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County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Neely, J. W., Justice of the Peace; also carpenter and joiner, Clarence; was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania September 20, 1830.  He came to the county in March, 1866.  Been married twice; his first wife was Miss Maggie Weaver, a native of the same county; married in 1853; she died in July, 1854; married again to Miss Laura Farrer July 17, 1862, a native of New Hampshire; no family living; one son by first wife--Geo. W., born July 9, 1854, died in November, 1857; one son by second, who died in infancy.

Neely, S. M., millinery and fancy goods, Clarence; was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, near Gettysburg, March 27, 1843; came to this county in the Spring of 1858.  Married Miss Mary C. Wallace November 27, 1865, and native of Sterling, Illinois; they have one son and three daughters--Elizabeth, born April 18, 1867; Charles M., March 7, 1870; Sadie F., November 2, 1873; Mary Gertrude, September 10, 1876.

Nicoll, Andrew, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Clarence; was born in Scotland July 24, 1832; he came to the United States in 1839, and located in Delaware County, New York; remained there until February, 1868, and then came to this county; owns 240 acres of land.  He married Miss Isabell McGregor February 23, 1867, a native of Delaware County, New York; she died May 6, 1870.  He married again to Nancy Claney, November 14, 1872, a native of Ohio; two sons and one daughter by first wife--John A., David S. and Margaret M.; three sons and one daughter by second wife--Wm. E., Annie I., George C. and Robert J.  Was Township Trustee two terms.

Peterson, C., shoemaker, Clarence.

Perkins, W. W., tenant; Post Office Clarence.

Phelps, L., stock dealer and farmer; Post Office Clarence.

Phelps, L. W., stock dealer and farmer; Post Office Clarence.

Phillips, Luther; Post Office Clarence.

Pike, John, carpenter, Clarence.

Pitigrew, Smith, Section 36; Post Office Clarence.

Polley, M., merchant, of the firm of Hecht & Polley, Clarence, was born in Canada in July, 1835; came to the United States and to St. Louis in 1860; he remained there two years, and then came to this county.  He married miss Elizabeth Price in 1864, a native of Newark, New Jersey; they have two children--Edwin A., born May 10, 1867; Lottie, February 2, 1874.

Post, E. E., proprietor Post House, Clarence; was born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, April 23, 1810; left there in 1835, and went to Buffalo, New York; remained there five years, and then returned to St. Lawrence County, and remained there until 1855, and then removed to Toledo, Ohio, and came to Clinton County, Iowa, in 1859, and was there during the tornado in June, 1860; came to this county in 1864.  February 9, 1834, he married Miss Sabrina S. Cobb, a native of Canada; have two sons and three daughters--Justina (now Mrs. George L. Richardson, living in Ohio), Louisa M. (now Mrs. Rev. E. B. Cousins), Eugene M., Fred. A.( in the employ of the U.P. R. R., at Cheyenne), Clara L. (now Mrs. L. M. Johnson).

Porter, Robert, harness maker, Clarence.

Post, Eugene, laborer, Clarence.

Quivey, E. P., baker, Clarence.

Quivey, J. B., Section 22; Post Office Clarence.

Ralston, John D., Section 17; Post Office Clarence.

Ralston, Wm., Section 11; Post Office Clarence.

Ray, Aug., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Clarence.

Reed, M. K. H., stock and grain dealer, Clarence; was born in Champaign County, Ohio, in 1824; he came to Jones County in 1854, and to this county in 1861; he and his partner, F. Hecht, own 800 acres.  Was Mayor of Clarence one term.     April 8, 1855, he married Hester O. Root, a native of Trumbull County, Ohio; have three sons and two daughters--L. M., John, Clara M., Mary B., Fredie M.

Rigby, Joshua, laborer, Clarence.

Robinson, A. H., farmer; Post Office Clarence.

Robinson, W. E., farmer, Post Office Clarence.

Robinson, WM. S., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Clarence; was born in Dayton Township, this county, September 29, 1847; his father, Thomas, came to this county in 1844, and made this county his home up to the time of his death, which occurred January 25, 1877.  He married Harriet McConkie November 30, 1871, a native of Ohio; have two sons and one daughter--Wm., born February 14, 1870; Ernest, born August 26, 1872, and Irene, born December 16, 1876; owns sixty-five acres; home farm contains 254 acres.

Robinson, Wm. T., Post Office Clarence.

Rodgers, N. W., carpenter, Clarence.

Rogers, Abe, Post Office, Stanwood.

Rogers, Jacob, retired farmer, Clarence; was born in the town of Sugar Loaf, Pennsylvania, January 18, 1814; his parents moved from there, when he was about 2 years of age, to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until about 10 years of age, and thence to Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until 1850, and then came West and located in Lee County, Illinois where he remained until the Fall of 1865, then came to this county; owns 200 acres.  He married Elizabeth Pennington in September, 1835, a native of Columbia County, Pennsylvania, born February 21, 1819; they have two sons and three daughters--Matilda J., born May 20, 1838; John H., December 7, 1841; Addie V., April 25, 1845; Jesse P., March 29, 1853; Hattie B., November 28, 1864.

Rossman, Geo., stone mason, Clarence.

Rudy, N., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Clarence.

Shearer, William, Section 16; Post Office Clarence.

Sawyer, Gabriel, farmer, Section 33; Post Office Clarence; was born in Goshen, Orange County, New York, April 21, 1815; came to this county May 30, 1863; owns 320 acres.  He married Miss Elizabeth Watkins April 21, 1858, a native of Hamptonburg, Orange County, New York; have two sons and one daughter--Lizzie A., born May 17, 1859; John E., born December 8, 1860 Calvin G., born September 12, 1863.  Has been Assessor five years.

Schaaf, Fred, clerk for Hecht & Polley, Clarence.

Scott, Milton, S. E. N. W. Section 23; Post Office Clarence.

Seaman, Alonzo, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Clarence; was born in Broome County, New York, February 2, 1832; he came to Ogle County, Illinois, in 1845; remained there about one year, and then removed to Carroll County, Illinois; he remained there until the Fall of 1868, and then came here; owns 167 acres.  He married Miss Rebecca A. Rose in October, 1857, a native of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; they have one son and three daughters--Geo. R., born October 6, 1861; Mary Emma, August 5, 1863; Jessie E., January 12, 1870; Rosa I., May 31, 1875.

Shettock, Wm., laborer, Clarence.

Shuck, John, Section 28; Post Office Clarence.

Simmons, E. B., merchant, Clarence; was born in Richland County, Ohio, march 9, 1833; left there and came to this county in the Fall of 1852, and has remained here ever since; has been in the mercantile business here twelve years.  April 2, 1857, he married Miss Minnie McLeod, a native of Delaware County, Ohio; they have one son and three daughters--Parke, Louie, Nellie, Eva.

Simons, E. B.

Simpson, H. G., Post Office Clarence.

Sindlinger, S., Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Sisk, John, section boss, Clarence.

Sisler, Samuel, Section 31; Post Office Stanwood.

Smith, Frazer, laborer, Clarence.

Smith, Geo. E., druggist, Clarence; was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, October, 1837; he came to this county and located near Tipton in April, 1856; in February, 1869, he came to Clarence, and has been engaged in the above business ever since.  January 20, 1869, he married Miss Amanda Dickinson, a native of Ohio; they have two sons--Charles J., born October 31, 1869; George E., Jr., born April 12, 1865.  Was Town Recorder three years, and a member of the City Council two years.

Snyder, A. H., wagon maker, Clarence.

Snyder, J. A., merchant, Clarence, of the firm of Snyder & Company; was born in Schoharie County, New York, December 30, 1848; he left there when 6 years of age and moved with his parents to Whiteside County, Illinois; he came to this county in August, 1859, and has been engaged in the mercantile business here ever since; they also have a branch house at Morrison, Illinois, his brother being in charge.     October 2, 1872, he married Miss Maggie McKibbin, a native of Steuben County, New York; they have one son--James A., Jr., born July 25, 1873.

Spaulding, S. W., baggage mstr., Clarence.

Spear, John, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Stanwood; was born in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, May1, 1829; he came to the United States and Philadelphia in 1853; remained there two years and then came to this county; owns 320 acres.  He married Miss Susan Smith February 12, 1862; she is a native of England, born March 6, 1839; they have six sons and two daughters--James J., born December 14, 1862; Robert J., December 28, 1865; Margaret E., October 21, 1867; Annie, September 2, 1869; Charles W., August 1, 1871; William S., September 12, 1873; Elmer R., July 2, 1875; Benjamin I., April 6, 1877.

Springsteed, Mathew, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Clarence; was born in Bethlehem, Albany County, New York, August 4, 1821; came to this county in October, 1857; owns 282 1/2 acres.  Has been married twice.  His first wife was Miss Jane Hotaling, born in the same place August 11, 1824, married December 21, 1842; she died December 18, 1854.  Married again to Miss Jane E. Flansburg December 11, 1855; born in the town of Burn, Albany County, New York, April 17, 1825; by his first wife three daughters; lost one son and one daughter--Catharine E., born February 16, 1845, died August 12, 1846; Annie August 16, 1846; William H., July 7, 1849, died November 19, 1853; Mary L., December 16, 1851; Susan J., August 20, 1854.  Was Town Clerk a number of years, also Township Trustee.

Spry, J. T., Rev. Pastor of M. E. church; Post Office Clarence.

Stubbs, WM. T., Principal of the Public School; Post Office Clarence; was born in Franklin County, Maine, March 14, 1839; came to Clarence and took charge of the public schools.  He married Miss Abbie S. Owen March 12, 1868; she was born in Piscataquis County, Maine, October 29, 1839; they have one daughter--Daisey, born June1, 1874.

Sturdevant, T. D., dentist, Post Office Clarence; was born in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1834; came to Mendota, Illinois, in 1861, and to this county in March, 1869.  He married Miss Affie Treat June 26, 1866, a native of Erie County, New York; they have two sons--Victor and Harry.

Sturdevant, W. M., Section 18; Post Office Stanwood.

Sylvester, P. B., farmer; Section 17; Post Office Clarence; was born in Lewis County, New York, March 16, 1830; came to this county in November, 1867; owns 160 acres.  He married Amelia Houghton December 25, 1854, a native of the same county.     He was married again to Miss Kate McKibbin September 28, 1863, a native of Steuben County, New York; have five sons and one daughter--Duane, born August 2, 1857; George, March 26, 1867; Vinton, April 6, 1869; Emilo, August 11, 1871; Bent, July 6, 1875; Thomas, June 27, 1877.

Sylvester, Seth, retired; Post Office Clarence; was born in Salem, Washington County, New York, March 2, 1804; he lived there until 5 years of age; his parents then moved to Lewis County, New York; lived there  until November, 1852, and then removed to Whiteside County, Illinois; he remained there two years and then went to Carroll County and remained there until the Fall of 1867, and then came to Clarence.     Was Mayor of Clarence.  He married Miss Hannah Bent in 1829, a native of Lewis County, New York, town of Denmark; they have one son and one daughter--P. B., Adeline E., now Mrs. T. O. Manning, living in Clarence in 1850.  He went to California and was gone about one year and was quite successful.  In 1860, he spent the Summer in the Rocky Mountains.

Tanner, Nathan, laborer; Post Office Clarence.

Thom, A. C., hardware merchant, Clarence; was born in Scotland in 1821; he came to the United States in 1842, and located in New York City, where he remained six years, working at his trade as carpenter; he came to this county in October, 1866; has been in business here one year.  May 20, 1845, he married Miss Mary R. Merrill, a native of Canada.  They have three sons and three daughters--James A., Elizabeth B., George M. F., Sarah J., Cicero C., Mary N., deceased and Carrie L.

Thomson, Robt., retired, Clarence; was born in the town of New Scotland, Albany County, New York, in 1825; came to Clarence in September, 1867; since coming here has been engaged in the hardware business.  He married Miss Harriet Fidelia November 19, 1855, a native of the city of Albany, New York; no family.

Turner, G., Section 31; Post Office Stanwood.

Tonna, G., Section 36; Post Office Clarence.

Vanderpool, J. N., carpenter, Clarence.

Van Wormer, John H., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Clarence; was born in Albany County, New York, December 12, 1837; he lived there until 1855, and then went to Stephenson County, Illinois; remained there during the Summer, and then came here; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Martha Garrison September 30, 1860; she was born in Jones County, Iowa, October 31, 1844; they have one son and one daughter--Mary L., born June 5, 1866; Homer, born March 23, 1869.

Warner, C. F., farmer, Clarence.

Werder, A., clerk, Clarence.

Westfall, David, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Clarence; was born in Ontario county, New York, May 15, 1826; he came to this county in 1866; owns eighty acres.     He married Miss Elizabeth Evans June 11, 1859, a native of England.    They have two sons and three daughters--Douglass, Nellie, Jerome and Mattie (twins), and Mary.

Westfall, S., general business, Clarence; was born in Albany County, New York, November 22, 1804; left there in 1857, and moved to Walworth County, Wisconsin; remained there three years, and then came to this county; has held the offices of Road Commissioner, Marshal and Constable.  He married Miss Naoma Snyder January 11, 1830, a native of Dutchess County, New York; born October 15, 1800; she died February 28, 1876; have one son and five daughters--Catlina, born December 19, 1830; Mary J., born December 21, 1832; Barbara, born February 17, 1835; Daniel D. C., born October 15, 1837; Harriet A., born January 20, 1840; Malvina, born October 11, 1842; Matilda, born June 2, 1846.

Wightman, J., retired, Clarence.

Wilkinson, H., drayman, Clarence.

Wilkin, Noah, Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Wilkins, S. C., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Stanwood; was born in Windsor County, Vermont, June 25, 1836; he came to Ogle County, Illinois, in the Spring of 1857; he remained there until the Spring of 1868, and then came to this county; owns 500 acres.  He married Miss Louisa Hollenbeck January 20, 1868, a native of Stephenson County, Illinois; they have two sons and one daughter--Alice, born October 2, 1870; Jay, born January 11, 1875;  infant, born September 27, 1877.

Wilcox, A., wagon maker, Clarence.

Willer, G., Section 12; Post Office Tipton.

Wilson, H., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Stanwood.

Wilson, S., cooper, Clarence.

Young, S., Section 9; Post Office Clarence.

Young, Wm., tenant, Section 9; Post Office Clarence.

Yule, E. D., M. D., physician and surgeon, Clarence, was born in Cayuga county, New York, in 1820; at the age of 23 he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Benj. Fordyce, of Scipio Center, Cayuga County, New York; he graduated at the Geneva Medical College in 1847; he came to Clarence in 1861.  He was Surgeon of the 2d Iowa Volunteer Calvary two years and a half, from June 1, 1862, until October 1, 1864.  He married Miss M, A. DeWitt September 9, 1851, a native of Sussex County, New Jersey. No family--lost one daughter.

 

 
 

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