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Mrs. Tabitha Bartles, widow of Nicholas Bartles, resides on eighty acres that is on section 22. She owns a farm, eighty acres of which is on section 27. Nicholas Bartles was born in Fulton county, Illinois, April 9, 1842. He enlisted in the Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, March 8, 1865, and served until the close of the war. He came to Cass county after the war, and was married in 1870, to Tabitha Eller, a daughter of Jesse Eller. They settled soon after marriage, upon the farm where Mrs. Bartles now lives. Mr. Bartles' death occurred in 1880. Mrs. Bartles was born in Jefferson county, Iowa, in 1848. She is a daughter of one of the early settlers of the county. She has three sons: Jesse F., Clarence E. and Charles O.

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. 796.

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