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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Pioneer Township

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Gamble, E. L., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Gamble, J. J., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Gamble, William S., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Brooklyn in July, 1847; came to this county in January, 1868; owns, in company with A. S. Moffit, 240 acres.  Married Miss Lucy Moffit in April, 1871; she was born in Cedar County; have three children--Kittie, Samuel and Mattie.

Gililand, Daniel, farmer, Section 23; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Gilliland, M. F., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Cedar County, Iowa, in 1840; owns eighty acres of land.  Married Miss Louisa Freeman in 1863; she was born in Cedar County, Iowa; have two children--May and Harry C.

Gilliland, Samuel, Mount Vernon.

Gillespe, Wm., tinner, Mechanicsville.

Godfrey, Walter, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in England in 1833; came to Cedar County, at an early day; enlisted in the 35th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in the late war, and was in nearly every battle in which the regiment was engaged.  He married Miss Sarah Lovell in 1857; she was born in Pennsylvania, and died in 1874.  Afterwards married Mrs. Ruth Brookman, whose maiden name was Simms; had one child by first marriage--George W., and one by second--Raymond.  Mrs. Godfrey had three children by former marriage--Ocenia, William and George.

Gortner, J. S., banker, Mechanicsville; born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania in 1833; came to this county in 1854; is associated in business with W. M. Kelmer, and owns, with him, 240 acres of land.  Has held the office of Justice of the Peace, School Director, etc.  He married Miss Sarah Frazee in 1867; she was born in Hudson Michigan; has four children, --George, Elizabeth, Mabel and John.

Gleason, M. W., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Chautauqua County, New York, in 1823; came to this county in 1843.  He owns 755 acres of land; has served as School Director.  He married Miss Amanda Walbridge January 12, 1843; she was born in New York, and died in 1855.  He married for his second wife Hannah Strahorn in 1858; she was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania; has seven children living--Warren, Myron, Laura, Ruby, Flora, Frank and Cora.

Graham, E., horseshoer, Mechanicsville.

Graham, J. N., hardware dealer, Mechanicsville.

Gray, James B., Rev., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon; born in Butler County, Ohio, in 1818, and came to this county in 1864; owns 330 acres, and for thirteen years was actively engaged in the ministry of the M. E. Church.  He married Miss Elizabeth Overpeck in 1840; she was born in Ohio; has seven children living--Eliza J., Mary E., Laura B., Margaret A., Emma H., John S., Isaac J.; lost one daughter--Martha.

Gregory, S. W., retired merchant.

Grey, John S., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Grey, Isaac J., Section 7; Post Office Lisbon.

Guthrie, James, farmer and carpenter, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania, in 1832; came to this county November 25, 1855; owns forty-one acres.  He has held the office of School Director, and many of the best buildings in this and other towns are evidence of his mechanical ability.  He married Miss Emily Bowles in 1852; she was born in Pennsylvania; has three children--Elizabeth, William and Thomas.

Hadock, John, retired carpenter.

Haesler, J. A., miller, Section 30; Post Office Lisbon.

Hall, Joseph.

Harper, J. M., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Lisbon.

Hayward, John H., pastor M. E. Church, Mechanicsville.

Helmer, M. F., farmer, Section 16, Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Lawrence County, Indiana, in 1839; came to this county in 1860; owns jointly with his brother, O. H. Helmer, 495 acres  He married Miss C. L. Briggs in 1868; she was born in Ohio; has four children--Mary A., Jeremiah, James B., and  baby.

Helmer, J. W., grain dealer; Mechanicsville; born in Lawrence County, Indiana, in 1842; came to this county in 1864; has been engaged in business eleven years; has been a member of the School board for many years; he enlisted in the 21st Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the late war, and served between two and three years.  He married Miss Maria A. Cook in ;1863; she was born in Indiana; has two children--Otis and Morton.

Helmer, O. H., M. D., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Lawrence County, Indiana, in 1836; came to this county in 1865; he enlisted in the 43d Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served three years and ten months.  Has held office of Assessor, Town Trustee, School Director, and at the present time, holds office of Supervisor.  He married Miss Latitia Briggs in 1869; she was born in Ohio; has four children--Edwin S., Orlando B., Arthur and baby.

Heston, A. B., of the firm of Heston & Cameron, hardware and stove dealers, Mechanicsville; was born in Carroll County, Ohio, 1842, and came to this county in 1873; he enlisted in the 32d Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the late war, and served two years, and was wounded at Harper's Ferry.  He married Miss Mary A. Cameron in 1865; she was born in Ohio; has two children--Willie Erwin and L. G. Gates.

Hiatt, Jesse, carpenter, Mechanicsville.

High, James, proprietor of the Pioneer Mills, Section 1; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1814; came to this county in 1864; owns forty-eight acres of land; he built his mill in 1872; it has a capacity of seventy-five bushels per day, and his custom work far exceeds the present capacity of the mill.  He married Betsey H. Jenkins in 1846; she was born in Ohio; has eight children--Henry, Lucetta, Thomas W., Marieta, Esther, Harriet, Sarah, Charles.

Hill, Benj., janitor, Mechanicsville.

Hines, G., stock buyer, Mechanicsville.

Holmes, Jas., carpenter, Mechanicsville.

Hoyt, Edward, butcher, Mechanicsville.

Hubble, A. S., physician, Mechanicsville.

Hubber, J. J., retired, Mechanicsville.

Huber, Watson, banker, Mechanicsville; born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1841; came to this State in 1852; has been engaged in banking six years.  Holds office of Town Recorder and Treasurer of Independent School District of Mechanicsville, and takes an active interest in the Young Men's Literary Association.  He married Miss Louisa H. Wallace in 1861; she was born in Connecticut; has five children--Stattie, Hattie, Belle, Wallace and Forest.

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

Jackson, Edwin, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Jinkins, Ely, miller at High's Mill, Section 1; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Johnson, Isaac B., farmer, and ice dealer, Mechanicsville; born in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1828; he came to this State in 1856, and to this county in 1857; has been a member of the City Council.  Owns fifty-five acres of land.  He married Elizabeth T. Shattuck in 1857; she was born in New Hampshire; has two children--Charles W. and Ira Clifford; lost four children--Cora, Edward, Lizzie and baby.

Johnson, John T., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Warren County, Ohio, in 1838; came to this county in 1850; owns 160 acres of land; holds the offices of School Director and Town Trustee.  He married Miss Susan Mowry March 18, 1858; she was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania; has six children--Fanny, Albert, Wilson, Oliver, Frank and Howard.

Jones, S., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Judd, C. F., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Judd, D. B., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Kahler, Martin, farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Keith, S., physician, Mechanicsville.

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

Kettering, C., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Lisbon.

Kettering, Jacob, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Lisbon; born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1815; came to this State in 1850, and for thirteen years was engaged in milling; he owns 170 acres.  He married Miss Sarah Walter who was born in Pennsylvania and died in 1864.  He married Julia Stouffer in 1867; she was born in Pennsylvania; has six children--Solomon, Henry, Michael, Mary, Jacob and Martin.

Kirwin, R., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Kirwin, Patrick, farmer, Section 26; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ireland July 28, 1829; came to this country in 1856; owns forty-six and a half acres.    He married Hannah Lawlor in 1856; she was born in Ireland; has two children--Jane and Maggie; lost six--John, Samuel, Mary, Fannie, Katie and Thomas;   Mary, Fannie and Katie died of scarlet fever within one week.

Kohel, Simon, Section 29; Post Office Lisbon.

Kroue, H., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Landel, W., shoemaker, Mechanicsville.

Leech, James, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Maryland in 1815, and came to this county in 1854; owns 200 acres.  Has held the offices of School Director and Assessor.  He married Keziah Reid in 1847; she was born in Pennsylvania; has five children--William M., Robert R., John T., Ella M., Frank W.; lost four.

Leech, W. M., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Liesinger, J., R. R., hand, Mechanicsville.

Lockwood, E. H., physician, Mechanicsville.

Long, J., Mrs., milliner, Mechanicsville; born in Kentucky and came to this county in 1868.  She married C. W. Long September 25, 1823; he was born in Virginia and died July 28, 1868; four children--William G., Hiram R., Jesse S. and Anna C.; lost five.

Loring, Fred, clerk, Mechanicsville.

Loring Geo. B., livery and feed stable, Mechanicsville.

Lynn, G. E. C., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon.

Lynn, J. A., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McAllister, Charles, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McAlister, Thomas, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ireland in 1824; came to America in 1825, and to this county in 1852; owns ninety acres.  Was elected Supervisor four terms.  He married Miss Elizabeth McCluskey in 1857; she was born in Kingston, Canada, November 9, 1825; has six children--John, born in 1858; James, 1859; Bernard, 1861; Mary Ann, 1863; Nancy, 1868; Elizabeth, 1870; one son--Thomas--died in 1866.

McArthur, Charles, butcher, Mechanicsville.

McCabe, Rev. Father, Pastor of the Catholic Churches; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ireland; ordained in Carlo College and came to this State in 1873 and settled in Blairstown, Iowa, in 1876.  He removed to this place, and has charge of the churches at Tipton and Lisbon, in addition to his charge here.

McCann, Daniel; warehouseman; Mechanicsville.

McCastney, Geo. W., laborer; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McClaskey, David, farmer, Section 32; Post Office Lisbon; born in Kentucky in 1814; came to this county in October, 1857; owns 160 acres.  He married Mary Neely in 1836; she was born in Virginia; has five children--John R.,  S. Jennie, Margaret Kate, Mary A. and Era A.; lost three.

McClellan, E., laborer, Post Office Mechanicsville.

McClelland, T. C., Justice of the Peace; Mechanicsville.

McClusky, Henry, farmer, Section 5; Post Office Lisbon; born in Canada in 1820, and came to this county in 1854; owns 257 acres of land.  He married Catharine Dowd July 22, 1859; has four children--Anna, Mary E., Henry and Katie; lost one son--Michael.

McEowen, George, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McIntire, Jacob, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McIntire, T., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Lisbon.

McKay, C. P., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio in 1853; owns 66 acres.  He married Miss Francina L. Weeks in 1877;  she was born in this county.

McKee, C., farm hand; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McKinzie, Isaac, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McLane, Henry, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Mechanicsville.

McNee, Peter, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Mason, T. J., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Lisbon.

Matheny, A., wood sawyer, Mechanicsville.

Mehun, Wm., laborer, Mechanicsville.

Mellward, H. N., Pastor Baptist Church, Mechanicsville.

Mende, Henry, shoemaker, Mechanicsville.

Merritt, Mary C., Mrs., widow, Section 2; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ireland in 1823, and came to this country in 1840.  She married Michael Merritt in 1852; he was born in County Clare, Ireland, and died January 20, 1873.    Owns 210 acres.  Has seven children--Ellen B., Mary Ann, Julietta, Michael, Bridget, Maggie and John.

Mershon, C. M., clerk, Mechanicsville.

Mershon, J. J., ag'l imp., Mechanicsville.

Mesler, W. H., laborer, Mechanicsville.

Miller, C., shoemaker, Mechanicsville.

Miller, W. J., Constable, Mechanicsville.

Mitchell, E. E., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Lisbon; born in Rock County, Wisconsin, in 1848; came to this county in October, 1856; owns eighty acres.    He married Catharine Dorcas in 1869; she was born in Richland County, Ohio, in 1846; have one child--Thomas I.;  lost one son--John Robert.

Mitchell, John T., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Lisbon; born in Indiana September, 1821; came to this county in 1855; owns 80 acres of land; has served as School Director.  Married Elizabeth Miles in 1844; she was born in Indiana; have five children--Edwin E., Thomas A., Mary J., Emma A., and Charlie H.;  lost three--James W., John R. and Sarah E.

Mitchell, T. A., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Lisbon; born in Rock County, Wisconsin, in 1850; came to this county in 1856; owns 70 acres of land.  He married Miss Lizzie Dorcas in 1871; she was born in Ohio; have two children--Mabel and Jessie.

Moffit, R. S., Mrs., widow, Mechanicsville; born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, and came to this county in 1853.  She married Thomas Moffit in 1855; he was born in Ireland, and came to this county in 1840; he died January 18, 1867.  She has two children living--Jennie M. and Mary Belle; one son, Willie, died April 5, 1867, aged 6 years.

Moore, Daniel, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Lisbon; born in Pennsylvania in 1834; came to this State in 1857, and to this county December 11, 1867; owns 120 acres.  Has served as a member of the School Board.  He married Miss Mary W. Wagner, in 1860; she was born in Pennsylvania; have one child--James Edward, born in 1866,

Morse, H. S., wood sawyer, Mechanicsville.

Moses, M. H., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon; born in Pennsylvania in 1825; came to this county in 1861; owns 266 acres; has served as School Director.  He married Catherine Ridley in 1848; she was born in Pennsylvania; has ten children--Isaiah, Matilda, William J., Mary A., Elbert L,. Oliver S., Zelmar, Susana C., Cora and Jesti.

Morton, D. S., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Morton, D. W., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Murphy, W., milkman, Mechanicsville.

 

 
 

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