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Isaac Wiant 1824-1898

WIANT, DIEBERT, WOOLMAN, BOND, WYANT

Posted By: Jeanne Gaumer (email)
Date: 11/16/2008 at 19:39:21

Isaac Wiant is a native of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, born June 29, 1824, a son of Jacob and Magdalene (Diebert) Wiant. His father died in 1826, and his mother subsequently, with her six children, moved to Grant County, Indiana, where he was reared and married.

After his marriage his new cares increased his desire for a home, and accordingly, to better his opportunities for procuring one, he left Indiana and came West, locating in Clarke County, Iowa. He entered a tract of Government land, which he has improved and now has a fine farm of 275 acres of well-improved land, all under cultivation, with good buildings and a pleasant residence. He is an enterprising, progressive citizen, and a good farmer. He is public-spirited, and in addition to attending to his personal affairs is active in promoting the interests of his town and county. He has served as township trustee twenty-one consecutive years, and as treasurer of the School Board nine years. In politics he is a Republican, but in local elections votes for men, not party. In religious faith he is allied to the United Brethren church, and is a liberal supporter toward its material needs.

Mr. Wiant was married in November, 1845, to Eliza Woolman, daughter of Abraham and Ruth(Bond) Woolman. To them have been born seven children - Mary Elizabeth, Eliza Jane, Martha Emily, Ruth D., John C.F., Lucy M. and William T. S. Wiant.

History of Clarke County - Biographical Sketches published 1886, pages 13 and 14.

Isaac Wiant was my great-great grandfather. He changed his name from WYANT to Wiant.


 

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