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Samuel Egbert


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 8/31/2015 at 16:48:18

Samuel Egbert, deceased, one of the pioneers of Northwood, was born in Lycoming county, PA Jan. 28, 1815. In 1823 the family removed lo Portage county, Ohio and soon after to Holmes county, the same state. At the age of 16 he learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for 25 years.

In 1856 he came to Nortlnvood and located the land on which part of the city now stands, laying off a portion in town lots. He was appointed a commissioner to locate the first roads in the county. He received the order to organize Worth county and when the Iowa Central rail­road was projected to Northwood he donated 12 1/2 acres for depot grounds. He was married in 1836 to Miss Eliza Jones, who preceded him to the great beyond a few years ago. His two daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Jerome, are still residents of Northwood.

Source: The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 17.


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