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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Dayton Township

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Ackley, Leman, farmer; Post Office Stanwood.

Allen, B. J., nurseryman, Clarence.

Allen, P. G., laborer, Clarence.

Alexander, Thos., farmer; Post Office Stanwood.

Anderson, H. N., telegraph repairer, Clarence.

Averhoof, Wm., shoemaker, Clarence.

Barinsky, John, wagon maker, Clarence.

Bartley, John, laborer, Clarence.

Baumann, John, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Clarence; was born in Bavaria, Germany, April 28, 1830; he came to the United States in 1854; he worked the following Summer in Portsmouth, Ohio, and then removed to Kane County, Illinois; remained there about six years, and then went to Michigan City, Indiana; remained there about three years and then returned to Aurora and remained about three years and to this county in 1868; owns 200 acres.  He married Margaret Plunk in January 1857; a native of the same place; have four sons and three daughters--Barbara, Fred, John, George, Louisa, Lydia and Henry.

Beach, James, basket maker, Clarence.

Beatty, J. Q., hardware, Clarence.

Bell, Howard, school teacher, Clarence.

Berryhill, A. F., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Clarence; was born in Greene County, Ohio, September 28, 1824; he came to this county September 15, 1868; owns 208 acres.  He married Miss Catherine Servis December 4, 1845, a native of New Jersey; have four sons and four daughters--Rebecca A., Matilda J., Leni L. F., A. Wesley, Frank, Claudie, Charley and Fay.

Bixby, Charles E., speculator, Clarence; was born in the town of Danebridge, Chenango County, New York, in 1827; came to this county in 1865;  He married Miss Emeline E. Wilson in November, 1856, a native of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; no family.

Bixler, David, Section 3; Post Office Clarence.

Bixler, D. Wilson, Section 9; Post Office Clarence.

Bixler, Henry D., Section 3; Post Office Clarence.

Blair, A. C.

Blair, Wm. H., druggist, of the firm of Blair & McLenman, Clarence; was born in ; Muskingum County, Ohio, April 17, 1843; came to this county April 9. 1857.  Not married.

Bradley, W. H., bookkeeper, Clarence.

Brink, Henry, Section 13; Post Office Clarence.

Brink, Nicholas, teamster, Clarence.

Britcher, Jesse, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Stanwood; was born in Kent, England; he came to the United States in 1849, and to this county in March, 1856; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Anne Smith April 4, 1855, a native of England; they have four sons and two daughters--Mary H., born May 25, 1856; James E. May 5, 1858; Sion, August 4,1862; Annie E., September 20, 1865; Henry, February 19,1869; Fredrick E., April 2, 1872.  Was Supervisor one year.

Brown, G. S., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Clarence; was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, March 26, 1826; landed in the United States July 4, 1848; he worked about one year in Massachusetts, and came to this county in the Fall of 1848; when he came, he worked out as a farm laborer for $9.00 a month, and by hard work and economy has accumulated a nice property.  Owns 160 acres in this county and 300 in Linn County.     He married Miss Sarah Stone, a native of Indiana, in 1858; they have four sons living--Edwin, Adam, Ivin and Charles.

Bromwell, Wm., Section 33; Post Office Clarence.

Bocker, Wm., laborer, Clarence.

Boling, John N., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence; was born in Holmes County, Ohio, December 3, 1838; he came to this county March 25, 1869; owns 320 acres.  He married Harriett Hoyman December 27, 1864, a native of the same place; they have three sons and two daughters--Augustus J., born September 23, 1865; Coella O., August 28, 1867; John F., December 2, 1869; Minnie A., February 12, 1872; Nellie M., August 30, 1874; he served three years and two months in the late rebellion; was First Lieutenant of Company B, 16th. Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Bosworth, G. J., Section 15; Post Office Clarence.

Boyer, J., Section 29; Post Office Clarence.

Buchan, A. B., painter, Clarence.

Burke, Mark, proprietor of Clarence billiard hall; was born in Berwick-on-Tweed, England, October 11, 1844; lived there until about 20 years of age, and then emigrated to the United States, and came to Mechanicsville, Cedar County, Iowa; he lived there about twelve years.  Mr. B. is a mason by trade; he came to Clarence January 25, 1867.  He married Miss Mary E. Hyatt December 26, 1868; a native of Fayette County, Indiana; they have one son and one daughter--Mary A., born November 17, 1869; James Mark, September 1, 1873.

Burwell, David J., laborer, Clarence.

Calkins, Amos, Clarence.

Calkins, Henry, retired, Clarence.

Calkins, Horace, laborer, Clarence.

Callor, F. V., Clarence.

Callor, Ira, Clarence.

Camp, Charles, Clarence.

Camp, S.S., farmer, Section 25, Post Office Clarence; was born in Otsego County, New York, June 5, 1842; he came to this county in February, 1867; owns 200 acres.  He married Miss Adeline Warring February 26, 1854, a native of Cayuga County, New York, and born August 23, 1834; they have two sons and two daughters--Ella, born October 7, 1856; Willard S., born June 12, 1860; Amey, born June 30, 1864; Walter, born August 12, 1869.  Holds offices of Township Trustee and Road Commissioner.

Campbell, E. O., general store; Clarence; was born in Columbia County, New York, in 1830; he came to this county October 21, 1858; they remained in Tipton two and a half years and then came to Clarence.  He married Miss L. L. Sheldon in 1854, who is a native of Rensselear County, New York; no family.

Carpenter, Don A., Maj. (deceased).  The subject  of this sketch, whose portrait appears elsewhere, was born in Newville, Richland County, Ohio, December 14, 1829, and was educated in the common schools of that State.  In his early  life he was a pupil of Governor Kirkwood, whose confidence and esteem he retained up to the day of his death.  At the breaking out of the Mexican war, he became imbued with that patriotism which animated the older citizens, and although his youth prevented his admission to the ranks, he persisted in his efforts to join a company recruited in the neighborhood where he resided, finally succeeded, and served through the campaign with marked distinction.  He came to Iowa in 1854, and by his native energy and noble bearing, soon became known as a young man of more than ordinary ability. At the breaking out of the war if the rebellion, he enlisted in the 9th. Iowa Volunteer Infantry as a private, but was soon promoted to Captain, and by his many noble deeds and acts of gallantry, contributed to make the 9th. Iowa the pride and glory of the State.  Mr. Carpenter was promoted to the rank of Major immediately after the promotion of Col. Vandever to the rank of General, and commanded the regiment a great portion of the time, and at the battle of Pea Ridge achieved for himself and command a renown as lasting as the records of this bloody and sanguinary struggle.  Early in 1863, his health began to decline, until he reluctantly left the field for the hospital, and while there, hearing that his regiment was without a commander, in consequence of the death of the Colonel; he arose from his bed and assumed the command, and remained with his regiment until, in consequence of his declining health, he obtained a furlough to visit his family, expecting to recover.  While at home, the people of Jones County unanimously nominated him for Senator, to represent them in the General Assembly, which was prevented by his untimely death.  He died January 8, 1864, in the 34th. year of his age, leaving a wife and one daughter.  Mrs. Carpenter, nee Mary Aldrich, was a native of Orleans County, New York, and was married June 18, 1860, and the daughter, Jennie, was born March 27, 1861.

Carson, W. W., restaurant, Clarence.

Cartwright, A. C., Section 6; Post Office Clarence.

Cassie, Wm., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Clarence; was born in Aberdeen County, Scotland, April 21, 1828; he came to the United States and this county in the Fall of 1854; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Agnes Bisset July 21, 1854, a native of the same place, born August 20, 1832; they have three sons and three daughters; lost two sons; Mary, born February 28, 1856; Ann, March 18, 1860; John, October 23, 1862; Elizabeth, March 19, 1863;  Elspet, October 5, 1865; George, June 15, 1873; Charles B., born November 2, 1868, died November 24, 1870; Charles A., born July 19, 1872; died October 7, 1872.

Cappass, Harvey; Post Office Stanwood.

Chappell, Fergurson, proprietor of the Clarence Flouring-mill, Clarence; was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, October 20, 1821; he lived there until 35 years of age, then emigrated to the United States and Cedar County, Red Oak Township, in November, 1851, and has been a resident of this county ever since, with the exception of one year; in 1859 he went to California by overland route; he engaged in mining, and was quite successful; has been engaged in the milling business in Clarence eleven years.     He married Miss Ellen Melvin June 19, 1951, a native of Scotland; no family.

Chisholm, WM., farmer and dealer in imported Clydesdale horses, Section 12; Post Office Clarence; was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, about 1822; he emigrated to Canada in 1832; has been a resident of this county twenty-four years; owns 280 acres.  In 1875, Mr. C. returned to Scotland for the purpose of importing some Clydesdale horses to this county, returning home with four; he took another trip in 1876, bringing home seven more, one being a thoroughbred.  Oct. 5, 1847, he married Miss Margaret Begg, a native of Scotland; they have five sons and two daughters--James, Mary, Maggie, Alexander, William, Robert and Joseph.

Churchill, W. E., tinner, Clarence.

Clancy, David, section 7; Post Office Stanwood.

Clancy, James; Post Office Clarence.

Clancey, John, section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Coates, Thos., physician and surgeon.  Clarence; was born in Ireland in 1836; and was raised in Onondaga County, New York, and was educated in the New York Central College; he commenced the study of medicine in 1860, and graduated at the Rush Medical College of Chicago; has been a successful medical practitioner in the town of Clarence for the past fifteen years.  May 8, 1866, he married Miss Emma S. Cross, born in York County, Pennsylvania, in 1849; they have had four children; lost two--Thomas B. and Rose E., deceased; Jessie E. and Nellie L., now living.

Coe, E. W., farmer; Post Office Clarence; was born in Genesee County, New York, September 14, 1838; came to this county in the Fall of 1869.  He married Miss Orphelia P. Case March 1, 1859, a native of Monroe County, New York, born March 13, 1841; she died November 6, 1871; they have one son and one daughter living; lost three sons and one daughter--Helen M., born January 3, 1861; Horace, May 15, 1862; Fletcher W., born January18, 1866, died May 2, 1866; Eveline V., born July 13, 1863, died May 10, 1871; Clarence E., born July 14, 1868, died November 12, 1869; Howard I, May 5, 1870, died February 2, 1873.  He married again to Helen L. Case in October, 1873, a native of Monroe County, New York, born March 18, 1842.

Coe, H. G., farmer and stock dealer; Post Office Clarence; was born in Ontario County, New York, January 7, 1826; he came to this county in June, 1853; owns 1,065 acres.  Is Supervisor.  In 1852, he married Miss Kate McClung, a native of the same county; they have two sons and two daughters--Clara, Isabell, Victor and Pliny.

Cosgriff, John, laborer, Clarence.

Cottrell, W. D. G., of the firm of Bent & Cottrell, bankers, Clarence; was born in Denmark, Lewis County, New York, in 1833, came to Iowa and this county in July, 1870.  He married Miss Hannah Bent September 29, 1857, a native of the same place; they have one son--Myron B., born February 25, 1861.

Courtright, Geo., laborer, Clarence.

Cousins, E. B., Pastor Presbyterian Church, Clarence.

Constantine, John, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Clarence.

Crawford, C. A., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Clarence.

Crocker, S. S., of the firm of Crocker & Wilcox, patentees of the Wrought Iron Fence Post, Clarence; was born in Chautauqua County, New York, June 6, 1831; he came to Iowa in March, 1854 and to this town in the Fall of 1860, and built the first dwelling house in Clarence; was Deputy Sheriff one term and Constable two terms.  He married Miss Elizabeth Thomas July 4, 1856, a native of Canada; they have one son and one daughter--T. Romaine and Martha H.  He enlisted in Company K, 31st Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged on account of disabilities.  Mr. Crocker is one of the patentees of Eureka Nut Lock.

Crissman, Sam, laborer, Clarence.

Crisswell, Moses.

Crow, J. R., Section 34; Post Office Clarence.

Cruise, Benj., retired farmer, Clarence.

Cruise, Daniel, Post Office Clarence.

Cruise, Robert, Post Office Clarence.

Curley, Thos., laborer, Clarence.

Curley, Vinson, blacksmith, Clarence; was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, May 31, 1831; he came to this county in October, 1859.  He married Miss Mary Cruise October 11, 1860; a native of Lieking County, Ohio; they have one son and two daughters--Martha, born August 3, 1862; Eliza, June 28, 1866; Frank, July 24, 1870.

Darigity, George, Section 32; Post Office Clarence.

Davis, B. F., farmer, Post Office Clarence; was born in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, March 31, 1838; he came to this county July 3, 1845; located near Tipton; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Julia A. Layton, a native of Tippecanoe County, Indiana December 25, 1860; they have two daughters--Annie B., born January 22, 1862; Lottie, October 6, 1874.  Was school Director one term.

Davis, J. A., farmer, Post Office Clarence.

Decker, H. I., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Decker, John, farmer, Post Office Clarence; was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, July 15, 1827; he came to the United States, and to Albany County, New York, when about 3 years of age, and has been a resident of this town twenty-two years; owns 220 acres.  He married Barbara, daughter of S. Westfall, June 25, 1854, a native of Albany County, New York; they have one son and four daughters--Katie R., born March 25, 1855; Mary, June 3, 1860; Carrie N., July 31, 1867; Cora L., February 22, 1869; Edgar V., August 1, 1873.  Mr. Decker's mother lives with him; Margaret Decker, born in Germany May1, 1808.

Delamater, J. W., retired, Clarence.

Dewolf, G. M., Section 18; Post Office Stanwood.

Dewill, Hiram, Section4; Post Office Clarence.

Dewill, M. F., Section 15; Post Office Clarence.

Dewell, Nathaniel, farmer. Section 3; Post Office Clarence; was born in Wayne County, Ohio, January 13, 1830; he came to this county in September, 1855; owns 468 acres.  He married Miss Winnie McHowe, a native of Indiana; they have four sons and three daughters--Hiram, Frank, James,George, Clara, Ella and Daisy.  Was Township Trustee six or seven years, Supervisor one term.

Dexter, J. J., Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Dicker Hiram, stock and grain buyer, Clarence.

Doyle, Pat., laborer, Clarence.

Drake, J. E., carpenter and joiner, Clarence; was born in Vermont August 18, 1848; moved to Illinois in 1850, with his parents and to Clinton County, Iowa, two years later, and to this county in the Fall of 1863.  He married Miss Lydia E. Decker March 25, 1875, who is a native of Albany County, New York, they have a daughter--Mary, born October 23, 1876

Druse, Wm. H., Clarence.

Earkin, Albert, Section 8; Post Office Stanwood.

Eastman, J. E., wagon maker, Clarence.

Eldredge, Norman, farmer, Clarence; was born in Schoharie County, New York, December 29, 1827; he left there when 8 years of age, and was raised in Kendall County, Illinois; came to this county in August, 1864; owns 640 acres.  He married Miss Mary E. Davis December 25, 1851, who is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in De Kalb County, Illinois; they have two sons and one daughter--George D., William B. and Minnie B.  Was Mayor of Clarence two terms.

Elijah, Allen, farmer and stock dealer, Section 34, Post Office Clarence; was born in Delaware County, New York, December 25, 1832; came to this county in the Fall of 1862; owns 500 acres.  Married Miss Annie Nicholl February 28, 1856, who is a native of the same county; they have two sons and two daughters--William, James H., Margaret J. and Jessie L.

Elijah, Edmund, farmer; Post Office Clarence; was born in Delaware County, New York, April 19, 1849; he came to Ogle County, Illinois, in 1856, and to this county in the Fall of 1862; owns 200 acres.  He married Miss Mary Kent March 1, 1874, who was born in this county April 3, 1854; they have one son and one daughter--Arthur, born December 10, 1874; Mary J., born December 21, 1876.

Elijah, Thomas, retired farmer, Clarence; was born in Delaware County, New York, November 24, 1840; he came to Ogle County, Illinois in 1856, and to this county in the Fall of 1862; owns 200 acres.  He married Miss Mary E. Benson December 11, 1867, who is a native of Ohio; they have one son--Charles, born May 19, 1872.

Evans, C. A., farmer; Post Office Clarence.

Evans, G. D., dealer in agricultural implements, wood, coal, cement, etc., of the firm of G. D. Evans & Son, Clarence; born in the county of Cheshire, England, November 27, 1809; came to the United States in 1849, and to this county in June, 1865.  Mr. E. also has a branch house at Tipton, and one at Mechanicsville.     April 1, 1830, he married Ellen Gostage, a native of the same place, who was born August 10, 1808; they have three sons and three daughters--Thomas, Margaret, now Mrs. David Westfall; Harriet, now Mrs. J. E. Squires; Wm. W.; Geo. D., Jr., of the firm, who is also express agent at Clarence and Tipton.

Evans, G. D., Jr., Express Agent, and agricultural implements, of the firm of Evans & Son.

Fell, F. B.; Post Office Clarence.

Ferguson, D. C., miller Clarence.

Ferguson, Hugh, Section 25; Post Office Clarence.

Ferguson, I. P., Postmaster and attorney at law, Clarence; was born in Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1829; he came to this county in the Spring of 1855; was Supervisor two terms.  He married Miss Persis Delamater, a native of Lewis County, New York, March 30, 1856; have one son and five daughters--Manie E., born October 2, 1859; D. Flavie, July 10, 1864; Helen M., June 3, 1866; Josie P., March 26, 1871; and Joseph P. P. W.C., March 22,  1867.  He served in the late rebellion, Company G, 31st. Iowa Volunteer Infantry; enrolled August 6, 1862; mustered out April 7, 1863.

Ferman, Stone, Clarence.

Flausburgh, P., Section 16; Post Office Clarence.

Flausburg, Walter, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Clarence; was born in Albany County, New York, November 5, 1821; he came to this county March 13, 1867; owns 161 acres.  He married Miss Mary A. Furman June 14, 1851, a native of the same county; have ten sons--Wesley, Oscar, Orlando, Robert J., James A., Elmer, Hiram, Garret V. L., Walter, Jr., and William.

Flausburgh, W., Section 16; Post Office Clarence.

Fleagle, J., Section 10; Post Office Clarence.

Frater, W., Dr., veterinary surgeon, Clarence; was born in Scotland in 1808; he came to the United States in 1836, and located in Otsego County, New York; remained there some time; has been a resident of this county nine years.  He married Miss Eliza Sill, a native of Otsego County, New York; they have one son and three daughters--Jessie, Abbey, William and Gracie.

French, A., teamster, Clarence.

Frink, Allen, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Clarence; was born in Albany County, New York, September 23, 1838; came to Illinois in 1846, and to this county in 1854; owns 170 acres of land.  Married Miss Elizabeth Jobes December 12, 1867, a native of Kendall County, Illinois; they have one son and three daughters--Mary, born December 7,1868; Annie, October 2, 1870; Helen, July 25, 1875; Allen, Jr., June 2, 1877.     He served one year in the late war, in Company E, 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Frink, E. O., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Frink, E. P., laborer, Clarence.

Frink, H. C., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence; was born in Albany County, New York, March 5, 1824; he lived there until about 24 years of age, and then came to this county and settled on the place where he now lives; in February, 1854, he entered his farm of 200 acres from the Government.  Married Miss Helen Jobes October 20, 1859, a native of New York; they have three sons and one daughter--Spencer, born January 6, 1861; Sarah, October 8, 1863; Lewis A., August 31, 1870; Homer, September 26, 1872; lost one son.  Was Assessor four or five years; Township Trustee three terms.

Frink, Henry W., retired. Clarence.

Frink, John D., Post Office Clarence.

Frink, Wm. H., Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

 

 
 

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