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Among The Farmers - March 19, 1903


Posted By: DJ Scieszinski
Date: 5/15/2016 at 15:44:41

March 19, 1903

Among The Farmers
Continued from last issue)


three miles west of Melrose, owns 420 acres of land and has resided on it five years. He reports the loss of three head of cattle by some kind of fever which he fears is contagious, as others of his neighbors have lost cattle with the symptoms of the same disease.


three and one-half miles northwest of Melrose, owns 170 acres of land and has lived there thirty years. He has the usual amount of stock, and reports good crops last year.

*Should be A. Ciskey

M. E*. Judge,

owns 190 acres of land and has resided on it six years. He is making the breeding of Clyde horses a specialty, and has some good ones now on hand. He sold one 15 month old off the pasture for $150. His wife was Miss Anna Scieswinski*, they have been married three years, and have one child, Mary, two years old.

•Should be M. C. Judge and Scieszinski


six miles northeast of Melrose, owns fifty acres of land. His motto is “a small farm well tilled,” etc. He keeps 3 horses, 9 cattle and a small herd of thoroughbred Poland China hogs. His father died when he was an infant, and his widowed mother resides with him.


six miles northeast of Melrose, is an old soldier and small pensioner. He served 10 months in Co. K, 36th Iowa. Mr. Harlow claims to be totally disabled, and has done no work for four years. He also suffered a loss by fire of his house and entire household goods in 1898.


six miles northeast of Melrose, resides on his father's farm, where he was born 82 years ago. Mr. Quinn takes both the UNION and NEWS. His wife was Miss Emma Campbell of Tyrone. They have been married four years ad have two children. John is 2 years old and Katie 14 months.


resides six miles northeast of Melrose. He has 450 acres of land and located on it 23 years ago. He usually feeds and ships quite a large amount of cattle. This past winter he did not feed any, but will start thirty head which will be corn fed and grassed this summer. He also feeds and fits up horses for market. He has now on hand 16 horses, 100 cattle and about 50 hogs; he has a 4-year old driving horse and a young draft horse for sale. His 50 acres of corn made him about 40 bushels per acre, and he had 10 acres of wheat which thrashed out 228 bushels. He was married 21 years ago to Miss Etta Luttrell, and they have 8 children, 6 daughters and 2 sons. I find them a family of workers. Some of the girls handle the stock equal to any of the boys of the same age in the community. Gertrude, the oldest daughter, is 20, Mayme 17, Anna 14, Tessie 12, Nellie 10, Mickel 8, Edward 6, and the girl baby, Regina, is 3. The two Misses Welch were visiting these young ladies during my stay at the Judge home, and they played and sang some beautiful selections, such as “The Blind Child”, “Take This Letter to My Mother”, etc. I was an all night visitor with the Judge family, and find them very pleasant people.


three fourths of a mile east of Georgetown, has recently moved from the poor farm to his present place, and desires us to say, as he has now more horses on hand than he needs on the one place, he has now four head of horses for sale, consisting of one span of match mares, 5-year -old, weight about 1,150 pounds each; one draft mare 5-year -old, weight about 1,300, and one single driver 6-year-old. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick formerly resided in Henderson county, Illinois. I find in this family two bright and intelligent boys, Hugh, 10 years of age, and J. F., Jr., who is now attending the home school. There are no more hospitable families than this one.


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