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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Linn Township

 

Achey, Thomas, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Allbaugh, Daniel, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Allbaugh, John, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Armentrout, Albro, farmer, Section 13; Post Office Mechanicsville.    His father was Jacob Armentrout, who was born in Virginia in 1800.  He came to this county in 1853, and died July 10, 1877.  He married Miss Mary A. Henning in 1825; she was born in Virginia.  He owned 207 acres of land in this county; left twelve children--Nancy, Allen, Annis, Amamilla, Amity, George, Abraham, Ansel, Albro, Catharine, Dallas, and Phillip.  He held office of Justice of the Peace for many years. 

Andre, A., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Andre, Andrew, farmer, Section 3; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1829; came to this county in 1844; owns 189 acres of land; holds office of School Director; has sold pork dressed for $1.50 per hundred.  He married Miss Nancy Downing in 1853; she was born in Indiana; has five children--Samuel, Abner, Amos, Melissa, and Lydia.

Arbengast, Samuel, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon; born in Ohio in 1836; came to this county in 1858; owns eighty acres of land; has held office of School Director.  He married Miss Barbara Kamberling in 1859; she was born in Pennsylvania; has eight children--Melissa J.,  Samuel E., Elmer D., William E., Mary E., Barbara E., Cora A. and Alta M.

Bennett, M. L., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Bennett, T., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Buchanan, Alexander, farmer and stock feeder, Section 13; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Cedar County in 1841; owns 500 acres.  He married Miss Sarah C. Downing in 1871; she was born in Cedar County; has three children.

Counts, Richard C., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Collins, H. W., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon; born in Ohio in 1815; came to this State in 1844 and to this county in 1877; has sold wheat for 25 cents per bushel, and pork for $1.50 per cwt. dressed.  He married Miss Julia Sattley in 1844; she was born in Sangamon County, Illinois; has seven children--Eliza M., Winfield S., Charles F., Morrison C., Oliva, Eva, and Abraham L.

Counts, Morgan, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Shelby County, Ohio, in 1820; came to this county in November, 1852, owns 160 acres; has held offices of Town Trustee, Town Clerk, Assessor, and Justice of the Peace.  He married Miss Hannah J. Corson in 1845; she was born in Ohio; has five children--Benjamin F., Wilson A., Mary E., Martha M., and Richard A.

Crawford, William, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Lisbon; born in Scotland July 12, 1840; came to this State in 1855, and settled in Johnson County; he came to this county in 1877; he owns 195 acres.  He served three years in the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was at the battles of Port Gibson, Jackson, Champion Hills, Vicksburg, Winchester, Fisher Hill, Cedar Creek, and many others of importance.  He married Miss Bella Roberts in 1872; she was born in Pennsylvania; has two children--Robert C. and Lewellen C.

Dixon, James, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon.

Dance, John, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Lisbon; born in England in 1823; came to this country in 1849, and settled in Ohio, and in 1852 came to this county; he owns ninety acres of land.  Has held the offices of Constable and School Director.  He enlisted in the 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in the late war, and was wounded at Shiloh, and discharged on account of wounds.  He afterward enlisted as Captain, Company K, 8th Iowa Volunteer Calvary, and was mustered out as 2d Major.    The Adjutant General's report makes special mention of his capturing a rebel flag near Batesville, the motto of which was Independence or Death.  He married Phoebe H. Hodson May 28, 1849; she was born in England; has two children--Mary E. and Franklin M; lost two.

Downing, J., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Downing, Joseph, farmer. Section 3; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Virginia, 1820; removed with his parents to Indiana, in 1821, and lived there until his removal to this county in 1842; he owns 320 acres of land.  Has held the offices of School Director and Supervisor.  He married Miss Catherine Andre in 1845; she was born in Pennsylvania; he has five children--John, Sarah, Lydia, Odis and Daniel A; lost five.

Gabert, William, farmer, Section 18; Post Office Lisbon.

Hammon, Jacob, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Hammon, Phillip, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Heller, George, farmer, Section 17; Post Office Lisbon.

Heneks, E., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Heneks, Wm., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Horn,Geo., farm hand, Section 8; Post Office Lisbon.

Hubler, Wm. L., farmer and carpenter, Section 14; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in 1832; came to this county in 1877; owns eighty acres; he enlisted in the 173d Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in the late war.  He married Miss Sarah Richert in 1867; she was born in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in 1836; has eight children--Wm. Robert, Priscilla J., Morris, Lillie, Almira, Lizzie, George, Milton.

Huey, T. F., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Lisbon; born in Cedar County in 1844.  He married Miss Helena Pfaff in 1865; has five children--William, Elizabeth, Ella, Frederick, Susan.  His parents were among the early settlers of the county.  His father, John Huey, died in September, 1865; his mother still survives.    He had two brothers killed at the battle of Champion Hills, in the late war.

Johnson, Robt., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Johnston, John, retired farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon; born in Pennsylvania in 1820, and came to this county in November 1847.  He lived in Ohio four years previous to his removal to this county; owns 165 acres of land.  Has held offices of School Director, Town Trustee, Supervisor and Justice of the Peace.    Enlisted in the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.  He married Miss Eliza Flack in 1844; she was born in Pennsylvania; has four children living--Robert, Martha J., Lucinda, Jacob; one son--Albert, died June 23, 1876.

Kambeling, Andrew, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Lisbon.

Kamberling, Benjamin, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Lisbon; born in Pennsylvania in 1833; came to this county in 1847; owns 109 acres.  He married Rosanna Glancey in 1859; she was born in Missouri; she died in 1867.  December 25, 1867, he married Anna E. Nickham; she was born in Ohio; have two children by first marriage--Charles and Franklin; and one by second marriage--Mary Dora; lost one son--Edward.

Kohl, Fred., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon.

Kohl, Solomon, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon.

Laubschier, Jacob, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Laubschier, Wm., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Moffit, L. H., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McCormick, J. A., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1830, came to this county in 1856; owns 189 1/2 acres.  Has held office of School Director and School Treasurer.  He married Miss Catharine A. Pauling in 1855; she was born in Pennsylvania; have eight children--Maggie M., Franklin P., Nancy J., Henrietta, Cyrus A., Harry, James L. and Samuel E.

McKibben, Ezekiel, deceased, was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and came to this county in 1851.  He married Miss A. Armentrout in 1851; she was born in Richland County, Ohio.  He died in October, 1867; left nine children--Mary, Isabelle, Anna S., Marion D., Nancy, Robert W., Ella, Alida A. and Ezekiel.

McNee, Duncan, farmer, Section 2; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Scotland in 1804; came to Canada in 1815, and to this county in 1839, walking the entire distance; owns 260 acres of land.  November 20, 1833, he married Miss Catharine McIntyre, who was born in Scotland; have five children living--Marjory, John, Peter and Margaret; lost one daughter--Margaret.

Mason, Wm., deceased and was born in Dayton, Ohio, April 29, 1800, and came to this county in 1836, and made a claim.  Iowa at this time was not a part of Wisconsin Territory, and he was appointed Justice of the Peace by Gov. Dodge, of Wisconsin.  June 10, 1838, the Territory of Iowa was organized.  Gov. Robert Lucas, the first governor, offered him the position of Sheriff, which he refused, and he recommended a person who was appointed.  From 1838 to 1840, when there were so many bitter contests concerning the right of possession of the valuable land around Mason's Grove, he was, in almost every case, the arbiter, and none of his decisions were reversed by a higher court.  It is related of him that it was no use, in any case to quote law for his guidance, that he decided everything on its merits, as discerned by his eminent common sense, unhampered by any legal technicalities, and that his decisions were never complained of or reversed.  After the organization of the State, he was for a long time County Commissioner, and held other important and responsible offices, and discharged his duties so faithfully that no blame was ever attached to him.  He married Mary Morgan in 1820, who was born in Jonesboro, Tennessee.  He died in 1869; left one son--J. B. Manson.

Miller, J. M., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in this county November 19, 1853; owns eighty acres of land.  He married Miss F. A. Johnson  December 28, 1875; she was born in Cedar County; have one child--Lydia A.

Moffit, Alex., farmer, stock raiser and stock feeder, Section 6; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ireland in 1827; came to this county November 20, 1840; owns 960 acres.  Has held offices of School Director and Supervisor, and was a member of 16th Iowa General Assembly.  He married Miss Martha Poteet in 1859; she was born in Butler County, Ohio, have six children--John T., Cassius C., William A., Albert H., Edwin B. and Mary L.

Moffit, Wm., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania, November 19, 1813; came to this county October 15, 1853; he lived in Richland County, Ohio previous to his removal to this county; owns 262 acres; has held office of School Director.  He married Miss Jane Shields in 1838; she was born in Pennsylvania; has five children--John, Harriet A., Samuel H., William H., Elizabeth J.; lost three.

Pfaff, Peter, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Park, John B., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in this county in January, 1849.  His father, Geo. W. Park, was born in Ohio and came to this county at an early day.  He married Miss Maria Brunton, who was born in Pennsylvania; he died December 28, 1873.  He left an estate of 320 acres; had three children--John, Enos, and George.

Parsons, B., farmer, Section 11 Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1815; came to this county in 1847; owns 405 acres.  Has held office of School Director and Justice of the Peace for many years; has paid 10 cents per bushel for carting wheat to Muscatine that he has sold for 31 cents per bushel.  He married Miss Harriet Mason in 1836; she was born in Ohio; has six children--Andrew, William, Dixon M., Melinda, Joseph and Harriet;  Dixon M. enlisted in the 13th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served until the close of the war.

Paff, Abraham, Jr., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Lisbon; born in Ohio in 1845, and came to this county with his parents when young; owns ninety-one acres of land.  He married Miss Lizzie Richards in 1869; she was born in Cedar County; has two children--Addie and Millie.

Rhoads, C., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Rate, John S., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in London, England in 1834; came to this State in 1840.  Owns 147 acres  Has held office of School Director.  He married Miss Eliza M. Collins in 1866; she was born in Johnson County; has three children--Horace W., John E. and George F.

Rate, W. A., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in England in 1821; came to  this country in 1840; he lived in Pennsylvania three years previous to his coming to this State.  Holds office of Assessor and Secretary of School Board.  Owns 220 acres of land in this county.  Has sold dressed pork for $1.50 per cwt, and good wheat at 30 cents per bushel.  He married Miss Margaret Detto in 1850; she was born in Germany; has nine children living--Lavina, Jane, Lena, William, Addie, Esther, Maggie, Cora and Frederick; lost two.

Rhoads, S. C., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Rice, D., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Richards, D., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Lisbon.

Richards, F., retired farmer, Section 8; Post Office Lisbon.

Richards, F. H., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in England in 1834; came to this county in 1840; he has lived on the frontier thirteen years in Oregon, Utah and Montana.  He married Miss Elizabeth Heller in 1878; she was born in Iowa.

Richard, J., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Richard, J. J., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Risler, Wm., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Lisbon.

Sailor, Elias, farmer, Section 18; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Stark, A., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Lisbon.

Statler, C., farmer and stock raiser, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1830; came to this county in 1854; owns 258 acres.    Has served as School Director.  He married Miss S. Parker in 1858; she was born in Ohio; has five children--William H., Emma May, George C., Charles and Ida; lost four sons.

Sutton, M., farmer, Section 17.

Treichler, O., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Treichler, Abraham, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1814; came to this county in 1866; owns 120 acres.  He married Miss Margaret Miller in 1843; she was born in Pennsylvania;  has eight children living--James M., Samuel H., Oliver, Daniel, Wm. Newton, John P., Harvey and Marian; lost one daughter.

Treichler, D., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Treichler, J. M., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Lisbon.

Treichler, S. H., blacksmith, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Tyson, D., retired farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon.

Tyson, David, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon.

Umstead, M. J. farmer, Section 5; Post Office Lisbon.

Wallick, W. S., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wallick, F. K., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Pennsylvania in 1830; came to this county in 1858; owns 390 acres.  Has held the office of School Director.  He married Miss Mary P. McGrew in 1851; she was born in Ohio; has eight children--Marshall C., Winfield S., Edgar G., Elmer F., Emma J., Eva M., Artie A., Alta M.; lost three.

Wallick, Marshall C., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Cedar Bluff; born in Ohio in 1853; came to this county in 1858.  Married Emma J. Craighead in 1875; she was born in Ohio; has two children--Myrtle T. and a baby.

Wentzel, H. Sr., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Cedar Bluff.

Wickham, A., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Wickham, J., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Wickham, S., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Wilson, H. C., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Woodrough, D. D., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Young, J., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Zavetg, A. M., carpenter and farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Zerbe, J., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Zollars, David, farmer, Section 16; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Harrison County, Ohio, April 10, 1839; rents 160 acres of  F. Richards.    Married Miss Mary Albaugh August 19, 1859; she was born in Ohio; has six children--Parley, Alva, John, Oscar, Melvin, and a baby; lost one.

 

 
 

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