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Jonas Walrod


Posted By: Jo Alley (email)
Date: 2/3/2008 at 22:55:09

Biographical History of Crawford, Ida & Sac Counties, Printed 1893.

Jonas Walrod, one of the well-known citizens of Viola township, Sac county, Iowa, who located here in 1877, lives on a farm of 160 acres in section 4. He is a man who stands high in the estimation of the people of his vicinity, and in sketching the lives of the representative men of the couty, we make the following record of him:

Jonas Walrod was born in Troy, New York, June 16, 1826, son of Peter A. Walrod and Hannah (Harper) Walrod, who were of German decent. He was reared on a farm and remained at home until he was twenty two, receiving the advantages of a common-school education. At twenty-two he came West as far as Sycamore, DeKalb county, Illinois, where he remained until he came to his present location. Here he settled on wild land, which he has since developed into a first-class farm. His residence, a story and a half cottage, is nicely situated two miles and a half from Lake View, on the south shore of Wall Lake. He has three barns, the dimensions of which are as follows: first, 32x62 feet; second, 30x50 feet; and the third, 16x24 feet. He makes a specialty of Shropshire and Merino sheep. Ten acres of his land are devoted to grove and orchard.

Mr. Walrod was married November 7, 1847, in Wyoming county, New York, to Miss Eliza Eaton, who is a daughter of A. and Lydia (Campbell) Eaton. Her father died in Wyoming county, New York, at the age of forty-four years and her mother in Floyd county, Iowa, aged sixty-five. The latter was of Scotch descent. They had two sons, Joseph R and Harrison who were in the Union army. Mr. and Mrs. Walrod have seven children, via: Ellen, wife of Richard Trainer of Lake View; Elsie, wife of Adam Teeple; George, a veterinary surgeon, Lake View, Frank, a carpenter, Wall Lake; Harrison, a carpenter, Lake View; and Willard and Fred, at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Walrod are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in his political views he is a Republican.


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