Samuel Disbrow is a native of Schoharie County. New York,--born June 21, 1822. His parents were James and Polly (Knapp) Disbrow, natives of Connecticut. They removed to Lorain County, Ohio, when Samuel was four years of age. There he was reared and educated, and remained until 1854. He then went to Van Wirt County, of the same State, where he resided till 1857. In that year he came to Cass county, Iowa, and located at Lewis. He learned his trade at Wellington, Ohio. Mr. Disbrow was married in La Grange county, Ohio, April 27, 1844, to Miss Orilla Langdon, a native of Schoharie County, New York. They have four children--Levi E., Helen A., Horace and Dellmer S. Mr. Disbrow is a member of the Masonic fraternity, in which he has held all of the offices, except that of Master. His parents both died in Ohio, his father in the fall of 1858, and his mother in 1850. Mr. Disbrow is much respected, as an old resident and a worthy citizen.
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. 532-533.