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James F. Warehime (1856-1941)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/6/2022 at 13:13:32

James F. Warehime
(April 7, 1856 – January 1941)

Calhoun Township probably has no more enterprising citizen than the gentleman whose name introduces this sketch, his home being on section 23, where he owns and operates a good farm of one hundred and sixty acres. He has been a resident of this county since February, 1888, and during that time has been prominently identified with her agricultural interests. Mr. Warehime is a native of Illinois, born in Whiteside County, north of Sterling, April 7, 1856, and is a son of Daniel and Lydia A. (Loats) Warehime, both of whom were natives of Maryland. The father was an early settler of Whiteside County, Illinois, and there opened up the farm on which he died in 1863, at a comparatively early age. Our subject was given the advantages of a good common school education and remained with his brother until grown, assisting in the operation of the home farm. After reaching manhood he engaged in farming and to some extent worked at the mason's trade with his stepfather.
On Thanksgiving day of 1882 Mr. Warehime was married in his native county to Miss Mary Ella Yeakel, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of German ancestry, her great-grandfather, Christopher Yeakel, having been a native of Germany. On his emigration to the new world he located in Pennsylvania and established a settlement at Germantown. His family crossed the Atlantic on the St. Andrews and landed in Philadelphia, on the 22d of September, 1734. They were of the Mennonite faith. Samuel K. Yeakel, Mrs. Warehime’s father, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and from there removed to Whiteside County, Illinois. He served three years as a soldier in the War of the Rebellion and is now an inmate of the Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown, Iowa. He also receives a pension from the government in recognition of his services. Mrs. Warehime was reared and educated in Philadelphia and in early life learned tailoring and dressmaking, which she followed quite successfully prior to her marriage. She has become the mother of two children, George and Maggie. Both are at home and the son now assists his father in carrying on the farm. For about seven years after his marriage Mr. Warehime continued to engage in farming in Illinois, and then came west, his destination being Calhoun County, Iowa, He purchased the farm in which he now resides and to its further improvement and development he has since devoted his time and attention with most gratifying results. The buildings upon the place are of a neat and substantial character, the fields are well tilled and everything about the farm testifies to the thrift and industry of the owner, who is regarded as one of the best farmers of his locality. In connection with general farming he carries on stock raising, making a specialty of Poland China hogs. His success in life is due entirely to his own well directed efforts and the assistance of his estimable wife, who has, indeed, proved a true helpmate to him. They are among the most highly respected and honored citizens of their community and wherever known
are held in high regard. In his political affiliations Mr. Warehime has been a life-long Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for James A. Garfield. [Source – Biographical Record of Calhoun County, Iowa, by S. J. Clarke, 1902, p.306]


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