Mills County, Iowa
1881 Mills County History

Biographical Sketches
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Hains, Joseph,
Farmer and stock raiser, section 28, P.O. Tabor; born January 1, 1828, in Champaign county, Ohio. When twelve years of age he moved with his parents to Henry county, Ohio. His youth was passed in working on a farm and attending school. Was married in June, 1851, to Miss Jane, daughter of James and Elizabeth Lloyd. Mrs. Hains was born in North Carolina. They are the parents of eleven children, seven of whom are now living: W. Alonzo, Martha E., James W., Samantha J., Job J., Cynthia A. and Jerusha S. They are members of the Protestant Methodist church. He arrived in Mills county September 20, 1871, and located where he now resides. He came to this county a poor man, but by industry and strict integrity, has become possessed of a fine farm of 327 acres, which is under a high state of cultivation, and well improved. p. 609/610 Rawles Township

Hale, Peter,
Farmer, section 6, P.O. Glenwood; born February 4, 1824 in Laurence county, Kentucky. When thirteen years of age he moved with his parents to Des Moines county, Iowa, and there grew to manhood, and received his education in the common schools. His boyhood was passed in farming, in which occupation he has continued to the present time. From Des Moines county, Iowa, he went to Henry county, and afterward lived in Jefferson, Mahaska and Lucas counties. Came to Mills county in 1877. Was married in 1845, to Miss Elizabeth Shoemaker, of Dearborne county, Indiana. They are the parents of six children: Sarah, Mary, Caroline, Harriet, John and Trevanian. Mr. Hale is a member in good standing of the Dunkard church. p. 609 Rawles Township

Hambsch, Phillip,
Farmer and stock raiser, P.O. Clark; born April 13, 1839, in Baden, Germany. When he was fifteen years of age his parents immigrated to America, first locating in Troy, New York, and remained there about three years, when he went to Warren county, Illinois, and soon after went to Knox county, Illinois. Enlisted in company A, Eighty-third Illinois volunteer infantry, in August, 1862, and participated in the battle of Fort Donelson and numerous skirmishes. He was mustered out in June, at Nashville, Tennessee, and went to Chicago, where he was discharged July 5, 1865; he then returned to Knox county, Illinois, and engaged in farming about five years, came to Mills county in August, 1872, and located on section 25, White Cloud township, where he now resides. Was married November 11, 1866, to Miss Mary E. Oastracher, who was born in Baden, Germany, August 4, 1842. They have six children: Charles A., Rosa K., Philip E., Bernard, Michael L. and John F. Mr. H. owns a good farm of two hundred and forty acres, well improved. p. 650 White Cloud Township

Hammond, Richard,
Nurseryman, P.O. Malvern; born December 13, 1842, in Belmont county, Ohio, where he remained, engaged in farming until 1872. In the last named year he came to this county and located one mile south of Malvern, where he now resides, engaged in the nursery business. Was married March 8, 1873, to Miss Sophia Bonham, a native of Ohio. They are the parents of four children: Bessie M., Flora M., Blanche J. and Charles T. Mr. Hammond enlisted in September 1862, in company B, Fifty-third Ohio volunteer infantry, and participated in the following battles; Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Vicksburg, Jackson, Missionary Ridge, Knoxville, Resaca, Altoona, Kenesaw, Chattahoochee River, and Atlanta. He was wounded at Atlanta, and furloughed for sixty days, when he rejoined his regiment in their march to Raleigh, and was engaged in numerous skirmishes. Was mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 11, 1865. p. 651 White Cloud Township

Hammond, Robert L.,
Carpenter and contractor, P.O. Malvern; born February 22, 1847, in Belmont county, Ohio. When eight years old he moved with his parents to Monroe county, Ohio, where he remained until about seventeen years of age. When only seventeen years old he enlisted in company B, Fifty-third Ohio volunteer infantry, and participated in the battles of Resaca, Dallas, Ft. McAllister, Savannah, Columbia, Bentonsville, and Raleigh, and participated in the grand review of Sherman's army at Washington, April 28, 1865. Was mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 11, 1865, and then returned to Morgan county, Ohio. He soon after commenced learning the trade of a carpenter, remaining in Morgan county about seven years. He then came to Mills county, locating near Malvern, where he is now engaged in carpentering and building. Was married April 28, 1876, to Miss Mary J. Hammond, a native of Ohio. They are the parents of one child; Daisy Pearl. p. 650/651 White Cloud Township

Hanna, M. R.,
Principal of schools, Silver City, a native of St. Lawrence county, New York, where he was born August 28, 1842. His youth was passed in the ordinary manner, in farming and obtaining an education, the last being finished at St. Lawrence Academy. His first school was taught when but fourteen years of age, and since that time study and teaching have been his main occupations. He married Miss Harriet Barlow, September 12, 1865, who was a native of Franklin county, New York. They are the parents of two children: Ina L. and Orrie W. In the fall of 1865 he moved to Whiteside county, Illinois. In June of 1879, he came to Silver City, where he has since been engaged in educational work. His position of principal was tendered him in October, 1880, and he fills it with complete satisfaction. p. 694/695 Ingraham Township

Hanner, Alfred John,
Section 24, P.O. Glenwood; born February 28, 1834, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood and received his education in the common schools. During his youth he worked in a woolen mill and mastered all the branches of that business. He came to Mills county in 1858, and soon after went to St. Joseph, Missouri, where he remained a short time, and then returned to Pennsylvania. Six months later he again came to Mills county, and bought a carding mill where he now lives, and enlarged and improved it for the manufacture of cloth of various grades, which he continued to operate successfully until 1875, when it was destroyed by fire. He then converted the machinery that was not destroyed, to such as could be used in a saw mill, which he now owns. Was married in 1862 to Miss Sarah Wolf, a native of Missouri. They were the parents of two children: Kate and William. He was married a second time, June 18, 1877 to Miss Nan, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Calvert, of Fremont county, Iowa. they are the parents of two children, one of whom is now living, Edgar L. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. p. 624 Lyons Township

Harrison, W. H.,
Farmer and stock raiser, section 13, P.O. Council Bluffs; born in Ohio, in 1843. At an early age he came with his parents to Iowa, locating in Pottawattamie county. He received his education in the common schools of his native state and in the city schools at Council Bluffs. In 1857 he went to Douglass county, Nebraska, where his father pre-empted a claim, remained one season and then moved to Holt county, Missouri. In 1859 he went to Jackson county, Missouri, in which county his father was killed by "Bushwhackers." In company with his mother he then went to Johnson county, Kansas, and the next spring to Richardson county, Nebraska. He enlisted in 1862 in company C, Second Nebraska cavalry and served one year in the campaign against the Indians. He then enlisted in a regiment called the Black Horse Cavalry, with which he served two years. The cavalry was then consolidated with the First Nebraska. After leaving the army he made a tour of the western states, returning in 1866 to Council Bluffs, and soon after located on the farm where he now resides. Was married December 25, 1869, to Miss Elvira Kratzer, a native of Boone county, Iowa. They are the parents of five children, of whom four are now living: Lillie, Millie, Frankie and Ella. He owns a farm of 240 acres, well adapted to the raising of stock, in which enterprise he is largely interested. o, 644 St. Mary Township

Hawley, C. D.,
Section 7, P.O. Silver City; an enterprising farmer and a native of Ontario county, New York, where he was born February 2, 1826. At the age of ten years he moved with his parents to Schoolcraft, Michigan, where he remained, engaged in farming and attending school. In 1849 he located in Will county, remaining until 1864, when he moved to Linn county, Iowa, where he remained one year. After returning to Michigan, he came in 1873 to Mills county. In 1852 he visited California, returning after two years absence. In April 1855 he was united in marriage to Miss H. Campbell, a lady of culture and a native of Quebec, Ontario, who was born July 22, 1836. They have two children: Alice Belle and George W. The father and mother are both members of the Baptist church, and enjoy a comfortable home on a good farm of 120 acres. p. 694 Ingraham Township

Hayes, Bahman L.,
Farmer and stock raiser, P.O. Malvern; born in Clinton county, Ohio, where he resided until twenty-one years of age. He then came to Iowa and located near Libertyville, Jefferson county, Iowa. Enlisted in February, 1862, in company M, Fourth Iowa cavalry, serving nearly two years when he was discharged on account of disease of the lungs. After being discharged he returned home, and remained about one year. He then came to Mills county and purchased a farm in White Cloud township; was married September 5, 1854, to Mahala Byers, who was born September 5, 1834, in Morgan county, Ohio; they are the parents of eight children: F. I., Clarence L., Charles P., Warren L., William E., A. Kate, Louise Anna and Mary Bethel. The aged parents of Mr. H. reside in a comfortable little home in the yard adjoining that of Mr. Hayes. They are aged seventy-five and seventy-eight years respectively. p. 651 White Cloud Township

Haynie, John,
Farmer and grain dealer, section 8, P.O. Pacific Junction; born July 12, 1814, in Cook county, Tennessee. When six years of age he moved with his parents to Cooper county, Missouri. At the age of twenty-one years he went to St. Clair county, Missouri, and in 1851 came to Mills county, and located on the "Waubonsie Hills", where he entered 280 acres of land. He purchased the place where he now lives in 1865. Was married in 1839 to Miss Elizabeth Ward, of Cook county, Tennessee. Nine children were born to them, six of whom are now living: Sarah J., Mary E., Paul, John W., Columbus H. and George W. Mr. Haynie came to Mills county with very limited means, but by his untiring energy has amassed considerable wealth. He owns about one thousand acres of land, six hundred of which is under cultivation. At convenient places on the farm are seven good houses. He was for a number of years extensively engaged in the live stock business. Three years since he formed a partnership in the grain business with Mr. R. H. Brent, of Glenwood, and they are now buying extensively at several stations in the county. He was elected sheriff in 1853, and served four years and was afterward elected county commissioner. He is one of the pioneers of the county and has always been foremost in advocacy of all public improvements. p. 622/623 Lyons Township

Haynie, Paul,
Farmer, section 8, P.O. Pacific Junction; born June 3, 1849, in Osceola, St. Clair county, Missouri. Came with his parents to Mills county, when in infancy, and has resided here continually ever since. His childhood was passed in farm labor, and attending the district schools of this county. He was married February 21, 1875, to Miss Alvira, daughter of John F. and Nancy M. Williams, of Holt county, Missouri. They are the parents of two interesting children: Leroy and Charles. Mr. Haynie was at one time largely interested in the stock business. His life has been a quiet and uneventful one, and by his industry he has been very successful as a farmer. p. 622 Lyons Township

Haynie, Sarah,
Farmer, section 22, P.O. Glenwood; born August 25, 1821 in Dark county, Ohio. At the age of eighteen she moved with her parents to St. Clair county, Missouri, and remained there until 1852, when she came to Mills county. She was married in December, 1842, to Richard Haynie. He was a native of Tennessee, but grew to manhood in Cooper county, Missouri. They were the parents of twelve children: John T., Mary A., Martha J., William B., Samuel, Rufus L., Elizabeth, Isabella, Alvis J., George W., Jesse and Edna O. Mr. Haynie died in this township December 21, 1873. He was a worthy man, respected and honored by all who knew him. He left the family a fine farm of 440 acres. John T., the oldest son, remains at home and assumes the care and control of the farm, which he conducts in a credible manner. He shared hardships with his father during the latters' life and since then has spared no pains to secure the happiness and comfort of the family. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. p. 624 Lyons Township

Head, Thomas H.,
Agent Hawkeye Insurance, Co; is a native of Kentucky, and was born September 18, 1825. At the age of seven years his parents moved to the state of Ohio, where he was raised to manhood, and educated in the common schools. In 1844 he came to Illinois, where he remained until 1857, when he came to Mills county, locating at Glenwood, where he has lived to see the barren spot grow to the flourishing town now his home. He has devoted most of his time as a millwright, in which trade he is very proficient. Of late years he has been following lighter employment, and now represents one of the staunchest insurance companies doing business in the state. He was married in 1850 to Miss Sophronia Crosswait, a native of Tennessee. By this union they have four children: Wm. P., Lula M., Carl and Vesta, living, and one deceased. He enlisted July 1, 1861, in company A, Fourth Iowa infantry, where he served about eleven months, and then was given a recruiting commission in which he continued to the close of the war. p. 686 Glenwood Township

Heinsheimer, D. L.,
Merchant, P.O. Glenwood; was born in Baden, Germany, March 19, 1847. When six years of age he came to America, and went to Cincinnati, where his youth was passed until the age of thirteen. He then came to Iowa, and settled in Mills county. He soon after entered the store of P. D. Foster as clerk, where he remained until 1872. He was then taken as a partner by his employer and continued thus until 1875, when he engaged in business himself and in his own name. He was married September 20, 1870, to Miss Sarah Pettinger of Glenwood. They are the parents of three children: Carrie, Eddie, and Leo D. Mr. Heinsheimer is active and energetic as a business man, thoroughly reliable and remarkably successful. p. 679 Glenwood Township

Hendrie, James S.,
Sheriff, Glenwood; was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, November 30, 1828. When ten years of age he removed with his parents to Washington county, Ohio, the early years of his life being passed on the farm. In 1852, with no capital but an indomitable will and six dollars in money, he started for California by the overland route, driving an ox team of five yoke of cattle from Burlington, Iowa to Sacramento, California, where four years of his life were passed in the occupation of mining. Returning in 1856 to Ohio, he entered the mercantile profession as a clerk, which occupation he followed for about four years. While in the army he was captain of a militia company, and participated in the campaign having for its object the capture of the confederate General Morgan, who was raiding in that state. In 1866 Mr. Hendrie returned to Iowa, going to Montgomery county, and from there in 1868 to Mills county. He was married March, 18__, to Miss M. Burkett of Council Bluffs. As a business man he has been a success, he being now possessed of a fair share of this worlds goods, which have been acquired by a persistent devotion to his business. p. 678/679 Glenwood Township

Hershey, Albert,
A Pennsylvanian by birth, entered life September 8, 1847, in York county, where he obtained a common school education, closing with a course in the Normal school in Lancaster county. In 1866 he came west to Muscatine county, Iowa, where he made but a short stay, pushing on to Boone county, in this state, where he was engaged in the grain business. In February, 1871, he sought Malvern as his future home, where for a time he continued the grain trade, until now he is engaged in farming. October 15, 1879, he observed the scriptural injunction by taking unto himself a help-meet, in the person of Miss M. Jennie Place, of Malvern, Mills county. But the "replenishing" part of the scriptural injunction does not appear to have been observed thus far in their marital co-partnership. Mr. and Mrs. H. are both members of the Presbyterian church. p. 637 Malvern Township

Hiatt, O.T.,
Section 29, P.O. Silver City; one of Ingraham's successful farmers, and was born in Holt county, Missouri, September 16, 1849. At the age of two years he came with his parents to Mills county, locating in Silver Creek township, where he remained until 1873, when he moved to his present location. In October of the same year he was married to Miss M. E. Rowmer, a native of Mills county; the fruits of this union are four children; Nellie M., Bertha L., Eva and Addie. Mr. Hiatt owns a beautiful farm of two hundred and eighty acres, and is largely engaged in stock raising. He commands the respect and esteem of his neighbors. p. 695/696 Ingraham Township

Hilton, George,
Farmer, P.O. Clark; born October 20, 1839, in Rock Island county, Illinois, and there grew to manhood. In 1870 he came to Mills county, and located in White Cloud township, near where the town of Clark now stands. Mr. Hilton, in company with his father-in-law, Mr. Miller, and Mr. J. C. Miller, is engaged in improving a large tract of valuable land. A magnificent dwelling house and a fine young orchard adorn the premises, and under the skillful management of these parties, this farm is destined to become one of the best in the county. Mr. Hilton was married October 29, 1867, to Miss Mary M. Miller, who was born in Pennsylvania, October 6, 1846. They are the parents of six children: C. E., Robert I., Harry, Ann R., Frank and Walter. p. 650 White Cloud Township

Hoch, William,
Lumber merchant, P.O. Glenwood; was born in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1826, where he resided until 1840, when in company with his parents he removed to Cedar county, Iowa, and remained until 1848. During his stay in this county he learned the blacksmith trade. Upon leaving Cedar county he engaged in steamboating until 1850, when he took the overland route to California, and devoted three years to mining occupations, when he returned to Iowa, going to Council Bluffs in 1854, and engaged in farming for about two years, after which he came to Mills county, engaging in the same occupation as at the Bluffs. In 1873 he was elected treasurer of Mills county. In 1875 he formed a co-partnership with Mr. Conger for the purpose of carrying on the lumber business, under the firm name of Hoch & Conger, who are doing a first class business. p. 679 Glenwood Township

Holmes, Mrs. Rebecca J,
Farmer, P.O. Henderson; was born January 19, 1840 in the state of Indiana. She was the daughter of Peter and Isabella Byerson. While quite young she moved to the state of Missouri, near St. Joseph. In 1846 she came to Iowa - her father dying on the journey - and located in Lee county. In 1853 she came to this county and four years later moved to Nodaway county, Missouri. October 28, 1858, she was married to William R. Holmes, who was a native of Brown county, Ohio, born July 8, 1837. In 1860 they came to Mills county, to remove to Missouri again in 1864, and in 1867, returned to this state and county where their home has since been. Mr. Holmes died November 9, 1878, leaving nine children, all living: Simeon A., Sarah S., Albert H., Adaline E., John J., Orra P., Walker Co. and Tennie A. p. 702/703 Anderson Township

Honeyman, John,
Farmer and stock raiser, section 22, P.O. Emerson; born in 1842 in Scotland. He was educated in the High schools of his native country, and entered the service of the Commercial Bank of Scotland in 1857, and remained with that institution until 1872, in which year he sailed for America. He landed in New York and from there went to Detroit; and from thence to Chicago, making a short stay in each city. In June, 1873, he came to Mills county, and located on the farm where he now lives. Was married in June 1873, to Eliza Gregg Myles, a native of Scotland, who died June 8, 1874. He then returned to Scotland, where he remained a short time, and then came again to this county. In September, 1874, he took charge of bank, implement house and grain elevator in Emerson, where he remained for one year. He then went to Ashkunn, Illinois, and took chrge of a hardware house for one year, and then returned to Mills county. In 1876 he occupied an elevator in Emerson, and at one time, in the period of eight days, received 26,916 bushels of shelled corn, and at the same time there were two other firms in Emerson engaged in buying corn. Was married a second time in March, 1876, to Ella Viola, daughter of Milton Cheney, of this county. They are the parents of two children: John and Milton. After leaving Emerson he came to the farm where he now lives, which consists of 213 acres, well improved. p. 713 Indian Creek Township

Hornby, George H.,
Farmer, P.O. Glenwood; was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1838. In 1844 he removed to Providence, Rhode Island. In 1863 he enlisted in the United States navy for the term of three years. Returning to his home at the expiration of his term of service he engaged in the manufacturing business, being thus occupied two years. He then disposed of this interest and moved to Pawtucket and engaged in the upholstering and manufacturing business. In March of 1879 he came to this county. He was married in March, 1866, to Miss A. F. Crockett, born in February 1838. They have six children: Edward T., Florence T., Mary S., George H., William S. and Viola. He is a new man to the county, but comes recommended by those best of traits, integrity, industry and honor. p. 596 Center Township

Howard, Joel L.,
Farmer and stock dealer, section 33, P.O. Tabor; born March 9, 1842, in Dover, Windham county, Vermont, where he lived until fifteen years of age. His youth was passed in working on a farm and attending school. He arrived in Iowa May 9, 1857, and located in Fremont county. Was married December 12, 1878, to Miss Electa, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Miller. She was born in Green county, Ohio. They are members of the Congregational church of Tabor. He is well esteemed by his neighbors as a Christian man, a good school teacher and a quiet unpretentious citizen. He owns a good farm of 154 acres, and a separate ten acres of timber land. His farm is well adapted to feeding and raising stock, in which business he is largely engaged. p. 610 Rawles Township

Howard, Samson,
Section 24, P.O. Malvern; a worthy citizen of Mills county; who was born in Lincolnshire, England, January 1, 1835. His youth was spent on a farm and attaining an education in the common schools. In 1853 he came to America locating in Ohio. After residing in Loraine, Ontario and Woods counties he moved to St. Joe county, Michigan. In May 1871, he came to Mills county. July 20, 1861, he was married to Miss Letty Hallam of Michigan, who was born in England, January 4, 1842. By this union they have nine children: Marietta, Elmer E., Ella J., Francis E., Letty E., George H., Charles W., Herbert P. and Walter O. Mr. Howard owns a good farm of 80 acres. p. 695 Ingraham Township

Howarth, Dennis,
Farmer section 12, P.O. Glenwood; born April 17, 1832, in England, and there grew to manhood, receiving his education in the Wesleyan private schools. At the age of fourteen he learned the art of engineering which he following until coming to Mills county. Immigrated to Canada in 1851, where he remained one year and then went to Massachusetts, then to Chicago, then to Wisconsin and from there to St. Louis, remaining in the latter city until 1868. In that year he came to Mills county. He is now a successful farmer and owns a fine farm of two hundred and twelve acres, with an attractive residence, substantial barn and productive orchard. Was married January 2, 1865, to Miss Sarah Anderson of Shawneetown, Illinois. They are the parents of four children: Mary, Harry M., Isabella and Sarah. Mr. Howarth has served the township officially with marked ability. p. 622 Lyons Township

Hoyt, Hiram,
Farmer and stock raiser, section 20, P.O. Hastings; born June 8, 1812, in New York, where he grew to manhood, working at farm labor and attending the common schools. In 1837 he moved to Caldwell county, Missouri, associated himself with the Latter day Saints, and was ordained an elder in that denomination. In 1839, he with the society, were driven from Missouri, and located at Nauvoo, Illinois. Was married in 1843 to Sarah Rude. Was married in Indiana. In 1845 he returned to Nauvoo, but was compelled to emigrate from there the following year. In 1852 he came to Pottawattamie county, Iowa and soon after located in this county, on the farm where he now resides. On coming here he purchased a squatters' claim to which he has since added 280 acres. His farm is well improved. Mrs. Hoyt died March 8, 1879. p.714 Indian Creek Township

Hoyt, Homer C.,
Farmer, section 20, P.O. Hastings; born July 31, 1820, in New York, where he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the common schools. In 1840 he moved to Knox county, Illinois. Was married May 23, 1841, to Sarah E. Fuller. In 1842 he went to Nauvoo, at which place his wife died February 7, 1843. He was married again, June 2, 1845, to Julia A. Burr. In 1844, while on a preaching tour in the state of New York, he was ordained to the office of the 70. He returned to Nauvoo in 1846. Mr. Hoyt is by his second wife the father of seven children, four of whom are living: Homer E., Cynthia M., Rachael R. and George H. Mr. H. has resided in many parts of Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, and while in southern Missouri was mobbed by Kansas jay-hawkers. He located on the place where he now lives in 1880. p. 714 Indian Creek Township

Hubbard, Rev. James,
Farmer, section 12, P.O. Glenwood; born September 20, 1835, in Ashtabula, Ohio. When thirteen years of age he moved with his parents to Cedar county, Missouri, and there grew to maturity, working at farm labor and attending the common schools. He came to Mills county in 1854, and located where he now lives, in 1869. Was married to Miss Nancy Williams, of Chester county, Kentucky. They are the parents of ten children, seven of whom are now living: Sheldon, Harriet, William Amos, Henry, Thomas and Anise. Mr. Hubband united with the M. E. church when quite young, and remained with that denomination until 1870, when he joined the United Brethren, and was appointed a local preacher and a member of the conference. He was ordained September 26, 1875, and the universal verdict of his people is that he has been a faithful minister. He was a justice of the peace in the early settlement of the county, and was re-elected to that office for the present year. He owns a good farm of seventy-eight acres. p. 623/624 Lyons Township

Hubbell, Garrett V.,
Farmer, section 14, P.O. Glenwood; born March 9, 1826, in Shelby county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the public schools. When eighteen years of age he learned the trade of a potter at Pickaway, Ohio, with John Marietta. This occupation he followed until 1855, and then came to Iowa and located in Poweshiek county, where he engaged in farming. He moved from this county to Jasper county, Iowa, and from there to Davis county, Missouri. He remained there three years and then came to Iowa and located in Dallas county. Enlisted in company C, 39th Iowa infantry, but was discharged by reason of disability. He then returned to Ohio, and immediately enlisted in company K, 14th Ohio infantry. He was engaged in the battles of Tunnel Hill, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Burnt Hickory and all others in which his regiment participated. He sustained injuries while in the service from which he has never recovered. Was discharged in July 1865, at Louisville, Kentucky, and was dismissed at Clinton, Iowa. Was married September 8, 1850 to Miss Elizabeth Bogart, of Miami county, Ohio. this union brought to them twelve children, six of whom are now living: Jacob R., Missouri, John J., Emma M., Sarah F. and Charles T. Mr. H. owns a farm of 108 acres, with an excellent orchard and convenient building. He is a member of the United Brethren church, and has been a zealous worker in the church for many years. p. 623 Lyons Township

Huffaker, H. H.,
P.O. Silver City; was born in Bureau county, Illinois, January 24, 1844. His youth was passed as other youths usually employ their time, in farming and in gaining an education, which latter was begun in the common school and finished in Dover Academy. He came to Mills county in the spring of 1870, and located at his present place of residence. His farm originally consisted of 380 acres, to which he has added until it now comprises one thousand acres of land. In 1879 he laid the foundation of Silver City, by securing from the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific R. R., a depot or station, and from this beginning an embryo town has grown to its present size. During his residence in the county his merit has been recognized by his fellow citizens in frequent elections to places of trust, he having been successively school director, treasurer and secretary of the school board. He has been a member of the various agricultural societies of the county, and contributed largely to the county's interests in that direction. Schools and churches have both received his attention and a share of his ample means. He was married December 11, 1872 in Marion county, Iowa, to Miss Mary J. Post, a native of Pennsylvania. The interests of Mr. Huffaker are largely agricultural and those of an allied nature, he being engaged in stock raising on an extensive scale. Silver City owes its existence to him, and its thrift to his enterprise and aid. p. 695 Ingraham Township

Huffaker, L.W.,
P.O. Silver City; was born in Ripley county, Indiana, August 11, 1842. When twelve years of age he moved to Bureau county, Illinois, remaining until 1868. He then came to Mills county, and locating in Ingraham township, engaged in farming. During his residence in this county he has filled many places of trust and public importance, discharging his duties to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. In the autumn of 1873 he was elected justice of the peace, and has filled the office with fidelity and credit until the present time. He has also been township clerk for one term, was assessor for three or four terms, and has filled all the positions on the school board, and is now secretary of that body. He has often been a delegate to the various political conventions held in the county, and labored for the advantage of his county and township. He enlisted in company A, Ninety-third Illinois infantry, and after a service of thirteen months was discharged on account of physical disability. Soon afterward he enlisted in the 148th Illinois infantry, and served until the close of the war. He was married January 1, 1867, to Miss Sarah Henderson, a native of Pennsylvania. They are the parents of five children living: Charles, Miles V., Lewis D., Ida May and Viva Grace. He is now successfully conducting a good mercantile business while engaged also in general law. p. 694 Ingraham Township

Hughes, James,
Farmer, P.O. White Cloud; born November 9, 1809, in Guernsey county, Ohio, where he remained with his parents until of age, and then commenced farming for himself. He remained in his native county until 1837, and then went to Henry county, Indiana, where he again engaged in farming. In 1844 he emigrated to Van Buren county, Iowa, and remained until 1851, and then went with a colony to Clarke county, Iowa. He remained in Clarke county one year, when the colony broke up, and Mr. Hughes came directly to this county and located on section 12, in White Cloud township, where he now lives. Was married February 9, 1837, to Miss Carolina Judge, who was born January 31, 1819, in Licking county, Ohio. They are the parents of thirteen children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Eleven of them are now living: Matilda A., John W., Levi P., Mary E., James E., Hannah L., Eliza J., Benjamin B., Stephen A., Adella J. and Minnie V. Commodore P. and Sarah V. died after becoming of age. p. 651/652 White Cloud Township

Hutchens, John,
Farmer, P.O. Glenwood; Mr. Hutchens was born in Sarah county, North Carolina, December 20, 1816. When three years of age went with his parents to Wayne county, Indiana, and here he was educated; the schools of his immediate neighborhood being conducted on the subscription plan. In 1841 he went to Andrew county, Missouri and improved a farm, on which he remained until 1854, when he came to this county. The farm on which he located comprises some 170 acres of land, all under excellent cultivation. He has been twice married. On October 5, 1838, he was joined in marriage to Miss Nancy Brown, a native of North Carolina, who died November 16, 1855. his wife he is the father of seven children, three of whom are now living: Isaac, Daniel and David. February 18, 1857, Mr. Hutchens married Mrs. Eliza A. Brower, a native of Thompkins county, New York, born October 20, 1823. From this union there resulted the birth of six children, three of whom are living: Joel, Omar and John. Mrs. Hutchens was the mother of seven children by her first husband, William Brower, of whom three, Alma, Byron and George are living. p. 668 Oak Township

Hutchings, William,
Farmer, section 28, P.O. Emerson; born January 18, 1823. Moved with his parents in 1825 to Fayette county, Indiana, where he remained until 1835, when they went to Delevan county, same state and there grew to manhood, obtaining his education in the common schools. Came to Mills county in 1855, then went to Page county. In 1864 he returned to Mills county, and in 1875 located on the farm where he now resides. He is a member of the United Brethren Church in Christ. He has been a class leader for twenty-five years, and a licensed exhorter for the past ten years. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity. He is the father of eight children, seven of whom are now living: Phoebe Jane, Samuel B., Esther, Lois, Barbara E., Nancy R. and John J. He has held the office of the justice of the peace three terms, and has the confidence and esteem of all who know him. p. 712/713 Indian Creek Township

Hyde, Richard W.,
Farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Hastings; was born November 22, 1847 in Hannibal, Missouri. He is a son of Jordan W. and Melinda Hyde. At the age of four years his mother died and he was taken by an aunt to Genessee and kept there until about twelve years of age, when he returned to Missouri. He received his education in common and high schools, leaving the latter in 1862, at which time he went to Virginia City, and in company with his father engaged in mining operation and cattle raising, after quitting this business they drove cattle to Iowa for about six years. His father was one of those persons who are spoken of elsewhere as having been killed by the falling of a bridge at St. Charles. After the death of his father he located in Mills county February 10, 1880, he married Colonio J. Wearin, who was born January 31, 1855, in Porter county, Indiana. He has a farm containing 640 acres of land. His principal occupation being the raising, feeding, and shipping of cattle. He is the parent of one child, Olive M. p. 713 Indian Creek Township

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