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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Cass Township

  

Achenbach, Louis, blacksmith, Cedar Bluff.

Achenbach, E., saloon, Cedar Bluff; born in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in 1853; came to this county March 25, 1874.

Acherly, W. B., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Agne, Chas., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Agne, Jacob, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton; born in Ohio in 1843; came to this county in 1846; owns 264 acres.  He married Miss Melissa Landt in 1870; she was born in New York; has one child--Nellie L.

Agne, Henry, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Tipton.

Agne, N., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton; born in Germany in 1818; came to this country in 1845, and to this county in 1847; owns 370 acres of land. He married Miss Lena Lawbsher in 1845; she was born in Germany; has seven children--Jacob, Lena, Henry, Charles, William, Josephine and Emma.

Andre, S. W., merchant, Cedar Bluff; he keeps a general store, and here may be found all that is needed in a family, and at reasonable prices; he was born in this county in 1853, his parents being among the early settlers of the county.

Armstrong, Thos., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Philadelphia in 1843; came to this State in 1850; owns 320 acres of land.  He enlisted in the 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the late war, and served four years; was at the battles of Shiloh, Port Gibson, Champion Hills, Jackson, Siege of Vicksburg, &c.  He married Miss Nancy E. McAffee in 1867; has five children--Bessie, Jessie, William M., Nellie M. and Edward S., lost one.

Bair, Geo., Jr., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Bair, George, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Ohio in 1812; came to this county in 1842; has held the offices of School Director and Town Trustee; owns 374 acres.  He married Hannah Robinson in 1837; she died in 1858.    He afterward married Karina M. Kyle, who was born in Scotland; she died in 1872.   In 1872 he married Mrs. Elizabeth Keller, whose maiden name was Dilts; has six children--Samuel, Catherine, Elizabeth, Jacob, George and Mary.

Bair, J., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Baker, G., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Baldwin, F. A., merchant, Cedar Bluff; born in Ohio in 1845; came to this county in 1869; he commenced business December 25, 1874, and keeps a general assortment found in a country store.  He married Miss Comfort L. Baldwin in October 1877; she was born in this county.  He holds the office of Postmaster and District Treasurer of the township.

Baldwin, Jackomeyer, deceased, was born in Virginia, July 22, 1798, and lived several years in Indiana, and emigrated to Iowa in 1937, and soon made valuable improvements.  In the year 1838, he purchased in Illinois an old horse-power mill and set it up on a stream in Mason's Grove and arranged it to run with water, and for two and a half years this was a great convenience to the citizens within a radius of twenty miles, for grinding corn and buckwheat, and during the Winter season was often run day and night, and in a dugout in the hill side they were compelled to hear water in order to keep the wheel from being stopped with ice.  The patrons of the mill (those from a distance) brought their own provisions, but all of them received one warm meal through the hospitality of Mr. Baldwin, and often more.  He had the respect and confidence of the community, and for twenty years he held the office of Justice of the Peace and during that length of time it is not known that even one of his decisions were reversed by a higher court.  He married Elizabeth Dungan in 1817; she was born in Pennsylvania, September 1792.  He died in October, 1876.  His wife, who for so long a time shared his joys and sorrows, still survives, and finds all the comforts that kind hearts and willing hands can supply, in the family of B. F. Perkins, Esq.  In 1870, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin made a trip to Oregon to visit a son and the trip proved a pleasure and benefit to both.

Baldwin, John, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in this county November 14, 1848; owns 135 acres of land.  Married Miss Abbie J. Blater November, 1876; she was born in Johnson County, Iowa; has one child.

Bartholomew, Boaz, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton.

Bartholomew, Jacob, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton; born in Ohio, in 1837; came to this county in 1853; owns eighty acres of land; has held the offices of Assessor and School Director.  He married Miss M. A. Long in 1860; she was born in this county and died in 1871.  He married Miss J. Zook in 1875; she was born in Indiana; has one child by first marriage--James M.; lost one daughter--Emma C.

Blatner, L. F., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Switzerland March 11, 1824; came to this State in 1855, and to this county in 1866; owns 147 acres of land.  Has held the offices of Supervisor, School Director, Assessor, Town Trustee and Postmaster.  He married Miss Margaret Fankhouser in 1849; she was born in Ohio; has six children--Edmund K., Abbie J., Homer E., Maggie D., Frederick A., and Charles B.; lost three.

Boxa, Joseph, farmer, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Brown, C., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Brown, Simon, retired farmer, Cedar Bluff.

Cook, Henry, laborer, Section 27; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Dilts, Daniel, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Tipton.

Dilts, Geo., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Tipton.

Dilts, G. M., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Tipton.

Dilts, G. W., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Tipton.

Dilts, William, retired farmer, section 30; Post Office Tipton; born in Pennsylvania in 1798; came to this county in October, 1847; owns 145 acres.  Has held the office of Justice of the Peace.  He married Hannah Kill in 1844; she was born in Richland County, Ohio; has ten children by former marriage--Elizabeth, Nancy, John, Peter, Joseph, William, Mary, Lucy, Barbary and Levi; and five by second marriage--Sarah, Elbridge, George W., Daniel and Charlotte; one son, Samuel, was killed while quarrying stone, October 9, 1874.

Odds, Wm. C., physician, Cedar Bluff; born in Maryland in 1821; came to this county in 1854; owns seventy-five acres.  He married Miss Mary A. Phillips in 1854; she was born in Athens County, Ohio; has six children--Clara A., Forestine, Charles A., William, Harry and Mary E., lost one son--Charles W.

Ehresman, D., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Emrich, H., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Emrich, J., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Fankhouser, D., laborer, Cedar Bluff.

Fankhouser, Wm., carpenter, Cedar Bluff.

Ford, M., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Fox, Jas., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Frederick, D. S., carpenter, Cedar Bluff.

Gill, Robt., laborer, Cedar Bluff.

Gillpatrick, G., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Goin, T., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Gower, Sewall, farmer, Section 33; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Maine in 1833, and came to this county in 1840, and settled on the section on which he now resides.  He was educated at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois and graduated in 1852 at the age of 19.  He studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but has never actively engaged in his profession.  In 1860, he removed to California, where he remained until 1874.  Owing to the death of his father and business interest, he was obliged to return.  He owns about 500 acres of land.  In 1859, he married Miss Cornelia Devoe, who was born in New York; he has four children--Edwin, Mary, Rosamond and Bardella.

Griswold, A., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Gunsolus, D. H., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff;    born in New York in 1845; came to this county in 1854.  Married Miss Emma Dugan in 1867; she was born in Massachusetts; have two children--George and Mary.

Gunsolus, John H., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in New York in 1842, and came to this county April 15, 1854; he is largely engaged in farming; he and his brother having under their control, about 700 acres; he takes great interest in stock and all that he has about him shows a good grade.  Few men have experimented more satisfactorily than he as to the cost of raising corn, wheat or hogs.    He has held office of Assessor.  Married Miss Susan F. Hammond December 24, 1867; she was born in this county and on the farm on which they now reside; have one son--Frank Hammond, born February 4, 1873; lost one son--Charles Reid.

Hamilton, Edward, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Henick, F., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Herbst, A., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Herbst, Henry, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Germany in 1820; came to this county in 1848; owns 273 acres; when he first came to this country he was engaged in coverlet weaving, and for three years had charge of Gower's Ferry.  Married Miss Johanna Buckheister in 1846; she was born in Germany; have seven children--William, Alfred, Lena, Amelia, Lucinda, Henry and George.

Herbst, Wm., hotel, Cedar Bluff.

Jacob, John, farmer, Section 33; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Jeddick, A., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Kline, Amos, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Tipton.

Kauffman, C. W., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Cass Township, this county, in 1852; his father, John Kauffman, was born in Pennsylvania, and came to this county at an early day; he owned 226 acres of land.  He held various offices in the township, and died in 1868.

Kauffman, S. H., blacksmith, Cedar Bluff; born in this county in 1845.    Married Miss Lena Agne, in 1870; she was born in this county in 1845; have one child--Wm. C.

Kunsell, M., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Laubschier, A. C., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Tipton.

Larkin, Fordy, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Larkin, Frank, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Laubschier, C., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Laubschier, J., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Tipton.

Laubschier, P., retired farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Lenord, D., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Lester, F. L., farm hand, Section 1; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Lippincot, T., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Long, F. M., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton.

Long, Reuben, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton; born in Butler County, Ohio in May, 1815, and came to this county in 1836; he owns 273 acres of land.    He married Miss Catharine Kiser in 1838; she was born in Virginia; has four children--Francis M., Charles H., Jacob J., Malony; lost two.

Long, F. S., shoemaker; Cedar Bluff.

Lozier, J. B., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton; born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1835, and came to this county in 1866; owns eighty-five acres.  He married Miss Martha J. Wilkinson in 1859; she was born in Pennsylvania; has two children--John and Jennie; lost one daughter.

McKinley, G., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

McKinley, J. B., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton; born in Pennsylvania in 1822; came to this county in 1853; owns 130 acres.  Has held offices of Justice of the Peace, Town Justice and School Director.  He married Eliza Reed in 1843; she was born in Pennsylvania; has seven children--William, Stephen, George, Mary, Alice, Charles and Maria.  William enlisted in the 6th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, and served three years.

McKinley, W., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Marker, G., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Marker, M. J., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Marker, William, farmer, Section 27 ; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Ohio in 1845; came to this county in 1865; his father, Eli Marker, was born in Maryland in 1813; he died in October, 1874; his mother was born in Pennsylvania February 25, 1816, and is living with her son William.

Mason, J. B., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Indiana in 1830; came to this county in 1837; owns 687 acres.  He married Sarah Andre in 1853; she was born in Pennsylvania; has five children--William, Daniel, Charles, Frank and Eunice.  His parents were among the earliest settlers of the county.  He has sold wheat at Muscatine (then Bloomington) for 37 1/2  cents, and dressed pork at $1.50 per cwt.

Mawrer, C. A., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Tipton.

Mawrer, J. G., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Tipton; born in Pennsylvania January 15, 1815; came to this county October 15, 1844; owns 224 acres.    Has held the offices of Town Trustee, Supervisor and School Director.   He married Miss Rebecca Seitsinger in 1834; she was born in Pennsylvania; has ten children--John, Mary Jane, Morgan M., Belinda, George W., William, Franklin, Matilda, Daniel.

Mawrer, Wm., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Tipton.

Mayer, Enoch, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Pennsylvania in 1831; came to this county September 23, 1869; owns 180 acres; has held the office of School Director.  He married Rachel Yoder in 1854; she was born in Pennsylvania; has eight children--Tobias, Emma C., Elizabeth, Clara, Ida, Susan, Lena and Dallas.

Mayer, T., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Metz, P., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton.

Miller, N. F., laborer, Cedar Bluff.

Miller, Silas, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1831; came to this county in 1836; his father was one of the Commissioners appointed to locate the county seat; he owns 380 acres of land; has held the office of School Director.  He married Lydia P. Johnson in 1853; she was born in Ohio; has seven children--John M., Henry A., Casina, George, Willie M., Louisa M. and Carrie; lost one son--Robert.

Pesarik, James, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Perkins, B. F., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Ohio in August, 1827; came to this county in October, 1854; owns 100 acres of land in this county and over 300 acres of improved land in Benton County; has held the office of School Director.  He married Miss Martha W. Baldwin in 1856; she was born in Indiana in 1824, and came with her parents to this county in 1837; has two children--E. E. and C. C. Perkins.

Pfaff, A., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Pfaff, C., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Pfaff, J., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Reed, Andrew, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Rate, E. F., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Tipton; born in England in 1829; came to this country in 1840; owns about 596 acres.  Has held the offices of School Director, Constable and Justice of the Peace.  He married Miss Lydia F. Hall in 1856; she was born in Connecticut; has four children--Amelia E., Henry H., Abbie A. and Albert F.

Reynolds, S. P., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Sailor, Phillip, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Pennsylvania in 1804; came in this county in 1854; owns seventy-one acres.  He married Miss Katie Benedict in 1826; she was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; has seven children--Isaac, Melinda, Mary, Hiram, Elias, Phillip and John.

Seitzinger, D., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Seitzinger, E. farmer, and mail contractor; Section 35; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Seitsinger, Peter, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Tipton; born in Cedar County, February 6, 1849; owns 160 acres.  He married Elizabeth Stanley in 1872; she was born in Illinois; has two children--Austie May and Franklin.

Shawver, Daniel, farmer, Section 25; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Carroll County, Ohio, in 1825; came to this county in 1843; owns 280 acres of land; has held office of Constable.  He married Margaret A. Shawver in 1858; she was born in Ohio; has one daughter--Theressa A., the wife of Tobias Mayer.

Shawver, Jacob, farmer, Section 25; Post Office Cedar Bluffs; born in Carroll County, Ohio, in 1823; came to this county in 1844; owns 320 acres of land; has held offices of Town Clerk and Assessor.  He married Miss Augusta Smith in 1869; she was born in Germany; has two children--Charles A. and Dora.

Shawver, Milton, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Ohio in 1840; came to this county in 1846; owns 320 acres.  He married Miss Esther Kauffman in 1865; she was born in this township; has three children--Abbe A., Edward C., and Elmer; lost two.

Schrope, W., laborer, Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Simmons, S., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Tipton.

Stemple, G. L., physician; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Stine, J., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Stout, G., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Stout, J., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Stout, John, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Ohio in 1812; came to this county in 1840; owns 800 acres.  He married Elizabeth Miller in 1844; she was born in Virginia; has six children--Mary Ann, James, George, Sarah, Jacob and Charles.

Underboffler, Frank, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Vettengle, John, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wagner, William, laborer, Cedar Bluff.

Walters, Wm., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Pennsylvania in 1818; came to this county in April, 1842; has held office of School Director.  He owns 410 acres of land; has worked for 40 cents per day, and in two years he only received $2.37 1/2 in cash, and with this he walked to Iowa City, a distance of eighteen miles, and purchased a cradling scythe, returning on foot the same day; he has sold wheat at 30 cents per bushel, and dressed pork at $1.50 per cwt.  He married Miss M. Bair in 1841; she was born in Ohio; has ten children--John T., James H., Catharine A., Martha E., Eliza J., George W., William F., Nathan H., Samuel E., Mary E.

Wentzel, Henry, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wilson, B. M., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Tipton; born in Pennsylvania in 1816 and came to this county in 1855.  He owns 167 1/2 acres of land.    Has held offices of Justice of the Peace, Town Trustee and Secretary of School Board.  He married Miss Margaret S. Wallace in 1838; she was born in Pennsylvania; has nine children--Nancy C., Mary E., William T., Arabella R., James S., John M., Cynthia J., Emma E., Otis E; lost one daughter--Sarah J.

Wilson, J. M., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wilson, J. S., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wilson, W. T., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wimer, Peter, farm hand, Section 24; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Zerby, Joseph, laborer, Cedar Bluff.

Zimsheek, Albert, farmer, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Zimsheek, Anthony, farmer, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Zimscheek, George, farm hand, Section 29; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Zinkuler, Martin, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

 

 
 

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