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

Alphabetical Biography Index
A - C ~ D - J ~ K - R ~ S - Z
Kable, James, wagon maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kabrick, John. (1878 Jackson Township)

Kabrick, S., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kabrick, William, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kahl, John, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. La Porte City; born in Germany in 1826. Emigrated to America in 1856, and to Benton Co. in 1867. Has eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Catherine Hass in 1863; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1836; they have seven children - John, Jr., Annie, Mary, Henry, Lena, Peter and Willie. Republican in politics, members of the Lutheran Church.

Kahler, James. (1878 Cedar Township)

Kahler, John. (1878 Cedar Township)

Kahn, David, restaurant. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kahn, Moses, clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kahn, Tobias, cigar maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kallsen, Crist, saloonist, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kallson, Peter, carpenter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Katterman, J., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Keagle, F. B., Carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kearnes, Arch. (1878 Jackson Township)

Kearns, Hiram. (1878 Jackson Township)

Kebach, Ernest, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Kebach, Fred, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Keck, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Blairstown; born in Ohio Sept. 8, 1819. Married Lavina Kern in Ohio Jan. 15, 4844; she was born in Ohio Sept. 16, 1823; they had eight children, seven are living -- Simon, Sarah, Emanuel, William, Amanda, John and Lewis. Simon enlisted in the service in Ohio; was wounded at the battle of Honey Hill; was discharged with his regiment at the close of the war. Mr. Keck has 160 acres of land, valued at $6,000; has held the office of Justice of the Peace for six years. Mr. and Mrs. Keck are members of the Evangelical Association. Mr. Keck moved into Iowa in 1868. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Keck, Emmanuel, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Keck, John, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Keck, Simon Peter, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Blairstown; born in Ohio Jan. 19, 1845. Married Rachel Worley in Ohio, in 1870; she was born in Ohio Jan 12, 1862; they have had two children -- Fannie Bell, born in Iowa in 1871, and Jennie Lavina, born in Iowa in 1873. Has eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. Keck enlisted in Co. G, 25th Ohio V. I., in 1864; was in eight heavy battles, and several lighter ones; received a slight wound; was discharged with his regiment at the close of the war; was with General Sherman's "march to the sea," and all through his campaign. Mr. and Mrs. Keck are members of the Evangelical Association. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Keck, William, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Keech, Joseph, shoemaker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Keeho, Edward, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Keenan, Cornelius, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Keep, Peter, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Keeper, Jerry, laborer, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Keiper, F., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Robin. (1878 Homer Township)

Keiper, Milton, grain dealer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Keitges, Peter, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Keith, C. W., farmer, Sec. 28 and 34; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Homer Township)

Keith, Samuel E., retired; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., March 28, 1829; lived in Pennsylvania twenty-seven years, and came to Vinton in 1856, and commenced clerking in store; has been engaged in mercantile business, also in real estate business. He entered a Sec. of land from the government the year before he settled here; owns farm of 160 acres adjoining the town, and 500 acres elsewhere. Married Adelia Beck, Oct. 1, 1857; she was the daughter of Dr. O. C. Beck, formerly of Clermont Co., Ohio; she died Nov. 21, 1866, leaving two daughters - Cora B. and Mollie; they lost one daughter, Missouri, who died March 13, 1864; he married Emma Whitlock of Vinton, formerly of Essex Co., N.Y., Feb. 24, 1869; they have one son, Karl Keith, born Nov. 20, 1875. Dr. O. C. Beck died May 28, 1864, aged 48 years and ten months; Jemima A. Beck, his wife, died March 6, 1863, aged 46 years and eight months. (1878 Taylor Township)

Keither, J. W., speculator. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kellar, James M., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kellar, John, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kellar, M. L., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Keller, Alexander, farmer, Sec. 34. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kelley, Frank, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Kelley, J. E., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kelley, James, merchant, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kellogg, Alonzo S., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Kellogg, O., mason, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Kelly, Alexander, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 4; P. O. Watkins; born in Juniata Co., Penn., March 22, 1830. Married Margret Fleming in Illinois in 1855; she was born in Pennsylvania April 22, 1831; they have ten children -- W. A. P., Clara J., Delbert F., H. Lowrie, James Seward, Lillie F., Mary E., Edward E., Theodore V. and Etta Bell. Has 640 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. Kelly has held the office of Justice of the Peace; has been Secretary of the School Board, and Director several years. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly are members of the Presbyterian Church; Mr. Kelly is Trustee and Elder of the church. They moved to La Salle Co., Ill., in 1854; remained nine years, and moved to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1863. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Kelly, Elizabeth, Mrs., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Blairstown; born in Pennsylvania, in 1830; is the widow of William Kelly, died in 1871, at the age of 44 years; had eleven children; six are living -- Howard, Jennie, William, Laura, Frank and Blanche. She has 240 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; Howard has eighty acres, valued at $30 per acre; came to Iowa in 1864. Mrs. Kelly is a member of the Presbyterian Church. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Kelly, H., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Blairstown. Has eighty acres, valued at $30 per acre. Son of Elizabeth and William Kelly. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Kelly, J., farmer, Sec. 3 and 10; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kelly, M., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

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

Kelly, T., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Kelly, W. A., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Kelo, Thomas, railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kelso, S., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Spencer's Grove. (1878 Polk Township)

Kelty, H. H., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kelty, S. D., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kelty, W. H., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kemp, Frank, laborer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Kenaly, J., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Kenaston, C. H., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Kendall, B., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kendall, H. L., tailor. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kendall, L. P., dairyman. (1878 Taylor Township)

Keniday, Dennis, retired farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kennan, John C., Sec. 35; P. O. Vinton; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in New Haven, Conn.; came to Iowa, in 1855, and settled in Benton Co. Married Ursula Van Horn, in 1862; she was born in Virginia in 1838; have three children - Sidney, J. A. and Nannie. Mr. Kennan enlisted in Co. D, 8th I.V.I., in 1861, and was discharged in 1864; held a commission as First Lieutenant and was afterward promoted to Captain of Co. F; was in all the battles that the regiment participated in. (1878 Cedar Township)

Kennedy, D. A., agent, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kenner, George W., farmer; P. O. Belle. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kenner, J. F., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kenner, Richard, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

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

Kenyon, Mary, Mrs., Sec. 13; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Bucks Co., Penn., May 3, 1808; came to this county in 1840; has seventy-five acres of land, valued at $2,250; when she came here she went into a little shanty where Joseph Strawn resided, and kept house for him; has been for months without seeing the face of a white woman; has often had Indians come into her shanty and sit down at the table with them; her husband went to California in 1848, and died in 1850; when they first came here she was Mrs. Penrose (she is now living with her second husband); they were very poor; had but one cow; the first Winter had to grind buckwheat in a coffee mill to live on; was so hard up had to pawn his clothes to get provisions; had then to go to the Mississippi River for all his provisions; one night had eight Indians in the shanty; slept on the floor; through the night kept going out; thought there was some mischief up; but found the cause to be a jug of whisky, which they were attending to. William Penrose, son of Mrs. Kenyon, was the first male child born this side of Cedar Rapids; he enlisted in the 8th Iowa, and was killed at Shiloh. (1878 Canton Township)

Kerins, P., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Kerins, T., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Kerkman, Conrad, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Vinton; born in Germany, in 1817. Married Anna M. Werning; she was born in 1818; they have six children -- Anna, Katarine, Edward, Henry, Mary and Conrad; Mrs. Kerkman had two sons when married; their names are John and Martin Shoemaker; John enlisted in the late rebellion, was wounded and crippled for life. Mr. Kerkman came to Chicago, Ill., in 1846; carried on blacksmithing for many years, and moved to Benton County, Iowa, in 1869. Has 800 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Kerkman are members of the Lutheran Church. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Kern, Christof, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kern, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Kern, Samuel, blacksmith, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kerr, S. J., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Kerston, H., farmer; Sec. 9; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Kesl, V., dealer in groceries, crockery, glass ware and a general stock of hardware, Belle Plaine; he was born in Bohemia, in 1847; came to this country when a boy; came to Belle Plaine in Dec., 1875, and engaged in his present. business. He married Miss Kathrine Harvert, in Toledo, Tama Co., this State; she was born in Bohemia. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kessel, Joseph, clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kessler, D., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. La Porte City.

Kessler, H., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kessler, H., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Kester, Lorenza, Sec. 26; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns ninety acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Erie Co., N.Y., in 1844; came to Iowa in 1861, and located in Cedar Township; settled on his present farm in 1876. (1878 Cedar Township)

Ketler, F., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Ketterman, James, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Urbanna; born in Delaware Co., Ind., in 1838; came to Benton Co. in 1852; has 175 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Miss Lucy J. Storts in 1861; she was born in Perry Co., Ohio, in 1842; they have seven children -- Allice C., Charles L., Emma V., Bell M., Olie, Effie, Eddie. Democrat in politics. She is a member of the Christian Church. Both are members of the Pleasant Valley Lodge, No. 1671. (1878 Polk Township)

Keyser, Abraham K., farmer and blacksmith, Sec. 32; P. O. Irving; born in Montgomery Co., Penn., Feb. 24, 1825. Married Leah Zimmerman in Pennsylvania in 1850; she was born in Pennsylvania Jan. 2, 1830; they had ten children, nine are living -Caroline (Franklin, died at the age of 3 years and 2 months), Mary, Aaron, Amanda, Henry, David, Andrew, Daniel and Sarah Jane. Has sixty acres of farm land and fifteen acres of timber land, valued at $4,000. Mr. Keyser enlisted April 12, 1865; served until the close of the war; was mustered out at Fort Delaware, July 31, 1865. Mr. Keyser has held the office of School Director five years. Mr. Keyser followed blacksmithing twenty-five years in Pennsylvania; he moved to Iowa in 1869. Mr. Keyser has good improvements; has a grove and 543 grape vines, sixty apple trees and cherries, crabs, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Keyser are members of the Lutheran Church. (1878 Kane Township)

Khile, Anthony, blacksmith, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kiehn, Peter, shoemaker, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kieser, Mike, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kiimm, Gustus, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence. (1878 Fremont Township)

Kile, A., Sec. 6; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns 500 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre; born in Lancaster Co., Penn., in 1826; came to Iowa in 1856, and settled on his present farm. Married Susan Gingrich in 1852; she was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., in 1827; have six children - Penena, Henry W., Kate C., Lizzie R., Abraham L., and Anna M. Mrs. Kile is a member of the Reformed Church; Mr. Kile has been Town Trustee five years. (1878 Cedar Township)

Kimball, G., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Kimball, Ira C., farmer Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg; born in LaMoille Co., Vt., Nov. 14, 1840; came to this county in 1854; has eighty acres of land, valued at $1,600. Held the office of Town Trustee. Married Cornelia Marshall; she was born in Susquehanna Co., Penn., June 7, 1847; mother of three children -- Abbie E., born June 9, 1868; Carrie C., Dec. 19, 1872; and Roy, March 31, 1876. Emigrated from Vermont to St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., when he was 8 years old, and lived there about five years; thence to Linn Co., Iowa, where he lived one year; then came to Benton Co., where he has resided since; when he came to this county, it was new, and very few inhabitants; has lived to see it develop into one of the finest of farming counties. (1878 Benton Township)

Kimble, C. B., miller. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kimm, A. S., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Kimm, H., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Kimm, S., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Kimmus, Paul, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kimport, B., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kimport, M., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kinderfarder, A., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kinderfarder, F., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Kindrick, William. (1878 Taylor Township)

King, A. A., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Polk Township)

King, A. M., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

King, B., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

King, G., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

King, J., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

King, J. H., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Homer Township)

King, John, Sec. 23, Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

King, John D., attorney and counselor at law, Blairstown; was born in Morrow Co., Ohio, Nov. 17, 1839. At the breaking-out of the war of the rebellion he enlisted in Company A. 33rd Illinois V. I., Aug. 21, 1861; was honorably discharged in October, 1864; his discharge shows that he was engaged in thirteen pitched battles, among them being the battles of Jackson, Champion Hills, Black River, Vicksburg, and a series of battles around that place. He settled in this town in the Spring of 1866, and was admitted to the bar in 1873; since which time he has been engaged in the practice of his profession at this place (Blairstown); at the bar, Mr. King is regarded as an able lawyer, a man of sound legal judgment and high professional honor. He married Miss Sarah L. Cooper, in Whiteside Co., Ill., Aug. 9, 1863; she was born in Morrow Co., Ohio, Feb. 24, 1837. (1878 LeRoy Township)

King, S. N., Rev., minister, Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton; born in Armstrong Co., Penn., March 12, 1833; lived in Pennsylvania for twenty years. He educated himself by his own efforts, and prepared himself by his own efforts, and prepared himself for the ministry; studied two years in Pennsylvania, then came to Ohio, and pursued his studies four years longer, and graduated; he received a call from a church in New Lisbon, Ohio, which he accepted, it being his first pastorate; he remained there for ten years, and then accepted a call to preach in Fulton Co., Ill., four years; came to Vinton in 1873, and united with the Cedar Rapids Presbytery, is now engaged in preaching under the auspices of the Home Missionary Society of New York, preaching regularly both at Ely and Fairfax, where he has been the means of doing great good. He owns 160 acres of land. Married Miss Sarah Ann Krilley, from Ohio, April 1, 1857; they have five children -- John A., Franklin M., Harriet A., Mary L. and Benjamin A. (1878 Benton Township)

King, S. T., clerk, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

King, Stephen, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

King, William, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Polk Township)

Kinner, P. P., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Homer Township)

Kinner, W. H., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Homer Township)

Kipp, J. M., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Kirchmer, M., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Kirchner, Claus, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Garrison; born in Holstein, Germany, Jan. 8, 1837; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, in 1855; thence to Benton Co. in 1868. Married Louisa Dorthia Meyer March 11, 1868; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1852; they have three children -- Mary, born June 2, 1871; Henry, born Jan. 4, 1874; Fred W., born June 21, 1877. Secretary of school while independent district four years. Has 160 acres, valued at $30 per acre. (1878 Homer Township)

Kirchner, John H., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 23; P. O. Luzerne; born in Holstein, Germany, in 1832; emigrated to Iowa in 1854; has 160 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Married Margaret McKeals in July, 1855; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1836; they have five children -- Anna E., born Oct. 28, 1857; Wilhelmina, born Dec. 26, 1859; Cecelia C., born March 26, 1863; Alvina M., born in June, 1871; Ella S., born June 12, 1873. Margaret died June 23, 1874; he then married Lena Peters, who was born in Denmark in 1828. Republican in politics. District Treasurer three years; Trustee two years; Supervisor two years. Members of the German Lutheran Church. (1878 Homer Township)

Kirk, Richard, dry goods. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kirkland, C., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kirkpatrick, B. L., carpenter. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kirkpatrick, D. E., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kirkpatrick, Peter, railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kirkpatrick, S., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Kirkpatrick, W. F., Justice of the Peace; born in Adams Co., Ohio, Nov. 23, 1812; lived in the same neighborhood for forty-two years; was engaged in mercantile business; also in milling business; came to Benton Co., in 1855, and engaged in farming about one mile southeast of town; has lived in this county twenty-two years. Has held the office of Justice of the Peace in Ohio; has held office of Supervisor in this county for eight years, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace for past six years. Married Miss Lydia McVey, daughter of Co. McVey, of Ohio, in 1833; they have seven children - William M., Mary E., Robert H., Leonidas N., Martha J., Dynes and Lydia; they lost four children. Robert was in the army, in the 8th I.V.I.; was wounded twice, and was a prisoner in Libby Prison; Leonidas was in the 28th I.V.I., and was slightly wounded. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kisling, John, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kisling, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kitchil, G. L., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. La Porte City.
Kite, Henry, carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Kite, O. P., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Blairstown; owns one-fourth Sec. of land; was born in Page Co., Va., in 1837; came to this State in the Spring of 1855, and settled in Cedar Co., where he remained until 1865, when he came to this county. He married Miss Susan Kiser, in Cedar Co., this State; she was born in Page Co., Virginia; they have a family of six children. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kithcart, C. B., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Sussex Co., N. J., in 1817; he left New Jersey in 1838, and went to Knox Co., Ohio. While in the aforesaid county, he married Miss Elizabeth Fletcher; she was born near Zanesville, Ohio; they moved to Linn Co., this State, in 1853, and remained there about a year and a half, at the end of which time they moved to this county, and located in this Township, on their present farm; they have six children living - Philander, born in Knox Co., Ohio, March 19, 1842; James, born in Knox Co., February, 1844; Cornelius, born in Knox Co., March 12, 1846; Jackson, born in Knox Co., July 18, 1848; W. B., born in this Township, Aug. 9, 1857; Rhoda, born in this Township, Dec. 10,1863. Mr. Kitheart owns 180 acres of land; 140 of it is in this county, and the balance in Tama Co., this State. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kizer, A., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kizer, B. F., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Urbanna; born in Cedar Co., Iowa, in 1838; came to Benton Co. in 1867; has eighty-six acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Miss Isabel Beckworth in 1865; she was born in Canada in 1843; they have four children -- Maggie S., Ida May, George E. and Sidney. Is a member of the I.O.O.F., No. 328, Marysville; has held the office of School Director. (1878 Polk Township)

Kizer, W. M., Sec. 9, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Kizer, W. M., Sec. 9, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

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

Klemme, J. P., restaurant. (1878 Taylor Township)

Kletzing, Henry, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kline, Benjamin F. (1878 Jackson Township)

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

Kline, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Kloppenburg, G., Sec. 16; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Kluss, F. H., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kluss, Frederick, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Knaack, H., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Knaack, J., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Knapp, Charles, farmer, Sec. 3; born in Indiana Feb. 8, 1839; lived in Indiana and in De Kalb Co., Ill., until 1852, when they came to Iowa, to Linn Co., and came to Benton Co. the same year and located near William Cottrill's, and were among the early settler here; only a few here then; has lived here since, except a short time spent in Kansas. Was in the army, in the 8th I.V.I., Co. D; was in the battle of Shiloh, siege of Vicksburg, and in all the battles of the regiment, except Ft. Blakely; he was taken prisoner at the battle of Shiloh, and was a prisoner six months and ten days; was in the service about five years. Owns a farm of eighty acres. Married Miss Martha Swaim, from North Carolina, in November, 1866; they have two children - Susan A. and Stephen Eugene, and have lost two children. (1878 Taylor Township)

Knapp, G. R., abstract business. (1878 Taylor Township)

Knapp, John, abstract of title, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton; office in Court House, Vinton; born in Philadelphia, Penn., Sept. 9, 1829; he was born the 9th day of the 9th month of the 29th year of the 19th century; lived in Philadelphia until 14 years of age, then went South; lived in Tennessee and Mississippi; from there went into the Mexican War; enlisted in the 1st Mississippi Rifles, when 17 years old; served one year, then volunteered in the 2nd Mississippi Rifles, and served during the war; was in the battles of Monterey and Buena Vista; was slightly wounded in the leg at the battle of Buena Vista; was discharged at Vicksburg July 29, 1849; came to Iowa in 1850, and to St. Paul, Minn., and volunteered in the Indian war. Returned to Philadelphia and married Miss Hannah Kimley, from Berks Co., Penn., Dec. 12, 1850; lived there until 1856, and came to Iowa; came to Vinton in the Spring of 1857, and engaged in farming; has been engaged in making abstracts of title, and owns a complete set of books; he did not have a dollar when he came, and now, besides his business here, he owns farm and property of 345 acres in Cedar Township, where he lives. Has held the office of Supervisor from 1865 until 1869; also, from 1871 to 1875, when he resigned; has held other town and school offices. Mr. and Mrs. Knapp are both members of the M. E. Church at Mt. Auburn; they have seven children - George R., Francis F., Howard M., Everett W., Sherman E., Clarence I. and Gertrude; lost two daughters. (1878 Cedar Township)

Knapp, S. A., Professor, President Farmers' Loan and Trust Co., and breeder of fine stock; born in Essex Co., N.Y., Dec. 16, 1833; after attending school there, entered Union College, Schenectady; after graduating, he went to Fort Edwards and was associated with Dr. King in the management of the Fort Edwards Institute for seven years; he then founded and was proprietor of Ripley Female College, at Poultney, Vt., which was under his management until 1866, when his health being affected and change of climate advised, he came to Vinton, and was pastor of the M. E. Church here for two years; then was elected Principal of the College for the Blind for six years; he organized the Farmers' Loan and Trust Co. in 1873, and has filled the office of President since its organization; he owns three stock farms, and is largely interested in raising blooded stock, principally swine; also Short-horn and Jersey cattle, and is managing editor of the Western Stock and Farm Journal, published at Cedar Rapids. Married Miss Maria Hotchkiss, from Washington Co., N.Y., Aug. 6, 1856; they have five children - Maria, Herman, Bradford, Arthur S., and Helen. (1878 Taylor Township)

Knapp, W. H., Sec. 27, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Knecht, Ed., gardener, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Knecht, R., gardener, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Knee, David, cabinet maker, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Kneff, Claus, Sec. 33; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Knipple, J. H.
Knorr, John, drayman, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Knouf, G., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Knouf, J. H., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Knox, George, retired; born in Oneida Co., N.Y., March 7, 1840; when 4 years of age, he came with his parents to Kendall Co., Ill., in 1844; lived there twenty-five years, and came to Vinton in 1869 and engaged in lumber business; after some years he retired from the farm, and is not now engaged in active business. Married Miss Bessie Whitlock, from Vermont, June 2, 1875; they have one daughter - Laura. (1878 Taylor Township)

Knudtson, K., laborer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Knupp, H., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Knupp, J. B., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Knuth, Charles, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Knuth, William, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Koba, Peter, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Koch, Adolphus, Sec. 22; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Koch, C., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Kock, Peter A. (1878 Cedar Township)

Koeberle, J., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Florence.
Koehule, F. C. (1878 Iowa Township)

Koffman, Henry, retired farmer, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kohlman, Christ, farmer, Sec. 6 P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kohne, G., clergyman, Sec. 20; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Kohrtz, J., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Koons, F. L. (1878 Cedar Township)

Koopmann, J., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Kop, Clans. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kosta, Albert, laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kowas, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 21 P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kownse, H. T., P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Krabbenhoft, Fred, saloonist, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Krahling, C., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Krahling, J. P., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Kral, John, saloon. (1878 Cedar Township)

Kramer, Frederick G., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kramer, J., farmer, S. 15; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kramhoft, C. (1878 Cedar Township)

Kranz, G., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Kreader, William, merchant, Shellsburg; born in Northampton Co., Penn, Dec. 1, 1834; came to this county in March, 1861; does a business of $36,000 per year. Held the offices of Justice of the Peace and Mayor of Shellsburg. Belongs to the Baptist Church. Married Rachel F. Hilton in 1856; born in the State of Delaware; born in 1834, and mother of two living children -- Laura, born May 17, 1859, and Thomas, born March 13, 1862. (His father, Samuel Kreader, was born in Bucks Co., Penn., in 1769; had a family of twelve children, of whom ten are now living.) Clerked for James O. Shum & Co. about three years in Ohio; from there he went to New Jersey; clerked for T. & H. Gardner three years; from there he went to Phillipsburg; clerked three years, and then went to Easton, Penn., where he clerked two years; from there he went to Shellsburg, where he has resided since. Mr. Kreader has always taken the lead in business in the town. (1878 Canton Township)

Kreiger, Frederick, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kreiger, Levi, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kreiger, William, farmer, Sec. 23, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kreimeyer, H., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Kretzer, C., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Krieger, Charles, drayman, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Krisel, Charles, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Kroeger, Marx, hotel and saloon, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Kroh, Stephen K., farmer, Sec. 1, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Krohn, Tobias, wagon maker, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Krohuke, J. M., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Krug, Henry, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Robin. (1878 Homer Township)

Krug, John, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Robin. (1878 Homer Township)

Krumm, J., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Robin.
Kuanbuehl, J. T., carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Kubla, Frank, saloonist, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kucera, Joseph, railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kuhlman, H. E., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Kuhn, Peter, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton; born in Washington Co., Md., June 18, 1818; came to this county in October, 1853. Has 225 acres of land, valued at $7,000. Belongs to the United Presbyterian Church. Married Elizabeth Sweet; she was born in Highland Co., Ohio, June 21, 1820; mother of four living children -- John, born May 23, 1850; Emeline, May 3, 1852; Henry, Jan. 27, 1854; Washington, Jan. 1, 1857. Emigrated from Maryland to Fairfield Co., Ohio; stopped a short time; thence to Scioto Co., Ohio; lived there eighteen years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since. Was at the first Election and was one of the men who helped to organize the township. Built the third house in the township, and was the third settler; when he came to Eden, there was not a house, fence, or tree in sight; now a fine farming country, under the best of cultivation; came here poor, with the balance of his neighbors, and has made a good home. (1878 Eden Township)

Kulb, Emanuel, railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kulb, J. G., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Kunidy, N. R., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. La Porte City.
Kunstorf, C., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Kunstuff, H., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Kuntz, H., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Kurst, Augustus, farmer, P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Kysel, William, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

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

Lageschultz, Garrett, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

LaGrange, J. W., physician. (1878 Taylor Township)

LaGrange, L. (1878 Taylor Township)

LaGrange, R. J., tenant farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

LaGrange, Robert, physician and surgeon, Garrison; born in Johnson Co., Ind., in 1846; came to Iowa in 1866, and located in Taylor Township, Benton Co.; removed to Garrison in 1874. Married Hattie Laughlin in 1875; she was born in New York in 1853; have one child - John Wesley Allen, born Feb. 2, 1876. Are members of the Presbyterian Church. Republican. (1878 Jackson Township)

Lally, James, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Lamb, Dennis, Sec. hand, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lamb, H. J., Sec. 14; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns 600 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre; born in Clark Co., Ind., in 1850. Married Della Newell, in 1877; she was born in Iowa. Mrs. Lamb is a member of the M. E. Church. (1878 Cedar Township)

Lamb, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Lambertson, A., stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lamer, David, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Lamoree, P. S., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Luzerne; was born in this county in 1855. Married Miss Margaret Hudson in this county, in December, 1875; she was born in 1853. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lamoree, Stoughton, retired farmer, Luzerne; was born in Broome Co., N. Y., in 1818; when he was 16 years of age, he went to Plainfield, Ill., where he remained about eighteen months, at the end of which time he went to Peoria Co., Ill., in which county he married Miss Eliza Minor, in 1844; she was born Aug. 18, 1825, died Feb. 5, 1851; his present wife was Miss Rosanna Sheets; they were married in Stark Co., Ill., Oct. 26, 1851; she was born in Switzerland Co., Ind., in 1830. Mr. Lamoree came to this county in the Spring of 1855, and was elected member of the first Board of Supervisors in this county, in which capacity be served two years. He owns 353 acres of land, besides his fine residence, in which he resides at Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lamphiar, J. H., farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Landabaught, John, money broker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Landgrebe, J., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Landon, L. D., blacksmith, Urbanna; born in Ithaca, N. Y., in 1824; came to Benton Co. in 1864. Married Miss A. M. Lapp in 1852; she was born in Tioga Co., Penn., in 1832. Is a member of the Church of God. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., No. 324; also Altar Lodge, No. 362. Enlisted in the 1st Pennsylvania Rifles May, 1861; mustered out Aug., 1861; re-enlisted in the 132nd Penn. V. I. in 1862; participated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and others; mustered out in 1863; was promoted to Second Lieutenant. Democrat in politics. (1878 Polk Township)

Lane, D., Congregational minister, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Lane, Hans, farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Lane, James, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Langham, J. W., farmer, Sec. 25. (1878 Taylor Township)

Langstroth, E. F. B., physician. (1878 Taylor Township)

LaQuette, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Larell, W. H. H., farmer, S. 5; P. O. Irving. (1878 Iowa Township)

Larkins, P., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Larne, Isaac, broom maker, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Larsen, Saren, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Larson, J., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Larson, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence; born in Norway, Europe, Feb., 1829. Married Martha Olson, in Norway in 1860; she was born in Norway April, 1839; they had nine children, eight are living -- Larson I., Martin, Bernt, Julia, Lauris, Jacobina, Martha and John; Bernt, first, died in infancy. They have eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. They came to Clinton, Iowa in 1860; remained four years, and moved to Benton Co., Iowa in 1864. Mr. Larson sailed on the north seas three years, and was cloth dyer one year before coming to America. Mr. and Mrs. Larson are members of the Lutheran Church. (1878 Florence Township)

Larson, Lewis, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Larson, Ole, farmer; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Larson, Paul, laborer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Larson, S. H., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Larson, Thomas, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

LaRue, Aaron, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Garrison; born in Virginia Nov. 24, 1800; came to this county Aug. 3, 1856; has 500 acres of land, valued at $20,000. Married Acenith Harris; she was born in Knox Co., Ohio; mother of eleven children - Sarah E., Harriet, Chambers C., William H., Isaac N., Thomas P., Mary J., Jesse L., L. N. B., John J. and Edgar A. Emigrated from Virginia to Morrow Co., Ohio, in 1829, where he bought a farm, and cleared up to 160 acres with his own hands; when he commenced there, had $94 in his pocket. Traded his land in Ohio, giving one acre for five of prairie, making a good trade; has as fine a farm as there is in this county; came to this county overland with teams, and drove stock through; camped out on the roads; camped in their wagons until he built a shanty, which he covered with prairie grass, and lived there three or four months. Mr. LaRue has a fine flock of 325 sheep; also, has some fine stock of Short-Horned Durhams. Has a grove of over seven acres set out with his own hands, and has a greater variety of trees than can be found in the county; is one of the solid farmers of the Twp. (1878 Big Grove Township)

LaRue, C. C., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

LaRue, J. L., physician and surgeon, Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

LaRue, James, engineer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

LaRue, L. N. B., has a fine farm of 160 acres, valued at $5,000; also, rents his father's farm, and raises, on average, 100 acres of corn, or 5,000 bushels; turns off fifty head of hogs. Is a single man, and starting out with the best prospects. (1878 Big Grove Township)

LaRue, Lewis, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Lash, H. F., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Latham, J. F., farmer, Sec. 25. (1878 Taylor Township)

Latham, L. W., farmer, Sec. 25. (1878 Taylor Township)

LaTourette, Henry, grain dealer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

LaTourette, Montgomery, grain dealer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Laubach, F. G., harness maker, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Law, G. W., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lawrence, John H., Sec. 34; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Lawrence, T. J., Jr., merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Lawton, C. C., plasterer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lawton, W. C., plasterer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lawyer, William M., farmer and stock grower, Sec. 19; P. O. Mooreville; born in Schoharie Co., N. Y., 1838; removed to Benton Co., in 1865; has 160 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Aurelia Schoolcraft in 1864; she was born in New York in 1835; they have three children - Lula J., Alonzo D., Hulbert A. Democrat. Road Supervisor. Members of the M. E. Church. (1878 Bruce Township)

Leach, J., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Learch, William, butcher, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Learell, S. C., clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Learens, F. A., blacksmith, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Leaven, N., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Leaven, W., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Lederman, A. C., merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Lee, A., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Lee, A. W., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Lee, Albert N., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Lee, C., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Lee, Charles, grain dealer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Lee, Fred B., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Leebody, A., farmer, S. 33; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Lehew, J., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Lehew, W. I., Sec. 15; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Lehman, H. B., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Lehman, J. P., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Lehnen, J. J., clergyman, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Lehr, Enos, merchant, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lehr, J. M., merchant, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lenga, Fred, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Leo, Fred, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Leonard, H. M., laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lester, Daniel, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Lester, M. B., farmer, S. 11; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Lester, William, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 190 acres of land; was born in Delaware Co., N. Y., Dec. 18, 1839; remained in New York until 1855; he then moved with his parents to Henry Co., Ill., remaining in that county twelve years, at the end of which time, they moved to this township; his father, Daniel Lester, was born in Connecticut, and married Miss Mary Carr; they came to this county in 1867. (1878 Iowa Township)

Leverich, G., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Lewis, Andrew, liveryman, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Lewis, E. M., Postmaster and dealer in stock, Garrison; born in Essex Co., N.Y., in 1847; came to Iowa in 1866, and located in Jackson Township. Married Mattie Carrie Carrick in 1871; she was born in Logan Co., Ohio, 1850; have on child - Edwin C., born in 1872. Are members of M. E. Church. Enlisted in Co. E., 15th N. Y. Engineer Corps in 1863, and discharged in 1865. Republican. (1878 Jackson Township)

Lewis, J. W., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Lewis, Richard, barber, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Lewis, S. R., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Lewis, Thomas D., Postmaster and dealer in dry goods, boots, shoes, etc., Mt. Auburn; born in Wayne Co., Ind., in 1829; came to Iowa in 1862, and located in Cedar Township, Benton Co., and engaged in farming, and then engaged in the lumber business, and, in 1871, his present business; was appointed Postmaster in 1865. Married Mary Ann Hall in 1859; she was born in Henry Co., Ind., in 1840; they have six children - Charles R., Julia F., Anna M., Pearl, Emory A. and Elizabeth B.; Frederick, died at the age of 8 years. Mrs. Lewis is a member of the Christian Church. (1878 Cedar Township)

Lewis, W., agricultural dealer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Lewis, W. A., clerk, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Libby, J., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Lichty, George D., Sec. 33; P. O. Garrison; born near Hagerstown, Md., in 1814; removed to York Co., Penn, in 1815; thence to Somerset Co., Penn., in 1825; thence to Fayette Co., Penn., in 1850; thence to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1854; thence to Benton Co. in 1865. Married Mary Plair in 1857; they have nine children -- Jacob P., Matilda, David, Lemuel, Lena, Barbara, Harmon, Lea and John. Republican in politics. Supervisor three years, and School Director two years. Members of the Lutheran Church since 1836. (1878 Monroe Township)

Lichty, Samuel, farmer. (1878 Homer Township)

Lieb, C., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Liebsch, J. H., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Likens, J., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Liller, J. A., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Linderman, M., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Benton Township)

Lindsley, Frank D., Mt. Auburn; born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1845; came to Iowa in 1871; engaged with railroad company as agent in 1882. Married Penena Kile, in June, 1873; have two children - Henry A. and John C.; are members of the M. E. Church. Mr. Lindsley enlisted in Company A, 140th Ill. V.I., in 1864, and was discharged in 1864. (1878 Cedar Township)

Lindsley, J. M., freight agent. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lingle, D., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Lingle, E., tenant farmer, P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Lipe, H., surveyor, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Little, Alex H., mechanic; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Livermore, D. A., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Lock, P. A., plasterer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Locke, James B., stone mason and contractor; born in Susquehanna Co., Penn., Jan 31, 1828; when 9 years of age, went to state of New York and learned his trade; came to Iowa in 1853; contracted one year in Davenport, and came to Vinton in Oct., 1854, and engaged in contracting and building; is one of the early settlers; has put up most of the best buildings here in Vinton; he and P. S. Finkbine built the State College for the Blind; Mr. Finkbine, now superintending the State Capitol, did carpenter work, and Mr. Locke did the mason work, the whole costing about $264,000 the cheapest State work done in Iowa he built the shops at Cedar Rapids for the B., C.R.& N.R.R., and is now the contractor for the Company, building bridges; he has been actively interested in the interests of this town and county; was in the army and commissioned Captain by Governor Kirkwood, but went out as private. Married Miss Elsie Walley, from near Albany, N.Y., in Jan. 1853; they have four children - Mattie, Katie, Sadie and Frank. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lockhart, C., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Lockhart, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Urbanna; born in Adams Co., Ohio, in 1812; came to Benton Co. in 1840; has 411 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Miss Malinda Wright in 1832; she was born in Spencer Co., Ind., in 1815; they have six children -- Thomas, Milton, Cass, Grure, Nancy E. and Malinda. Is a Democrat in politics. Was County Commissioner six years; also School Director and Trustee. They are members of the Christian Church. They are members of the Pleasant Valley Grange, No. 1761. Mr. Lockhart has the honor of building the first house erected in Benton Co. (1878 Polk Township)

Loizaux, P. J., minister. (1878 Taylor Township)

Loizaux, T. C., minister. (1878 Taylor Township)

Loizeaux, C. J., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Loizeaux, J. J., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Lonan, W., farmer; Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Long, C. P., farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Long, D. N., retired minister, Blairstown; was born in Somerset Co., Penn., May 17, 1813; in 1835, he was licensed minister of the Evangelical Association, and successfully labored in the States of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio; in 1860, he came West and located in this State; he followed his ministerial duties in this State and Minnesota several years. He married Susanna Flickinger, in Cumberland Penn., in 1842; she was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., in 1817; they have three children living - Belinda E. (now Mrs. J. Troutman), Susanna C. and Cynthia (now Mrs. Frank Leohner). Mr. Long owns 452 acres of land, and residence and three town lots. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Long, E. B., farmer, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Long, H. B., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Long, J. J., Sec. 24, P. O. Vinton; owns 400 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre; born in Decatur Co., Ind., in 1828; came to Iowa in 1856 and settled in Harrison Twp. Married Susan Snell in 1854; she was born in Indiana in 1831; have ten children - John M., William H., Joel J., Anna D., Marion W., James A., Addie, Ida, Mary E., and Elmer F. Are members of the Church of God; Greenback. (1878 Harrison Township)

Long, S., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Long, W. P., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Longman, W., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Longside, A., Sec. 21; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Lord, T. J., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Loree, William M., dealer in groceries and provisions; born in Pittsfield, Mass., April 15, 1834; came to Ohio when 6 years of age, and lived there about fifteen years; engaged in mercantile business at Columbus; came to Vinton in 1856, and has been engaged in business here twenty-two years, and is the oldest merchant in Vinton. Married Miss Jennie G. Hawkins, from Fremont, Ohio, in 1855; they have two children - Annie and Charlie. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lorenzen, Hans, laborer, Sec. 27; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Lormor, John W., Sec. 22; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns 280 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Tompkins Co., N.Y., in 1827; came to Iowa in 1860, and located in Cedar Township. Married Sarah Boyer in 1856; she was born in Center Co., Penn., in 1834; have five children - Frank, Lizzie, Nora, Mary and George; wife is member of the M. E. Church. Republican. (1878 Cedar Township)

Lorschester, Mat., brewer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Losey, C. P., wagon maker, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Losey, W. P., wagon maker, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Louderbaugh, Henry T., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 16; P. O. Garrison; was born in Franklin Co., Penn., Nov. 20, 1842; came to this county in 1863; has 240 acres of land valued at $9,000. Held the offices of Town Trustee and Secretary of the School Board. Belongs to the M. E. Church. Married Mary Parshall; she was born in Otsego Co., N.Y., Dec. 31, 1846; mother of two living children - John and James. Emigrated to Benton Co. direct from Pennsylvania where he has resided since; raises on average eighty acres 3,200 bushels of corn, 150 bushels of wheat, 600 bushels of oats; turns of fifty head of hogs and a car load of cattle. His property has been made by his own exertions and industry, and he is one of the enterprising farmers of the township. He enlisted in the 47th Regt. I.V.I. Co. C, stationed at Helena, Ark.; was detailed in the U.S. General Hospital. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Lowe, F., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Lowe, John D., farmer, Sec. 34; born in Mercer Co., Ky., Aug. 10, 1832; when 12 years of age, moved to Johnson Co., Ind., and lived there until 1853; came by wagon to Benton Co.; was sixteen days on the way, and arrived here Oct. 27, 1853; was one of the early settlers; only a few here now that were here when he came; he worked for Mr. Young, Mr. Vannice and Mr. Boggs; entered 160 acres from Government, and engaged in farming; has hauled wheat to Iowa City, 50 miles, and sold it for 25 cents per bushel; he owns farm of 180 acres, and timber, thirty- five acres; has held town, school, and road offices, and was Secretary of School Board three years. Married Miss Marth Chaffen, from Scioto Co., Ohio, Oct. 9, 1855; she died Oct. 9, 1872, the same day of the month and the same hour of the day on which they were married, leaving seven children - five boys and two girls. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lowe, L. W., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lowe, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 34. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lowe, W. D. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ludwickson, J., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Ludwickson, M., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Luecke, H., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Lukins, R., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Lupton, G. F., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Lupton, W. C., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Lurch, Jacob, blacksmith, Belle Plaine. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Luton, Daniel, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Lyman, S. H., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Lynch, James, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Homer Township)

Lynch, John, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Homer Township)

Lynch, P. H., Justice of Peace, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Lynstrum, Charles, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Lyon, E. B., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Lyon, R. B., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Lyons, J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Maack, Claus, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Homer Township)

Mackey, Andrew, iron molder, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mackie, Robert, Sec. 28; P. O. Vinton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Born in Scotland in 1830; came to America in 1851, and settled on his present farm in 1857. Married Mary Mackie in 1854; she was born in Scotland; have five children - Isabel, Helen, Emma, Willie and David; lost two - Mary and Robert. Are members of the U. P. Church. (1878 Cedar Township)

Macklin, O. P., painter, Blairstown; was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio on the 5th of June, 1841; went to Madison, Wis., in 1861. In 1862, he enlisted in the 23rd Wis. V. I; served until the close of the war; was honorably discharged; his discharge shows that he was engaged in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Miss.; Arkansas Post, Port Gibson, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, siege of Vicksburg, siege of Jackson, Cross Roads, Cane River, Jackson, Spanish Fort, Atlanta, Blakely, Alabama, and was all through with General Banks, in his Red River Expedition; he was mustered out in Madison, Wis. He then returned to his former home in New York, and remained three years; he then came to this town, and has resided here since. He married Julia Hitchcock, in Portage Co., Ohio, on the 5th of Nov., 1868; she was born in Canfield, Ohio, in 1845; they have had three children -- Freddie W., born Oct. 28, 1871, died Aug. 16, 1873; Judson V., born Nov. 21, 1873; Hattie D., born Sept. 24,1869. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Magill, J., far, Sec. 29; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Magoon, Darwin E., physician and druggist, Belle Plaine; born in Whitewater, Wisconsin, Dec. 22, 1852; came to this place and engaged in drug trade in 1875; is unmarried. (1878 Iowa Township)

Maha, C. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mahanne, H. C., station agent, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mahar, E., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Maheata, Frank, laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Maholm, C., attorney at law and banker, Belle Plaine; born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 31,1842; came to Iowa in April, 1858; enlisted in Company C., 10th Iowa I. V., July 31, 1861; served through the war, and was in every battle his regiment was in, at the close of the war, engaged in mercantile business for two years and a half, disposed of same, studied law, and was admitted to the Bar in Feb., 1869, and at once engaged in the practice of his profession; in March, 1873, formed a partnership with J. Q. Hutton, and went into the banking business, and is now engaged in both of said occupations. He was married, in 1868, to Miss R. E. Hutton, daughter of Presley Hutton, formerly owner of town site of Belle Plaine; by said marriage had one daughter -- Jessie M. (1878 Iowa Township)

Maks, J. A., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Mall, Francis, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mall, William, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Baden, Germany, in 1838; came to this country' in 1855; stopped in Kendall Co., Illinois, about eighteen months, then came direct to this county; he is the present School Treasurer of the District in which he resides; has held various Township offices, among them being that of Township Trustee, which office he held two terms. He married Miss Katharine Steimmer, in Clayton Co., this State, in Dec., 1860; she was born in Baden, Germany; they have three children -- William A., born in 1861; Samuel, born in 1863; Charley B., born in 1867. Mr. Mall owns 180 acres of land; his farm is well-improved and nicely located; it is about two miles from the city of Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mance, C., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Maning, A., school teacher, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Mank, G., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Mann, William J., merchant, proprietor general store, dealer in dry goods, boots and shoes, groceries, etc., Watkins, Iowa; born in Germany June, 1848. Married Dora Emke in Watkins, Iowa; she was born in Germany in 1860. He came to New York in 1868; returned to Germany in 1870. Enlisted in the 11th Cavalry in Germany; served, three years and was discharged at the close of the war with his regiment came to America in 1872; located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; returned to Germany in 1873, and came to Iowa in 1874; bought the large store in Watkins of Mr. Abrahams, March 1, 1878, where he carries on business. (1878 St. Clair Township)

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

Manuel, R., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Manville, C. M., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Manville, D. C., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Manville, George, Sec. 32; P. O. Florence; born in Jefferson Co., Ind., Feb. 14, 1814. Married Elizabeth Carpenter in Ohio; was born in Delaware Co., Ohio, in 1818; they have three children -- Sydney Oscar, Charles Monroe, and DeWiit Clinton. Have 139 acres land, valued at $45 per acre. Moved to Ohio in 1835, then to Wisconsin, located in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1861. (1878 Florence Township)

Maples, D. D. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mar, C. W., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Marean, Aaron, blacksmith. (1878 Iowa Township)

Marean, Alonzo, engineer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Marguardt, W., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Marietta, D., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Marietta, Harry, livery. (1878 Taylor Township)

Marietta, J. E., insurance agent. (1878 Taylor Township)

Marietta, J. W. (1878 Taylor Township)

Marine, S. A. (1878 Taylor Township)

Marine, W. T., farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Markham, A., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Markham, C., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Markham, D., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Markham, W., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Marquis, C. R., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Marquis, John, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Marrietta, D. S., farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Marsh, J. C., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Marshall, D. P., shoemaker, Shellsburg; was born in Washington Co. Vt., Feb. 15, 1834; came to this county in 1860. Politics, Greenbacker. Held the office of Assessor, Township Trustee, Town Clerk and Councilman of Shellsburg. Married Abbie Rathburn; she was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Nov. 23, 1844; mother of three children -- Harry L., born Oct. 23, 1863; Mary E., born Sept. 16, 1865; Emma E., born Dec. 18, 1867. Enlisted in the 8th I. V. I., Co. D; was in the army of Missouri under General Fremont; was on the big march to Springfield, Mo.; was discharged March, 1863, on account of sickness. He came here when Shellsburg was not known. (1878 Canton Township)

Marston, J. B., merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Martain, R. L., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Marteeny, J. J., Sec. 33; Dryden; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1838; removed to Lee Co., Ill., in 1863; thence to Benton Co. in 1873; has eighty acres of land, valued at per acre. Married Mary Wilhelm in 1866; she was born in Maryland Co., Penn., in 1836; they have one child -- Edith R., born Jan. 10, 1869. Democratic in politics. Members of the M. E. Church. Enlisted in the 133rd Penn. Inf., Aug. 6, 1862; participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville and others; mustered out May 26, 1863; lost his health while in the army. (1878 Homer Township)

Martin, A., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Martin, A .W., farmer Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton; owns 100 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Hancock Co., Ohio, in 1840; came to Iowa in 1854, and settled with his parents in Eden Township. Married Martha Kirkpatrick, in 1867; she was born in Adams Co., Ohio, in 1846; have six children - Charles C., Cora, W. F., Lydia, David and Mary. Mr. Martin enlisted in Co. D, 28th I.V.I. in 1862, and discharged in 1865; was held a prisoner in Camp Ford, Texas, about a year. Are members of U. P. Church. (1878 Jackson Township)

Martin, D. E., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Vinton; owns 420 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, in 1829; came to Iowa in 1854, settled with his parents in Eden Township; located on his present farm in 1875. Married Rebecca H. Wallace, in 1861; she was born in Virginia in 1836; have six children - Morrow R., Alice, Robert, Martha, John, Ann; lost two - Wallace and Charles. (1878 Jackson Township)

Martin, J., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Martin, William, carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Marty, Samuel, blacksmith, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mason, Thomas, Sec. 32. (1878 Fremont Township)

Mason, W. S., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Masser, A., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Mather, H., barber, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Mathews, J. H., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mathews, J. P., agricultural agent. (1878 Taylor Township)

Matter, E., retired farmer . (1878 LeRoy Township)

Matthews, W. A., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Mattox, J. C., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Matzek, Vincel, tailor, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mauriet, P., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Maxfield, J. E., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Maxon, T., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Maxson, J. H., patent right, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Maxson, Simeon, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Harrison, Va., Dec, 10, 1806; came to this county in 1854; has seventy-five acres of land, valued at $3,000. Is a member of the Baptist Church; is one of those who paid off an indebtedness on the church of $2,700. Married Sarah Myers; born in Virginia, Jan. 14, 1813; mother of four children -- George W., born April 16, 1835; Eliza J., born Nov. 3, 1837; Rebecca, born Dec. 10, 1841; John H., born Oct. 17, 1852. Had two sons in the Union army, James and George W.; James was wounded in the battle of Champion Hills; he belonged to the 28th I. V. I.; George W., enlisted in the 77th Ill. V. I.; was in the battle of Chickamauga, was taken prisoner, and was at Andersonville thirteen months; also six months at Libby. Mr. Maxson emigrated to Ohio, and lived there twenty-two years, then came to this place, where he has gained the friendship of all. (1878 Canton Township)

Maxson, W., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

May, James, farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Mayes, John B., farmer, Sec. 31; born in Logan Co., Ohio, Oct. 14, 1858; came to Iowa with his parents when 8 years of age and lived in Blackhawk Co.; came to Vinton Co. in 1873 and is engaged in farming. (1878 Taylor Township)

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

Mayhew, H., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Mayhew, O., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McAdow, James M., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence. Son of James and Mary Wheeler McAdow. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McAdow, James, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence; born in Pennsylvania Jan. 8, 1820. Married Mary Wheeler in Ohio, in 1845; she was born in Dec., 1826; they have six children -- Annie, James M., C. J., Lelah N., Rachel Bell and Samuel. Has eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre, he came to Iowa in 1854; followed carpentering before he came to Iowa, and followed stock dealing the first twelve years in Iowa. Is a member of the A., F. & A. M. Lodge. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McAdow, Jordan, laborer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

McAllister, W. A., grain dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

McBroom, T., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

McCandless, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

McCarery, J., laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McCartney, John, retired lawyer. (1878 Taylor Township)

McCarty, John, Principal Blairstown Academy, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

McCarty, W., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McCaslin, James W., Superintendent Evergreen Cemetery; born in Scott Co., Ind., Feb. 16, 1831; lived there about twenty-five years; came to Iowa in fall of 1856; has been engaged in farming, cooper business and dealing in stock; he has held town, school and road offices. Married Miss Elizabeth Tull, from Scott Co., Indiana, Feb. 21, 1852. (1878 Taylor Township)

McClintock, A. J., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

McClune, J. V., farmer, S. 23; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

McConnell, W. R., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

McCormac, T., laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McCormick, C. M., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

McCormick, D. C., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

McCormick, John, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Lycoming Co., Penn., July 12, 1839 ;came this county in 1868; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Politics, Republican. Married Angellette Smith in 1864; born in Bradford Co., Penn., June 28, 1843; mother of five children -- Oliver, born Dec. 16, 1864; Lizzi born Aug. 24, 1866; Hattie, born Jan. 1, 1868; Bertie and Bertha (twins) born May 19, 1877. Emigrated from Pennsylvania when he was 17 years old; came to Stephenson Co., Ill; lived there three years, thence to Livingston Co.; lived there eight years; came to this county where he has resided since; keeps on an average fifty head of hogs, sixteen head of cattle and six head of horses. (1878 Canton Township)

McCormick, John, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

McCormick, John, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

McCormick, P., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

McCormick, R., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

McCoy, F. A., keeps billiard hall, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

McCoy, H. H., farmer, Sec. 23 ; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

McCoy, J. F., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

McCoy, William W., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

McCulley, H. A. (1878 Taylor Township)

McCulley, James, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Urbanna; born in Pennsylvania in 1818; came to Jefferson Co., Ohio in 1840; then went to Guernsey Co., Ohio in 1849; then went to Tuscarawas Co. in 1852; then went to Guernsey Co. in 1861, and to Benton Co. in 1865; has 120 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Mary A. McCulley in 1841; she was born in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1825; died in 1849, leaving four children -- Eliza M., John H., Mary C. and James A. Married Carterette Fiester in 1850; she was born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, in 1830; died in 1857, leaving one child -- Olinthus A., born in 1854. Married Miss Lucy J. Ward in 1858; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1830; have five children -- Eugene W., Florence L., Elmira J., Jessie V. and Carrie A. Mr. and Mrs. McCulley are members of the Baptist Church. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., Urbanna Lodge, No. 328. (1878 Polk Township)

McCune, E. P., drayman, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

McCune, William H., contractor in brick and stone work, Belle Plaine; was born in Adama Co., Penn., in 1820; in 1831, his parents moved to Darke Co., Ohio, in which county the subject of this sketch married Miss Mary E. McDowell, in 1854; she was born in Miami Co., Ohio, in 1835; they remained in Darke Co. until 1865; they came to Belle Plaine. remaining a short time, thence to Marshalltown, where they remained about eighteen months; they then removed to Union Township, this county, where they purchased a farm, and engaged in farming, which he continued in until 1869; he then rented his farm and moved to Belle Plaine, which place has been their home since; they have six children living -- Sarah E., Mary L., Anna Bella M., Charley A., Harvey and Franc Anita. (1878 Iowa Township)

McCurdy, F. E., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

McDaniels, J. A., fine stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

McDaniels, J. A., Jr., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

McDaniels, James, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

McDaniels, W. R., Sec. 4; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

McDuff, William, wagon maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

McEitt, James, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

McElewain, A., teacher. (1878 Taylor Township)

McElewain, T. C., teacher. (1878 Taylor Township)

McElhaney, S. A., farmer, Sec. 26, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

McElroy, H. H., hardware. (1878 Taylor Township)

McElroy, M., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

McElroy, M., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

McFarland, S., gardener, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

McFarlane, John, lumber and coal yard and agricultural and farm machinery, Florence; born in Canada Oct. 1, 1851; moved to Iowa in Jan., 1874. Mr. McFarlane followed farming in Canada; owns stock and implements and lumber, valued at $3,000. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. With him is Dr. H. Park born in Scotland May 28, 1851; he came to New York in 1859; remained ten years; moved to Fairfax, Iowa; was engaged in the carpenter and building business three years, and moved to Florence in 1877. He held the office as Town Clerk in Fairfax. Has shop and lot, and tools in Fairfax worth $700. (1878 Florence Township)

McGinty, W., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

McGowen, A., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

McGragur, T., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. (1878 Fremont Township)

McGranahan, John H., farmer; Sec. 14; P. O. Watkins; born in Ireland, County Derry, May 13, 1845. Married Martha Ann Compton in Iowa, in 1870; she was born in Ohio in 1852; they have two children -- Sarah Rebecca, born Oct. 1, 1872; Thomas Newton, born Nov. 16, 1876. Has 160 acres land, valued at $25 per acre. Has held the office of Township Trustee four years. Came to Pennsylvania in 1847; moved to Illinois in 1854, and moved to Iowa in 1858. They are members of the Presbyterian Church. Is a son of Samuel McGranahan. (1878 Eldorado Township)

McGranahan, Samuel, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 14; P. O. Watkins; born in Ireland, County Derry, May 1, 1822. Married Rebecca Wallace in Ireland, in 1844; she was born in County Derry, Ireland, Jan., 1823; had twelve children; four are living -- John, Ann, Rebecca Rachel and Mary Eva. Mrs. McGranahan died at the age of 45 years, in Benton Co., Iowa, and Mr. McGranahan married Anna Marrow in 1877; she was born in Ohio in 1849; they have three children -- James Edward, Hugh Harvey, and a baby not named. Has 320 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; has held the office of County Supervisor and School Treasurer in the township thirteen years, and several other town offices. He came to Pennsylvania, and stayed four years, and moved to Illinois and lived four years; moved to Benton Co., in 1858. They are members of the Presbyterian Church. He was one the first in Eldorado Township; the first sermon that was preached in Eldorado was delivered in Mr. McGranahan's barn by Rev. John Baty. He settled 160 acres of land in 1858. (1878 Eldorado Township)

McGraw, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

McGregor, A., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

McGuire, John, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

McHeffer, George, farmer, Sec. 1. (1878 Taylor Township)

McIntire, A. P., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

McIntire, S., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

McKanna, J., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

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

McKechnie, P., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

McKeen, J. M., stock dealer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

McKinnon, Peter, school teacher and Town Assessor, Florence; born in Scotland Dec. 28, 1849. Married Viola M. Younglove in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1871 she was born in Canada Jan. 22, 1851 they have two children -- E. G. and Florence L. Owns a house and lot, valued at $600. Mr. McKinnon came to America in 1852; located in Benton Co., Iowa; has followed school teaching the last ten years; holds the office of Township Assessor. (1878 Florence Township)

McKinnon, W., Jr., renter; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McKinnon, William, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Florence; born in Scotland in 1821. Married Catherine McNicol in Scotland in 1846; she was born in Scotland in 1820; they have eight children living -- John, Peter, Margaret, David, William, Alexander, James and Aberham. Have 126 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; located in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1855. Mr. and Mrs. McKinnon are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. McKinnon made his property in America by his energy in farming. (1878 Florence Township)

McKinstry, R., fine stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

McLane, R. O., farmer; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McLaren, A., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

McLaughlin, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

McLaughlin, Thomas J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

McLead, W., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

McLean, Richard, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

McLean, S. C. (1878 Taylor Township)

McLeod, H., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Palo. (1878 Fremont Township)

McLeod, M., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Palo. (1878 Fremont Township)

McMannes, J. F., trader, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

McMasters, C. A., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

McMillan, John F., Sec. 26, P. O. Vinton; owns 199 acres of land valued at $30 per acre; born in New Castle Co., Delaware, in 1822; came to Iowa in 1857, and located in Harrison Township. Married Nancy Miller in 1846; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1823; have five children - Agnes C., Robert, Charles W., Edward and Miller A. Are members of the Christian Church; Republican. (1878 Harrison Township)

McMiller, R. F., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

McMorris, James, M. D.; the subject of this sketch was born in Crawford Co., Ohio, March 17, A. D., 1836; during his boyhood days the only educational advantages within his reach consisted in what could be obtained in the "old log school house" during the Winter months, the remaining nine months of the year being devoted to labor on the farm; at the age of 20 years, he commenced a course of studies at Oberlin College, Ohio, which was frequently interrupted by being obliged to earn his own funds by teaching school; on leaving college, he turned his attention to the study of medicine, which studies he pursued for four years, at Goshen, Ind.; thinking himself now fully prepared to receive medical lectures understandingly he attended his first term at the University of Michigan, and the second at the Rush Medical College at Chicago, graduating from the latter institution; be commenced the practice of his profession at Goshen, Ind., where he remained several years, removing to his present field of practice at Belle Plaine, Iowa, in Feb., 1869; while pursuing his studies, he was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction for Elkhart Co., Ind., in which position he served the cause of education both faithfully and efficiently during his term of office; in his present location, he has served for five years on the Board of Education, acting as its President for the last three years; he is a member of both the State and Iowa Union Medical Societies, serving the latter as its President during the last year. (1878 Iowa Township)

McNeal, J. S., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Garrison; born in Ohio in 1842; came to this county in 1866; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Married Miss E. F. Bennett; she was born in Ohio; mother of two children. Mr. McNeal enlisted in the 1st Ohio Regt., Co. A in the three months call; afterward enlisted in the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Co. A; was at the siege of Vicksburg; was discharged, by losing voice from exposure, after the capture of Vicksburg; afterward enlisted in the 136th Ohio National Guards, and stationed at Washington until the close of the war; was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, at Camp Chase. (1878 Big Grove Township)

McNee, William, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Florence; born in Scotland Sept. 24, 1830. Married Elizabeth McKinnon in Linn Co., Iowa, in 1858; she was born in Scotland in 1828; they have five children -- W. A., John Malcom, David, Norman and Elizabeth Catherine. Mr. and Mrs. McNee are members of the United Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McNie, M. F., farmer, P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

McQuilkin, J. M., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

McQuilkin, R. R., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. La Porte City; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1814; removed to Benton Co. in 1862; has 870 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Isabel Wylie in 1842; she was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1819; they have eight children - Margaret A., Robert W., Martha J., Mary B., Andrew A., John N., William T., David K. Republican. Has held the office of School Director, Road Supervisor, and Justice of the Peace six years. Mr. and Mrs. McQuilkin and all their children are members of the Presbyterian Church. (1878 Bruce Township)

McQuilkin, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. La Porte City; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1818; came to Benton Co. in 1865; has 149 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Miss Kerr in 1847; she was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1822; they have five children - Joseph K., Robert R., Flora B., Nana J., Archie D. Justice of the Peace six years and County Supervisor. Mr. and Mrs. McQuilken are members of and he an Elder of the Presbyterian Church for twenty-five years. (1878 Bruce Township)

McQuin, B., clerk, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

McQuinn, B. J., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

McQuire, E., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

McReynolds, P., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

McShea, Michael, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

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

McWhorter, E. T., stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

McWhorter, J. T., stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mead, A. L., road master N. W. Railroad, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mead, D. W., farmer; P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Meaks, F., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Means, W. W., City Marshal, Vinton; born in Portage Co., Ohio, June 14, 1832; moved to Indiana and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; came to Iowa by wagon, being five weeks on the way; arrived here in July, 1855, and went to work at his trade. Was in the army; enlisted in 28th Reg. Iowa Inf., Co. D; was in battles of Sabine Cross Roads, Yellow Bayou, and returned with the regiment. Holds office of City Marshal and is serving his tenth term. Married Miss T. E. Slattery, from the State of New York, in May, 1852; they have six children - Harriet E., Alice M., Fanny C., Missouri R., William T. and Edward C.; lost one son. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mease, J. P., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Mease, J. P., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Meehan, Edward, carpenter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

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

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

Mehan, A., stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mehan, Edmond. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mein, H., laborer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Mein, M., retired farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Meirr, C., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Mekins, Henry, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Melwin, W. T., gunsmith. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mentzer, D. W., merchant, Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Mercer, B. H., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Merchant, A., blacksmith, Garrison; born in Fayette Co., Ohio, in 1836; came to Iowa in 1859, and settled in Big Grove Township. Married Susan A. Baker in 1861; she was born in Virginia in 1844; have five children - George W., Mary Rosa, Louie L., James and Nettie. Enlisted in Co. H, 6th I.V.C., in 1862; discharged in 1865. Democrat. (1878 Jackson Township)

Merchant, Jonah, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Merchant, W., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Meredith, Marion, Doctor, physician and surgeon; born in Decatur Co; Ind., May 21, 1831; received his education and studied medicine and graduated at the Medical College of Ohio in 1866; he was Surgeon of the 68th Ind. V.I. during the war; came to Vinton in 1866, and has practiced his profession here since; has held the office of President of the Iowa Union Medical Society, and is physician for the State College of the Blind. Married Miss Sarah F. Lathrop, from Decatur Co., Ind., May 21, 1856; they have one adopted daughter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mericle, A., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Merideth, W. J., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Polk Township)

Merrel, O. L., harness maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Merrill, J. C. (1878 Iowa Township)

Merriman, C. B., Merchant, Blairstown; was born in Henry Co., Ill., on the 20th of January, 1839; moved to this county in 1866, and settled in St. Clair Township, where he engaged in farming until 1875; he then moved to Blairstown and engaged in his present business. He married Miss Raser, in Henry Co., Ill., on the 8th of Dec., 1861; she was born in Ohio, on the 14th of July, 1841. During the war of the rebellion, Mr. Merriman answered his country's call for recruits to defend the flag of the union of our fathers; he enlisted in Co. K, 112th Ill. V. I., in Aug., 1862, and was honorably discharged in July, 1865; during the time he was in the service, he was engaged in seventy-two skirmishes aside from the following battles: Franklin, siege of Knoxville, Mt. Sully, Lenora Station, Louden, Bear Station, Charleston, Town Creek, Wilmington, Goldsborough, Raleigh and Greensboro, N. C., in which battle General Johnston surrendered to General Sherman. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Merringer, George, shoemaker, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Merritt, Charles, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Merritt, G., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Merritt, R., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Mess, E., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Messenger, J. J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Mette, A., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Meyer, C., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Meyer, F. F., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Meyer, Henry J., Sec. 25; P. O. Luzerne; born in Holstein, Germany, in 1841; emigrated to Davenport, Iowa, in 1865; thence to Benton Co. in 1868; has 280 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Married Elsabea Peters in 1868; she was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1842; they have five children -- Henry N., born in 1869; Anna M., born in 1871; Emma E., born in 1874; Herman H., born in 1875; Maria K., born in 1877. Independent in politics. School Director five years; Trustee one year. Members of the Lutheran Church. (1878 Homer Township)

Meyer, J. H., butcher, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Meyers, George, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Meyers, H., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Meyers, H., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Meyers, Harmon J., butcher, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Meyocks, John, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Michal, M., brewer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mickey, J., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Mickey, John, stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mickey, L. W., gardener. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mickey, M., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Mickey, Samuel, stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mickey, William, stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mickulaki, J., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Mier, A. B., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Union Township)

Mikiel, N., Sr., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Mikiel, N., Jr., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O.. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Miles, J. M., harness maker, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Miles, S., keeps boarding house, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miles, W. H., jeweler, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, A., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, A., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Miller, Alex, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Miller, C., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Miller, C. W., grocer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, C. W., retired, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, D. D., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Miller, D. L., Proprietor livery stable, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, David, shoemaker, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Miller, E. L., minister. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, E. S., shoemaker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, G., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Miller, G. A., tenant farmer, P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Miller, H., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Miller, H. B., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Blairstown; born in Cedar Co., Iowa, March 16, 1851. Son of Henry Miller and (Miss) Johnson Miller. Married Miss S. C. Herring in 1873; she was born in Ohio in 1855; they have one child -- Warren Benton. Has 200 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Evangelical Church. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Miller, H. F., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Miller, H. G., carpenter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, H. T., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Miller, Harry, carpenter, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Miller, Henry, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Blairstown; was born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, April, 1825. Married Miss Johnson in Cedar Co., Iowa, in 1849; she was born in Ohio; they have eight children -- H. B., William H., E. J., John W., Charles, Homer McCleanan, Edwin Lee and Carrie Asbareen. Mr. Miller was one of the earliest settlers in the State of Iowa; came to this State in 1836; located in Cedar Co.; followed milling ten years; carried on business in Muscatine two years and moved into Benton Co. in 1863. Mr. Miller has 800 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; fine buildings, grounds, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Evangelical Church. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Miller, Henry, shoemaker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, Henry. (1878 Homer Township)

Miller, Hoover, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, Isaac, merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, J. A., grocer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, J. D., blacksmith, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Miller, J. F., blacksmith, Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Miller, J. M., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Miller, J. M., Proprietor livery stable, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, J. R. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, John, shoemaker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, John, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Miller, John C., retired farmer; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn, March 6, 1806; lived in Pennsylvania twenty-five years. Married Miss Margaret McKinstry, of Pennsylvania, in 1827; they moved to Ohio in 1831, and lived there nine years; in 1840, they came by wagon there, nine in family, to Iowa, and arrived in Davenport Oct. 4 and only had 75 cents in money; they were among the early settlers; only a very few buildings of any kind were there; he engaged in farming; they used to have to go to Dubuque to mill, and the snow was so deep at times they could not go, and lived only on potatoes and meat six weeks, without flour or bread; it was a hard struggle, but by industry, economy and good management he secured a competency. His wife died, leaving six children; in 1873, he married Mrs. G. White; she was one of the earliest settlers in this State; he sold his farm and came to Vinton in 1875. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, John H., Cashier of Farmers Exchange Bank, Shellsburg; was born in Schenectady Co., N. Y., March 4, 1831; came to this county in 1865. Married Harriet Pratt; she was born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., July 24, 1839; mother of three children -- Edgar J., born Jan. 19, 1864; Amy K., July 23, 1866 and, Carrie B., Nov. 17, 1868. Emigrated from New York in 1858 to Walworth Co., Wis.; lived there about six years, then came to Benton Co., where he engaged in the mercantile business until three years ago; since that time, has been in the banking business, and held the office of Cashier. The stockholders are John Parker (President), John H. Miller (Cashier), J. L. Budd, P. M. Harbut, William Krader, B. R. Dwiggins and Thomas C. Armstrong. (1878 Canton Township)

Miller, Levi S., of the firm Tinkham & Miller, grocers; was born in Highland Co., Ohio, Jan 7, 1829; lived in Ohio twenty-six years; learned the trade of merchant tailor; came to Marysville, Benton Co.; was clerk in store; came to Vinton in 1858; started in the tailoring business; was also in the insurance business; engaged in the grocery business with J. L. Tinkham in July, 1866; they have been in business twelve years. Has held the office of Town Clerk six years, and City Assessor four years; also Township Assessor; holds the office of Mayor of Vinton; was elected March, 1878, Married Miss Sarah Jane Hughey, from Ohio; they have five children - Sarah A., Charles W., John A., Laura B. and James E.; lost one daughter - Mary E. (1878 Taylor Township)

Miller, P. M., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Miller, Paul, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg; born Washington Co., Penn., Sept. 15, 1815; came to this county in 1855; has 210 acres of land, valued at $5,250. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Catherine Jones July 26, 1838; she was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, May 26, 1817; mother of nine living children -- James J., born May 21 1839; Martha J., March 6, 1842; Barbara A., Jan. 28, 1844; Lucinda M., Oct. 10, 1845; Anna M., May 7, 1847; John W., May 29, 1850; Paul M., June 4, 1854; Emma M., July 24, 1857, and Alice E., May 29, 1860. Emigrated from Pennsylvania to Ohio, and lived there eighteen years; thence to this county in company with thirty persons; came through with teams, camped out and did their own cooking; he has resided here ever since. When he first came here, be moved into a shanty on Cedar River, about sixteen feet square; could look through the roof and count the stars; has a very fine orchard of 400 trees of the choicest fruit; for his bedstead used poles cut from the grove; used clapboards for slats. (1878 Canton Township)

Miller, S. W., retired merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Miller, W., tenant farmer; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Miller, W., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Miller, W. T., farmer, Sec. 29. (1878 Taylor Township)

Millhouse, G., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Millions, Isaac C., grain dealer. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mills, D. W., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mills, J. A., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Milne, A., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Minard, J., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Miner, Hiram, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Minish, N., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Minott, S., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mirkmans, D., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Mirkmans, M., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Miskimen, George William, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Dec. 26, 1826; came to this county in the Spring of 1850; has 110 acres of land, valued at $3,300. Married Sarah J. Moody in 1856; she was born in Carroll Co., Ohio, Feb. 24, 1863; has two children -- Amanda, born Dec. 19, 1857, and Mahala J., April 3, 1861; lost two children -- Edward, born Jan. 1, 1860, died Jan. 26, 1860; Lizzie, born March 26, 1863, died Oct. 20, 1864. Emigrated to this Township in 1850; came via Zanesville, Ohio, and took boat down the Ohio river to Cairo; thence up the Mississippi to Keokuk; from there footed it to this county. The first three years worked out by the month for $10 per month, and eight months for $12; then to improving his land. Shellsburg was not thought of at that time. (1878 Canton Township)

Miskimen, Harry H., P. O. Shellsburg; born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, May 17, 1835; came to this county in Fall of 1852. Married Harriet D. White; she was born in Carroll Co., Ohio, Jan. 10, 1844; has seven children -- William C., Orlando H., Thomas L., Carrie, Sarah, Albert and Harry. Enlisted in 8th Iowa V. I., Company D, and served three years; was in several engagements; was at Pittsburg Landing, and was wounded, taken prisoner and taken to Tuscaloosa; was in prison fifty-five days; was paroled and went back from there to St. Louis; held there until he was exchanged; was at Jackson, Miss., rear of Vicksburg at the siege of Vicksburg; was with Banks on his Red River Expedition; from there went to Memphis; also, was at the battle of Tupelo against Forrest; was one of the sixteen pioneer corps under A. J. Smith; discharged and mustered out at Davenport. (1878 Canton Township)

Miskimen, John, laborer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Miskimin, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Dysart; born in Delaware July 18, 1813; removed to Richland Co., Ohio, in 1832; thence to Indiana in 1851; thence to Benton Co. in 1854; has 123 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Elizabeth Leedy in 1836; she was born in Ohio Dec. 5, 1818. An Old Line Whig, and now a Republican. County Supervisor three years. He is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Miskimin was one of the early settlers, there being no settler within twelve miles of here on the west at the time he came to this county. (1878 Monroe Township)

Mitchel, A., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Mitchell, A., Jr., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Mitchell, H., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Mitchell, Irwin, butter and eggs. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mitchell, J., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Mitchell, James R., Superintendent Benton County Poor Farm, Sec. 22; born in Scott Co., Ky., July 4, 1837; when 7 years old moved to Indiana; lived there ten years, and came by wagon to Benton Co., and arrived here Sept. 24, 1854; located in Vinton. Was in the army; enlisted in Co. D, 28th Iowa V.I.; was in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hills, siege of Vicksburg, New Orleans, up the Red River with General Banks, in the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, then in Virginia under Sheridan, in the battles of Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek; was slightly wounded in the head at the battle of Cedar Creek; was in the service three years. He was appointed by the Board of Supervisors Superintendent of the Poor Farm of this county in the Fall of 1877. Married Miss Laura Knapp, from Indiana, in 1857; she died Sept. 25, 1875; they had three children; lost them all. Married Miss Jane Culver, from this State, Nov. 14, 1876. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mitchell, John, farmer, Sec. 1 P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Mitchell, Moses, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Mitchell, W., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Fairfield. (1878 Fremont Township)

Moeller, H. D., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

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

Mofford, W. J., farmer; Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mohler, James, rtr., Sec. 27; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Mohr, G., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Molcen, A., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Moller, Rudolph, merchant, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Mondle, C., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Monet, Montague W., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Montcreiff, D., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Montcreiff, J. D., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Moody, William, laborer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Moon, A. B., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Moore, C. M., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Moore, C. W., mail carrier, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Moore, E., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Moore, F. P.; P. O. Dysart; born in Wood Co., Ohio, in 1850; removed to Marshall Co., Iowa, in 1866; thence to Benton Co., in 1867. Married Katie A. Machamer in 1870; she was born in Schuylkill Co., Penn., in 1850; three children - Herbie E., born July, 1871; Fred E., born June 4, 1873; Charles J., born Oct. 21, 1877. Republican. (1878 Monroe Township)

Moore, H., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Moore, Hubbard, carpenter and builder, firm of Bloodgood & Moore; born in Essex Co., Vt., Nov. 19, 1819; lived in Vermont eighteen years, and then went to Wisconsin in 1838, and lived there eleven years; learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; went to California in 1849; lived there two years; came to Bremer Co., Iowa in 1864, and came to Vinton in 1868, and engaged in the building business. Married Emma G. Peck, from Massachusetts, in 1858; she died in 1861. Married Kate Peck, from Massachusetts, in 1863; has two children - Louisa A. and Stephen W.; lost two children in infancy. (1878 Taylor Township)

Moore, J., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Moore, J. M., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Moore, J. W., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Moore, W. C., farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

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

Mordoff, F., train dispatcher, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Morey, Austin, laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Morey, D., railroad laborer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Morey, G. W., carpet weaver, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Morgan, A. W., miller, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Morgan, R. H., engineer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Morgan, W. A., Sec. 31; P. O. Dryden; born in Tioga Co., Penn., Oct. 12, 1842; removed to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1854, thence to Benton Co. in 1862; has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Susan Byam, 1866; she was born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., Oct. 10 1841; they have four children -- Alf, born Jan. 7, 1868; Hubert, born March 19, 1871; Cora, born Aug. 4, 1872; Harry, born Oct. 3, 1875. Republican in politics. Was Assessor three years, Justice two years, School Director four years. Enlisted in Sept., 1862, in the 6th I. V. C.; participated in the battle of White Stone Hill, in the frontier skirmishes, etc. (1878 Homer Township)

Morris, Charles, carpenter, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Morris, J., farmer, Sec. 18 P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Morrison, E. G., photographer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Morrison, R., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Morrow, J. A., grain merchant. (1878 Taylor Township)

Morton, Andrew, dairyman. (1878 Taylor Township)

Morton, D. R., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Morton, M. D., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mosebergh, C., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Moses, H. D., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Mooreville; born in Allegany Co., N.Y., in 1836; came to Benton Co. in 1861; has 302 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Rhoda Williams in 1861; she was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1835; they have six children -- Albert M., Elmer, Arthur, Minnie, Johnie and Libbie. Democratic. Has held the offices of Road Supervisor and School Director, Member of Trowel Lodge (Masonic), 216, La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Mosier, D., farmer, Sec. 3 P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Mosier, J. S., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Mosnat, J. J., attorney at law, Belle Plaine; born in Bohemia Sept 28, 1849; came to the United States with his parents in 1853, settled in Weston, Mo., where they remained until 1862, when they moved to Wisconsin, and to this place in 1870; studied law with Johnson & Tewksbury; afterward attended the law department of the Iowa State University; graduated in June, 1874; speaks Bohemian, English and German fluently; began the practice of law here in October, 1874. Was married Nov. 10, 1875, to Julia E. Ricker; she was born in Manitowoc, Wis., March 3, 1855; have two children - Roy H., and an infant; served one year as City Attorney. (1878 Iowa Township)

Moss, C. E., farmer, Sec. 23. (1878 Taylor Township)

Moss, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 23. (1878 Taylor Township)

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

Mossman, B., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Mossman, J. H., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Mossman, W., retired farmer; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Mott, M. C., laborer, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Moulds, Samuel, farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Moulton, G. C., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Burk. (1878 Polk Township)

Mount, C. V., jeweler. (1878 Taylor Township)

Moyer, John Z., proprietor of the City Market; born in Northampton Co., Penn., Feb. 28, 1838; lived there sixteen years; lived in New Jersey twelve years, and returned to Pennsylvania for some years, and came to Vinton, Iowa; engaged in the market business Jan. 1, 1877. Married Miss Gertrude Correll, from Pennsylvania, in 1865; they have three sons - Edward, Clarence and Joseph; lost two sons - Henry and Charles. (1878 Taylor Township)

Moyer, S. G., Deputy Clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Mueller, W., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Muller, C., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Mulvarney, J., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Mundt, W., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

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

Murphy, E., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Murphy, H., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Murphy, J., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Murphy, R., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Murphy, S., farmer, P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Murphy, S., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Murphy, W. F., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Murray, James, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Murray, W. H., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Murray, William, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Murry, William, livestock, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Mushawick, W., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Myer, J., laborer, Sec. 17; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Myers, A. J., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Myers, C., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Myers, J., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Myers, W., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Napier, Alex, farmer; P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Narbee, Emanuel, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. La Porte City; born in Stephenson Co. Ill., in 1855; removed to Benton Co. in 1857; has 280 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Democratic in politics. (1878 Bruce Township)

Narber, Ellas, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 18; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Pennsylvania Sept. 8, 1844; came to this county in 1857; has 319 acres of land, valued at $10,000. Married Esther Phillips in 1868; she was born in Indiana, Nov. 26, 1850; mother of three children -- Clara, born Feb. 6, 1870; Laura, July 27, 1872, and infant, Jan. 20, 1878. Emigrated from Pennsylvania to Indiana; stayed there a short time, and then came to Stephenson Co., Ill., and from there came to this county. Mr. Narber's principal business is stock; has a fine farm and good home. (1878 Canton Township)

Narber, George, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 18; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Lycoming Co., Penn., Oct. 23, 1820; came to this county in 1857; has 1,630 acres of land, valued at $46,000. Married Nancy Gordner; she was born in Lycoming Co., Penn.; mother of six children -- Ellis, born Aug. 8, 1844; Bartley, Nov. 16, 1846; Luther, April 11, 1852; Emanuel, March 24, 1855; Irvine, Dec. 31, 1857; Homer, Aug. 20, 1860. Emigrated to Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1851; lived there six years, and then came to this county, where he has been engaged in and stock raising; raises on an average 9,000 bushels of corn yearly; turns off from forty to eighty head of cattle and from fifty to eighty head of hogs; raised one year 3,000 bushels of wheat, and sold it at $1.60, making $4,800; he is one of the largest landowners, probably, in the county, and amongst the wealthiest men. When he came here there were but few settlers between him and Blairstown. (1878 Canton Township)

Narber, Luther, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 9; P. O. Vinton; born in Stephenson Co., Ill., April 11, 1852; came to this county in 1857; has 160 acres of land, valued at $6,400. Mr. Narber is a young man starting out; has a fine farm, good stock and stands well to be with the solid farmers of the county; has one of the finest groves in the township, of three acres; has a good spring in his hog yard, making one of the best places for raising pork. (1878 Eden Township)

Narbor, Emanuel, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Nauman, J., dealer in hardware, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Neal, John, farmer and stock raiser; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Harrison Co., Va., Sept. 3, 1826; came to this county in June, 1856; has 174 acres of land, valued at $8,000. Is a member of the Baptist Church. For his first wife married Mary A. Maxson; she died in Oct., 1863; by her he had one son -- Simeon W., born 1854. For his second wife, married Eliza Maxson; she was born in Allen Co., Ohio; mother of one child -- Chalmer, born Sept. 13, 1873. Emigrated from Virginia when he was but a child not 2 years old; came to Champaign, Ohio; lived there six years; from there to Allen Co., Ohio; lived there twenty-one years; thence to this county; when he came here there was no house south of him in this township. Mr. Neal came here with a team and $113, and by hard work and economy has made a good home. (1878 Canton Township)

Neal, Simeon W., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Nees, Ole O., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Neibes, J., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Neisch, J., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Kane Township)

Nelson, C., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nelson, Carl, laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nelson, G., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Nelson, H. P., laborer, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nelson, J. A., proprietor of boot and shoe shop, Blairstown; was born in Mercer Co., Penn., 9th of Jan., 1829; came from there to Peoria Co., Ill.; remained there until 1829; he then went to Colorado, where he remained until 1862; he then returned to Illinois, and lived in Peoria until 1864; then he moved to Moline, Ill., remaining there until March, 1865; he then moved to this town, where he has since followed his business of boot and shoemaking. He was a member of the Town Council, four years. Married Lucy A. Robinsaft, in Peoria Co., Ill., on the 28th of April, 1858; she was born in the State of New York Aug. 8, 1834. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nelson, James, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Nelson, John, horse dealer, P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Nelson, John, Jr., laborer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Nenaber, H., Jr., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Nenaber, H., Sr., Sec. 33; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Nenaber, Harmon, Sec. 33; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eden Township)

Neubauer, S., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Nevin, J. R., farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Nevin, William, laborer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Newell, Chauncey, farmer; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Newell, L., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Newland, James, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Newmeyer, H., farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Newton, A., Justice of the Peace, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Newton, Isaac, laborer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Newton, L. W., painter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Newton, William, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Nibendah., W., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Nicademus, C., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Nich, A., cigar maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Nichols, A. J., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nichols, C. S., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Nichols, J., farmer, Sec. 3 ; P. O. La Porte city. (1878 Bruce Township)

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

Nichols, John D., attorney at law; born in Canada West July 22, 1834, lived there twenty- two years, and learned carriage making; came to Iowa and studied law with Traer & Gilchrist, of Vinton, and was admitted to the bar in 1872; has practiced his profession here since then. He represents this District in the Iowa State Senate, being elected in 1876. Married Miss Sarah Stevens, from Canada, in 1854; she died in 1870, leaving four sons - Malcolm E., Clarence, Clifford G. and Frank Benn. Married Miss P. J. Breman, from Canada, in Iowa Falls, March, 1872. (1878 Taylor Township)

Nicholson, Robert, merchant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Nickelson, David, night police. (1878 Taylor Township)

Nicodemus, Albert D., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Pennsylvania June 2, 1845. Married Elizabeth Faulkender in Illinois in 1869; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1849; have three children -- Ida May, Mary, and Sarah. Have eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; followed school teaching in Pennsylvania and Illinois five Winters, and moved to Illinois in 1867, and to Iowa in 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Nicodemus are members of the German Baptist Church. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Nicolaisen, Peter, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Luzerne; was born in Denmark In 1812. In 1832 he enlisted in the Denmark standing army is Corporal and remained in the service until 1838; was also a member of the militia of that country from 1838 until 1851. He married Miss Hansine Paulina Maria Dethmer, in Copenhagen, Denmark (which was her birthplace); she was born in 1805; they came to this country in 1851; lived in New York three years; came to this county in 1854; they own 82 acres of land; they have one child living in this township - Petra Hansine; she married R. Olsen, in this county in 1868. They own 108 acres of land. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nieland, Henry, farmer, Sec. 5, P. O. Luzerne; owns 320 acres of land; was born in Germany, in 1821; came to this country in 1854, and settled in Clayton Co., this State; remained there until 1865, then moved to this Township, which, has been his home since. He married Mary Lemmerinmann in Germany, in 1846; she was born in 1824. Mr. Nieland entered the army, in Germany, in 1842, and served until 1848. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nihart, E., farmer, S. 12; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Nihart, N., farmer, S. 12; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Nisley, J. K., tenant farmer; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Nissen, A., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Niswonger, M. L., merchant, of the firm of Niswonger & Thomson, dealers in fancy dry goods, notions ready made clothing, hate and caps boots and shoes, etc.; Luzerne. Niswonger was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 18401 came to this State in 1865; remained one year in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co.; came to this town (Luzerne) in 1866; commenced business here in 1869, and has been Postmaster at this place seven years. Married Miss Elizabeth Kooser at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., this State in 1866; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1842; they have three children -- Jennie, born in this county in 1867; Craig born in this county in 1870; Maggie, born in this county in 1877. During the war of the rebellion Mr. Niswonger enlisted in Co. D, 15th Penn. Cav., in 1862 was honorably discharged at the close of the war in 1865; he was in many severe skirmishes, and in the battles of Stone River, Chattanooga and Chickamauga. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Nixon, Alexander, blacksmith. (1878 Taylor Township)

Nixon, James, blacksmith. (1878 Taylor Township)

Noble, Isband, farmer, Sec. 4; born in Ontario, Canada, April 16, 1827; lived there twenty-three years and came to Benton Co., Iowa, in November 1850; he and his brother lived in a cabin on the river bottom during the Winter; in the Spring, he went to Minnesota. In 1852, he returned to Canada; married Miss Hannah P. Geddes, sister of General James L. Geddes, of Iowa College, Oct. 27, 1852; she was born in Edinburgh, Scotland; they came to this county in November, 1852, and located where they now live, and entered land from the government; they were among the earliest settlers; only one man in this neighborhood that was here when they came. Has held township and school offices. It used to take him three and four days with ox team to go to mill at Cedar Rapids and return, leaving his wife alone; she was as brave as he; the Indians and wolves did not frighten her; when they came, they had but little, and now own over 600 acres of land; they have five children - James A., Isband, Libbie, Andrew and Charles G. (1878 Taylor Township)

Noble, Isband, Jr., farmer, Sec. 4. (1878 Taylor Township)

Noble, James S., farmer, Sec. 4. (1878 Taylor Township)

Noe, Arza B., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Noe, Ben W., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Noe, Isaac P., carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Nolan, J., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Nolan, T., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Norak, John, laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Norland, J. J., farmer, Sec. 13. P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Norland, J. P., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Norland, S. J., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

North, L. F., retired farmer, P. O. Shellsburg; born in Geauga Co., Ohio, May 17, 1815; came to this county in 1841; has 200 acres of land, valued at $6,000. Belongs to the United Brethren Church. Held the office of County Commissioner five years; also was the first Postmaster in the township. Married Ruth Ann Bartholomew; born in Ashtabula Co, Ohio, Oct. 17, 1819; mother of six living children -- Mary L., born in this county January 8, 1843; Sylvia A., May 15, 1845; Luman B., Feb. 26, 1847; Benjamin F., Oct. 8, 1849; Jason N., May 31, 1851; Columbus, Oct. 24 1856. Emigrated to Hancock Co., Ill., in 1838, in the Spring; lived there one year, then came to Linn Co., Iowa, the year that the county was located; lived there about two years, and then came to this county, and located on the place now owned by Andrew Luther. When Mr. North came to Linn Co., he made a claim on the east part of what is now Cedar Rapids, when there was but one building there, in which a man of the name of Osgood Shepherd lived, and only one log cabin in Marion, the present county seat; when he came to Linn Co., he was a poor man; came with a man of the name of James Wiley; borrowed $15 to get through; used what were called Jackson bedsteads; bored two holes in the wall and used one leg; made a cupboard out of a store box; split puncheons for floor; Mr. and Mrs. North ground seven bushels of buckwheat in a coffee-mill; used to grate corn on an old tin pan punched full of holes; they came in an early day, when they had to endure all the privations of a frontier life. (1878 Canton Township)

North, S. D., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Northrop, J. R., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Nuel, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Nytting, Ira G., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Dysart; born in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., in 1842; removed to Davenport, Iowa, in 1851, thence to Iowa Co., Iowa, in 1871, thence to Benton Co., in 1873; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Maranda Tollman in 1864; she was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1844; they have three children -- Evert, born in 1864; Florence, born in 1867; Esther, born in 1875. Republican. School Director, Road Supervisor, and President of the School Board. (1878 Homer Township)

O'Brien, J., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

O'Brien, James, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

O'Brien, John, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

O'Brien, T., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

O'Brien, T., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

O'Brien, Thomas, teamster, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

O'Connell, C., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Odell, M. G., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Odwarker, Charles, retired hardware dealer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Offt, Eggert, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

O'Hara, Edward, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Cedar Rapids. (1878 Fremont Township)

Ohde, H., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Ohge, Charles, wagon maker, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Okey, Wood, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Oliver, L. D., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Oliver, S. E., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Olsen, Peter, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Olson, Christopher, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Olson, Knudt, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Olson, Ole, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Olson, Ole G., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Olson, Peter C., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Florence. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Olson, Rasmus, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Olsson, Nelson, physician, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

O'Neal, T. K., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

O'Neel, James, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Oppelt, Alvin. (1878 Jackson Township)

Oppelt, S. C., plasterer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Oppelt, W. H., farmer, Sec. 6. (1878 Taylor Township)

Orchird, Andrew, saloon, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Orten, Fred, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Osborn, T. F., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Spencer's Grove. (1878 Polk Township)

Osgood, S. R., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Osterkamp, H., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

O'Sullivan, J. B., Principal of public school, Blairstown; was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, July 16, 1847; moved with his parents to Jo Daviess Co., Ill., in 1852; thence to Jackson Co., this State, which county he made his home for twenty years; he followed his profession as teacher a number of years; he came to this town in April, 1876; was appointed Principal of the school in Sept., 1876. Was married to Miss C. T. Davey, in this place, Nov. 14, 1876; they have one child -- Mary Winifred, born in this town Sept. 12, 1877. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Ottson, George, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Outland, J., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Overbeck, J. A., farmer; P. Luzerne; was born in Clayton Co., this State, Sept. 8, 1854. He married Miss Mena Wencel, in Luzerne, this county, March 3, 1878; she was born in LeRoy Township, this county, May 28, 1858. Mr. J. A. Overbeck's father (William Overbeck), was born in Germany, where he married Louisa Kramer; they came to Clayton Co., this State, in 1845, thus becoming one of the pioneer families in that county. Mrs. J. A. Overbeck's father (F. Wencel) was born in Germany; he married Louisa Kollman; they came to this county some time previous to 1858, and were among the first families that settled in this portion of the county. (1878 LeRoy Township)

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

Overland, Jesse, engineer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Owens, Garrett, farmer, Sec. 33. (1878 Taylor Township)

Owens, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Palo; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., Aug. 21, 1842; has 490 acres of land, valued at $14,700. Married Ruth Ann Scott; born in Cedar Co., Iowa, June 28, 1848; mother of four children -- John A., born Oct. 18, 1869; Carrie M., March 2, 1871; Mary M., Feb. 5, 1873; Charles A., Sept. 23, 1877. Emigrated to Cedar Co., Iowa, in 1851; lived there eighteen years, then came to this county. Enlisted in the 35th I. V. I., Co. H; went in the service as a private, and was promoted to Sergeant; was in the service nearly three years; was in the battles of Jackson, Miss., siege of Vicksburg, second battle of Jackson, Fort De Rucy, on the Red River Expedition, De Glaze, Lake Chick and Tupelo, where he received a severe wound in leg; carried the bullet in his leg eighteen months; came near losing his leg; was laid up nearly two years. (1878 Fremont Township)

Packard, F. A., physician and surgeon, Shellsburg; born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., July 9, 1851; came to this county Nov. 17, 1875; does a business in drugs of about six thousand dollars a year. Married Dyanthia Lake in 1876; she was born in Jackson Co., Iowa, in Nov., 1856; mother of one child -- Lawrence, born March 8, 1877. Studied medicine at Milton Falls, Vt., and graduated at Burlington University and State Agricultural, Society, Vt., in 1872, and has a good office practice. (1878 Canton Township)

Packard, George A., Sec. 10; P. O. Mt. Auburn; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., in 1828; came to Iowa in 1865, and settled on his present farm. Married Margaret Sheip in 1872; she was born in Germany in 1845; Mrs. Packard is a member of the Lutheran Church. (1878 Cedar Township)

Pagel, C., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Paige, Samuel, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 29; P. O. Garrison; born in Merrimack Co., N. H., Dec. 14, 1832; came to this county in the Fall of 1857; has 240 acres of land, valued at $10,000. Married Mary M. Schoonover; she was born in New York April, 1835; mother of six children -- Lucy Ann, Mary Alma, Oliver L., David E., Ira W., John. Emigrated from New Hampshire to Muscatine Co., Iowa, where he lived about three years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since; was among the earliest settlers in the township; when he came there it was in its wild state; there was only one shanty between here and Blairstown, that being a sod shanty built by a man name of Kanan. Has a fine grove of seven acres, planted by his own hands; raises on an average about sixty-five acres of corn yearly or 2,500 bushels; wheat, 200 bushels; oats, 600 bushels; turns off seventy head of hogs and about a car load of cattle. Mr. Paige has one of the finest Short-Horn bulls in the county, by which he is improving his stock, and is one of the thriving farmers of the county. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Paine, James, harness maker, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Palda, Alois, cigar maker; Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Palmer, A. H., farmer, Sec 2, P. O. Vinton; born in Wayne Co., Mich., in 1850; removed to Benton Co., in 1877; has eighty acres, valued at $35 per acre. Married Miss Dora A. Coonley in 1873; she was born in Illinois in 1858; they have one child -- Lida A., born in 1876. Republican. (1878 Monroe Township)

Palmer, H. N., drugs, books and stationery; born in Richland Co., Ohio, Oct. 27, 1843; lived in Ohio until 12 years of age, when he came to Vinton in 1854; has lived here twenty-four years; he has been engaged in the drug, book and stationery business since 1866. Married Miss Nellie Cleveland from Michigan, in January, 1872; they have two children - Paul Correll and Florence May. (1878 Taylor Township)

Palmer, T. S., druggist; born in Richland Co., Ohio, July 17, 1825; lived there until 21 years of age, then went South, to Tennessee and St. Louis, and came to Burlington, Iowa, in April 1848; in the Spring of 1849, he went overland to California; returned in 1851 to Ohio, and came to Vinton in April 1852, being one of the earliest settlers, there being no one in business here now that was here when he came; he engaged in the drug business in 1855. Has held town and school offices. Married Miss Nancy Hale, from Richland Co., Ohio, in May, 1853; they have three children - Walter S., Etta and Charles S.; they have lost one daughter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Palmer, W. S., clerk, drug store. (1878 Taylor Township)

Palmer, W. S., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Palmerter, J. C., farmer, Sec. 7. (1878 Taylor Township)

Pangburn, Levi W., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Paris, Benjamin, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Park, David H., clerk, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Park, G. R., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Fairfax. (1878 Florence Township)

Parker, D. K., merchant, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Parker, Daniel, P. O. Paul; born in Indiana in 1828; removed to Clinton Co., Ohio in 1837 thence to Grant Co., Ind., in 1847 thence to Kosciusko Co., Ind., in 1853; thence to Lee Co., Ill., in 1867, thence to Benton Co., in Oct., 1877. Married Elizabeth J. Sisk in 1857; she was born in Wayne Co., Ind., in 1837; two children -- Sarah M., born in 1859; Chester M., born in 1861. Democratic. Member of the Grange; Mrs. Parker is a member of the Dunkard Church. (1878 Homer Township)

Parker, H. E., carpenter, Sec. 14; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Parker, J. E., farmer, Sec. 16 P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Parker, John, farmer and President of the Farmers' Exchange Bank, Shellsburg, Sec. 36; born in Ireland in 1817; came to this county in the Fall of 1849; has 600 acres of land, valued at from $16,000 to $20,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Harriet Kirkpatrick; she was born in Ohio April 5, 1833; they have five children -- David K., born July 20, 1855; Thomas A., Oct. 13, 1857; Nancy A., July 18, 1860; Sarah A., June 6, 1864; Mattie E., Sept. 9, 1868. Emigrated from Ireland in 1843 to Coshocton Co., Ohio, where he lived seven years; then came to Benton Co., where he has resided since. Worked the first year after he came here for a man of the name of Thomas P. Johnson for $12 per month; entered the land he now lives on the same year; went back to Ohio in the Spring of 1851; lived there one year; then came to Benton Co. Was married in 1854. The first election was held at John Pogue's, in Benton Township. When he first came here he could have bought Parker's Grove for $700 -- a claim of about 600 acres; within two years some of the timberland was sold for $50 per acres. The first sermon preached in Vinton was by Rev. Dr. Wood, from Iowa City (a Presbyterian); Mr. Parker was instrumental in getting up the meeting; it was held in a little frame court house, not finished; laid planks down upon sleepers for seats. When he came to Iowa he was very poor; worked out by the month, and rented land, and in seven years had $500 to start into his Benton Co. farm; by good management has accumulated a fine property. (1878 Benton Township)

Parker, L. K., farmer, Sec. 16 P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Parker, M. W., nursery, Sec. 30. (1878 Taylor Township)

Parker, S. M., farmer, Sec. 16 P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Parker, W. H., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Parmelee, Arthur, merchant; Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Parris, W. A., farmer, Sec. 19, P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Delaware Co. N. Y., in July, 1835 he came to this township in 1856. He married A. M. Crommett, in Marengo, Iowa Co., this State, in 1867; she was born in Maine; they have one child -- Nellie; Mr. Parris owns 120 acres of land in county and 160 acres in Tama Co., all of which is improved; he resides only a few rods outside of the corporation of the city of Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Parry, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Parsons, James, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Vinton; born in England May 20, 1840; emigrated to Canada in 1855; thence to Sullivan Co., Wis., in 1859; thence to Mercer Co., Ill., in 1861; thence to Benton Co. in 1865; has 164 acres valued at $25 per acre. Married Anna Pollock in 1860; she was born in Nova Scotia in 1837; they have five children -- William H., John E., Catharine E., Lavella J., infant. School Director. Members of the United Presbyterian Church. (1878 Monroe Township)

Parsons, Richard, farmer and carpenter, Sec. 7; P. O. Irving; born in Delaware Feb. 6, 1824. Married Sarah Midleton, in New Jersey, in 1848; she was born in New Jersey, in 1823; they have five children, four are living - Thomas, Mary Ann, Emma Jane and Richard; Elizabeth died in Michigan at 8 years of age. Mrs. Parsons died March 4, 1860. Mr. Parsons married for his second wife, Mrs. Coburn, in Benton Co., Iowa, 1867; she was born in Lorraine Co., Ohio, June 1826. Has seventy acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. Parsons followed carpentering and building the principal part of his life; went to Pennsylvania as a child, with his parents, moved to New Jersey, thence to Michigan, and then to Iowa in 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Parsons are members of the M. E. Church. Mr. Parsons has held the offices of Supervisor and Road Commissioner. (1878 Kane Township)

Pasko, Charles, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Pasko, John, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Patten, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 24, P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Patterson, D., proprietor of the Iowa Valley Nursery and farmer Sec. 9; P. O. Belle Plaine; he was born in Warren Co., Ohio, in 1833; came to this county and settled in this township in 1855. He married Miss E. Kennedy in this county, Sept. 24,1856; she was born in Chenango Co., N. Y.; they have seven children living -- James T., born 3rd of June, 1859; Lucy R., born 6th of January, 1865; Emma May, born 10th of May, 1867; Charles Elmer, born 27th March, 1869; John Franklin, born 2nd of Aug., 1872; Edith Lyle, born 27th April, 1873; Alice, born 16th of May, 1877. Mr. Patterson owns 380 acres of land in this county and 240 acres in Nebraska; his apple orchard in this township is the largest in the State; it contains 240 acres of land, and contains 25,000 apple trees; in his nursery he grows all varieties of trees that are grown in the Northwest. (1878 Iowa Township)

Patton, Thomas; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Paulicek, J., merchant, Belle Plaine; was born in Bohemia in 1849; came to Marshall Co, this State, 1869, in which county he remained one year; he came to this place, Belle Plaine, in 1871, and engaged in his present business. He married Miss Mary Schlichting, in this town, Sept. 13, 1875; she was born in Davenport, this State, 1857; they have two children -- Emiler R. and Julia. Mr. Paulicek keeps a fall line of dry goods, boots and shoes, hats and caps, ready made clothing, etc., (1878 Iowa Township)

Pawley, B. W., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Pawley, J. C., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Pawley, J. L., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Payne, J. H., blacksmith. (1878 Taylor Township)

Peacock, E. F., dentist, born in Troy, N.Y., March 11, 1845; lived in that State eighteen years; then lived in Pennsylvania for five years; removed to Rockford, Ill., and studied dentistry; came to Vinton in 1871 and has been engaged in the practice of his profession here since, except several years in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Married Miss J. M. Shoonmaker from Illinois in 1872; they have two children - Sarah L. and Frank H. (1878 Taylor Township)

Pearce, Isaac, retired; born in Rhode Island June 24, 1815; he moved with his parents to Washington, Ohio, and lived there, and in Columbus and Lancaster; learned the trade of woolen manufacturer; he came from Ohio on horseback to Vinton, Benton Co., being about three weeks on the way and arrived here in June, 1851, and was one of the early settlers here; only several here now that were here when he came; he selected some land and went to Dubuque and entered it; still owns 160 acres of land adjoining the city limits, which he entered; also, owns other town property. He was among the first to enlist in 1861 in the three-months service in the 17th Reg. Ohio Inf., Co. B; enlisted for three years in the same regiment; after serving three years, enlisted in the 6th Reg. Hancock's Corps and served one year; was in battles of Mill Spring, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Resaca and Atlanta. (1878 Taylor Township)

Peck, Rollin, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Paul; born in Rutland Co., Vt., in 1850; removed to Benton Co. in 1857; has eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Dora Grase in 1871; she was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1853; they have two children -- Carry, born in 1873, and Charlie, born in 1877. School Director and Road Supervisor. (1878 Homer Township)

Peck, Sheldon, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Dryden. (1878 Homer Township)

Peco, W. C., railroad engineer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pegl, William, farmer. (1878 Homer Township)

Pelly, Patrick, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Penrose, Joseph, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 12; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Bucks Co, Penn., April 2, 1838; came to this county in 1839. Has ninety acres of land, valued at $3,000. Politics, Greenbacker. Held the office of Trustee, etc. Married Phoebe R. Jones; she was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Oct. 31, 1840; mother of six living children -- William, Deliah, Adella, Laura, Mary, Edwin, John. Emigrated to this county when he was 2 years old, and has lived here nearly forty years; when he was a boy, remembers that there were plenty of Indians; has been in Cedar Rapids when there were only two or three houses. Turns off about forty hogs, on an average, yearly; few cattle; raises, on an average, from 1,200 to 1,500 bushels of corn; 300 bushels wheat; 400 bushels of oats. Is one of the men that came in amongst the earliest settlers and has grown up with the country and seen all developments and knows what a pioneer life is. (1878 Canton Township)

Percell, L., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Percell, L. C., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Perin, E. S., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Perkens, Russell, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Perkins, John M., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Mooreville; born in Ohio in 1834; removed to Benton Co. in 1855; has eighty acres of land, valued at $45 per acre. Married Cordelia Landakan in 1854; she was born in Ohio in 1834; they have three children living, and one dead - John L., born in 1855, died May 19, 1877; Mary E., born in 1858; Alpha A., born in 1861; Anna, born in 1865. Mr. Perkins is Republican in politics. Held the offices of Road Supervisor and Constable. (1878 Bruce Township)

Perkins, Royal A., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 21; P. O. Mooreville; born in Ohio in 1840; removed to Benton Co. in 1866; has 250 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Catharine Gingrich in 1875; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1840. Republican. (1878 Bruce Township)

Perrine, Lew, clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Perry, D., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Perry, J. M., laborer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Perry, William, farmer and breeder of fine stock, Sec. 29; P. O. Mooreville; born in Kentucky in 1839; came to Benton Co. in 1875; has eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Tryphenia Hally in 1861; she was born in Ohio in 1845; their children are Effie, Mary, Lizzie, William, Jasper, Lee, Ellie, Dollie, Bessie, and an infant. Democratic in politics. (1878 Bruce Township)

Petermann, G. H., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Petermann, J., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Peters, F., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Peters, George, farmer; S. 27; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Peters, Henry, shoemaker, Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Peters, J., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Peters, S. H., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Peterson, Hans, Sec. 30. (1878 Fremont Township)

Peterson, Henry, farmer; P. O. Dysart; born in Delaware Co., Ohio, in 1827; removed to Livingston Co., Ill., in 1835; thence to Grundy Co., Ill., in 1863; thence to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1867; thence to Benton Co. in 1871. Married Elizabeth Curry in 1857; she was born in Virginia in 1837; eight children -- Mary, Daniel R., Phebe A., Nancy J., Joseph, Margaret, Henrietta, William. Republican. He is a member of the Dunkard Church. (1878 Monroe Township)

Peterson, John A., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Peterson, N. P., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Peterson, P. A. C., bartender, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Peterson, P., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Cedar Township)

Peterson, W., Sec. 20; P. O. Paul. (1878 Homer Township)

Pettitt, H. L., farmer, Sec. 10. (1878 Taylor Township)

Pettit, William A., farmer Sec. 10. (1878 Taylor Township)

Pfaffle, A. F., painter, Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Phelps, R. G., farmer, Sec., 7; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Phelps, Stephen, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Vinton; born in Lewiston, Fulton Co., Ill., Feb. 6, 1839; he attended Jefferson College Pa., three years, and entered the Western Theological Seminary; he was licensed to preach in the Summer of 1861, and supplied the pulpit at Bedford, Pa., during seminary vacation; after graduation, he refused several calls from churches in the East, and accepted the call from the Presbyterian Church in Sioux City; after being there two and a half years, he was called to the Presbyterian Church at Waterloo, where he labored until obliged to resign his charge on account of his health; he was called to his present pastorate in October, 1871, and has the largest church in Iowa. He is Chaplain of the Iowa State Guards; has been moderator of the Synod, and has represented the Presbytery three times in the general assembly. Married Miss Amelia McComb, from Lewiston, Fulton Co., Ill., June 20, 1862; they have four children - Albert M., Myron, Ella and Clara. His father, Myron Phelps, was one of the earliest settlers in Illinois, emigrating there before the Black Hawk war; he has been a successful merchant for fifty-four years. (1878 Taylor Township)

Phillips, B., retired farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Phillips, G. W., carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Phillips, John, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Phillips, W., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pickart, John, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Pieper, Casper, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Pieper, Frank, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Florence (1878 Florence Township)

Pieper, John, farmer; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Pierce, E. L., iron molder, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pierce, G. R., merchant, Blairstown; was born in Wales Nov. 3,1842; he came to this country with his parents in the Spring of 1843; they settled in Wisconsin, in which State he remain until the breaking-out of the war of the rebellion. He then enlisted in the 9th Wis. Battery; served three years and three months, during which time he was in many severe engagements. After being honorably discharged from the service, he went to Minnesota, where he remained, until 1872, when he came to this town and engaged in the mercantile business, which business he still continues in. He married Miss Elizabeth French, in this town Feb. 7, 1877; her father, the Rev. Ozro French, came to this county in 1864, and had pastoral charge of the Congregational Church until his death. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Pierce, Isaac, money lender. (1878 Taylor Township)

Pierce, J. F., iron molder, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pierce, M. S., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Pierce, N. R., farmer, Sec. 11, 13 and 22; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Homer Township)

Pierce, Nehemiah R., farmer; born in Barnstable Co., Mass., Nov. 11, 1823; lived in Massachusetts until 14 years of age; lived in Maine five years, then was engaged in the cotton mills in Massachusetts nine years. Married Miss Anna M. Allen, from Maine, Dec. 7, 1852; they came to Iowa in 1854 and lived in Allamakee Co. fourteen years; they came to Benton Co., to Big Grove, May 1, 1868, and engaged in farming. Mr. Pierce had but little when he started, and now owns over 1200 acres of land in this county; has held office of Assessor and other town and school offices; they have four children - Thomas A., Wendell P., Abbie A. and Ruth Ella. Mrs. Martha Pierce, mother of Mr. Pierce, lives with him, and is 86 years of age. His father died Nov. 27, 1873. (1878 Taylor Township)

Piester, M., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Pike, James C., grain dealer; born in Albany, N.Y., March 4, 1852, and lived there thirteen years, and came to Whiteside Co., Ill.; lived there until 1869, when he came to Benton Co. and engaged in farming; in 1873, he engaged in his present business - buying and shipping grain. Married Miss Ella M. Young, daughter of W. H. Young, of Vinton, Dec. 28, 1867; they have one son - Charles R. (1878 Taylor Township)


Pilbeam, H., M. E. minister, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pine, Alex, farm laborer; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Pine, James, blacksmith, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Pine, John, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Pine, William, blacksmith, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Pingle, C., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Pingle, H., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Pingrey, Amanda, Mrs., importer, dealer and breeder of thoroughbred Short-Horn cattle and Poland-China hogs, Sec. 19; P. O. Blairstown; born in Sullivan, N. H., March, 1825. Was married in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1843, to Daniel Pingrey (now deceased); has seven children - Solon, John, Daniel, Jr., Ida, Edwin and Edward (twins) and Ada. Has 600 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Is a member of the Presbyterian Church. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Pingrey, Daniel, Jr., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Blairstown. Son of Daniel and Amanda Pingrey. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Pingrey, John, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Blairstown. Son of Daniel and Amanda Pingrey. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Pippert, A. Adam, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Paul; born in Hessen, Ger., Feb. 24, 1830; emigrated to York Co., Penn., in 1854; thence to Lee Co., Ill., in 1858; thence to Benton Co. in 1873. Married Elizabeth Witzel in 1860; she was born in Hessen, Germany, in 1835; they have eight children -- Catharine, Henry, Adam, Elissa, Jacob, Mary, John and William. School Director. Member of the Evangelical Church for fourteen years. (1878 Homer Township)

Pirie, James, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Florence; born in Scotland in 1819. Married Lydia Stevens in Canada in 1854; she was born in England in 1832; they have four children -- James Stewart, William Edward, George L. and Susan Jane. Has eighty acres of land, valued at $46 per acre; he came to Canada in 1844; moved to Iowa in 1861; he followed blacksmithing twenty years. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Pirie, William, blacksmith, Florence; born in Scotland in 1821. Married Mary Taylor in Scotland in 1846 she was born in Scotland in 1820 came to Iowa in 1869; they had ten children; eight are living -- James, William, Alexander, John, Mary, George, Robert and Hans. Mr. Pirie owns house and lot, and shop and tools, valued at $1,000. Mr. and Mrs. Pirie are members of the Presbyterian Church. (1878 Florence Township)

Pitcheneek, V., railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pitsor, O. J., hotel clerk, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pitts, C. J., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Pitts, Emery, farmer, Sec. 11. (1878 Taylor Township)

Pitts, W. H., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Place, S. M., laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Platt, W., P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pletcher, A., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Pletcher, J., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Plumm, L. S., laborer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pogue, J. G., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

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

Pollock, S., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Pool, M. H., mason, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Pool, S. M., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Portenfield, William, Reverend, Sec. 18; born in city of Glasgow, Scotland, in the year 1820, and was educated for the ministry in the Free Presbyterian Church; emigrated from Scotland in 1850 and lived in Canada ten years, and came to Benton Co. in 1860; preaches some yet, but on account of nervous derangement, engaged in the nursery business; he and his sons have done a large business, selling as high as $10,000 of nursery stock in one year; his sons having engaged in business he is closing out his nursery. Married Isabella Stewart, from Montreal; they have four children - John O., merchant at Reinbeck; David A., merchant at Traer; Simon, merchant at Traer; George, at home; lost one son - William S. (1878 Taylor Township)

Porter, C. E., hardware. (1878 Taylor Township)

Porter, J. A., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 27; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Virginia April 17, 1817; came to this county in 1863; has 147 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Been a member of the Presbyterian Church forty-five years. Married first wife, Eliza N. Youel, born Oct. 19, 1818; mother of six living children -- William Y., born Sept. 15, 1839; Charlotte A., born Oct 21, 1847; R. Margaret, born March 29, 1850; James R., born June 24, 1845; Cynthia Ann, born Oct. 24, 1852; Charles L., born April 30,1860. For his second wife, married Mary Stevens, born in Scotland Oct. 15, 1818; has an adopted daughter -- Mary Hailstone, born Sept. 18, 1872. Mr. Porter went to Montgomery Co., Ind., and lived there thirty-three years; from there came direct to this county. His son William enlisted in the 10th Ind. V. I.; was wounded at Mill Spring; lost thumb and finger; also John and James were in the Union army. Mrs. Porter had two sons in the army; Thomas D. Crawford, in the 9th Kan. V. C., was killed in Missouri by the Marmaduke Guerrillas; had eleven balls shot into his body; John A. Crawford enlisted in the 35th I. V. I., and served two years; was wounded in the battle of Tupelo; shot through the bowels and died in two days. Mr. Porter was a hospital nurse nearly two years; went out with the 35th I. V. I. (1878 Canton Township)

Porter, S. M., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Dysart; born in New York in 1817; came to Benton Co. in 1860; has eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Harriet A. Hawkins in 1847; she was born in Vermont in 1830; they have seven children - L. Augusta, Harriet N., Wallace W., Samuel N., Helen M., Charles H., Allen A. Republican in politics. Township Trustee eight years. Member of (The) Church. (1878 Monroe Township)

Porter, W. H. H., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Urbanna; born in Ireland in 1828; emigrated to America in 1847; came to Benton Co. in 1865 has 345 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Grace Sloan in 1856; she was born in Ireland in 1835; they have five children -- William H., James, Mary J. and Angeline (twins) and John. Democratic in politics. Members of the Evangelical Church. Enlisted at Buffalo, N. Y., in 1855, in the 10th Regulars, under Colonel E. B. Alexander, for the frontier; was on the expedition to the Red River; crossed the plains in 1857 on foot; on half rations the whole of the Winter of 1856, and again the Winter of 1857; the officers, all Southern men except three or four, going with the South at the breaking out of the war. (1878 Polk Township)

Porter, W. M., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Montgomery Co., Ind. , Sept. 15, 1839; came to this county in 1863; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Politics, Republican. Held the office of Justice of the Peace. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Susan M. Wilson; she was born in Indiana July 3, 1841; mother of four living children. Enlisted Sept. 16, 1861, in the 10th Ind. Regt., Co. B; was at the battle of Mill Springs, Ky.; was wounded by a minnie ball, taking away thumb and second finger; was discharged on account of wounds received in battle; was commissioned as Captain of a militia company of Indiana; also held commission from the Governor of Iowa an Captain of Co. K, Iowa National Guards. Mr. Porter has a good farm and a comfortable home. (1878 Fremont Township)

Postle, John, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Potter, Anthony, retired, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Potter, C. H., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Potter, J. L., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Potter, Sylvester, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Vinton; was born in Canada Oct. 25, 1828; came to this county in the Fall of 1864; has 360 acres of land, valued at $12,000. Married for his first wife Mary E. Niles by whom he had one child -- William N., born Jan. 22, 1858; for his second wife, married Flora Blanchard; she was born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., Feb. 13, 1848. Mr. Potter left Canada in 1854; came to Ogle Co., Ill.; lived there about ten years; thence to Benton Co. Raises on an average, 150 acres; corn, 6,000 bushels; wheat, 800 bushels; oats, 1,200 bushels; turns off 100 head of hogs yearly. Mr. Potter is one of the substantial farmers of the county; has a fine residence and a beautiful location. (1878 Eden Township)

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

Powell, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 22. (1878 Taylor Township)

Power, J., farmer, Sec. 24: P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Power, J., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Power, William,, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Powers, I., farmer, S. 16; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Powers, John, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Florence Township)

Powley, E. H., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Pratt, A. S., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Pratt, M. S., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 3; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Chittenden Co., Vt., June 26, 1843; came to this county in 1856; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Mary Youel; she was born in Montgomery Co., Ind., Nov. 21, 1846; mother of four children - Bertha, born July 22, 1868; Clara, born Dec. 10, 1869; Frank E., born Aug. 6 1874; Thomas A., born Jan. 30, 1877; enlisted in the 5th I. V. I., Co. G; was in the service nearly five years; was at the siege of Corinth; was in the battles of Iuka, Corinth, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hills, siege of Vicksburg, and Mission Ridge, where he was taken prisoner, and taken to Richmond, Va.; was in Libby Prison a short time, and then taken to Bell Island; stayed there three months, thence to Andersonville; was there six months, thence to Millen, Ga., where he stayed three months; was exchanged at Savannah; while at Bell Island, he suffered terribly with the cold; was taken to Andersonville in the Spring; there were thirteen captured out of the same company, but only five ever lived to get home; has seen as high as one hundred died in a day; has seen them taken out in wagon loads, and would bring their rations of meal chuck in the same wagon; has seen men brought in all chewed up with bloodhounds; has seen Captain Wirz, hundreds of times; while at Bell Island men brought in with nothing but their shirts and drawers in the Winter, the rebels having robbed them of their clothing. (1878 Fremont Township)

Pray, C. U., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Prentiss, M. L., painter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

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

Preston, C. S., lawyer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Preston, Case, farmer, Sec. 32; born in Franklin Co., Ohio, Oct. 16, 1852; lived in Ohio eighteen years, then came to Benton Co., in 1870 and engaged in farming; he owns farm of sixty acres. His parents reside in Vinton, the county seat of Benton Co. (1878 Taylor Township)

Preston, L. A., farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Preston, L. C. (1878 Taylor Township)

Price, C. W., drayman, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Price, Frank, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Price, S. R., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Primmer, P. E., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Polk Township)

Primmer, W. C., farmer, S.1; P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Primrose, J., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Prior, H., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Probert, W., dealer in agricultural implements, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Pruser, J., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Pryne, A., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Pryne, H., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Pryne, J., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Puhlman, J., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Putnam, G. G., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Pyne, John F., boots, shoes and harness; born in town of Ovid, Seneca Co., N.Y., Feb. 23, 1830; moved to Cazenovia when 10 years old; he was the oldest of the family; when he was 18 years old he bought a house and lot there, paid for it, and gave the deed to his mother; came to Vinton, Iowa, in June 1855, and when he got there was $2.50 cents worse off than nothing; he engaged in the boot and shoe and dry goods trade; was bookkeeper and cashier in Traer's bank four years, and was engaged in the saddlery and harness business; published the Benton County Democrat during the campaign of 1856, and again in the campaign between Lincoln and Douglas; in 1868, published the Democratic Standard; he had four brothers in the army, but he "staid at home and stood the draft like a man." Married Ruth A. Stringham, from Broome Co., N.Y., in 1854; she died in 1863, leaving two sons - Edward A. and Joseph S., and lost two sons. Married Lovina F. Burruss, from Indiana, in 1865; they have one daughter Rosa May; lost one daughter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Quackenbush, C. L., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Benton Township)

Quinliran, John, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Quinn, John, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Quinn, R. H., grocer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Quinn, Louis, retired; born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, Feb. 2, 1832; lived in Ohio until 11 years of age, then came with his parents and four brothers, by wagon, to Iowa; located at Muscatine in 1843, while the State was a territory; lived in Muscatine twelve years; went to Washington, in Washington Co., in 1855, and engaged in mercantile business for ten years, and was in business at Boonesboro two years; came to Vinton in 1867, and engaged in the grocery, provision and crockery trade, and did a large business; sold out his stock and business on account of his health, in November, 1877; he owns the store and property and other city property; is also stockholder and Director in the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company's Bank, and also loans money. Is a member of the School Board. Married Mary L. Harris, from this State, in 1861; they have five children - Charlie D., Kate, Birdie, George and Jessie. (1878 Taylor Township)

Quinn, Robert, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Rabbe, Detley, farmer, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Radeke Ferdinand. (1878 Iowa Township)

Radeke, Henry A., farmer, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Radeke, William A., farmer, P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rahn, Hans, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Ralston, James, harness maker. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ralyea, F. R., stationery and news. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ralyea, L., proprietor of the Ralyea House; born in Broome Co., N.Y., June 1, 1829; lived in New York State twenty-five years; was engaged in the dairy business and railroading; came to Davenport and then to Vinton in 1854; there was not much improvement here; only a few here now that were here then; has been engaged in buying and shipping grain, produce and game; in 1862, he kept the Tremont House, and was in the livery business some years; in 1874, he built the Ralyea House, and it is the largest and most complete hotel in Benton Co. Married Martha L. Roberts, from Binghampton, Broome Co., N.Y., August, 1858; they have one son - Frank R., and lost one son - Bertie, in infancy. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rambo, W. D., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

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

Rammelsberg, H., retired farmer, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Rampton, Anthony, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Rampton, E., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Ramstead, Charles, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Randall, Edward V., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Garrison; born in Franklin Co., Me. in 1831; removed to Allamakee Co., Iowa, in 1854; thence to Benton Co. in 1870; owns $480 acres of land, worth $35 per acre. Married Sarah Allen in 1857; she was born in Franklin Co., Me., in 1832; have seven children -- Anna A., born April 27, 1859; Edward, born April 21, 1861; Caleb, born Aug. 3, 1864; Mary L., born Sept. 20, 1866; Eben, born June 14, 1869; Howard, born Aug 27, 1871; Bently, born July 25, 1874. Republican in politics; members of the M. E. Church. (1878 Homer Township)

Randall, John, farmer; P. O. Brandon. (1878 Harrison Township)

Rank, J. A., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Blairstown; owns 280 acres of land; was born in Jefferson Co., Penn., Feb, 5, 1850; came to this county in 1867; in 1874, Mr. Rank was licensed traveling minister of the Evangelical Association, which avocation he continued in for three years, traveling principally in Benton, O'Brien, Osceola and Iowa Counties. He married Amanda M. Herring, in this county, Sept. 14, 1876; she was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio; they have one child -- Orena Z., born June 29, 1877. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Ransdell, Isaac J., farmer, Sec. 2; was born in Johnson Co., Ind., April 21, 1852; he lived there thirteen years, then came to Benton Co., with his parents, in 1865; he lives with his mother and sisters, and manages the home farm. (1878 Eden Township)

Ransdell, Margaret L., Mrs., Sec. 2; P. O. Vinton; was born in Indiana. She married Thomas C. Ransdell from the same State in 1848; they came to Benton Co. in 1865. He was killed by the falling of a tree in December, 1865, leaving six children -- Isaac J., Mary C., David, Anna E., Emma J. and Edith A.; lost six children. (1878 Eden Township)

Rathbun, S. H. G., teamster, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Rathburn, J., shoemaker, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ravenscroft, J. E., grocer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ravenscroft, J. T., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Ray, F. G., agricultural implements. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ray, Guy, money loaner. (1878 Taylor Township)

Raymond, J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Monroe Township)

Read, D. W., loan and broker's office, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Read, H. A., engineer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Read, Leonard, stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Read, Richard, stone mason. (1878 Taylor Township)

Redfield, Merritt, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Redfield, Stephen D., boot and shoe maker; born in Claremont, N. H., Oct. 11, 1806; lived there about twenty-two years, and removed to Cazenovia, N.Y.; engaged in the boot and shoe business; lived there over thirty years; came to Vinton, Iowa, in 1856, and engaged in the boot and shoe trade. Was in the army during the war; enlisted as private in Co. A, 37th Iowa V.I., and was promoted to Lieutenant; was in service three years. Has been a member of the M. E. Church fifty-five years. Married Miss Rosanna Clark, from Connecticut, in May, 1834; they have two daughters - Sarah and Rosa, and have lost one son - Wilber Fisk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Redington, G. W., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Redington, H. M. (1878 Cedar Township)

Redington, Henry H., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Paul; born in Lorraine Co., Ohio, in 1822; removed La Salle Co., Ill., in 1856; thence Henry Co., Ind., in 1866; thence Wayne Co., Ind., in 1868; merchandising; thence to Benton Co., in 1877; owns 154 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Mary E. Slater in 1850; she was born in Chautauqua Co. N. Y., in 1830; their children are Emily L., born Nov. 6, 1864; Edward C., born April 5, 1856; Leslie J., born Feb., 21, 1858; Elizabeth, born July 21, 1860, died June 5, 1875; Franklin E., born Sept. 17, 1862, an inmate of the Vinton Blind Asylum; Lucy, born Dec. 3, 1865; Harry, born March 5 1869. Republican; member of M. E. Church. (1878 Homer Township)

Redington, J., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Redington, J. P., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Redington, J. T., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Redington, John, Sr., farmer; P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Redmond, J., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Redmond, M., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Reece, W. N., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Reed, G. W., farmer, Sec. 33. (1878 Taylor Township)

Reed, John, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Reeder, A. S., teamster. (1878 Taylor Township)

Reese, James, miller, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Reeve, J. B., miller, Garrison; born in Stark Co., Ohio, in 1834; came to Iowa in 1861, and located in Jackson Township; engaged in his present business in 1875. Married Sarah Allen in 1861; she was born in Ohio in 1841; have one child - Mary Ella, born in 1857. Are members of the M. E. Church; Republican. (1878 Jackson Township)

Reeve, M., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Reigart, J. W., farmer; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Reinhardt, Pastor of Lutheran Church, Sec. 9; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Reiser, Charles, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Reiser, H., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Reiss, J. G., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Reiss, Jacob, farmer and blacksmith; P. O. Mt. Auburn. (1878 Cedar Township)

Remer, A. L., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Remington, J., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Repple, Jacob, brewer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Revel, J. I., farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Revel, William, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Vinton; owns 440 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Southampton Co., Va., in 1819; came to Iowa in 1849, and settled on his present farm. Married Amy A. Davis in 1843; she was born in Decatur Co., Ind., in 1826; have eleven children - Joseph L., John F., Harriette H., Sarah Jane, Philander, William C., Cynthia, David, Ann, Lottie and Elizabeth. Mrs. Revel is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Revel is a Republican. (1878 Harrison Township)

Reynolds, G. W., druggist, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Reynolds, Luke, butcher. (1878 Iowa Township)

Reynolds, W. B., Sr., Justice of the Peace. (1878 Taylor Township)

Reynolds, W. B., Jr., agricultural implements. (1878 Taylor Township)

Reynolds, William H., stock dealer, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Reynolds, William T., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 20; P. O. Garrison; born in Louisiana May 24, 1834; has 480 acres of land, valued at $6,000. Married Martha E. Robinson; she was born in Indiana in March, 1842; is the mother of three children - Charles F., William T., Jr., and Mary E. His father was born in Bourbon Co., Ky.; his father went to Louisiana shortly after the purchase from France, where the subject of this sketch was born; from Louisiana he came to La Porte Co. Ind., thence to Michigan, where he lived about twenty years; thence to Benton Co., Iowa, where he has resided since; he raises on an average (yearly) 160 acres of corn, or 6,000 bushels; wheat, 800 bushels; oats, 600 bushels; turns off eighty head of hogs yearly; keeps fifty head of cattle. Mr. Reynolds came here with limited means, and has risen to be amongst the wealthiest farmers in the township. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Ribble, J. S., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Rice, A., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Rice, A., dry goods merchant, Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Rice, C., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Rice, E. A., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Rice, Freeman, farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Rice, James, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Vinton; born in Rockingham Co., North Carolina, Dec. 10, 1810; when 16 years of age, he went to Virginia, and served an apprenticeship in the tailoring business at Danville; in 1835, went to Tennessee, and lived there fourteen years; came to Benton Co., and located where he now lives April 18, 1849; bought the claims of Jesse Brody, and was one of the early settlers, only several living here now that were here when he came; carted his first crop of wheat to Muscatine, and sold it for 57 cents per bushel; at one time, he and F. Brison and A. Johnson, went together, and were gone two weeks. He was elected County Commissioner of this county in 1851; held the office of Supervisor of Roads, represented his town in the Board of Supervisors for eight years, and has held the office Justice of the Peace for fifteen or twenty years in all, and still fills that office; owns farm of 140 acres. He has been married three times; his first wife was Margaret Hunt, of Virginia; she died in Tennessee, leaving three children -- Mary Spencer, Sallie Gaylord and Nathan, who was in the army, having gone as First Lieutenant, and acted as Captain of Company C, 9th Iowa V.I.; was shot and killed at the battle of Pea Ridge. His second wife was Lucinda Brison, daughter of Fielding Brison; she died Jan. 22, 1854, leaving five children -- Le Roy, Henry C., Elizabeth and Lucinda; lost one son, Fielding, in 28th Iowa V.I., Company A.; he was killed in the battle of Cedar Creek, Va. He married his present wife, Mrs. Mary Floyd, from Ohio, in April, 1856; they have one son -- William O. (1878 Benton Township)

Rice, Moses W., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. La Porte City; born in Erie Col, N. Y., in 1838; removed to Benton Co., in 1858; has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre, married Mrs. Mary J. Rodgers Sept. 20, 1865; she was born in Ohio in 1841, died October 14, 1867; he married Miss E. P. Cromer Dec. 25, 1872; she was born in Missouri in 1851; they have one child -- Franki M., born April 6, 1877. Republican in politics. Was Assessor in 1868; Township Trustee and Road Supervisor. Enlisted in the 13th I.V.I., August, 1862; participated in battle of Vicksburg, although discharged; re-enlisted and in battle of Atlanta; there wounded and in hospital from July until the march following; mustered out in March, 1865. (1878 Bruce Township)

Rice, O. A., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Mooreville. (1878 Bruce Township)

Rice, Patrick, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Jackson Township)

Rich, editor of the Vinton Eagle. (1878 Taylor Township)

Richard, C. K., farmer; P. O. Florence. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Richards, J. C., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Richards, J. W., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

Richards, R. R., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Richardson, R., of the firm of R. Richardson & Son, druggists, Blairstown; was born in Berkshire Co., Mass., July 27, 1831; he came to this State in 1867, and settled in this county in 1872; he came to this town and engaged in the grain trade, which business he continued in until 1873, when he established himself in the drug business, which business he still continues in. Though not an aspirant for political honors, he has held various township offices, and was the nominee of the Greenback party in this State for State Representative. He married Miss Mary F. Britton, in Wyoming Co., N. Y., Feb. 2. 1851; she was born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., March 23, 1832; they have two children - Cora L., born in Wyoming Co., N. Y., April 17,1854; she married John Van Metre; he was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio: March 16, 1846; he came to this State in 1855; in the year 1868, be commenced the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1870; he speedily came forward to a leading position at the bar; his success in the profession was almost without precedent; in January, 1874 he formed a co-partnership with John D. King, the firm being, known as Van Metre & King; this firm continued until a few days before his death, which occurred Jan. 31, 187 6; he was a fluent speaker, and his addresses to a jury were always effective, his intercourse with the bar was always marked with the utmost dignity and courtesy, and no man ever saw him betrayed into a wrangle with the opposing counsel or the court when trying a case be was never a promoter of litigation, never made the court of justice an engine of oppression or used it as a weapon to further his own ambition and gratify personal malice or spite; but, on the other hand, he endeavored whenever it was possible to harmonize disputes without resorting to courts. George A. Richardson was born in Wyoming Co., N. Y.; April 27, 1857; he entered into partnership with his father a short time ago; they keep a first- class drug store, and have a variety of drugs, medicines, paints, oils and everything to be found in a first class drug store. (1878 LeRoy Township)

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

Richey, James, tailor. (1878 Taylor Township)

Richey, Milton, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 20; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Tippecanoe Co., Ind., July 5, 1831; came to this county in 1854; has 185 acres of land, valued at $5,500. Married Angeline Bell in 1853; born in Clinton Co., Ind., Jan. 13, 1833; mother of four children -William, born March 14, 1855; Nellie M., born Aug. 11, 1859; Sherman, born in June, 1865; Siegel, born Jan. 1, 1869. Came through from Indiana with teams, and was eighteen days on the road; camped out and did their own cooking; had but one horse and run in debt for another; had but $15 in cash in his pocket; came here a poor man, but by industry and economy has made a good home. (1878 Canton Township)

Richey, W. A., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Rickel, I. H., printer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ricker, R., M. E. clergyman, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Rickert, J., laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Ridenour, J., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Ridge, G. W., carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ridge, Thomas, carpenter. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ridgway, Edward, farmer and agent for steam engines for threshing, shelling corn, etc., manufactured at Fishkill Landing, N. Y., Sec. 17; P. O. Belle Plaine; he was born in Ohio in Sept. 18, 1837. Married Hannah Van Dike in Ohio; she was born in Ohio in 1835; they have two children - William H. and Austa J. Has 320 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; he came to Iowa in 1870; took up the land he now owns, and returned to Ohio in 1875; was engaged in dealing in agricultural implements two years, and returned to Benton Co., Iowa, in April, 1878. Mr. Ridgway has followed running a threshing machine twenty-two years, and the last three years run a steam thresher; they proved so successful he took the agency to furnish them through the county. (1878 Kane Township)

Rieck, Frederick, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rieke, C., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Rife, J., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Rife, S. M., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Riley, Alexander W., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Florence; born in Berkeley Co., Va., April 8, 1795. Married Nancy Houseworth in Virginia in 1816; she was born in Bucks Co., Penn.; they had eight children, seven are living -- George A., Isaac, John, Martha, Solomon, Sarah Jane and Tarlton; Leroy B. died at the age of 26 years; Mrs. Riley died Oct. 27, 1876. Mr. Riley moved to Ohio; lived there thirty-five years, and moved to Iowa Co., Iowa, and located in Benton Co. in 1874; has 176 acres of land valued at $35 per acre. Helped to build some of the first school houses in Iowa Co. Mr. Riley enlisted in the war of 1812 in a private volunteer company of infantry, at Martinsburg, Va.; under Colonel Boyd and Captain Gregory; served three months, and mustered out with his company at the close of the war. Mr. Riley followed the stone mason and brick laying trades thirteen years in his early life. (1878 Florence Township)

Riley, Henry J., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Rinderknecht, C., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Rinderknecht, Carl, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Rinderknecht, F., farmer Sec. 27; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Rinderknecht, G., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Rinderknecht, J., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Rinderknecht, M., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Rinderknecht, W., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Robin. (1878 Fremont Township)

Rinehart, A. C., school teacher, Sec. 34; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Ring, Henry, retired, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rinker, John, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ripple, Charles, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. La Porte City. (1878 Bruce Township)

Ripple, John, farmer. (1878 Homer Township)

Ris, Vincil, railroad employee, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township

Ritter, F., barber and confectionery, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Roach, John D., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Vinton; was born in Cornwall, England, July 4, 1832; came to this county in March, 1870; has 120 acres of land, valued at $3,600. Politics, Republican. Married Elizabeth P. Rich; born in England Jan. 1839; mother of six children -- Elizabeth M. C., Blanch C., Sarah, John, Hellen S. and Thomas. Emigrated from England in 1844 to Mineral Point, Wisconsin; thence to Dodgeville; lived there twenty-three years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since; has ninety acres under cultivation, and is in good circumstances. (1878 Eden Township)

Robbins, J., proprietor Sherman House, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Robbins, J. F., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Robbins, W. C., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Roberts, A., boiler maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Roberts, B., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Roberts, C. A., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Irving. (1878 Kane Township)

Roberts, H. R., painter, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Roberts, J. F., Belle Plaine was born in Jefferson Co., Wis., Nov. 18, 1841. Aug. 15, 1862, he enlisted in Co. D, 29th W. V. I.; Was honorably discharged, July 5, 1865. The war being over and peace restored, he returned to Jefferson Co., Wis., remaining about one year, at the end of which time he moved to Belle Plaine; during his residence in this city, he has held various offices, among them being the offices of City Marshal two terms, Deputy Sheriff four years, Constable seven years, and Deputy County Treasurer in 1874. He married Miss Emeline Potter, in Jefferson Co., Wis., Aug. 28, 1862; she was born in New York, on the 1st of Dec., 1841; they have four children living -- Blanche R., born in Jan., 1866; Claude A., born Sept. 16, 1867; Mary R. and Mabel R. (twins), born Sept. 24, 1877; lost one child, Rush J., born Feb. 1, 1869, died March 1, 1871. (1878 Iowa Township)

Roberts, R. L., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Kane Township)

Roberts, T. M., farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Robertson, A., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Robertson, J., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Robertson, J., Sr., farmer, Sc. 20; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Robinson, A., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Robinson, E. D., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Cedar Township)

Robinson, Edwin, stock dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Robinson, J., retired farmer, P. O. Urbanna. (1878 Polk Township)

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

Robinson, Stimson. (1878 Taylor Township)

Robinson, W., restaurant, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Robison, R., retired farmer, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Robison, T. S., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Robyn, Edward; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Robyn, William, druggist, Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rock, A. H., hardware. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rock, G. T., hardware. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rocker, William, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

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

Rodmond, T., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Dysart. (1878 Monroe Township)

Rogers, Albert M., carpenter, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rogers, Ashley D., carpenter, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rogers, C. M., carpenter and school teacher, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rogers, David, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rogers, H., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Kane Township)

Rogers, Harvey, carpenter, Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rogers, J. E., miller, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rohde, C., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Watkins. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Rolfs, J. L., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Roll, F., Sr., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Roll, F., Jr., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Roll, P., Sec. 33; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Benton Township)

Rollinson, Franklin, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Vinton; born in Delaware Co., Ohio, in 1847; came to Benton Co. in Sept., 1877; has eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Miss Florence Berkhardt in 1878; she was born in Benton Co., in 1854. Republican in politics. Was supervisor of the township which he left. Members of the M. E. Church. (1878 Polk Township)

Roman, J., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Rorster, John, P. O. Burk. (1878 Harrison Township)

Rosa, Frank, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Rosberg, Fred, carpenter, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Rosburg, C., farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Rosburg, William, proprietor of wagon shop, Luzerne; was born in Germany in 1836 came to Davenport this State, in 1856 remained there one year, then went to Clayton Co., in which county he married Miss Mary Nieland in 1854; they moved to this town in the year 1868, since which time he has been engaged in his present business at this place, Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)
Rosdail, David, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rosdail, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rosdail, Oree, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rose, A., grocer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rose, A., janitor of schools. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rose, C., grocer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rose, J. W., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Rose, N. D., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Garrison; born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1838; removed to Benton Co. in 1868; has 120 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Sarah E. Herring; she was born in Cherry Valley, N. Y., in 1839; they have four children -- Adora, born in Feb., 1866; Ethelwyn, in May, 1871; Joseph E., in Aug., 1872, and Mary Esther, in March, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Rose are members of no orthodox church, but Christians, worshiping as instructed by the Bible. (1878 Homer Township)

Rose, William G., farmer; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Roseburg, C. H., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Fremont Township)

Ross, G., clerk. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rost, C., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Rostennondt, Paul, farmer; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

Roswag, J., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Roszell, Hiram, farmer; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Harrison Township)

Roszell, J. S., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Rourk, James; P. O. Luzerne. (1878 Iowa Township)

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

Rowlands, J. (1878 Taylor Township)

Rowley, A. J., farmer, Sec. 8, P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Rowley, J. F., farmer, Sec. 8, P. O. Watkins. (1878 St. Clair Township)

Royce, Miles D., farmer; P. O. Irving. (1878 Iowa Township)

Royce, R., proprietor of the Benton Co. Nursery and successor of J. S. Budd & Co., Shellsburg; born in Sullivan Co., N. Y., Feb. 21, 1845; came to this county in 1868; belongs to the M. E. Church. Married Charlotte Devine in 1867; is the mother of three children, of whom one is living -- Edith, born Feb. 8, 1870; Carrie, born Jan. 7, 1872, died Sept. 7, 1872; Maud, born Dec. 8, 1874, died Aug. 26, 1875. Emigrated to Lee Co., Ill.; stopped a short time, and then came to this county, where he has followed the nursery business since; has done a business of about $4,000 a year; has one of the largest nurseries in Benton Co. (1878 Canton Township)

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

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

Rucker, Cornelius, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rucker, D., farmer P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

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

Rucker, James, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rucker, John, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rucker, Noah, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rucker, William, farmer, Sec. 26: P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 280 acres of land; was born in Monroe Co., Ohio, in the year 1818; went to Missouri in 1841; remained in Missouri until 1845; be then returned to Ohio and remained until 1853, when he came West and located in this township, which has been his home since. He married Miss Nancy Blake in Ohio, her native State. Mr. Rucker was one of the Trustees appointed for the purpose of organizing Iowa Township, and was a member of the Board of Trustees elected at the organization; he has also held various school offices. (1878 Iowa Township)

Rumbaugh, F., boot and shoe dealer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Runyon, A., merchant and farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Runyon, E., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Rupp, Henry, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Big Grove Township)

Rupp, Jacob, laborer, Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

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

Rush, Oscar, laborer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Russel, N. E., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Jackson Township)

Russel, W., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Vinton. (1878 Eldorado Township)

Russell, A., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 LeRoy Township)

Russell, Benjamin, farmer. (1878 Taylor Township)

Russell, William, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Russell, William, Jr., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Florence. (1878 Florence Township)

Rutan, E. R., blacksmith, Shellsburg. (1878 Canton Township)

Ryan, A. D., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Ryan, James, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township)

Ryan, John, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Blairstown. (1878 Union Township))
Ryan, M., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Garrison. (1878 Homer Township)

Ryder, John, butter and eggs. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ryder, John, butter, eggs, hides and furs; born in Sandusky County, Ohio, August 22, 1831; lived in Ohio thirty-nine years; was extensively engaged in mercantile business, the sales amounting to $160,000 in one year; also had two elevators, bought and shipped grain largely; came to Vinton, Iowa, in 1870, and engaged in buying and shipping butter, eggs and country produce, and is doing very large business, the most extensive of any house in this State in the same line, except one, shipping to the markets of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Married Miss Mary J. Tyler, from Fremont, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1854. (1878 Taylor Township)

Ryson, John, cabinet. maker, Belle Plaine. (1878 Iowa Township)


Transcribed, 2006, by Tierney Ratti.



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