Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/19/2006 at 15:03:15
A Joice, farmer and dairyman, Sec P O Boone, was born in Montpelier, Vermont, January 1, 1825, and in 1832 moved with his parents to Lorain county, Ohio, he was educated in the common schools and attended Oberlin college, when they had been in Ohio about one year his father died, and he was teken into the family of Reuben Nichols, where he remained until 1843, he then started out into the world without a cent in his pocket and went to Cleveland, Ohio, and obtained work as clerk in the American House, and remained there for one year, he then went to Akron and engaged in the grain trade, and in 1846 opened the old Hale Hotel in Wilmington, Ohio, in the spring of 1847 he sold out and enlisted in company H, Second Ohio infantry, and went into Mexico, where he remained until the close of the war, and was discharged September 1848, in January of the year following he opened the Morrow House in Morrow, Ohio, and kept the same for two years, then engaged in the railroad business, building a road from Springfield to Dayton, in 1858 he again engaged in the hotel busines at Bellefontain and in 1859 came to Muscatine, Iowa and again commenced building, which he has followed more or less since, in 1862 he came to this county, location where he now lives, owning eight acres of land, keeps quite an extensive dairy, having about twenty cows, and sells the milk to his city trade, has been twice married: first in August 1848 to Miss Elizabeth Stephenson, a native of Ohio, she died in September 1849, leaving one child who died soon afterward, again in August of 1853, to Miss Anna M Sterns a native of New York, they have seven children: Elizabeth (wife of B C Tillit, of this county), Courtney, Belle (wife of West Myers, of this county), Anna, Maud, Walter, and Bertha, Living: have lost one, Mr Joice is chairman of the board of supervisors of this county
From the 1880 Boone County History Book
Boone Biographies maintained by Jan Bony.
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