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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Springfield Township

 

Argo, J. E., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Inland.

Arlington, Henry, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Louden; was born in Middlesex County, England, November 21, 1803; he lived there until 1831, and then emigrated to the United States; he located in Huron County, Ohio, in 1832; lived there until 1835, and then returned to England.  While there was married to Lucy Wordsworth in September, 1835, and then returned to Ohio and purchased a farm in Crawford County, where he lived fourteen years, and then came to this county and located where he now lives, in June, 1853.  They have one son and one daughter--Henry, Jr., married Augusta Jackson, and is living in Lyon County, Iowa; Mary J. (now Mrs. J. M. McClellen) Has been Township Clerk about fifteen years.

Bader, L., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Inland.

Barnes, B., renter, Section 29; Post Office Louden.

Barrett, A., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Beaumaster, J., farmer, Post Office Louden.

Bielefelt, H., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Wheatland.

Blazer, G. W., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Inland.

Blazer, M. B., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Inland.

Byrnes, T., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Wheatland.

Carey, J. E. L., Sr., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Tipton.

Carey, J. E. L., Jr., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Tipton.

Cassier, H., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Louden.

Chandler, G. G., farmer, Section 30; Post Office Tipton; was born in Andover, Massachusetts, December 18, 1837; he lived there until March, 1861, and then came to this county; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Augusta, daughter of Hiram Hammond, August 15, 1862, a native of Camden, Oneida County, New York.   They have one son and two daughters--Louisa P., Joseph P. and Augusta H.  He served about eighteen months in the late rebellion in company C, 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Chadwick, C., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Louden.

Chadwick, N., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Louden.

Chadwick, W., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Louden.

Clayton, Wm., farmer, Section1 4; Post Office Louden.

Clemens, J., renter, Section 15; Post Office Louden.

Conradt, E., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden.

Conradt, F., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Conradt, H., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden.

Corrie, Wm., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Louden.

Conradt, E., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden.

Dane, Charley, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Dettman, John, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Diederich, Depner, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Dickinson, J. Q., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Louden; was born in Essex County, New Jersey, June 10, 1816; he lived there until about 18 years of age, and then emigrated to Delaware County, Ohio; lived there until 1849, and then went to California by the overland route; he remained there four years engaged in mining, and then returned, coming to this county in 1854, and has been a resident ever since; owns 220 acres.  Has been married twice; first wife was Eliza Gibson, a native of Delaware County, Ohio; she died in 1848, leaving four children--Aaron, Emily, Olivia and George.     He married again to Lucinda Gibson in 1853, also a native of Delaware County, Ohio; they have three children--John, Lenora, and Libbie.

Dirks, Fred, farmer, Section 10; Post Office Louden.

Dobbins, Joshua, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Inland.

Dodenhoff, C., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Louden.

Dormann, C., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Louden.

Dormann, E., farmer, Section 14; Post Office Louden.

Downing, A., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Inland.

Downing, A. G., farmer, Section 32; Post Office Inland; was born in Greene County, Indiana, August 15, 1842; he lived there until 12 years of age; his parents then came to this county in 1854; owns 360 acres.  He married Miss Mary E. Stanton May 10, 1867, a native of Montgomery County, New York; no family.  He enlisted in the late rebellion August 15, 1861, in Company E, 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry; was mustered out July 22, 1865.  Is Township Trustee.

Downing, P., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Inland.

Downing, Sarah, Mrs., farming, Section 33; Post Office Inland; widow of Albert Downing, who was born in Virginia September 15, 1815; his parents moved from there when he was 2 years of age, and went to Jackson County, Indiana where he lived until past 21 years of age.  Mrs. D.'s maiden name was Moore, born in Virginia April 13, 1821.   they were married in Greene County, Indiana, January 25, 1847.    They came to this county in 1854; he died July 14, 1877.  He left a family of six sons and an estate of 520 acres--Alexander, John, Albert, George, Paul, Andrew.

Drost, F., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Inland.

Elmhorst, E., farmer; Post Office Louden.

Everts, D., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Louden.

Flater, A., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Inland.

Flater, M. V., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Inland.

Flater, Wm., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Inland.

Fisher, F. Wm.,  farmer, Section 17; Post Office Louden.

Fisher, J., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Louden.

Fisher, J. Sr., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Louden.

Fisher, J. Jr., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Louden.

Freese, H., farmer, Post Office Louden.

Frie, H., laborer; Post Office Louden.

Gathmann, Fred., farmer; Post Office Louden.

Garner, J. B., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden; was born in Carroll County, Maryland June 2, 1824; he lived there until the Spring of 1855, and then came to this county and located where he now lives; owns 200 acres.  He married Miss Mary, daughter of Jacob Andrews, May 11, 1847, a native of the same place; they have three sons and two daughters--A. C.,  W. L.,  P. A.,  and Laura B. (now Mrs. F. L. Snavley) and Lizzie.

Geesaman, Henry, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden; was born in the town of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania August 27, 1815; lived there until about 20 years of age, and then went to Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; remained there about eight months; from there to Fairfield County, Ohio; remained there about eight years, and then to Allen County, Indiana; he lived there twenty-one years and then came to this county; has been a resident here thirteen years; owns 320 acres.  He married Mary Work, a native of Ohio, February 2, 1838; family of thirteen children.  He married again to Caroline L., widow of J. E. Wiggins, March 15, 1877; they have one son; she has six sons by her former marriage.

Geiger, Jacob, farmer, Section 21; Post Office Louden; was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, June 22, 1823; his parents emigrated to the United States when he was 8 years of age, and located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and lived there until 1843.     Mr. G. is a tanner and currier by trade; in 1843, he moved to Columbiana County, Ohio; he attended school at Ravenna, Ohio, in the Fall of 1847; he returned to Pennsylvania and attended the Allegheny College, at Meadville; in the Spring of 1853, he came to Cedar County and located in this township; he entered 320 acres of land from the Government February 23, 1854.  He married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Lichtenwalter; she was born in Frederick County, Maryland, October 14, 1826; they have three sons and four daughters--Annie E., William G. W., Abel C. T., Ruth, Anna H., Al.ice M., Henrietta I., Jacob L.; Mr. G. was the second school teacher in Springfield Township; owns 480 acres.

Grip, Fred, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Grip, Henry, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Hecht, Fred. C., farmer, Section 19.

Henry, Charity, farming, Section 11; Post Office Louden widow of Martin, who was born in Warren County, Ohio; he came to this county in 1851; Mrs. Henry's maiden name was Moore.  They were married April 5, 1856; he died in December, 1866; left a family of two sons--William N. and Frank M., and an estate of 277 acres.

Hecht, Henry, farmer, Section 18; Post Office Clarence; was born in the town of West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, July 21, 1833; he lived there until 1854, and then came to this county; owns 580 acres, and has one of the finest places in the county.  He married Miss Catherine Lichtenwalter April 8, 1856, a native of Maryland; she died October 31, 1863.  He married again to Sarah Denson May 17, 1864; she was born in Massillon Township, Cedar County, June 2, 1845.  Has one daughter by first wife--Ida M.  Three daughters by present wife--Lulu, Jessie V. and Tottie.

Hecht, John, farmer, Section 19; Post Office Louden; was born in Germany September 15, 1829; lived there until 5 years of age; his parents then emigrated to the United States and located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until the Spring of 1854, and then came to this county; owns 400 acres.  He married Miss Mary Smith March 22, 1849, a native of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; they have five sons and four daughters--William E., Kate, Fred C., George W., Ella N., J. Henry, Maggie B., Albert B. and Hester M.,

Hecht, Wm., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Louden.

Heiner, H., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Louden.

Hofnelister, Christ, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Holke, Henry, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Holpin, Stephen, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Hook, James, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Inland.

Hort, W. G., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Clarence.

Janz, Peter, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Louden.

Kelso, John T., laborer; Post Office Louden.

Kelso, William, laborer; Post Office Louden.

Kelty, Mark, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Louden.

Kendricks, Z., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Inland.

Kinnan, James, farmer, Section 7; Post Office Louden; was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, May 2, 1830; he lived there until 1855, and then came to this county; he owns eighty acres.  He married Cecelia Kells September 1, 1853, a native of the same place; she died December 20, 1865.  He married again to Mary, widow of Levi Hohenshell, June 15, 1866, a native of the same county; three sons and three daughters by his first wife--Ellen, John, Charles, Annie, Rebecca and Ulysses; one son and two daughters by his second wife, living--Samuel L., Lulu M. and Elvira.

Kinnan, John, farmer, Section 7; Post Office Louden.

Kinnan, R., farmer, Section 19; Post Office Louden.

Kreinbrink, C., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Louden.

Kreinbrink, Charles, Jr., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Louden.

Kreinbrink, C., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Louden.

Kreinbrink, F., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Louden.

Kreinbrink, J., farmer, Section 4; post Office Louden.

Kroger, Henry, farmer, Post Office Louden.

Lagrange, James, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Inland.

Lauber, Fred, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Leferan, Charles, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Lewellin, Orr, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Louden.

Licht, Henry, farmer, Section 13; Post Office Louden.

Licthenwalter, John A., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Louden; was born in Adams County Pennsylvania, February 20, 1830; his parents moved to Maryland when he was very young; he came to Marshall County, Illinois in the Spring of 1853, and to this county the Fall following; owns 160 acres.  He married Caroline Green in June, 1856, a native of Logan County, Ohio; they have four daughters--Melissa A., Adellia, Elda and Mary.

Lichtenwalter, Samuel J., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Louden; born in Carroll County, Maryland, September 16, 1841; he came to Marshall County Illinois in the Spring of 1853, and to this county in the Fall of the same year; owns 240 acres of land.  He married Miss Annie E. Geesaman September 6, 1866, a native of Indiana; they have two sons and four daughters--Emma, Ella, Cora, Ida, Perry and baby, not named.     He served nearly three years in  the late war, in Company K, 35th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Lichtenwalter, WM., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Louden; was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, December 19, 1834; his parents moved to Maryland when he was very young; lived there until about 19 years of age; he came to this county in the Fall of 1853, and located in Springfield Township, and has lived here ever since; owns 300 acres of land.  He married Miss Eunice Bradshaw in May, 1856, a native of Indiana; they have one daughter.

McClellan, Samuel, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Louden.

McClellan, John, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Louden; was born in Canada May 7, 1832; he came here when 15 years of age, in June, 1848.  He married Miss Mary J., daughter of Henry Arlington, in June, 1869, a native of Ohio; they have one son and one daughter--William H. and Eunice L.  He and his brother own, in partnership, 400 acres of land.

McGren, M., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Inland.

Mardis, Jas., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Louden.

Mardis, John S., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Louden; was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, July 30, 1818; his parents moved from there when he was 3 years of age to Cambria County, Pennsylvania where he lived until 18 years of age, and then went to Blair County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until July, 1850, and then came to this county; his farm contains 400 acres of land.  Married Miss Margaret Wike, August 4, 1839, a native of Bedford County, Pennsylvania; they have two sons and three daughters--James and Mary E., born in Blair County, Pennsylvania; Matilda A., Lewis W. and Abbie, born in this county.

Mardis, L., farmer, Section 22; post Office Louden.

Mead, Michael, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Mead, Thomas, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Mente, Henry, farmer; Section 9; Post Office Louden.

Miller, Conrad, farmer, Section 28; Post Office Louden.

Miller, Henry, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Miller, Louis, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Moore, Henry, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Louden.

Moore, R. G., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Inland.

Monts, Herman, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Monts, Nich., farmer, Section 27; Post Office Louden.

Nemire, Henry, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Louden.

Orr, Foster, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Louden.

Obley, A. H., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden; was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 10, 1847; his parents moved to Jo Daviess County, Illinois, in 1854; he came to this county in the Spring of 1869.  He married Miss Matilda Geesaman June 9, 1870, a native of Allen County, Indiana; they have one son and one daughter--Mary and and Willie.

Parr, H., farmer, Section 2; Post Office Louden.

Parr, J. C., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Louden.

Parr, L. H., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Louden; was born in Licking County, Ohio, November 19, 1826; he lived there until about 17 years of age, and then came to Cedar County in 1844, and has been a resident here ever since.  He married Miss Mary L. Winter in February, 1860, a native of Carroll County, Maryland; they have one son and one daughter--Nettie and Leonard.  Owns 210 acres.

Parr, Samuel, farmer, Section 2; Post Office Louden.

Pauls, Kossuth, farmer, Section 33; Post Office Louden; was born in Ueloesbull, Germany, November 22, 1849; he emigrated to the United States and this county in 1873; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Minnie Rix October 15, 1875, a native of Germany; they have one son--Paul F., born October 21, 1877.

Pierce, Andrew, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton; was born in Richland County, Ohio, July 7, 1834; lived there until 19 years of age, and then went to McLean County, Illinois; remained there one year and then came to this county in the Fall of 1854; owns 160 acres.  He married Miss Julia M. Lyle July 3, 1865, a native of Greene County, Ohio; they have two sons and one daughter--Franklin L., Charles K. and Bessie R.  He enlisted in the late war August 8, 1862, in Company C, 24th Iowa Volunteer Calvary, and mustered out May 2, 1865.

Prichard, C., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Randell, George, farmer, Section 23; Post Office Louden.

Ranking, A. C., farmer, Section 18; Post Office Louden; was born in Hanover, Germany, March 19, 1835; he lived there until 15 years of age, and then emigrated to the United States and located in Cook County, Illinois, where he remained until 1867, and then came to this county.  He married Caroline Menneka March 19, 1862, a native of the same place; they have one son and five daughters--Caroline, Sophia, Henry, Alvina, Mina and Martha.  His farm contains 160 acres.

Richman, Wm., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Louden.

Richman, W. F., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Louden.

Riley, John, laborer; Post Office Louden.

Rimpel, Lyes, farmer, Post Office Louden.

Rix, Ernest, farmer, Section 29; Post Office Louden.

Rix, F., Sr., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Louden.

Rix F., Jr., farmer, Section 29; Post Office Louden.

Rix, D., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Louden.

Rix, H., Sr., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Louden.

Rix, H., Jr., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Louden.

Roach, Phil., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Louden.

Rohwedder, P., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Louden.

Rone, Elizabeth J., farming, Section 3; Post Office Louden; widow of Samuel, who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 16, 1824; he came to this county in 1850; Mrs. R.'s maiden name was Denney; born in Licking County, Ohio, February 25, 1834; she came to this county with her parents in 1839.  Was married March 17, 1853; he died December 29, 1871, leaving a family of seven--Fidesta M., Mary A., William D., Charlotte J., Zela A., John T. and Rosanna C.  She married Jeremiah Swarm; they have two children--Chloe D. and Charles H.  Mr. R. left an estate of 240 acres.

Sander, Fred., farmer, Section 17; Post Office Louden.

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

Sanford, G. W.

Schmidt, C., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Louden.

Schneider, G., Dr., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Louden.

Schoenhals, Louis, farmer; Post Office Louden.

Schoenhals, O., farmer, Section 24; Post Office Louden.

Sherwood, Henry.

Smith, Jos., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Louden.

Stanton, N. B., farmer, stock raiser and dealer, Section 32; Post Office Tipton; was born in Montgomery County, New York, January 19, 1839; he lived there until 19 years of age, then came to this county, in 1858, and located where he now lives; his farm contains 320 acres.  He married Miss Isabell Stevens, a native of Cincinnati, November 4, 1862; they have two sons and three daughters--Eva, born September 29, 1863; George W., November 1, 1865; Luella, September 16, 1869; Charles, July 6, 1871; Chloe H., October 7, 1875.

Strockbine, George, farmer, Section 4; Post Office Louden.

Stone, David, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Louden.

Swanger, A. S., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Louden.

Swarmes, Geo., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Louden.

Tevis, Albert, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Tevis, John, Sr., farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden.

Tevis, John, farmer, Section 20; Post Office Louden; was born in Bracken County, Kentucky, March 1, 1812; His parents moved to Clermont County, Ohio, when he was 6 months of age; he lived there until he was 20 years of age; Mr. T. is a glass-blower by trade; in 1832, he went to Pittsburgh and lived there seven years; he came to this county in November, 1853, and has been a resident here ever since; owns 240 acres of land.  He married Miss Elizabeth McNamee August 1, 1832, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they have five sons and four daughters--William, James H., Anne M., Mary E., John, Josephine, Hupp, Albert F. and Virginia B.

Twachtmann, Henry, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Louden.

Winter, David C., farmer, Section 7; Post Office Louden.

Whitnell, A. T., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Louden; was born in Somersetshire, England, in May, 1828; his parents emigrated to the United States when he was about 12 years of age, and located in Lake County, Illinois, in 1840; he came to this county in 1853; owns 330 acres of land.  Married Miss Martha Watkins September 6, 1853, a native of Yorkshire, England; they have five sons and one daughter--Albert I., William J., Walter H., Charles O., Nelson and Minnie.

Wingert, Geo. W., farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton; was born in Alleghany County, Maryland, March 3, 1848; he went to Peoria County, Illinois with his parents, in the Spring of 1841; he remained there until the Spring of 1847, and then came to this county; owns 160 acres of land.  He married Miss Mary E., daughter of John R. Davis, Esq., October 22, 1870, a native of New York City; they have two sons--Harry W., born January 22, 1871, and Arthur G., October 2, 1873.

Wingert, John, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton; was born in Peoria County Illinois, October 22, 1845; he lived there until he was about 15 years of age; he came to this county in 1860; owns 400 acres of land; he married Miss Josephine Tevis, October 22, 1869, a native of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, born September 17, 1847; they have one son and one daughter--Lizzie Bell, born May 25, 1871, and Arthur Albert, January 6, 1873.

Wingert, Peter, farmer, Section 31; Post Office Tipton; was born in Somersetshire County, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1816; was raised in Alleghany County, Maryland; he came west to Ohio and Indiana in 1839, and to Peoria County, Illinois, in 1841.  June 7, 1842, he married Miss Isabell Gerey, a native of Alleghany County, Maryland; they lived in Peoria County, Illinois, until June, 1847, and then came to this county and located on the place where they now live; their farm contains 480 acres as well improved as any in Cedar County; they have a family of four sons and four daughters--Ellen, John, George, Sadie, Frank, Alice, Albert and Annie B.

Winter, David, Sr., farmer, Section 8; Post Office Louden.

Winter, G. A., farmer, Section 6; Post Office Clarence.

Winter, John, farmer, Section 8; Post Office Louden.

Wischmann, John, farmer, Section 23; Post Office Louden.

Woebking, C., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Louden.

 

 
 

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