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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Inland Township

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Agnew, T. W., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Ackerman, John J., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Inland; born October 6, 1819, at Wirtemberg, Germany; came with his father, Matthias Ackerman, to New York October 1, 1831; thence to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, stopping at Black Bear Hotel, Philadelphia, a few days on the way; shortly after arriving at Lancaster his mother died; the following Spring went to Louisville, Kentucky, and from thence to Crawfordsville, Indiana, in September, 1832; in the Spring of 1833, went to Cincinnati, Ohio; was apprenticed to a confectioner two and a half years; then returned with his father to Crawfordsville, Indiana, where they were engaged in the grocery business four years; came to Iowa in the Spring of 1839; crossed the Mississippi at Rockingham, seven miles below Davenport; thence to Poston's Grove, then known as Springfield Township, which included what is now Massillon, Springfield and Inland Townships; James Poston was then living here, he being the first settler in Inland Township.  Mr. Ackerman married Nancy Scarlet August 3, 1852; died September 10, 1864, leaving four children--Amand A., born July 8, 1853; Geo. W., born May 2, 1857; Nancy M., born March 22, 1863.  Second marriage, to Nancy J. Reader, January 8, 1868; owns 459 acres valued at $18, 360.

Agnew. John S., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Wilton; owns 100 acres, valued at $4,000; born April 16, 1843, in Park County, Indiana; came with parents to Center Township, of this county, in October, 1852, and to Inland Township in 1869.    Married Emma C. Bowers March 18, 1869; she was born April 7, 1849, in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; have two children--Edwin, born January 7, 1870; Frederick G., born February 28, 1876.

Agnew, W. S., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Wilton; owns 160 acres, valued at $8,000; born November 12, 1836, in Park County, Indiana; came to Center Township in October, 1852, and to this township in 1861.  Married Mary C. Barelay January 24, 1861; she was born November 11, 1838, in Franklin County, Pennsylvania; have four children living--Arthur C., born April 13, 1862; Eleanor, born July 17, 1867; Mattie B., born December 2, 1872; John G., born June 12, 1876.  Edwin C., born July 16, 1863, died November 28, 1863; Loretta J., born October 28, 1864, died February 3, 1865.    Politics, Independent; religion, Presbyterian.

Auldridge, George, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Inland; born January 6, 1835, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia; came to this county September 24, 1862; settled in Springfield Township; removed to Inland Township in September, 1868, where he now resides.  Married Caroline C. Duffield, of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, October 22, 1857; she was born November 6, 1837; have six children--Geo. W. C., born February 16, 1860; Margaret E, born September 30, 1865; Lillie G., born October 8, 1867; Virginia B., born February 25, 1870; John E., born November 20, 1871; Orlyn B., born March 13, 1877.  Owns eighty acres of land, valued at $4,000.

Bachman, Peter, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Inland.

Bachus, Claus, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Durant.

Bannick, John, farmer, Section 24; Post Office New Liberty.

Bassett, E. L., Post Office Inland.

Bass, G. A., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Inland; born August 9, 1826, in Orange County, Vermont; in 1832, parents went to Washington County, Vermont; came to this State in the Fall of 1857; taught school in Big Rock, Scott County, Iowa, the following Winter; went to Davenport in the Spring and remained one and half years; then came to Tipton and remained nearly five years, except about eight months.  When he was in the army, was with Sherman in his march to the sea; came home June, 1865, and in 1866 came to this Township.  Married Martha Marsh, September 10, 1861; she was born November 25, 1828, in New Hampshire; have one daughter living--Abbie L., born February 2, 1864; Francis G. and Martha A. being dead.  Mrs. Bass' father and mother are living with them; they are nearly 80 years old.  Mr. Bass has served as Justice of the Peace four years, and is acting as such now.

Bell, Edward, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Wilton.

Bell, Francis, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Wilton.

Bell, G., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Wilton.

Bell, J. S., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Inland.

Bell, Thomas, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Durant; owns a farm of 160 acres, valued at $8,000; he was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1822; his parents moved to Monroe County, Ohio, in 1830, and in 1836 to Meigs County; remained there till he came to this county in the Spring of 1857.  Married Mary L. Burch July 25, 1844; she was born March 31, 1827, in Chatauqua County, New York; have seven living children, and four dead--James S., Nancy J., Caroline, Mary L., Thomas H., Bertha E., Evanella; Charles W., Charles H., Margaret and Harriet are dead.  Mr. Bell is a Methodist Episcopal and Republican.

Betts, J. C., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton; born October 16, 1805, in Franklin County, Pennsylvania; in 1811 moved to Huntington County, Pennsylvania; from there to Scott County, Iowa, November 6, 1844, and in 1846 came to Tipton, this county.  There was but one small store kept there at that time by a Mr. Addison Gillett.  Public worship was held in the old Court House by the M. E. and Congregational Churches, each alternate Sabbath.  He was elected to the Legislature in 1848; in 1850, appointed Treasurer and Recorder to fill the vacancy of W. K. Whittlesey, deceased; was subsequently elected to fill the office for two successive terms; followed farming during the interval till 1852, when he was elected County Judge, which office he held six years; was also elected Recorder for two years, and one year as County Auditor, under the law establishing Circuit Courts; he also acted as Collector of Internal Revenue from 1862 to 1865; came to Inland Township, where he now resides, in 1870; married Annetta M. Ennis October 9, 1827; had six children living and three dead--Marjory E., Samuel B., Rebecca E., Wilbur F., Jac. C., Mary L., Anna and Francis, Wilbur F.; Francis and Mary are dead.  Jac. C. served in the late rebellion in Company B, 24th Iowa Infantry; Samuel B. served one year in Company G, 14th Iowa Infantry; was discharged from disability  October 30, 1862.

Bishop, Claus, Sr., farmer, Section 23; Post Office New Liberty.

Bishop, Claus, Jr., farmer, Section 24; Post Office New Liberty, Scott County.

Blair, G., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Inland.

Blair, Wm. M., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Inland; born June 2, 1821, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia; came to this county in the Spring of 1851, and settled in Center Township; lived there till Spring of 1861.  He came to Inland Township where he now resides.  Married Ann Gay, of Pocahontas County, West Virginia; she was born in the same county August 27, 1827; had six children--Eliza J., born in Virginia March 2, 1845; George, July 18, 1848; Colbert H., August 25, 1855; Wm. P., April 14, 1859; John A., December 7, 1863; Mary M., December 17, 1867.  Colbert H. died September 7, 1857; John A. died September 21, 1865; owns 320 acres of land, valued at $13, 000.

Bowles, A. D., Pastor M. E. Church; Post Office Inland.

Burket, G. F., Section 2; Post Office Inland; born May 7, 1817, in Blair County, Pennsylvania; moved from there to Lee County, Illinois, in Spring of 1854, and to this County, where he now lives, in April 1856.  Married Catharine Spitler December 26, 1839; she was born in Huntington County, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1814; have five children--Jno. M., born September 30, 1842; Geo. W., December 25, 1844; Susannah S., April 20, 1847; Mary A., March 23, 1849, and Alice C., January 25, 1853.  Susannah S., was married to F. L. Whitney November 26, 1865, at her father's residence by Rev. J. L. Paine and died at his father's, December 25, 1875.  Mary A. was married to Napolean Foy February 22, 1871, at the residence of her father by the Rev. J. W. Henderson, and died at her father's December 23, 1872.  Alice C. was married to John Downing December 31, 1871, by the Rev. J. W. Henderson at the residence of her father.    John M. was married to Louisa Carey September 30, 1872, by the Rev. J. W. Henderson, at the residence of J. E. L. Carey.  George W. died at the residence of his father December 23, 1872.  Mr. G. F. Burkett and family were all members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Bull, John, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Durant; owns a farm of 120 acres, valued at $5000; he was born October 13, 1827, in Holstein, Germany.  Married Maggie Miller of Holstein, in the Winter of 1853, she having previously been married to Fred Klost, by whom she had one son--Frederick; she was born March, 16, 1825; her first husband was killed in the war with Denmark in 1848; they have four children--Dora, Sopha, Charley and Elizabeth.  Dora married Christ Meyer December 25, 1873.  Sopha married Fred Koch, February, 1875.  Independent in politics.

Burkett, J. M., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Inland.

Carey, George, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Inland.

Chamberlin, E. S., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Inland.

Claussen, J., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Durant.

Clutter, Wm. M., blacksmith, Section 19; Post Office Inland.

Colver, C. B., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Inland.

Chamberlain, Samuel, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Inland; born September 24, 1819, in Huterdon County, New Jersey.  Married Clara Smalley October 5, 1843, of the same place; she was born March 9, 1822; moved to Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in April, 1852, and from there to Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1858, and in 1862 to this county, Inland Township; have five children living and four dead--Jos. W. born August 10, 1844; Harriet S., June 26, 1846; Wm. S., October 30, 1848; Sarah A., March, 17, 1851; Evan S., October 18, 1853; Susan A., August 9, 1855; Samuel H., May 29, 1857; Elizabeth M., May 23, 1859; Katie, April 30, 1861; Margaret S. died February 4, 1850; Susan A. died November 10, 1856; Samuel H. died March 10, 1860; Katie died January 27, 1878.  Jos. W. enlisted in the Spring of 1861, first in three months' service and subsequently in Company F, of 16th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served during the war; Wm. S. enlisted in the Fall of 1861 and served eighteen months.

Conrad, Gottlob, farmer, Section 12; Post Office Inland; born December 8, 1833, in Wirtemberg, Germany; came on the sail vessel Prince Albert to New York July 20, 1852; went to Baltimore and stopped two months; then to Crawfordsville, Indiana; remained there one year; then went to Lafayette and remained a few months; came to Davenport, Iowa, in June, 1853; at the close of one year went to Menominee, Wisconsin and followed lumbering one year; returned to Davenport and remained two years; then went to Bloomington, Illinois, and followed butchering one year; then went to Crawfordsville, Indiana.  Married Caroline C. Barget, sister to John J. Ackerman, March 28, 1862.    He then came to this county, and after two years returned to Indiana and remained there two years, then returned to this county, where he now lives.  Have two children--John W., born March 17, 1863, and George E., born March 31, 1866.

Cotton, N. B.,  M. D., physician and surgeon, Section 3; Post Office Inland; Born April 16, 1836, in Wayne County, Ohio, studied medicine under Dr. W. L. Miller, of Jackson, Wayne County, Ohio, and subsequently graduated in the Medical Department of the Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio; came to Scott County in March, 1863, and to this place in August, 1874.  Married Ellen Crane December 25, 1861; she was born April 8, 1839, in Wayne County, Ohio; had five children--Zenas W., born June 30, 1863; Geo. C., born August 16, 1867; Alice F., born April 22, 1870; Helen G., born February 13, 1874; Richard L., born May 28, 1876.  Zenas W. died December 3, 1876.

Crank, Jurgen, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Durant.

Crawford, Chas., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Wilton.

Cryder, E. W., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Inland.

Curtis, Chas., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Curtis, H. A., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Inland.

Dilly, Daniel, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Inland.

Dobbins, Jacob H., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Inland.

Doudney, W. L., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Wilton; born September 22, 1827, in Trenton, New Jersey; learned the shoemaker's trade while there, but spent most of his time working on public works; came to this county in October, 1857.    Married Eliza W. Hutchinson, of Trenton, November 12, 1848; she was born March 24, 1827; Have six children living and two dead--Anna A., born March 20, 1850; Sarah J., born September 9, 1852; Emeretta, born May 26, 1855;  Mary E., born May 22, 1858; Phoebe E., born March 16, 1861; Benj. H., born March 11; 1864; Martha G., born   November 8, 1866; Nellie M., born March 7, 1871.  Emeretta died March 24, 1861; Phoebe E. died March 24, 1876.  Sarah J. married Wm. F. Richards December 11, 1877; Anna A. married Chas. Hunick, December 14, 1872; Mary E. married M. W. Blessing November 22, 1877.   Mr. Doudney is a member of the Church of God; is a Republican and owns a farm of 160 acres, valued at $8,000.

Doty, James, laborer, Section 14; Post Office Inland.

Drake, J. W., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Inland; born May 25, 1837, in Miami County, Ohio; moved with parents to Wabash County, Indiana, in 1847; came to this county in the Fall of 1855, where he now lives.  Married Caroline Hallenbeck, of Scott County, Iowa; she was born near Albany, New York, May 16, 1844; have three children--Katie, born March 12, 1863; Charles, born September 24, 1864; Frank L., born October 7, 1875.  Mr. Drake and his father own a No. 1 farm of 358 acres, valued at $18,000.

Drake, T. M., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Inland.

Dreyer, Christ., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Wilton.

Dreyer, J. F. C., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Wilton.

Dresselhouse, A., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland.

Durler, Martin, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Inland.

Eld, C. I., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Inland.

Eld, C. M., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Inland.

Evers, Hans, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Durant.

Francy, George, farmer, Section 12; Post Office Inland.

Fawcett, Thos. B., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Inland; born August 9, 1837, in Carroll County, Ohio, and came with his parents to this county in 1856.    Married Harriet Willey, of this county, February 12, 1868; have three children--Willey J., born May 6, 1869; Chas. M., born May 12, 1873; Geo. A., born Sept. 22, 1875.  Owns 205 acres of land, valued at $8,500.

Flater, F., merchant, Post Office Inland.

Forbes, C. P., farmer, Section 27; post Office Wilton; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $8,000; was born April 6, 1832, in Potter County, New York; when about 3 years old, his parents moved to Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and to Sugar Creek Township, of this county, in 1854; he remained there about one year and a half, then moved to Wilton, was there six months, then moved into Farmington Township of this county, and lived there one year, then returned to Pennsylvania; after two years, he came to Inland Township and remained one year, then moved into Farmington Township and remained six years, then moved to Linn County, Kansas, lived there one year, when he returned to Inland Township, where he now resides.  Married Barbara Nass August 5, 1854; she was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, in 1828; have seven children--Laura, Frederick, Nettie, Elder, Arthur, Lucetta and Alma.

Ford, J., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Foss, Peter, farmer, Post Office Inland.

Gano, Wm. S., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Wilton.

Gabriel, I. N., Mrs., farming on Section 31; Post Office Wilton; owns 160 acres; maiden name was Cleopatra; daughter of R. H. Cotton and Blanch Cleland; his wife was born March 28, 1828.  Mr. Gabriel was born April 20, 1822, in Athens, Ohio; son of Elias and Susanna Bain, his wife.  Married March 12, 1850, in Waterloo, Ohio, and died March, 1873, leaving eight children--Ernest, April 6, 1851; Jane, August 23, 1852; Mary D., October 10, 1854; Charles H. August 18, 1856; Melt, January 2, 1859; Hereto M., October 28, 1860; Elgin M., April 18, 1863; Nellie M. B., April 12, 1868.    Mr. Gabriel had been prominent man in church and school matters all through his life and was a practical engineer.

Gano, James W., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Wilton; owns ninety-five acres, valued at $3,800; he was born December 25, 1842, in Berkley County, West Virginia; lived there till 1865; was conscripted in the Confederate Army for about three months; served in the 1st. Virginia Cavalry; he was in the battle of Gettysburg and soon after made his escape and came North to Greene County, Ohio in 1865; remained there one year and then came to this county; married Leah Ayers November 9, 1866.  She was born June 30, 1846, in Venango County, Pennsylvania; have four children--Linnie A., born March 26, 1868; Amanda S., born November 17, 1872; Ramilla A., born June 21, 1874; Caroline C., born March 2, 1877.  Politics, Republican.

Glasshoff, J. F., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Inland.

Handley, J. F., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland.

Handley, R. G., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland.

Handley Samuel, farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland; born January 27, 1820, in Greenbrier County, West Virginia; came to this county in the Fall of 1857.    Married Nancy Foster, October 31, 1844; she was born August 12, 1822, in Nicholas County, West Virginia; had nine children--John F., born October 8, 1845; Mary J., November 8, 1847; Isaac C., born February 7, 1850; Elizabeth R., born April 22, 1852; R. G., born September 7, 1854; Hannah C., born November 9, 1856; George W., born April 14, 1859; Samuel A., born March 6, 1862; Sarah A., born April 25, 1865; Mary J., died September 7, 1863.

Handley, I. C., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland.

Harris, Wm. F., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Inland.

Hawkins, E. S., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Inland.

Hill, Richard, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Inland; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $8,000; born in West Virginia in 1832.  Married Alice A. Fulwider in 1852; she was born in the same State in 1834; they have eight children--Harriet J., Jas. H., Ellen, Iowa, Tipton, Isaac, Margaret E. and Leonard.  Mr. Hill came to this county in 1846, settled in Center Township, and in 1868, settled on his present farm; he resided in Hamilton County five years before coming to this township.  Mr. Hill has served as Township Assessor, and is at present Township Trustee.

Hilman, J. S., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Inland.

Hagge, I., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Inland.

Hostler, Daniel, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Inland; born March 1, 1824, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; came to this county in the Spring of 1867.    Married Delia Fleck January 15, 1851; she was born March 9, 1827, in Center County, Pennsylvania; had nine children--Mary F., born August 18, 1852; Tamer A., born March 5, 1854; Rachel E., born September 15, 1855; Laura M., born August 28, l857; Abraham L., born January 12, 1859; Catherine J., born November 10, 1860; William T., born August 4, 1862; John M., born September 20, 1864; Alfred B., born September 1, 1867.  Mary F., wife of John S. Wharton, died February 6, 1877; Tamer A., died October 8, 1855; Rachel E. died September 11, 1856.  Owns 200 acres of land, valued at $8,000.

Johnston, Henry, farmer, Section 29; Post Office Wilton.

Johnston, A. J., Section 18, Post Office Tipton; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $3,200; was born January 11, 1842, in Athens County, Ohio; came with his father, Wm. Johnston, to this county in 1855, and settled in Inland Township.    Married Ellen C. McDonald December 5, 1865; she was born October 8, 1846, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; have four children--Wm. E., born September 8, 1866; Jessie R., born March 19, 1868; Frank, born November 4, 1871; Edna, born January 2, 1874.    Mr. Johnston enlisted September 2, 1861, in the 2d Iowa Cavalry; participated in the battles of Corinth, Iuka, Island No.10, New Madrid and several others; was honorably discharged October 6, 1864.

Johnston, Edmund, Section 33; Post Office Wilton; lives on his father's farm; his father, Wm. Johnston, having moved to Wilton, Muscatine County; was born March 30, 1845, in Athens County, Ohio; came with his parents to this county in the Spring of 1855; settled on Section 31, and subsequently purchased the south half of Section 33, which he still owns.  Married Percilla Barnett September 25, 1867; she was born March 11, 1849, in Pennsylvania; have three children--Annetta, Geneva and Winnifred.  Democrat.

 

 
 

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