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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Pioneer Township

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O'Dell, J. W.,  merchant, Mechanicsville.

O'Harry, James, Jr., farmer, Post Office Rochester.

O'Maila, J., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Onstot, J., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Onstot, J. H., clerk, Mechanicsville.

Owens, Henry, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1847; came to this county in 1849; owns 144 acres.  He married Miss Josephine Wilson in 1872.

Page, Wm. C., grocer, Mechanicsville.

Pardey, H. M., painter, Mechanicsville.

Park, W. S., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in 1844; came to this county in 1856; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Louisa Birge in 1872; she was born in Pennsylvania; has one child--Fred W.

Parsons, J., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Paschall, Benson, farmer.

Peet, Irwin, miller, Section 29; Post Office Lisbon; born in Linn Township, Iowa in 1844.  Has charge of the Clear Creek mills; these mills were built by his father in 1852, and managed by him until his death in 1867.  He married Miss Harriet Weltmer June 9, 1867; has three children--La Rue, George I. and Harry E.

Pickert, Levi, farmer, Section 33; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in New York in 1826; came to this State May, 1855; owns 220 acres.  Has served as School Director and Road Supervisor.  He married Sallie Wallace in 1850; she was born in New York; has two children--Emma and Franklin C.; lost one son--William S.

Pieper, Wm., farmer and raiser of thoroughbred stock, Section 3; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Hanover, Germany, in 1817; came to this country in 1840, and settled in Ohio and worked for $6 per month; he removed to Indiana and remained there until 1854, when he came to this county; he owns 275 acres; has been a School Director four years.  He married Miss Augusta Schwalbe in 1868; she was born in Prussia, and came to America in 1855; has nine children, seven being by a former marriage--Henry, Lizetta, William, Lewis, Minnie, August, Hannah, Augusta, Alvina.

Pratt, C. A., merchant, Mechanicsville; born in Massachusetts in 1845; removed to Wisconsin in 1868, and came to this county in 1877.  He married Miss Florence A. Hemstead in 1871; she was born in Wisconsin; has one child--Winifred E.     He is associated in business with J. P. Wylie, under the firm name of Pratt & Wylie.

Prentice, H., furniture dealer, Mechanicsville.

Pugh, Jas., Section hand, Mechanicsville.

Pugh, P., railroad hand, Mechanicsville.

Puffer, A. G. W., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Cedar County in 1848; his parents were among the earliest settlers; owns 127 acres.    He married Miss Amanda Boyles in 1874; she was born in Pennsylvania; has two children--Ray Augustus and Mabel.

Quigley, Michael, laborer, Mechanicsville.

Reeder, A. J., drayman, Mechanicsville.

Rhoads, E., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1839; came to this county in 1860; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Emily Park in 1867; she was born in Indiana; has two children--Leslie and Addie.

Rice, J. E., restaurant and confectionery.

Rickey, A. F., travel agent, Mechanicsville.

Rigby, W. H., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Risely, A. P., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Risely, D. M., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Risely, E. G., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Robbins, Isaac S., orator, Mechanicsville.

Robertson, A., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Robertson, A. W., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Robinson, Alva, farmer, Section 1; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in this township in 1844; owns with his brother 190 acres.  His father, Asa Robinson, is a native of Virginia; came to this county in 1840; he died November 20, 1862; his mother was Miss Eliza Stratton, and was born in Ohio.  Was married in 1839, and when they moved to the place in which Mr. Robinson now resides, it was so wild that fifty-two wild cats were caught in one season.  He married Miss Cora B. Cook June 14, 1876; she was born in Indiana.

Robinson, Jacob, farmer, Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Cedar County, in 1847; owns with his brother 190 acres.  He married Miss Matilda Shattuck in 1871;  she was born in New York; has two children--Alva A. and Ralph; lost two.

Robinson, S., plasterer, Mechanicsville.

Rogers, E. P., commercial traveler, Mechanicsville.

Schoon, John.

Scott, Geo., printer, Mechanicsville.

Scott, M. V., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Linn County, November 6, 1840; owns 398 acres.  He married Miss Sarah Owens in 1868.    She was born in Pennsylvania;  has four children-- Walter H., Irene, May and Martha F.

Scott, Prior, Col., farmer, Post Office Mechanicsville.  His farm contains 348 acres.  Mr. Scott was born on Silas Creek; near the corner of Scott, Bourbon and Harrison Counties, Kentucky, November 4, 1798.  While the subject of this sketch was quite a youth, his parents removed to Adams County, Ohio, where they remained about three years and then removed to Scioto County, where Prior remained about twenty years, when he emigrated to Montgomery County, Indiana, near Crawfordsville, while that county was comparatively new and unsettled.  After remaining there about one year, Mr. Scott returned to Ohio, and married Miss Ruth, daughter of Henry Caraway, Esq., on the 4th of August, 1824; remained in Ohio some two years after marriage.  Mr. Scott returned to Montgomery County, Indiana, with his wife, where he remained until the Spring of 1837, when he emigrated to Pioneer Grove, his present place of residence.  At that time the country was new and unsettled, and was under the jurisdiction of Wisconsin Territory.  In 1840, he went to Linn County and erected a saw-mill on Big Creek, which he operated for a period of four years, and then returned to Pioneer Township.    Mr. Scott has the honor of being the first Colonel of Militia appointed by Governor Dodge, the first Governor of the Territory.  His first wife died August 27, 1874, after having lived together just three days more than half a century.  He was remarried April 1, 1875, to Mrs. Mary Rubel, who was a native of Illinois.  Mr. Scott had four sons and four daughters by his first wife--Margaret, Mary, Joseph, Henry, Martha, Martin, Andrew J., and Ruth A., and one daughter--Gracie, by his second marriage.

Scott, Wm. H., carpenter.

Seitzinger, Lewis, teamster.

Siever, Louis, farmer, Section 3, Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Hanover, Germany in 1819; came to Cedar County in 1855; owns 200 acres of land.  He married Fredericka Reetchmeyer in 1854; she was born in Germany; has five children--Mena, Henry, Emma, Caroline and Mary.

Shea, Matthew, laborer, Mechanicsville.

Shuck, J., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Shuttuck, M., laborer, Mechanicsville.

Shrope, W. H., fence builder, Mechanicsville.

Sosbe, Wm., teamster, Mechanicsville.

Smith, A., laborer, Mechanicsville.

Smith, D. K., blacksmith, Mechanicsville.

Smith, T. G., carpenter, Mechanicsville.

Steeb, C., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Lisbon.

Stebbins, Abner, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Chautauqua County, New York, in 1811; removed to La Salle County, Illinois, in 1834, and came first to this county in 1836, and in 1837 came to reside permanently; owns 133 acres of land.  Has held the office of School Director.  He married Miss Lydia A. Walbridge in 1849; she was born in New York; has two children--Mary and Melissa.

Stephens, C. I., jeweler, Mechanicsville.

Stocker, J., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Lisbon.

Stoppel, H. P., shoe dealer, Mechanicsville.

Stouffer, Jos., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1814; came to this county in 1855; owns 113 acres.  Has served as School Director and Road Supervisor.  He married Rebecca Lehr in 1836; she was born in Pennsylvania, and died March 20, 1870.  In 1873, he married Mrs. Ella Brown, who was born in Ohio; has one son--William H., by first marriage.  Mrs. Stouffer has one daughter by a former marriage.

Strauser, W. H., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Indiana in 1853; came to this county in 1856; rents eighty acres of  J. W. Helmer.    He married Miss Ida V. Mays in 1875; she was born in Iowa; has one child--Everet E.

Studer, P., farmer,  Section 26; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Studder,W., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Sturges, Willis H., harness maker, Mechanicsville; born in Orleans County, New York, in 1832; lived in Kankakee County, Illinois, ten years, and came to this county  October 20, 1867.  He married Miss Julia A. Taylor in 1858; she was born in Ohio; has seven children--Ernest F., George W., Lizzie D., Charles L., Frank H., William H. and Winifred.

Stuhl, A. J., cooper, Mechanicsville.

Sutten, Wm., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Sutzin, J., expressman, Mechanicsville.

Thompson, R. W., barber, Mechanicsville.

Tyson, C., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Lisbon.

Van Houten, John, farmer, Post Office Mechanicsville.

Wait, A. G., billiard saloon, Mechanicsville.

Walker, John, drayman, Mechanicsville.

Wallack, B. F., tree agent, Mechanicsville.

Walmer, E., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Walmer, Michael, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Welsh, Thomas, saloon, Mechanicsville.

Warg, T., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Lisbon.

Wayt, Wm. B., sewing machine repairer.

Wells, Rev. E. P., pastor Presb. Church, Mechanicsville.

Weltmer, J., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Lisbon.

Wheeler, C. E., attorney at law and money loaner; Mechanicsville; born in Noble County, Indiana in 1851, and came to this county in 1865; has been practicing his profession for four years.  He married Miss Ella Frasier in December, 1875; she was born in Tipton, Cedar County.

White, D. C., hotel keeper, Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1836; he removed with his parents to Indiana at an early age, and afterward to Michigan, where he lived 24 years, coming to this State in 1865; for some years he was engaged in merchandising.  In 1869 he came to Mechanicsville and took the supervision of the City Hotel, and under his management it has deservingly attained an enviable reputation wherever known.  He married Miss Mary Williams in 1856; she was born in New York; has three children--Henry T., Raymond C. and Lemar.

Williams, F. H., editor and proprietor Mechanicsville Press; born in Ohio in 1843; came to this State in 1866 and engaged in Publishing the Linn County Signal.  March 18, 1870, he came to this county, and since that time has edited and published the Mechanicsville Press.  He married Miss M. H. Wolcott in 1867; she was born in Illinois; has one adopted child--Donald.

Williams, H. T., hotel keeper, Mechanicsville.

Wilson, Frank, laborer, Mechanicsville.

Wilson James, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1815; he removed to Ohio in 1829, and came to this county in 1853; owns 120 acres of land.  Has held office of School Director.  He married Miss Eva Sines in 1837; she was born in Virginia; has nine children--Alexander, Fanny J., William G., Matilda, James H., Mary A. C., Elizabeth E., Samuel H. and Jacob S.

Wilson, S., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Wilson, Samuel, Sr., retired; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Wilson, Samuel C., carpenter.

Wilson, William, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1833; came to this county in 1854; owns 170 acres.  He married Martha Young March 25, 1858; she was born in Ohio; has three children--Mary L., Samuel A., and Emily; lost three.

Wilson, W. L., laborer; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Workman, J., laborer; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Worrell, Rachel Mrs. (widow) Section 12; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Ohio and came to this county in 1853; owns sixty six and two-thirds acres.    She married David McKay in 1842; he was born in Ohio and was highly esteemed as a local preacher in the M. E. Church; he was killed by a threshing machine in 1856.   In 1859, she married Thomas Worrell; he was born in Ohio and died in 1868; has four children by first marriage--Eliza J., Charles P., Sarah E. and Hannah E.; two by second marriage--Clara E. and Joseph A.; lost three; one son, Isaac A., enlisted in the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and died of disease contracted in the army.

Wylie, J. P., merchant; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in New York in March, 1834; lived in Ohio six years and moved to Wisconsin in 1842, and to this county in 1877.  He married Miss H. M. Bell in 1858; she was born in Medina County, Ohio; has two children--Jennie B. and Perry James.  Is associated in business with C. A. Pratt, under the firm name of Pratt & Wylie.

Young, Christ, contractor.

Young, Louis, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Lisbon, Linn County; born in Germany 1819; came to this country in 1836 and to this State in 1851; owns 157 acres.  He married Miss Frederica Hammor in 1847; she was born in Germany; has ten children living--Lizzie, Charles F., James W., George B., David F., Anna, Lewis J., Seymour S., Ayres S. and Eddie M.; lost two--John Lewis and Lewis S.

Young, S., farmer; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Yussum, Boston

Zerbe, Jonathan, retired; Post Office Mechanicsville.

Zerbe, John L., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1820; came to this county in 1857; owns 200 acres; has served as School Director.  He married Mary Ann Gerbert in 1844; she was born in Pennsylvania; has six children--Caroline, Andrew J., Amanda, Emaline, Mason G. and John L.; lost eight children.

Zerbey, J., retired; Post Office Mechanicsville.

 

 
 

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