WHITE, WARNER, SHOTT, PENNY, CHASE, MASON, COLE, KNAPP
Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 11/20/2007 at 23:22:20
In the year 1860 David White became a real estate holder in Burr Oak township, and came to Mitchell county, arriving at his destination Oct. 23, 1860. He was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., May 22, 1806. He is son of David and Eunice White, and was reared to the pursuit of agriculture.
When twenty-three years of age he went to Erie, Penn., where he was a farmer until 1860, when he made the exchange which put him in possession of his present property. During the war he was employed by the government about two months, and was attached to the command of General Pope. He was married in Wattsburg, Penn., in 1837, to Lucy H., daughter of John and Naomi Warner, born in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. Their seven children are all living. Martin E. married Cynthia Mason, and resides at Fargo, D. T.; Manin is at Council Bluffs, Iowa; Lydia is Mrs. Alfred Penney, of Stacyville; Marilla is Mrs. John Shott, of Dakota; Melvin married Alice Chase and lives at Osage; he was a soldier in a Pennsylvania regiment during the late war; Adele is Mrs. Arthur J. Cole of Dakota; Eddie married Hattie E. Knapp and lives at the homestead.
Martin enlisted in August, 1862, in the 27th Iowa, company K, became corporal July 7,1863, and served until the war closed. Marvin enlisted at the same time and served as long. Mr. White owns ninety-one and a half acres of land on section 10, and his home is located on the site of the first log house erected in the township, and near the celebrated spring which was once the great attraction to travelers when the country was new.
Source: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1883, page 284.
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