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County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Kahler, Henry, farmer, Section 28; Post Office Wilton.

Kelling, Hans, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Wilton; owns 280 acres of land, valued at $12,000; he was born January 28, 1841, in Holstein, Germany; came with his parents to Scott County, Iowa, in 1853; moved into Wright County, of this State, in 1856, and soon after into Hardin County; from there he enlisted in the 2d Iowa Cavalry, in 1861, and served during the war; was in both battles at Corinth, Mississippi; also in the last battle at Nashville, Tennessee; at the close of the war settled in Scott County.    Married Miss A. Ludert, of Scott County, in the Fall of 1867; have six children--Caroline, Emma, Frederick, Louis, Amelia and Anna.  Mr. Kelling came on his present farm in this county in the Spring of 1877.  He is a Republican.

Kessler, J. C., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Kessler, J. S., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Inland; born January 11, 1818, in Blair County, Pennsylvania; came from there to this county in 1856.    Married Sarah A. Barnical February 3, 1845; she was born June 28, 1826, in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; had eleven children--Henrietta, born February 11, 1848; Miles B., born November 23, 1846, James C., born April 1, 1849; John B., born January 10, 1851; Jac. L., born November 3, 1852; Mary E., born March 3, 1854; Samuel S., born March 12, 1856; Smith, born May 1, 1858; Sarah A., born October 12, 1859; William F., born August 1, 1861; Grant, born November 29, 1864; Jesse R., born August 26, 1866; Henrietta died April 18, 1848; Jac. L. died August 9, 1853; Smith died December 29, 1858; Miles B. died October 8, 1859.  Owns 165 acres, valued at $9,000.

Kingston, J. L., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Inland; owns a farm of eighty acres, valued at $3,200; was born in Province of New Brunswick; his parents moved to Knox County, Ohio when he was a small boy; came to Iowa in 1854; stopped in Muscatine, Iowa, and in 1858 came to Center Township, from there to Poweshiek County, Iowa in 1865, and back to this county in 1876, where he now lives; Mr. Kingston married Elizabeth Ross, July 1, 1858; she was born November 22, 1841, in Venango County, Pennsylvania; have six children--Lotta A., James W., Ross H., Nina M., Martha G. and Jacob L.     Republican.

Klatz, F., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Durant.

Klepps, A., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Wilton.

Knouse, John S., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Wilton; owns a farm of 120 acres, valued at $6,000; was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, December 20, 1843; came with parents to Rock Island, Illinois in Spring of 1850; they remained there and in Moline about eight months, then moved to Scott County, Iowa, in 1864; he enlisted in Company C, of 14th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served eight months.  He married Mary J. Murrison February 26, 1874; they have one son--David A., born January 4, 1875.    Republican.

Kohler, N., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Wilton.

Koirile, Fritz, farmer, Post Office Inland.

Kratum, Adolphle, farmer, Post Office Inland.

Kortern, C., farmer, Post Office Inland.

Kruse, Hans, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Durant.

Langmann, John, farmer, Section 25; Post Office New Liberty, Scott County, Iowa; owns a farm of 160 acres, valued at $6,500; he was born March, 19, 1832, in Mecklenburg, Germany; came with parents to Louisiana, in 1850; remained with them one year, then went to Mississippi,  remained there about one year, when he returned to Louisiana, about a year afterward came with parents to Davenport, which was in April, 1854; his father, Jno. Langman, died about five days after arriving at Davenport.    Married Mary Sameto, of Scott County, November 16, 1860; she was born in Germany June 25, 1841; have eight children--Fritz, Otto, Amelia, Charley, Emma, Barnhart, Albert, Herman.  politics, Independent.

Larich, Jacob, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Inland.

Larick, John, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Inland.

Latshaw, Samuel, farmer, Sections 17 and 18; Post Office Wilton; owns 410 acres, valued at $40 per acre; born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1832; came to Cedar County in  1853.  Married Miss Ann Ross December, 1850; have had eleven children, of whom seven are now living--John R. H., Eli Lewis, Noe Martin, Isaac Newton, Phillip Sheridan, Charles Forney and Etta May; has been Sub-director and Road Master.

Laucke, R., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Inland.

Long, A., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Inland.

Long, E. Z., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Inland; born June 29, 1844, in Knox County, Ohio; came with parents to Elkhart County, Indiana, in 1845, and in 1853, came with them to Clinton County, Iowa, where the town of Lost Nation now stands.    Married Anna A. Jackson June 25, 1874; she was born in Jackson County, Iowa, June 28, 1855; moved to this county in 1874, where he now resides on his father's farm; have two children--Ada B. and Charles R.; is present Assessor of the township.    Republican.

Long, Jacob E., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Inland; born March 25, 1815, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; in 1817, came with parents to Knox County, Ohio; learned the trade of coverlet weaving; came to Elkhart, Indiana, in 1842, and worked at the business eight years; came to Clinton County, Iowa, in the Spring of 1853, near Lost Nation, and from there to this county in the Spring of 1875.  Married Elizabeth Zook December 29, 1841, of Knox County, Ohio; she was born August 30, 1822, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; had fourteen children--Nancy, born April 14, 1843; Ezea, June 29, 1844; Washington, August 15, 1845; Willard H., December 10, 1846; Samuel, February 10, 1848; David, July 1, 1849; John, September 12, 1850; Daniel, may 30, 1852; Aaron, July 28, 1853; Abraham, July 25, 1855; Rebecca, June 4, 1857; Lydia, February 4, 1859; Mary E., June 20, 1862; Millie, September 29, 1865.  Nancy, Mary E., Daniel and Lydia are dead; owns 320 acres, valued at $12,500.

Long, Sam., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Inland.

Long, W. H., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Inland.

Manning, Geo., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Wilton.

Mohr, C., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Durant.

Mohr, F., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Durant.

Marsh, A. R., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland.

Mayer, Alex., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Wilton.

Mayes, Calvin, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Inland; born April 19, 1828, in Harrison County, Ohio; came to Clinton County, this State, in the Fall of 1856, and came to Inland Township March 1, 1865, where he now resides.  Married Rachel A. Welch March 1, 1853; she was born June 25, 1828; have six children--Marjoria R., born February 21, 1854; Wm. C., born February 9, 1856; Daniel O., born December 22, 1858; Lois P., born August 3, 1861; Addie M., born May 23, 1864; Jas. E., born March 26, 1867.    Marjoria R. married Jos. Coxon November 26, 1873.  Mr. Mayes has served as Elder in the Presbyterian Church for 20 years.  He now owns 206 acres here, valued at $10,300; also owns 320 acres in Marion County, Kansas, upon which his son Wm. C. resides.

Miller, James, farmer, Post Office Inland.

Miller, Lorenz, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Durant; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $8,000; was born January 7, 1833, in Hessen, Germany; came from Germany to New York City in 1850, and followed butchering there for five years, then came to Scott County, Iowa, and to this county in 1865; enlisted in Company E, of the 2d Iowa Cavalry, in 1861, was in the service three years, and participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, seige of Vicksburg and Corinth, Mississippi.  Married Mary Ehrecke February 6, 1865; she was born in Germany January 7, 1843; have four children--John, Henry, Hermann and Rodolph.

Moeller, Peter, farmer, Section 1; Post Office Inland.

Moore, H. M., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Inland.

Moore, Jacob, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Inland; born December 10, 1819, in Roanoke County, West Virginia;  removed to Washington County in 1824; remained two years, then removed to Green County, Indiana, and from there to this county in May, 1855.  Married Miss Rebecca Sparks December 8, 1842; she was born February 21, 1825; had five children--John D., born June 10, 1844; Kate J., October 27, 1846; Sarah E., July 23, 1849; Susan, July 22, 1852; A. G., January 12, 1859, died February 12, 1860; Susan died October 10, 1860.  Owns 260 acres of land, valued at $13,000.

Moore, M. C., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Inland.

Murrison, James, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Wilton; born February 14, 1844, in Markham, Canada East; he came with parents to Sanilac County, Michigan, in 1852, and in 1858, to Scott County, Iowa and to this county in 1875.  Mr. Murrison married Mary Knouse, of Scott County, December 1, 1868; she was born September 12, 1847, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; they have four children--Fannie C., Minnie E., Grace B. and Geo. M.  Mr. Murrison enlisted August 5, 1862, in Company C, of 20th Iowa Infantry, and served during the war; he was at the battle of Vicksburg and Prairie Grove; also , at the siege of Fort Morgan, in Mobile Bay.  Politics, Republican.

Noll, Christian, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Inland.

Noll, Adam, Section 34; Post Office Durant; owns a farm of 240 acres, valued at $10,000; was born December 16, 1834, in Berks County, Pennsylvania; his parents moved to Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in 1838, and to this township in July, 1854, where they are now living on Section 15.  Married Sarah Southern October 25, 1863; she was born April 15, 1840, in Giles County, Virginia; have four children living and have lost one--Rose E., born October 8, 1864; Olive M., November 23, 1866, and died April 11, 1869; Howard B., born October 11, 1868; Alice P., born June 22, 1872, and Gabrielle G., born October 31, 1877.  Mrs. Noll is a member of the M. E. Church.

Noll, Joseph, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Inland.

Noll, M., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Inland.

Noll, Solomon, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Inland.

Padgham, G. W., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Inland.

Padgham, John,farmer, Section 22; Post Office Inland; born in Kent County, England, March 17, 1824; moved to Ontario County, New York, in the Spring of 1845; followed milling till the Fall of 1859, when he came to this county where he now resides.  Was married to  Miss Mary Newark, of Ontario County, New York, February 26  1848; she was born May 13, 1826, in Lincolnshire, England; have two children--John H., born December 11, 1848, and is now practicing law in Allegan, Michigan; George W., born December 6, 1850.  Mr. Padgham owns a very fine farm of 240 acres, valued at $13,000.

Paul, Wm., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Durant.

Papp, Henry, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Durant.

Perry, H. C., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Wilton; owns a farm of 160 acres, valued at $7,000; he was born May 31, 1830, in Franklin County, Ohio.  Married Louisa Jones October 8, 1857; she was born May 19, 1841, in Hardin County, Ohio; had two children by her (a son and daughter) after which she passed from earth to Heaven--Viola was born August 1, 1860, and Frank, August 28, 1864.  Mr. Perry came to this county in the Spring of 1867; he married a Mrs. Hasassah Taylor, daughter of Wm. Johnston, of this township; she had one  daughter, born October 10, 1864.  Mr. Perry rented his farm a year ago and moved to Davis County, Missouri, with the design of making that his future home, but eight months' trial satisfied him that old Cedar was preferable so he returned to his old home.

Regennitter, Henry, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Inland.

Rathjen, John, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Durant; owns a farm of 240 acres, valued at $10,000; was born December 18, 1836, in Holstein, Germany; came to the United States in 1863; settled in Scott County, Iowa, and came from there to this county in January, 1871, where he now lives.  Married Mrs. Katie Pahl January 26, 1871; her maiden name was Haar; she was born May 31, 1837, and married for her first husband, Hans Pahl, October 26, 1864; he died December 11, 1870; she had two children by her first husband--Maggie and Christ.

Richards, Wm. F., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Wilton.

Robinson, A. J., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Inland.

Rohlk, Hans, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Durant.

Rohlk, Henry, laborer, Section 36; Post Office Durant.

Russell, L. P., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Inland; born in Geauga County, Ohio, May 23, 1832; came to Delaware County, Ohio, in 1838, and in 1845 to Dubuque County, Iowa, and from there to this county in 1864, where he now lives.    Married Sally A. Shumway, of Jackson County, Iowa, March 19, 1854; she was born March 29, 1838, in Geauga County, Ohio; have eight children--Otis, born May 3, 1855; Florence P., December 16, 1861; Silas H., September 8, 1867; Mattie M., July 13, 1869; Vinnie E., March 21, 1871; Frank, August 27, 1873; Estella, January 5, 1878; Mary A., born December 25, 1857, and died March31, 1863.  Owns 100 acres of land, valued at $5,000.

Schluter, Hans, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Inland.

Schmitt, D. B., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Inland.

Schmidt, Hans J., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Inland.

Schmidt, H., farmer, Post Office Inland.

Schnicklan, Carl, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Inland.

Schnicklan, Claus, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Inland.

Sehousen,  Claus, farmer, Section 23; Post Office Inland.

Seitz, Frank, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Severiern, A., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Inland.

Severien, John, farmer, Section 28; Post Office Inland.

Shaffer, George, farmer, Section 8; Post office Inland.

Shaffer, John B., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Tipton; born April 25, 1819, in Warren County, New York; went from there to Licking County, Ohio in 1848; came to Center Township, of this county, June 26, 1861, and to Inland Township, where he now resides in 1872.  Married Lucinda Gregory April 14, 1845; she was born May 3, 1829, and died February 20, 1868; had ten children by first wife--Sophia, born September 20, 1846; Mary, February 18, 1849; John J., January 8, 1852; Goodman, March 2, 1854; Elizabeth, October 2, 1855; Clarissa J., August 18, 1857; Emma J., June 14, 1860; Newton, February 6, 1863; Kate, March 3, 1865; Abbie, March 19, 1867.

Shumway, Otis, retired, Section 23; Post Office Inland.

Smith, Jas., farmer, Section 17.

Spitler, David, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Inland.

Spitler, John, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Inland.

Spittler, Samuel, farmer, Section 2; Post Office Inland.

Stagg, Eli, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Tipton.

Stanton, J. W., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Inland.

Stange, F., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Inland.

Stehr, Wm., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Inland.

Steath, Andrew, farmer, Section 2; Post Office Inland.

Stevens, Harriet, Section 7; Post Office Inland; daughter of Abram Hart; born November 29, 1821, in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Married James T. Stevens March 3, 1841; came with her husband to Center Township, of this county, in 1856, and in 1861 came to this township where she now resides.  Her husband was born October 16, 1820, in Somerset County, New Jersey, and died February 2, 1877; had eleven children--Iasbel, born November 24, 1842; John, February 4, 1845; Rebecca, May 30, 1846; Abram, January 3, 1849; Mary A., April 24, 1851; Harriet, May 28, 1853; John, 2nd, March 15, 1856; Wm., August 31, 1857; Ida, March 24, 1860; Lydia, December 3, 1861; Alice, August 29, 1864.

Strunk, Gabriel, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Durant; owns a farm of 160 acres, valued at $7,000; was born June 12, 1815, in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  His parents moved to Fairfield County, Ohio, in the Spring of 1831.    He was County Surveyor of that county from 1848 till the Fall of 1854; he then came to Burlington, Iowa, and the following Spring moved to Center Township, of this county; remained there two years, then came to Inland Township, where he now lives; in the Fall of 1871 went to California and returned in the Fall of 1872.  Married Sarah Stuffle May 30, 1847; she was born May 7, 1829, in Fairfield County, Ohio; have one son living--David W., born February 14, 1861; have lost four children--Sarah A., Gabriel B., Victoria P. and Mary C.  Is a Democrat.

Taylor, Hiram, farmer, Section 29; Post Office Wilton.

Templeton, E. S., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Inland; born November 6, 1829, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; came from there to this county in the Spring of 1854.  Married Elizabeth Hamer February 13, 1851, by the Rev. W. J. Gibson; followed carpenter and joiner work previous to coming here, but has followed farming mostly here; had five children--Clara M., born March 12, 1853; Jas. C., April 29, 1855; Samuel E. R., October 18, 1857; John C., April 23, 1860; David E., March 30, 1862.    Jas. C. died April 3, 1860.  Clara M. married E. Cryder January 1, 1874.    Mr. Templeton's mother, who is living with him, will be 75 years old July 15, 1878.   His father, James Templeton, died December 9, 1843, aged 46 years.

Treadwell, J. M., blacksmith and wagon maker; Post Office Inland; was born in 1831, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; came to this county in 1852 and settled in Tipton, and to this township in 1857 where he has followed blacksmithing and wagon making and repairing ever since.  Married Mary E. Birely; she was born in Dart County, Ohio, in 1838; came to this State with her parents when quite a child; have five children--Martha J., Charlie, Frank M., Carrie B. and Orlyn F.  Mr. T. and wife are members of  M. E. Church.  Republican.

Todd B., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Inland.

Treesler, V. G., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Wilton.

Van Cureon, Watrew, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Inland.

Walker, R., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Inland.

Wagner, Adam, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Wilton; owns a farm of eighty-five acres, valued at $3,500; born January 20, 1838, in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; parents moved to Louisa County, Iowa, when he was about14 years of age, and while there he married Mary A. Bretz October 21, 1858; she was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, December 14, 1843; have six children--Franklin, born July 5, 1860; Emma, December 5, 1864; Katie, June 29, 1867; Jessie, July 4, 1869; Minnie April 24, 1872; Netta, September 29, 1875. Democrat.

Walker, Frank, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Inland; born December 4, 1819, in Rensselaer County, New York; parents moved to Chautauqua County, New York, in 1827; came to Cedar County, Iowa, in the Spring of 1856.  Married Sarah S. Yaw March 9, 1851; she was born March 4, 1833, in Chautauqua County, New York; have six children--Amanda R., born June 3, 1853; Rufus, October 10, 1854; Horace A., March 11, 1856; Eva, November 28, 1858; Edwin F., August 7, 1863; Ernest G., July 9, 1867.    Owns 160 acres of land, valued at $6,400.

Wallace, G., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Inland.

Warner, F. W., farmer, Section 27; post Office Durant.

Weick, A., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Durant.

Weisbroad, C., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Wilton.

Welch, J. R., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Inland.

Wharton, Jas., Sr., deceased; born August 28, 1792, in Washington County, Pennsylvania; enlisted in the war of 1812, under Capt. Lusk; at the close of the war received his discharge at Lower Sandusky, Ohio.  Married Ellen R. Quimby September 6, 1817; had four children--one son and three daughters--Phoebe, James, Jr., Sarah and Elizabeth.  He moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1828, and to this county April 1, 1863; died August 30, 1877; farm contained 400 acres, which James Wharton, Jr. now owns.

Wharton, J. S., farmer,  Post Office Inland.

Wildemuth, E. M.,  Rev., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Inland.

Willcutt, A. B., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Inland.

Willcutt, C. E., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Inland.

Willcutt, R. P., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Inland.

Willey, C. D., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland.

Willey, Charlotte M., Mrs., Section 3; Post Office Inland; born May 4, 1803, in Genesee County, New York (maiden name Beach); married Merrills Willey, April 22, 1818, in Ashtabula County, Ohio; he was born August 9, 1769, in Hartford, Connecticut; in 1810, he came with parents to Ashtabula County, Ohio, with an ox team; in 1825, he moved to Medina County, Ohio, and in November, 1850, came to this county, settled in Inland Township, and died here, April 9, 1874.  There were but six families in the Township when they came here, and but one house between here and Tipton.    They have had eleven children--Geo. R.,  born June 28, 1819; Alanson G., born January 28, 1821; Derwin E., born December 21, 1833; Fidelia, born May 10, 1826; Wallace W., born August 16, 1828; Wm. W., born November 21, 1830; Ward W., born June 14, 1832; Mary C., born August 14, 1834; Arthur D., born July 1, 1839; Omri, born September 5, 1842; Clement M., born March 26, 1847; Ward W. died in the army, May 17, 1863, and Derwin E. died in the army, April 23, 1864; C. M. served in the hundred day service.  He married Caroline J. Moore, daughter of Jacob Moore, April 11, 1866.  He lives with his mother, Charlotte M., on the old homestead; has five children--Alfred M., Harvey J., Ward S., Lydia O., and baby not named.

Willey, Clement M., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Inland.

Willey, E. B., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Inland.

Willey, George R., farmer, Post Office Inland; born June 28, 1819, in Ashtabula County, Ohio; removed with his parents to Medina County, in 1833.    At the age of 26 he married Minerva Whitney, oldest daughter of Solomon Whitney, of the same county; she was a devoted wife and loving mother, respected and beloved for her amiable and charitable disposition; came to this county in the Fall of 1850, where she cheerfully endured the hardships and privations of a pioneer life; she was born December 2, 1823, and died March 19, 1873, leaving husband, four sons and two daughters to mourn her loss.  Harriet F., born February 24, 1846; Charles D., born July 5, 1847; Franklin E., born June 18, 1849; Edwin G., born December 7, 1853; Harmon G., born December 17, 1856; Jennie E., born August 24, 1863.  Mr. Willey is a man of strong constitution and strict integrity, and by his close application to business, he has acquired a fair competency of this world's goods.  A staunch Republican; an earnest worker in the Sabbath School and liberal supporter of the Gospel.  He was married the second time to Alice Timberlake, October 22, 1874; she was born January 7, 1836, in Noble County, Ohio.  To them was born one son--Freddie L., January 17, 1876, and who died February 3, 1876.  Owns a farm of 356 acres.

Willey, O., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Inland.

Willey, W. W., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Inland.

Young, A. E., dealer in general merchandise, Section 3; Post Office Inland; born November 3, 1831, in Pocahontas, West Virginia; came to this county April 16, 1855; commenced business the following year, and has continued to the present.  Married Susannah Bridger July 20, 1852; she was born November 2, 1832, and died April 1, 1866; have three children--John R., Sarah A. and George.

 

 
 

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