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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 283


Solomon STAHL, a prosperous farmer and stock-raiser of Grant Township, residing on section 14, is a native of Perry County, Ohio, born March 25, 1829, a son of John and Elizabeth (HUFFMAN) STAHL, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively, and among the early pioneers of Ohio. Solomon STAHL was reared to the avocation of a farmer, which he has followed through life with the exception of about sixteen years, during which time he followed a mason's trade.

He came to Ringgold County, Iowa, November 3, 1864, and has since resided on his present farm, in Grant Township, and by his industry and good management he has accumulated a fine property, being the owner of 240 acres, on which he makes his home, and is classed among the well-to-do farmers of his township.

Mr. STAHL has been twice married, taking for his first wife Miss Elizabeth E. GUYTON, who was born in Perry County, Ohio, in September, 1836. Eight children were born to this union - John H., William, Loretta, A. E., L. B., M. C., D. F. and George E. Mrs. STAHL died May 9, 1874, and for his second wife Mr. STAHL married Miss Hattie CHIVINGTON, who was born in Indiana, September 12, 1852, a daughter of A. and E. CHIVINGTON, her father being a native of Pennsylvania, and the mother born in Louisiana.

Mr. STAHL has been a veterinary surgeon for forty years, and still practices his profession in connection with his agricultural pursuits. He is a strong advocate of the cause of temperance, and is a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he votes the Republican ticket.

NOTE: Solomon "Sol" STAHL died February 18, 1915. Elizabeth (GUYTON) STAHL was born September 9, 1836, and died May 9, 1874. Harriet (CHIVINGTON) STAHL was born September 12, 1854, and died December 9, 1934. They were interred at Bethel Cemetery, near Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa.

From Disasters and Tragedies of Ringgold County: "On May 17, 1898, a tornado originated in Worth County, Missouri, four miles south of Blockton. The tornado traveled slightly northwest and included a a twenty-mile strip which was a half a mile wide. The tornado struck Ringgold City around five or six in the evening, then veered slightly, missing the town of Maloy. The tornado followed the Platte River Valley, passing through Benton, Grant, and Lincoln Townships. A huge old oak tree at Sol STAHL's farmstead was snapped off at about 15 feet from the ground. Ash trees were uprooted and sent crashing into the Platte River. Many buildings were unroofed and three people were injured. In its wake, the tornado left damages worth thousands of dollars."

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 283, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

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