Edward H. Stutheit
STUTHEIT, MERKER, KRULL, KLOSE, FREYE, BACHMAN, JONES
Posted By: volunteer transcriber
Date: 3/20/2004 at 00:10:14
Edward H. Stutheit, who is residing on a farm on two hundred acres on section 34, Centerville precinct, was born in Clayton county, Iowa, March 20, 1863, but was brought to Lancaster county by his parents, Henry and Caroline (Merker) Stutheit, when four years of age. An account of their lives appears elsewhere in this work. He grew to manhood upon the farm which he is now operating and received his education in the public schools of Centerville precinct. He was early trained in agricultural work and has devoted his life to farming, which he has found both profitable and congenial. For the first eight years after his marriage he lived on one hundred and twenty acres belonging to his father and located south of the home farm, but at the end of that time he took up his residence on the homestead where he has since remained.
He has prospered financially and now owns his farm which comprises two hundred acres of fertile and well improved land. He has erected a good house, barns and other buildings, and he keeps everything in excellent repair. He not only raises the usual crops but also feeds stock for the market and derives a good income from his well directed labor. Mr. Stutheit was married in 1884 to Miss Louisa Krull, who passed away leaving five children: Harry, now a resident of Lincoln; Nora, the wife of Frank Klose, of South Dakota; Phoebe, the wife of Elmer Freye, of Montana ; Caroline, who married John Bachman of Lincoln; and Joseph, also in Lincoln.
In 1913 Mr. Stutheit was again married, Miss Edna Jones becoming his wife, and they have two children, Belda and Ethel. Mr. Stutheit is a stanch advocate of republican principles and can be depended upon to support the candidates and measures of that party at the polls. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Sprague and their influence is always given on the side of moral advancement. He has resided in this county since pioneer days and has been a witness of the greater part of the wonderful development which. has transferred a frontier region into a prosperous and highly developed agricultural section. His genuine worth is attested by the fact that those who have known him most intimately since boyhood are his closest friends.
- source: "LINCOLN The Capitol City and Lancaster County, Nebraska" Published Chicago, Illinois; The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company; 1916
- transcribed by Kathie Harrison
Coordinator, Lancaster Co. NEGenWeb Project
(posted to the Clayton co. IAGenWeb with her permission)
Clayton Biographies maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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