Dealer in grain, lumber and coal, Le Grand; born Aug. 3, 1825, in Columbiana Co., Ohio; moved to Knox Co. in the Fall of 1850, and to Morrow Co. in 1853, and from there to this county in 1858; settled near Le Grand; remained there about eight years, then moved to Poweshiek Co., at Searboro, on the Central Road; operated in the grain and lumber business; returned to Le Grand in January, 1876, where he is following the same business. Married Mary Hicklen March 19, 1846; she died Nov. 15, 1848; was again married, to Harriet McGrew, Dec. 5, 1850; she was born Nov. 15, 1820; has four children by second wife—William H., Abner J., Martha E. and Sina F. Member of the Friends’ Church; Republican.
p.595-6, 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
Copyright 2007 by Jennie Pahls