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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Massillon Township

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Keith, C. L. laborer, Section 10; Post Office Massillon.

Keith, M. D., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Massillon; was born in Washington County, Ohio, April 4, 1818; he lived there until 1833, then his parents moved to Laporte County, Indiana; lived there until May, 1836, and then removed to Winnebago County, Illinois; lived there until the Fall of 1850, and then came to this county, and has lived here ever since; owns ninety acres.  He married Miss Jane Simmons in January, 1849, a native of Knox County, Ohio.  He married again to Eleanor Walston in 1859, a native of Ross County, Ohio;  they have one son and two daughters--Steward L., Ida M. and Helen J.

Kent, J. M., Hon., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Clarence; was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, November 12, 1814; he lived there until 4 years of age; his parents then moved to Montgomery County, Ohio, where he lived until 1842; he then moved to Plano, in Kendall County; Illinois; while there he cast his vote for James G. Birney for President of the United States, his being one of the 1,600 votes cast; he lived there until 1852, then removed to this county, and has been a resident ever since.    He was elected to fill a vacancy in the Twenty-first Senatorial District of Iowa in the Republican party in 1857, and re-elected in 1859.  In 1864, Mr. K. was appointed Army Vote Commissioner, and visited the army near Atlanta, Georgia, and took the vote of the 25th, 26th and 31st Regiments.  November 22, 1838, he married Miss Mary Ferguson at her father's residence in Montgomery County; Ohio; they have six sons and two daughters--Keziah F., now Mrs. C. G. Brink, living in Crawford County, Iowa; John L., living in Adams County, Nebraska; James M., living in Adams County, Nebraska; William O., living in Carroll County, Iowa; T. Berritt, medical student at Clarence, Iowa; Newton H., living on the home farm; Mary A., now Mrs. Edmunds; Elijah, living in Dayton Township, Cedar County, Iowa; Charles H., living at home.

Kent, Newton, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Clarence.

Kimball, B. C., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Massillon.

Kinney, B. B., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Louden.

Kline, Williams, farmer, Post Office Louden.

Klipp, John, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Louden.

Kohler, Henry, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden.

Kroeger, J. H., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Louden.

Kruckenberg, J., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Louden.

Leicht, John V., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Louden.

Leicht, John H., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Louden.

Leitz, Wm., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Louden.

Lociling, Peter, farmer, Post Office Louden.

Lohmann, Fred., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Louden.

McIntyre, Ira, renter, Section 2; Post Office Oxford Mills.

McIntyre, John, farmer, Section 2; Post Office Oxford Mills.

McCartney, J. farmer, Section 32; Post Office Louden.

Martzahn, T., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Louden.

Mepeke, John, farmer, Section 28; Post Office Louden.

Mitchell, Eli, farmer, Section 16; Post Office Massillon.

Mitchell, P. T., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Massillon.

Mitchell, Thornton, farmer, Section 16; Massillon.

Morton, Amanda, Mrs., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Oxford Mills; widow of Ezra, who was born in Connecticut, May 21, 1796;  He came to this county in 1842; Mrs. M.'s maiden name was Brown.  They were married September 21, 1849; he died February 19, 1861, leaving four sons by a former marriage; three sons and one daughter by second marriage--Watterman, Densmore, Danford and Dennison, Pium H., Franklin P., Joseph S., Emily J., and Nancy B.; left an estate of 630 acres, Mrs. M. came to the county in October, 1840.

Morton, J. S., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Oxford Mills.

Morton, P., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Oxford Mills.

Muhs, Henry, farmer, Section 29; Post Office Louden.

Myers, D. G., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Massillon.

Myer, Godfrey, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Myers, J. R., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Massillon; was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, March 18, 1834; he lived there until 21 years of age, and then came to this county and town in April, 1855; owns 118 acres of land.  Is Justice of the Peace; was Assessor a number of years.  He married Miss Clara McLeod May 4, 1862, a native of Delaware County, Ohio; they have five sons--Llewellyn C., Hunter G., Howard U., George and McLeod.

Myers, D. G., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Massillon; was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, July 10, 1822; he lived there until May 8, 1855, and then came to this county, and located where he now lives, in 1864; he took a trip to the Rocky Mountains, being gone about four years; owns 352 acres of land.  He married Miss Mary Shriver December 12, 1869; born in Noble County, Ohio, in 1834; she came to this county when 6 years of age; they have two daughters--Minnie L., born April 9, 1871, and Susan, August 29, 1873.

Norton, C. W., farmer, Section 5; Post Office Oxford Mills.

Nuitzmann, Chas., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Louden.

Nuitzmann, Wm., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Louden.

Orelup, Hiram, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Clarence.

Otte, Henry, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Louden.

Otte, W., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Louden.

Otte, Wm., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Louden.

Peabody, Chas., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Clarence.

Peabody, W. E., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Clarence.

Penningroth, Charles, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Clarence.

Penningroth, Fred., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Louden.

Petit, Alex., laborer, Massillon

Petit, John, laborer, Massillon..

Phephs, G. H., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Louden.

Pierce, Chas., laborer, Massillon.

Pierpoint, Thos. W., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Reeves, J. R., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Louden.

Reichmann, Wm., carpenter, Section 34; Post Office Louden.

Reinking, Wm., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Clarence.

Rice, John, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Massillon.

Richmann, Fred., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Massillon.

Rogers, A., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Massillon.

Rogers, J. V., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Clarence.

Rollins, W., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Massillon.

Rollins, Willard, farmer and Justice of the Peace, Section 16; Post Office Massillon; was born in Noblesboro, Lincoln County, Maine, December 24, 1811; he lived there until 6 years of age; his parents then moved to Kennebec County, Maine; lived there seventeen years, and then to Penobscot County, Maine, where he remained twenty-two years; he came to this county in May, 1857, and located where he now lives; owns 120 acres of land.  He married Miss Hannah P. Garland, May 20, 1847, a native of Penobscot County, Maine; they have four sons and two daughters--Charles W., Albert E., George H., Willis E., Susan E. and Charlotte A.  Has been Justice of the Peace eight years, Supervisor one term, Township Clerk three years, Secretary School Board two years, and Township Trustee three or four years.

Ruprecht, Henry.

Safely, Robert B., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Clarence.

Safely, Robt., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Clarence.

Schlutter, F., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Louden.

Schneider, P., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Louden.

Schwagermann, Henry, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Schwagermann, Henry, Jr., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Schroeder, Wm., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden.

Shorp, Phimis, laborer, Massillon.

Shriver, Lavicia, Mrs., farming, Section 13; Post Office Massillon; widow of John, who was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1802; he emigrated to this county with his family and settled on the place they now live July 3, 1840.    Mrs. S.'s maiden name was Smith; she was born in Morgan County, Ohio, July 4, 1803; they were married 1824.  He died January 26, 1864, leaving a family of three sons and three daughters--Lucinda, Hiram, Phoebe, Mary, John and Jacob.  Jacob is still living with his mother on the old homestead.

Shriver, H., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Massillon.

Shriver, J., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Massillon.

Shriver, John J., farmer, Post Office Massillon.

Shoffer, A., farmer,  Section 34; Post Office Louden.

Shultz, A., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Louden.

Schultz, C., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Louden.

Shultz, W., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Louden.

Shunkwiler, B., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Clarence.

Skinner, J., farmer; Post Office Louden.

Smith, C. A.,

Smith, J., farmer, Post Office Massillon.

Smith, John, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Louden.

Sprague, A., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Louden.

Sprague, L. C., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Louden.

Sprague, S. L., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Louden.

Stanlake, Robt., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Clarence; was born in    Devonshire, England, in 1823; he came to the United States in September, 1850, to Cleveland; remained there until April, 1857, and then came to this county; he worked out as farm laborer for $6 to $10 per month; now owns 340 acres.  He married Miss Mary Gibson, a native of Scotland, in 1857.  They have three sons--Alonzo, William H. and Thomas.

Stolte, A., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Louden.

Struckman, H., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Louden.

Tanner, E., laborer, Section 29; Post Office Clarence.

Thomson, W. C., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Massillon; was born in Union County, Indiana, June 14, 1844; he came to this county in December, 1852, and settled in this township; owns 80 acres.  He married Miss Amerilla Sheets December 25, 1869, a native of Delaware County, Ohio.  They have two daughters--Ruth and Edna.    He served ten months in the late rebellion, in Company C, 52d Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

Tilson, Byron, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden.

Van Sickle, Jasper, farmer, Section 3; Post Office Massillon.

Van Sickle, L., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Massillon.

Van Sickle, Levi, farmer and stock raiser, Section 10; Post Office Massillon; was born in Delaware County, Ohio, August 15, 1819; he lived there until 21 years of age; came west, and to Ogle County, Illinois, in 1840; remained there three years and then returned to his home in Ohio, where he married Miss Sarah Cave September 12, 1846; a native of Virginia, but raised in Ohio; he remained seven years and then came to this county, and located on the place he now lives.  Owns 240 acres.  They have three sons--Lester, Oscar and Jasper.

Van Sickle, O., farmer, Section 3; Post Office Massillon.

Weible, Henry, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Louden.

Wait, F. R., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Louden.

Weible, John, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden.

Wendt, J. H., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Whitney, Daniel, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Massillon; was born in Boylston, Massachusetts, June 22, 1825; he lived there until about 18 years of age; after leaving home, he spent three years of his time in the South, States of Louisiana and Mississippi, and then went to Hamilton County, Ohio, where he lived one year; then returned to Massachusetts for one year; in 1850 he went to California, where he remained nearly five years engaged in mining; then returned and went to Kendall County, Illinois, in 1855; he remained there until August, 1861.  He then enlisted and went into the army in Company C, 36th Iowa Volunteer Infantry; was mustered out in February, 1864, and then came to this county.  Owns 120 acres; not married.

Williams, E. J., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Massillon; was born in Addison County, Vermont, November 30, 1821; he lived there until 1854, and then came to this county, and located on the place he now lives.  Owns 321 acres  Not married.  Was road Supervisor two years.

Williams, Geo., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Louden.

Williams, L., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Clarence.

Williams, S., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Clarence.

Williams, T., Jr., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Massillon.

Williams, Wm., farmer, Section 2; was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, August 3, 1818; lived there until 17 years of age; then his parents moved to Putnam County, Ohio; lived there five years, and then came to this county July 5, 1840, and located in this township; owns 400 acres.  He married Caroline Carpenter August 13, 1846, a native of Indiana; she died March 2, 1849, leaving family, one son and one daughter--Eliza and Thomas; he married again to Barbra Pickins, widow of Thompson, August 6, 1849, a native of Meigs County, Ohio; they have one son and two daughters--George, Abagail and Emily J., and lost one son--Ambrose.  Mrs. W. has four children by former marriage--Mahala, Malinda, Benjamin F. and Mary A.

Wise, A., laborer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Wohrer, G. H., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Massillon.

Wohrer, John C., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Massillon; was born in the town of Lahr Grand Duchess of Baden, Germany, April 6, 1803.  He emigrated and arrived in New York, November 12, 1824; located in Philadelphia and remained there thirteen years; and then moved to Plano, Illinois, in 1837; he lived there eighteen years, and then came to this county; owns 113 acres.  He married Miss Dorotha Voldan, November 28, 1828, a native of Germany; they have two sons and three daughters--William, Caroline, Mary A., George H. and Susan E.

Woolever, J., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Clarence.

 

 
 

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