A. S. CULVER
A. S. Culver, miller, was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, October 3, 1841. He is a son of Lemuel and Patience (Simonds) Culver, natives of Vermont, who located in St. Lawrence county where they reared a family of five children, three sons and two daughters. Lemuel Culver was a farmer and remained in St. Lawrence county until his death, which occurred in 1879. He was a member of the Baptist church. A. S. Culver was reared upon a farm, and when seventeen years of age, was apprenticed to a miller to learn the trade. He served three years and received for his services two hundred and fifty dollars. In 1863 he enlisted in the United States navy under the command of Commodore Parker. He served until the close of the war. In 1866 he was married to Celesta Rose, daughter of D. P. Rose of St. Lawrence county. Mr. and Mrs. Culver have three children--Vernon, Genivieve and Emma. Vernon is now a student at the Agricultural college at Ames. Mr. Culver came to Iowa in 1812 but soon after went to Omaha, where he was engaged in a mill eight years. In 1880, he came to Anita where he has since remained. He is a member of the G. A. R.
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. 702-703.