Sherman Switzer (1949)
SWITZER, HARRINGTON LANGLEY, PETERS, BAUMAN
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 2/19/2007 at 06:36:10
Winterset Madisonian - February 2, 1949
PROMINENT FARMER DIED ON JAN. 15
Sherman Switzer of Penn Township Was 83 Years of Age
Sherman Switzer, one of the outstanding farmers and livestock men in Madison county, died at his home in Penn township Saturday, Jan. 15 at the age of 83 years.
Mr. Switzer came to Madison county in 1900, first living on the Walnut Grove farm southeast of Winterset. In 1908, he purchased and moved to the old Sol Holderbaum farm in Sec. 8 of Penn township.
He was a native of Jackson county, where he was born at Sabula, July 11, 1865, the son of David and Amanda Harrington Switzer. His father was a Civil war veteran. His mother died when he was three years old, and he was reared by his grandparents, John and Calista Harrington.
As a young man he lived near Yankton, S. Dak. for three years, moving then to Cherokee county, Iowa. There he was married to Myrtle Langley. They observed their Golden Wedding anniversary Oct. 19, 1948.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Harry Switzer of Dexter and Ralph Switzer of Milwaukee, Wisc.; five daughters, Mrs. Grace Peters of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Jessie Bauman of La Mesa, Calif., Lois Switzer of Des Moines, and Dorothy and Goldia Switzer of Los Angeles, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
(Burial was made in the Penn Center cemetery)
Madison Obituaries maintained by Kent Transier.
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