STRUBLE, SIMPSON, MYERS, PATTERSON, WILLIAMS, UNDERHILL, KOHT, TAYLOR, WHEELER, SAGER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/18/2011 at 09:49:03
JOHN STRUBLE. Among the residents of Grundy County who have prosecuted a successful business career for many years, and then investing their means in such a manner as to derive a good income have retired from the arduous labors of life, is the gentleman above named. Formerly one of the prominent farmers in this section, Mr. Struble for the last fifteen years has made his home in Reinbeck. He is still the possessor of a one hundred and twenty acre tract, which he rents to good advantage.
John and Jane (Simpson) Struble, the parents of our subject, were natives of New Jersey. His paternal grandparents were natives of Germany, and upon emigrating to the United States in Colonial days located in New Jersey. John Struble, Sr., was a farmer by occupation, and of his family of six children, our subject and William are the only survivors. The father died when our subject was quite young, and the mother survived him until 1858. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
John Struble of this sketch was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1819, and received his education in the subscription schools carried on near his home. He was very young when he began to make his own way in the world, and he aided in the support of his mother until her decease. He was variously employed for several years, but on his removal to Wisconsin, in 1854, he began farming, which has been his life occupation. When locating in the Badger State he purchased eighty acres of land, in Dane County, for which he paid $11 per acre. This he placed under the best methods of improvement, and at one time owned one hundred and forty-three acres of valuable land. In October, 1870, he disposed of his property in Wisconsin, and coming to Black Hawk Township, Grundy County, became the proprietor of a quarter-section of improved land. Later he removed to Black Hawk County, where he spent seven years. At the end of that time, he sold his farm there, and came to Reinbeck, where he has since led a retired life.
At the age of twenty-five years, Mr. Struble married Miss Eunice, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Myers) Patterson. The father of Mrs. Struble died at the age of eighty-nine, at which time there were five generations of his family living. Like her husband, Mrs. Struble was born in Ohio, while her parents, who were early settlers in Trumbull County, were natives of Pennsylvania. To them have been born two daughters, Elizabeth and Adeline. Elizabeth married B. B. Williams and has seven children, viz,: John, whose sketch will be found on another page of this Record; Eunice, now Mrs. A. T. Underhill; Mary, the wife of Frank Koht; Agnes, who died when nineteen years of age; Bertha, the wife of H. B. Taylor, Ralph and Ray. Adeline, the younger daughter of our subject, married J. B. Wheeler and is the mother of a daughter, Ella, now the wife of Charles Sager. In politics Mr. Struble votes the Republican ticket, and by his estimable character and useful life has secured the respect of his acquaintances and the deep regard of all who know him.
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