Farmer, Sec. 16; P.O. Edenville; born Oct. 6, 1831, in Richmond, Ind.;
in 1832, came to Tazewell Co., Ill., with his parents, then came to Kendall
Co., then to De Kalb Co., and in 1852, went to California; in 1856, came to
Marshall Co., Iowa; he owns 160 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married
Miriam Hummel Oct. 8, 1860; she was born Jan. 10, 1840, in De Kalb Co., Ill.; have two children—Alfred
L. and Henry E. Mr. H. has held about all the township offices.
--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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