H. M. Swan
Posted By: Diane Wilson (email)
Date: 5/24/2004 at 22:28:58
H. M. Swan was born in Cattaraugus county, New York, on the 7th day of June, 1820. He was a resident of western New York until 1856, when he emigrated to Iowa, first locating at Monona, Clayton county, Iowa; subsequently resided two years at Waukon, Allamakee county, from which place he came to Bremer county, and eighteen months later, (in 1867), to this county. He located on section 16, Butler township, where he now owns eighty acres of land.
Mr. Swan has taught about forty terms of school. He attended the scientific course at the Western Reserve College, at Oberlin, Ohio, and spent two years at a theological seminary; he graduated from the scientific department in 1853. At about seventeen years of age he commenced to teach. He has taught some in this town, and has been a member of the school board.
In politics he is a democrat. His religious connections are with the Congregationalists. On the 25th day of April, 1850, Mr. Swan married Miss Elizabeth Allen, and they now have five children – Chester M., Julius A., Eva M., Jane, and Bertha.
Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa
Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883
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