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County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Fremont Township

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Johnson, Wm. J., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Stanwood.

Jackson, John, carpenter and farmer, Section 30; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1828; lived in Ohio eighteen years.  He enlisted in the 45th Ohio Volunteer  Infantry, and served three years.  He was taken prisoner, and was confined on Belle Island, and afterwards at Andersonville, and experienced all the atrocities of these places, and thinks the truth can never be fully portrayed.  He came to this county in 1866; has held the office of School Director, and acted as President of the Board; owns eighty acres of land.  He married Mrs. Cordelia A. James in October, 1873; her maiden name was Hinds, and she was born in New York; has one child by this marriage named Henry Leonard.  Mr.  Jackson has four children by former marriage, named Walter, Edwin, John and Frank.  Mrs. Jackson had three children by former marriage--Eldred, Hattie and Maria.

Johnson, Martin, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Stanwood; born in Ohio in 1843; came to this county in April, 1871; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Clara Boyles in 1871 ; she was born in Pennsylvania; has two children--Della M. and Ida A.    He enlisted in the 15th Ohio Infantry in the late war, and served four years and eight months; was in the battles of Shiloh, Stone River, Chicakamauga, Mission Ridge, and many others.

Judd, C. B., retired farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Kalb, George, farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Kalb, John.

Kerr, H., teamster, Stanwood.

Kennedy, L. L., stock buyer, Stanwood.

Kenney, T., shoemaker, Stanwood.

Kinport, Jacob, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1810; came to Iowa in 1850, and to this county in 1852; owns thirty-nine acres of land.  He married Elizabeth Hoover in 1843; she was born in Pennsylvania; has five children--John, Martin, Benjamin, Henry and Samuel; lost three.

Lee, Joseph, farmer and stock raiser, Section 7; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Lambert, R., hotel, Stanwood.

Lehrman, Henry, farmer, Section 16; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Lehrman, J. H., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McCoy, Joseph, merchant, Stanwood.

McAfee, John, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1831; came to this County in 1853; owns 160 acres of land.  He married Miss Susan Bock, March 14, 1864.  She was born in Germany; has six children--Charles D., Margaret B., David T., William S., Elizabeth and Godfrey; has one adopted son--Alexander Carl.

McClellan, R., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Stanwood.

McCelland, Frank S., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Stanwood.

McCue, John, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Stanwood; born in Ireland April 10, 1838; came to this State in 1865; owns 320 acres.  He married Miss Ann Davidson in 1858; she was born in Ireland; has six children--John H., Charles J., William W., Samuel J., Lorrin D., Viola N.

McGinness, Patrick F., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Stanwood; born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1818; was engaged as a mariner fourteen years, and came to this county in 1851; owns 80 acres of land.  He married Miss Sarah Morrison in 1856; she was born in Ohio, and died in 1870; has three children--Claudius F.,, Martha J. and Margaret J.

McGraw, James, farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Scotland in 1812; came to this country in 1831, and to this county in 1870; owns forty-five acres of land.  He married Agnes Davis in 1854; she was born in Ireland; has two children--James and Robert; lost three.

McKinstry, L. S., carpenter, Stanwood.

McMurrin, James, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Maley, A.W., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Stanwood.

Maley, James, retired farmer; Section 24; Post Office Stanwood.

Maley, J. H., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Stanwood.

Mann, James, farmer, Section 25; Post Office Stanwood; born in Scotland in 1835; came to this county in 1856; owns 80 acres.  He married Miss Isabella Safley in 1865; she was born in this county, her parents being among the earliest settlers.  He enlisted in the 2d Iowa Volunteer Cavalry during the late war, and served between three and four years, and was in the battles of Nashville, Corinth and Iuka.  Has six children--Mary M., Willie A., Bessie, Annie, Agnes, Charles James, and John Safley.

Maley, S. H., stock dealer, Stanwood; born in West Virginia August 27, 1818; lived in Warren County, Illinois, from 1837 to 1869, when he removed to this county.    He, in company with his brother, W, C. Maley, and W. Preston, were the owners of the land on which the village is located, and laid out the town.  He married Miss Mary A. Scott in 1848; she was born in New York; have six children--Caroline A., Mary, Charles S., Clara A., William E. and Margaret.

Marsh, N., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Mays, W. F., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Maley, W. C., retired, Stanwood; born in West Virginia in 1815; came to Warren County, Illinois, in 1836, and in 1869, removed to this county.  He married Miss Lydia A. Johnson in 1840, who was born in Ohio; she died in 1845.  In 1847 he married Miss Margaret Giles, of Warren County, Illinois; she died in 1852.  His third wife was  Nancy J. Bagett, who was born in Tennessee.  While living in Warren County, he was elected Supervisor; and in 1860 was elected to the State Legislature, by the counties of Warren and Henderson.  In company with William Preston and S. H. Maley, he laid out the town of Stanwood, donating forty acres of land, one-half to officers of the C. & N. W. R. R.   He has sold his land, excepting fifty acres adjoining the town, on which he now lives.  He has three children--John H., Juliet and Margaret.  John H. enlisted in the 83d I. (probably Illinois) Volunteer Infantry, in the late war, and served until discharged.

Melton, Robert W., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Vermilion County, Illinois, in 1846; came to this county in 1856; owns 134 1/2 acres of land.  He married Miss Nancy Zimmerman in 1864; she was born in Pennsylvania; they have five children--Vesta, George, Orion, LeRoy and Lewis.

Miles, O. N., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Stanwood.

Mockler, Pat, farmer, Section 1; Post Office Stanwood.

Moir, Alex., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Moir, John, farmer, Section 33; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Montillon, J., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Stanwood.

Murry, Henry, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Nordhouse, H. F., merchant, Stanwood.

Onstot, Peter, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1820; came to this county in 1854; owns 655 acres of land.  Has held offices of School Director, Supervisor, etc.  He married Miss Emily Gibeaut in 1846; she was born in Ohio; have five children--J. Leander, Charles, James, John W., Peter E. and Elmer Anderson.

Preston, C. A., farmer, Section 25; Post  Office Stanwood.

Paulk, G. F., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Parker, A. F., farmer, Section 21; Post  Office Mechanicsville.

Preston, J. M., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Stanwood.

Preston, W., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Stanwood.

Preston, W. B., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Stanwood.

Perkins, Geo., farmer and shoemaker, Section 35; Post Office Stanwood; born in Broome County, New York, in 1811; came to this county in 1859.  He married Mrs. Margaret McGowan in 1866; she was born in Ireland, and was married to Alex. McGowan in 1854; he was born in Scotland and died in 1858.  She owns 120 acres land; has one son by first marriage--Thomas E.  Mr. Perkins has two daughters by former marriage.    One son, W. Harvey, enlisted in the 89th New York Infantry in the late war, and after serving three years was killed in battle near Richmond the day before the expiration of his term of enlistment.

Pirie, Geo., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Stanwood; born in Scotland in 1827; came to this country in 1859; owns 160 acres; has served as School Director and acted as President of the Board.  He married Miss Christine Hill September 13, 1854; she  was born in Scotland; has five children--Alexander, George, Robert, Lillie A., and William; lost one daughter--Ann.

Porter, John, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1823; came to this county in 1866; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Julia A. Barnd March 23, 1848; she was born in Ohio in 1830, and died in 1874; has three children living--Charles G., Frank R. and Harry B.; lost three--Mary J., John and George.

Quivey, Fletcher, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Quivey, J., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Rigby, M. F., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Stanwood.

Rigby, W.  A., retired farmer, Stanwood; born in Knox County, Ohio in 1814; came to this county in 1836, and is one of the oldest settlers; Iowa was at that time a Territory and with but few inhabitants, and the experiences of Mr. R. would fill a volume; owns 960 acres of land.  He received, unsolicited from Gov. Lucas, of the Territory, a commission of Justice of the Peace A position he held by appointment and election for twenty years, and until her refused longer to serve; he has ever taken a great interest in educational matters, and served as County Commissioner.  He married    Miss Lydia Barr in 1837 in Muscatine (then Bloomington) and it was the first marriage in Central Iowa.  Mr. Rigby was born in Ohio; they have three children--Wm. T., born in 1841; Joshua H., in 1843, and Sarah Ellen; lost one daughter--Rhoda Elizabeth.

Rigby, W. T., farmer and stock raiser, Section 14; Post Office Stanwood.

Robins, Jerry, farmer.

Rogers, W. C., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Rummell, J., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Stanwood.

Rummell, J., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Stanwood.

Scott, Walter, farmer.

Saum, G. E., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Jones County, Iowa in 1854, his father being one of the early settlers; owns 120 acres.    He married Miss Mattie Messingham in 1876; she was born in Ohio.

Seige, F., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Sherman, I.J., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Stanwood; born in Michigan in 1847; came to this county in 1870; owns 120 acres.  He married Mrs. Lavinia Chase, whose maiden name was Clymer, in 1870; she was born in Ohio; has one child, Norman; Mrs. Sherman has two children by former marriage--Josephine and Ernest Chase.

Sherman, N., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Stanwood.

Shrope, Wm., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Simmons, M. L., merchant, Stanwood.

Sisler, W. H., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Stanwood.

Slater, George.

Smith, Carl, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Germany in 1817; came to this county in 1858; owns 120 acres.  He married Caroline Schrader in 1843; she was born in  Germany; has two children--Henry and Albert.

Smith, Charles C., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Germany in 1846; came to this county in 1855; owns 120 acres.  He married Mary Jane Johnson in October, 1870; has four children--Robert, Lawrence, Cora and Dora.

Smith, J., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Smith, J. N., provision dealer, Stanwood; born in Illinois in 1835; came to this county in 1869; owns 106 acres.  has held offices of Justice of the Peace and Town Clerk.  He married Miss Julia A. Maley April 7, 1870; she was born in Warren County, Illinois; has six children--William M., Margaret E., Martha A., Hugh G., and infant twins unnamed.

Soesbe, Samuel, retired farmer, Section 7; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Kentucky, May 27, 1800; came to this county in 1839; owns forty-one acres.  He has gone to mill seven miles north of Dubuque, it being the nearest place, to have his grinding done.  He married Miss E. Shintaffer in October, 1844; she was born in Ohio, and died in 1850.  He afterward married Mary A. Chapman, who was born in Connecticut; he has six children living--William, Phillip, Daniel, James, Mary E., and Jane.  Mrs. Soesbe has one son by former marriage, W. Chapman, the present Postmaster of Mechanicsville.

Somes, M. H., farmer, Stanwood.

Soper, George, hardware merchant; Stanwood; born in Rome, New York, in 1852; came to this State in 1857, and to this county August, 1877.

Strauser, Elias, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania, 1826; in 1838, removed to Ohio, and 1850 to Indiana, coming to this county in June, 1857; owns 167 acres of land.  Has held offices of School Director, Constable, and one of the-Directors of the Agricultural Society.  He married Miss Margaret Schaub in 1846; she was born in Germany; has six children--Isaiah, Mary E., William H., Catharine, Francis M., and Eldora.

Strauser, Isaiah, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1849; came to this county in 1857; owns 80 acres.  Married Miss Mary E. Mays in 1874; she was born in Iowa; has two children--Anna and Marvin F.

Studer, J., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Sutton, S. W., butcher, Stanwood; born in Westchester County, New York, in 1844; came to this county in 1857.  He married Amanda J. Wirick in November, 1867; she was born in Ohio; has two children--Tessie and Max.  He enlisted in the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served three years, and was in all the principal battles from Grand Gulf to Vicksburg.

Thompson, A., blacksmith, Stanwood.

Thomas, J. W., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1827; came to this State in 1856 and to this county in 1865; owns 240 acres of land.  He married Miss R. Tidrick in 1852; she was born in Ohio; has five children--Maggie L., Mary E., William A., Harvey P., Abbie J.; lost two--Jonathan E. and Joseph A.

Thrasher, N. H., teamster, Stanwood.

Turner, C. S., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Wade, J. I., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Stanwood.

Walters, A. T., drayman, Stanwood.

Ward, Frank, dentist, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Weeks, A. C., farmer, Section 6; Post Office  Mechanicsville.

Weeks, O. F.

Weeks, O. P., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Mechanicsville.

West, Chas., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Mechanicsville.

West, Eli H., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1818; came to this county in 1855;  owns 221 acres.  He married Miss Sarah Hartt in 1844; she was born in Ohio; has eleven children--Wesley, Charles, Margaret, Jane, Atha M., Henry, Benjamin, Hanora, Rosa B., Mary, Jasper; lost one.

Wilkins, H., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Stanwood.

Wilkinson, P., stock dealer, Stanwood.

Williams, G. W., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Wilson, Jacob, merchant, Stanwood.

Woollison, Lee, farmer, Section 13; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Woollison, W. D., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Stanwood; born in Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania, in 1826; came to this county in 1869; owns 480 3/4 acres of land in this county.  He married Miss Miverva Shipley in 1850; she was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania; has five children--Leonidas G., Orpha, Emma M., Benton L. and Cora A.; lost five--Mary E., Irene, Lester, Susan F., Keziah.  Leonidas G. married Miss I. Wilson in 1877; she was born in Canada.

Young, James, laborer in lumber yard, Stanwood.

Zerbe, Samuel, retired farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1827; came to this county in 1851; owns 25 acres.  He married Miss Sarah Wolf in 1849; she was born in Pennsylvania; has five children--Amelia, John G., Sarah, Lucy A. and Samuel A.

 

 
 

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