Arthur M. Beymer
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 21:23:58
Adams County Free Press, April 27, 1893.
ADAMS COUNTY MEN
ARTHUR M. BEYMER
A. M. Beymer, hardware merchant, Corning, born in Seneca County, Ohio, in May, 1844, a son of Arthur S. and Ruth (Skinner) Beymer, natives of Ohio. The mother was of English ancestry, and the father was a farmer brought up in the Western Reserve, came to Union County, Iowa, in 1870 and died in 1872. His mother is still living at Afton, Iowa, at the age of ninety years. They reared ten children.
Mr. Beymer was educated at the Seneca Academy and spent one year at the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware; then returned to farming for a time; next was a year in commercial business at Clyde, Ohio, and then, in 1869, he came to Corning, Iowa, where he engaged in the lumber trade fifteen years, selling lumber for nearly all the fine houses of the vicinity; and he was one of the prime movers of the Blue Grass League, organized to produce blue grass in one of the finest regions in the world, he being one of the early discoverers of the elements required in the blue grass soil. Quitting the lumber trade, he engaged in the hardware business, in which he still continues. He has acquired some good pieces of land in the vicinity of town. He was a member of the city board of trustees when the electric lights and water works were established; was also a member of the school board thirteen years, during which time the public school buildings and academy were erected; and he has been a trustee of the Corning Academy. He was married in 1865, to Miss Amine L. Strickland, of Clyde, Ohio, and they have four children, including one daughter who died when young. He is a member of Instructions Lodge No. 275, A. F. & A. M.; of Eureka Chapter, R. A. M., and of the Presbyterian Church, as is also his wife. In politics he is a Republican.
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