Schuyler J Wheeler
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/20/2010 at 15:03:07
Schuyler J Wheeler is one of the extensive landowners of Boone county, owning 1400 acres in Harrison township. His residence in this county covers a quarter of a century, as he arrived here on March 31, 1888. With the exception of a quarter section which he inherited he as acquired his large holdings by his own exertions, and good business judgment. He was born in Benton county, Missouri, November 13, 1862, a son of Commodore P and Eytchie (West) Wheeler, who were early settlers in Missouri, having removed to that state from Indiana. The father carried on farming and stock raising and was known as an enterprising agriculturist and public spirited citizen. His birth occurred in Wyoming county, New York, where he has conducted a tannery. Both the father and mother of our subject passed away many years ago. There were eight children born to their union, all of whom are living, although Schuyler J is the only one who is a resident of Boone county.
The subject of this review was reared in Missouri and after leaving the public schools he attended college at Sedalia. The formal training of schools, however was not his only education, as he learned much of agriculture and stock raising through assisting his father upon the home farm. Upon reaching manhood he put his training to practical use and as successfully followed general farming and stock raising. He has shipped cattle and hogs quite extensively and has now one hundred head registered Aberdeen Angus cattle. He is known throughout the county as a breeder of registered stock and also raises a good grade of Duroc Jersey hogs. Part of his present farm was entered in 1855 by his grandfather, Schuyler Wheeler, a resident of the vicinity of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who however, never lived on the property. Most of he many improvements on the farm have been made by our subject, who is an excellent farmer and understands how to coordinate the various branches of agriculture so that a maximum profit is secured. As success has come to him he has invested in more land until he is now the owner of fourteen hundred acres in Harrison township.
Mr Wheeler was married in Boone county, Iowa in 1908, to Miss Eva Carlson a native of this county and a daughter of John A Carlson, a farmer and early settler of Harrison township. Mrs Wheeler attended normal school at Boone and for some years as a teacher in this county, by her marriage she has become the mother of a son, Waldo Francis, whose birth occurred on August 8, 1912.
The family are liberal in their religious views, emphasizing the necessity of justice and brotherly kindness and feeling that matters of creed and dogma are of little moment. Mr Wheeler gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and is an intelligent student of public affairs. He has done much to aid in the agricultural development of the county and has also won the respect of his fellowmen by reason of his upright life and manly principles of conduct.
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