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Lewis Cass Meek

MEEK, EICH, BECK

Posted By: Fran Hunt, Volunteer
Date: 10/4/2001 at 08:08:51

From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties 1890 County
LEWIS CASS MEEK
Lewis Cass Meek, a worthy representative of the honored pioneer family mentioned above and a prominent farmer and stock raiser of Bonaparte Iowa was born in Van Buren County on May 28, 1859, and is a son of Robert and Abigail Meek. His education was acquired in the district school of the neighborhood and he was reared to manhood in his native county. His father owned and operated on of the first mills in the county, but on account of poor health in his youth, he was not allowed to engage in the work of milling. In 1879, when a young man of twenty years, he journeyed westward, locating in Colorado, where he spent two years. Returning at the expiration of that time to his native county, he embarked in raising stock, which he has since, made his chief business, carrying on the same with marked success.
In 1882 Mr. Meek led to the marriage alter Miss Anna M. Eich, one of the fair daughters of Van Buren County. Her birth occurred on February 6, 1857, and her parents are Jacob and Agnes Beck Eich, early settlers of this community. Two children, boys grace their union. They have been given the names of Philip and Waldo R., and one died in infancy.
The fine stock-farm, of which Mr. Meek is the owner, comprises four hundred and ninety-five acres, all under fence, adjoining the corporation limits of Bonaparte. He raises large numbers of the best grades of stock, and has gained the reputation as one of the leading stock growers of southeastern Iowa. He is a man of good business ability, of sterling worth and strict integrity, and a worthy representative of the honored pioneer family. In his political affiliations, he is a Democrat, having supported the party since attaining his majority.
I am not related, and am only copying this for the information of those who might find this person in their family.


 

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