WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY

A   LDINGER, C., farmer, Sec. 3; P.O. What Cheer.

Allen, Alvah, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Sigourney.

Attig, Levi, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

ALLEN, ALVAH, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Delta; born in Ohio February 23, 1816; when a child his parents moved to Crawford county Ohio; lived there until 1832, when he went to Knox county, remaing (sic) there until 1852; he followed the trade of edge-tool making for twenty years; he then went to Muscatine county, Iowa, remaining there until he came to this county, in 1856, settling on the place where he now resides; he has a good farm of 120 acres, well improved, upon which he has a fine bearing orchard; he was married to Miss Martha Carey, a native of New Jersey; she was born May 6, 1816; have three children: David E. Meda A,(now Mrs. Dorley), and Louis O.; have lost two; Filander R. died September 30, 1861, and Eva D., died February 21, 1861; they are members of the M. E. Church, and have been for a long time past.

B   ALL, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Springfield.

Baxter, Owen, farmer, Sec. 4; P.O. What Cheer.

Baxter, David, farmer, Sec. 5; P.O. What Cheer.

Baxter, Wm., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. What Cheer.

Bedford, R. W., coal operator, Sec. 10; P. O. What Cheer.

Beeman, S. P., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Coal Creek.

BEMAN, A. C., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Delta; born in Connecticut, October 22, 1837; there he was raised, following the occupation of a carpenter; in 1857 he came to Iowa, first settling in Washington county, in 1858 he came to Sigourney, and there followed his trade for one year; he then moved on the place where he now resides; owns a farm of 520 acres, well improved and all under good cultivation, upon which he has a good orchard; August 12, 1862, he enlisted in company I, Fortieth Iowa infantry; served until the close of the war; enlisted as a private, and May 19, 1865, was promoted to second lieutenant; was in the siege of Vicksburg, capture of Little Rock, Okalona, battle of Jenkins’ Ferry, and others; was never wounded ,but had narrow escapes, bullets having been shot through his clothes; he married Miss Mary J. Garrett, a native of Iowa; she was born December 12, 1849; they have three children: Charles E., Dwight and Gordon A.

Beeman, John, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Coal Creek.

Bell, Robert, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Sigourney.

Bell, Nathaniel, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Springfield.

Black, Peter Sr., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Springfield.

Black, Peter J., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Springfield.

Bixby, I. M., hardware, What Cheer.

Bowen, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

Bowen, Andrew, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Springfield.

Bowen, Alanzo, farmer, Sec. 34; P.O. Springfield.

Bowen, John, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Springfield.

Bradley, Hiram, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

Breeden, F., What Cheer.

Breeden, F., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. What Cheer.

Bridges, J. J., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Indianapolis, Mahaska county.

Briney, Hiram, livery, What Cheer.

Brokaw, C. J., What Cheer.

BROKAW, MOSES M., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Springfield; born in New Jersey July 25, 1811; he lived there on a farm until 1852; one year later he removed to this State and located where he now lives; his farm consists of 542 acres of land, all under cultivation and well improved, except 40 acres of timber; June 26, 1834, he married Miss Rachel Stryken, a native of New Jersey; they have by this union five children: William, Ezra, Margaret E. (now Mrs. Sampson), Edwin and Corson J.; they have lost five; Charles and four infants; Mr. Brokaw also feeds and deals quite extensively in stock.

C   AMP, J. E., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Springfield.

Casey, James, What Cheer.

Casey, Ben., Sec. 9; P. O. What Cheer.

Casey, Daniel, What Cheer.

Caughey, J. R., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Caywood, W. H., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Delta.

Chidester, S., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Chrisman, John, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Springfield.

Clemons, Fred., Sr., farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. What Cheer.

Clemons, James, What Cheer.

CLUBB, WILLIAM, farmer and proprietor of coal banks, Sec. 16; P. O. What Cheer; born January 4, 1831, in Morgan county, Indiana; lived there until 1848 and then came to this county, where he has since lived; March 25, 1855, he was married to Miss Rebecca Whiteman, a native of Indiana; they have nine children: Arthur P., Calder J., Emily, Samantha J., Eliza A., Wm., A., Mary E., Estella A. and Harry; have lost two; Oliver H. and Luella; his coal land embraces a tract of eighty acres, with a vein of coal six feet in thickness; he and his wife are members of the Christian Church.

Collard, A., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. What Cheer.

Colbert, W. E., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. What Cheer.

Cooley, Reuben, Springfield.

Couglan, Perry, What Cheer.

Coughlan, James, What Cheer.

Crow, D. S., hotel, What Cheer.

Cullin, John, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. What Cheer.

D   AVIS, R. K., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Indianapolis.

Dewey, G., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. What Cheer.

Dobbs, James, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. What Cheer.

DODGE DANIEL, proprietor of the Eureka Mills, What Cheer; born in Maine October 8, 1832; he learned the trade of millwright and miller in his earlier years, which he has since followed as an avocation; he came to this county in 1866; in 1872 he purchased his present mill, and has built up an enviable reputation in his business, his brand of flour being well known and finding a ready sale among the neighboring towns; his mill contains three run of burrs, and is fitted with all the improved machinery; Mr. Dodge was elected a member of the board of supervisors of Keokuk county at the October election, an office he is well qualified to fill; he married Miss Nancy E. Killer June 25, 1856; she is a native of Ohio; they have one son: Charles B. born May 17, 1858; lost one son: William L., August 10, 1871.

Downing, Geo., What Cheer.

Dugger, James, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. What Cheer.

Dugger, W. S., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Springfield.

Dunbar, L. S., What Cheer.

E   LLIS, WM., blacksmith, What Cheer.

ELLIOTT, G. W., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Delta; born in Indiana in 1832; there he was raised and lived until 1854, when he went to Texas, and remained there for nearly two years; in 1856 he moved to Poweshiek county, farming there for ten years; in 1864 he moved on the place where he now resides; he owns a finely improved farm of 320 acres, upon which he has an orchard of 250 bearing apple trees; February 25, 1854, he married Miss Ann Gregson, a native of Indiana; they have twelve children: Nettie (now Mrs. Wallace), Florence I, Sarah E., Susan M., Samantha N., Willard H. Alta B., Ioma M., Jefferson, Eli H., George W. M. and Walter T. deceased; Mr. E. is a member of the A. F. and A. M. lodge.

Emmons, John, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Coal Creek.

Emmons, Albert, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Coal Creek.

ELLIS, G. P. SR., farmer and mechanic, Springfield; born in Shelby county, Kentucky, August 30, 1817; lived there until 1834, when in October he moved with his parents to Hendricks county, Indiana; he remained in that State for fourteen years, and then came to Lee county, this State; he staid (sic) there until the spring of 1852, when he settled in Sigourney making that place his home for three years; he again moved, this time to Van Buren township, and in 1869, came to Springfield, where he has since resided; Mr. Ellis has been notary public for twenty years; in 1859 he was elected Representative from the county; he has served as justice of the peace in the county for thirteen years; he married Miss Mary A. Hamilton; she was born October 29, 1837, in Kentucky: Mrs. E. died, leaving six children, five of whom are living: Tebe J. (now Mrs. Foster), Andrew L., Isabel (now Mrs. Kelvey), Wm., J., and George P. Jr.; Mary Francis McAdams died May 14, 1862; he married again to Mrs. Frances A. Wilson; they have four children: Solomon L. A. A., Robert T. and Mabel E.; lost two: Margaret A. and Davis P.: Mrs. Ellis has four children by a previous marriage: Leonidas G., Llewellyn A., Lorenzo L. and Mary A. L.; Mr. E. has been a member of the A. F. and A. M. Lodge since 1844.

EWING, L. W., dealer in dry goods and groceries, Springfield; born in Licking county Ohio, September, 17, 1822; his parents were Josiah and Elizabeth Ewing; the former died at the age of 67; his mother, when he was a child; Mr. Ewing was raised in Ohio, and there learned the carpenter trade; in 1855 moved to Fulton county, Ill., lived there for three years, and then came to Iowa, locating in this township; established himself in business in January, 1877; March 14, 1843, married to Miss Martha J. Wadell; she died April 21, 1859, leaving a family of six children, five of whom are  living: Sanford P., Francis S. (now Mrs. Snodgrass), Rufus B., Sarah J. (now Mrs. Lowers), Julia A.; lost one: Dr. Franklin, who died in Little Rock, Arkansas while in the army; he belonged to company C, Fortieth Iowa; married again to Miss Nancy A. Leathers; they have three children: Mattie E., William D., and Schulyer G.; have lost three: Austin B. Sarah F., and an infant.

F   EAR, W. A., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Delta.

Foster, George, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

Fisher, William, What Cheer.

Flathers, William, hotel, What Cheer.

Flathers, B. furniture, What Cheer.

Flitscraft, Thomas, What Cheer.

Forsythe, R., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. What Cheer.

FLATHERS, WM.  H., proprietor, of Valley House, What Cheer; born June 14, 1814, Kentucky being his native State; in 1824 he moved with his father to Montgomery county, Indiana; there he was raised on a farm; in 1842 he came to Iowa, locating in Jackson county; remained there until 1854, and in 1860 came to Keokuk county; he married Miss Sarah E. Ellis, a native of Kentucky; they have six children: Benjamin E., Victoria (now Mrs. Lamb) Melissa, Levinda (now Mrs. Biglow), Wm., and Olega; Mr. F. has been keeping this hotel, which is the largest one in the town, for twelve years; his business has increased from time to time so that he has been obliged to enlarge his house.

FRANCE, WILLIAM, of the firm of France, Rhodes & Bedford, coal proprietors, Sec. 10; P. O. What Cheer; born in Lanshire county, in 1851; he emigrated to the United States, first settling in Massachusetts; remained there for five years, and in 1857 moved to Illinois; he came to this county in 1865, where he has since resided; was in the army for one year, in the gun-boat service; in 1855 he married Miss Elizabeth Farra, a native of England; they have three children: Harriet A. (now Mrs. Orr) Eliza and Emma; lost one: Elizabeth; owns fifty-eight acres of coal land, the shaft being situated one quarter of a mile northeast of What Cheer; the shaft is seventy-five feet, and the vein six feet in depth; coal is always on hand and their mines have a capacity of 1,000 bushels per day.

Fritzler, Henry, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. What Cheer.

Fritzler, Albert, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. What Cheer.

FRITZLER, ANDREW, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Springfield; born in Prussia, Germany, May 7, 1818; at the age of twelve he with his parents emigrated to the United States, first settling in Miami county, Ohio; there he was raised, and in 1842 he came to Iowa. locating where he now lives; he has a farm of 194 acres, well improved and finely cultivated, February 23, 1841, he was married to Miss Polly Ellis, a native of New York; they have ten children: Henry, Albert, Ellis, Hannah (now Mrs. Knox), John A., Thomas, Andrew L., Annie (now Mrs. Rose),  Alfred and Barbara B.

G   ARRET, JOHN, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 35; P. O. Delta; born in Kentucky in 1820; when a child his parents moved to Morgan county, Indiana, where he was raised on a farm; in 1843 he moved where he now lives, and owns 170 acres of land, well improved and upon which is a good orchard; he entered his land in 1846; in 1840 he married Miss Rachel Jones, a native of Illinois; they have a family of ten children: Eliza J., (now Mrs. Tressler), Silas E. Rachel A. (now Mrs. Black), Mary E. (now Mrs. Tressler), John W., William A., and Evan S. (twins) and Charlotte E. (now Mrs. Reed); have lost two: Martha A. and James H.

GARRETT, ANDREW  P., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. What Cheer; born in Morgan county, Indiana, March 22, 1836; he was raised and lived there until 1854, when he came to this county, locating where he now resides; he has a farm of eighty acres, all of which he has improved; November 24, 1857, he was united in marriage with Miss Hester A. Crocker, a native of Pennsylvania; they have ten children: Marion H., Thomas A., Elizabeth E., Samuel E., Louis G., Francis, Ida M., Ernest and William; have lost two: Lucinda and Rosa Lee; Mr. and Mrs. Garrett are members of the M. E. Church.

Garrett, S. E., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Delta.

Garrett, J. W., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. What Cheer.

Garrett, Elijah, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Springfield.

Garrett, James, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Springfield.

Garrett, Silas, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Springfield.

Garrett, W. A., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Springfield.

Garrett, E., Springfield.

Garrett, S. E., Sec. 36; P. O. Springfield.

Garrett, Thomas A., farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. What Cheer.

Garrett, Marion, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. What Cheer.

Geneva, A., butcher, What Cheer.

Geneva, Albert, What Cheer.

Goodman, Charles, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. What Cheer.

Greenlee, Geo., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Greenlee, A., Springfield.

Green, Isaac, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. What Cheer.

Griffin, J. H., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Sigourney.

H   AMPTON, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. What Cheer.

Harlan & Davis, merchants, What Cheer.

Harbinson, M. R., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. What Cheer.

Hardy, J. M., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Springfield.

Harlan, H. M., What Cheer.

Hasty, J. T., Sec. 35; P. O. Delta.

Hasty, M., Sec. 27; P. O. Delta.

Hawk, Martin, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. What Cheer.

Hazen, L., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. What Cheer.

Headlee, George, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. What Cheer.

Headlee, E., What Cheer.

Headlee, J. C., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. What Cheer.

Headlee, Charles, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. What Cheer.

Headlee, Jehu, farmer, Sec. 13, P.O. What Cheer.

Headlee, W.N.  farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. What Cheer.

Headlee, William, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. What Cheer.

Herendeen, E., farmer, Sec. 1. P. O. What Cheer.

Heston, Thomas, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. What Cheer.

Hicklin, Allen, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Hicklin, James, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Springfield.

Hicklin, D., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Springfield.

Hicklin, T., farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Springfield.

Hickland, Charles, Sec. 34; P. O. Springfield.

Homigan, Mrs. C., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. What Cheer.

Humes, James, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. What Cheer.

Humes, N. H., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. What Cheer.

Hurd, William, engineer, What Cheer.

J   ACKSON, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. What Cheer,

Jackson, E., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Sigourney.

James, David, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Coal Creek.

K   EEP, JOHN O., farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Springfield; born in Pennsylvania August 9, 1840; was there raised on a farm and in 1861 he moved to the State of Illinois, and June 1, of that year he enlisted in company H, Twentieth Illinois, Volunteer Infantry; was in the battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donaldson; July 22, 1862, he was discharged on account of disability caused by gunshot in the left hip, received at the latter battle; in December, 1862, he moved on the place where he now resides and which consists of 125 acres of good land; Nov. 8, 1862, he married Miss Amelia A. Stoddard of Pennsylvania; have three children: Jessie L., Nellie B. and Richard O.; have lost one: Inez; Mr. and Mrs. K. are members of the M. E. Church.

Keitsman, John, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. What Cheer.

Keister, Silas, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. What Cheer.

Keitsman, A., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. What Cheer.

Kelvey, John, farmer, P. O, Springfield.

Kendal, F. G., farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Springfield.

King, Wm., farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. What Cheer.

King, M. P., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Springfield.

KING, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Springfield; born in county of Kent, England, December 25, 1813; in 1833 he emigrated to the United States, first settling in New York city; he carried on sugar refining for several years, and in 1853 removed to Illinois; after staying there for about two years he came to Iowa, locating where he now resides; he has a finely improved farm of 223 acres; he married Miss Jane Cornwell about the year 1832; she is a native of England; they have six children: Emma (now Mrs. Bourke) born December 10, 1835, John B. born May 2, 1843, Chas. A. born July 1, 1845, George F., born December 24, 1848, Mary A., born September 6, 1850, Walter C., born December 4, 1854; have lost six: Elizabeth J., born July 23, 1838, and died December 10, 1870; Alfred W., born March 23, 1840, and died January 13, 1861; Sarah J., born March 29, 1842, and died May 27, 1842; Susannah F., born May 12, 1847, and died February 26, 1851; Francis M., born June 6, 1852, and died June 15, 1854; Frederick H,. born May 20, 1856, and died January 13, 1865; Mrs. King died November 30, 1870; after Mr. King became of age he returned to England and brought his parents to the United States.

Knox, J. T., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Delta.

Knox, W. A., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Delta.

Knox, C. H., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Delta.

L   AMB, L., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. What Cheer.

Lamb, Nelson, What Cheer.

Lamb, T. B., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. What cheer.

LASH, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield; born in Kentucky May 2, 1817; he lived there until 1827, when he went to Johnson county, Indiana; he remained there until 1847; when he removed to Iowa; in 1854 he located in Sigourney and engaged in the mercantile business for eighteen years; he was deputy sheriff four years of that time; he has held various township offices; he was wounded in the Skunk river war while attempting to arrest a deserter; he owns a fine farm of 90 acres of land, with all improvements; December 21, 1836 he was married to Miss May D. Cunningham of Indiana; they have seven children; Nancy J. (now Mrs. McIntire), Mary A. ( now  Mrs. Jennings), David W., Samuel E., Wm., E., Addie M. ( now Mrs. Nye), Ambrose C.; have lost four: Martha, McCoy, Harriet L., Bradley and Sarah; Mr. and Mrs. L. are members of the M. E. Church.

Lawrence, O. D., physician, What Cheer.

Leathers, J. H., merchant, What Cheer.

Lentanel, John, Sec. 7; P. O. What Cheer.

Locher, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. What Cheer.

M   c FARLAND, SAM’L,farmer and stock dealer, Sec. 3; P. O. What Cheer; the subject of this sketch, whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1821; raised a farmer and lived there until he reached his majority; after living in various places he went to South America in 1846, and after remaining a short time returned to New Orleans; came to Iowa in 1847, came to the county in 1867, and owns a farm of 320 acres of improved land, and is devoting his attention largely to stock; is a valuable citizen of this county, infusing a spirit of laudable enterprise in more than one direction; he commands, in a large degree, the confidence of his acquaintances, and no one has more friends in the community; has been twice married, first to Miss Louisa Carl, a native of Indiana, born July 25, 1830; she died November 27, 1874; by this union they have had seven children; Mary (now Mrs. Pace), Emma, Marshall,  Addie and Samuel living; Harriet and William deceased; married for his second wife Mrs. J. C. Abston, September 21, 1876; she was born in Ohio June 19, 1841; by this marriage they have one child; Carl F.; Mr. McFarland is a member of the A. F. and M., and he and his wife are active members of the M. E. Church.

McKinsie, C., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Springfield.

McMullin, N., farmer, Springfield.

McMullin, B., farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Springfield.

McNabb, J. H., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Delta.

Mackey, James Sr., farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. What Cheer.

Mackey, James, What Cheer.

Morrissy, John, Sec. 16; P. O. What Cheer.

N   ELSON, ELIAS, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. What Cheer; born in Virginia May 27, 1822; when a child he moved with his parents to Ohio; there he was raised on a farm, and resided in that State until 1840, when he moved to Illinois, remaining there until 1854, and then came to this county, where he has since resided; he owns 160 acres of good land; was married to Miss Emily Brown, a native of Pennsylvania; she was born December 25, 1825; have a family of eight children: Jonathan M., born May 5, 1849; Mary J., born October 22, 1850; Virginia, born June 7, 1853; Perry F., born March 5, 1856; Juliana, born February 7, 1858; Delia F., born February 29, 1860; A., born April 5, 1862; Grant, born September 17, 1866; lost two; William O., born December 27, 1849, died October 18, 1850; Columbus, born February 22, 1846, died in 1865 at Mound City, Ill.

Nanke, John, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. What Cheer.

O   LAM, JOHN, Sec. 28; P. O. Springfield.

P   ENCE, J. T., farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Delta.

Perry, Jefferson, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. What Cheer.

Petty, Nathaniel, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Delta.

Pitman, A. M., farmer, Springfield.

Pollock, Marion, farmer, Sec. 13; P.O. What Cheer.

Prokrand, Martin, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. What Cheer.

R   APLINGER, JACOB, What Cheer.

Reed, Jacob,  Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

Reynolds, Henry, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Delta.

Reynolds, C., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Delta.

Rhodes, Josiah, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. What Cheer.

Rose, Austin, farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Springfield.

S   AMPSON, ISAAC, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Sampson, E., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Sampson, Wash., Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

Sampson, B., Sec. 34; P. O. Delta.

Shackelford, W. T., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. What Cheer.

Shewey, Enoch, farmer, Springfield.

SHERIFF, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. What Cheer; born in Germany, on the Rhine, in 1828; there he was raised; when twenty years old he was drafted for six years in company Eight, Fortieth Regiment, regular army; after three years’ service he deserted and emigrated to the United States; on arriving in this country he pawned his clothes for his first night’s lodging; he has gained what he now has by hard work, industry and perseverance; he first settled in Buffalo, New York; after remaining there until 1853, he came to Muscatine county, where he stopped for seven years, and then, in 1867, enlisted in Company B, Thirty-fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, served until the close of the war and was in several small battles; he married Miss Nancy Pursell, of Indiana; they have four children: A. C.,  Howard T., Grace M. and Blanch W.; has a farm of eighty acres.

Shisler, Wm., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Springfield.

SHERBONDY, H., farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. What Cheer; born in Summit county, Ohio, October 2, 1836; there he was raised on a farm until 1857, when he moved to Bureau county, Illinois; he enlisted August 22, 1862, as a private in company C, One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois Infantry, and served till the close of the war; December 11, 1863, he was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant; he participated in the siege of Knoxville, under General Burnsides, in Tennessee, Resaca, and was wounded May 20, at Good Hope Church, Georgia, by gun-shot in the left arm and lung; November 29, 1864, he again joined his regiment, but on the next day, at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, was taken prisoner and remained in the southern prison-pen until the close of the war; he was in Andersonville prison for four months and seven days; at the close of the war he removed to Iowa, and in May, 1870, came to What Cheer and engaged in the mercantile business until 1876, when he went to Leadville, Colorado; he was one of the first engaged there in mining; he took a claim and discovered the Little Ellen mines, which he sold, August 18, for a large remuneration; he then came home, reaching here in October, 1879; he has a nice farm of eighty acres; he married Miss Catharine M. Bort, August 22, 1857; they have a family of six children; Byron, Florence, Jennie, Addie, Maggie and Warren (twins).

Skidmore, A. M., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Smothers, James, Sec. 20; P. O. Springfield.

Snodgrass, Ben., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. What Cheer,

Snodgrass, M.,farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Delta.

Sparks, Ben,. farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Springfield.

Snodgrass, John, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Springfield.

T   ASK, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

Thomas, W. P, restaurant, What Cheer.

Thomas, W. W., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. What Cheer.

Thornloe, Thomas Sr., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. What Cheer.

Tucker, Ira, farmer, Sec. 11; What Cheer.

U   RIE, WILLIAM, farmer, Springfield.

Urie, Thomas, farmer, Springfield.

V   ANWINKLE, R., farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Springfield.

Vance, Michael, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Delta.

Veach, B. H., Sec. 6; P. O. Indianapolis, Mahaska County.

W   ABER, CHARLES, Sec. 2; P. O. What Cheer.

Washburn, J., Sec. 2; P. O. What Cheer.

Waterhouse,---, hotel, Springfield.

Wilson, I. G., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Springfield.

Wildman & Stanton, merchants, What Cheer.

Wright, Joel, Sec. 5; P. O. Coal Creek.

WILSON, ISACC  B., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. What Cheer; born in Champaign, county Ohio, March 14, 1830; he was raised and lived there until 1854, when he came to Iowa and located in Mahaska county; he remained there until October of the same year, when he came to this county settling on the place which he now owns, which he entered from the government; and which consist of 202 acres of finely improved land, upon which he has a fine bearing orchard; he married Miss Mary Wilson, of Ohio; by this union they have three children: Emma, Lansen, C. and Burris; have lost five: Let and Lew (twins), and three infants; they are members of the Baptist Church, and Mr. W. belongs to the I. O. O. F. lodge.

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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