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Warren Bush
Mallory Twp.

Warren Bush, prominent merchant and farmer of Mallory Township, was a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Long) Bush, who were natives of Pennsylvania, where the former died. Elizabeth came to Delaware County, Iowa, in 1851, and now resided in Colesburg, at the advanced age of eighty-one years. Warren was born in Pennsylvania on April 21, 1827, where he was educated. He came to Iowa in 1857, buying 61 acres of land on section 10 and 11, and the saw-mill then owned by George Hansel, which he ran a number of years, putting in a stave cutter and header, he sawed a large amount of timber, an made the business a financial success. He then invested his money in the mercantile business carry a stock of about $5,000 worth of such goods as are generally found in a country store, and are doing a good business. Their motto is, "The nimble sixpence, rather than the slow shilling." In 1849 Mr. Bush married Christine, daughter of Valentine and Mary (Kunkel) Werkheiser, natives of Pennsylvania, where they died. By this union there are nine children-- Edwin A., born Oct. 14, 1850, married and living at Osterdock; Martha E. (deceased) born Nov. 11, 1852; William Eastburn, born Oct. 28, 1854; Reuben Henry, born Jan. 2, 1858, married and living in Osterdock; Mary Catherine (deceased) born June 21, 1860; Joseph Warren, born Sept. 17, 1862; Minnie, Dec. 15, 1864; Annie E., July 2, 1867, and John V., Aug. 12, 1870. Mr. Bush votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 915-16
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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