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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


Elon A. TUTTLE is one of the pioneers of Cerro Gordo county, and resides on section 9, of Lake township. He was born in 1823, in Herkimer Co., N. Y., where he grew to manhood, and was married, after which he went to Cortland county, and there resided twelve years.

In 1855, in company with his brother Marcus, and their respective families, Mr. TUTTLE removed to Johnson Co., Iowa, remaining there but a brief period, and the same season they made their way to Cerro Gordo county. Here Mr. TUTTLE purchased forty acres of land on section 7, of James DICKIRSON, the first he owned in the township and which was the nucleus of a farm including 300 acres on which he was resident many years, and which, under his management, became one of the model places in the county, adorned with a most enviable home. Associated with his brothers, Marcus and A. B. TUTTLE, he entered a claim of 500 acres, and the same season drew the lumber for his first house from Iowa City. The same fall he built his residence and moved his family from Johnson county. This was the first frame house in what is now Lake township.

The wife of Mr. Tuttle was Orrissa C. HUMPHREVILLE, born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 1823, and died May 14, 1880.

Six of Mr. TUTTLE'S seven children are living - Nellie, wife of A. H. HOTELLING; Hattie (deceased); Sylvia, wife of Rev. George A. CRESSEY, resident at Huron, Dakota; Adelmer M., practicing physician at Britt and Lucien, also living in Britt, Hancock county; Nettie, wife of D. D. HOWE, of Britt; Sophia, wife of David HOWE, a resident of Mandan, Dakota.

Mr. TUTTLE and his brothers are popularly and widely known as pioneers of Cerro Gordo county, and rank among the promoters of progress and growth to a fair position among the best counties of the State. A. B. TUTTLE resides at Mason City; Marcus TUTTLE has settled in Clay county.

After the death of his wife, Mr. TUTTLE sold his homestead farm, and has since resided on a quarter section of which he became proprietor in 1855, and on which he built a pleasant home.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 873. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Susan Steveson



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