Leech, Samuel Y.,



                                      farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Le Grand; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; he was born Dec. 29, 1836, in Columbiana Co., Ohio; came to Iowa in the Fall of 1855; stopped in Iowa City a short time, and then went to Cedar Co., in Springdale Tp.; remained about eighteen months, and then came to Le Grand, in this county, in 1857; remained there until 1863; he went to Tama Co., and from there he came on to his present farm in 1865. He is at present Township Assessor, and is serving his second term of office. He married Anna E. Trahen Jan. 1, 1860; she was born Sept. 16, 1838, in Knox Co., Ohio; have five children—Willis E., Louis, Cornelius, Norman D. and one an infant not named. Mr. Leech is a member of the Friends’ Church, and is a strong Republican.

                                      p.597, 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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