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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Fairfield Township

 

Albert, Fred, Section 24; Post Office Tipton.

Albert, H., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Tipton.

Albert, L., Section 24; Post Office Tipton.

Anderson, J. M., Section 2; Post Office Clarence.

Anderson, R. T., Section 2; Post Office Clarence.

Bagley, J. A., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Tipton.

Bossert, B., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Tipton.

Bossert, J., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Tipton.

Britcher, Henry, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton; his farm contains 222 acres.  Mr. B. was born in Kent, England, January 22, 1825, and emigrated when 22 years of age, to Oneida County, New York, where he lived for four and one half years, and came to this county in the fall of 1854.  Was married April 4, 1852, to Miss Sarah A. Cash, a native of Oneida County, New York, and has been a resident of Cedar County until the present time.  He located on his present farm in April, 1865, and has one of the best improved places in the county; no children.

Bruner, J. W., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Tipton.

Butterbro, H., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Tipton.

Bunker, Moses, proprietor Bunker Hill Stock Farm, Section 28; Post Office Tipton; was born in Chambly, Lower Canada, in 1819.  He left there when 17 years of age; went to Albany County, near Albany, New York, where he remained about three years.  He came to Cedar County in June, 1840; in 1849, Mr. B. went to California overland route, and drove a team of oxen all the way, where he remained until 1851; engaged in mining; in 1851, he located where he now lives; his home farm contains about 900 acres, and is one of the best improved in the county; in November, 1843, he married Miss Sarah A., daughter of Joseph K. Snyder; she was born in Philadelphia and raised in Harrison County, Indiana; she came to the county in the Fall of 1838; they have two sons and five daughters--Mariah, Ada L (now Mrs. John McCloskey), Ida (now Mrs. Russell Piatt), Mary, Emma, Joseph W. and Moses F.

Cash, Wm., Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Cessford, J., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Clarence.

Cessford, J., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Clarence.

Cessford, W., Section 22; Post Office Clarence.

Coe, J. P., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Tipton.

Coffman, Wm., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

Coffman, F., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

Coffman, M., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

Coffman, G., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

Collins, H. C., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Clarence.

Cosgrift, A., Section 3; Post Office Clarence.

Culver, I. P., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Clarence.

Cunningham, Hugh.

Dennison, John, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Tipton.

Dettmann, P., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Dickinson, Geo., renter, Section12; Post Office Clarence.

Dickinson, J. H., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Tipton.

Donahue, P., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Tipton.

Donahue, Wm., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Tipton.

Downing, G., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Tipton.

Downing, J., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Tipton.

Downie, Ira.

Doyle, Dennis.

Drollinger, E., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Early, Michael, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Clarence.

Ebert, Carl, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Tipton.

Elliott, J. C., renter, Post Office Clarence.

Elliott, J., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Clarence.

Elliott, O. H., renter, Post Office Clarence.

English, D. W., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Clarence.

Everett, H., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Brush Creek.

Farman, D. W., carpenter, Post Office Brush Creek.

Fay, Michael, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Findley, James, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Gaige, Robert, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

Garner, C., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Louden.

Garner, D. W., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Louden.

Garner, Enfield, farmer, Section 12; Post Office Clarence; was born in Carroll County, Maryland, in 1844; he came to this county in 1854; owns 160 acres.    He married Miss Louisa Geesaman September 15, 1874, a native of Allen County, Indiana, born in 1854; they have no family; one adopted son--Henry Wiggins.

Garner, Geo., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Louden; was born in Carroll County, Maryland, December 9, 1812; he lived there until the Spring of 1854, and then came to this county and settled near where he now lives.  He married Miss Mary A. Winter, a native of the same place, in March, 1836; she was born  May 20, 1813; she died September 31, 1872; left family of three sons--D. W., Enfield and Curtis.    His farm contains 320 acres.

Gradelman, C., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Tipton.

Goldsmith, H., renter, Section 24; Post Office Tipton.

Goldsmith, J., renter, Section 24; Post Office Tipton.

Griep, J., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Clarence.

Hegarty, J. W., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Clarence.

Hegarty, R. L., farmer, Section 13; Post office Clarence.

Hegarty, S. A., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Clarence.

Hegerty, S. R., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Clarence.

Henderson, John, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Tipton.

Henderson, W., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Tipton.

Hoffmaster, Earnest, renter, Post Office Tipton.

Hunter, James, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Tipton.

Kahl, Henry, farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Kemp, Andrew, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Kahl, Joseph, farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Kemp, James O., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Keith, John, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Tipton; was born in Carroll County, Ohio, July 8, 1829.  Married Amanda J. Thompson August, 13, 1853; came to this county in 1851 and to the place where he now lives, in 1870.  Has six children--Wilson B., born July 2, 1854; Edwin P., August 18, 1856; Kate E.,  November 4, 1858; Anne B., October 2, 1861; Elmer G., October 16, 1865; John P., April 23, 1872.

Keith, Judson, farmer; Post Office Brush Creek.

Kemp, M. W., Mrs., farming, Section 5; Post Office Clarence; was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1816;  owns eighty acres. Married J. A. Kemp, March 15, 1837; born in Frederick County, Maryland, April 4, 1814; died January 12, 1876; came to this county in 1864, and where she now lives in 1870;have twelve children--Martha T., born June 10, 1838; George M., December 30, 1839; Mary T., October 13, 1840; Margaret E., June 3, 1842; John A., March 12, 1844; Benjamin L., September 30, 1845; Rachel S., October 30, 1847;; Dennis M., May 17, 1849; Catherine S., June 27, 1851; James O., March 26, 1853; Andrew F., October 24, 1854; Cordelia, January 29, 1857; George M. served as Captain of Company I, 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; John A. served as private in Company E, 98th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Kinney, Alonzo, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Kinney, George, farmer, Section 17; was born in Belmont County, Ohio, November 4, 1828; came to this county and to the place where he now lives, May 22, 1859; moved from Ohio in a lumber wagon; was one month on the road; owns 240 acres.    Married Miss Lydia Russell December 20, 1849; born September  29, 1831; have now living six children--Alonzo R., born August 22, 1853; Samuel H., July 16, 1855; George H., April 13, 1857; Margaret I., May 11, 1859; Edward C., December 15, 1860; Nancy B., June 26,1864.

Kinney, Joel, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Clarence; was born in Belmont County, Ohio November 4, 1826; came to this county in November, 1857. Owns 160 acres. Married Miss Martha Kemp, a  native of Ohio, October 2, 1856.  Was School Director one year.  Have ten children--Mary E., now Mrs. Layton; Martha, now Mrs. Slenker; Sarah M., born September 3, 1857; Henry I., April 11, 1859; Ruth A., December 15, 1861; Cordelia J., May 21, 1865; John D., September 16, 1867; Frederick H., April 17, 1870; Anna I., September 4, 1873; Joel C., December 14, 1877.

Kinney, S. H., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Lambern, David, retired, Section 11; Post Office Clarence.

Lange, Phillip, farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

Lichtenwalter, S. R.,  farmer, Section 13; Post Office Clarence; was born in Carroll county, Maryland, July 23, 1839; he lived there until April, 1853; he stopped a short time in Marshall County, Illinois; came here the same year; owns 382 acres.  He married Miss Fannie Hyde February 1, 1866, a native of Greene County, Pennsylvania; they have one son and four daughters--Eva G., born February 14, 1867; Susan R., July 22, 1869; Martha G., October 1, 1873; Elgin B., March 9, 1875; Sarah E., November 1, 1876.

Lovett, W., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Clarence.

McCabe, John, farmer, Section 10; post Office Clarence.

McCabe, Thomas, renter, Post Office Clarence.

McCool, J. C., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Clarence.

McCornick, J., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

McCormick, R., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

Mains, G. W., laborer, Post Office Clarence.

Miller, B. F., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Clarence.

Mitchell, J., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Clarence.

Monahan, J., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Clarence.

Monk, J. H., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Tipton.

Monk, P., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Tipton.

Monk, S. M., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Tipton.

Moore, R. L., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Shiloh; was born in the county of Antrim, Ireland, on the 27th of April, 1828; came to the United States in November, 1849, landed in New Orleans, and from there  to this county in August, 1850; owns 300 acres.  Married Miss Elizabeth Johnston, of Richland County, Ohio, on the 22d of June, 1855.  Was Supervisor three years and Justice of the Peace nine years.  Has six children--John M., born January 4, 1859; Hannah M., born August12, 1860; William J., born August 19, 1862;  David A., born June 12, 1863; Margaret E., born May 27, 1866.  His first wife died January 29, 1867.  Married Mary Peterson, his second wife, March 1, 1868; have seven children by second wife--Elizabeth, born May 12, 1869; Alexander L., born October 11, 1870; Anna, born July 3, 1872; Samuel, born December 15, 1873; Lewis C., born January 10, 1875; Stewart, born June 7, 1876; Robert L., born September 21, 1877.

Moreland, David, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Tipton; was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1815; he lived there thirty years, and then went to Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and lived eight years; he came to this county in 1853, and has been a resident here ever since; owns 360 acres.  He married Miss Mary Reed March 2, 1847, a native of the same county; they have four sons and three daughters--Mary E., born December 2, 1847; John, born December 25, 1849; Frank, born September 13, 1852; Edmund, born January 4, 1855; Emma, born September 13, 1857; Millard, born August 13, 1861; Minnie A., born January 16, 1864.

Moreland, E., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Tipton.

Moreland, G., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Moreland, J., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Noll, J., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Clarence.

Neiman, M. L., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Tipton; was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1831; came to Cedar County in 1862; lived in Tipton five years; owns 160 acres.  Married Elizabeth Moreland, a native of Pennsylvania, January 21, 1862; have one son and two daughters--Anna K., born January 21, 1865; Franklin J., born August 24, 1869; Adam, born April 3, 1871.

Peters, C., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Clarence.

Piatt, H., Jr., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Tipton.

Piatt, J. B., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Tipton.

Piatt, Russell, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Tipton; was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, November 26, 1850; came to this county April 5, 1861.    Married Miss Ida Bunker March 2, 1876; born in Cedar County, Iowa, January 21, 1852.  No family.

Podevils, Wm., F.

Pound, A. O., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Clarence.

Sager, Wm., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Tipton.

Sechler, A., farmer, Section 10, Post Office Clarence.

Sechler, H. P., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Clarence.

Sechler, R., laborer, Post Office Clarence.

Sheldon, F., farmer, Section 37; Post Office Tipton.

Slinker, Ira, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Tipton.

Slinker, Iras, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Tipton.

Slinker, Isaac, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Tipton.

Siple, L. J., Section 9; Post Office Clarence.

Smith, J. A., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Tipton.

Smith, M., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Clarence.

Snyder, J. S., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Shiloh; was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, January 6th, 1818; came to Cedar County in 1855, and to this place, where he now lives, in 1866; owns 160 acres of land.  Married Miss Harriet Hanson July 20, 1845; born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1822.    Was Justice of the Peace six years.  Have four sons and one daughter--Simon H., born September 22, 1848; Harriet A., June 12, 1851; James B., August 30, 1856; William H., November 30, 1858; Charles A., May 10, 1863.

Snyder, W. H., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Tipton.

Soper, Geo. W., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Tipton; was born in Chenango County, New York, October 11, 1831; came to Iowa in 1849, and to this county in 1854; owns eighty acres of land.  He married Miss Tillitha Vanousdol March 15, 1855, a native of Ohio; have one son and one daughter--Hamilton, born February 9, 1859; and Nancy B., January 28, 1871.  Served in Company K, 35th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, three years and fifteen days; was in the battles of Vicksburg, Pleasant Hill, Nashville and Yellow Bayou, where he was severely wounded in the head by a Minnie ball.

Spear, Alexander, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Tipton; was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, march 4, 1845; emigrated to the United States and Philadelphia in May, 1854; lived there two years and four months; he came to this county in September 1856; his farm contains 400 acres.  Married Harriet E., daughter of Henry Fieldwilder, December 20, 1870; she was born in this county February 24, 1851; her father came in 1838;  they have one son and one daughter; Ellen May, born November 29; 1874; Forrest, July 10, 1877.

Spear, J., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Clarence.

Spear, R., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Spear, S., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Spear, Thomas A.

Swartz, Henry, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Tipton; was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1829; came to this county in 1869.  Married Eliza Koch, a native of Pennsylvania, October 7, 1851; have four sons and one daughter--Ella F., born July 14, 1857; George P., May 24, 1859; William J., December 6, 1861; Arthur L., October 25, 1863; Burdetta V., May 5, 1867.  Mr. Swartz enlisted in Company F., 10th Iowa Veteran Infantry. September 22, 1862; served eight months; was discharged May 16, 1865, at Washington, D. C.

Ulrich, Conrad, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Tipton.

Waddle, G. W., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Tipton.

Walters, H., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Tipton.

Walters, J. F., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Tipton.

Warner, Jacob A., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Clarence; was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, November 8, 1828; he lived there until about 23 years of age, and then went to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he remained about two years, and then went to Stark County, Ohio, and remained there about two years, then came to this county, in 1855; owns 400 acres.  He married Mary J., widow of Joseph D. Denson, January 29, 1857, a native of Pendleton County, Kentucky; her maiden name was Riddel; she came to this county in 1839; she drove a team of horses across the Wapsipinicon River, the water being so high she had to swim them, and landed on the opposite shore all right.    They have one son and two daughters--Emma M., Henry J. and Clara J.   Mrs. W. has one son and three daughters--Annie C., Maggie E., Sarah F. and Zachariah, by her former marriage.

Wasser, J. S., laborer, Post Office  Tipton.

Welty, H., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Clarence.

Welty, W., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Clarence.

Woods, J., renter, Section 18; Post Office Tipton.

Young, John, renter, Post Office Tipton.

Young, Noah, renter, Post Office Tipton.

Zuck, John, County Surveyor, Section 15; Post Office Clarence.

 

 
 

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