ISAAC VAN AUSDALL
VAN AUSDALL, BANTA, GRAFFT, MARSHALL, SMITH, HAWKINS, CARRICK, KERBY, BROWN
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/20/2021 at 09:02:41
ISAAC VAN AUSDALL, of Jackson Township, is one of the extensive landed proprietors of Lee County, and the possessor of 477 acres on sections 2 and 35, in Jackson Township. He has been a resident of this vicinity since 1853, and for a period of thirty-three years has been an interested witness of the changes and improvements which have been going on within the boundaries of the Hawkeye State. Mr. Van Ausdall is a native of Preble County, Ohio, and was born July 6, 1810, his parents being Peter and Rachel (Banta) Van Ausdall, natives of Virginia, who removed to Ohio after their marriage. Their family comprised five sons and six daughters.
The subject of our sketch was reared in his native State, and when a young man engaged in farming until 1853. He then determined to make his future home in Iowa, and accordingly crossed the Mississippi, and purchased his present farm in Jackson Township, upon which he settled and has since remained. Since coming here he has been industriously engaged in the improvement and cultivation of his land. He has erected a comfortable farm dwelling, good barns and outhouses, and has all the appliances for carrying on agriculture in a first-class manner.
Mr. Van Ausdall was married in Preble County, Ohio, to Miss Eliza Grafft, a native of Pennsylvania, who was born May 7, 1818. They have become the parents of thirteen children, eleven of whom survive: Peter; Martin married Hettie Marshall, and they reside in Montrose Township; Rachel A. became the wife of H. H. Smith, and lives in Clark County, Mo.; Mary F. married Luman Hawkins, and their home is in Howard County, Ind.; Maria is the wife of Burnham Carrick, and they live in Montrose Township; John married Ida Kerby, and they reside in Saxton, Mo.; Hattie is the wife of Roy Brown, and lives in Adams County, Ill.; the others are Isaac, Jr., Harvey, Lyda and Lilli; David and Caroline are deceased.
Mr. Van Ausdall is busily engaged in his chosen calling, and is the friend of good order, morality and education, and in politics sympathizes with the Greenback party. Mrs. Van Ausdall and three of her daughters are members of the Christian Church.
It is with pleasure that the publishers of this work present the portrait of Mr. Van Ausdall in connection with this sketch, as being that of a worthy and honored representative of Jackson Township.
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF LEE COUNTY, IOWA
CHICAGO: CHAPMAN BROTHERS, 1887
Transcription typed/proofed as article was originally published in 1887
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