STEADY RUN TOWNSHIP BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY

A   LEXANDER, J. C., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Martinsburgh.

B   ERRIDGE, W. B. C. Sr., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Martinsburgh.

BERRIDGE, WM. H., farmer, P. O. Martinsburgh; born February 26, 1847 in Madison county, Ohio; he was educated and lived there till 1854, when he came with his parents to Iowa, and located where he now lives; he was married October 10th, 1868 to Miss Celinda J. Smith, a native Hawkeye.

Berridge, W. B., Jr., Martinsburgh.

BERRIDGE, WM., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Martinsburgh; owns a farm of 187 acres; born April 7th, 1811, in Lincolnshire, England; he lived there till 1832, when he came to the United States, landing in New York, and coming immediately to Ohio, where he lived till 1854, when he came to Iowa and located where he now lives; he is one of the old settlers of the township; he was married Jannary (sic) 15, 1839, to Miss Mary Swazey, a native of Ohio; they have had four children: Lovenia, Loretta J., Wm. H. B., living, and Mary deceased.

BOTKIN, Z. T., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Martinsburgh; born December 4, 1817 in Clark county, Ohio; there he grew to manhood, was educated and lived till 1845, when he came to Iowa and stopped in Henry county till the next February, when he came to this county and located where he now lives; he entered his land from the government, but first had to buy a claim under what was known as the club law at that time; he is one of the oldest settlers now living in the township; he was married September 22, 1842, to Miss Cynthia A. Smith, a native of Ohio; they have a family of eight children: Jemima (now Mrs. Elijah Arganbright of Neb.)., Samuel E., Sarah H. (now Mrs. Joseph Pollock of this township), Mary, (now Mrs. Newton Ogden of this township), James Wm., now living, and Eliza and Jasper, deceased; he owns a splendid farm which he has well improved with everything to make home pleasant, all the work of his own hands.

Bottorff, Mrs. Eliza, Martinsburgh.

BOTTORFF, ISAAC W., merchant, Martinsburgh; born June 26th, 1833, in Clarke county, Indiana; his parents moved to Iowa and located in this township; he is one of the oldest settlers in the township; he enlisted October 21st, 1861, in company D, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, and served to November 18th, 1862, when he was discharged by reason of wounds received at the battle of Shiloh; he was postmaster at Martinsburgh for about one year in 1864-5; he began the mercantile business in the fall of 1862, in this place, and has followed it since; he keeps a large stock of goods generally kept in a country store, and also a stock of drugs and medicines; he enjoys a good trade, and the confidence of his customers as to fair dealing and integrity; he was married February 16th, 1845, to Miss M. H. Smith, a native of Illinois; they have a family of eight children; Sarah O., Nancy J., Jacob G., Anna R., and Ernest, and Harvey, Aminda, and Omer deceased.

BOTTORFF, E. W., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Martinsburgh; born December 25, 1835, in Clarke county, Indiana; he was raised, educated and lived there till 1852, when he came with his parents to this county, and located on Sec. 20, of this township; he came on his present farm in 1856 and has made all of its improvements himself; he has a splendid, commodious dwelling, and good barns that any man might well be proud to own, especially if he had earned it all himself, as he has done; his son, James W., has displayed a good deal of genius in the manufacture of a wind mill, which is so arranged as to drive, when in motion, a circle of figures which are constantly changing position to the passer-by, and we think is worthy of notice in this volume; he was commissioned second lieutenant in the Martinsburgh invincibles (State Militia) March 9 1863, which he held during the Skunk river unpleasantness, and to the close of the war, he has always been a strong partisan and a strong Union man; he has held the office of town trustee and several minor offices; he was married January 25, 1856, to Nancy A. Heninger,  a native of Missouri; she was born November 14, 1839; they have a family of four children: Henrietta R., James W., Sarah E., and Mary E., all living; he owns a farm of 139 acres of fine land.

BRITTAIN, WM. P., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Martinsburgh; born December 14, 1845, in Henry county Iowa; his parents came to this county in 1847; he enlisted October 10, 1863, in the Ninth Iowa Cavalry, and served till the close of the war, and was discharged February 10, 1866; he was taken prisoner September 6, 1864, while bearing dispatches to headquarters, at Gum Springs, Arkansas, and taken to Batesville, where he was paroled September 9, after having been stripped even to his boots, and given an old butternut suit, and left barefoot; he was fed on parched corn and paw-paws, and told to go north; he went to Memphis, that being the nearest point where he could reach our troops; on arriving there he was sent to St. Louis to the parol camp; soon after arriving there he was taken sick and got a furlough and came home, where he remained till December 11, 1864, when he was exchanged; he then went to his company at Brownsville, Arkansas, where he remained till discharged; he was married September 27, 1866; to Miss Lydia O. Redbearn, a native of Ohio; they have six children: Isaac M. M., Mary E., William O., Fred F., Pearl A., and Almeda M., all living.

Burns, Mrs. Susan, Martinsburgh.

Burns, S.C., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Martinsburgh.

C   AMPBELL, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Martinsburgh.

CHACEY, ITHAMAR, farmer and teacher, Sec. 24; P. O. Martinsburgh; was born April 14, 1830, in Wayne county, Ohio, and lived there until 1856; he received a good common school education and commenced teaching at the age of nineteen, and has divided his time between farming and teaching since that time; he came to this State in 1856, and owns a nice farm of 150 acres; he has held school offices but has steadfastly refused others; he married Miss Mary E. Wettmer, October 9, 1851; she was born in Pennsylvania; they have five children living: Ithamar J., Ida R., Ulysses S., Elmer W., Samuel C.; lost three: William S. B., Almina E., and Mary E. A.

Clary, W. H., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Colston, Mrs. Eliza, Martinsburgh.

COOK, WM., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Martinsburgh; born January 27, 1852, in Fayette county, Indiana; moved to Iowa in 1873 and located where he now lives; he has followed farming all his life; he was married, November 7, 1876, to Miss Mary E. Fritzler, a native Hawkeye, as she was born in this county; they have one child: Dottie Estelle, now living.

Cook, W. A., Martinsburgh.

Cook, John A., Martinsburgh.

CROCKER, B. F., farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 35; P. O. Martinsburgh; born October 2, 1821, in Franklin county, Indiana; he was educated and lived there till 1854, when he came to Iowa and located in Henry county, where he remained only about six months, when he came to this county and located where he now lives; he owns a fine farm of 360 acres of land; he is a blacksmith by trade, and worked at it about twenty five years; since his return from the army he has done but little at it; he is an auctioneer, and cries most of the public sales in the country near him; he enlisted June 13, 1861, in company I, First Iowa Cavalry, and was promoted to sergeant at the organization of the company; he served to October 10, 1864, when he was discharged by reason of expiration of term of service; was in all the battles in which the regiment was engaged while he was in the service; he has been married twice; first February 4, 1840, to Miss Elizabeth Cassaday, a native of New York; she died May 10, 1872, leaving nine children: Emily J., Thomas H., Perry, Sumner, Mary P. and Curtis, living, and Luther, Hannah E. and Melville, deceased; again January 14, 1875, to Mrs. Barbara Fritzler, a native of Germany; they have one child; B. F., living; she had three children by her former husband.

D   ARDEN,  D. B., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Darden, H. J., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Darden, S. N.; Sec. 36; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Darden, W. C., farmer,  Sec. 36; P. O. Martinsburgh.

DAVIS, DAVID, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Martinsburgh; born May 1, 1819, in Washington county, Virginia; parents moved to Indiana in 1828; there he was educated in the log school-house; he lived there till 1853, when he came to Iowa and settled in Jefferson county, where he raised one crop; in the same year (1853) he moved over into Jackson township this county, where he lived till March, 1866, when he came to this township, and in the spring of 1867 moved to the farm, where he now lives; he owns 180 acres of land; he was married October 30, 1845, to Miss Lillie Smith, a native of Indiana; they have a family of ten children: Theophilus, Louisa (now Mrs. F. P Richardson), John Q., J. M., Joriel, George R., Wm. H., and Elmer E. living, and Mary I, and Robert E. deceased.

Dawson, John M., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Dawson, J. K., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Martinsburgh.

DAY, PHILLIP S., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Martinsburgh; owns a farm of 185 acres of well improved land; born February 25, 1824, in Madison county, Illinois; he lived there till 1848, when he came to this county and located where he now lives, locating a land warrant for 160 acres, which he still owns, and which he received for his services in the Mexican war; he enlisted in May, 1846, and served one year, when he was honorably discharged; he was in the battles of Vera Cruz, and Cerro Gordo, where re received a wound in left leg by which he has been partially disabled ever since; has never drawn a pension, although he is rightfully entitled to one; he was married in November, 1847, to Miss Gracie Taylor, a native of Kentucky; they have a family of ten children: Solomon, Clarrissa, William, Robert, Franklin, James, Philip S. and George, living, and Rebecca an infant, deceased; is the only Mexican soldier now living in the township.

DEMARCE, A. L., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Martinsburgh; born August 1, 1835, in Canada West; there he was raised; he came to the United States when he was nineteen years of age, and could not read or write; he started to school at once, attending the common and high schools at Fairfield, which he continued till he gained a fair education; in the fall of 1854 he located in Washington county, where he remained till 1867, at which time he came to this county and located on German Creek, where he bought a sawmill; located where he now lives in 1869, and owns a farm of 135 acres and also a steam sawmill on Sugar Creek, which he runs during the winter season; he enlisted August 15, 1862, in company A, Twenty-fifth Iowa Infantry, served till the close of the war, and was discharged May 22, 1865; he was in all the battles in which the regiment was engaged during his term of service; he was married July 16, 1871, to Miss Mary Snakenberg, a native Hawkeye, born in this county, six miles east of Sigourney; they have a family of four children: Jno. D., Nelson H., Crinhilda F., Maggie G. Meyer, all living.

Densmore, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Martinsburgh.

DINSMORE, SAMUEL, carriage and wagon-maker, Martinsburgh; born May 30, 1816, in Mifflin county, Pennsylvania; his parents moved to Ohio in 1817; here he was educated in the common schools and lived till 1857, when he came to Iowa and located where he now lives; he holds the confidence of his neighbors where he lives, as he has been elected justice of the peace for three terms, which office he now holds; he owns a nice comfortable home, where he lives, upon which he has quite an extensive vineyard, which is a source of revenue to him; also a shop where he works at his trade most of his time, always finding plenty to do at his door; he was left an orphan at the age seventeen, and being the eldest of the family, had the care of his younger brothers, two of them learning the trade with him; he was married February 13, 1840, to Miss Sarah A. Sheppard, a native of Ohio; they have no children.

Donnell, James B., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Donnell, S. H., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Dunn, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Martinsburgh.

E   CKLEY PETER, farmer, Sec. 25; P.O. Martinsburgh.

Edwards, Jesse, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Martinsburgh.

ENGLE, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Walden; born December 24, 1838, and is a native of Ohio; his parents came to Iowa and located in Washington county, in 1853, where he lived till March, 1862, when he came to this county and located where he now lives; he owns a good farm of 180 acres of land; he was married February 6, 1862, to Miss Jennie Griffith, who is also a native of Ohio; they have a family of two sons; Frank C. and Richard D., both living.

Eyestone Bros., merchants, Martinsburgh.

Eyestone, Albert, Martinsburgh.

F   OGLE, PETER, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Fuller, H. K., Martinsburgh.

G   LASS, A. W., Matinsburgh (sic).

Glap, James, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Martinsburgh.

GODFREY, ELIJAH, shoe-maker, Martinsburgh; born March 14, 1811, in Ross county, Ohio, his parents moved to Virginia in 1856, when he came to Indiana, where he remained till 1856, when he came to Iowa and located in Wapello county, where he remained till 1864, when he came to this county and located where he now lives and started a boot and shoe shop, which business he has continued to the present time; he enlisted in October 1862, in company E, Thirty-seventh Iowa volunteers, and served to May 18, 1863, when he was discharged by reason of a rupture received while in the line of duty, guarding prisoners of war; he was married October 1, 1831; to Miss Jane Jones, a native of Virginia; they have ten children: Elijah H., David, Marion, Almira, Leander, Hannah M., Ira J., living, and Elizabeth, Louis and Mahala J. deceased.

Goepel, August, Martinsburgh.

Goepel, Gustavus, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Golliher, Mrs. M. J., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Goodwin, A. C., Martinsburgh.

GOW, DR. A. N., physician and surgeon, Martinsburgh; born July 3, 1834, in Ashtabula county, Ohio; he was educated at the high school at Mr. Vernon, Ohio; he came to Iowa and located in English River township in February, 1863; he returned to Ohio on account of the death of his father, Rev. Daniel Gow, a noted Baptist minister; he lived there till September 13, 1864, when he enlisted in the One Hundred and Seventy-Third Ohio volunteers and was made hospital steward of the regiment; he served to the close of the war and was discharged August 25, 1865, when he returned to his old home in Ohio; he studied medicine, off and on, from the time he entered school at Mt. Vernon Ohio. till he entered the army; he attended lectures at the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati during the winters of 1872 and 1873, graduating in June, 1873, in which year he returned to Iowa, and locating in this place, began the practice of his profession, which he has followed since; he enjoys a good practice and the confidence of his patrons; he invented and patented a corn-planter and cultivator combined, known as the “Farmer’s Friend” some of which were used in this county; he was married January 2, 1878, to Miss Elizabeth Hogue, a native Hawkeye, having been born in Martinsburgh, Iowa April 10, 1858

Graves, Johnson, Martinsburgh

H   AGAN, WILLIAM H., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Martinsburgh; born June 29, 1820, in Guernsey county, Ohio; his parents moved to Tuscarawas county in 1826; he lived there until 1848, when he came to Iowa and located where he now lives; in 1850 he was burned out, losing a good two story house and all its contents except a few bed-clothes, which his wife saved; the next spring he rebuilt the house he now lives in; he owns a fine farm of 400 acres upon which he has fine improvements; he was married June 25, 1848, to Miss Mary Anderson, a native of Ohio; they have a family of eleven children: Margaret, Sarah, Charles J., Wm. W., Alfred and Alice (twins), James, Horace L. and Lillie M., living, and Daniel and Otis deceased.

Hagan, C. J., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Hampton, James, Martinsburgh.

Hampson, L. G., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Martinsburgh.

HAWK, DAVID, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Martinsburgh; born April 18, 1811, in Greenbriar county Virginia; his parents moved to Athens county, Ohio, in 1815; there he grew to manhood and was educated; he came to this county in 1853, and located on section 22 in this township, having entered the land in 1847, being the second entry made in this township; he was in Burlington in 1839, when there was but one two-story house in the place; he has been town trustee and assessor; he has followed farming all his life, in which he has made a competency for his old age; he has always been a hard-working, straight-forward honest man, respected by all who knew him; he was married November 21, 1832, to Miss Elizabeth Loving, a native of Virginia; they have had nine children: Christopher Ezra, Andrew, Elijah, Sarah E., Hilda, (now Mrs. C. J. Hagan), and Allen, living, and Stephen and Keziah, deceased; he owns 610 acres of land.

Hawk, Christopher, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Martinsburgh.

HAWK, ELIJAH, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Martinsburgh; he has a farm of 130 acres of land that is well improved; he was born May 25, 1845, in Vinton county Ohio; his parents came to Iowa, and located where he now lives in 1853; here he grew up and was educated; he is one of the old settlers of the township; he was married March 23, 1870, to Miss Rhoda E., daughter of Rev. Benjamin Hollingsworth, of this county; they have a family of four children: Charles E., Edward I. and Carl, living, and Howard L. deceased.

Hawk, John F., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Martinsburgh.

HAWK, EZRA, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Martinsburgh; he owns 546 acres of highly cultivated land, with a splendid house and barn and the appurtenances of a first-class farm. He was born March 22, 1842, in Vinton county, Ohio; his parents came to this county in the fall of 1853 and located where he now lives; he enlisted June 13, 1861, in company I, first Iowa Cavalry, and served to September 9, 1864, when he was honorably discharged; he was in all the battles in which the regiment was engaged; he was married March 3, 1869, to Miss Eliza A., daughter of Henry McGee, of this township; they have of a family of three children: Ida E., living, and William H. and Frankie, deceased.

Hawk, J. S., farmer, Sec. 15. P. O. Martinsburgh.

Hawk, J. N., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Hay, G. W., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Martinsburgh.

HENRY, J. D., M. D., physician and surgeon; Martinsburgh; born January 15, 1846, in Adams county, Illinois; he was educated at Payson seminary, Payson, Illinois; he came to Iowa in 1867 and located in Wapello county, where he began the study of medicine with his uncle; Dr. S. Henry; he studied with him three years, during which time he attended medical lectures at Rush Medical College, of Chicago, and Belleview, Medical College, of New York, where he graduated in 1871; he then settled in this place and began the practice of his profession, which he has continued since with success; he has built up a good practice and is very successful as a physician; he was married October 2, 1873, to Miss Maggie Dunn, a native of Ohio; they have two children: Rex V., and an infant daughter not named.

Heninger, P. W., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Martinsburgh.

HENINGER, HENRY S., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Martinsburgh; owns 125 acres of well improved land; born November 15, 1837, in Missouri, he came with his parents to this county in 1846, and has been a resident of this township ever since; he came on to his present farm in the fall of 1871; he enlisted Aug., 1862, in company F, Thirty-third Iowa volunteers, and served to March, 1863, when he was discharged for general disability brought on while in the service; he has followed farming all his life, at which he has made a fine home, he was married March 11, 1867, to Miss Sarah Davis, a native of Illinois; they have a family of three children: Eddie and Ida (twins) living; and William H., deceased.

Henson, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Heninger, Mrs. Sarah K., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Heninger, John W., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Heninger, S. E., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Herman, John, Sr., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Hayesville.

HERMAN, JOHN U., of Wimer & Herman, proprietors of Woodbury Mills, Walden; born March 3, 1820; in Pennsylvania; there he was raised, educated and lived till 1859, when he came to Iowa and located in Ioka, where he remained two years; then moved to Jefferson county, where he remained till 1870, when he returned to this county and bought the Manhattan Mills, which he ran for three years, when he sold out and bought a half interest in Woodbury Mills, which he now owns; they have a good custom trade and make a good quality of flour; he was married April 6, 1845, to Miss Sarah Aultman, a native of Pennsylvania; they have ten children: Andrew,  Michael, Elizabeth, Mary A,, John, Samuel and William, living, and Sarah, and two infants not named, deceased.

HOGNE, S. R., farmer and carpenter, Sec. 33; P. O. Martinsburgh; born December 2, 1827, in Virginia; he came to Ohio in 1844 and lived there till 1849, when he came to Indiana, where he lived till 1856, when he came to Iowa and located where he now lives; he enlisted June 13, 1861, in company I, First Iowa Cavalry, and served to September 9, 1864; he was in all the battles in which the regiment was engaged; he was promoted to sergeant at the organization of the company; he owns a nice farm of 80 acres; he is a carpenter by trade, and works at it a good deal of his time; he was married June 18, 1850, to Miss Elizabeth Stewart, a native of Indiana; they have a family of five children: Anna S., Rachel E., Willie, Jennie A., living, and Mary F. deceased.

Horton, Tyrus, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Martinsburgh.

HURSEY, WILLIAM, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 27; P. O. Martinsburgh; born June 3, 1827, in Ohio; there he was raised and educated; he lived there till 1858, when he came to Iowa and located where he now lives; he owns one of the finest farms in the county, containing 420 acres in all, which he has under a high state of cultivation, with splendid house and barns; he has taught school sixteen terms during his life; he is an honored member of the Masonic fraternity, and has been W. M. of his lodge some twelve years; is also a member of the chapter, and assisted in the organization of the chapter at Sigourney; he was married April 20, 1848, to Miss Margaret A. Honnold, a native of Ohio; thy have had twelve children: Elizabeth M, John E., Lucinda J., S. Alice, H. Eliza, Wm. Sherman, Belle, Maud and George W., living, and Doratha, Robert N. and Wilmina, deceased.

Hutton, D. S., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Martinsburgh.

I   NGLE, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Walden.

J   OHNSON, A. J., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Jones, Alexander, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Martinsburgh.

L   AMB, J. M., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Larrimore, J. F., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Lawson, Wm., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Lehman, A., farmer, Sec. 9. P. O. Martinsburgh.

Lister, Abram, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Loenberg, Sohn, Sr., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Lotspeich, J. H., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Lotspeich, W. C. farmer, Sec. 35; P.O. Martinsburgh.

Lynn, H. C., Martinsburgh.

Lynch, P. A., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Martinsburgh.

M   cCONNELL, A. J., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Martinsburgh; born December 18, 1841; he is a native Hawkeye, having been born on Brushy Bend, Richland township, in this county, his father having come to the county in 1839; he located on his present farm in 1870; he owns a farm of 120 acres of well improved land; is unmarried, a son of honest toil, and still clinging on to the ragged edge of single blessedness; is a candidate for matrimony whom any young lady would do well to catch,

McCONNELL, W. J., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Martinsburgh; born December 27, 1838, in Delaware county, Indiana; his parents came to Iowa in the fall of 1839, and located in Richland township; he has resided in this county since; he has followed farming all his life; he enlisted August 13, 1862, in company F, Thirty-third Iowa Volunteers and served till the close of the war, and was honorably discharged July 17, 1865; he is one of the oldest settlers of the county and township, his father being the oldest permanent settler of the township now living in it; he was married January 6, 1868 to Miss Mary J. Miller, a native of Ohio; they have three children: George A., William F. and Elias O., all living; he owns a farm of 125 acres, which he has made by his own efforts.

McCONNELL, M. E., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Martinsburgh; born February 19, 1817, in Ohio; there he grew to manhood and lived till 1837 when he came to Indiana, where he remained about two years; in September, 1839, he came to Iowa, and located on Brushy Bend, in Richland township, where he lived till the second purchase was opened to settlement; he then came and located where he now lives with his family; so he is undoubtedly the oldest permanent settler now living in the township, and one of the oldest in the county; he was married February 1, 1838, to Ruth S. Hulton, a native of Ohio; they have a family of nine children: William J., A. J., Ruth A., Nancy E., Lydia J., and Emily A. all living, and Barbara, Mary A. and Francis M. deceased, the latter dying in the army at Little Rock Ark., December 16, 1863; he owns a farm of 60 acres.

Martin, Daniel, Martinsburgh.

McCreery, Horatio, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Martinsburgh,

McElroy, James, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Martinsburgh.

McGHEE, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Martinsburgh; born February 20, 1826, in Lawrence county, Indiana; parents moved to Orange county in 1827; he was raised and educated there; he came to Iowa in 1856, and located where he now lives; he owns a well improved farm of 195 acres; has followed farming all his life, and has been very successful in making for himself and family a pleasant home in his old age; he was married December 3, 1846, to Miss Mary E. Ham, a native of Kentucky; they have had two children: Eliza (now Mrs. Ezra Hawk), living, and John W., deceased.

McNutt, Alexander, farmer, Sec. 36.

Mallonee, W. D., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Martinsburgh.

MALLONEE, W. D., M. D., physician and surgeon, Martinsburgh; born August 23, 1821, in Madison county, Kentucky; parents moved to Orange county, Indiana in 1822; here he grew to manhood, and was educated in the common schools; he came to Iowa in June, 1847, and remained till October, 1848, when he returned to Indiana, and remained till 1849, during which time he worked at the carpenter trade about nine years; the other two years he combined the study of medicine with his work; he studied with Dr. A. J. Ritter, of Orangeville, Indiana; he came to this county in the fall of 1869, and began the practice of his chosen profession January 1, 1860, in this place, which he has continued to the present time; he has, however, partly retired from his profession, as he refuses to ride nights, or practice except in the families of particular friends; he enlisted June 22, 1861 in company I, First Iowa Cavalry, and served to September 13, 1864; he was on detached duty in the medical department from August, 1861 to March, 1862, and again as hospital steward from February, 1864, till his discharge from the service; he married July 25, 1861 to Mrs. Harriet M. McCoy a native of Ohio; they have no children; she had one child by her first husband: Agatha (now Mrs. W. E. Street, of this place).

Martin, R. S., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Martin, Geo. B., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Mathys, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Messerschmitt, Jacob Sr., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Monohon, Owen, farmer, Sec. 4; P.O. Martinsburgh.

Monohon, J. W., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Monohon, Columbus, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Moore, Calvin, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Martinsburgh.

MORGAN, WM.,F., farmer, Sec. 23, P. O. Martinsburgh; born July 31, 1804, in Pulaski county, Kentucky; his parents moved to Indiana in 1818; here he grew up and was educated in the old log school-house with its big fire-place; in 1849 he came to Iowa and settled where he now lives, entering his land from the government; in 1854 he was elected a member of the Iowa Legislature, beating Col, Crocker, a noted lawyer of Des Moines; he served one tern and refused a second nomination; he was the first Whig to carry the district; he has been twice elected to the board of supervisors and been justice of the peace about half the time since he has been in the State; he voted to move the capitol of the State from Iowa City to Des Moines; he was never beaten but once in his life when running for office, and that was by J. M. Chancey for county judge, and was only beaten then by thirty votes, which shows the high position he occupied in the confidence of the people; he has followed farming all his life; he owns a farm of 120 acres where he is enjoying his declining years; he has been twice married; first March 1, 1827, to Miss Elizabeth Boggs, a native of Kentucky; she died October 7, 1862, leaving seven children: Lydia J. and Harriet C. living; and Alfred W., and John B., who died in the army at Little Rock, Arkansas, Joseph C., Mary E.,  and W. H., deceased; he was married again July 16, 1863, to Mrs. Elizabeth Reynolds, a native of Ohio; they have no children; she had six children by her former husband.

Morgan, Mrs. Sarah J., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Mowrey, Mrs. Eliza, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Abingdon.

N   UGENT, C. J., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Martinsburgh.

O   AKS, E. A., farmer, section 7; P. O. Martinsburgh, moved to Illinois.

OGDEN, NERI, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Martinsburgh; he owns a good farm of 140 acres; he was born August 20, 1849, in Indiana; his parents came to Iowa in the spring of 1864, and located near Martinsburgh; he was educated in common schools and Birmingham Academy, in Van Buren county, Iowa; he came on his present farm in the spring of 1875; he was married December 16, 1874, to Miss Mattie J. Gaston, a native Hawkeye, having been born in this township; they have one child: Zane living.

Ogden, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Martinsburgh.

P   ARRISH, BEN., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Martinsburgh; he has 305 acres of land which he has got under a high state of cultivation, with good house and barns, where he can enjoy his old age in peace and plenty; he was born May 12, 1811, in Belmont county, Ohio; there he was raised and educated in the old log cabin, with fire-place in one corner; he lived there till 1839, when he moved to Tuscarawas county, Ohio, where he lived till 1851, when he came to Iowa and settled where he now lives; he has been elected county supervisor, town trustee, and has held the office of justice of the peace about half the time since he has been in the State; he has been twice married; first February 26, 1833, to Miss R. Thompkins, a native of Ohio, who died December 28, 1840, leaving three children: Edward F., William and Malissa, all deceased; again January 6, 1842, to Mary J. Motmiller, a native of Pennsylvania, who died July 9, 1864, leaving a family of eleven children: Alonzo, Celina J., Anna M., Montraville, George M., Sarah E., J. C. Freemont, Millard F., and Thomas C. living, and Eliza who died in the army in July, 1864, and Deborah deceased.

Pollock, George, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Pollock, Samuel, Martinsburgh.

Porter, Silas, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Martinsburg.

Porter, Theodore Sr., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Martinsburgh.

R   AYBURN, N. B., Martinsburgh.

Redfern, Mrs. Susan, farmer, Sec.16; P. O. Martinsburgh.

RICHARDSON, FRANCIS P., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Martinsburgh; born April 25, 1834, in McDonough county, Illinois; parents came to Iowa in fall of 1845 and located where he now lives; since his father’s death he has bought the home place of the heirs, his mother living with him; he owns a fine, well improved farm of 140 acres, which his father entered under the “club” law of early days, the logs of the old house are still doing service on the farm, as a stable, and are as sound as they were the day they were cut; he crossed the plains to Nevada in 1864, where he remained till 1866, when he returned well satisfied that Iowa was a good enough State for him to live in; he was married November 8, 1868, to Miss Louisa C. Davis, a native of Indiana; they have had four children: Nora B., Arthur and George, living, and an infant deceased.

Ruder, John, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Martinsburgh.

S   AAR, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Shaufelt, Wesley, Martinsburgh.

Sheeler, Isaiah, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Shultz, Wm., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Martinsburgh.

SMITH, A. J., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Martinsburgh; owns a farm of seventy acres of land; he is a native Hawkeye, having been born in Des Moines county, Iowa, June 1, 1856; he was raised there and educated in common schools and the Denmark academy; he came to this county in the spring of 1879, and located where he now lives; he was married April 3, 1879, to Miss Mary L. Miller, who is also a native Hawkeye, having been born in Des Moines county, Iowa.

Smith, Rev. George B., Martinsburgh.

Smith, A. D., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Martinsburgh.

SMITH, HIRAM, farmer, Sec. 13; P, O. Walden; born February 28, 1805, in Washington county, Virginia; his parents moved to Indiana, in 1821; he was raised and lived there till 1853, when he came to Iowa and located upon the place where he now lives; he was sheriff of Rush county, Indiana for four years, and has filled several minor offices; he was married September 26, 1849, to Miram Davis, a native of Virginia; they have two children: Daniel and Moses, both living in this county.

Smith, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Spears, Robert, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Ioka.

Spencer, Chas., L., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Stewart, W. W., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Martinsburgh.

STREET, MRS. AGNES, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Martinsburgh; owns a farm of one hundred and forty acres of land; born November 29, 1821, in Jackson county, Ohio; she came with her husband to this county in 1860, and settled where she now lives; she was married January 28, 1847, to Jacob Street, who was born October 27, 1818, in Derbyshire, England; he died April 25, 1872, leaving her with a family of eleven children, two of whom (Samuel F. and Rebecca E.) were by his first wife, both living, and Sarah J., William, Leah G., Jacob A., John W. and Robert A., living, and GeorgeW., David and Joseph S., deceased; she has kept her family all together since her husband’s death, and carried on the farm the same as before, for which she is certainly entitled to much praise,

Street, Mrs. Aminda, farmer, Sec. 4. P. O. Martinsburgh.

Sutton, Henry, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Swickard, Daniel, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Martinsburgh.

T   AYLOR, G. W., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Martinsburgh; born September 22, 1824, in Bath county, Kentucky; parents moved to Menard county, Illinois in 1829; there he was raised and educated; the first surveyor he ever saw was Old Abe Lincoln, when a boy; he lived there until 1867, when he came to Iowa and settled where he now lives, having bought his land in 1855; he enlisted October 1, 1864 Company B, Eighth Illinois Infantry, and served to the close of the war, being discharged September 26, 1865; he was in the siege of Mobile, and charge on Fort Blakely; he has been twice married; first, February 28, 1851, to Miss Doratha Day, a native of Illinois, who died July 15, 1863, leaving five children: Mary M., Sarah A., James Z., living, and Louisa and Dollie A., deceased; second, May 8, 1867, to Mrs. Mary A. Miner; they have two children: Robert S., living, and Anna, deceased; she had one child by first husband; he own 104 acres of land.

Terrell, John, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Martinsburgh.

W   ALL, JAMES, Martinsburgh; proprietor of the Iowa House; born December 18th, 1832, in Galway county, Ireland; he lived there till the spring of 1854, when he came to the United States, landing in New York and going immediately to Pittsburgh, where he remained something over two years, at work in a wholesale grocery house; his health failing him he moved out to Westmoreland county, Pa., where he went into the iron and farming business, which he continued for several years, when the oil excitement broke out he went to Oil City and vicinity, where he spent about two years; but not having amassed the fortune he had anticipated he concluded he would take Greeley’s advice and go West, which he did landing in Ottumwa, Iowa, July 4th, 1867; he stayed there, however, but a few days, and after looking around for a location to go into business, he finally bought the hotel property where he now lives; he keeps a good house, where the hungry can get a square meal, and the weary find rest; he also owns a neat little farm of eighty acres in section 29, of this township.

Welch, Mrs. P, Martinsburgh.

WHEELOCK, A. H., Martinsburgh; proprietor of Wheelock Mills; born in Dodge county, Wisconsin, September 21st, 1846, and lived there till sixteen years of age, when he came to Washington county, and came to this county and located where he now lives in 1865; he and his father bought the mills of A. J. Ulin; his father died in October, 1868, when he took charge of the mill and run it since; he was a member of the Home Guards during the Skunk river war, and came out without a scratch; was married March 28th, 1868, to Miss Louisa Moore, a native of this State, born in Washington county, Iowa; they have a family of three children, Adam N., Bertha K., and Max., all living; Mr. Wheelock was educated at the Iowa State University.

WIMER, E. M., of Wimer & Herman, proprietors of Woodbury Mills, Walden; he is a miller by trade; born February 18th, 1835, in Delaware county, Ohio; his parents came to Iowa and located in Lancaster township in the fall of 1844; followed farming until ten years ago, when he bought a half interest in this mill, which is the oldest in the county; they now have two run of burs, and are doing a good business, as they make as good flour as can be made anywhere; he is one of the oldest settlers of the county; was married October 9, 1856, to Miss Amy Moor, a native of Ohio; they have a family of seven children: Francis E., Mary C., Oliver A., Ada E., Marcellus C., and Elgie; Rosella deceased.

WILSON, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Martinsburgh; born April 12th, 1848, County Derry, Ireland; came with his parents to the United States in September, 1860; landing first at Quebec first and then coming and locating near Quincy, Illinois; lived there about five years, when he came to Iowa in September, 1865, and located in Jefferson county, where he lived till October, 1875, when he came to his present farm; was married October 5th, 1875, to Miss Ida E. Ogden, a native of Indiana; they have two children: Raleigh and Rhoda, A, both living; owns a farm of 108 acres; was educated at the Axline Seminary of Fairfield, Iowa, an institution that is now extinct.

Woods, C. D., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Y   OUNG, JAMES, B., farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Martinsburgh.

Young, W. H., Martinsburgh.

Transcribed by John Davis. Thanks John!
Proofread and edited to match the original text by Pat Wahl. Thanks Pat!

      Source: "History of Keokuk County, Iowa" ©1880, Des Moines: Union Historical Company

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