The History of Appanoose County, Iowa

Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878

Transcribed by Renee Rimmert.    A complete copy of this book is available on-line at


agt - agent mach - machinist
carp - carpenter mech - mechanic
clk - clerk mar - merchant
co - company or county mfr - manufacturer
dlr - dealer mkr - maker
fmr - farmer P.O. - Post Office
gro - grower prop - proprietor
I.V.A. - Iowa Volunteer Artillery S. or Sec. - section
I.V.C. - Iowa Volunteer Cavalry st - street
I.V.I. - Iowa Volunteer Infantry supt - superintendent
lab - laborer treas - treasurer

Center Township

F  -  H

Fee, T.M., lawyer.

Farley, J.W., Hon., Mayor of the city of Centerville; born in Hancock Co., Ill., in 1838; moved to Washington Co., Iowa, in 1839, with his parents, and located in this county in 1871.   Married Miss M.E. Badger in 1865; she was born in Ohio, in 1832; their children are Effie M., Mamie M., Roy E. and J.W.   Members of the M.E. Church; Republican.   He was elected Mayor in 1875.   Enlisted in the 13th Iowa V.I., in August, 1861; wounded at Shiloh and discharged through disability, the effects of wounds; mustered out at Cincinnati, Ohio, July 22, 1862.

Fenton, B., far., Sec. 12

Fisher, B.F., far., Sec. 25.

Fortney, J.H., far., Sec. 14.

Fredley, J.B., tinner.

Frisby, T.L., far., Sec. 23.

Frowd, Thomas, meat market; born in Durhamshire, England, in 1833; came to this county in 1867; located in Henry Co., Ill., and in this county in 1870.   Married Saline Hartford in 1865; she was born in Devonshire, England, in 1836; they have one boy - Thomas L.; she has one daughter by a former marriage - Minnie DeSilver.   He is a Democrat.   They own three houses and nine lots and forty acres of land, valued at $4,000.

Fuller, A., carpenter.

Fuller, I., far., Sec. 14.

Galley, Joseph, farmer, Sec. 5.

Galley, Henry, farmer, Sec. 12; born Jan. 26, 1831, in Fayette Co., Penn.; in 1852, came to Illinois; in 1858, to Appanoose Co.; owns ninety-two acres of land, valued at $50 per acre.   Married Elizabeth Porter, April 25, 1858; she was born Jan. 23, 1835, in Fayette Co., Penn.; her parents came to Appanoose Co. in 1856; have three children - Jennie, Galileo G. and Ida B.; lost John S. in infancy.   M.E. Church; Republican.

Gedney, J.B., farmer, Sec. 7; born Dec. 10, 1825, in Dearborn Co., Ind.; in 1838, came to Lee Co., Iowa; in 1854, to Appanoose Co.; owns 155 acres of land.   He was commissioned Captain, in 1862, of Co. I, 36th I.V.I.; served in this capacity three years, and was honorably discharged; was in the battles of Helena, Ark.; Elkins' Ford, Prairie de Ann, Little Rock, Camden and Mark's Mills, where he was captured and help a prisoner for ten months; he also participated in several other battles.   In 1870, he was elected a member of the Board of Supervisors, and, by re-election, held this position six years; then resigned; has held about all the township offices; was eight years President of the County Agricultural Society.   Married Sarah Lynch Feb. 1, 1848; she was born May 28, 1828, in Hamilton Co., Ohio; have six children - Julia C., Charles H., John J., Manford H., Samuel H. and Maggie I.   Republican; she is a member of the Christian Church.

Gilliam, H.S., machinist.

Gipson, A., farmer, Sec. 18.

Gerard, W.A., farmer, Sec. 25.

Gill, M.E., , vapor baths.

Goddard, T.M. lawyer.

Gorrell, Ann, Mrs. , (widow); born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1812; located in this county in 1858.   Her husband, Oliver Gorrell, to whom she was married in 1854, died in the army, of disease contracted in the service of the United States.   He enlisted in the 37th I.V.I., Co. G, in 1861, and died in 1864, leaving six children (one of whom was subsequently killed in the army during the war) and his widow, the subject of this biography.   Mary, a daughter of her late husband by a former marriage, resides with her; Mrs. Gorrell has a small pension of $8 per month - small recompense for the life of her husband; she owns her little home, valued at $1,000, and has a small income besides her pension.

Guernsey, D.R., County Superintendent of Schools; born in Bartholomew Co., Ind., in 1849; located in this county in 1851.   Republican in politics.   Was elected to his present official position in October, 1877, for a term of two years.

Goss, Joseph, merchant.

Guildart, Sarah, far., Sec. 32.

Gunn, I.F., carpenter.

Hakes,H ., far., Sec. 11.

Hatzenbuler, Jacob,butcher; also dealer in hides, grain, groceries, etc.; he was born May 6, 1832, in Rhenish Bavaria, Germany; in 1854, came to New York City; thence to Detroit, Mich.; in 1856, removed to Galesburg, Ill.; the following year to Burlington, Iowa; thence to Fairfield; in 1859, came to Wapello Co.; the following year, to Centerville; owns twenty acres of land in Center Tp.; also two business houses and five dwellings in the city.   Married Lydia Strickland June 28, 1863; she was born Sept. 1, 1841, in Putnam Co., Ohio; her parents came from Harrison Co., Mo., to Appanoose Co., in 1860; they have three children - Martin, Margaret and Barbara.   Republican; Roman Catholic Church.

Hays, J.R., Cashier First Nat. Bank.

Hamilton, J.S., far., Sec. 30.

Harper, John,wagon and carriage manufacturer; born in County Down, Ireland in 1828; located in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1850, and in this county in 1853.   Married Miss Sarah Creight in 1848; she was born in County South, Ireland, in 1831; their children are William H., Robert C., John A.   Are members of the Presbyterian Church; he is a Republican.   He owns a very comfortable residence and other property in Centerville, valued at about $9,000.   He has been at his present business since 12 years of age, having served an apprenticeship of five years in Ireland and several years journey work before commencing for himself; has been established in this city twenty-five years; is prompt to assist local enterprises.

Harris, S.D., , clerk.

Hart, W.,far., Sec. 30.

Harvey, S.L., and proprietor of the Centerville Journal; this paper was established in 1843.

Hawkins, L.W., carpenter.

Haynes, E.C., , attorney; member of the law firm of Vermilion, Haynes & Vermilion.

Henderson, A.R., farmer, Sec. 1.

Henderson, R., coal dealer.

Henkle, E.W., blacksmith.

Henry, L. Mac., merchant.

Herman, J.V., , shoemaker.

Hoffman, R.H., barber.

Hollingsworth, Jeremiah, deceased; born Nov. 8, 1811, in Montgomery Co., Ohio; died July 8, 1876.   Married Elizabeth Pollard Oct. 15, 1836; she was born April 4, 1818, in Shelby Co., Ky.   In 1851, they came to Appanoose Co.; she owns 120 acres of land.   Had twelve children, seven living - Henry, Mary F., now Mrs. White; Sarah E., now Mrs. Ashby; Alfred, Dan, William and Lydia E., now Mrs. Frisby.   John A. enlisted in 1862; served about eighteen months, and was killed by the guerrillas at Little Rock, Ark., in December, 1863.

Hollingsworth, K., farmer, Sec. 24.

Hollman, J.W., , merchant.

Hose, John, miner.

Hoover, S.E., farmer, Sec. 17.

Howell, C.H., farmer.

Houston, J.W., carpenter.

Howlett, S.A., farmer, Sec. 31.

Huddleston, C.M., photograph artist; born in Union Co., Penn., in 1852; located in this county in 1875.   Married Miss Carrie Scott in 1858; she was born in the same county and State in 1840; they have five children - Foster G., Sherman R., Freeman, Wilford and Ralph.   Independent in politics.   Owns his own residence, valued at $1,500.   He is a thorough artist, and can product pictures equal to any in the largest cities; has been in the business fifteen years.

Hudson, R., retired farmer.

Hughes, James, farmer, Sec. 7.

Hughes, Jesse, farmer, Sec. 2.

Hughes, John, farmer.

Hughes, J.S., farmer, Sec. 13.

Hutson, N., farmer, Sec. 31.