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W. W. Andrews, living on section 23 of Bear Grove, was born in Litchfield county, Connecticut, May 20, 1843. His parents, Orrin and Minerva Andrews, moved to Henry county, Illinois, in 1852. His mother is still living in that county. His father is dead. W. W. Andrews came to Cass county in 1872, purchasing then his present farm. He was married in Henry county, Illinois, in 1869, to Mary C. Fort, daughter of Isaac and Caroline Fort, residents of that county. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have six children--Watson W., Lucy C, Albert I., Elmer W., Alice M, and George K. A brother of Mr. Andrews, Charles W. Andrews, was born in Litchfield county, Connecticut, July 6, 1849. He came to Iowa in the fall of 1870, and spent one year in Marshall county, then came to Cass county. He lived one year in Atlantic township after which he bought a farm in section 23, of Bear Grove. He afterwards sold this farm and bought his present farm. He was married in 1871, to Mahala G. Fort, of Henry county, Illinois. They have six children--Stella E., Clayton W., Arthur L., Merrett S., Orrin C. and Creston F. Mrs. Andrew was born in New York, March 3, 1848, where she lived until eighteen years of age, when she went with her parents to Illinois. In 1861, Mr. Andrew enlisted in the Ninth Illinois Cavalry, and spent four years of successful and honorable service for his country in the war for the Union.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex, from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 715.

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