Farmer, Sec. 18; P.O.
Marshalltown; owns 120 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born Nov. 14,
1829, in Adams Co., Penn.;
went from there to Lee Co., Ill., in the Spring of 1850; followed carpenter and
joiner business, with the exception of the time he was in the service of his
country. Enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, in Co. G, 75th Ill.
V.I., and was mustered out July 3, 1865; was in the battle of Perryville, Ky.,
where he was wounded; was also at the battle of Stone River, Tenn. Married
Alice Van Vranken March 23, 1869; she was born May
23, 1847, in Onondaga Co., N.Y.; have three children—Ida A., Gertrude E. and
George. Member of the Presbyterian Church; Republican.
p.592, Le Grand Township
--Taken from “The History of Marshall
County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its
Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.
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