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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Gower Township

 

Allen, J. W., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Oasis.

Allen, W. C., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Oasis.

Bailey, Joseph, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Springdale.

Baluff, Edward, farmer, Section 18; Post Office Oasis.

Barenett, F. A., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Bell, J. W., farmer, Section 17; Post Office West Branch.

Bolen, F. M., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Springdale.

Bradley, Hect., farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Branch.

Brennen, Stephen, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Brown, Edwin, farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Brown, Jeremiah, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Springdale.

Brown, Romine, laborer, Post Office Springdale.

Cook, Joseph P., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Colip, Alexander, farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Branch; owns a farm of 160 acres, valued at $8,000; was born December 18, 1839, in Hamilton County, Indiana; moved to Louisa County, of this State in 1872, and to this county in 1875; enlisted as a private in Company B, of the 39th Indiana Infantry, August 15, 1861, which was subsequently organized into the 8th Cavalry; was promoted to the rank of First Lieut. in January, 1862; participated in the battles of Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, Stone River, Chickamauga, and the battles in and around Chattanooga and Atlanta, under Gen. Kilpatrick; mustered out of service August 7, 1865.  Married Amanda Grubbs April 11, 1866; she was born April 11, 1845, in Indiana; have two children--Eddie E., born January 29, 1867, and Addie P., born June 16, 1871.  Republican.

Cope, C., farmer, Section 22; Post Office West Branch.

Cornelus, Willis, farmer, Section 13; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Cattell, H., farmer, Section 28; Post Office West Branch.

Cowgill, S. S., farmer, Section 33; Post Office West Branch.

Davenport, G. A., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Dean, Isaac, farmer, Section 8; Post Office West Branch.

DeForest, G., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Springdale.

Driscoll, J., farmer, Section 11; Post Office West Branch.

Dunn, Amos, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Springdale.

Dutcher, J., laborer, Post Office West Branch.

Ellerman, F. M., plasterer, Section 26; Post Office Springdale.

Ellyson, B., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Springdale.

Ellyson, W., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Springdale.

Endsley, O., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Enlow, Samuel, farmer, Section 27; Post Office West Branch; owns 320 acres of land, valued at $15,000; born December 30, 1826, in Stark County, Ohio; moved from there to Columbiana County in 1850, to Jennings County in 1853, and to this county in 1856.  Married Hulda Henry March 27, 1851; she was born August 19, 1832, in Columbiana County, Ohio;  have four children--Wm. S., born January 22, 1852, in Ohio; J. Sullivan, born August 20, 1856, in Indiana; Martha, born July 25, 1860, in Iowa; Retta, born November 8, 1875, in Iowa; members of Friends' Church--Gurney.  Republican.

Enlow, L., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Branch.

Enlow, T., farmer, Section 28; Post Office West Branch.

Enlow, W., farmer, Section 27; Post Office West Branch.

Erwin, J. E., farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Branch.

Fisher, A. H., farmer, Section 9; Post Office West Branch.

Fitzpatrick, D. F., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Springdale.

Fitzpatrick, Thomas, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Springdale.

Fogg, Ebenezer.

Frame, James T., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Springdale; was born March 15, 1818, in Harrison County, Ohio; came to this county in 1850, and bought his present farm, and returned to Ohio; and in 1852, himself and Nathan Satterthwait, his brother-in-law, came with their families and settled on the same section.  Married Anna Satterthwait April 30, 1846; she was born in Belmont County in 1818, and died in this county January 2, 1878; have two children--Rebecca A., born February 2, 1847, and Joseph W., born October 14, 1848.  Mr. Frame moved his family back to Ohio and remained eight years, and then returned; he owns 160 acres, valued at $8,000.  Republican.

Frame, J. W., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Springdale.

Frisbie, D. C., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Springdale.

Frisbie, D. W., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Springdale.

Fritzpatrick, D., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Springdale.

Fritzpatrick, Ed., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Springdale.

Fritzpatrick, Ed. Jr., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Springdale.

Fritzpatrick, H., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Springdale.

Fritzpatrick, M. H., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Gatens, James, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Springdale.

Gillett, Stephen, laborer, Cedar Bluff.

Goin, William, farmer, Post Office Springdale.

Grey, F. M., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Springdale.

Gruwell, Aaron, farmer, Section 19; Post Office West Branch; born June 8, 1817, in Stark County, Ohio; moved to Logan County in 1842, and to this county in Fall of 1854.  Married Bathsheba Slater July 6, 1837; she was born January 21, 1816, in New York; have four children living--I. N., Hannah, B. T., and Clark; lost two, Alice and Timothy.  His son Brinton T., served as fifer in Company G, in 25th Iowa Volunteer Infantry three years; Mr. Gruwell has served as Justice of the Peace six years, and is acting as such now.  Owns eighty acres of land, valued at $4,000.  Republican.

Gruwell, B. T., farmer, Section 21; Post Office West Branch.

Gruwell, Hiram, Post Office West Branch.

Gruwell, I. N., farmer, Section 28; Post Office West Branch.

Gruwell, S. C., Section 20; Post Office West Branch.

Harden, Henman, farmer, Post Office Springdale.

Harley, J., farmer, Post Office Springdale.

Harris, G., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Springdale.

Harris, J., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Springdale.

Harris, W., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Springdale.

Hastings, W. H., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Springdale.

Hawley, B., farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, C., farmer, Section 29; 90 years old May 29, 1878; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, D., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, E., farmer, Section 28; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, J., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, Jesse, farmer, Section 33; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, R., farmer, Section 33; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, Thos. O., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Branch.

Hawley, Wm. B., farmer,  Section 29; Post Office West Branch.

Heacock, J., farmer, Section 21; Post Office West Branch.

Heacock, R. C., farmer, Section 11; Post Office West Branch.

Heald, L., farmer, Section 34; Post Office West Branch.

Heffren, J., farmer, Post Office Springdale.

Heimer, J. B., farmer, Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Hemmingway, C., auctioneer, Post Office West Branch.

Heppenstall, Geo., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Springdale; owns 220 acres, valued at $11,000; born September 16, 1834, in Columbiana County, Ohio; came to this county in the Spring of 1854, and settled in Springdale Township, and in the Spring of 1870 came on his present farm.  Enlisted in his country's service October 5, 1861, in the 2d Iowa Cavalry; mustered out October 6, 1865; was in the battles of Corinth, Mississippi, Iuka, Nashville, &c., and was with Grierson in his raid through Mississippi.  Married Lydia Smith in February, 1866, she was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, in 1842; have three children living--Charles, Marvin I. and Mary E.; lost one--Alta L., Republican.

Hicks, C. P., laborer, Post Office Springdale.

Hicks, S. S. farmer, Section 35; Post Office Springdale.

Hoffman, Josiah, farmer, Section 21; Post Office West Branch.

Hoffman, Levi, farmer, Section 21; Post Office West Branch.

House, B. M., farmer, Post Office Cedar Bluff.

House, N. M., farmer, Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Howard, A., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Hubbert, Wm., farmer, Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Jackson, Jesse, farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Jackson, W., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Johnson, J. D., farmer, Section 34; Post Office West Branch; born December1, 1851, in Stark County, Ohio; came from there to this county in 1872.    Married Sarah E. Heald February 28, 1878; she was born April 17, 1856, in Springdale Township, of this county.  Mr. Johnson owns a farm of eighty acres, valued at $4,000; he is the present Township Clerk. Republican.

King, W. R., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Kinny, Thos., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Krout, J., farmer, Section 30; Post Office West Branch.

Linch, Daniel, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Springdale.

Linch, John, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Springdale.

Linch, M., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Springdale.

Loftis, P., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Springdale.

Larkin, F., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Maher, Michael, farmer, Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Maris, M. J., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Springdale; born March 10, 1826, in Jefferson County, Ohio; parents moved into Morgan County in 1838, and from there to this State in the Fall of 1855; settled in Clinton County, and in 1857, came to this county. Married E. J. Pearson September 9, 1859; she was born December 6, 1835, in Miami County, Ohio; have three children--Leora, Mary P. and Rachael Ann; owns a farm of 160 acres, valued at $45 per acre.  Member of Friends' Church--Gurney.

Mattison, Phillip, farmer, Section 27; Post Office West Branch; owns 91 1/2 acres valued at $50 per acre; born December 29, 1836, in Westmoreland County, England; came with parents to Stark County, Ohio in 1844, and from there to Cedar County, Iowa, in 1855; settled in Springdale Township.  Married Mary Sullivan in February, 1856; she was born in Ireland August 15, 1835; have five children living--Anna, Nellie, Charles, Edwin and Harry; lost one--Clark.   Member of Friends' Church--Gurney; Republican.

McConnell, E., farmer, Section 33; Post Office West Branch.

McGee, D., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Springdale.

McGee, J., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Springdale.

McGee J., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Springdale.

McKerahan, J., farmer, Section 16; Post Office West Branch.

Michener, N. S., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Miles, H., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Springdale.

Miles, W., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Springdale.

Mills, A. V., farmer, Section 17; Post Office West Branch; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; was born in July, 1856, in Henry County, Iowa, and came to this county in the Spring of 1875.  Married Emma H. Reeves, of this county, September 29, 1875; she was born in this county September 22, 1859; have one son--Carlton E., born September 15, 1877.

Mingus, Wm. G., farmer, Section 22; Post Office West Branch.

Moore, Thomas, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Cedar Bluff; son of George and Turisa Moore; they came from Kent County, England, in 1831 and settled in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and in 1834, in Muskingum County, Ohio, and remained there until 1840; then moved to Perry County, Ohio, where Thomas was born, June 10, 1843, and in 1851, they came to Cedar County, Iowa.  Thomas enlisted August 22, 1862, in Company A of the 22d Iowa Infantry, and was mustered out July 25, 1865.  Married Mary E. Harrison, October 28, 1868; she was born May 13, 1848, in Brooklyn, New York; have four children living--Emily M., Frances G., Thomas A. and Minnie B.; lost one--Alexander G.    Republican.

Morris, A. W., farmer, Section 17; Post Office West Branch.

Negus, David, farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Branch.

Negus, J., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Branch.

Ohl, A. B., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Oasis.

Pearson, David, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Springdale.

Per, Nuison James, farmer, Post Office Cedar Bluffs.

Preston, E. W., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Springdale.

Quigley, John, farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Quigley M., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Quigley M. Jr., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Reeder, T. E., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Sanger, John, farmer, Section 25; Post Office Springdale.

Sanger, George C., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Springdale; owns 380 acres valued at $40 per acre; was born in Essex County, England, August 7, 1831; came to Orange County, New York, in 1855, and to Gower Township, in this county, in 1856; served in the Union army during three years, in the war of the late rebellion; enlisted in Company G of the 35th Iowa Infantry, in September, 1862; was in the battles at the siege of Vicksburg; was under Gen. Smith in his Black River Expedition, and was also under Gen. Banks in his Red River Expedition.  Married Martha Bailey November 11, 1859; she was born July 17, 1828, in Ohio; she was first married to A. Bailey September 24, 1846, and he died November 29, 1856; she had two children by him--Joseph M. and Louis; and by Mr. Sanger--Jelena and Theo.  She is a member of the German Baptist Church.  Mr. Sanger is a Republican.

Saylor, H., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Scully, T., farmer, Section 20; Post Office West Branch.

Show, E., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Shin, J., carpenter, Post Office Springdale.

Smith, R. H., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Sullivan, M., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Teefy, Michael, farmer, Post Office Springdale.

Thompson, W. W., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Springdale.

Tucker, J., Sr., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Springdale.

Tucker, J., Jr., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Springdale.

Tucker, T., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Springdale.

Vincent, Harry, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Vincent, James, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Cedar Bluff; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $4,000; was born July 7, 1830, in Madison County, Kentucky; when he was about 5 years old his parents came to Decatur County, Indiana, and moved to Missouri, Monroe County, in 1848, and in 1849 went to California and returned in 1851.    Married Sarah A. Heathman in 1851; she was born in 1831, in Madison County, Kentucky; have eight children, five boys and three girls--Milton, John D., Harrison, Milliken, Heathman, Lucinda, Mary I. and Christine.  Republican.

Vincent, J. D., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Cedar Bluffs.

Vincent, M., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Vinney, Ed., farmer, Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wall, Pierce, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wall, T., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wall, T. J., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wertzbanghen, J. W., farmer, Section 31; Post Office West Branch.

Wickham, Wm., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Cedar Bluff; owns 460 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; was born November 7, 1820, in the county of Wilts, England; he came to the United States in 1849; settled in Allegany, County, New York; removed to Henderson County, Illinois, in 1851; settled on his present farm in this county in 1858.  Married Anna Weeks in 1845; she was born in England in 1815; have one son--Wm. A., born in January, 1847.  Republican.

Wolf, B., farmer, Section 34; Post Office West Branch.

Woolman, A., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Woolman, O., farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Wren, L. W., farmer, Section 28; Post Office West Branch.

Wright, G. G., farmer, Section 15; Post Office West Branch.

Wright, J., farmer, Section 15; Post Office West Branch.

Wright, J. C., Section 15; Post Office West Branch.

Yashek, Albert, farmer, Post Office West Branch.

Yetter, A., farmer, Section 22; Post Office West Branch.

Yetter, B. F., farmer, Section 9; Post Office West Branch.

Yetter, F. A., farmer, Section 15; Post Office West Branch.

Yetter, M. D., farmer, Section 9; Post Office West Branch.

 

 
 

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