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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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John Pease.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pease and Family on the Old Homestead

John Pease is engaged in general farming on sections 11 and 12, Lincoln township, where he has a farm of two hundred and forty acres that pays tribute to the care and labor which he bestows upon the fields.  There have been no unusual chapters in his life record, but persistency of purpose has brought him to the place which he now fills as a substantial, energetic farmer of his community.  He was born in Knox county, Illinois, October 24, 1865, and is a son of J. L. and Bettie E. (Foster) Pease, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Ohio.  In childhood they went to Illinois and were there reared and married, after which they continued their residence in that state until 1876, when they crossed the border into Iowa and established their home in Adair county, where their remaining days were passed, both dying in the year 1893.  In their family were eight children, all of whom are yet living.

John Pease spent the first ten years of his life in his native county and was then brought by his parents to Iowa, where he has since lived.  He continued at home until after the death of his parents and then he and his brother rented the old homestead farm, which they cultivated in partnership for five years.  On the expiration of that period John Pease bought a farm, which he operated for two years and then sold it.  He later purchased another farm property a mile south of Stuart and lived thereon for two years.  He then again sold and took up his abode in the town of Stuart, where the succeeding two years were passed, after which he purchased the farm upon which he now resides, becoming owner of three hundred and twenty acres on sections 11 and 12, Lincoln township.  He has since disposed of eighty acres of this tract, but still owns two hundred and forty acres, which is rich and productive and brings to him excellent returns in the shape of large crops, for which he finds a read sale on the market.

Mr. Pease exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the republican party and is well informed on the questions and issues of the day.  He has never held political office, but has served as school director in his district.  Fraternally he is connected with the Odd Fellows lodge at Stuart.  His business course has been at all times commendable.  He started upon an independent career without assistance and through intelligently applied effort has won the prosperity which is now his and which classes him with the representative and substantial farmers of Lincoln township.



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