Page County, Iowa History 1880 Biographicals

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[page 641] Russell, N.J., farmer; born in the state of New York, where he resided until twenty-one years of age, when he went to La Salle, Illinois, remaining for twenty years. Came to Blanchard in 1879, engaging in the general merchandise business, and at the same time successfully caring for a fine farm of 320 acres.
[page 641] Short, James B., farmer, section 14, P.O. Blanchard; born in Putnam county, Illinois, April 15, 1835. He received a more than ordi[page 642]nary education in his native state. Came to Iowa in July, 1856, locating in Page county. Enlisted in company A, 9th Iowa cavalry, July 11, 1863. He served under Generals Sherman, Thomas and Wilson, having been engaged in many of the battles which those celebrated men fought. He entered the service as a private, and was mustered out at the close of the war as quarter-master sergeant. Was married November 7, 1861, to Miss Eugenia Noe. They have four children: Wallace M., William H., Jessie M. and Frank E.
[page 645] Douglas Township - Otte, Henry, farmer, section 34, P.O. Clarinda; born in Germany, in 1832. His parents died when Henry was twelve years of age. In 1847 he came to America, locating in Jackson county, Indiana. In 1855 he came to Iowa and entered his land, bringing his family the year following. Was married in 1856 to Miss Charlotte Klinge, a native of Germany. They have ten children, all living: William, Lucinda, John, Frederick, L----, Louisa, Harmon, Charlotte, Mary and Carrie. His standing in his township may be inferred from the fact that he has held various township offices, among them, those of justice and school director. His farm comprises 660 acres, under a high state of cultivation.
[page 651] East River Township - Mulkins, Samuel H., farmer; born in Delaware county, Indiana, April 14, 1829, at which place he remained with his parents until twenty-one years of age. He removed to Iowa in October, 1859. Was married to Miss Sarah A. Brothers on February 14, 1849. Twelve children were the result of this union, seven of whom are now living: Elizabeth J., David G., E.C., Merritt L., Sarah A.S., Monroe R. and Isaac T. Mr Mulkins was at first very much dissatisfied with Iowa, but after giving the soil of Page county a fair trial has concluded that there is none other equal to it. In addition to the old farm of 249 1/2 acres, he has recently purchased another 240 acres; both well improved.
[page 652] East River Twp - Woods, Jacob, farmer; born in Highland county, Ohio, November 24, 1834. When he was seven years of age his parents removed to Indiana, where they resided until 1851, when they removed to Iowa, locating in East River township, Page county. He was united in marriage to Miss Eliza J. Case, March 6, 1870. Five children have been born to them, three of whom are now living: James, W., Eva L. and Edith G.
[page 652] East River Twp - Wall, A.W., farmer, P.O. Clarinda; born in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1821. From there moved to Chenango county New York, remaining five years. In 1849 returned to Pennsylvania, remaining until 1857, when he came to Clarinda and engaged in farming. In 1864 went into the army and served until the close of the war. Was married to Miss Margaret S. Thomas, March 24, 1867. They are the parents of a family of four children.
[page 653] Fremont Township - Carlberg, C.A., blacksmith and carriage-maker; born 1844, in Sweden. Brought up on a farm and learned his trade before leaving his native land, which he left in 1868. Located in Henry county, Illinois, where he owned a large blacksmith shop and carriage works. Moved to Page county in 1879, and is doing a good business in his trade. He was married in 1870, to Mary Hulting, and is the father of two children: Lizzie and Minnie. Mr Carlberg is a genial and kind gentleman.
[page 657] Fremont Township - Peterson, Olof; born in Sweden in 1820. Learned the trade of a blacksmith. Came to the United States in 1852 and settled in Illinois, when his whole property consisted of only $60; now he owns 320 acres of splendid land. He was united in marriage to Hannah Mortenson in 1854. They have had four children. Mr P. went to Sweden on a visit in 1879.