Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 7/15/2010 at 18:39:37
F.W. Mattoon, dealer in agricultural implements, was born in Mercer County, Penn., in 1850. In 1854, his parents emigrated to Iowa and located in Marshall County, where he remained until 1869. Then went to Bradley County, Tenn., and remained but a short time. Returned to Iowa, and in 1876 located in Nebraska City, and was engaged in farming three years. In 1876, located at Beatrice, but after a short time moved to Blue Springs, and located on Section 27, Town 2, Range 6, remaining there one year engaged in farming and stock-raising. Then commenced dealing in farm machinery at Blue Springs, and has been in that business since, doing the principal business in his line. Has also continued handling stock, having a fine herd of cattle. In 1874, was married to Miss R. Plank, of Allamakee County, Iowa. They have one child - Ethel, born in 1880. Is a member of Blue Springs Lodge, No. 84, I.O.O.F.
~Cutler's History of the State of Nebraska; Gage county
pub. by Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL; 1882
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