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Baltser Deitrick (1832 - 1917)


Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 6/28/2020 at 13:19:04

Clarke County Historical and Biographical Record, by Lewis Publishing, 1886, Page 270

B. Deitrick, one of the prominent citizens of Fremont Township, is a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, born September 10, 1832, a son of Jacob and Jane (Hutson) Deitrick. His mother died when he was but two years old, his father surviving until 1885. He remained with his father until his majority, and then learned the millwright's trade at which he worked five years.

In 1858 he came to Iowa, having previously entered 120 acres of land in Washington Township, Clarke County, which he afterward sold and brought the farm where he now lives, at the time with no improvements save a worthless log cabin in which they could not keep dry when the rain came, and upon these occasions huddled together under a large umbrella.

His land he has brought under a good state of cultivation, and his building improvements are among the best in the township. He is purely a self-made man, gathering his property together little by little, by industry and frugality. He has served his township in various official relationships and is an efficient and reliable officer. In politics he is a Greenbacker. He was married in 1860 to Miss Sophia Hunt, daughter of Garner and Elizabeth Hunt. They have no children.


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