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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Dayton Township

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Galloway, J. B., pastor U. P. Church, Clarence.

Gamble, William.

Gardner, S. H., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Clarence; was born in Addison county, Vermont, October 7, 1828; came to Ogle County, Illinois in 1850; remained there four years, and then removed to Rock Creek Township, Carroll County, and remained there until '75, and then came to this county; he taught school for twenty-seven successive years; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Esther Heth April 10, 1855, a native of Cattaraugus County, New York; have three sons and three daughters--Charles H., born April 8, 1857; Minetta, May 2, 1860; William, December 7, 1861; Flora, February 15, 1868; Rachel, August 2, 1871; Edwin, March 27, 1876.

Garrison, Elijah, farmer, Section 3; Post Office Clarence; was born near Olen, Jones County, Iowa, July 7, 1837; he lived there until about 10 years of age; his parents then moved to this county and settled in this township; owns 160 acres and has one of the best improved places in the township.  He married Miss Marion M. Shearer September 30, 1860; a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, born in  1841; they have one son and four daughters--Dora E., born in 1863; Annie A., 1865; William R., 1868; Martha M., 1871; Effie B., 1874

Garrison, T. J., attorney at law, Clarence; wife born April 2, 1851, at Byron, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin; children are Lillian A., born November 14, 1870; Edgar S., January 10, 1873; Raymond D., April 9, 1875; owns 80 acres in Dayton Township, in Section 25.

Gortner, P. S., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Clarence; was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, May 24, 1831; came to this county in the Spring of 1857; owns 240 acres.  He married Miss Mary A. Follmer October 9, 1856, a native of the same county, born June 17, 1832; they have two sons and one daughter--Jacob B., born July 19, 1857; John F., December 30, 1858; Mary M., August 9, 1861.  Was Township Treasurer, one term and School Director six years.

Grant, A. S., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Clarence; was born in Delaware County, New York, July 7, 1824; came to this county in February, 1871; owns 120 acres.  He married Miss Jane McGregor February 18, 1858; a native of the same county; they have two sons and one daughter--Alexander, born January 31, 1859; Kate B., June 23, 1861; John, July 24, 1866.

Graves, George, painter, Clarence.

Greig, James, farmer and dealer in fine imported horses; Section 15; Post Office Clarence; was born in Scotland, in 1824; he came to the United States and this county in 1864; owns 185 acres.  Mr. G. has made three different trips to Scotland since coming here.  He and his partner, Mr. Chisholm, went in 1875 and brought home four Clydesdale horses.  They went again in 1876, and returned with seven more, and one thoroughbred.  He has been married twice; first wife was Miss Jeanette Chisholm, a native of Scotland, and married December 26, 1844; she died July 9, 1875, leaving a family of two sons and five daughters--John, Mary, William, Jane, Elizabeth, Annie and Jeanette.  He married again to Lousia McMurry December 28, 1876, a native of Canada.

Greig, John, farmer, Section 13; Post Office Clarence; was born in Canada August 17, 1846; he came to the United States and this county in October, 1864; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Maggie Furguson December 17, 1868; she was born in Red Oak, this county, February 7, 1845; they have one son and two daughters--Jeanette Isabella, born February 27, 1870; Maggie Jean, born December 6, 1872; and James Fergus, born July 6, 1875.

Greig, William, Section 15; Post Office Clarence.

Grim, H. P., butcher, Clarence; was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1833; he came to Clarence in 1865, November 8, 1859, he married Miss Rosa A. Liberling, a native of Lehigh County Pennsylvania; have two sons and one daughter--Ida K. M., born August 13, 1860; Douglass A., October 8, 1861; Freddie J., March 31, 1873.

Hancock, WM., laborer, Clarence.

Hanson, C., tenant, Section 24; Post Office Clarence.

Hanna, W. B., merchant, Clarence; was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1833; left Pennsylvania when very young; removed with his parents to Holmes County, Ohio, where he remained until 1845, and then went to Jackson County, Iowa; located in this county in February, 1865, and has been in the mercantile business here ever since.  In 1860 he married Louisa S. Gilman, a native of Fayette County, Pennsylvania; they have two sons living--Frank M., and Fred S.; lost one daughter--Mary G.

Hart, Jerry, farmer, Post Office Clarence.

Haskins, E. D., laborer, Clarence.

Hayden, John, laborer, Clarence.

Hecht, Fred, merchant and banker, Clarence; was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, February 13, 1836; he lived there until he was 19 years of age; he came to this county in the Spring of 1855, and engaged himself as clerk for Friend & Culbertson, and continued in their employ until 1861; he then came to Clarence, where he has since been engaged in the above business, starting under the firm name of Fred Hecht & Company; it then changed to Hecht & Reed, then Hecht, Reed & Company, and is now Hecht, & Polley.  June 8, 1865, he married Miss Maggie B. Bossert, a native of Hollidaysburgh, Blair County, Pennsylvania; born February 3, 1840; they have one son and two daughters--Winnifred E., born February, 1867; Chas. Bossert, May 17, 1868; Ellen Louisa, April 28, 1870.

Hecht, John, Sr., was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in the year 1800.     He married, January 12, 1826, Louisa Catherine Eisle, of the same place, born January 12, 1802; they immigrated to West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 1832, where they lived twenty-two years, coming to this county in September, 1854, where they have lived ever since; have raised a family of three sons and one daughter--John Jr., born in Wurtemberg, Germany; Henry, born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; Fred, born in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, now Mrs. Capt. H. A. McKelvey, living in Chicago.

Heimer, Frank, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Henderson, Joseph, Section 20; Post office Stanwood.

Henry, A. B., Section 21; Post Office Clarence.

Henry, Frank, Section 21; Post Office Clarence.

Henry J., teamster, Clarence.

Heth, Jacob, Section 16; Post Office Clarence.

Hickey, John, farmer, Clarence.

Hills, WM. P., physician and surgeon;  was born in Steuben County, New York, November 27, 1807; he commenced the study of medicine at the age of 22, with Dr. Zenas Jackson, of Prattsburg, Steuben County, New Jersey; he graduated at the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and commenced practice at the age of 27; he came to this State in May, 1852, and to this county in 1862.  In 1832 he married Miss M. C. Jeffries, a native of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; no family.

Hillyer, A. Ward, Justice of the Peace, real estate, collecting and insurance agent, Clarence;  was born in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio, January 28, 1842; he came to this county in July, 1863.  He married Miss Nancy M. Whitson March 10, 1864, A native of Pennsylvania; have one son and one daughter--Mabel, born January 4, 1865; James W., August 15, 1868.  Has been Justice of the Peace eight years, City Treasurer, two years, Tax Collector one year, City Assessor three years.     He served one year in the late war in Company A, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Hoey, William N., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Clarence; was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, February 1, 1828; he came to this State and county in 1854; owns 160 acres; was Station Agent and Express Agent ten years after the railroad was first built and bought all the grain that was shipped from Clarence for one year after the road was completed, also dealt in lumber for five or six years.  He married Miss Sarah P. Farmer, July 22, 1849, a native of Jefferson County, Ohio; they have one son and six daughters--Mary, William, Ella, Abby, Annie, Emma, Eva.  Has been Township Clerk and Township Trustee and held other offices of trust.

Hoffmeister, C., laborer, Clarence.

Hoffnen, J., tenant, Section 24; Post Office Clarence.

Hoyman, WM., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Clarence; was born in Holmes County, Ohio, January 13, 1837; came to this county in September, 1867; owns 520 acres.  He married Miss Julia A. Kerr October 5, 1865, a native of the same county; they have one son and two daughters--Alice C., born July 13, 1866; Elmer B., born February 2, 1868; Sarah E., born December 2, 1873.  He served two years and eleven months in the late rebellion, Sergeant of Company G, 102d Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Hufenheimer, A., teamster, Clarence.

Imrie, John D., Section 35; Post Office Clarence; has eighty acres.

James, H. W., clerk, Clarence.

James, Fred C., attorney at law, Clarence; was born in Bristol, England, in 1852; came to the United States when about 3 years of age; was raised in this county; he graduated in the Law Department of the Iowa State University, in 1875, and commenced practiced in Clarence the same year. Not married.

Johnson, L. M., Mayor and Station Agent, Clarence; was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1848; he came here July 6, 1863.  December 5, 1872, he married Clara E., daughter of E. E. Post, a native of Williams County, Ohio; have one son--Charles E., born January 10, 1875.

Juckett, F. H., dealer in lumber, sash, doors, blinds, wood, coal, &c., &c., Clarence; was born in Whitehall, Washington County, New York, November 27, 1843; came to Clinton, Iowa, in 1865, and this place in September, 1877.  He married Miss Elizabeth Pettitt in October, 1867, a native of Schuylerville. New York; no family.  He served fifteen months in the late rebellion;  belonged to the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry.

Kane, John, laborer, Clarence.

Kane, Matt., Section 29; Post Office Clarence.

Kasy, F., tenant, Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

King, A., tenant, Section 36; Post Office Clarence.

Kuhney, J., tenant, Section 14; Post Office Clarence.

Layton, James, painter, Clarence.

Layton, Wm., blacksmith, Clarence.

Leslie, David, laborer, Clarence.

Lillie, Joel N., proprietor billiard hall, Clarence; was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, December 27, 1839; lived there until 18 years of age, and then came to this county.  He served three years, nine months and fifteen days, in the late war, in Company D, 60th New York Volunteer Infantry; was Second Lieutenant.  He married Mrs. Perliette Pinney, a native of the same county; have one son--Warren, born May 1, 1872.

Lord, Frank, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Clarence; was born in Milo, Piscataquis County, Maine, April 25, 1848; he came to this county in February, 1867; owns 160 acres.  Not married.

Lyon, A. P., Capt., proprietor Pacific Hotel, Clarence; was born in the town of Jefferson, Schoharie County, New York, June 22, 1829; he came west to Chicago in 1848; remained there twenty-five years.  Was Quartermaster of the 156th Regiment. I. (note:  not Iowa, probably Illinois) Volunteer Infantry; enrolled in the Fall of 1862, and mustered out in 1865; came to Clarence in September, 1877.  He married Miss Henrietta A. Goodale, at Buffalo, New York; she was born in Hartford, Connecticut; no family; lost one son--Addison G., born in 1854, and died in 1856; buried in Buffalo, New York November 19th.

Lyon, Wakeman, retired, Clarence.

McConkie, S., Section 14; Post Office Clarence.

McConkie, James, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Clarence; was born in Richland County, Ohio, November 23, 1840; he came to this county in April, 1866; owns 400 acres of land.  Married Miss Gustus Camp, a native of Bradford County, Pennsylvania; they have one son and one daughter--George W. and Louella.  He served five months in the late war, in Company H, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

McGraw, R., Section 29; Post Office Clarence.

McKibbin, Alexander, retired, Clarence; was born in the town of Argyle, Washington County, New York, February 18, 1811; came to Milledgeville, Carroll County, Illinois in the Spring of 1851;  has been a resident of Clarence for the past ten years; engaged in the dry goods and grocery business until the 15th of June, 1877.     He married Miss Margaret Crozier in 1842, a native of New York City;    they have three sons and four daughters living--Catharine (now Mrs. P. B. Sylvester). John, George W., Margaret (now Mrs. James Snyder), Annie (now Mrs. C. W. Brown), Charlotte and James.

McLennan, J., druggist, Clarence.

McLeod, Geo., attorney at law, Clarence; was born in Delaware County, Ohio, January 22, 1838; came to Jones County just over the line from Cedar County, May 5, 1855; has been practicing law here for the past six years.  He married Miss Melvina Westfall May 4, 1863, a native of Schoharie County, New York; they have three sons--Charles, born February 12, 1864; George, February 28, 1866; Horace, March 18, 1870.     Was Recorder two terms and Township Clerk one term.  Owns 160 acres in Jones County, and two dwellings in Clarence.

McLeod, J. R., retired, Clarence.

Marcy, S., laborer, Clarence.

McNeil, WM., farmer and stock dealer, Section 26; Clarence; was born in New Boston, New Hampshire, August 1, 1822; came to this county and located on the place he now lives in January, 1858; owns 240 acres.  He married Miss Sarah M. Barnes; she was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, August 10, 1830; they have four sons and two daughters--Scott, Kate A., Frank P., Fred, Dora, Dana.

Mechem, J. G., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Clarence.

Miller, J. A., Section 18; Post Office Stanwood.

Miller, Joshua P., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Stanwood; was born in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, June 14, 1840  He came to Illinois in 1868, and to this county in 1875; owns eighty acres.  He married Miss Phines Warner December 5, 1865, a native of the same county; they have no family.  He served three years in the late rebellion in Company H, 143d Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness and also at Gettysburg.

Miller, J. H., Section 17; Post Office Stanwood.

Miller, J. P., Section 17; Post Office Stanwood.

Miller, N. B., Section 17; Post Office Stanwood.

Miller, T. B., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Clarence; was born in Holmes County, Ohio, June 9, 1841; he came to this county in the Fall of 1865; owns 320 acres in this county and 100 acres in Jones County. Served three years and three months in the late rebellion; enlisted in Company B, 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; served two years of the time in the First Wisconsin Battery.  He married Miss Letitia Corn in 1868, a native of the same county.  They have three sons--Harlem, Harry, Arthur.

Miner, A., farmer, Post Office Clarence.

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

Morrison, J., livery stable; Clarence.

Moriarty, E. J., City Marshal, Clarence.

Mostallo, H., Section 10; Post Office Clarence.

Murphy, C., tinner, Clarence.

Murphy, J., tinner, Clarence.

Munn, S., laborer, Clarence.

 

 
 

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