MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 420
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
Samuel Pollock, who died in Muscatine, May 9, 1895, was born January 8, 1811. In Scioto county, Ohio. He obtained a good common school education and taught school four years, from 1838 to 1842. He was married on the 27th day of January, 1892 to Miss Lavisa Lucas. He farmed two years in Scioto county.
In the spring of 1844 he moved with his young wife to Iowa, settling in Lake township, Muscatine county, where he devoted his time to farming until the summer of 1863, when he was commissioned to recruit men for the 9th Iowa Cavalry. In December of the same year his regiment was ordered south and he filled his position manfully all through the war, and was mustered out of service in the summer of 1805. He then came home to his family and followed farming again in Lake township.
In the year 1870 he was commissioned to take the government census of seven townships-Wapsinonoc, Goshen, Pike, Cedar, Orono, Seventy-Six and Lake.
Mr. Pollock became a member of the Congregational church of Muscaitne about 1845, and remained a consistent member until moving from here to Nebraska in 1877, when he united with the Methodist church, of which he remained a faithful member until death.
There were born to him nine children-five daughters and four sons. His wife, with two sons and three daughters, survive him. They are: John W. and Frank L. Pollock, of Muscatine; Mrs. J.L. McColm and Mrs. Louella Zipser, of Muscatine, and Mrs. Hillis Ady, of Atalissa, Iowa. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy. Mrs. Emma Kline, of Orangeville, Ill., died in November, 1800, aged 41 yeas.
In the spring of 1887 deceased moved to Garfield county, Neb. He lived there until 1890, when floding it to be subject to drouth, he traded his lands for property in Orangeville, Ill., died in November, 1800, aged 41 years.
In the spring of 1887 deceased moved to Garfield county, Neb. He lived there until 1890, when finding it to be subject to drouth, he traded his lands for property in Orangeville, Ill. And moved his family there, where he lived until last November, when his son, J.W. Pollock, moved him and family to Muscatine, where his children could care for him in his latter days.
On January 8th, his last birthday, he was taken sick and had been ailing ever since until his death. He ailment was a general giving away of the entire system. He was very patient all the time and little or no trouble to care for.
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