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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Iowa Township

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Aikins, E. W., farmer, Post Office Pedee; owns, with his son, 160 acres, valued at $50 per acre; was born May 24, 1824, in Morgan County, Ohio; moved from there to Henry County, Illinois, in 1853, and to this county in 1856.  Married Mary D. Cope April 22, 1847; she was born October 28, 1828, in Harrison, Ohio; have one son--Albert A., born January 23, 1849.  Mr. A. has been a member of the County Supervisors one term, also Justice of the Peace ten years, and is at present Township Clerk, Rep.

Bachelder, Geo. H., laborer, Section 6; Post Office Springdale.

Bachelder, Ira, carpenter, Section 6; Post Office Springdale.

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

Baldwin, G., laborer, Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

Baldwin, L., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

Barkhurst, J., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Atalissa.

Berry, I.,  farmer, Section 32; Post Office Pedee.

Berry, Jas., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Pedee.

Bolon, J., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Springdale.

Bonsall, J. W., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Springdale.

Bonsall, Joshua W., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Springdale.

Bowersock, Emmer, dealer in dry goods, groceries and general merchandise, Pedee; born May 22, 1845, in Columbiana County, Ohio; his father Jesse Bowersock, moved to this county in 1846, and settled in this township; has been in business here four years.  Married Hannah M. Gill April 2, 1867; she was born April 17, 1850; have one son--Clarence, born June 14, 1868.  Republican.

Briggle, G., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Pedee.

Briggle, Jacob, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Pedee; owns 210 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born March 15, 1806, in Germany; came to Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1832, and to this county  in 1842; entered his present farm from the Government.  Married Elizabeth Burgett in 1840, in Pennsylvania; she was born in Pennsylvania; she died in this county November, 1855; she left three sons--John, George and Joseph.  Second marriage to Mrs. Harriet Cottar, January 1, 1857; her maiden name was Sutliff; she was born July 15, 1827, in Ohio; has four children living--Adam, Mary, Albert, Peter; lost one--Harriet A.   Cumberland.  Presbyterian; Democrat.

Brown, D. B., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee.

Buckman, C. A., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

Buckman, Ed., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

Buckman, T., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

Burnett, Andrew, laborer, Section 21; Post Office Pedee.

Burnett, Cinderella, Section 21; Post Office Pedee; has a farm of 233 acres; she was born October 15, 1808, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania; her maiden name was Nixon; she married Thomas Burnett July 2, 1829, in Ohio; moved to this county in 1850; he died August 12, 1877; he was born November 14, 1803, in same county, Pennsylvania, she was.  He was an Elder in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which she is also a member.

Burnett, D. H., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

Burnett, Isaac, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Burnett, Nathan, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Pedee.

Calahan, Samuel, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

Canniff, John, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Atalissa.

Carney, J. N., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Atalissa.

Carney, John, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Pedee.

Carney, T. J., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Atalissa; owns 112 acres of land in this county, and 120 in Adams County; born August 16, 1818, in Huterdon County, New Jersey; parents moved to Tompkins County, new York, in 1828, and came to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1833; his mother died while there; went to Coshocton County, in 1835, and made his home  at his uncle's; followed droving and peddling clocks for about four years; then went to Muskingum County and followed the marble business till 1854, when he came to this county.  Married Isabel Williams, daughter of Col. Williams of Loudon County, Virginia, June 2, 1842; she was born July 8, 1824; have ten children living--Jasper N., John W., Wm. D., Frances M., Thos. J., Mary, Ann, Jane, Margaret and Belle; lost three.  Member of A., F. & A. M.;   Democratic.

Case, John, farmer, Section 18; Post Office Pedee.

Collins, Josiah, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Pedee.

Coney, Jay C., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Atalissa.

Cooper, R. W., carpenter, Section 15; Post Office Pedee.

Corker, A., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Atalissa.

Cope, Charles, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Atalissa, Muscatine County; owns 128 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born July 15, 1834, in Harrison County, Ohio; came to Muscatine County in 1855, and to this county in the Fall of 1870; enlisted in Company G, of the 2d Iowa Calvary, September 14, 1861, and was mustered out in October, 1865;  participated in the battle of New Madrid, Siege and second battle of Corinth, Mississippi, also Holly Springs, Water Valley, Coffeeville, Iuka, and Nashville, Tennessee.  Married Mary Guild December 8, 1870; she was born in Ohio in 1848; have two children--Edith A. and Sarah C.  Republican.

Corker, Luke, blacksmith, Post Office Pedee; Section 21; owns 120 acres of land, and his wife owns 100 acres, all valued at $50 per acre; was born May 18, 1818, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; went to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1838, and 1852 to Williams County, and this county in 1855.  married Catharine Lightfoot October 1, 1840, in Ohio; she was born August 20, 1821, and died July 7, 1867.  Married Mrs. J. A. Wyant in December, 1868; have five children by first wife--Emma J.,  Ester M., Elizabeth, Archibald and Julius; lost four--Annetta, William, Agnes and Lee.  Member of Cumberland  Presbyterian Church;  Democrat.

Cress, Henry, Section 16; Post Office Pedee; owns 143 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born February 27, 1831, in Pennsylvania; parents moved to Wayne county Ohio, in ----, and returned to Pennsylvania in ----; was there one year, then came to Jefferson County, this State in 1845, and to this county in 1849.  Married Mary Walter October, 1859; she was born in 1839 in Ohio; have eight children living--George, Willard, Ida M., Nancy, Herbert, Amy, Chester, and an infant not named.  Lost two--John H. and Anna B.   Cumberland Presbyterian;  Democrat.

Crees, J. H., miller, Section 35; Post Office Atalissa.

Crees, Neely, farmer, Post Office Pedee; owns 300 acres, valued at $50 per acre; was born October 5, 1833 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; his parents moved to Medina County, Ohio, when he was about 2 years old and to Wayne County in 1837, and in 1844 returned to Pennsylvania for one year, then moved to Wapello County, Iowa, in 1845, and to this county in 1849.  Married Emma J. Wyant February 26, 1853; she was born in Stark County, Ohio, September 17, 1845; have five children living--Isaac W., Sarah M., Julia S., John T., and Judith A., lost two.  Member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church;  Democrat.

Creps, Henry, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

Davis, A. T., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Pedee.

Davis, C. D., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Pedee.

Doty, Danl. D., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Atalissa; owns 115 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born March 21, 1833, in Butler County, Ohio; came with his father, John Doty, to this county in June, 1850; in 1851, returned to Ohio and back to this county in 1872.  Married Miss M. F. Vail February 14, 1865, in Dart County, Ohio; she was born May 20, 1844, in Butler County, Ohio; have two children--Willie V. and Clarence V.  Democrat.

Doty, John, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Atalissa.

Durfee, James, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Atalissa.

Durfee, John, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Atalissa.

Duple, Jacob, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Atalissa; owns 185 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born in Frederick County, Maryland, November 3, 1827; went to Marion County, Missouri, in 1847, and in the Spring of '53 went to California; followed mining till Spring of 1858; returned to Missouri, and the following August came to this county.  Married Dorcas Hines September 7, 1859; she was born in Ohio March 11, 1837; have four children--Hershel E., William, Nellie and Anna R.  Member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.   Democrat.

Ellyson, Zadock, farmer, Section 31; Post Office West Liberty.

Fagan, Pat, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Pedee.

Fagan, T., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Pedee.

Faires, J., farmer, Section 20; Post Office West Liberty.

Fenstermaker, Benj., farmer, Section 30; Post Office West Liberty.

Fenstermaker, Eph., farmer, Section 19; Post Office West Liberty.

Foley, J. & T., farmers, Section 23; Post Office Pedee.

Gaskill, Israel, farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Liberty.

Gibson, John W., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Liberty.

Gibson Thos. V. farmer, Section 29 Post Office West Liberty; owns 152 acres of land, valued at $8,000; born in Mahoning County, Ohio, February 18, 1841; moved with his father, Samuel Gibson, to this county in the Fall of 1854.  Married Mary T. Lewis February 18, 1864; she was born in this county April 6, 1846; have two children--William L. and Emma M.  His father died in September, 1860, and his mother died May 3, 18760  Republican.

Gifford, Charles, farmer, Section 20; Post Office West Liberty.

Gifford, D. W., farmer, Section 33; Post Office West Liberty.

Gifford, R. B., Section 28; Post Office West Liberty; owns 110 acres of land, valued at $6000; born November 13, 1836, in Noble County, Indiana; came from there to this county in the Fall of 1854.  Married Mary J. Harland, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 24, 1860; she was born January 3, 1839, in Miami County, Ohio; had one son--Arthur L., born January 5, 1863, and died October 13, 1865.  Republican.

Graham, H., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

Gray, E. A., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Springdale.

Gruwell, A. C., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Springdale.

Guthrie, E., laborer, Section 16; Post Office Springdale.

Guthrie, G. A., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Springdale.

Hamiel, John L., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Pedee.

Harden, A., farmer, Section -  ; Post Office Springdale.

Harper, H., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Springdale.

Harper, S. M., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Atalissa.

Hartupee, D. W., farmer, Section 30; Post Office West Liberty.

Hawk, C. D., farmer, Section 19; Post Office West Liberty.

Hawk, John, farmer, Section 23; Post Office Atalissa, Muscatine County, Iowa; born April 5, 1825, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; parents moved to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1831; he went to Williams County, in 1847,  and to Wells County, Indiana, in 1853, and from there to this county in 1856, and to his present farm in 1867.  Married Caroline Schwinehart December 7, 1843, in Ohio; she was born March 3, l823, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; have six children--Cornelius, William, Harriet, John, George and Mary; lost three--Jacob, Levi and Emma.  Democrat.    Mr. Hawk owns sixty-nine acres of land, valued at $50 per acre.

Hawk, Wm., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Atalissa.

Hines, Alex., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Atalissa.

Hines, J., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Atalissa.

Hines, P., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Springdale.

Hoch, A., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Pedee; owns a farm of 100 acres, valued at $50 per acre; born March 4, 1828, in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; came to this county in the Spring of 1840.  Iowa township then embraced all of the county west of Cedar River; there were only nine families in the township; he has hauled dressed pork to Dubuque and sold it for $1.25 per cwt.  Married Cinderella Burnett June 3, 1852; she was born January 19, 1835, in Wayne County, Ohio; have four children--Edmund K., Kate C., Addie and Nellie.  Is a member of the Cumberland Presb. Church; Democrat.

Hoch, E. K., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Pedee.

Hoch, Gustavus, farmer, Section 16; Post Office Pedee.

Honey, Hugh, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Pedee.

Houragan, M. farmer, Section 20; Post Office Springdale.

Hutchison, J. L.,  farmer, Section 5; Post Office Pedee.

Jack, Calvin, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

Jack, O. C., farmer, Post Office Pedee; owns 220 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; was born August 6, 1812, in Botetourt County Virginia; came to Franklin County, Indiana in 1819, and to Tippecanoe County in 1829.  Married Sarah J. Payner August 6, 1840; she was born September 25, 1822 in Vigo County, Indiana; moved to this county in the Spring of 1842; settled at what was called Mason's Grove, above Gower's Ferry, and came on to his present farm in the Spring of 1844.  Muscatine was then his market; have sold good wheat for 25 cents per bushel, and part trade at that; dressed pork for from 75cents to $1.00 per cwt.; have six children living--Mary A., Iona H., Calvin, Olney, Charles and Alice; lost six.  Has been Township Clerk, Trustee and member of School Board several years.  Democrat.  Mr. Jack was engaged in running a canal boat line in 1834, from Hagerstown to Lawrenceburg on the Ohio River, and the following year ran a boat on the Wabash and Erie Line, from the mouth of the Tippecanoe River to Terre Haute, and later still, was employed in constructing a similar line from Peru to Logansport, Indiana, where he constructed the first boat over the route.  His career in this department of commerce was marked with signal success, and his record was unimpeachable.

James, C., farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Liberty.

James, Wm., farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Liberty.

Jenkins, G. H., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Atalissa.

Kelley, Thomas, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Pedee.

Kennedy, Wm. farmer, Section 31.

Kimberly, A. E., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Liberty.

Kirby, Isaac, farmer, Section 19; Post Office West Liberty.

Kirby, J., farmer, Section 19; Post Office West Liberty.

Knott, Benj., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Atalissa.

Knott, John, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Atalissa, Muscatine County; owns 100 acres of land; born September 5, 1845, in Clermont County, Ohio; parents moved to Muscatine County, Iowa, in the Spring of 1855, and he came to this county in 1874; enlisted in the service of his country during the late rebellion in Company E., of 18th Iowa Infantry and was mustered out September 18, 1865; participated in the battles of Springfield, Missouri, was also under Banks in the Red River expedition and battle of Marksville Plains, and with Sheridan in Shenandoah Valley raid and at battle of Winchester, Virginia, Fisher Hill and Cedar Creek; in the latter had the fore and middle finger of his right hand shot off; his grandfather on his father's side served in the war of 1812 and his great grandfather in the American Revolution seven years; the canteen he carried is now in the possession of John Knott.  Married Jennie P. Thompson, September 18, 1875; she was born May 1, 1858, in Butler County, Ohio; have two children--Harrison H. and John M.  Christian; Republican.

Lafrentz, John, farmer, Section 31; Post Office West Liberty.

Larne, Cyrus, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Pedee.

Larne, George F., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Pedee.

Larne, Geo. E., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Larne, Joel S., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Larne, R., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Atalissa.

Leonard, J., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Springdale.

Lesenea, J., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Pedee.

Lewis, I. W., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Atalissa, Muscatine County; owns 250 acres of land, valued at $50 an acre; born May 5, 1834, in Columbiana County, Ohio; came with his father, Wm. Lewis, to this county in June, 1846, who died October 2, 1877.  Married Jane E. Pierce June 12, 1856; she was born February 14, 1835, in Frederick County, Maryland; have four children--Henry F., born March 16, 1857; Joseph E., born May 19, 1859; Inez V., born May 14, 1863; Lottie E., born November 9, 1870.  Cumberland Presbyterian; Democrat.

Lewis, J. S., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

Lightfoot, D., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Atalissa.

Lightfoot, Wm., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Atalissa.

Linn, Jas., carpenter, Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

Linn, Moses, farmer; Post Office Pedee; owns a farm of 117 acres, valued at $40 per acre; born December 22, 1819, in Washington County, Pennsylvania; when about 18 years of age, went to Muskingum County; remained there till the Fall of 1855, then came to this county; settled on his present farm in 1864.  Married Hannah Garner March 17, 1842, of Ohio; she was born August 19, 1824; have five children living--James, Randall, William, Jane and Lorette; lost four--John, Joseph, Jennet and George.    Democrat.

Lloyd, S., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Pedee.

Long, E. B., laborer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee.

Long, E. P., farmer; Post Office Pedee.

Longerbram, A. J., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Springdale.

Longerbram, Wm., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Springdale.

Lundy, Chas. E., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Pedee.

Lundy, Eli, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Pedee.

 

 
 

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