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Biographical Directory

The following is a chapter from "The History of Jefferson County, Iowa", Pages 572-3, and 593-4, published by the Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1879.

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A B B R E V I A T I O N S.

agt ................................................. agent | mach .................. machinist
carp ..................................... carpenter | mech.....................mechanic
clk ................................................ clerk | mer .................... merchant
Co. ......................... company or county | mfr ............. manufacturer
dlr ............................................... dealer | mkr .......................... maker
far ............................................. farmer | P.O. ............... Post Office
gro .............................................. grocer | prop ................ proprietor
I. V. A. ..... Iowa Volunteer Artillery | S. or Sec. .............Section
I. V. C. ........ Iowa Volunteer Cavalry | st ............................. street
I. V. I. ....... Iowa Volunteer Infantry | supt ......... superintendent
lab ............................................. laborer | Treas ............... Treasurer

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WALNUT TOWNSHIP.

ANGSTEAD, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 19; P.O. Germanville.

ALBERT, John, far., S. 22; P.O. Germanville.

ANDERSON, A. P., far., S. 31; P.O. Germanville.

ARMSTRONG, Abram, far., S. 2; P.O. Brighton.

ARMSTRONG, W. C., saw-mill hand.

BAIN, M. Z., far., Sec. 13; P.O. Brighton.

BALES, Caleb, far., S. 25; P.O. Merrimac.

BALES, Josiah, far., S. 7; P.O. Brighton.

BARNETT, John E., far., Sec. 5; P.O. Brighton.

BARRICKLOW, Daniel, far., Sec. 3; P.O. Brighton.

BARRICKLOW, R. H. L., Sec. 4; P.O. Brighton.

BARRICKLOW, W. S., far., Sec. 2; P.O. Brighton

BAUMGARTNER, Andrew, far., Sec. 14; P.O. Brighton.

BAUMGARTNER, Christ., & Son, blacksmiths. Germanville.

BEACH, Valentine, far., S. 28; P.O. Germanville.

BEAKEL, Jacob, far., S. 28; P.O. Germanville.

BERG, H., renter; P.O. Germanville.

BIDWELL, L. J., far., S. 10; P.O. Brighton.

BOLDOSIER (sic - Baldosier?), J., far., Sec. 2; P.O. Brighton.

BOLDOSIER, John, far., Sec. 36; P.O. Merrimac.

BOOS, M., S. 10; P.O. Brighton.

BROWN, H., far., S. 23; P.O. Germanville.

BURK, Frank, far., Sec. 34; P.O. Germanville.

CASSADAY, A. J., renter; P.O. Salina.

CURTIS, H. CASTLE, M.D., Merrimac; was born in Knoxville, Ill., in 1848; educated at the Northwestern University, at Evanston, Ill.; graduated in 1872; attended medical lectures at Keokuk, during the terms of 1876-77 and 1877-78; he located in Merrimac in October, 1878.

CLAPPER, T., far., S. 7; P.O. Brighton.

CLARK, A., far., S. 8; P.O. Brighton.

CONOVER, H., far., S. 5; P.O. Brighton.

COREY, JOHN N., farmer, Sec. 33; P.O. Germanville; was born in Sweden in 1843; came to Des Moines Co. with his parents in 1852. In October, 1861, he enlisted in Co. C, 4th I. V. C.; served until Aug. 24, 1865; was in a number of engagements, the principal ones being the battle of Jackson, siege of Vicksburg, Guntown, Tupelo, Selma, Columbus. Mr. Corey married Miss Sarah C. Rubey; she was born in Lee Co., this State; have three children -- Alice B., Melvin H. and Alonzo B. Mr. C. owns 160 acres of land. Is a Republican.

COURTNEY, A. J., far., S. 19; P.O. Germanville.

COURTNEY, D. J., far., S. 30; P.O. Germanville.

COURTNEY, J. W., far. S. 31; P.O. Germanville.

COURTNEY, S., far., S. 30; P.O. Germanville.

CRAFT, M., far., S. 27; P.O. Germanville.

CRILE, C. F., far., S. 32; P.O. Germanville.

CRILE, H., far., S. 22; P.O. Germanville.

CRILE, J. J., far., S. 11; P.O. Brighton.

CRILE, J., far., S. 23; P.O. Germanville.

DRYSCH (sic - Drish?), F., far., S. 19; P.O. Germanville.

DIERS, PETER, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 22; P.O. Germanville; born in Germany in 1830; came to Iowa and settled in Burlington in 1845; in 1849 he crossed the plains to California, remaining until 1853, when he returned to Burlington. He married Miss Katherine Biel in Muscatine, Iowa; she was born in Ohio; they came to this county in 1845; have seven children -- John, Henry, Peter W., Bernard, George, Albert and Frank. Mr. Diers owns 260 acres of land in this county, and city property in Burlington to the amount of $4,000. He is a Democrat; member of the Lutheran Church.

DRYSCH, J., far.; P.O. Brighton.

DRYSCH, M., Sr., far., S. 7; P.O. Brighton.

DRYSCH, M., Jr., far.; P.O. Brighton.

DUTWILER, A., far., S. 15; P.O. Brighton.

DUTWILER, C., Sr., far., S. 34; P.O. Germanville.

DUTWILER, C., Jr., far., S. 34; P.O. Germanville.

DUTWILER, L., far., S. 34; P.O. Germanville.

EDLER, F. C., far., S. 20; P.O. Germanville.

EDLER, H., far.; P.O. Brighton.

EDWARDS, F., far.; P.O. Brighton.

EDWARDS, M. W., S. 10; P.O. Brighton.

EDWARDS, R., far., S. 10; P.O. Brighton.

EDWARDS, W. E., farmer; P.O. Brighton.

FARBER, HENRY, far., Sec. 1; P.O. Brighton.

FELLINGER, Andrew, far., Sec. 34; P.O. Germanville.

FICHTNER, Jacob, Sr., far., Sec. 23; Germanville.

FICHTNER, Jacob, Jr., farmer; P.O. Germanville.

FICHTNER, J. W., far.; P.O. Germanville.

FOSS, C., far., Sec. 17; P.O. Brighton.

FOSS, Dedrich; P.O. Germanville.

FOSS, H., far., S. 27; P.O. Germanville.

FRITZ, J., far., S. 33; P.O. Germanville.

FRITZ, P., far., Sec. 17; P.O. Brighton.

FRITZ, M., far., S. 5; P.O. Brighton.

GELSKI, JOHN, far., Sec. 20; P.O. Germanville.

GELSKI, Thomas, far., Sec. 19; P.O. Germanville.

GOODRIDGE, William, far., S. 9; P.O. Germanville.

GORSUCH, H., far., Sec. 29; P.O. Germanville.

GORSUCH, Thomas and Henry, renters; P.O. Brighton.

GRABER, Daniel, far., S. 31; P.O. Germanville.

HAIFLEY, JONAS, mason, Sec. 28; P.O. Germanville.

HAWK, Thomas, far., Sec. 31; P.O. Fairfield.

HESSER, J., far., Sec. 2; P.O. Brighton.

HETTICK, Bernard, far., S. 28; P.O. Germanville.

HETZEL, D., far., Sec. 8; P.O. Brighton.

HEYDE, H., far., Sec. 14; P.O. Brighton.

HEYDE, P., far., Sec. 24; P.O. Germanville.

HICKS, R. C., far., S. 2; P.O. Brighton.

HILDERBRAND, Casper, far., Sec. 14; P.O. Brighton.

HIRSHBERGER, J., far., Sec. 35; P.O. Merrimac.

HILDERBRAND, Mat., far., Sec. 14; P.O. Brighton.

HOCK, J., far., S. 25; P.O. Germanville.

HOOK, J., far., Sec. 18; P.O. Brighton.

HODGEN, JOHN R., farmer and stock-raiser. Sec. 7; P.O. Brighton; born in Walnut Tp. in 1849. Married Miss Olla Lynn; she was born near Salina, this county; have two children. Mr. H. owns 200 acres of land. Is National in politics.

HODGEN, J. J., far., P.O. Brighton.

HODGEN, J., far.; P.O. Brighton.

HOFFMAN, A., far., S. 23; P.O. Germanville.

JOHNSTON, ANDREW, farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. Germanville.

JAY, ROBERT L., M.D., Merrimac; born in Van Buren Co., Iowa, in 1849; his father, Rev. John Jay, a minister of the M. E. Church, was long an itinerant minister of Southeastern Iowa. The Doctor received his literary education at the Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant; his medical education at Keokuk; practiced medicine in Keokuk Co., four years, and located in Merrimac in 1874. He married in 1870 Sibbie E. Davis; born in Indiana in 1853; they have three children -- Lenora, born in 1871; John, born in 1875, and Frank, born in 1877.

JOURDAN, L., far., S. 15; P.O. Brighton.

KASKA, NICHOLAS, farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Brighton.

KESSEL, A., far., S. 17; P.O. Brighton.

KERNS, C., far., S. 12; P.O. Brighton.

KINTZ, C., Sr., far., S. 22; P.O. Germantown (sic - Germanville).

KINTZ, C., Jr., far., S. 26; P.O. Germanville.

KNERR, Adam, Germanville.

KNERR, G., far., S. 11; P.O. Brighton.

KNERR, L., far.; P.O. Brighton.

KNERR, V., far., S. 8; P.O. Brighton.

KNERR, W. H., proprietor of blacksmith-shop, Germanville; he was born in Franklin Co., Ohio, in 1838; removed to this county in 1840 with his parents. Married Miss J. S. Sinn in this county; she was born in Pennsylvania; have two children -- Albert A. and Clara. Mr. Knerr owns 121 acres of land. Republican.

KNERR, William.

KNERR, Wm. H., far., S. 34; P.O. Germanville.

KOCK, J. F., far., S. 14; P.O. Brighton.

KOCK, P. E., far., Sec. 14; P.O. Brighton.

KOSUSKI, A., far., S. 18; P.O. Brighton.

KOSUSKI, H., far., S. 20; P.O. Germanville.

KOSUSKI, Paul, far., Sec. 20; P.O. Germanville.

KURTZ, John, far., Sec. 21; P.O. Germanville.

KURTZ, Joseph, far., Sec. 27; P.O. Germanville.

LAMANSKI, PETER, farmer, Sec. 17; P.O. Brighton.

LAUDERBAUGH, Adam, far., Sec. 14; P.O. Brighton.

LEFFLER, Henry, laborer.

LEFFLER, Jacob, far., S. 21; P.O. Germanville.

LYON, N. W., far., Sec. 6; P.O. Brighton.

MADDEN, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 7; P.O. Brighton.

MANN, CHRISTOPHER, farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Brighton; was born in Germany in 1835; came to this county with his parents in 1845. Married Miss Katherine Wendling in this county; she was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio; have six children -- Magdalene, Katherine, John, Elizabeth, George and Christiana. In 1861, Mr. Mann enlisted in Co. K., 7th I. V. I.; served three years; was honorably discharged; was in a number of battles, principal ones, Belmont, Ft. Henry, Ft. Donelson and Shiloh. He was elected Clerk of this township in 1876, and is the present incumbent of that office; has also held the office of Township Assessor, Township Trustee and various school offices. Owns 146 acres of land.

MANNHARDT, JOHN, merchant and Postmaster, Germanville; was born in Germany in 1816; came to the United States in 1848; moved to this county in 1856; engaged in the mercantile business in Germanville in 1870. Was appointed Postmaster the same year. Has been twice married; first wife was Miss M. Waldburga; present wife was Annie Geye. Mr. M. is a member of Brighton Lodge, A., F. & A. M. He is a representative of the German Fire Insurance Co., of Freeport, Ill.; also collection agent on foreign drafts, etc. Served in the German army six years; had one son, Daniel, in the war of the rebellion; he served in Co. D, 25th I. V. I.; died in the service at Nashville, Tenn., March 21, 1864, a brave and gallant soldier and a true patriot.

"His toils are past, his work is done,
And he is fully blest;
He fought the fight, the vict'ry won,
And enters into rest."

MANNHARDT, Zach, far., Sec. 21; P.O. Germanville.

MARSHALL, Thomas, far., Sec. 6; P.O. Brighton.

MESSER, Adam, far., Sec. 29; P.O. Germanville.

MESSER, Charles, far., Sec. 32; P.O. Germanville.

MESSER, Lewis, far., Sec. 21; P.O. Germanville.

MILLER, Jacob, far., Sec. 29; P.O. Brighton.

MINERT, Wm., far., S. 8; P.O. Brighton.

MOLUS, John, far., Sec. 19; P.O. Germanville.

MOUNT, Sexton, far., S. 3; P.O. Brighton.

PARK AMON, wagon-maker, Germanville.

PARK, James, far., Sec. 31; P.O. Germanville.

PAUTZER, A. B., far. Sec. 33; P.O. Germanville.

PFEIFER, J. H., far., S. 14; P.O. Brighton.

PFEIFER, J. F., far., Sec. 26; P.O. Germanville.

REEDER, JOHN, far., Sec. 9; P.O. Brighton.

REIS, J., far., Sec. 16; P.O. Brighton.

RICH, J., far., S. 36; P.O. Merrimac.

RICK, F., far., S. 22; P.O. Germanville.

ROBINSON, J., far., Sec. 5; P.O. Brighton.

ROCK, G. W., miller, Merrimac; Mr. Rock was born in Pennsylvania in 1823. Married Catherine Keller, a native of Indiana; they had five children; she died in 1859; he married Mary Sharp in 1861; is a native of Ohio; has had five children by second marriage. Mr. Rock has been engaged at the milling business for twenty-five years. He came to Merrimac in 1877.

ROTZINGER, C., far., S. 9; P.O. Brighton.

SANDERS, LEROY, far., S. 10; P.O. Brighton.

SCHAEFER, C., far., S. 26; P.O. Germanville.

SCHAEFER, J., Sr., far., S. 28; P.O. Germanville.

SCHAEFER, J., Jr., far., S. 25; P.O. Germanville.

SCHAEFER, H., far., S. 14; P.O. Brighton.

SCHLARBAUM, H., far., S. 35; P.O. Merrimac.

SCHMADAKA, H. W., far., Sec. 26; P.O. Germanville.

SHELANGOWSKI, A., far., Sec. 18; P.O. Brighton.

SHUPPAY (sic - Shuppy?), H., far., Sec. 18; P.O. Merrimac.

SINN, A., far., S. 15; P.O. Brighton.

SINN, G., far., S. 30; P.O. Germanville.

SINN, J., far., Sec. 21; P.O. Germanville.

SINN, J., far., Sec. 35; P.O. Merrimac.

SMITH, S., far., S. 27; P.O. Germanville.

SPARGO, J. W., far., S. 5; P.O. Germanville.

SPIELMAN, L., far., S. 25; P.O. Merrimac.

STACY, R., far., S. 4; P.O. Brighton.

STAFFORD, H., far., S. 28; P.O. Germanville.

STORTZ, F., far., S. 16; P.O. Brighton.

STORTZ, W., far., S. 9; P.O. Brighton.

TOWNSLEY, F. C., far., S. 4; P.O. Brighton.

TOWNSLEY, J., far. S. 4; P.O. Brighton.

VOGEL, CHARLEY, saw-mill.

VOGEL, Fred, tailor.

WALLIESOR, FRED, far., Sec. 33; P.O. Germanville.

WALLIESOR, J., far., Sec. 30; P.O. Germanville.

WENDLING, J., far., Sec. 15; P.O. Brighton.

WERNER, J., far., Sec. 16; P.O. Brighton.

WHISLER, A., Sr., far., Sec. 17; P.O. Brighton.

WHISLER, A., far., Sec. 8; P.O. Brighton.

WIEBLY, C., far., Sec. 10; P.O. Brighton.

WIEDERHOLT, A., far., Sec. 35; P.O. Merrimac.

WILLIAMS, J., far., Sec. 27; P.O. Germanville.

WOLFF, G., far., Sec. 20; P.O. Germanville.

WOLF, H., far., Sec. 34; P.O. Germanville.

WOOD, S. G., far., Sec. 5; P.O. Brighton.


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