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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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

McCune, Frank, farmer, Section 33; Post Office West Liberty.

McDermet, M., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

McNamee, Pat, stone mason; Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

McSparen, P., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Pedee.

McVey, James, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Pedee.

Mackey, Alex., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Martin, Daniel, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Pedee.

Mather, C. E., merchant, Section 6; Springdale.

Maxon, W., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Springdale.

Maxon, T. W., farmer; Section 29; Post Office Springdale; owns 120 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born June 30, 1837, in Harrison County, Ohio; came with his father, Wm. Maxon, to this county in April, 1839, and settled on the farm now owned by James Phelps, on Section 32, T. 80, R. 3, where John Brown used to train his men.  Enlisted, at his country's call, in Rock Island, July 24, 1861; went to St. Louis and on to Ft. Scott, where he was camped for Winter; was joined to Col. Montgomery's Kansas Regiment Volunteer Infantry and Cavalry; served under him one year; was transferred to the 10th Regiment, under Col. Cloud; was in the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, December 7, 1863; most of his service was fighting guerrillas; was mustered out as Commissary Sergeant in 1865.  Married Lydia Yates in October, 1865; she was born in 1838, in Ohio; have five children--Hillis A., Willard S., Candace, Rufus, and Hannah.    Is serving his second term as Justice of the Peace.  Republican.

Meusch, John M. N., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Pedee.

Meusch, Joses S., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Pedee.

Millet, Alfred, Section 31; Post Office Springdale; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born February 3, 1837, in Liverpool, England; came to the United States in 1838; settled in Wilmington, Delaware, was in the State till 1848, then went to Chester County, Pennsylvania; went to Ohio in 1852; in Fall of 1853 came to Iowa and stopped during the Winter at Overman's Ferry, Muscatine County; his mother died there; the following Spring came to this county.  Married Sarah Jones February 3, 1859; she was born October 23, 1836, in Derbyshire, England; have eight children--Sabrah A. Sarah E., Alice V., Mary F., Lucy R., Louis W., Albert F., and Lee M.    Independent.

Millet, Wm., farmer, Section 31, Post Office Springdale.

Milnes, Abel, farmer, Section 33; Post Office Atalissa.

Montgomery, Thos., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Springdale.

Moore, Jesse, farmer, Section 33; post Office Atalissa.

Moore, John, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Moore, Sam'l, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Morrison, Isaiah, farmer and dairyman, Section 5; Post Office Springdale; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $5,000; born December 9, 1809, in Rutland County, Vermont; went to Erie County, New York, in 1828, and to this county in Spring of 1853; has lived in Gower, Springdale and Iowa Townships ever since.    Married Rachel Smith January 2, 1832, in New York; she was born October 20, 1814, in Vermont; have ten children living--David, Elizabeth, Augustus, Edwin, William, Noel, Samuel, Rebecca, Reuben, Mary, Adelbert, John; Edwin was killed by border ruffians in Kansas; Noel was killed at battle of Winchester, Virginia; Augustus and William were also in the service of their country.  Mr. Morrison is a member of the French Church, Gurney.  Republican.

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

Negus, Bracken, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Atalissa.

Negus, J., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Springdale.

Noering, Joachim, farmer, Section 30; Post Office West Liberty.

Norris, N., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Atalissa.

Norris, Wm., blacksmith, Section 5; Post Office Pedee.

O'Connel, James, stone mason, Section 22; Post Office Atalissa.

Osborn, A., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Pedee.

Peden, A. R., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Pedee.

Parrott, J. T., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Springdale; owns 87 1/2 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born August 16, 1832, in Fountain County, Indiana; came to Johnson County, Iowa, in 1853; lived there till 1861 with the exception of one year in Powesheik County, then came to this county; married Mary Hedges October 12, 1854; she died in 1856, leaving one child, Anna, who died when between 1 and 2 years old; he then married Catharine Robinson, January 4, 1860.  She was born in Ohio, 1840; have four children living--Blanche C., Mary S., Milton S. and Charles L.    Democrat.

Plendergeast, T., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Atalissa.

Phelps, C., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Springdale.

Phelps, George, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Pedee; owns a farm in this county, with his brother William, of 140 acres, valued at $45 per acre; was born April 24, 1850 in Stark County, Ohio; came with his parents to this county in 1851 and returned with them to Ohio in 1854, and back to Iowa in 1866.  Married Berthemia Fairchild February 4, 1875; she was born February 12, 1850; in New Jersey; have one daughter--Pearl; she was born December 29, 1875.  Republican.

Phelps, James, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Springdale; owns 258 acres, valued at $50 per acre; born February 28, 1819, in Gloucestershire, England; came to Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1849, and to this county in 1851; was here four years; then went to Stark County, Ohio, and remained there till 1866, when he returned to this county again and settled on his present farm.  Married Hannah Hurst August 18, 1850; she was born June 3, 1820, in Adams County, Pennsylvanian; have four children--George, Wm. A., Albert and Caroline.  Member of  M. E. Church; Republican.

Pierce, Wm., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Pedee.

Pilkington, Levi, farmer, Section 31; Post Office West Liberty.

Powers, B., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Atalissa.

Potter, H., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Pedee.

Potter, Jno. D., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Pedee.

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

Reed, William L., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Riddle, C., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Atalissa.

Riddle, R., farmer, Section 23, Post Office Atalissa.

Roberts I. T., teacher; Post Office Pedee; was born August 3, 1851, in Jefferson County, Ohio; his father, Preston W. Roberts, moved to this county in the Spring of 1852, and died June 2, 1864, leaving a good farm of 220 acres, valued at $50 per acre, which is to be divided between six heirs.  Married Nona Gill(daughter of Dr. H. C. Gill, of Springdale), February 6, 1874; she was born May 25, 1855, in this county; have one son--Louis, born December 15, 1874.  Democrat.

Robinson, J. H., Postmaster, Section 4; Post Office Pedee.

Romaide, Madison, farmer, Section 19; Post Office West Liberty.

Sanders, Silas, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Sawyer, A., retired, Section 8; Post Office Pedee.

Sawyer, A. J., farmer, Post Office Pedee; owns ninety-three acres land, valued at $45 per acre; was born April 8, 1839, in Warren County, Ohio; his father, Amasa Sawyer, who is now living with him, was born December 10, 1799, in Maine, and came to Warren County, Ohio, in 1816, and married Elizabeth Fryburger in 1822; she died in 1845, in Ohio, and in 1855, he moved to Iowa, and in the Spring of 1856 settled in Iowa Township.  A. J. Sawyer married Emma J. June 12, 1862; she was born June 27, 1843.  Mr. Sawyer enlisted in Company D of the 24th Iowa Infantry in August, 1862; was with Banks in his Red River Expedition, and was discharged at Savannah, Georgia, in 1864.  Democrat.

Schooley, Benj., farmer, Section 7.

Shellhamer, Moses, farmer, Section 16; Post Office Pedee; owns 155 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born July 27, 1819, in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; parents moved to Crawford County, Ohio, in 1826, and to St. Joseph County, Michigan, in 1829, and La Porte, Indiana, in 1838; in 1841, he came to Stevenson, Illinois, now known as Rock Island, and run the ferry between there and Davenport three years; then came to this county in 1844; was here three years, and remained twelve years working at his trade, ship carpenter and caulker, then moved to Muscatine County, and came to his present farm in the Fall of 1864.  An incident of his life occurred June 5, 1844, while he was in the house of W. C. Long, north of Pedee, one of those wind storms so prevalent in Iowa, passed over, tearing the house into fragments, even the floor, bursting the doors open and whirling everything in the room, persons and all, Mr. Long, two children and a hired girl; they were all scattered and clutching to whatever they could; strange as it may seem, none were killed.  Married Mary Hoch June 23, 1844, in this county; she was born march 15, 1824, in Pennsylvania; have four children--Ellen, Kate, Leonard and Daniel B. Member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Republican.

Smith, G. P., farmer, fine stock and dairying business and one of the proprietors of Cold Spring Cheese Factory, near Springdale, Section 18; Post Office Springdale; owns a farm of 254 acres, valued at $15,500; born September 19, 1812, in Rutland County, Vermont; parents moved to Erie County, New York, in 1816, and he came from there to this county in the Fall of 1853, and commenced the dairying business the following year. Married Lydia Palmerton October 4, 1837; she was born August 12, 1818, and died December 25, 1848.  Again married, Clarissa R, Rathbun, September 4, 1850; she was born August 3, 1822; had five children by first wife--Nathan E., Emily A., Daniel W., Hannah A. and Mary.  Nathan A. was drowned July 7, 1877, in Cedar River, while assisting in the search for the bodies of the two sons of Mr. Worrall and Mr. Brown.    Mr. Smith is a member of the Friends' Church; Republican.

Smith, J. S., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee.

Stanton, Ed., laborer, Section 8; Pedee.

Swart, C. B., farmer, Section 27; Post Office West Liberty.

Swart, J. H., farmer, Post Office West Liberty; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born June 22, 1830, in Ohio, opposite Wheeling, West Virginia; parents moved to Athens County, Ohio, when he was an infant; he came to this county in the Spring of 1857, and on his present farm in 1866.  Married Harriet Gifford, of this county, in 1855; she was born December, 1833, in Ohio; have five children--Charles S. B., Henry T., Elsa M., Cora E. and Rebecca E. Mr. Swart has served as Township Trustee several years, and is acting as such now.  Republican.

Swinehart, C. D., farmer, Section 7.

Tatum, Lawrie, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Springdale.

Taylor, C. D., farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Liberty.

Taylor, J. S., farmer, Section 32; Post Office West Liberty; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $12,000; born June 17, 1827, in Wayne County, Ohio; went into Guernsey County in 1848, and to Belmont County in 1851, and to this county in 1864; was Principal of the Bell Air Union School from 1859 to 1864.  His occupation was teaching from 1845 to 1864, and taught three months in the West Liberty School.  Married Alzira Dillon, of Belmont County, Ohio, in September 1852, by whom he had one son--Chas. D,; She died in March, 1856.  Again married Lydia A. Nichols, of same county; she was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, February 21, 1833, by whom he had two children--Althea M. and Loren A.  Charles D. is now attending the Agricultural College at Ames.  His wife is a member of the Friends' Church;    Republican.

Teefy, John, farmer, Section 30; Post Office Springdale.

Turkle, James, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Atalissa.

Walker, J. M., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Atalissa.

Walker, Lewis, farmer, Post Office Atalissa; owns 200 acres of land, valued at $10,000; born February 11, 1822, in York County, Pennsylvania; went to Belmont County, Ohio, in 1838, and to this county in the Spring of 1854.    Married Elizabeth Oxley October 9, 1849, in Ohio; she was born April 13, 1826, in Ohio; have two children--Joel M., born May 27, 1852; Pinkney L., born April 9, 1857.   Members of Friends' Church; Republican.

Walker, Hannah (maiden name Michener), Post Office Atalissa, Muscatine County; born December 12, 1816, in Chester County, Pennsylvania; parents moved to Belmont County, Ohio, in 1832, and 1836 to Harrison County, and married  Daniel Walter, of Belmont County, August 11, 1836; he was born February 17, 1812, in Chester County, Pennsylvania; moved to Morgan County in 1839; subsequently to Whiteside County, Illinois, and from there to this county in the Spring of 1853.  Mr. Walter died February 10,1875, leaving his wife and eleven children to mourn his loss.    Names of children--James, Mary, William, John, Wilson, Louisa, Joseph, Amy, Milton, Phoebe and Henrietta.  James and John served their country during the war of the rebellion.

Walter, Jos., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Atalissa.

Westfield, Thos., farmer, Section 31.

Whisler, Conrad, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Pedee; owns ninety-nine acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; was born February 22, 1835, in Stark County, Ohio; came to Center Township, of this county, in the Fall of 1853, and to Iowa Township in 1868.  Married Emeline Kizer March 11, 1858; she was born April 25, 1835, in Richland County, Ohio; have four children--George E., Nicholas L., Montana A. and Charles C.  Mr. Whisler went to Montana Territory in 1862, and returned in 1864.

Wilson, Abram, farmer, Section 7; Post Office Springdale.

Wilson, Alex., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Liberty.

Wilson, D., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Liberty.

Wilson, George, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee; owns 191 acres, valued at $40 per acre; born May 22, 1832, in Jefferson County, Ohio; came to this county in the Spring of 1853; worked by the month a year or two, then leased land and first bought forty acres of land south of Pedee, and then eighty, and sold that and bought his present farm in 1865.  Married Lovina Negus August 28, 1853; she was born November 12, 1835, in Ohio; have one daughter living--Rachel Ella, born April 12, 1864; have lost two--Esther died March 31, 1857; John C. died May 10, 1873.  Mr. Wilson enlisted in Company G of the 24th Iowa Infantry, and was in camp only six weeks and was discharged on account of disability.  Republican.

Wilson, Westwood, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Pedee.

Wing, Turner, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee.

Winn, John, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pedee.

Winn, L., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Atalissa.

Winn, Peter, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee.

Wood, G. P., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Springfield.

Woods, H. M., farmer, Section 29; Post Office West Liberty.

Woolley, George, farmer, Section 18; Post Office Springdale; born February 5, 1833, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania; his parents moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, when he was an infant; he came from there to this county in the Spring of 1858.  Married Rachel E. Bregan, March 2, 1854, in Ohio.  She was born June 26, 1833; have one child--Clementine; born March 24, 1856.  Mr. Woolley owns a farm of 105 acres, valued at $6,500.  Republican.

Worrall, John, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; was born October 11, 1828, in Morgan County, Ohio; came to this County in the Fall of 1856; settled at Pedee; remained there two years, and in the south part of township till Fall of 1969 came on his present farm.    Married Jane Berry, March 28, 1851, in Ohio; she was born September 6, 1829, in Ohio; have five children, living--William B., born March 10, 1854; Lizzie M., born March 25, 1858; Geo. E., born July 18, 1860; Herbert E., born July 28, 1863; Hattie E., born August 30, 1868; lost three--Charles A., Antrim and Albert N.; lost two by drowning.    Member of M. E. Church;  Republican.

Worrall, J. farmer, Section 28; Post Office west Liberty.

Worrall, N. farmer, Section 28; Post Office West Liberty.

Worrall, Wm. B., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pedee.

Wyant, J. G. farmer, Post Office Pedee; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; was born November 8, 1843, in Stark County, Ohio; Parents moved to this county in the Spring of 1854; enlisted January 1, 1862, in Company E., of 16th Iowa Infantry; was at the battle of Shiloh; from injuries received, was honorably discharged July 1, 1862.  Married Mary A. Jack June 9, 1864; she was born February 1l, 1846 in this county; have ho children.  He has been a member of School Board several years; Democrat.

Wymer, James, farmer, Post Office Pedee.

Wymer, Wm., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Pedee.

Zarington, John, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Rochester.

 

 
 

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