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The 1878 History of Benton County, Iowa
pages 473-641

Alphabetical Biography Index
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Daebel, C., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Dagget, J. F., Sec. 30; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Dake, Benjamin, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Dakter, Julius, clothier. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dames, John, clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Danes, Joel, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Daniels, G. W., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Daniels, J. B., proprietor harness shop, Belle Plaine; was born in Fayette Co., Penn., Jan. 3, 1839; he remained in Pennsylvania until he was 18 years of age; he then came to Cedar Rapids, this State, in which place he remained until 1862; he then came to Belle Plaine and established himself in his present business; his was the first harness shop in this town; he does a good business and employs from three to five men. At the breaking out of the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in the First Regt. I. V. I. in 1861; was honorably discharged. He married Miss Adda Cole, in Iowa Co., this State, Nov. 23, 1862; she was born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1844; they have two children - Mary and Myrtle; both were born in Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Daniels, Joseph, dealer in real estate and builder, Belle Plaine; was born in Orange Co., N. Y., in 1832; remained there until 1856 be then moved to Clinton Co., this State, thus becoming one of the pioneer settlers of that county; 1865, he moved from Clinton Co., to this city (Belle Plaine), since which time he has been actively engaged in building and dealing in real estate, which interests require his constant attention; still he is not indifferent to the public interests of the city, as the many fine buildings he has caused to be erected bear evidence of; he is a practical business man of energy and excellent judgment as his success in life give ample proof of, though never an aspirant for office of any kind. The citizens of Belle Plaine brought him out as a candidate for member of the City Council, to which office he was elected, and in now of the present Board; he is also one of the present School officers. He has been married twice, first wife was Frances E. Vance; she was born in New York; died in this city in 1867; present wife's maiden name was Miss Maria L. Wright; they were married in this city in 1869. (1878 Iowa Township)

Daniels, M., Rev., Baptist minister, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Daniels, S., stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dank, Frank, cabinet maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Danke, J., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Dankert, Ferdinand, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Danopnik, Francis, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Danskin, George M., station agent of C. & N. W. Railway Co. and agent for Am. Ex. Co., grain dealer and proprietor lumberyard; P. O. Watkins; born Canada Dec. 27, 1840; married Miss L. M. Thomas in Iowa Co., Iowa, Dec. 22, 1866; she was born in New York Jan. 4, 1845; they have four children -- Euretha, Lizzie, Rolph and Flora. Mr. Danskin moved to Iowa in 1853, and located in Benton Co. in 1873. Mr. Danskin built the first dwelling house and first business building in Watkins; was the first man to commence business; built a large warehouse and commenced buying grain, and owns warehouse and lumber yard, and house and lot valued at $3,000. Mr. and Mrs. Danskin are members of the Presbyterian Church. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Danskin, W. P., Postmaster and merchant, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Darcy, James, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Darin, J. H., farmer, Sec., 30; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Darin, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Daugherty, D., gardener; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Davidson, J., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Florence. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Davis, D., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Davis, E. W., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Davis, Elisha, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Davis, Evan, blacksmith. (1878 Taylor Township)

Davis, Henry, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Baden, Germany, Dec. 1, 1837; came to the county in 1863; has 365 acres of land, valued at $14,600. Politics, Democrat. Held the offices of Township Supervisor, Justice of the Peace and Town Clerk. Married Louisa Baker; she was born in Prussia Feb. 17, 1838; mother of six children -- Henry, born May. 30, 1862; Mary, born Oct. 29, 1864; Lena, born March 30, 1867; Bertha, born Dec. 22, 1869; Louisa, born Dec. 13, 1873; Elizabeth, born June 13, 1876. Emigrated from Germany to De Kalb Co., Ill.; lived there one year, then went to Linn Co., Iowa, where be remained nine years; thence to Benton Co., where he his resided since. Mr. Davis is one of the leading men of the township when became here, he was a poor man had not a dollar in his pocket, but by good management has made a good property. (1878 Fremont Township)

Davis, J. J. (1878 Taylor Township)

Davis, John C., painter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Davis, L., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Davis, P., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Davis, William H., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Dayton, C. E., baggage master, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dayton, G. B., conductor on N. W. Railroad, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dayton, J. M., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dean, Amos N., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Dean, C. F., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Dean, H. A., farmer, Sec. 34 5 P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Dean, W., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dearth, J., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Deckraw, F. W., blacksmith, P. O. Shellsburg; born in Prussia Dec. 24, 1836; came to this county in 1861. Politics, Democrat. Married Mary Strawhacker; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1843; mother of six living children -- William, born Sept. 5, 1864; Emma, born Feb. 20, 1865; Carrie, born Feb. 13, 1867; Margaret, born Dec. 1, 1869; Josephine, born Nov. 8, 1873; Mary, born Nov. 13, 1876. Emigrated from Prussia when he was a boy to Ohio; lived there ten years; from there went to Cayuga Co., N. Y.; stopped there four years; then went back into Lucas Co., Ohio; lived there two years; from there to Pike's Peak; stopped there a short time; from there to Camp Floyd, Utah; thence, in the Spring, to New Mexico; on the 4th of July, 1861, came to Vinton, and came to this town in September of the same year; carried the dispatch from Fort Garland to Santa Fe, of the fall of Fort Sumter. (1878 Canton Township)

Deere, J. M., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Deklotz, John, farmer, Sec. 26 P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Delaney, W., farmer. Sec. 35: P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Delare, B., peddler, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Delfs, Claus, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Delfs, John, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Delhorbe, E. A., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Delhorbe, P., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Dellzell, Charles, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Dellzell, D. P., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Dellzell, William, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Dempsey, John, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Dempster, J., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Demuth, Joshua, retired farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Frederick Co., Md., Feb. 28, 1821; came to this county in 1858; has 430 acres of land, valued at $12,900. Politics, Democrat. Held the offices of Township Trustee and School Director. Married Louisa Wigle in 1843; she was born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, in 1827; mother of four children -- Alice (now Mrs. Tarlton Corbett), born Aug. 27, 1850; Mary (now Mrs. J. T. Inman), born May 1, 1856; William H., born May 27, 1861; Francis O., born July 14, 1869. Emigrated from Maryland to Wayne Co., Ohio, when he was 23 old; lived there fourteen years, came to Linn Co. in 1855; stayed three years, then came to this county; when he first got here, he had $11.50 in his pocket, with his wife and one child in Pennsylvania. Worked in a livery stable for a man of the name of T. K. Burgess, for $20 per month, in Cedar Rapids; afterward drove team for a man of the name of Rock, for $30 per month; then bought a team and went to hauling goods from Muscatine and Rock Island; followed that about a year, then came to this place, where he bought and has resided since. Came here poor, but is in good circumstances at present. (1878 Canton Township)

Denand, A. J., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Denica, A., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Denison, S. H., farmer, S. 12; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Denman, Moses, tailor. (1878 Taylor Township)

Denoon, J. O., farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

DePew, George, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. La Porte; born in Canada in 1830; removed to Clinton Co., Iowa, in 1864; thence to Benton Co., in 1868; has 124 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Republican in politics. (1878 Bruce Township)

Deppe, Phillip, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Homer Township)

Derers, D., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Derillbiss, Casper, general manufacturer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Dethleifs, J., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Dethlep, F., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Detrich, John, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Detwiler, Elijah, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Detwiler, J. C., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Devine, J. H., laborer, P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Dewalt, Jonathan, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton; born in Lycoming Co., Penn., Aug. 4, 1825; came to this county in 1856; has 372 acres of land, valued at $11,000. Married Magdelena Sweely; she was born in Lycoming Co., Penn., Dec. 31, 1829; mother of nine living children -- Catherine M., born Jan. 23, 1861; Emma T., Nov. 27, 1852; Mary E., Aug. 2, 1854; Aurrilla, Dec. 16, 1857; Harvey G., June 18, 1860; Ada, Sept. 19, 1862; John H., Jan. 29, 1867; Jennie D., Feb. 17,1870; Charles P., Oct. 26, 1872. Emigrated from Pennsylvania to Stephenson Co in 1854; lived there two years; thence came to Benton Co., Iowa, where he has resided since. Mr. Dewalt came here when it was new; has made a good home and fine farm; has made it by his own exertion; is one of the solid farmers of the township. (1878 Eden Township)

DeWitt, D. H., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Dice, N., farmer, S. 10; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Dickenson, J. N., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Dickerson, A. W., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Dickey, J. S., Presbyterian clergyman, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Dickinson, A. J., physician and surgeon, Shellsburg; born in Schoharie Co., N. Y., April 11, 1840; came to this county in October, 1856. Married Mary T. Brooks in 1867; she was born in Broome Co., N. Y., Dec. 12, 1843; mother of four children -- Eulalie G., born Jan. 18, 1868; Mary E., born Aug. 14, 1871; Le Roy, born June 21, 1875, and Claude B., Feb. 10, 1878. Emigrated to this county in 1856; spent most of his time going to school in Iowa University and Western College, until the Spring of 1861; returned to New York and taught school until Aug., 1862; then enlisted in the 134th New York V. I., and served two years; was discharged for disability; afterward, went into Quartermaster's department; was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Lookout Mountain and Rock Face Mountain; afterward, returned to Vinton, Benton Co., and studied medicine; graduated at the University of Michigan, and has practiced for ten years, and is the leading physician of the town. (1878 Canton Township)

Dickinson, G. W., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Dysart ; born in Lewis Co., N. Y., in 1839; removed to Benton Co. in 1869; owns 230 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Maranda Strickland Oct. 25, 1865; she was born in Lewis Co., N. Y., in 1842; they have three children –- Hattie, born Nov. 29, 1869; Bryant, born Nov. 23, 1872; Fay, born April 30, 1877. Republican. Enlisted in the 5th New York Artillery, in 1862; was in fortifications at Washington fourteen months, and detached to United States Coast Survey, 8th Missouri; went to Maryland Heights, Md., in 1863, and was there at time of Early's raid through the Shenandoah Valley; served on non-commission staff as a non-commission officer; was mustered out in June, 1865. (1878 Monroe Township)

Dickson, E. S., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Dickson, J., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Dickson, W. D., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Dilger, N., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Dillen, G. A., teamster. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dilling, J. A., farmer and mechanic, Sec. 16; P. O. Vinton; born in Blair Co., Penn., Dec. 31, 1833; came to this county in the Spring of 1851; has 167 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Republican; belongs to the United Brethren Church. Married Elizabeth Leamar in 1854; she was born in Blair Co., Penn., Nov. 16, 1837; mother of four children -- Henrietta (now Mrs. Silas Slaybaugh), born May 24, 1857; Emma J., born July 8, 1858; Mary C., May 23, 1861; Sarah A., Sept. 16, 1863. Came direct to this county from Pennsylvania in 1851; came by water from Pittsburgh, down the Ohio River to Cairo, then up the Mississippi to Muscatine, and by wagons to Benton Co; when he came here had but 50 cents in his pocket, and what he has made has been by his own hard work; has a good farm and is in comfortable circumstances. (1878 Eden Township)

Dillon, J. P., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Dillon, O., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Dimit, Robert, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Dysart; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1834; removed to Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1865; keeping books for State, Mondon & Tate, until 1871, then came to Benton Co.; has 120 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Miss M. J. Steen in 1870; she was born in Mercer Co., Penn. in 1836. Republican. Township Clerk four years, and holds the office now. Mr. and Mrs. Dimit are members of the Union Presbyterian Church. He enlisted in 1862, in the 123rd Penn. V. I.; participated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; mustered out in 1863. (1878 Monroe Township)

Dimmick, D. M., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Dimpsey, W., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Dine, John C., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton; born in Decatur Co., Ind., Dec. 19, 1840; lived there until 11 years old, and came with parents by wagon to Iowa; was four weeks on the way; arrived in this county in Sept., 1852; they were among the early settlers. Was in the army; enlisted in Co. A, 28th Iowa V.I.; was in the battles of Port Gibson -- shot in the leg; was in the service eighteen months; returned and engaged in farming. Owns a farm of 100 acres. Has held the office of School Director for the past five years, and is President of the Board. Married Miss Louisa M. Wheeler, from Pennsylvania, in Feb. 1865; they have four children -- Alice A., Myrtie, Edson and Electa; lost two children in infancy. (1878 Benton Township)

Dingman, C. R., carpenter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dingman, G. W., Jr., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Dingman, G. W., Sr., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Ditcler, Samuel; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Ditto, Goo F., carpenter, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Ditzler, E. J., merchant, Luzerne; was born in Schuylkill Co., Penn., Aug. 13, 1832; in 1852, he went to Ohio, and remained there until the Fall of 1855; he then went to Will Co., Ill., in which county he remained until the Fall of 1856; he then came to Cedar Rapids, this State, and remained about four years, at the end of which time he returned to his former home in Pennsylvania, and after remaining there a short time, he returned to Cedar Rapids, and bought grain there until the year 1860; thence to Mechanicsville, where he engaged in the same business until 1861; from there he went to Buckeye, and engaged in the grain trade until 1867; he then moved to Luzerne, and his was the first mercantile house erected in this place; he carried a full line of staple and fancy dry goods, groceries, hardware, ready-made clothing, hats, caps, boots, shoes, etc.; he also deals extensively in grain. Mr. Ditzler was the first Postmaster at this place, which office he held a number of years. He married Miss Maria Williams, in Tama Co., this State, in 1866; she was born in Miami Co., Ohio, in 1842; they have five children - Sheridan, born in Buckeye, this State; Myrtle, born in Buckeye, this State; Edwin L., born in this town; Loyd Sydney, born in this town; Lawrence Bird, born in this town. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Divine, John, retired merchant. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dixon, D., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Dixson, S. H., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Doan, A. H., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Doan, Elias, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton; was born in Washington Co., Ind., June 5, 1814; came to this county June 24, 1850; has 217 acres of land, valued at $8,000; held the office of School Director, Township Trustee, etc. Married Catherine Coffman; she was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, March 3, 1827; is the mother of five living children - Thomas C., Florence A., Francis M., William W., George H. Emigrated direct to this county, where he has resided since; came through with teams, and camped out; was three weeks making the trip; came here when Taylor Township extended to the Iowa River; was here when it was divided up and helped to organize the town of Big Grove; was also at the first election; at the time he came to the county there were not more than ten votes polled in the township, in 1850; to do his trading he had to go to Cedar Rapids; would make a trip without striking a fence; had one son in the 28th Regt. Iowa Inf., Co. A; was in the battles of Vicksburg, Red River Expedition, Winchester and Cedar Creek; was wounded by a musket ball through the thigh; was struck in five places at about the same time. When Mr. Doan came here he was poor with the rest of the emigrants, but by good management and economy has made a good home. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Doan, S. W., photographer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Doan, Thomas C., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Vinton; was born in Big Grove Twp., Benton Co., Iowa, Dec. 8, 1850; was the first white male child born in the township; has eighty acres of land, valued at $3,000. Politics, Republican; belongs to the M. E. Church. Married Sarah H. Campbell; she was born in Scott Co., Iowa, July 11, 1849. Mrs. Doan married for her first husband Patrick Donahue, by whom she had five children -- Estella, Havilah, Sarah A., Mary E. and Lester C. Mr. Doan is the oldest living resident born in the township, having been born in it. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Dodd, H. H., laborer, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Dodd, W. K., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Luzerne; was born in this county, 1861; his father, T. M. Dodd, was born in Tennessee, 1829; he came to Johnson Co., this State, 1847, thus becoming one of the pioneer settlers of that county. While in that county he married Miss Mary J. Kellar, 1851; she was born in Franklin Co., Ohio, in 1830; a few years after their marriage, they moved to this county and located in this township. Mr. Dodd died at his residence in this township, the 27th of May, 1876; his widow, Mrs. Dodd, still resides on the estate. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Dodge, Augustus C., married Laura Seeley; she was born in Stephenson Co., Ill., May 2, 1854; mother of one child -- William Le Roy, born June 27, 1877. (1878 Eden Township)

Dodge, E. S., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Vinton; born in Portage Co., Ohio, June 28, 1820; came to this county in 1854; has eighty acres of land, valued at $3,000. Politics, Democrat. Married Letta A. Taylor; she was born in North Carolina Aug. 1, 1829; mother of three children -- Cornelius, Augustus C. and William G. Enlisted in Co. A, 28th Iowa V. I.; was in the battles of Mansfield, Red River Expedition, Knoxville and Old Oaks; was discharged on account of poor health; went to California in 1852; crossed the plains with ox teams; was on the road four months; when he returned from California came by water by way of New York. When he was 16 years old, shipped from Buffalo, N. Y., with Captain Owens; was on the lakes seven years; when he first went to Chicago there were about 3,000 inhabitants. (1878 Eden Township)

Doebel, Christian, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 8; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Germany May 5, 1821; came to the county in 1857; has 496 acres of land, valued at $15,000. Politics, Republican. Held the office of School Trustee, etc. Married Mary Busacker; she was born in Germany Feb. 2, 1838; mother of five living children -- Mary, Annie, Eliza, Charley and George. Emigrated in 1852, from Germany to New Orleans; stopped there a short time; thence to Davenport Iowa; then went to Dubuque and worked through the Winter chopping cord wood and splitting rails; afterward worked on the Ill. Central Railroad, about four months; then went to Louisiana and worked in the swamps, floating timber, where he made $400 in gold, where he got his start; came to Benton Co., entered his land in 1854, and in 1857, came to Fremont Township, where he has remained since, and has accumulated a fine property. (1878 Fremont Township)

Does, V., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Dolga, J., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Donahue, James, saloon keeper, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Donald, Jackson, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Donelan, M., Jr., billiard saloon. (1878 Taylor Township)

Donelan, Michael, stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Donelan, P. J., farmer, Sec. 17. (1878 Taylor Township)

Donels, J., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Donels, W. G., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Donley, T., P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Donlon, J., shoemaker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

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. (1878 Homer Township)

Donnelly, T., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Donoly, P., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Donor, D., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Doolittle, A. P., farmer, Sec. 23 P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Doolittle, L. M., farmer, Sec. 36 P. O. Florence. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Doolittle, W. A., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Florence; born in Knox Co., Ohio, Jan. 17, 1841. Married Miss S. C. Stookey in Iowa in 1871; she was born in Indiana in 1850; they have three children -- J. W., J. L. and Elma L. Has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Enlisted in the 12th Iowa V. I., Sept. 28, 1861; was discharged by reason of general debility in July, 1862. Came to Iowa in 1857. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Dorman, T. M., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dorsey, Beal, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 31; P. O. Vinton; born in Lexington, Ky., April 29, 1823; came to this county in the fall of 1845; has 335 acres of land, valued at $10,000. Republican in politics. Held the offices of Township Trustee, Deputy Sheriff, etc. Married Eliza J. Railsback; she was born in Parke Co., Ind., July 13, 1827; they have nine living children -- Mary Ann, George, Samuel, Allie, James F., Lucinda J., Charles, Richard and Malissa E. Emigrated from Kentucky to LaSalle Co., Ill.; lived there one year; thence to Tazewell Co., Ill.; nine years; thence to Carroll Co., Ill.; stayed there one year; from there to Linn Co., Iowa, in May, 1839; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since. Was at the first election held in Benton Township. When he came here there was not a house in Vinton, and only four families in the neighborhood. Had in his pocket $120, team, one plow, and old dray, two cows and five hogs, which was the extent of his wealth. Mr. Dorsey has by industry and economy made himself and family a good home, and is one of the sound farmers of the township. (1878 Benton Township)

Dorsey, George M., farmer, Sec. 36. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dorsey, J. F., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Benton Township)

Dorwin, J. M., printer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dorwin, T. M., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Doty, Gilles, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Urbanna; born in the State of New York in 1819; came to Benton Co. in 1874; has 100 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Miss Clarisa Brown in 1848; she was born in New York State in 1828; they have five children -- Mariah, Helen M., May, Eunice M. and Stephen. Democratic in politics. (1878 Polk Township)

Dougherty, G. F., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Dysart; born in Bradford, Co., Penn., in 1843; removed to Carroll Co., Ill., in 1866; then went to Benton Co., in 1870; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Mrs. Fanny L. Wells in 1867; she was born in Mt. Rose, Penn., in 1833. Republican. Enlisted in the 17th Penn. V. C., in Sept., 1863; participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cedar Run, Wilderness, Five Forks; was badly wounded; mustered out June, 1865, at Cloud's Mills, Va. (1878 Monroe Township)

Doughty, J. F., clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Douglas, D., carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Douglas, E., carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Douglas, W. A., engineer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Douglass, John, carpenter, Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dowell, A. B., auctioneer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Downs, J. C., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Downs, R. W., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Drahos, J., farmer, S. 20; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Drahos, J. R., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Drahos, Vencil, clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Draisen, J. H., clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Drake, D. T., laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Drake, Ira B., farmer, Sec. 3. (1878 Taylor Township)

Drake, James, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Drayton, William H., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dysart; born in Boston, Mass., in 1827; removed to Rock Co., Wis., in 1856; then went to Knox Co., Mo., in 1858; then went to Benton Co., in 1868; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Elizabeth Davis; she was born in Brooklyn, Mass., Feb., 1831; have two children -–William A., born Jan. 5, 1854; Eva L., born May 3, 1858; Elizabeth died July 17, 1862. Married Francis McGorilan May 29, 1864; she was born in Adams Co., Ill., in 1844; have five children -- Laura, Mary, Alpha, Anna and Johnny. Republican. Has held the offices of Township Treasurer and School Director. Enlisted in the Home Guards of Missouri; participated in several battles in Missouri. (1878 Monroe Township)

Dresser, F. G., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Drinkert, F., Proprietor Central House, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Drips, A. J., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Driscol, Peter, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. La Porte City; born in Ireland in 1833; emigrated to America in 1856; came to Benton Co. in 1876; eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Miss Mary Hagan in 1858; she was born in 1837; they have five children -- Jeremiah, John, William, James and Jemimah. Politics, Democratic. (1878 Bruce Township)

Duhrkoop, August, farmer; P. O. Dysart. He was born in 1831 in Malente, Schleswig Holstein (now part of Germany). He married 1854 near Silkeborg, Denmark; they had four sons. He landed in New York City, July 3, 1871, with two young sons, Andrew and Theodore, who later spelled their surname Dehrkoop. They may have gone directly to Benton County. He was married to Bridget Redmond from 1876 to 1882, when he left with Theodore to homestead in the Dakota Territory. Bridget and August farmed in Sec. 10 of Monroe Township. According to an item in the Dysart Reporter Jubilee Issue, March 26, 1953, the newspaper had written in 1878 that August harvested 85 bushels of corn to the acre; at that time 50 or less was average. He became a citizen March 21, 1879, in Vinton. In the 1880 Census his son was listed as Andrew Deerkoop, working as a hired hand in Tama County. Andrew later farmed in Clay County, Iowa, before returning to the Traer area. He married two Glorfeld sisters from Benton County; one is buried in Lone Tree Cemetery near Everly. He is buried in the rural Oneida Cemetery south of Dysart. Several of his descendants live in Eastern Iowa. Bridget and her son William Shaw are buried in the old Catholic cemetery in Dysart. In 1887 Theodore moved to Waterford Township, Clay County, Iowa, from Beadle County, Dakota Territory. In 1893 he married Mary Moeller who was born in Benton County. Apparently several residents of Benton County moved to the Everly (formerly Clark) area of Clay County in 1884 or 1885. Accounts say that the train took two days and arrived in a blizzard. Two Moeller brothers, who also lived in Benton County and moved to Clay County, may have been August’s half brothers. August’s younger son Marius also married a woman originally from Benton County, Ida Mae Davis. (1878 Monroe Township)

Dukes, F. P., retired farmer, born in Carroll Co., Mo., Sept. 22, 1819; removed with his parents to Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio, in 1826; they were among the early settlers there; lived in Ohio twenty-two years, and in 1848 removed to Peoria County, Illinois; came to Benton Co. in May, 1856, and located near Vinton and engaged in farming and stock raising; there were only a few settlers there; used to cart grain to Iowa City; has sold wheat at 40 cents per bushel; sold forty head splendid hogs at $1.25 per 100 lbs; after farming twenty years, rented his farm of 200 acres and moved to Vinton; has held town and school offices. Married Miss Cornelia Kerr, from Richland Co., Ohio, Feb. 14, 1850; they have four children - Mary, Charles, Edwin and Ida, and have lost one son and one daughter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dulin, G. S., shoemaker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dulin, J. L., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dulin, W. F., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Duncalf, R. T., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Duncalf, Samuel; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Duncan, Andrew, harness maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Duncan, John, horse dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dunker, J., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Dunlap, Samuel, railroad employee. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dunne, C. C., tinner, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Durand, C. H., merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Durand, George W., Eagle Flouring Mills; born in Litchfield Co., Conn., July 31, 1811; lived there twenty-three years, and learned the milling business; removed to Michigan and was engaged in cabinet business and farming; he came to Benton Co. by wagon, with ox team and horse, team being six weeks on the way, and arrived here in June, 1853; they were early settlers located at Cedar and engaged in farming; he has been engaged in milling business for past six years; has held office of Justice of the Peace, town and school offices. Married Laura A. Waterman, from Ohio, in 1836; they have two children - Mrs. Helen Kimball and Carrie; they have lost nine sons; he had two sons in the army - Robert was in 13th Iowa V.I., and was killed in Atlanta; Alonza was in 9th Iowa V.C., and died at St. Louis. (1878 Taylor Township)

Durand, James A., firm of Durand & Son, Belle Plaine; born in Crown Point, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1822; his father moved there soon after the close of the war of 1812, using it as a farm. Was married in Vermont in 1846, to Anna C. Beers; she was born in that State, April 17, 1824. Moved to Kendall Co., Ill., in 1854; came to this place in 1869; engaged in the mercantile business; is engaged in same at present; carries a stock of from $6,000 to $7,000, and does a business of about $20,000 annually; has one son -- Cassius H., born Feb. 16, 1849; has been a partner in the business since 1869. Are all members of the Congregational Church. (1878 Iowa Township)

Durston, J., Deputy Sheriff, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Dutler, David. (1878 Taylor Township)

Dwigans, B. R., Justice of the Peace and farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Dyrig, B., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Dyrland, E., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Dyrland, G., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Dyrland, G. G., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Dyrland, Ole, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Ealey, W. C., mechanic, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ealy, E. M., farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ealy, H. B., insurance agent, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Early, P. H., ticket agent and telegraph operator for the C. & N. W. Railway, Blairstown; was born in Northumberland Co., Penn., Feb. 1, 1852; came to this town in 1872; has followed the business of telegraphing eight years; has been ticket agent four years. He married Maria Kirby, in this place, Jan. 11, 1874; she was born in Geneva, Ill.., in 1853; they have one child -- John Edward, born in this town on the 16th of Dec., 1874. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Eaton, Josiah, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Eaton, T. J., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Eberhart, Universalist minister, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Eberhart, B., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Eckenberger, N. C., railroad agent. (1878 Taylor Township)

Eckert, Daniel, carpenter, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Eckert, William, photograph artist; born in Delaware Co., N.Y., April 27, 1846; removed from there to Wisconsin in 1864, and studied his profession in Madison, Wisconsin; he came to Iowa in 1869, and came to Vinton in 1876. Married Miss Jennie E. Dwryee, from Delavan, Wisconsin, in Sept., 1868; they have one son - Ernest C. (1878 Taylor Township)

Eddy, A. W., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Eddy, G. W., dry goods. (1878 Taylor Township)

Eddy, H. G., dry goods. (1878 Taylor Township)

Eddy, Henry H., firm of Eddy Bros., dealers in dry goods, notions and carpets; born near Sandusky, Ohio; came to Iowa and was engaged in mercantile business at Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., for seven years; came to Vinton in 1873, and engaged in mercantile business, firm of Eddy & Spears, until 1877, when his brothers became interested with him. Was in the army; enlisted in the 93d I.V.I., Co. F; was in the battles of Mission Ridge, Allatoona Pass, and other skirmishes; enlisted as private, and was promoted and commissioned First Lieutenant. Married Miss Helen M. Aukney, from Clinton, Iowa, in August, 1873; they have one son - Clarence C. Eddy, born June 20, 1876. (1878 Taylor Township)

Eddy, J. J., dry goods. (1878 Taylor Township)

Edmond, S. M., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Edmonds, Luana M., Mrs., Sec. 22, formerly Luana M. Whipple; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, and moved to Indiana when 6 years of age. She married James Edmonds Jan. 1, 1850; he was born in Ohio; they came to Benton Co. by their own conveyance, and arrived here June 15, 1856, and located where she now lives and engaged in farming; Mr. Edmonds died Dec. 22, 1872; leaving an estate of 227 acres of land; they have five children - John G., Anna C., Cyreneus R., Olive E. and Ida May; lost two children. (1878 Taylor Township)

Edmons, J. G., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Edson, O. S., retired farmer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Edwards, Albert T., farmer, Sec. 34; born in Brown Co., Ohio, Sept. 2, 1841. Was in the army, enlisted in the 7th Regt. Ohio Cav., Co. D; was in the battles of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Hillsboro. Came to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1864; rents farm of Washington Young. Married Miss Martha J. Brewer, from Johnson Co., Ind.: they have four children - Anna C., Cora E., Katie L. and Lola B.; lost two. (1878 Taylor Township)

Egen, D., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Egenes, Peter G., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Eggers, Rolf, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Eglson, Levi C., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Eglson, W., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Ehles J., teamster, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ehred, W. H., insurance and marble agent, Blairstown; was born in Petersville, Northampton Co., Penn., on the 21st of Oct., 1840; in 1859, he went to Wisconsin, in which State he remained until 1861; then he returned to his former home, and remained there until 1867; he then came to this county; during the time he was in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, he was principally engaged in the mercantile business and teaching school; during his residence in Blairstown he has held the offices of Town Recorder and Alderman a number of years. He married Miss Mary E. Wehr, in Marshall Co., this State; she was born in Carbon Co., Penn., on the 31st of May, 1845; they have three children - Claude T., born in Blairstown on Oct. 26, 1870; Frank W., born in Blairstown on March 28,1874; Mary A., born in Blairstown on March 16, 1876. Mr. Ehred represents the following insurance companies: the Farmers' of Cedar Rapids; the Germania American of New York, and he also represents the marble works of Searles & Baxter, Cedar Rapids. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Eichmeyer, Fritz, laborer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Eisenhamer, Nick, brick maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Elfet, Charley, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Elgen, H., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Elias, Charles, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Elias, Charles H., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Ellerston, Chris, miller, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Ellingson, E., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Ellingson, L., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Elliott, B., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Elliott, J., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Elliott, J., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Elliott, Warren, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Vinton; owns 140 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1813; he came to Iowa in 1860, and settled on his present farm. Married Catharine Smith in 1837; she was born in Columbia Co., N. Y., in 1812; have one child - Mary (now Mrs. Rampton); lost one - Hannah, born in 1838, and died in 1861. Are members of M.E. Church; Republican. (1878 Jackson Township)

Ellis, C., lumber dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ellis, Lewis, clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ellis, W. E., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ellis, William C., firm of Ellis & Son, dealers in lumber and building material; born in Marion Co., Ind., July 4, 1853, and came with his parents, when 3 years of age, to Vinton, and has lived here twenty-two years; was brought up in the lumber business, and became associated with his father in the firm of Ellis & Son Jan. 1, 1874. Married Miss Getty H. Young, of this city, Nov. 4, 1875; they have one son - Robert C. Ellis, born Nov. 7, 1876. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ellison, George, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Ellsworth, J. E., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Ellsworth, P. C., attorney at law, Garrison; born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1845; came to Iowa in 1874, and located in Garrison. Married Alice Gregory in 1868; she was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1846; have two children - Arthur E., and Gregory. Republican. (1878 Jackson Township)

Ellsworth, W. O., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 15; P. O. Vinton;. born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 18, 1820; came to this county in 1854; has 205 acres of land, valued at $8,200. Politics, Democratic; belongs to the M. E. Church. Married Adeline Smith in 1843; she was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 24, 1818; is the mother of four living children -- Martha A., born Jan. 22, 1844; S. G., born Oct. 10, 1848; Christianna, born Feb. 27, 1852; William A., born Dec. 19, 1862. From New York State came to Stephenson Co. Ill.; lived there nine years, then came to this place, where be has remained since. Mr. Ellsworth's family was the fourth family that came into Eden Township; was one of the Judges of the first election held; built a log shanty the first year; came out and moved into it the same year; he now has a good, comfortable house, and is well off; he came in here when he had to rough it, and knows what a pioneer life is. (1878 Eden Township)

Ellyson, H. H., farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 13; P. O. Vinton; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, March 8, 1826; came to this county in July, 1854; has 200 acres of land, valued at $6,000. Politics, Republican. Held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Township Assessor and Township Trustee. Belongs to the Friend's Church. Married Sarah Hutton; she was born in Portage Co., Ohio, Nov. 30, 1825; is the mother of four children - Eliza, born Jan. 12, 1846; Willis H., May 7, 1850; Grace H., Feb. 3, 1858; Mary A., Sept. 7, 1868. Emigrated direct from Ohio to this county; was here at the organization of the town; was also at the first election; came when there were not more than a dozen inhabitants in the township, it being in its wild state, and he has seen it developed into as fine a farming county as can be found in any State; Mr. Ellyson has some full blooded Short-Horns; is one of the leading farmers in the township. Had one son in the 28th Regt. Iowa Vol., Inf. Co. A; enlisted in July, 1862; was in the service only about eight months when he contracted the disease of typhoid fever, and died at Helena, Ark. Mr. Ellyson is President of the Eden Fire Insurance Company. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Ellyson, Willis H., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Vinton; born in Stark Co., Ohio, May 7, 1850; came to this county when he was 4 years old, in 1854; has eighty acres of land, valued at $3,000. Politics, Republican. Held the offices of President of the School Board, and School Director. Married Florence Schutts; she was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., Oct. 27, 1854; mother of one child - Minnie, born Sept. 9, 1875. Raises on an average of 1,200 bushels of corn; 150 bushels of wheat; 150 bushels oats; turns off about 25 head of cattle yearly. Mr. Ellyson came here with his parents, and was amongst the earliest settlers in the township. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Elsan, J. E., attorney at law, Shellsburg; born in Coshocton Co., Ohio., July 30, 1836; came to this county in Oct., 1852. Held the office of Justice of the Peace and Mayor of Shellsburg. Married Mary E. Rathburn March 8, 1863; she was born in Champaign Co., Ohio; mother of two children -- Elbert, born Dec. 23, 1869, and Madge E., born Dec. .11, 1873. Emigrated to Linn Co. in 1852, and lived there until 1861. Then enlisted in the 9th Vol. Inf., Company C, as private, and served eighteen months; then was promoted to Sergeant, and afterward to Captain of the company. Was at the battle of Pea Ridge, and was wounded severely in the shoulder; also, the surrender of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Resaca and Atlanta; was with Sherman on his march to the sea; was at the surrender of Johnston, and the grand review at Washington. After the war, engaged in mercantile business five years; since that, has practiced law. (1878 Canton Township)

Elsberry, C. R., farmer, Sec. 21, P. O. Dysart; born in Pendleton, Ind., in 1833; removed to Fond du Lac Co., Wis., in 1846; then went to Benton Co. in 1868; owns eighty acres of land valued at $35 per acre. Married Hannah Lipton in 1868; she was born in Belmont, Ohio, in 1839; have two children -- Allice, born in 1869; Lillie, born in 1873. Democrat. She is a member of the United Brethren Church. He enlisted March, 1864, in Co. H, 24th I. V. I.; participated in the battles of Cedar Creek and Fisher's Hill; mustered out Aug. 5, 1865. (1878 Monroe Township)

Elsinghans, J., farmer; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Elson, Daniel, farmer Sec. 36; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Jan 15, 1834; came to this county in 1852; has 160 acres of land, valued at $3,200. Politics, Republican. Married Catherine Swallum, who was born in Merrill Co., Ohio, Oct. 26, 1837; mother of ten children -- Sylvester H., Albert A., Mary A., James E., Roxa I., Phebe L., Cora A., Rebecca J., Sarah E. D., and Oliver Thomas. Emigrated from Ohio, direct to Benton Co., where he has resided since; was amongst the first who come to the county; had to rough it, and knows what it is to lead a pioneer life; when he first came here he worked for $13 per month, and by hard work has made a good home. (1878 Benton Township)

Elson, J. M., insurance agent, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Elson, S. H., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Elwood, E. Z., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Benton Township)

Ely, Dwight, farmer, Sec. 31. (1878 Taylor Township)

Emerson J. P., Railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Engelking, William, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Engledow, E., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Engledow, W., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Epperson, P. W., P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Erland, Signor, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Florence. Signor came to America from the Rogaland county of Norway. Born in 1842, married Sarah Elson and as of the 1880 Census (Digitalarkivet: Norwegians living in Iowa) they had three children: Elizabeth - 5, Oscar - 4, and Otto - 1. Oscar went on to marry Margaret Sparrenberger. Her father was a farmer in the Fremont township born in Wiesbaden, Germany. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Erlenger, A., merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ervin, E. W., stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ervin, J. F., stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ervin, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Erwings, Frank, cabinet dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Esget, D. W., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Evans, Edward M., County Auditor; born in Marion, Linn Co., Iowa, July 28, 1845; came to Benton Co. in infancy; learned the trade of harness maker. He was in the army; enlisted in the 28th I.V.I., Co. D; was in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hills, through the siege of Vicksburg, New Orleans, and up the Red River with General Banks; Sabine Cross Roads; then went to Washington; was with Sheridan in Shenandoah Valley; at the battles of Winchester and Cedar Creek; was severely wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek; was in service three years. Was elected Auditor of this county in 1869, and was re-elected in 1871, and again re-elected in 1873, 1875, and 1877; serving his fifth term; has held the office of City Treasurer, and school offices. Married Miss Sarah F. Merritt, from New York, December 31, 1868; they have two children - Walter and Edith. (1878 Taylor Township)

Evans, J., attorney at law, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Everest, A. E., Congregational minister, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ewen, Mat, blacksmith, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ewen, Peter, saloon keeper, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Eyler, Henry, laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Eyler, Peter, clerk, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Faena, Chois, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Fairbanks, J. W., pump manufacturer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fallon, John, blacksmith, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fanron, Clark D., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Farnsworth, D. S., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 21; P. O. Dysart; born in Clearfield Co., Penn., in 1839; removed to Indiana Co., Penn., in 1860; thence to Scott Co., Iowa, in 1866; thence to Benton Co. in 1868; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Jane McCartney in 1861; she was born in Indiana Co., Penn., in 1837; they had two children –- Mary and John; Jane died in 1865. Married Salena E. McComb in 1868; she died in March, 1869. Married Jennie McAlister in 1873; she was born in Indiana Co., Penn., in 1848; they have three children -- Ambrose, Jay and Salena. Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth are members of the Baptist Church. He is a member of the A., O. U. W. Mr. Farnsworth is among the early settlers in his neighborhood; stopped in the prairie grass with no settlement near with the exception of a few, and has made his fine improvements by his own industry. (1878 Monroe Township)

Farnsworth, Henry, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Farrall, J., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Farrall, T., farmer, See 2; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Farrar, James, hardware merchant, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Farrel, John, farmer, Sec. 20 , P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Farrington, Sereno S., Belle Plaine; born June 25, 1840, near Bucyrus, Crawford Co , Ohio; he was the eighth child and fourth son of Moses and Armelia Farrington, who emigrated to that county in 1828, and settled upon eighty acres of land bought from the Government; the father died Aug. 20, 1840, when the subject of this sketch was two months old, leaving a widow and eight helpless children, the eldest being only thirteen years old; in 1856, Mr. Farrington left the scenes of his childhood, and came to Springdale, this (Cedar) county, when be went to work by the month, in the nursery of G. T. Wood, where he remained until Nov., 1857; he then went to Marshall Co., to visit relatives; on the 10th day of Dec., 1857, he commenced to learn the printer's trade in the Express office at Marietta, which was then the county seat of Marshall Co.; in Nov., 1859, the Express was discontinued; Mr. Farrington next worked for Mrs. Edwards, editress of the Marengo Citizen; in March, 1860, he went to Morrison, Ill., and finished his trade in the Sentinel office, where he gave his first vote for Abraham Lincoln; in June, 1861, he left Morrison for Iowa, and worked at the printing business at Des Moines until Aug. 15, 1862. He enlisted from the Register office in Co. I, 39th I. V. I., H. J. B. Cummings, Colonel; he served until the close of the war. He returned to Des Moines, and worked in the Register office until Sept., 1867, when he came to Belle Plaine and bought the Transcript of Dickson & Campbell; he sold the same to D. H. Frost, in Feb., 1869; in Oct., 1874, Mr. Farrington started the Belle Plaine Review, and remains at present its proprietor and editor; the Review is now the leading newspaper published in Belle Plaine, and enjoying the largest home circulation and is the official paper of the city. (1878 Iowa Township)

Farris, J. W., Sec. 17; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns 240 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre; born in Boone Co., Ind., in 1829; came to Iowa in 1855, and located on his present farm. Married Rhoda C. Potts in 1861; she was born in Will Co., Ill., in 1837; have four children - James M., Cornelia, William and Bertha; lost two - Arthur and Leonard. Democrat. (1878 Cedar Township)

Fashold, Henry, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Faucett, Alvin, mason, Shellsburg.

Fawcett, A. H., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, April 30, 1842; came to this county in the Spring of 1856; has 175 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Has held the office of Township Assessor, etc. Married Charlotte Porter; she was born in Montgomery Co., Ind., Oct. 21, 1845; mother of three children -- William A., born Nov. 13, 1867; Albert L., born Dec. 21, 1869; Myrtia A., born Sept. 13, 1875. Mr. Fawcett emigrated to this county with his parents when he was 14 years old; his father, Jonathan Fawcett, George F., John Sharp, Taylor F. Farmer, Samuel Piggott and Andrew Gibbons were the first settlers in the township; the first election ever held in the township, was held at his father's house, in 1857; the town was organized by the above- named men; the town was named by Jonathan Fawcett the year that Fremont run for president; had some trouble in getting it through, as there was a majority of Democrats in the township. Mr. Fawcett came here when the country was wild, and has seen it developed into one of the finest counties in the State; has a good farm a comfortable home. (1878 Fremont Township)

Fawcett, George, retired farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Jan. 18, 1813; came to this county in 1855; has forty acres of land, valued at $2,000; has held nearly all the town offices. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Mary A. Hains; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio; mother of seven living children -- Sarah (now Mrs. T. G. Armstrong), William H., Ellen (now Mrs. Caldwell), Isoriah (now Mrs. L. P. Weatherwax), Rachel (now Mrs. A. T. Weatherwax), Mary (now Mrs. C. W. Taylor) and George H. Emigrated from Ohio to Linn Co., Iowa; lived there one year thence to Benton Co.; when he came to the township there were only three families in the township; was one of the six men who organized the town, and was the man who proposed its name; was at the first election, when there were only between six and eight votes polled. Had two sons in the Union army -- John and William H.; John was in the 100-day service; served his time out, but died on his way home; William H. enlisted in the 13th I. V. I., Co. G; was in the battles of Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, siege of Corinth, siege of Vicksburg, Iuka, Jackson, siege of Atlanta; was under fire forty days, when he was taken prisoner July 22, 1864, taken to Andersonville prison, kept there four months, then taken to Florence, S. C., and endured all the privations a man could and live. Mr. Fawcett located 760 acres of land when he came here, and has handled more or less ever since he came. (1878 Fremont Township)

Fawcett, W. H., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Fawer, Samuel, farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Feblekorn, Christian, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Fechner, Gustave. (1878 Iowa Township)

Feenay, Henry, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine(1878 Iowa Township)

Felker, E. B., plasterer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Felker, O. (1878 Taylor Township)

Felker, Valentine; P. O. Irving. (1878 Iowa Township)

Felkner, W. H., school teacher; P. O. Garrison; born in Iowa in 1843; came to Benton Co., in 1860. (1878 Monroe Township)

Feller, D., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Fellows, E. G., photographer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fellows, J., farmer, Sec. 30: P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fellows, J. L., school teacher. (1878 Taylor Township)

Felt, G. W., stock dealer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Femay, John, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Fergurson, A. J., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Fergurson, J., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Ferman, Robert, farmer, Sec 11; P. O. Blairstown; owns 580 acres of land; was born in Lancaster Co. Penn., on the 20th of Jan., 1835; in the year 1847, he went to Ohio, where he remained until the Fall of 1851, when he went to Henry Co., Ill., where he remained until the breaking-out of the rebellion. He enlisted in 112th I. V. I., Co. A, on the 9th f Aug., 1862, and was honorably discharged on the 20th of June, 1865; he was in many severe engagements; the principal ones being the battle of Atlanta, siege of Knoxville, Resaca, Allatoona, Nashville, Wilmington and Raleigh. After the war was over, he came to this county, and has since made it his home. Is one of the Township Trustees at present writing, and also is the present incumbent of the office of School Treasurer. He married Miss Rebecca Hayden, in Henry Co., Ill., on the 10th of April, 1864; she was born in Indiana, in 1841, on the 16th of February; they have four children -- Frederick William, born in this county on 15th of Aug., 1866; Lora Louise, born in this county March 28, 1869; Corwin Kent, born in this county Dec. 27, 1872; Cordie Estelle, born in this county May 5, 1877. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fermir, L. M.; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Ferree, S. R., carpenter, Belle Plaine(1878 Iowa Township)

Fetherkile, A. A., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Fetherkile, Adam F., Sec. 27; P. O. Urbanna; born in Nelson Co., Ky., April 1, 1812; came to Benton Co. in Oct., 1852; has 314 ½ acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Miss Jemima Bailey in June, 1832; she was born in Phillips Co., Ark., in 1817; died July 4, 1837; then married Miss Sidney Bailey in Dec., 1837; she died Aug. 27, 1841, leaving one child -- Lucinda M., born Jan. 2, 1840; died March 22, 1860; Mr. Fetherkile married Amelia J. Holley in 1843; she was born in Indiana in 1820; divorced from Amelia in 1849; she left one child -- George M., born March 17, 1844; Mr. Fetherkile married Nancy Pawley in 1849; she was born in Kentucky in 1819; died Oct. 5, 1850; he then married Sarah M. Weysong April 19, 1851; she was born in North Carolina Dec. 26, 1825; they have eight children -- Adam A., Polly, John F., Abraham W., Sarah J., Mary E., Nancy C., Julia I. F. Democrat. Has held the office of Township Trustee. He is a member of the Dunkard Church. His son, George M., now a resident of Kansas, enlisted in the 28th I. V. I. in 1862; participated in the battles of Red River, Vicksburg, all through the Shenandoah Valley, Va., with Sheridan. Was a prisoner three months; taken foraging; mustered out at close of the war. Mr. Fetherkile is among the early settlers, and has made all he has, with his fine improvements, since coming to this State, by his untiring energy and perseverance. (1878 Polk Township)

Fett, F., tenant farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fick, Hans, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Fiebelkorn, J., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Field John T., drayman, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fielman, J., farmer, Sec. 20; P. 0 Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Fike, C. C.; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Fike, C. J.; farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Waterloo. (1878 Homer Township)

Fike, John C., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Dysart; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1825; removed to Benton Co. in 1866; owns 160 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Married Elizabeth Bear in 1848; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., 1824; they had eight children –-Susanna, Barbara, Anna, Elizabeth, Juda, Jacob, John and Christian; Elizabeth died Sept. 12, 1873. Married Mrs. Julia Ann Robinson in 1873. Republican in politics. Members of the River Brethren Church. (1878 Monroe Township)

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. (1878 Homer Township)

Fike, Manuel, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Dysart; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1823; removed to Ashland Co., Ohio in 1856; thence to Benton Co., in 1864; owns forty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Mary A. Miller in 1844; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1827; their children are Josiah M., born March 20, 1845; Daniel W., born June 2, 1846; Rosa A., Aug. 21, 1847; Susanna, Feb. 24, 1849, died Feb. 18, 1869; Jacob, Aug. 27, 1852; Mary A., Feb. 8, 1856, died Feb. 14, 1856. Independent in politics. Members of River Brethren Church. (1878 Monroe Township)

Fike, Moses, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Dysart; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1836; removed to Benton Co. in 1856; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Emaline Yager in 1863; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1841; six children --Caroline, Laura, Samuel, Franklin, George and Edwin; Emeline died Sept. 17, 1871. Married Catherine Rampton in 1872; she was born in England in 1835; came to America in 1854; two children –- Albert and Mariah. Republican. Members of the River Brethren Church. Mr. Fike is among the earliest settlers, and has made the improvements on his farm by his own industry. (1878 Monroe Township)

Fike, Peter, farmer, Sec. 33, P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Files, G. A., hotel, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Filkens, J. W., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Winslow Co., N. Y., Nov., 1823, where he remained until 1840; he then went to Wisconsin, where he remained a few years; he came to Benton Co. in 1850; was elected Treasurer of this county in 1855, which office he occupied five years; previous to being elected County Treasurer, he was elected to the office of County Surveyor, which position he held two years; he was also appointed Deputy State Secretary in 1854. He married Miss Rachel Kupid, in this county, in 1857; she was born in Troy, N. Y.; they have four children - Douglas C., Clara, Fannie and Daniel G. Mr. Filkins has been very successful in life, and has acquired a large property; he lives a few rods outside the corporation of the city, Belle Plaine, but has always taken an active interest in the advancement of that place. (1878 Iowa Township)

Finellay, James, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Fintel, H., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Firbaugh, John, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Fisbaugh, Philip, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Fish, Titus, farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Fisher, J. M., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fisher, James, carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fisher, W. S., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Fiss, John G., farmer, Sec 35; P. O. Garrison; born in Union Co. Penn., in 1830; removed to Benton Co. in 1868; has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Nancy Gaman in 1868; she was born in Franklin Co., Maryland, in 1838, died July 30, 1871, leaving one child –- Anna K., born in 1871. Then married Mrs. Blanchard, widow of Charles C. Blanchard, April, 1872; she was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1835; they have three children -- Margaret M., born March, 1873; Mary J., born May, 1876; Ira T., born Feb., 1878. School Director. Enlisted in the 1st Ill., Light Artillery, Co. F, Captain Cheeny, in 1861; participated in the battles of Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing and Corinth, thence to Memphis, Tenn., raid to Jackson, Miss., Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge; with Sherman to Moscow, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain and Atlanta; thence to Nashville; mustered out at Springfield, Ill., 1864. (1878 Monroe Township)

Fitzgerald E. C., harness maker; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Fitzgerald, Ed, Railroad laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fitzgerald, M., druggist, Blairstown; was born in Winnebago Co., Ill., Sept. 29, 1854; came to Boone Co., this State, in May, 1866, and to this town in September, 1875. Mr. Fitzgerald is undoubtedly as good a druggist as there is in the county; he keeps reliable drugs, medicines and chemicals, and everything necessary to complete a neat, tasty, and at the same time, a large and finished stock. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fitzgerald, P. C., harness maker; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fix, Jacob, farmer, Sec., 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Flatt, W. K., physician. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fletcher, James J., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Fletcher, Joseph, Sec. 16; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Flichlich, M., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Flickinger, J. G., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Flickinger, Michael, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Flickinger, W., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Floid, D. C., P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Flygler, John L., farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fogg, E. H., merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Folbricht, J., M. D., Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Foot, L. A., printer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Foot, M. V., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Forbes, James, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Ford, Augustus, laborer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ford, C. M., laborer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ford, E. H., Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ford, J. A., Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ford, J. F., Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ford, J. H., Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ford, Thomas K., nurseryman and farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Baltimore Co., Md., July 21, 1819; came to this county in 1855; has 270 acres of land, valued at $10,000. Member of the M. E. Church. Married Elizabeth Stephenson; born in Champaign Co. Oct. 3, in 1829; mother of nine children -- John H., born Aug. 15, 1849; James F., born Nov. 5, 1851; Enos H., born Oct. 20, 1852; Joseph, born March 4, 1856; Sarah A., born Nov. 22, 1859; Mary F., born June 18, 1861; Lettitia, born Dec. 21, 1864; Charles W., born June 21, 1867; Lillie May, born Nov. 5, 1870. Emigrated from Maryland in 1827, to Harrison Co., Ohio; lived there ten years, then went to Hardin Co.; lived there fifteen years, then came to this county. (1878 Canton Township)

Ford, W., laborer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Foresyth, M. W., P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Forney, P., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Forrester, Asa B., manufacturer of barrels and firkins; born in Lockport, N.Y., Dec. 13, 1837; lived there until 17 years of age, and learned the cooper's trade; came with his father to Benton Co. April 24, 1855; engaged in farming in Cedar Township, and were among the early settlers; was in the army in the 8th Ill. V.I.; afterward worked at his trade four years, and farmed for six years; came to Vinton in 1869, and engaged in his present business. Married Miss Antoinette Wallace, from Indiana, in June, 1864; they have four children - Frank W., Edith, Bessie and Jay. (1878 Taylor Township)

Forrester, E. D., machinist. (1878 Taylor Township)

Forsythe, W. O., farmer, Sec. 23. (1878 Taylor Township)

Foster, B. F., Blairstown; was born in Sandusky Co., Ohio, Sept. 6, 1833; one of the earliest settlers of this county, and erected the first frame building in this part of the county; carpenter and joiner. First wife was Martha Morford; present wife was Jane Davis; they were married in Iowa Co., this State - she was born in Illinois in 1834. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fouest, Win. K., blacksmith, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Fouts, I. M., P. O. Brandon. (1878 Harrison Township)

Fowler, A. C., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fowler, E. M., farmer, Sec. 25, P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fowler, J. O., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fowler, L., Professor of Music, Sec. 25; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Fowlie, J. W., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Fowlie, W., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Fox, Andrew, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Francenburg, Claus, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Francis, A. W., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Francis, I. R., cheese maker; Sec. 18; P. O. Mt. Vernon. (1878 Cedar Township)

Francis, J. S., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Francis, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Francis, W. W., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Frank, J., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Frank, John, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Frank, P., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Frantz, A. D., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Frantz, N. N., butcher, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Frantz, Samuel G., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Frantz, Wane, renter, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Frantzman, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fraser, Alex, retired farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fraulick, M. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fraze, George, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Frazee, Leroy, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Freeman, A. H., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Freeman, G. W., mechanic. (1878 Taylor Township)

Freeman, George C., P. O. Irving. (1878 Iowa Township)

Freeman, George, farmer and fruit grower, Sec. 27; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Broome Co., N. Y., Feb. 8, 1820; came to this county in 1857, in the Spring; has 180 acres of land, valued at $3,600. Politics, Republican. Held the offices of Town Trustee, Town Clerk and Treasurer; belongs to the Christian church. Married Mary E. Keeler in 1848; mother of five living children -- Ella H., born Aug. 20, 1850; Mary B., born Aug. 24, 1852; Stacey H., born Aug. 22, 1856; Ida F., born March 2, 1863; Alice E., born March 5, 1870. Emigrated to Bradford Co., Penn., where he lived for three years, thence to Luzerne Co.; taught school three years; run a canal boat at the time of the epidemic in the Wyoming Valley in 1844; thence to Bradford Co., where he was married; thence to Burlington, N.J.; lived there two years; thence to Broome Co., N.Y.; bought a farm and built a saw-mill, stayed there three years and lost $500 in the undertaking; thence to Bradford Co., Penn., to Mrs. Freeman's old home; lived there three years, and then came to Linn Co., Iowa, and from there to Benton Co. Mr. Freeman has one orchard of 450 trees of the choicest fruit. Mr. Freeman takes a great interest in the township, and is one of its leading spirits. (1878 Benton Township)

Freeman, Ira L., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Dysart; born in Broome Co., N.Y., Nov. 7, 1822; removed to Benton Co. March, 1859; has 174 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Lucy E. Wilton March 19, 1846; she was born in Broome Co., N. Y., June 9, 1823; they have four children - Charles E., born Aug. 19, 1848; Martin E., July 19, 1851; Lyman E., Aug. 24, 1857; Roxy J., May 19, 1861. Republican. School Director, Township Trustee, Road Supervisor, and Justice of the Peace at the present time. Members of the M. E. Church. Mr. Freeman says there are no manufacturing interests in the county, and thinks the farmers should interest themselves in the matter and contribute a certain sum according to their means, to be used for that purpose. (1878 Bruce Township)

Freeman, Patrick, saloon; Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Freese, Christian, carpenter, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Freese, H., farmer, P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Freese, J., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Fremml, Joseph, laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

French, M., wood sawyer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Frenzel, H., baker, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Fricke, George, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Friesman, H., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Fritz, H., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Fritz, John, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Fritz, Peter, farmer, Sec. __; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Fritz, William C., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. La Porte City; born in Pennsylvania in 1836; removed to Benton Co. in 1867; has eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Cordelia M. Agnew in 1862; she was born in Bureau Co., Ill., in 1843; five children - Lizzie B., Mary A., Henry F., Mertie M. and Claude W. Greenbacker; School Director and Road Supervisor; member of the I. O. O. F. (1878 Bruce Township)

Frost, Daniel H., Editor of Belle Plaine Union and Postmaster, Belle Plaine; D. H. Frost is a native of Augusta, Oneida Co., N. Y.; removed with his father's family, in 1836, to Stockbridge, Madison Co., N. Y. attended school in Augusta and Stockbridge Academies graduated at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., in 1844; engaged in farming for the first few years thereafter. Married June 28, 1848, to Miss Caroline Eaton, of Stockbridge. In 1851, sold his land in Stockbridge and moved to Oneida, Madison Co., N. Y., where, in October of that year, he established the Oneida Telegraph, the first newspaper published in that town; the Telegraph alone, of the papers in that Congressional District, advocated the principles of the "Free Soil" or "Free Democratic" party; in 1852, it aided in the election of Gerrit Smith to Congress, in opposition to the Democratic and Whig parties; Mr. Frost continued the publication of the Telegraph till 1854, when he sold the office to John Crawford, who changed the name of the paper to the Dispatch, still published at that place. In 1855, Mr. Frost took part in the organization of the Republican party, as a member of the first Republican State Convention held in that State. In 1856, he removed to the Territory of Minnesota, having purchased an interest in certain mill property at Northfield, Minn., from the founder of the town, Hon. John W. North; after a few months, he disposed of the property; served two or three years, at Northfield, as Justice of the Peace, and was admitted to practice as an attorney; elected, in 1858, to the State Senate for a term of two years, and served in the first Republican Legislature of Minnesota; Appointed Postmaster at Northfield, under President Lincoln, in 1861, and served four years; established the same year the Northfield Telegraph, but sold the same to C. H. Mann, before the close of the year. Elected, in 1861, Judge of Probate for Rice Co., re-elected in 1863, thus years; was also, at different times, a member of the State Normal Board and the Board of Trustees of the Deaf Dumb and Blind Asylum of Minnesota. In 1865, removed to Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa, and purchased a half-interest in the Vinton Eagle, of W. W. Hanford, then sole proprietor, and became its editor, so continuing until October, 1868, when he sold his interest in the Eagle to A. C. Holt; in February, 1869, bought the Belle Plaine Transcript published in the same county, which had been in existence a little over a year, under three or four different proprietors; changed its name to the Belle Plaine Union, and has been its editor and proprietor ever since. Appointed in December, 1872, Postmaster at Belle Plaine, and re-appointed, in January, 1877, for a term of four years. Is at this time the editor of longest service in Benton County. (1878 Iowa Township)

Frost, Henry A., printer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Fry, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Fry, David, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Fry, E., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Fry, J. H., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Fry, James, Sec. 23; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Fry, John, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Fry, Uria, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Fry, W., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Fuller, C. H., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Fuller, C. S., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Fuller, G., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Fuller, S., Farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Bruce Township)

Fuller, William, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Fulton, C. D., hardware. (1878 Taylor Township)

Fulton, F. J., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Fulton, S. J. A., Sec. 17; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns 140 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Crawford Co., Penn., in 1832; came to Iowa in 1866, and settled on his present farm. Married E. H. Beatty, in 1867; she was born in Mercer Co., Penn., in 1836; have five children - John, Francis, Edith, Mary and Sarah. Are members of the U. P. church. (1878 Cedar Township)

Funk, Joseph, farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Funk, Phillip, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Funk, William, farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Furnace, H. S., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Furnace, James, laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Furnace, S. H., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Furnas, J. M., M. D., Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Furnes, C. C., broker, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Furry, John L., restaurant, bakery and confectionery; born in Wabash Co., Ind., Sept. 17, 1844; lived in Indiana eighteen years; came to Benton Co. in 1862; worked at mason's trade for eight years; engaged in the restaurant, bakery and confectionery business in 1877, and is now manufacturing crackers; furnishes bread for the College of the Blind. Married Miss Mary J. Newell, from New York State, in Sept., 1866; has three children - Mary A., Frankie and Charlie. (1878 Taylor Township)

Furry, John, retired farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Furry, M., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Furstinberg, Anton, saloon, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Gail, W. H., wagon maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Galliger, John, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gallmann, Martin, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Gamble, George, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Gange, John, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Dysart; born in England in 1840; emigrated to America in 1849; came to Benton Co. in 1869; has 160 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. Married Susan Kine in 1865; she was born in Canada in 1845; they have seven children - Mary E., William H., Charles F., Sarah J., John E., Martha L., Harriet M. Members of the Church of Christ. Enlisted in the 26th I.V.I. in 1862; participated in the battles of Arkansas Post and Vicksburg; wounded and taken prisoner at Raymond Station, Miss., also at battles of Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Atlanta and others; was with Sherman in the march to the sea; mustered out in 1865. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gardenkauf, Adam, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Gardner, H., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine; born in Steuben Co., N. Y., in 1820; remained in New York until 1846. In the meantime he married Miss Maria A. Smith in 1842; she was born in Tompkins Co., N. Y., 1827; they moved to Wisconsin in 1846; remained in that State until 1852; they then moved to Delaware Co., this State, thus becoming one of the pioneer families of that county; they lived in Delaware Co., until 1867; then moved to Keokuk Co., remaining in that county two years, or until 1869; they then came to this township, and it has been their home since; he owns a good farm and considerable town property. (1878 Iowa Township)

Gardner, William, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Garen, Patrick, Sec. Boss, N. W. Railroad(1878 Iowa Township)

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. (1878 Homer Township)

Garling, John, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Garrison, H. M. (1878 Cedar Township)

Garrison, Nelson, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Garrison, R. V. (1878 Cedar Township)

Gasser, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 16, P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Gates, J. O., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Gates, L. R., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gay, Harvey D., retired; born in Windsor Co., Vt., Dec. 19, 1829, and lived there until 24 years of age, when he moved to Columbus, Ohio, and was engaged in the mercantile trade there and in Newark; he came to Vinton, Benton Co., in March 1856; William Loree came with him; he engaged in the mercantile business (firm of H. D. Gay & Co.); only few merchants here in business know that where here when he came; after continuing in business some eleven years he sold out. He was President of the First National Bank of Vinton during its organization. Married Miss Virginia Walcutt, from Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1855. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gay, J. R., farmer, Secs. 9 and 10; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gay, P. L., laborer; Belle Prairie. (1878 Iowa Township)

Gayhegen, A. R., farmer. (1878 Homer Township)

Geater, G. W., farmer, Sec. 31. (1878 Taylor Township)

Geater, Josiah, mechanic. (1878 Taylor Township)

Geater, Mark, laborer, Sec. 31. (1878 Taylor Township)

Geater, Noah, laborer, Sec. 31. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gebers, Fred, farmer. (1878 Homer Township)

Geddes, Charles, shoemaker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Geisking, H. F., gardener, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Gensieke, Christian, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Watkins; born in Germany Jan. 28, 1828. Married Elizabeth Hartwig in Germany, in 1851; she was born in Germany in 1825; they had seven children, five are living - Christian, Jr., Sophia, Anna, Henry and Rebecca. Has 40 acres of land valued at $30 per acre. Came to Chicago in 1853; stayed there six months and moved to Rock Island, thence to Milton Junction, Wis., and then to Benton Co., in 1869. Was in the army in Germany three years. Followed wagon making twenty-five years. Mr. and Mrs. Gensieke are members of the Lutheran Church. (1878 St. Clair Township)

George, E. C., livery. (1878 Taylor Township)

George, Isaac O., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Gerberick, A. A., dry goods. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gereke, A., blacksmith, Sec. 20; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Getty, David T., farmer, auctioneer, school teacher, Sec. 32; P. O. Irving; born in Montgomery Co., Penn., Nov. 28, 1834. Married Miss Mary Bruner in Pennsylvania, in 1860; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1838; they have nine children; eight are living - Linda, Ruth, Barbara, Mary, Daniel, Byron, Harvey and Samuel; Worthington died in infancy. Has sixty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre, and 10 acres of timber, valued at $300; Mr. Getty furnished a substitute for three years, in the late rebellion, at a cost of $300; Mr. Getty followed school teaching several years in Pennsylvania and Iowa; kept a general store two and a half years in Norristown and Eagleville, Penn.; moved into Benton Co., Iowa, in 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Getty are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Getty is a son of Colonel Getty, of Pennsylvania, who was Colonel of the Pennsylvania militia; Mr. Getty is an experienced auctioneer of all kinds of stock or goods. (1878 Kane Township)

Gibbins, Ed, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Gibbons, A., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton; born in Maryland, Nov. 2,1825. Married Hannah Cloppner in Ohio in 1846; she was born in Germany in 1831; had thirteen children -- Charles L., James M., Edward, Caroline (died at the age of two years), Joseph Adison, Louisa, Nellie, Elmer, Allie, William, Frederick and Carrie. Has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,200; came to Ohio in 1831; moved to Iowa in 1856; followed harness making in Ohio. Has held the office of Township Clerk and several other town offices. Charles L. married Celissa A. Cranston in 1874; she was born in Ohio in 1852; has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,000. Edward, born in 1853, married Emma Gephart in Eldorado in 1878; she was born in Linn Co., Iowa, in 1857; has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,000. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Gibbons, Austin, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Gibbs, R. M., baker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Gibson, W. J., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Mooreville. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gifford, Henry. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gift, R. P., grocer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gilbert, Ira, farmer, Secs. 7 and 18; P. O. Dysart; born in New York in 1821; removed to Cedar Rapids in 1854, thence to Benton Co. in 1868; has 292 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Susan Shaw in 1854; she was born in Genesee Co., N. Y., in 1834. Republican. School Director. Financial Scribe for the Sons and Daughters of Temperance of Dysart. Members of the M. E. Church. (1878 Monroe Township)

Gilbert, J., laborer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Gilchrist, G. M., attorney. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gilchrist, J. A., Sec. 24; P. O. Vinton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Washington Co., Ind., in 1835; came to Iowa in 1864, and settled on his present farm in 1868. Married Marinda Houts in 1869; she was born in Ohio in 1835; have one child - William. Mr. Gilchrist has one child by a former wife - Allie. Democrat. (1878 Jackson Township)

Gilchrist, J. E., farmer, Sec. 4. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gilchrist, James Y., farmer, Sec. 19; born in Washington Co., Ind., Aug 25, 1830; lived there and in Johnson counties twenty-six years, and came by wagon to Benton Co., Iowa, and was sixteen days on the way; arrived in the Fall of 1856, located in this Township, and has lived here twenty-two years; he owns the farm where he lives, and also one in Jackson Township. Married Miss Lydia Banta, from Johnson Co., Ind., in June, 1852; they have two children - James A., and Martha Belle, and have lost one daughter - Alice A. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gilchrist, P. M., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gilchrist, William A., farmer, Sec. 19; born in Washington Co., Ind., May 6, 1828; lived there sixteen years; moved to Johnson Co. in 1844, and lived there twelve years, and came to Benton Co., Iowa, Nov. 2, 1856; he located where he now lives, and engaged in farming, and has lived here twenty-two years; one of his horses - Old George - that he drove through from Indiana to this county, is still in prime, and does his work regularly and cheerfully. Mr. Gilchrist owns a farm of 120 acres; he has held office of Town Treasurer, and school offices. Married Miss Rebecca S. Banta, from Indiana, Sept. 8, 1853; they have two children - Ella M. and Mollie H.; lost one son - Edgar, and one daughter - Martha. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gillespie, M., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gillespie, Robert J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton; born in Philadelphia, Penn., May 25, 1843; removed to Benton Co., in 1866; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Emeline Kuhn in 1871; she was born in Ohio in 1842; have four children - Sarah Y., William L., Joseph H., John. Greenbacker; members of the United Presbyterian Church. Enlisted in the 98th O. V. I. in 1862; participated in the battles of Buzzard's Roost, Kenesaw, Rocky Falls, Resaca, and others; injured in spine while building breastworks, from which he has never recovered; mustered out July, 1865. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gillespie, Z., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Bruce Township)

Gillett, J. L., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Gillett, T., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Gillman, E. D., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Brandon; born in Indiana in 1847; came to Benton Co. in 1873; has 320 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Calphurnia Andrews in 1867; she was born in Indiana in 1849; they have four children -- Sarah O., Martin L., Lillie E. and Adelbert C. Independent in politics. School Director in Independent District. Enlisted in the 27th Iowa V.I. in 1864; was taken sick at Nashville, and was in hospital until mustered out in 1865. (1878 Polk Township)

Gilmore, Henry, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Gilmore, John, breeder of blooded stock, Sec. 29; born in Coleraine, Ireland, Feb. 12, 1834; came to America in 1851; lived in Philadelphia, Pa.; afterward lived in Ohio; was in lumber business and raising fine stock; came to Vinton in Fall of 1866; engaged in lumber business five years, then engaged in raising fine stock - principally hogs; he has raised some of the finest in this State, and they have commanded the highest prices; he has held the office of Corporation Trustee. Married Miss Elizabeth A. Geddes, of Iowa College, in Oct. 1868; they have two children - Henry N. and Mary E.; they have lost two children - one son and one daughter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ginds, Mat. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gingery, D., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Gingrich, E. H., Sec. 16; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Lancaster Co., Penn, in 1819; came to Iowa in 1866, and settled on his present farm in 1867. Married Harriet Fox in 1859; she was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., in 1834; have three children - Leander J., Ira M. and Jason L. Are members of the Reformed Church; Republican. (1878 Cedar Township)

Gingrich, G., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Gingry, David, farmer; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Bradford Co., Penn., Feb., 1830; came to this State in 1856. Politics, Democrat. Married Mary Botton; she was born in Canada: Sept. 25, 1838; mother of six children -- Fred, born Dec. 9, 1863; Augustus, born Nov. 9, 1865; William, born Oct. 17, 1867; D. Lilla, born Dec. 31, 1869; Charlie, born Oct. 25, 1871; Jessie, born June 18, 1877. Emigrated from Pennsylvania to Fulton Co., Ill.; lived there twelve years; from there went to Benton Co., thence back to Illinois, and remained until 1867; then went to California and Oregon; lived there about four years; thence back to this county and located on Sec. 13, in Eden Township; was at the first election in the township. (1878 Canton Township)

Gingry, G., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Gleason, Charles, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Glendy, John, brick maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Glimes, W. N., farmer, P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Glonce, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Goasch, John, farmer; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Goble, Horace, farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Goedeck, R. N., watchman, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Goings, Delila, farming, Sec. 11; P. O. Spencer's Grove; born in Ohio in 1830; came to Benton Co. in 1862; has 200 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Joseph A. Goings in 1844; he was born in Virginia in 1823, died June 18, 1877, from a stroke of lightning, leaving eight children -- Susan, John, Sarah, George W., Alexander, James, William E. and Mary M. A. Members of the Free Methodist church. (1878 Polk Township)

Goings, John, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Gokin, Tairk Frederick, farmer, Secs. 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. (1878 Homer Township)

Golden, Thomas C., physician; born in Birmingham, England, April 16, 1818; lived in England thirty-one years; studied medicine and graduated; was also a local minister in the Wesleyan Church; came to America in 1849; came to State of Wisconsin the same year, graduated in the Homoeopathic school of medicine, and practiced his profession, and also entered the itinerant ministry of the M. E. Church; was Presiding Elder for ten years, and was a Delegate to the General Conference in 1860 and 1864; was Chaplain in the army, of the 25th Wisconsin V. I.; came to Iowa in 1870 and joined this Conference; was Pastor of church at Mt. Vernon three years, and was made Presiding Elder of the district. His first wife was Elizabeth Sturges, from Birmingham, England; she died leaving two children - Stephen and Anna. Married Hannah C. Goodban, June 16, 1863; she was from Pennsylvania, but was born in England; they have two children - Wilson Eddy and Ethel Rose. (1878 Taylor Township)

Golley, H. S., horse trainer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gonguer, C., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Gonguer, J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Gonguer, S., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Good, John, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Good, R. A., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Goodenough, Levi, retired stone mason, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Goodwin, C. S., ice dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Goodwin, Elliott, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Goodwin, R., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Goodwin, W. G., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Goon, Elias, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Gorby, Joseph W. (1878 Iowa Township)

Gordon, W., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Gore, C. W., dealer in agricultural implements, chain pumps, etc., Belle Plaine; was born in Windham Co., Vt., May 17, 1835; accompanied his parents to Franklin Co., Mass., when a child; moved to New York in 1853; came West in 1856; spent two years in Wisconsin; in the Spring of 1861 crossed, the plains to California; remained there until 1867, when he returned; settled in this, place, and has been in business here since. Was married to Louisa Fox; she was born in Ohio; they have four children -- Grace, Fannie, Warren S. and Emma. Mr. Gore was Township Trustee, one term, and is at present a member of the Council. (1878 Iowa Township)

Goss, G. W., miller, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Goss, Milo G., telegraph operator for C. & N. W. Railway Co.; was born in Dodge Co., Wis., Feb. 8, 1857; has followed the business of telegraph operator three years; he came to this town February, 1878. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Goswell, G. W., hotel keeper, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Gottsche, Paul, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Gouldey, G. W., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Goulding, James, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Luzerne; was born in Monroe Co., N. Y.; when a boy he entered a carpet store and occupied the position of salesman several years. He married Miss Anna McGlaw in the city of Buffalo, N. Y., June 4, 1858; she was born in 1840; after their marriage, they moved to Chili, seven miles west of Rochester, where he owned a farm; he then engaged in farming, which occupation he has principally engaged in since; they moved to this county in 1869; have nine children -- Patrick James, Maria Agnes, Katie A. C., Anna F., Laurence R., Amelia Elizabeth, Joseph E., Henry A. and Walter B. Mr. Goulding served in the New York State militia seven years; he entered as private and was advanced to the rank of Sergeant Major. He owns 140 acres of land one and a half miles from Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Gowdy, J. M., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Grabill, D. R., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Graham, W., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Gransby, Albert, engineer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Grant, H., Sec. hand, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)
Grant, M., Sec. hand, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Grant, O., Sec. boss, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Grapler, Charles, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Homer Township)

Grass, Isaac, Constable, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Gray, Thomas, hardware, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Gray, W. P., dentist. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gray, William R., tinner, Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Graybill, Charles, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greaser, George, blacksmith, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Greaser, Phillip, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 4; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Germany Nov. 29, 1822; came to this county in 1851; has 400 acres land, valued at $12,000. Republican; belongs to the United Brethren Church. For his first wife married Elizabeth Dilling; she was born in Pennsylvania April 20, 1822; mother of eight children; six living -- Catharine, born Jan. 23, 1849; Manah, born Oct. 14, 1851; Agnes, born Dec. 1, 1854; George, born Sept. 25, 1856; Emma J., born May 10, 1859, Levi H., born March 26, 1861. For his second wife, married Susan Chambers; born in Maryland July 4, 1827. Emigrated from Germany when he was 8 years old to Maryland; lived there six months, thence to Pennsylvania; lived there twenty- one years, then came to this county, where he has resided since; came with limited means and by industry and economy has accumulated a fine property. (1878 Canton Township)

Green, C., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Green, E. H., magnetic doctor, Belle Plaine; was born in Halifax, Vt., June 1, 1876; his parents moved to Massachusetts in 1837, where the subject of this sketch remained until the year 1855, when be came to Vinton, this county, where he married Miss A. E. Smith, Jan. 1, 1862; she was born in Zanesville, Ohio, 1843; they have had two children - Una J. L., born Jan. 5, 1875; Willie, born Dec. 27, 1864, died 9th of May, 1868. Mr. Green has met with marvelous success in his method of treating the afflicted. (1878 Iowa Township)

Green, James, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Green, John, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Green, R. A., painter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Green, S. R., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Greenewalt, W., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Greenlee, Allen, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, in 1832; when be was twelve years of age his parents moved to Miami Co., in which our subject remained until 1848, when be went to Henry Co., Illinois, where he remained but a short time; came from the latter county to Iowa Co., this State, in 1850 or 51, and came to this township in 1865. He married Miss M. Kiler, in this county; she was born in Richland Co., Ohio; they have seven children - Florence E., W. Franklin, Minnie May, Effie, Ada, Margaret J., Carrie M. and Dora E. Mr. Greenlee owns 1181 acres of land. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, C. B., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 122 acres of land; was born in Iowa Co. in 1849; lived in Iowa Co. until 1874; he then came to this Township. Married Miss Sarah Guinn, in this Township Feb 10. 1875; she was born in this county May 3, 1856; they have one child -- William H., born in this Township, Feb. 23, 1877. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, D. A., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, F. M., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born Greene Co., Tenn., in 1828, in which place he married Miss E. M. Guinn; they moved to this Township in 1855; there were only a few cabins in this vicinity at that time, and Cedar Rapids was their nearest market; they have seven children living -- William T. (he married Miss Effie Husted; they reside in Muscatine Co., this state); Laura L. (she married Alonzo Marion; they reside in Belle Plaine); Josephine (she married Fred Eberts; they reside in Iowa City); James N.; John H., Jackson and Mary. Mr. Greenlee owns 245 acres of land; has held various school offices for number of years. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, J. M., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine(1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, John B., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, William M., stock dealer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, William T., farmer; P. O. Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenlee, Win. R., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Greenwood, A., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Greenwood, T., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Greer, J. F., retired hardware merchant, Blairstown; was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, in 1835; he went to La Salle Co., Ill., and stopped in Mendota about two years; came to this county in 1859. He married Miss Elizabeth King, in Michigan, in 1860; she was born in Kane Co., Ill., in 1844. During the war of the rebellion, Mr. Greer served in Co. C, 47th I. V. I.; he was honorably discharged; he had one brother (James V.) in the army; he was killed in the siege of Atlanta; he belonged to Co. G, 13th I.V.I. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Greer, W. A., blacksmith, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Greese, Alex, farmer, Sec. 3 P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Gregg, A. H., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Gregg, M., farmer; Sec. 18; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Gregg, W. S., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 20; P. O. Blairstown; born in Belmont Co., Ohio, July 10, 1843; has 320 acres of land valued at $35 per acre. Came to Iowa in 1843, to Pottawattamie Co., and then to Warren Co., and moved to Benton Co., in 1865. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Gresie, F., farmer , Sec. 28; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Grettenberg, G., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Greulich, F. A. H., merchant and dealer in general produce, Luzerne; was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, in 1846; came to Johnson Co., this State, in 1852, in which county he remained eighteen years; he came to this county in 1870, and engaged in his present business at this place. He married Miss P. O'Donnell in Iowa City, Johnson Co., this State, in 1870; she was born in Maryland. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Griffin, A. D., Doctor, drugs, medicines and chemicals; born in Oswego Co., N.Y., Oct. 2, 1836; lived there until 10 years of age; lived in Pennsylvania a short time; moved to Ohio and studied medicine; came to Iowa in 1860, and came to Vinton in 1865; practiced medicine and then engaged in the drug business in 1868. Married Miss Mary E. Kent, from Licking Co., Ohio, in 1861, they have three children - Carrie, Fred, and Clark C.; they have lost two sons. (1878 Taylor Township)

Griffin, C. C., physician. (1878 Taylor Township)

Griffin, Isaac, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Griffith, J. W., painter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Groof, W. P., tenant farmer; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Grosessenbacher, J., farmer, Sec. 21 P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Gross, John, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Grosvenor, B. F., proprietor Central House, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Grote, H. A., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O., Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Groth, F. W., farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Groth, H., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Grove, James E., sewing machine agent, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Grove, John E., butcher, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Grovert, H., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Grovert, H. J., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Grovert, J., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Grow, Samuel, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Grub, S. M., farmer; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Grubb, Isaac, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Grubb, Jacob, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 33; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., Nov. 30, 1825; has 197 acres of land, valued at $5,000; also ten acres in Canton Twp., valued at $800. Politics, Republican. Married Elizabeth Acker, who was born in Blair Co., Penn.; mother of two children -- Henry L., born Aug. 25, 1853; Mary C., born May 18, 1861. Emigrated from Pennsylvania to Benton Co., direct; located on eighty acres of land; bought the balance second handed; came here in limited circumstances, but has made himself a good and comfortable home. Was at the first election in Benton Twp.; there were only three families between here and Parker's Grove; the most of the prairie where he now lives was covered with hazel brush, where now you can find groves from fifteen to twenty- five feet high; at the time he came, there were plenty of Indians and wild game; built a shanty the first year he came here; lumber was scarce and hard to get; was amongst the pioneers, and knows what a pioneer life is. (1878 Benton Township)

Grubb, U. L., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Grummer, John, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Grunewald, W. J., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Blairstown; was born in Germany in 1838; came to this country in 1853, and went to New Jersey, where he remained until 1864; he then came to this county, and it has been his home since. He married Mary Kupp in Vinton, this county, Dec. 7, 1868; she was born in Germany in 1849; they have had four children -- William J., born in this county Nov. 8, 1869; Charles Ernest, born April 10, 1871; Henry, born Sept. 29, 1873, died aged two months; Henry Julis, born Dec. 17, 1871. Mr. Grunewald owns 162 acres of land. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Gubben, O., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Guegy, Andrew, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Guinan, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Guiney, J. C., clerk. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guiney, Robert, Railroad Conductor, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guinn, A. J., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Greene County, Tenn., in 1825; came to this Township in 1855, thus becoming one of the Pioneer settlers of Iowa Township. He married Miss C. N. Farner, in Greene County, Tenn; their children are -- R. F. M., born in 1847; Rachel E. (she married A. D. Ealy, and they reside in Iowa Co., this state); J. H., born in 1851; Rebecca (she married I. L. Booth, and they reside in Crawford Co., this State); William S., born in 1853; Miss P. J. (she married P. W. Shober, and they reside in Poweshiek Co., this State); Mary H., Minnie E., Gertrude M. and Melvin J. Mr. Guinn owns 173 acres of land; he and his sons R. F. M. and J. H., are members of the I. O. O. F. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guinn, H., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Belle Plaine; owns about 1,200 acres of land; was born in Greene Co., Tenn. 1820; moved to this county in November 1846, thus becoming one of the first settlers of Benton Co.; he entered the first claim that was entered in this (Iowa) Township; he was one of the Board of Trustees appointed for the purpose of organizing this township; after they had organized the township, he was elected one of the first Board of Trustees, which office he held a good many years; was County Supervisor seven years, and has held various other township and school offices. Has been married twice, first wife was Miss Dunwoody; she died in 1862; present wife was Ellen Huston. Mr. Guinn has always taken an active part in the promotion of the educational and other public interests of this township; by his own unaided exertions and industry he has accumulated a large property, which requires the most of his time in attending and overseeing. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guinn, J. A., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guinn, J. H., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guinn, Jackson, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guinn, R. F. M., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Guinn, William J., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 210 acres land; was born in this township, 1852. Married Miss Julia Benson in this county, Dec. 28, 1877; she was also born in this county on the 10th of June, 1857. Previous to his marriage, Mr. Guinn followed the business of teaching; he has taught in the Belle Plaine school five terms; previous to teaching in Belle Plaine he taught in the district where he resides. (1878 Iowa Township)

Gulick, A. J., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Gulk, Thomas, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Gum, A., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Hadenfeldt, H. C., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Hadenfelt, H., farmer; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Hadler, C., farmer, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hagan, Joseph, farmer and a stock raiser, Sec. 11; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Ireland in 1825; came to this county in 1857; has 320 acres of land, valued at $10,200. Politics, Democrat. Married Margaret Dixon; she was born in Ireland in 1828; mother of five children -- Jennie, born Feb. 7, 1859, Mamie, born April 16, 1861; John Dickson, born March 12, 1863; Harry, born July 4, 1865; Josie (Joseph), born June 12, 1867. Emigrated from Ireland to New York; lived there about four years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since. When he came to this county he was a poor man, with nothing but his hands a good, rugged constitution, and a goodwill; he tackled these raw prairies, and now he has a farm of 320 acres under good cultivation, paid for, and is one of the well-to-do farmers in the county; raises, on an average, yearly, about 4,000 bushels of corn, 700 of oats, and turns off about eighty head of hogs; has received as high as $1,600 a year for hogs; has a splendid stock farm, well watered. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hageman, Peter, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Hagen, C., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hagen, Frederick, farmer, Sec. 24; P.O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Hagen, James, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Cedar Rapids. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hagen, Lue, farmer, Sec. 30; P.O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Hagermon, M., farmer; Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Hagge, Clous, farmer, Sec. 3; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Hahn, Adam F., Sec. 30; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hahn, George, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hahn, Samuel, farmer; P.O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Haight, T. G., harness maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hail, W. A., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Haines, D., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Haines, G. W., farmer, Sec. 19. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hains, A., attorney. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hains, J. C., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hair, C. M., stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Haisled, Freeman, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Haislet, G., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Haist, J. A. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hake, G. W., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Halboth, G., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Halboth, J. N., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hale, Andrew, stock buyer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hale, Isaac, grain buyer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hale, Jacob, stock dealer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Halfield, Jacob C., carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hall, Elie, farmer, Sec. 24; P.O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Hall, F. M., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hall, Henry F., farmer, Sec. 9; P.O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Hall, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Watkins; born in Wayne Co., N. Y., in 1826. Married Salina C. Allen in 1868; she was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., in 1832; they have one child -- Frederick. Has 160 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Moved to Illinois in 1836, and came to Iowa in 1855. Mr. Hall followed railroading in early life. Came to Benton County when the county was new. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hall, W. S., feed store. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hallack, Charles, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Halonpek, F., Railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Halpin, Edwin. (1878 Taylor Township)

Halstead, M. S., Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Halverson, Ole, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hamilton, Hayes, farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hamilton, G. S. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hamilton, Henry, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hamilton, J., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hamilton, J. S., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hamilton, Oscar, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hamilton, R., farmer, Sec. 8; P.O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Hamilton, William, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Hamman, J. C., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hancock, J. J., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Handley, C., farmer, Sec. 21; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Hanford, H. M., proprietor of Blairstown flour mills and grain dealer, Blairstown; was born near Rochester, N. Y., in 1833; while he was a child, his parents moved to Will Co., Ill., in which county the subject of this sketch remained until 1860; he then went to California, remaining one year, at the end of which time he returned to Will Co., Ill., and remained there until 1862, thence to this county in the same year and engaged in the grain trade in this place (Blairstown); was also engaged in the general mercantile business; became proprietor of the Blairstown mill in 1866, and it has been under his supervision since. He married Miss M. B. Keyes, in this county, in 1866; she was born in Linn Co., this State, in 1842. Mr. Hanford has held various town offices in this place. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hanford, R. R., farmer, Sec. 32. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hanna, A. H., farmer, Sec. 21; P.O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Hanna, W. S., Sec. 17; P. O. Vinton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Holmes Co., Ohio, in 1841; came to Iowa in 1856. Married Hettie Harris in 1864; she was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, in 1845; have five children - Eva Maud, Bessie J., Sarah E., Brick P., Wilson S.; lost one - John G. Mr. Hanna enlisted in 1861 in Co. G, 13th Iowa V.I., and was discharged in 1865; was in all the battles that the regiment participated in. Democrat. (1878 Jackson Township)

Hannemann, Fred, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hannen, J. B., farmer, Sec. 35; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hannen, J. R., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hannes, Joseph. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hannes, W., farmer, S. 21; P.O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hanning, J., farmer, Sec. 19; P.O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Hannmann, W., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Hanover, F. W., farmer, Sec. 27; P.O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Hanover, Henry, butcher, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hanschild, C., grain dealer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hanschild, H. M., grain merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hansen, Carson, farmer. (1878 Homer Township)

Hansen, Fred, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Homer Township)

Hansen, Thomas, sal., Sec. 25; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Hansen, W., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Hanser, John, commercial merchant, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hanser, Tim, butcher, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hanson, A., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hanson, Claus, laborer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hanson, Fredrick, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hanson, H., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hanson, Peter, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hanson, Tim, laborer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hanson, W. P., jeweler, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hapgood, G. P., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Harbert, J. D., farmer, Sec. 13; P.O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Harbert, P. M., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Ohio March 22, 1829; has 495 acres of land, valued at $20,000. Married Hannah E. Kirkpatrick; she was born in Hardin Co., Ohio, May 29, 1835; mother of three children -- Nancy R., born April 11, 1853; David K., born April 23, 1853; Albert N., born Dec. 6, 1868. Emigrated direct from Ohio to this county; came through with teams; came upon this prairie when there were no marks of civilization; took up 400 acres of land and brought it under the very best cultivation, and has made as fine a farm as there is in the county; when he came here he moved into a shanty 16x18, where he lived for several years; but now he has as fine a residence as a man need look at. Mr. Harbert is a stockholder in the Farmers' Exchange Bank and is one of the solid men of the county. (1878 Canton Township)

Harder, H., farmer, Sec. 17: P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Hardesty, M. W., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Hardy, L. S., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Haren, A., retired farmer. (1878 Iowa Township)

Haren, Peter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Harkness, Hamer, carpenter, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Harland, A., drayman, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Harland, E. M., teamster, Belle PIaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

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. Harmon are members of the M. E. Church. (1878 Homer Township)

Harnock J., Railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Harper, A., P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Harper, J. W., Jr., Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Harradon, H., harness maker, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Harrington, C. O., Secretary and Treasurer Farmers' Loan and Trust Company Bank; born in Chenango Co., N.Y., Oct. 14, 1843; removed with his parents to Ohio at an early age, and when 8 years of age, they removed to Indiana, and in 1859 came to Iowa, to Iowa Co. Went in the army in 1861; enlisted in 4th I.V.C., Co. E.; the regiment joined General Curtis' command, just after the battle of Pea Ridge, and was with him through Missouri and Arkansas; was also in the siege of Vicksburg and at Jackson; was wounded at Helena, Ark.; after leaving service, he entered the Iowa State University in 1865, and graduated in the class of 1870. He was elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Farmers' Loan and Trust Co., upon its organization, Aug. 4, 1873. Married Miss Anna L. Hughes from this city Aug. 24, 1876. (1878 Taylor Township)

Harrington, P., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Harris, J. W., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Harrison, J. W., farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Vinton. (1878 Benton Township)

Harrison, Jonathan, farmer; P. O. Shellsburg;, born Polk Co., Iowa, April 27, 1850. Married Sarah Allen; she was born in Pennsylvania June 10, 1853; mother of two children -- Athol E., born Jan. 8,1866; Effie B., born March 8,1878. Born in this State and has made it his home; has traveled through Missouri, Texas, Arkansas and Colorado; his father and mother are living in Adair, Iowa; were born in North Carolina; came from there to Ohio, thence to Indiana, and then to this State, where has resided since; his grandfather is still living at the age of 108 years; his father was in the 39th I. V. I., Co. B; also had one brother in the same regiment; he was taken sick and died at Corinth. (1878 Canton Township)

Harrison, R., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Harrison, R. C., farmer, Sec. 7; P.O. Vinton. (1878 Benton Township)

Hart, Daniel, proprietor Commercial Hotel; born in Tioga Co., N.Y., March 22, 1836; went to Pennsylvania, in infancy, and lived there twenty-five years; learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; came to Vinton in 1864, and engaged in the building business until the present year, when he engaged in hotel business. Married Lorinda Burgess, from the State of New York; they have one daughter - Carrie, and have lost one son - Charles. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hart, J. E., farmer, Sec. 9; P.O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Hart, P. C., P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Hart, S. B., printer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hart, Samuel, miller, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hart, W. L., P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Hartley, C. H., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hartley, George, farmer, Sec. 14; P.O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hartley, Josiah, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hartman, A. J., grocer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hartman, L. W., grocer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hartung, A C., blacksmith, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartung, G. W., stone mason and plasterer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartung, Henry, proprietor of livery stable, Blairstown; was born in Beaver Co., Penn., April 20, 1848; came to this town in 1865, and established himself in the business of general blacksmithing and the manufacture of buggies and wagons, which business be continued in until August, 1877, when he engaged in his present business. He married Miss Julia Ellis in this county, June 20, 1869; she was born in Pennsylvania; they have one child -- Alphe M., born in this town Sept. 1, 1870. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartung, John, retired farmer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartung, M., proprietor of Pennsylvania House, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartwell, M., teacher, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hartz, George W., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartz, I. K., Sec. 36; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartz, S., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hartz, Solomon, Sec. 36; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Harwood, James H., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Garrison; born in England in 1836; immigrated to America in 1841, and to Benton Co. in 1866; has 280 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Louisa Pence in 1863; she was born in Henderson Co., Ill., in 1845; they have three children -- Cora A., born in 1864; Clayton A., born in 1868; Berton A., born in 1873. Independent in politics. Township Trustee. (1878 Monroe Township)

Harwood, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hasch, Henry, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Haseltine, E. D., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Center Point. (1878 Polk Township)

Hastings, Charles, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hastings, G. M., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hastings, John, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hastings, M. B., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hatch, E. W., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. La Porte City; born in Medina Co., Ohio, in 1831; came to Benton Co., in 1871; has 230 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Elizabeth A. Tuttle in 1855; she was born in Medina Co., Ohio, in 1831; they have nine children - Amanda A., Alice J., James P., Ernest W., Mary E., Nellie A., Andress E., Amy C. and Linn B. Republican. Has held the offices of School Director four years, Township School Treasurer four years, and Road Supervisor. Members of the Free-Will Baptist Church. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hatfield, G. B., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hatfield, W. W., farmer, Sec. 21; P.. O. Shellsburg.
Hathaway, O. C., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hauck, M., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Haupt, Fritz, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hauser, C., tenant farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hauser, John, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Haushild, Henry, grain merchant, Belle Plaine; was born in Holstein, Germany, Jan. 1, 1818; came to this country in 1851 and settled in Scott Co., this State, in which county he remained until the year 1870, when he came to Belle Plaine and engaged in the grain trade. He married Miss Annie Slickton, in Davenport, this State; she was born in Holstein, Germany. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hausmann, Henry, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hawkins, J. C., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hawkins, James M., loaning money; born in Fremont, Ohio, June 22, 1825; lived in Ohio twenty-six years; went to California, in 1851, and lived there fifteen years, engaged in mining; returned in 1866, and came to Vinton; in 1868, engaged in hardware business for eighteen months. Married Sarah Johnson, from Fremont, Ohio, in 1851; she died in 1868, leaving one daughter - Hattie, born in California. In August, 1871, he married Mrs. R. Culbertson, formerly Miss R. Sockman, from Zanesville, Ohio. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hawkins, Samuel M., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Dysart; born in Summit Co., Ohio, in 1836; removed to Lee Co., Ill., in 1850, thence to Benton Co. in 1860; owns eighty acres, of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Ellen J. Scott in 1861; she was born in Tompkins Co., N. Y., in 1840; have five children –- James F., George W., Ellen M., Bradley S. and Harriet A. Republican. Constable two years and Road Supervisor. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hawley, H. A., farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hawley, H. D., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hawley, J. A., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Hawley, Nelson, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Garrison; born in Connecticut in 1830; removed to Illinois in 1837, thence to Benton Co. in 1857; has eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Roanna Thompson in 1852; she was born in Vermont in 1828; they have eight children -- Jennie L., Samuel R., Wilber N., Betsey A., Liman I., Linnie B., Hugh H. and Ray A. Republican in politics. Assessor ten years, Board of Supervisors eight years. Members of the Universalist Church. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hawley, S. R., P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hawley, William. (1878 Polk Township)

Hawthorne, J. D., jeweler. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hay, John E., farmer, Sec. 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; William 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 142nd Pennsylvania V. I.; participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Weldon Railroad, Spotsylvania, 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. (1878 Homer Township)

Hayden, A. L., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hayden, A. R., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Watkins; born in Indiana in 1836. Married Mary Heidy in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1870; she was born in Wisconsin in 1846; they have two children -- Anzi J. and Nellie Amret. Has 320 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Enlisted in the 55th Ill. Vol. Inf., Oct. 30, 1861; was in the battles of Shiloh, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, in two assaults and siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss., Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Big Kenesaw, New Hope Church and Little Kenesaw; was taken sick, and sent to Rome, Ga.; was put in charge of the Hutchen House hospital; was in the Army of Tennessee, which never lost a battle; in 2nd Division of the 15th Army Corps; was Drum Major of the regiment, and promoted to Regimental Commissary Sergeant; was one of the thirteen who came out of the twenty-two in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain; June 27, 1864; was discharged with the regiment; since held the office of Captain of Co. C; First Regiment Iowa National Guards, and has held the office of Township Trustee. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hayden, C. B., dealer and shipper of live stock, Watkins; born in Fayette Co., Penn.; attended school at Madison College, Penn.; after which engaged in merchandizing and the manufacture of pig iron at Redstone Furnace. Penn; located in Iowa in 1870. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hayden, J. M., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hayden, J. M., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Blairstown; owns 160 acres of land; was born in Fulton Co., Ill., Dec. 13, 1849; came to this county in 1876. Was married to Miss Emma Thayer, in Knox Co., Ill., March 25, 1877; she was born in Virginia Jan. 30, 1852. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hayden, W. H., tenant farmer, P.O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Haye, John, laborer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hayes, C. S., dealer in watches, clocks, jewelry, silver and plated ware, spectacles, etc.; repairing and engraving a specialty; Blairstown; was born in Vermont Feb. 18, 1855; he came from there to Cedar Rapids, this State, where he was engaged four years in the jewelry business; he came to this town in 1876, and established himself in the same business, and he is the principal jeweler in town. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hayes, Dennis, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hayes, I. B., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hayes, J., teamster, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Haynes, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Blairstown; owns 200 acres of land; was born in Greene Co., N. Y. the 4th of November, 1812; in 1835: he went to Peoria Co., DI., where he remained until 1855; he then came to this township and located on his present farm. He married Miss Sarah A. Miner, in Peoria Co., Ill., on the 11th of October, 1840; she was born in Ross Co., Ohio, on the 6th of September, 1822; her father, Thomas Miner, was one of the pioneers of this county; he was born in Greene Co., N. Y., in 1798, and came to this county in 1854, and made it his home until his death which occurred at his residence in this township, on the 19th of April. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hays, N., proprietor of the Current Mills; born in Ross Co., Ohio, March 1, 1829; lived in Ohio until 22 years old; learned the trade of gunsmith; lived in Illinois three years, and came to Benton Co. Nov. 5, 1856, and engaged in farming six years; then came to Vinton and went to blacksmithing until 1869, when he and two other blacksmiths built this mill on a new principle, being induced to go into the project by Sheppard, of Oswego; through his misrepresentations it was a failure, and his partners were glad to sell out to Mr. Hays, who has continued operating the mill with steam. He has held the office of City Councilman ever since the city was organized until the year, being the Temperance candidate, his opponent was elected by only two votes. Married Susan Mahon, from Ross Co., Ohio, in 1847; she died April 22, 1869, and left six children - three sons and three daughters. Married Mary Wence, from Indiana, Jan. 22, 1872; they have two sons. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hayward, C. B., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Mooreville; born in Lenawee Co., Mich., in 1843; came to Benton Co. in 1855; has 160 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Lucy E. Marsh in 1870; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1851; they have two children - Otis, born in 1871, and Bessie, in 1875. Republican in politics. Has held the offices of Supervisor and School Director. Members of the Free Will Baptist Church. Enlisted in the 12th Iowa V.I., Oct. 21, 1861; lost his health, and was mustered out May 12, 1862. (1878 Bruce Township)

Haywood, H., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hazen, George, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Head, A. B., carpenter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hearener, Frank, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hearener, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hearener, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heart, Daniel, hotel proprietor. (1878 Taylor Township)

Heath, Henry, farmer hedge grower; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Quebec, Can., Oct. 10, 1845; came to this county in the Fall of 1866. Politics, Republican. Commenced in the hedge business seven years ago; raises on an average 100,000 plants yearly; raises on an average seven-five acres: corn, 3,000 bushels; wheat, 300 bushels.; oats, 500 bushels; turns off fifty-six head of hogs yearly. (1878 Canton Township)

Heath, J. M., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Heath, J. T., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Heath, John E., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 19; P. O. Shellsburg. born in Decatur Co., Ind., Sept. 25, 1849; came to this County in 1854; has 200 acres of land, valued at $6,000. Politics, Greenbacker; belongs to the Parker Grove Baptist Church. Married Sarah LaTourette in 1870; she was born in Indiana Jan. 8, 1852; is the mother of three children -- Annie, born June 6, 1872; Adell, born Nov. 16, 1874; Nora, born Dec. 22, 1876; emigrated from Indiana when he was 5 years old to this county, where he has resided since; has a fine farm and a good home; is a young man, and has a fine prospect to be one of the solid farmers of the county. Mrs. Heath came to this county when she was 3 years old; her mother is living in this township; raises about 2,500 bushels of corn, 400 bushels of wheat, 300 bushels of oats yearly; turns off about $500 worth of hogs per year. (1878 Canton Township)

Heath, M. S., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Decatur Co., Ind., May 17, 1841; came to this county in the Fall of 1854; has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,400. Member of the Baptist Church. Married Sarah J. Crawford in 1867; she was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Dec. 31, 1844; is the mother of three living children -- Henry W., born Oct. 27, 1872; Annie F., born Nov. 5, 1874; John E., born Aug. 9, 1877. Enlisted in the 28th Regt. Iowa V. I., Co. A; was in the battles of Sabine Cross Roads, siege of Vicksburg, Champion Hills, Cedar Creek, Winchester and Magnolia Hill; was wounded in the shoulder at Cedar Creek, and disabled for about six months; was sent to Mansfield Hospital, Philadelphia, from there to Davenport, Iowa; returned afterward to his regiment at Newbern, N. C.; stayed there a short time, and then went to Savannah, Ga.; was on the Red River expedition; marched nearly 300 miles; was also in the White River expedition. (1878 Canton Township)

Heath, R., farmer, S. 3; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Heck, E. D., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heck, J., Sr., farmer, Sec. 31: P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Heck, John B., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Watkins; born in Dubuque Co., Iowa, in Oct., 1833; has eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Is a member of the Catholic Church. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Heck, John, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Blairstown.; was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio in 1821; he came to this State, in 1866, and located in this county. He married Cathrine Greenamyer in Mahoning Co., Ohio, in 1846; she was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1820; they have four children -- Ephraim B., born in Columbiana Co., April 2, 1848 (he married Miss Sarah S. Lunenberg in this county, Dec. 25, 1873; she was born in Johnson Co., this State, April 29, 1856; they have had two children -- Theodore E., born. June 27, 1874, died aged 2 years, 1 month, and 27 days; Alvin Roy, born April 27, 1875); Simeon R., born in Columbiana Co., Aug. 18, 1852; Melissa E., born March 18, 1856; John Theodore, born in 1860, died March 26, 1864. Mr. John Heck owns 160 acres of land, and they are well improved. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heck, R., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Blairstown; owns 320 acres of land; was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1828; came to this county in 1864, and settled in this township; he has held the office of School Director several years. Married Samantha Rupert, in Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1855, in which county she was born in 1835. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heck, Simmion R., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heenich, Gus, farmer, Sec. 35; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Heil, James J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Heim, Clans, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Heinrich, C. A., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heitman, J., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Heldebrand, Adam, farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heldenbrand, A. H., attorney and general insurance agent. (1878 Iowa Township)

Heldenbrand, Adam, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Belle Plaine; born in Berks Co., Penn., June 22, 1798. Married Anna King in Colombia Co., Penn., in 1818; she was born in Berks Co., Penn., in 1800; they had twelve children; six are living - John, William, Henry, Harrison, George W., and Mary Ann (now Mrs. Conrad Benjamin, of Canton, Ohio); Elizabeth died in Iowa in March, 1864. Mr. Heldenbrand has 160 acres of land with good improvements; he gave each of his children a farm; he gave $500 toward enlistment in the late war; he moved into Ohio in 1820; he was the son of Michael Heldenbrand, who was a dyer, and followed stamping calico and manufacturing. Mr. Heldenbrand was engaged with his father several years running a loom, etc., and then followed teaming, hauling goods before the railroads were in operation, five years; he then took up wool growing, which he carried on extensively, owning 1,200 acres of land, and keeping from 1,000 to 1,500 sheep; he made it a success for several years; he then moved to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1864; brought with him into Iowa 1,000 fine sheep. Mr. and Mrs. Heldenbrand have been members of the Lutheran Church sixty five years. Mr. Heldenbrand was considered the most extensive and successful sheep man in Ohio. He is a Republican in politics. (1878 Kane Township)

Heldenbrand, George W., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 6; P. O. Dryden; born in Ohio, Feb. 22, 1843. Married Sarah Adams in Ohio in 1866; she was born in Ohio July 22, 1847; they have three children - Ida, Edith and Alvin; has 148 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Mr. Heldenbrand moved into Benton Co., Iowa, in 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Heldenbrand are members of the M. E. Church; Mr. Heldenbrand is a Republican. (1878 Kane Township)

Heldenbrand, W., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Heldt, John M., farmer, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Helgeson, H. S., laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Helgland, L., stone mason, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Heller, Joel, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Helzerty, Henry, farmer, Sec. 7; P.O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Hemenway, V. C., station agent, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hemme, Ludwig, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hemphill, F., Sec. 2; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Henderson, J. F., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Henderson, J. H., farmer, S. 11; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Henderson, S. M., street sprinkler. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hendricks, G. T., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Watkins: born in St. Clair Co., Ill., Dec. 4, 1822. Married Rhoda Owen in Illinois in 1848; she was born in Kentucky April 3, 1829; they have nine children -- Sarah E., David S., Ann Eliza, Rosella J., Laura J., Isolina R., Ida M., Charley W. and Lola Geneura. Has 120 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; moved to Iowa in 1852. Mr. Hendrick was Postmaster at Taylor Grove ten years; was one of the first settlers in Benton Co.; there were but two houses in St. Clair Township when he came in it; the deer and Indians were numerous. Mr. Hendrick is a member of the A. F. & A. M. Lodge. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hendrickson, J., wagon maker, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Henkle, A. S., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Henkle, H. C., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Henkle, J. T., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Henry, H., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Henry, J. P., lumber dealer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Henry, James W., farmer, Sec. 11. (1878 Taylor Township)

Henry, M., Commissioner of Highways, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Henry, O. S., renter; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Henry, Willis, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hensing, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 26. (1878 Taylor Township)

Herbst, H., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Herrick, Marten, railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Herrick, Vincel, clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Herring, George, the subject of this sketch was born in Trumbull Co., Ohio, Dec. 27, 1822; he embraced religion and joined the Evangelical Association when he was 13 years of age, and remained a faithful member of the same. On Dec. 26, 1850, he married Miss Susana Keck, in Mahoning Co., Ohio; she was a native of that county, and was born Jan. 28, 1827. Mr. Herring, hearing the glowing reports of the Northwest, and being favorably impressed with the advantages to be derived in a new country, came to this State in April, 1863, and was among the first settlers in the vicinity of Blairstown; after being here some time, he was licensed as a local minister, in which capacity he served the church faithfully until death; he was at the head of the building of an Evangelical church at Blairstown, to which he contributed liberally, and which has been a great blessing to the community; he also contributed largely toward the erection of the Blairstown Seminary. During, his life, he was an extensive dealer in real estate, and accumulated a large property; failing in health, he removed to Texas in the Spring of 1875, hoping that the change of climate would improve his failing health; but finding that he kept getting worse, he returned and went to Alton, Ill., in which place he remained until May, 1876, when he returned to this place (Blairstown), where he remained until his death, which occurred Aug. 8, 1877. Many are they that will long cherish his memory for his unbounded generosity and large heartedness; he was ever giving, and many are his liberal acts; his walk was upright, and his honesty and character without reproach. Such is the record left by him that we could fill a volume of recitals of his good deeds and his labors as a minister of God; but no words that we could employ would add any new luster to the character be bore in the community where he lived so long. Mrs. Herring is still a resident of this place (Blairstown), and their family of four children all reside in this county; the children are: M. S. Herring, born in Trumbull Co., Ohio; Samantha C. and Amanda M. (twins), born in Columbiana Co., Ohio; (Samantha C. married H. B. Miller; they reside in St. Clair Township, this county; Amanda M. married J. A. Rank; they reside in LeRoy Township, this county); Laurella J., born in Columbiana Co., Ohio. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Herring, M. S., was born, in Trumbull Co., Ohio; he came to this county with his parents, George and Susana Herring, in 1863; is a member of the Evangelical Church. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Heseltine, M., farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hess, Louis F., photographer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Hess, R., laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hess, W. L., tinner, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hessig, F. C., carpenter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Heth, W. H., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hevener, A., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Hex, H., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Bruce Township)

Heyden, H., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Heyer, L., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Heyer, P., farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Homer Township)

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. (1878 Florence Township)

Hickey, James, farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Hickey, M., farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Hickson, I. M., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hidy, R. B., grain dealer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hiepenthal, J., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Higgens, M. D., retired farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Higley, G. W., restaurant, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hileman, G. W., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Dysart; born in Cambria Co., Penn., in 1836; removed to Jo Daviess Co., Ill., in 1856; thence to Whiteside Co., Ill., in 1859; thence to Benton Co., in 1870; owns eighty acres, valued at $35 per acre. Married Mary Lichty in 1860; she was born in Henry Co., Ind., in 1842; they have six children -- William E., Ira G., Holley A., George C., Mary A., and Charles L. Republican; Constable eight years, and School Director. Enlisted in the 93rd Illinois Infantry in 1862; participated in the battles of Champion Hills, forty-eight days, siege of Vicksburg, Mission Ridge, Allatoona Pass, Atlanta, Sherman's raid through Georgia; traveled 2,554 miles on foot, 2,296 miles by water, 1,237 miles by rail, a total of 6,087 miles. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hilke, C., farmer, Sec. 30; P.O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Hill, Charles, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hill, H. C., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Hill, J. M., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Hill, James, farmer, S. 27; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hill, Jessie, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hill, Joseph. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hill, S. A., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Vinton; came to this county in 1868 was born in Northumberland Co., Penn., Aug. 12, 1832; has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,400. Married Allada Galoway; she was born in Lycoming Co., Penn., June 22, 1852; emigrated from Pennsylvania to Stephenson Co., Ill.; lived there fifteen years, then came to this county, where he has resided since; raises on an average 1,500 bushels of corn and 175 bushels of wheat. Mr. Hill has a fine prairie farm, and has a good home. Mr. and Mrs. Hill belong to the Presbyterian Church at Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Hill, William, Sec. 14; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hiller, M., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hills, David, laborer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hilton, H. H., teamster. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hines, W. S., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Urbanna (1878 Polk Township)

Hinneman, J., farmer, P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Hirst, H. T., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Mooreville. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hite, Fred, farmer and shipper, Sec. 18; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Lycoming Co., Penn.., Jan. 12, 1840; has 400 acres of land, valued at $12,000; came to this county May 10, 1866. Belongs to the M. E. Church. Married Louisa Sweely; she was born Lycoming Co., Penn., March 20, 184 is the mother of three living children -- Flora, John, Demster. Emigrated from Pennsylvania direct to Benton Co., Iowa; he follows the business of shipping stock; has shipped $100,000 worth in a single year; raises on an average sixty acres: corn, about 3,000 bushels; wheat, 600 bushels; oats, 500 bushels; barley, 450 bushels; when he came here he was a poor man, and had but $260 in his pockets, and by industry and economy has made a good home. (1878 Canton Township)

Hite, Henry, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hite, J., farmer; P.O. Vinton. (1878 Benton Township)

Hochreiter, J., cigar maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hoebel, Louis, hardware merchant, Blairstown; was born in Stephenson Co., Ill., Dec. 17, 1842; he came to this town in 1868, and engaged in his present business. He married Kathrine Sauer, in Freeport, Ill., in 1865; she was born in Baden, Germany, April 30, 1845. Brother of Philip. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hoebel, Philip, hardware merchant; was born in Germany on the 19th of Dec., 1828; came to this country in 1842, and settled in Stephenson Co., Ill., in which county he remained until 1868, when he came to this county and engaged in his present business. He married Elizabeth Holch in Freeport, Stephenson Co., Ill., in May, 1858; she was born in Germany in 1837. Brother of Louis. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hoeck, A., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hoeck, Frederick, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hoeck, H., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Hoeck, Paul, farmer, P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hoeck, William, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hoefle, George, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Hoefling, C., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hoefling, J., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hoepner, Fred, dealer in wines, beer and cigars, Luzerne; was born in Germany, 1846; came to this country in 1868; Mr. Hoepner has traveled extensively, has been all through the Northwestern States, and in California, British Columbia, New Jersey, Washington, Oregon and Nebraska; he visited several of the principal cities of each of the above named places, and in this State, he engaged in his present business, at this place, on the 1st of Jan., 1878. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hoffman, Henry, farmer, S. 2; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hogan, Patrick, railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hogan, S. R., farmer, P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hoke, G., farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Hoke, George, clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Holaday, W., manufacturer fanning mills, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Holaway, J., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Holboegh, J., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Holck, C., farmer; P.O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Holck, H. T., farmer; P.O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Holck, J., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Holden, G. R., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Holend, L., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Holland, John, farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hollenback, D. H., clergyman, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hollenbeck, M. D., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hollis, Thomas, merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Holly, C., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Holm, F., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Homer Township)

Holmes, G. A. (1878 Taylor Township)

Holmes, William H., farmer, Sec. 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. (1878 Florence Township)

Holst, A., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Holst, J., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Holst, Julius, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Holt, John, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Holtz, F., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Holtz, Frederick, blacksmith, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Holtz, John, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hondeck, Vencil, clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hooker, H. C., Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Hoon, H. M., Professor, principal public schools; born in Butler Co., Penn., Oct. 19, 1833; attended school there and completed his education at Westminster College, Lawrence Co., Penn., and engaged in teaching; came to Iowa in 1857; engaged in teaching in graded schools in Davenport; was Principal of Third Ward School; was Principal of Preparatory Department of St. Paul College, at Palmyra, Mo., and Principal of Schools at Le Claire four years; came to Vinton in 1865, and organized the first graded school here; was Principal of East School four years. He was elected Superintendent of Schools in Benton Co., in 1865, and held the office four years. Married Miss Mary H. While, from Scott Co., Iowa, Dec. 25, 1859; they have five children - Nellie H., Charles W., Alfred W., Mary L. and H. Milo. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hoon, J. W., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Hoover, A., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Homer Township)

Hopkins, J. K., farmer, Sec. 11. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hopper, W., carpenter, Sec. 36; P.O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Hopple, G., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hopple, H., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hopple, Peter, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Hopwood, A. L., druggist; born in Fayette Co., Penn., May 28, 1843; lived in Pennsylvania about fifteen years, and lived in Western Virginia over two years; come to Iowa Co., Iowa in 1861; came to Vinton in 1871; studied medicine with Dr. C. C. Griffin and took a course of lectures at Ann Arbor; he engaged in the drug business in 1872. He was appointed one of the Commissioners from this State by Governor Gear to the Paris Exposition, 1878. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hopwood, J. M., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Horak, F. J., law student, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Horick, Daniel, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Horn, Clous, farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Horne, O., banker, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Horridge, George, hardware and house furnishing goods; born in Washington Co., Penn., May 26, 1833; lived there until 18 years of age, and came to Linn. Co.; lived near Mt. Vernon, and at Cedar Rapids and Iowa City; came to Vinton in the Spring of 1858, and engaged in business here in 1860; only two or three in business here now that were here when he came. Has held school offices for ten or twelve years and also member of the City Council; holds the office of Vice-President of the Farmers; Loan and Trust Co. Bank. Married Mrs. Elizabeth Rock, from Lancaster Co., Penn., in Oct. , 1863. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hosmer, C. P., proprietor of tin shop, and dealer in tin, copper, and sheet ironware, Belle Plaine; was born in Dodge Co., Wis., in 1852; came to Belle Plaine in 1870, and engaged in his present business in this place in 1871. He married Miss Emma J. Duval in this town in 1874; she was born in Oneida Co., N. Y. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hoteling, C., merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hottel, H. B., farmer, S. 5; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hottel, O. H., farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hotzel, George, farmer, Sec. 24; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Houck, Joseph, dealer in farm machinery; born in Knox Co., Ohio, April 2, 1824; lived in Ohio twenty-eight years, and came to Iowa in 1854; was engaged in butchering and dealing in stock for twelve years, and has been engaged in agricultural implement business for the past ten years, longer than anyone in the same business here. Married Minerva Edminster, from the State of New York, in Nov., 1846; they have six children - Mary E., Minerva E., Henrietti A., Henry A., John, Carrie B. (1878 Taylor Township)

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. (1878 Florence Township)

Houghton, M. T., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Houtz, J. C., farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hovey, H. F., farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Howard, Allen H., farmer, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Howard, George C., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Dysart; born in Essex Co., N. Y., in 1833; removed to Scott Co., Iowa, in 1845; thence to Poweshiek Co., Iowa, and to Benton Co. in 1865; owns 250 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Married Lizzie Witheral in 1855; she was born in Wakefield, Eng., in 1832; they have six children –-Lizzie F., born Feb., 1856; Fred A., Nov., 1857; Clara M., May, 1861; Ida M., July 1862; George C., August, 1866; Arthur D., November, 1872. Republican. Township Trustee five years; Secretary of the Township Board six years. Members of the Presbyterian Church of Dysart; also three of their children. Mr. Howard is a member of the A. O. U. W. at Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Howard, Perry, teamster, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Howard, Samuel, teamster, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Howell, D. M., farmer, S. 11; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Howitt, J., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hoxie, Jacob, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hoyt, D., farmer, S. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hoyt, J. A., clergyman, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Huchings, Gid., carpenter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hudson, A. H., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

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. (1878 Homer Township)

Huebner, J. J., auctioneer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Huffman, A., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Huffman, I., farmer. (1878 Homer Township)

Hughey, E., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Hughey, J. W., farmer, Sec. 1; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Huglis, Frank F., grain and stock dealer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Hulihan, R., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Hull, B. F., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Hull, H. P., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Humbert, G. S., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Humphrey, H., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Humphrey, J., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Humphrey, M., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Hungerford, F. H., clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hunt, C. J., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Hunt, F., farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hunt, J. S., farmer, Sec. 6; P.O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Hunt, N. G., P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Hunt, O., farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Hunt, William, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Hunter, O., butter and eggs. (1878 Taylor Township)

Hupfeldt, H., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Hurd, L. W., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Hurd, W. W., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Husk, F., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hussey, B. F., farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Husted, Ira, saloon, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Huston, George, Justice of the Peace, Belle Plaine; born in Fayette Co., Penn., March 4, 1822; accompanied his parents to Ohio in 1823. Was married in Ohio in 1857 to Edna Palmiter; she was born in Trumbull Co., Ohio; have one child living -- Arthur C.; lost one - Wilbur. Came to this county in 1868 - is Town Clerk, a position he has held for seven years, and Justice of the Peace, which be has held for eight years. They attend the Congregational Church here, of which Mrs. Huston is a member; politics, Republican. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hutton, Presley, capitalist, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Hutton, R., laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Huxtable, William, retired farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)


Ibendorp, John, laborer, Sec. 26; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Ible, H., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Illiam, Lewis, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Homer Township)

Illian, Charles, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Ilten, Christian, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Ilten, Henry, hardware merchant, Luzerne; was born in Cook Co., Ill., in 1851; came to this county in 1874; engaged in the hardware business in 1875. He married Miss Katie Buch, in this town (Luzerne), on Oct. 1, 1876; she was born in Kane Co., this State, in 1859. Mr. Ilten is also engaged in the grain trade with Mr. Buch. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Ilton, Edward P., farmer, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Inman, John M., retired farmer; born in Delaware Co., N.Y., March 8, 1817; when 8 years old, his mother being a widow, he was put out to work with a farmer until he was 18, when he received fifty cents and commenced life for himself; in 1841, he came to Freeport, Ill.; was one of the early settlers there; he was offered eight lots where the Brewster-House now stands, in Freeport, for $8 each; in 1854, he came by team to Benton Co.; arrived here Feb. 27, and found others looking at the land he desired to locate; he did not wait to unload his goods, but took one of his horses and started for Dubuque to enter his land, and rode bareback all the way and secured his land; upon his return he unloaded his goods and settled in Eden Township; there were only two settlers in that town - I. N. Chenoweth and V. Bogle. In 1856, he was appointed Commissioner by Judge Douglass to organize the town of Eden; in 1859, he was elected County Supervisor and served four years, and was again elected in 1866; in 1875, he went to California twice, invested in land, bought 437 acres at the South head of San Francisco Bay, thirty miles from San Francisco; he also owns 480 acres in Worth Co., in this State. His first wife was Malvina Lawrence; she died in June 1848, leaving two sons - Charles E. and Henry L. In 1851, he married Mrs. Susan E. Hibbard; they have two children - George W. and John T.; Mrs. Inman has one son - Edwin Hibbard; they had three sons in the army; Charles E. was in the 8th Iowa V.I.; was wounded at the battle of Corinth; Henry L. was in the 46th Ill. V.K.; Edwin Hibbard was in the 28th Iowa V.I. (1878 Taylor Township)

Inman, Orville, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Vinton; born in Delaware Co., N. Y., April 24, 1837; came to this county in 1858. Has 200 acres of land, valued at $8,000. Married Henrietta McCormick in 1865; she was born in Lycoming Co., Penn., Aug. 8, 1841; mother of three children -- Martha, Ashley and Charlie. Emigrated from New York to Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1847; lived there eleven years, then came to this county. Enlisted in the 28th I. V. I., Co. A, as private, was promoted to Sergeant; was in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hills, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss., on the Red River Expedition, at Winchester at the time Little Phil. took his ride of twenty miles, and the last battle the regiment was in was at Cedar Creek. Mr. Inman has a good farm and buildings and a comfortable home. (1878 Eden Township)

Inman, William, farmer; Sec. 7; P. O. Irving; born in Ohio Dec. 30, 1843. Married Miss R. J. Leavell in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1864; she was born in Miami Co., Ohio, in 1847; they have five children - Martha E., William, Walter, Barren Perrie, Laura and Benjamin Franklin. Has ninety-three acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; moved to Marshall Co., Ohio, remaining twenty years, at the end of which time he moved to Benton Co., Iowa, and thence to Madison Co., and then returned to Benton Co. in February, 1877. Mr. Inman had four brothers in the Union army of the late war. (1878 Kane Township)

Irion, Charles, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Irion, G., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Irish, I. L., teamster, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

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. (1878 Homer Township)

Irwin, John C., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Vinton; born in Mercer Co., Penn., Sept., 23, 1837; came to this county in 1864. Has 290 acres of land, valued at $8,700. Politics, Republican; belongs to the M. E. Church. Married Amanda Beller; she was born in Ohio, Oct. 31, 1842; mother of five children -- Lemuel W., born March 28, 1865; Minnie E., May 20, 1869; Perry C., March 17, 1872; Susan E., July 17, 1874; John A., Feb., 18, 1872. Emigrated from Pennsylvania to Jackson Co., Iowa; lived there fifteen years, thence to Benton County, where he has resided since. Enlisted in the 9th Iowa Infantry, Co. D, as private; was promoted Sergeant; was in the battles of Pea Ridge, Chattanooga, siege of Vicksburg; was at Lookout Mountain, Atlanta; was in the service over three years; discharged just before the march to the sea; mustered out at East Points near Atlanta, Ga. (1878 Eden Township)

Issenhuth, M., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Jack, S., Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton; proprietor of Cedar Mills, and 25 acres of land, valued at $12,000; born in Butler Co., Penn., in 1832; came to Iowa in 1852, and located in Cedar Rapids, and in 1854, came to Vinton and engaged in manufacturing business, and in 1867 engaged in his present business. Married Caroline F. Webb in 1857; she was born in Johnson Co., Ind., in 1839; have five children - Adeline F., Ruth E., Arthur W., Anna M. and Minnie M. (1878 Cedar Township)

Jackson, A., hardware, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Jackson, John, laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Jackson, John F., laborer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Jacobs, A., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Jacobs, H., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Kane Township)

Jacobs, J. P., (of J. P. Jacobs & Son), farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 29; P. O. Garrison; was born in Dover, N. H., Dec. 25, 1821; came to this county in March, 1865; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Has held the office of Town Trustee for seven years. Belongs to the Friends' Church. For the first wife, married Mariah W. Clow; she was born in Brunswick, Me., by her he had four children -- Mary S., I. Orland, Anna M. and Abbie S. For his second wife, married Naoma A. Elliott; she was born in Brunswick, Me., Nov. 5, 1828. Mrs. Jacobs was married to J. Smith, by whom she had three children - James W., Nellie M. and Katie A. Emigrated from New Hampshire to Maine, where he spent the greater part of his life; thence to Muscatine Co., Iowa, in 1863; lived there until he came to Benton Co., where he has followed farming and fine stock raising. Mr. Jacobs has on hand fifteen head of full-blooded Jerseys; had an offer for the herd of $100 per head; has cows valued at $200; also has some full-blooded Poland-China pigs, which he has demand for all over the Northwest. Anyone wanting good stock, will do well to call on him. Can give pedigree of his whole herd, which consists of and can be found on A. J. Herd's book: Lady Annie, No. 1055; Jersey Bell, No. 1021; Lizzie, No. 1485; Rose of Sharon, No. 1483; Maud, No. 1484; Sylvia, No. 2385; Fawn, No. 2746; Lady Alice, No. 1054; Macon, No. 1043. Has some of the best Jerseys in the State for size and blood. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Jacobsen, J., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Jacoby, C., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Jahake, Fred, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

James, J., farmer; P. O. Benton. (1878 Homer Township)

Jameson, James, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Jameson, P. F., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Janeson, G. N., tinner. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jannsen, John, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Homer Township)

Jansfen, Christian, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Janson, Ole T., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Jared, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Jauss, P., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Jehl, Godfred, wagon maker, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Jelinek, C., harness maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Jenkins, Enock E., blacksmith, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Jenkins, Press A., auctioneer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Jenks, Jonathan, farmer, Sec. 6. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jennings, C. G., school teacher, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

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. (1878 Florence Township)

Jervis, William, dry goods. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jewell, Oren, dairyman. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jinkins, J. F. (1878 Taylor Township)

Johnson, A., farmer, S. 26; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Johnson, Albert, farmer, Sec. 36, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Johnson, C. C. (1878 Taylor Township)

Johnson, David, retired farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids; was born in Ireland in 1815; came to this county in 1854; has 400 acres of land, valued at $12,000. Married Eliza Dixon, who was born in Ireland in 1825; is the mother of eight living children -- Mary, Annie, John, Jane, Sadie, David, William, Charles Orr. Emigrated from Ireland in 1844 to Coshocton Co., Ohio; lived there ten years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since; there were only seven families in the township when he came; was in the township at the time of its organization; he came here in an early day and located 400 acres of land, and has brought it from the wild prairie to one of the best cultivated farms in the township; has one of the finest spring branches running through his farm; would make a fine place for a trout pond in this part of the State. Came here a poor man, and by his own exertions has made a fine property. (1878 Fremont Township)

Johnson, Dickson, farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Johnson, E. S., attorney at law, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Johnson, G., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Florence. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Johnson, G. W., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Johnson, George, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Garrison; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Greene Co., Penn., in 1842; came to Iowa in 1867, and settled in Jackson Township. Married Ellen Robertson in 1869; she was born in Illinois in 1851; have two children- Silas and Zephaniah W. Mr. Johnson enlisted in 1862 in the First Ringgold Battalion, and served two years, and the regiment was recruited and went in as the 22nd Penn. Cav., and was discharged in 1865; was in all the battles that the regiment participated in. (1878 Jackson Township)

Johnson, H. C., cheese factory. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, H. P., barber. (1878 Taylor Township)

Johnson, J., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Benton. (1878 Homer Township)

Johnson, J., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, J., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Johnson, J. A., Sec. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids. (1878 Fremont Township)

Johnson, J. B., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Garrison(1878 Monroe Township)

Johnson, J. C., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Johnson, J. D., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids. (1878 Fremont Township)

Johnson, J. J., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Johnson, J. K., farmer Sec. 11; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, J. L., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, J. T., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Johnson, James P., fire and life insurance agent, loans money; born in North Mansfield, Conn., Sept. 10, 1816; lived there nineteen years and went to Hartford, was engaged in the butchering business, lived there twenty-four years and in the city of New York two years; came to Vinton, May 12, 1861. Was in the army; enlisted in Co. A, 37th I.V.I., called the Gray Beard Regiment; was Commissary Sergeant on the Colonel's staff; he received the vote of every man in Co. A, for First Lieutenant; was in service about three years. Has been engaged in both life and fire insurance for the past eleven years. He has been a member of the M.E. Church fifty-four years, and class leader for thirty-eight years. Married Hannah L. Worthington, from Norwich Conn., Nov. 6, 1838; they have one daughter, Mary F. Jordan; lost two children - Porter L. and Ann C. (1878 Taylor Township)

Johnson, John, farmer; P. O. Irving. (1878 Iowa Township)

Johnson, John, of the firm of Johnson and Marsh, dealers in dry goods, groceries, hardware, crockery, wooden and willow ware, ready-made clothing, hats, caps, boots and shoes, etc., etc., Irving, Iowa; Mr. Johnson was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1844; went to Knox Co., Illinois, in 1864, and thence to this county. in the same year. He married Miss C. Harland, in this county; she was born in Indiana; they have five children -- Silas, Jennie M., Robert H., Clara M., Emma and Mabelle. (1878 Iowa Township)

Johnson, John, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids. (1878 Fremont Township)

Johnson, John, laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Johnson, K. T., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, L. F., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Johnson, Louis, shoemaker, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Johnson, M., farmer, Sec. 35, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Johnson, M. D., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Johnson, O., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, P., Jr., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Johnson, P., Sr., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Johnson, P. S., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, P. T., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Johnson, R. E., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Johnson, S. L., farmer, Sec. 26, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Johnson, Stephen, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Johnson, W., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Johnson, W. T., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Johnson, W. W., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Garrison.

Jones, B. W., stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jones, C. G., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Jones, D. A., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Jones, Frank, clerk, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Jones, G. F., farmer, S. 1; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Jones, George J., groceries, provisions and notions, Shellsburg; born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Aug. 26, 1824; came to this county in 1855; has a property valued at $4,000. Married Julia Ward in 1850; she was born in Perry Co., Ohio, in 1833; mother of twelve children, six living – Frank, Sarah C., Emma B., Joseph, George H. and Charlie. Emigrated to Benton Co. in 1855, where he has resided since; is one of the oldest business men in the town; in 1873, was burnt out, and lost about $1,500 above his insurance; in the year 1860, worked for B. J. Kenyon 107 days for 50 cents per day; on the 107th day got his foot under the traveler of a threshing machine, which crippled him for life; was left destitute and supported by the Good Templars' Lodge for about three weeks. Today Mr. Jones is doing a good business, and has a good home, and is in comfortable circumstances. (1878 Canton Township)

Jones, J. E., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Jones, J. I., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Jones, James, farmer and fine stock raiser, Sec. 14; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Oct. 2, 1835; came to this county in the Fall of 1855; has 205 acres of land, valued at 68,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married for his first wife, Janette Fink; she was born in Crawford Co., Penn., and was mother of one child. For his second wife, married Mary Irving; she was born in Chenango Co., N. Y., Dec. 14, 1831; mother of four living children -- Harry, born March 14, 1869; Clarence, Dec. 15, 1870; Jennie M., June 4, 1873, and Elmer F., Oct. 23, 1865. Mr. Jones enlisted in the 28th Iowa V. I., Company H; was in thirteen regular battles -- Ft. Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hills, Black River and siege of Vicksburg; was under fire for fifty days; was detached at Vicksburg as Hospital Steward on account of sickness, where he remained about ten months afterward, joined the regiment at New Orleans; thence by water to Washington, D. C.; then to the Shenandoah Valley, where they joined Sheridan; was at Bolivar Heights and Cedar Creek; saw Sheridan when he came in from Winchester on his twenty-mile ride; was with the regiment until it was mustered out; was at the surrender of Johnston. Since the war, has been in the farming business; makes fine stock a specialty -- the Chester White blood; raised one pig, which, when he was forty days old, weighed 531 pounds. Has a fine place, and has made it by his own exertions. (1878 Fremont Township)

Jones, M. B., renter; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Jones, N. J., M. D., Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Jones, S. B., farmer, S. 23, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Jones, T. D., farmer, P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Jones, W. E., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Jones, W. H., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Jordan, Henry, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Irving. (1878 Iowa Township)

Jordan, J. G., farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jordan, Jesse, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jordan, Stewart, iron fence agent. (1878 Taylor Township)

Jordan, W. H., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Jorden, H., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Jorgeman, E., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Joyce, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Judd, J. S., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Cedar Falls. (1878 Bruce Township)

Judle, F., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Juergens, Herman, clerk, Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Junge, H. F., dealer in all kinds of agricultural implements, Main street, N. E. Depot, Belle Plaine; he was born in Germany, in 1834; he followed seafaring life eighteen years. He married Kathrine Scharlotte Nagle, in Belle Plaine; she was born in Germany; they have three children living. Mr. Junge came to Belle Plaine in 1873 and engaged in his present business -- that of dealer in agricultural implements. (1878 Iowa Township)

Jungelaus, H., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Jungklaus, P., farmer, Sec. 23 P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Homer Township)

Junk, D. P., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Jurgemeyer, William, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Jurgens, F., farmer; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Homer Township)

Jurgenyer, William, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Justus, D. A., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)


Transcribed, 2006, by Tierney Ratti.



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