Biographies of Clear Creek Township Residents
Adrian, Lawrence, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Talleyrand

Aller, Herbert, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Keota

Austerman, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Talleyrand

Bader, Charles, merchant at Talleyrand; born in Strausland, Germany in Prussia; there he was raised and there it was that he prepared himself for the mercantile trade; emigrated to the United States in 1867, landing at New York; from there he moved to Burlington, Iowa and was engaged in selling goods over the different portions of the State; not being satisfied with traveling he located at Sigourney, remaining in business there for a short time, then went to Talleyrand, where he is at the present; has a large stock of general merchandise, is enjoying a good trade and is a No. 1 business man; he was married December 28, 1865, to Miss Caroline Krieger a native of Wolgast, Germany; she was born July, 1843; by this union they have three children: Max J., Theresa M., and Mary F.

Barr, Samuel, blacksmith, Sec. 15; P. O. Talleyrand

Baker, Peter, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Harper

Baker, Mary, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Talleyrand

Baker, Michael, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Talleyrand

Bearen, Matthias, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Harper

Brier, John, constable, Talleyrand

Berg, Nicholas, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Harper

Bench, Peter P., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Harper

Bomby, Peter, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Talleyrand

Bouroren, Matt, farmer, Sec.12; P. O. Talleyrand

Buck, Constantine, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Talleyrand

Cline, Peter, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Harper

Conrad, Laboras, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Talleyrand

Conrad, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Talleyrand

Connely, Austin, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Keota

Doty, David, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Talleyrand

Engle, Marty, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Talleyrand

Engledinger, Nick, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Talleyrand

Fagen, John, Wagonmaker, Talleyrand

Feltz, Anton, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Talleyrand

Ford, Anderson, huxter and farmer, Sec. 13; Talleyrand

Ford, Samuel, merchant and postmaster at Talleyrand; born December 20, 1824, in Washington county Pennsylvania, he, with his parents moved to Guernsey county, Ohio; there he was raised as a farmer; came to Burlington in 1853, and there prepared himself for the mercantile trade; came in 1856 to Talleyrand, this county, where he in now engaged in business with his son James H.; deals in dry goods and general merchandise, and is also postmaster of that place; is the owner of the property on which he is doing business, and is enjoying a fine trade; March 14, 1847, was married to Miss Martha Moore, a native of the same county as himself; she was born December 28, 1827; by this union they have two children: James H. and Mary A.; have lost three: C. H. and two infants.

Fowl, Lewis, cooper, Talleyrand

Freris, Peter, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Talleyrand

Frederick, John, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Talleyrand

Fughes, Michael, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Harper

Garett, Nathan, farmer and blacksmith, Talleyrand

Geoves, Benoral, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Talleyrand

Glance, C., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Talleyrand

Goldner, A., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Harper

Goldner, John B., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Harper

Goldner, Ben, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Harper

Goldner, J. F., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Harper

Goldner, J. A., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Harper

Goldner, J. W., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Harper

Gray, George, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Talleyrand

Gray, Dr. J. D., physician and surgeon, Sec. 13; P. O. Talleyrand; born November 15, 1821 in Belmont county, Ohio and is the third son of Daniel Gray and Deborah, nee Dudley; he traces his mother's ancestry to England, and has a complete genealogical record from the original ancestry during the fourteenth century to the present time, and on his father's side has it complete from 1742; in his youth he learned the printer's trade, and followed it as an avocation, and at the same prepared himself for the practice of medicine; in 1843, he entered the office of Dr. Affleck, in Summerton, Belmont county, Ohio, and remained with his preceptor until 1857; in 1850 he came to Iowa, and in 1857 settled in Keokuk county; he graduated from the medical department of the Iowa University at Keokuk in 1854; in 1862 he was appointed assistant surgeon in the Third Iowa Cavalry, and in September of the same year was appointed assistant surgeon to the Twenty-fifth Iowa Infantry, and served until September, 1863, and resigned; in connection with his duties as a physician, he studied law, and in 1866 was admitted to the bar, but has not abandoned they medial profession, in which he has built up a large practice; he married Miss Juliet Stevens, of Lancaster in Keokuk county, in October 1855; he settled where he now lives in 1870, and owns an improved farm of 80 acres; he has a family of seven children: Charles A., Elam H., Ada, Arthur, Clara, Merrill and Flora; lost two.

Griner, Peter, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Talleyrand

Griner, Mary, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Talleyrand

Griner, Fred, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Talleyrand

Griner, George, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Keota

Gross, Michael, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Harper

Hahn, Matthias, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Talleyrand

Hahn, Nicholas, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Talleyrand

Harris, Moses, retired farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Talleyrand

Harmon, Landilin, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Harper

Harmon, Casmer, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Harper

Henderson, D. N., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Talleyrand; born is April 5, 1819, near Millswood, Guernsey county, Ohio, and is the son of Thomas and Jane Jackson Henderson; his father was born in Pennsylvania in 1776, near the place and on the same day, the battle of Brandywine was fought, and emigrated to Ohio in an early day, and was prominently identified with the interests of his adopted State; he served as associate judge of the court of Guernsey county and was elected to represent the county in the State Legislature three terms; afterward moved to Illinois and thence to Keokuk county, Iowa, where he died in September, 1860; the subject of this sketch was raised a farmer and came with his parents to this county in the fall of 1839, and took claim where he now resides; he has passed the ordeal and experience the privations of pioneer life, and has held various township offices and was elected justice of the peace when the county was organized, and has held the office almost uninterruptedly since that time; he married Miss Lavina Jeffrey in 1845; she died in 1851; afterward married Miss Rose A. Noggle; they have two adopted children: Roscoe and Mary L.; politically Mr. Henderson is a Democrat; he favored the prosecution of the war for the suppression of the rebellion; his religious views are liberal, and he has devoted a great deal of time in investigating modern spiritualism, and the evidence to his mind is without a doubt, and to use his own language he says two years after his first investigation he developed as a medium, which ultimated in the gift of healing; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity, also a member of the Odd Fellows; is a self-made man; commencing life with but little means, he has by industry and perseverance made for himself a competency, and enjoys the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens.

Hammes, Nick, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Harper

Hammes, Peter, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Harper

Hanlon, William, farmer, Sec 11; P. O. Talleyrand

Heisdoffer, Peter, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Talleyrand

Heisdoffer, Mike, farmer, Sec 10; P.O. Talleyrand

Herrick, H. A., Blacksmith, Talleyrand

Hilt, Nicholas, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Harper

Hisel, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Talleyrand

Hisel, Eva, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Talleyrand

Holmes, L. B., retired farmer, Talleyrand

Hoffman, J. P., Saloon, Talleyrand

Horning, Anthony, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Talleyrand

Horning, Martin, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Talleyrand

Horning, Chris, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Talleyrand

Horace, Wendall, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Talleyrand

Iams, Richland, hotel and saloon, Talleyrand

Johnson, S. E., of the firm of Johnson & Schreckengast, dealers in general merchandise, Keota, P. O. Talleyrand; born in Ashland county, Ohio, March 28, 1835; when about three years of age he with his parents moved to DeKalb county, Indiana, where he continued to live till the fall of l855, when he came to Iowa and located in Talleyrand, remaining there but one year, and then returned to his native State, where he continued to reside until 1859, then moved to DeKalb county, Missouri; while there he was engaged in teaching and surveying until the inaugural of Lincoln in 1861, when owing to sectional strife he thought discrection being the better part of valor and again returned to Talleyrand, where he enlisted in company D, Thirteen Iowa, as a private under Captain Price in October, 1861, and continued in that company for two years, and was then transferred to the Sixty-sixth United States Colored Infantry; and was promoted first lieutenant, and afterward third adjutant of the regiment, which commission he held until he was mustered out of the service, May 31, 1866, and returned to his home at Talleyrand; Mr. Johnson's war experience lasted from the beginning to the close of the rebellion, and was filled with hard service and gave him a thorough understanding of what is meant by the horrors of war; on his return from the army he started a general store at Talleyrand, and they year following (1877) he traded his store and stock to R. J. Henderson for the homestead where he now lives, consisting of 200 acres, and September 9, 1869, he was married to Miss Alice, daughter of Robert McCampbell, and by this union they have three daughters and one son: Loie Estelle, Florence, Dora, Alice and Albert S.; Mr. J. is a genial gentleman, quick observer and prompt in business, as he is generous in his social relations, and thoroughly merits the esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens.

Jeffries, John, farmer, P. O. Talleyrand; born in Pennsylvania in 1825, and when three years old his parents emigrated to Ohio, where he lived till the spring of 1844, when he came to Washington county, this State, and from there to this county, in the fall of 1845, and located on his present homestead of eighty acres; he was married first to Miss R. H. Kinkade, of Ohio, in 1848 who died in 1851; he was married a second time in this county, in 1852, to Nancy A. Henderson, who died in 1872 and left two children: R. A. and I. V.; he was married to his present wife in 1874; her maiden name was Maggie Shaw; he has held the office of county supervisor for two terms and was elected to the third term but resigned; he was raised on a farm and has always followed farming as an occupation.

Kauffman, John A., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Harper

Klett, Godfrey, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Harper

Kleckner, Baylar, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Talleyrand

Keiffer, Michael, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Talleyrand

Keibarger, Vince, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Harper

Kerchner, George, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Talleyrand

Kreger, William, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Keota

Leinencamp, John, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Harper

Leike, Margaret, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Harper

Leinen, Matthias, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Harper

Limeback, K., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Talleyrand

Lutz, F. A., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Harper

McCampbell, Andy, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Talleyrand

Marquis, Richard, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Talleyrand

Marquis, David, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Talleyrand

Marsh, Peter, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Harper

Mertz, Peter, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Richland

Mertz, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Talleyrand

Miller, George, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Talleyrand

Miner, Gratus, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Talleyrand

Moraine, Matt, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Talleyrand

Neill, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Talleyrand

Newman, Charles, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Keota

Newman, William, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Keota

Nutz, Peter, blacksmith, Talleyrand

Oliver, J. C., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Keota

Olinger, Peter, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Talleyrand

Oswiler, Michael, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Harper

Peiffer, Michael, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Talleyrand

Pemmey, Albert, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Keota

Phiffer, Paul, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Talleyrand

Phiffer, Nicholas, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Talleyrand

Pitzer, Mary A., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Talleyrand

Porter, J. M., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Talleyrand

Ralston, W. S., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Talleyrand

Ramsey, Conrad, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Talleyrand; born in Washington county, this State, in 1847, and was raised there and came to this county in 1876; he was raised on a farm, and has always followed farming as an occupation; October 22, 1878, he was married to Miss Mary Ada Singmaster; and they have no family.

Rand, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Keota

Rock, George, merchant, Talleyrand

Rung, Michael, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Talleyrand

Sanders, Martin, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Talleyrand

Schram, Peter, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Talleyrand

Seiren & Bisser, Talleyrand

Sheatz, Adam, farmer, Sec. 13; Talleyrand

Schockley, John, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Talleyrand

Shuman, John, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Talleyrand

Singmaster, Samuel, farmer and importer of thoroughbred Clydesdale and Norman horses, Sec. 36; P. O. Talleyrand; among the pioneers of this county is the subject of this sketch, whose portrait appears on another page; his nativity is Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, where he was born September 11, 1807, and here he was raised and made his home till the year 1836, he came to this State on a prospecting tour, and visited this county and purchased land to amount of 320 acres, the same now comprising a part of his present homestead; he remained but a short time and returned to his native home in Pennsylvania and two years later, in 1839, he came back and permanently located on the land which he had formerly purchased, and engaged in farming as occupation, which he has followed since; his means at that time were limited, and he shared all the hardships that are incident to pioneer life, at times meeting with the success that attends untiring energy and perseverance, and on the other hand suffering the disappointment that seem unavoidable in preparing a home in a new country; a few years after he settled in this county his house was taken away by a hurricane, and in 1860 his barn and all of his machinery was totally destroyed by fire; yet all this did not discourage him, but prompted him to a more decided effort to replace these losses by honest labor and economy, and today he not only enjoys a reasonable competency but has been fortunate in securing a large share of this world's goods; he now owns over 2,000 acres of hand, most of which are well improved; of late years he has made a specialty of importing Clydesdale and Norman horses, and he manages this class of stock very successfully; as a citizen he is highly respected, and as a neighbor, those who have known him longest speak of him as deserving their confidence; he was married to Miss Mary Seischolts, of Berks, county Pennsylvania; they have by this union a family of three sons and two daughters: Charles, Thomas, James, Sarah (wife of David Kiser), and Mary Ada (wife of Conrad Ramsey).

Smith, Frank, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Talleyrand

Snodgrass, Mrs. James, Talleyrand

Snider, John, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Talleyrand

Spanier, John, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Talleyrand

Starr, George, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Talleyrand; born in Germany in 1820, and came to the United States in 1844, and first settled in Ohio, where he lived up to the time he came to this county in the spring of 1867; he owns a farm of 651 acres; was married in Germany in 1844 to Miss Margaret Nicol; they have a family of ten children: Michael, John, George, Margaret, Frederick, Mary, Martin, Christian, Annie M., and Lizzie; they have two deceased; he has held various township offices and is at present justice of the peace.

Stein, John, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Harper

Steine, Henry, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Harper

Steine, Henry, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Talleyrand

Strickland, L., wagon maker, Sec. 13; P. O. Talleyrand

Sundag, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Harper

Tinnis, Nicholas, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Talleyrand

Vastine, John, farmer, sec. 33; P. O. Talleyrand

Vogle, George, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Talleyrand

Walerich, John, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Talleyrand

Walerich, Mike, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Talleyrand

Wehr, Matthias, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Harper

Weibly, Louisa, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Talleyrand

Wheeler, Maria, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Talleyrand

Wise, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Keota

Wolfe, Michael, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Talleyrand

Yeoman, James, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Talleyrand

Transcribed and graciously provided by volunteer John Davis. Thank you, John!


Reference: "1880 History of Keokuk County Iowa."

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