 35 16    
Husted, F.A. Elizabeth Robert Newhall R 137 ac. - sec. 31 25 G.A. Armstrong  
Jacobsen, Andrew H. Della Esther, Clarence, Elfreda, Luella, Merle, Viola Newhall R 157.5 ac. - sec. 30 24 Fred Schultz  
Johnson, T.C. Zella Glenn, Bennie, Doris, Robert Shellsburg R 120 ac. - sec. 17;
R 80 ac. - sec. 16
37 J.M.P. Heath & George Inman  
Jones, B.E. Daisy Bessie Shellsburg R 70 ac. - sec. 14;
R 40 ac. - sec. 15;
R 36 ac. - sec. 11
22 W.H. Freeman & James Rife  
Jones, Frank Eva A. Nora, Lillian, Nellie, Julia, Eva L., Frank, Ben Shellsburg O 22 ac. - sec. 10      
Kibbe, J.I. Amelia   Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 20;
R 80 ac. - sec. 30
26 N.F. & F.D. Clemmons  
King, D.R. Mary Frank, Edith, Harry, Edward, Earl Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 9;
O 80 ac. - sec. 8;
O 40 ac. - sec. 17
62    
Kray, Fred Elizabeth Wilhelm, Karl, Rosie Shellsburg O 120 ac. - sec. 32 21    
Kray, Jacob Christina Jacob, Mary, Elizabeth, Matie, Caroline, August Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 32;
R 40 ac. - sec. 33;
O 77 ac. - sec. 30
25 Jacob Gasser  
Kreutner, Henry Sophia Willie, Bernhard, Albert, Marvin Shellsburg O 120 ac. - sec. 33 32    
Krueger, Will Nettie Charles Palo R 160 ac. - sec. 35 15 O.A. Young  
Lindberg, Robert     Shellsburg R 240 ac. - sec. 18;
R 40 ac. - sec. 17
8 Homer Harber  
Lint, Nelson C. Anna Hazel, Frances, Ralph Shellsburg O 55 ac. - sec. 12.
Linn County: R 12 ac.
52    
Lippert, Emil Emma Mary, Theresa, John, Herthe, Helmer, Emma, Esther, Christina Shellsburg O 215 ac. - sec. 28 26    
McClintock, H.W. Nannie Glenn, Bessie, Claire, Mildred Shellsburg O 160 ac. - sec. 21 40    
McClintock, W.W. Mabel Beulah, Lyle Shellsburg O 176.75 - sec. 5 43    
McCormick, David Della Roy, Hazel Shellsburg O 120 ac. - sec. 23;
O 45 ac. - sec. 24
37    
Maxwell, James Isabella Thomas, Anderson, Janet, Lillian Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 6 27   "Green Ridge Farm"
Maxwell, Peter Hazel Jean, Marcus, Margaret Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 10;
R 40.5 ac. - sec. 3;
R 20 ac. - sec. 11
10 M.A. White  
Maxwell, T.J. Alta   Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 21 26 D.B. Pangborn  
Maynard, S.S. Caroline Lola, William, Helen Shellsburg R 156 ac. - sec. 9 40 G.F. Riggle  
Meek, J.T. Ida Mary, Alta, James, John, Lloyd, Howard Shellsburg O 163 ac. - sec. 31;
O 80 ac. - sec. 30;
O 80 ac. - sec. 33
48    
Meyer, C.T.     Shellsburg P 60 ac. - sec. 20;
O 77 ac. - sec. 36
     
Morris, C.O. Ruth   Shellsburg R 173 ac. - sec. 2 6 A. Marefield  
Morris, R.H. Mary   Shellsburg O 75 ac. - sec. 21 6    
Moulds, I.A. Wilma Mary Shellsburg O 60 ac. - sec. 15;
O 80 ac. - sec. 10
     
Mullinex, C.W. Mary   Shellsburg R 40 ac. - sec. 12;
R 80 ac. - sec. 13
23 Emma C. Strawn Breeder of Chester White Hogs
Mullinex, J.E. Caroline Glenn, Anita Shellsburg O 120 ac. - sec. 11 37    
Naftzger, Frank     Shellsburg R 97.7 ac. - sec. 29;
R 87 ac. - sec. 28
1 J.L. Budd  
Narber, Homer Anna Elsie, Grace, Helen, Mildred Shellsburg O 240 ac. - sec. 18;
O 280 ac. - sec. 17;
O 154.5 ac. - sec. 19
     
Olson, Lee Esther Vivian, Evelyn Palo R 215 ac. - sec. 24 2 C.E. Young  
Owens, C.A. Elotia Alberta, Joseph, Vernon Palo O 4 ac. - sec. 25;
O 160 ac. - sec. 26;
O 160 ac. - sec. 36
40   Breeder of Short Horn & Aberdeen Angus Cattle
Owens, J.E. Dessie Dewayne, Hartzell, Melvin Palo O 320 ac. - sec. 36;
Linn County: O 311 ac.
    Breeder of Standard Grade Cattle & Hogs. "Bright Stock Farm"
Pangborn, D.B. Sara Alta, Warren, Rose Shellsburg O 221 ac. - sec. 28;
O 80 ac. - sec. 21
61    
Peterman, George Lydia Clarence, Hazel, Mabel, Roy, Rex, Harry, Louie Shellsburg R 135.7 ac. - sec. 3;
Benton Twp: R 40 ac. - sec. 34
25 J.F. Robbins & Lucinda Robbins  
Primmer, Allen May Nellie, Mary, Anna, Clara, Clarence, Hattie Shellsburg O 120 ac. - sec. 12;
O 80 ac. - sec. 11
62   Breeder of Durham Cattle & Poland China Hogs. "Floral Hill Farm"
Primrose, F.E. Olive Dorine Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 20 27 Merritt S. Heath  
Primrose, O.A. Mary Delbert, Helen, Harry, Marjorie, Dorothy Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 21 32    
Rambo, W.O. Daisy William Sl O 33.25 ac. - sec. 14 43   Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs. "Pleasant View Farm"
Rammelsburg, A.F. Mary Arthur, Earl, Julia, Cecil, Melvin, Ivan, Ruby, Marinda, Loren Shellsburg O 77 ac. - sec. 21;
O 200 ac. - sec. 32
56   "Elm Hill Stock Farm"
Richart, Voris May Lester, John Shellsburg R 120 ac. - sec. 17;
R 80 ac. - sec. 8
48 C.S. Walker  
Rife, James Anna Orland, Mabel Shellsburg O 144 ac. - sec. 11 47    
Rinderknecht, John Mary Gertrude, Erma, Clarence, Luverna, Edna Shellsburg R 125 ac. - sec. 21;
Eden Twp: O 80 ac. - sec. 1; Taylor Twp: O 80 ac. - sec. 36
33 Gust. Gardeman Breeder of Chester White Hogs. "Sunny Lawn Farm"
Robinson, W.S. Mina Vera Vinton O 43.82 ac. - sec. 4 25    
Rogers, H.D. Nellie Allen, Effie Shellsburg O 50 ac. - sec. 9;
O 76.66 ac. - sec. 10
9    
Sass, John Emma Elmer Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 34 6 Wm. Kreitner  
Schlotterbeck, H.G. Nellie Ester, Lois Shellsburg O 160 ac. - sec. 9 4    
Schmidhans, Fred Dora Alfred, Anna, Lillie, Rose, Hugo, Amanda, Verona, Alma, Arthur Shellsburg R 120 ac. - sec. 12 10 Jess Albertson  
Schnarr, Otto Sophia Minnie, Christina, Henry, Albert, Sophia, Anna Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 34;
R 162.5 ac. - sec. 34
37 Mrs. C.E. Haerthner  
Seltrecht, Albert   Anna, Walter Palo R 160 ac. - sec. 36 30 J.E. Owens  
Senft, William Altina Amelia, Benjamin, Hulda, Lovie, Walter, Reuben, Alonzo, Cora, Dora, Esther, Daniel, Edison, Howard, Mary Shellsburg R 546.6 ac. - sec. 7;
R 154 ac. - sec.6;
Eden Twp: O 160 ac. - sec. 12
33 John Weichman & Lewis Deklotz Breeder of Short Horn Cattle
Sheeley, B.A. Minnie Lennit, Hazel, Homer, Clyde, Louise, Iola Shellsburg R 160 ac. - sec. 20 44 J.A. Viles  
Shomler, J.M. Nancy Fred, Charles, Florence, Alberta, Clarence, Russell, Elsie Shellsburg O 200 ac. - sec. 23;
O 120 ac. - sec. 14;
O 40 ac. - sec. 13;
O 40 ac. - sec. 24
45    
Soden, Fred H. Iva Marjorie, Frances, Freda, Hugh Shellsburg R 240 ac. - sec. 22 40 D.K. Harbert  
Soden, W.E. Bell   Shellsburg O 27.5 ac. - sec. 3 39    
Spencer, E.B. Mary Joseph Shellsburg R 53 ac. - sec. 1;
R 80 ac. - sec. 2
42 Philip Howe  
Spurgeon, J.H. Ada Homer Shellsburg O 276 ac. - sec. 27;
O 14 ac. - sec. 28;
O 40 ac. - sec, 24;
O 9 ac. - sec. 1
     
Spurgeon, O.S. Meta   Shellsburg R 106 ac. - sec. 14 26 S.H. & Amanda Elson Comment from Kevin Spurgeon:
This is Orville Samuel Spurgeon married to Meta (Voehl) Spurgeon.  Parents of Orville William and Gilbert.
Stewart, D.W. Elizabeth Charles, Vernon Shellsburg R 120 ac. - sec. 13 52 W.H. Gould  
Stookey, C.F.     Shellsburg O 100 ac. - sec. 10 35    
Thompson, J.W. Mary Olive, Edward, Shirley, Mary, Herbert, Clifford, Grace, Winnie Shellsburg O 26 ac. - sec. 11 44    
Tumilty, J.F. Ethel James, Frank Shellsburg R 185 ac. - sec. 8;
R 80 ac. - sec. 5
11 J.D. Young  
Voehl, Wm. Mary John, Meta, Sophia Shellsburg O 40 ac. - sec. 28;
O 120 ac. - sec. 33
48   "Hill Farm"
Walker, O.L. Mary Oscar, Hubert, Elvin Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 8;
R 80 ac. - sec. 8
15    
Weyer, F.E. Grace Harold, Leland Shellsburg O 80 ac. - sec. 32;
Fremont Twp: R 40 ac. - sec. 5
44    
Whipple, C.T. Esther Frank, George, Wayne, Ethel, Virginia Shellsburg R 90 ac. - sec. 15 32 Chancey Baldwin  
White, Charley Earl Elsie Delbert, Verne Shellsburg R 80 ac. - sec. 11 33 G.W. Clemmons  
Whiting, L.E. Nona Opal, Clyde, Mildred Shellsburg R 117 ac. - sec. 3 4 John Keefe  
Young, O.V. Belle Cleon, Donald Palo O 260 ac. - sec. 25;
O 55 ac. - sec. 24
46    


Canton Township Farmers' Directory Transcribed by Kathleen Weatherwax.
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