Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/26/2010 at 11:18:25
In giving an account of the more prominent agriculturists of Boone county and particularly Beaver township, Lewis Savits cannot be overlooked. Mr Savits, a native of Boone county owns 80 acres on section 15 and 80 acres on section 21 besides 80 acres on section 10, which he bought in 1900 and which was the first land that he cultivated as an independent farmer. He was born in Amaqua township, December 5, 1872, and is a son of George and Elizabeth (Gunder) Savits, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Illinois. The came to Boone count about 1862, the father acquiring title to 40 acres of land in Yell township. He farmed successfully until 1882. In 1886 he removed to Ogden, which remained his home until his death in 1902. His widow resides in Ogden.
Lewis Savits was reared and educated in Boone county, attending the district schools. Early he began his career as a farmer and remained in the employ of others until 1892, in which year he rented land in Beaver township, in the cultivation of which he was so successful that in 1900 he was enabled to acquire 80 acres on section 10. He immediately took the task in hand of improving the land and has since devoted himself to this occupation with the exception of fourteen months spent in Colorado. Mr Savits is an up to date and modern farmer and follows most progressive methods in the operation of his farm. There an be found a complete and well repaired ser of buildings, which in conjunction wit his well tilled fields, indicate this careful management and his incessant industry. As his means increased Mr Savits acquired title to 80 acres of land on section 15 and 80 acres on section 21. He not only follows general agricultural pursuits but excels as a stock raiser ad annually markets three or four carloads of stock. Moreover, Mr Savits is a stockholder in the Farmersí Cooperative Company of Beaver.
On December 8, 1896, he married Sadie Vaughn, a daughter of Patrick and Lena (Horton) Vaughn, the former born in Ireland and the latter in New York. The parents came to Boone county during pioneer days, and here the father successfully devoted himself to agricultural labors. For a short time he was also connected with railroad construction work. He bought 80 acres on section 15, Beaver township, and this is the same land which our subject now owns and operates. Mr Vaughn had it under cultivation for forty-three years and there remained until his death in August 1908. His wife died in February 1910. Mr and Mrs Savits have two children: George Patrick Leo, fifteen years of age, and Lina Eloise, who is two years old.
Mr Savits has not only attained individual cusses but has bee a force in the agricultural development of his section. He has always interested himself in public questions and is at present one of the township trustees, having served in that position for six years to the benefit of the township, whose interests he promotes in every way. Politically he is a republican and thoroughly conversant wit the aspirations of his party, its ideals and its principles. He gives his adherence to the Catholic faith and is interested in religious life as well as in all other efforts tending to improve the oral life of man. Both he and his wife are favorably and well known in Beaver township, where they have many friends.
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