John P Pendarvis
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 16:15:22
John P Pendarvis a worthy representative of the farming interests of Marcy township is John P Pendarvis, who is living on Sec 13. He was born in Henderson county, Illinois, January 8, 1865, and his father, Howard Pendarvis, was also a native of that state. After arriving at years of maturity he was joined in wedlock to Nancy J Williams, whose birth occurred in Montgomery county, Indiana. After their marriage they resided upon a farm in Henderson county, Illinois, until 1868 when Mr Pendarvis brought his family to Boone county, Iowa settling in Marcy township on what is known as the old Sparks farm. There he resided through a long period and was successfully engaged in cultivation of the soil. His energies were devoted to farming until his death which occurred about 1884, while his wife passed away in 1880. Unto this worthy couple were born eight children: Elzey, a laborer of Boonesboro, John P of this review, Charles a railroad engineer in the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company, living in Boone, Fred a blacksmith residing in Valisca, Iowa, Harry, a farmer living near Cedar, Iowa, Benjamin a resident farmer of Henderson county, Illinois, Art Rose, who resides in Boone, Iowa and Katie, the wife of Albert Lucas and employee of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company, at Boone, Iowa.
John P Pendarvis was only three years old when brought by his parents to Iowa. He pursued his education in the common schools of this county and after attaining to manís estate he wedded Lena Peterson, a native of Marcy Township, born in 1874. She is a daughter of Christ P and Hannah (Scott) Peterson, the former a native of Denmark and the latter of Indiana. The father came to America and at once made his way westward, living for three years in the far west, after which he returned to Marcy township, settling upon his present farm where he has since made his home. He is a progressive and respected citizen of the community and well deserves the high regard which is given him by his many friends and acquaintances. In the Peterson family are four children, the eldest being Lena, the wife of our subject. The others are Minnie, who is living in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Mary, who resided near Perry, Iowa, and Dora who is still with her parents. Mr Peterson now owns 160 acres of land, but Mr Pendarvis is operation the farm and has full charge of it. Mr Petersin is, therefore living retired and resides with our subject.
Mr Pendarvis is regarded as a very industrious agriculturist and has been quite successful in his farming operation. Fraternally he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellow, belonging to their lodge in Moingona, and also to the Order of Red Men, of Boone.
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