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History of Benton County, Iowa
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1910; Luther B. Hill, Ed.

Pages 669-670

PETER WARNER is one of the successful farmers and stock-raisers who have worked out their career in Benton county, and he has attained a fair degree of material wealth and a position of influence in his home community. He resides with his sister, Mrs. H. M. Scott, on farm of one hundred and sixty acres which they own in partnership, and which is conducted by Mr. Warner and Mr. Scott.

Mr. Warner was born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1858, being a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Correll) Warner. Jacob, whose grandfather came over from Germany, was born in 1817, in Warren county, New Jersey, and at the age of five moved with the family to Northampton county Pennsylvania, where he was reared and lived until 1872, when he came to Benton county, Iowa. He was a miller by trade, but was engaged in farming after he came to Benton county, and he acquired the excellent farm on which his son and daughter now live in Taylor township. He died October 12, 1897. He was a member of the Lutheran church. His wife, Elizabeth Correll, was born in Pennsylvania, October 16, 1819, and died at the home in Benton county November 1, 1886. They were the parents of six children: Ellen W., wife of Frank S. Bender, of Vinton; Howard, who died at the age of eleven months; Erwin, a farmer of Taylor township, married Becky Stewart; Catherine A. is the wife of Henry Steinmetz, a farmer near Vinton; Peter; and Gertrude A., who married H. M. Scott.

Mr. Scott is a native of Benton county, and his mother and brothers reside in Vinton. In the Spanish-American war he served as first sergeant of Company G, of the Forty-ninth Iowa. He has since continued in the national guard service, and is now first lieutenant and commanding officer of the local company. He is also assessor of Taylor township, being a Republican in politics.

Mr. Warner is independent in politics. Both he and Mr. Scott affiliate with the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America at Vinton, and Mrs. Scott is a member of the Pythian Sisters, the Royal Neighbors and the M. B. A., also of the Presbyterian church.

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