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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Biographies - Sugar Creek Township

 

Arble, Joseph, farmer, Section 1; Post Office Wilton.

Ayres, B., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Wilton.

Ayres, D., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Wilton.

Ayres, L., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Wilton.

Barber, L. F., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Blood, M. V. S., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Bowers, C. F., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Butz, John, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Boydenson, M. A. & Lawrenda, farmers, Section 25; Post Office Wilton.

Cosebur, Jonathan, farmer, Section 23; Post Office Wilton.

Denkman, B., Mrs., farming, Section 14; Post Office Wilton.

Dotson, A., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Wilton.

Dotson, Wm., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Dout, Geo., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Dout, P., farmer, Section 22; Post Office Wilton.

Doubbliss, I., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Wilton.

Dout, Victor, farmer, Section 22; Post Office Wilton.

Duffa, Henry, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Drummeyer, H. F., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Wilton.

Eberest, Benj., farmer, Section 36; Post Office Wilton.

Edge, F., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Egly, L., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Wilton.

Eutsler, J., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Wilton.

Evans, Ellen, farmer, Section 28; Post Office Wilton.

Evans, John, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Evans, Samuel, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Fishburne, Thomas, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Wilton.

Fliss, T., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Wilton.

Fulwider, A., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Pleasant Hill; owns 280 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in West Virginia in 1830; came to Iowa in 1839.  Married Margaret Ridenour in 1845; she was born in Ohio in 1832; have eight children--Sarah E., Cyrus B., Mary M.,  Anna E., Wilmina, Margaret M., Martha and Hattie E.  Enlisted in Company K, 35th Iowa Volunteer  Infantry, in 1862 and was discharged in 1865.  Democrat.

Furst, Thomas, farmer, Section 28; Post Office Sugar Creek Mills; owns 179 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born in Center County, Pennsylvania in 1817; came to Iowa in 1866, and located in Farmington Township, Cedar County; removed to his present farm in 1868.  Married Amanda D. Pellman in 1842; she was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, in 1821, and died in April, 1876; have five children-- C. P.,    T. I.,  Anna E., Lizzie W. and O. J.  Mr. R. has held the office of    Town Trustee.  Is a member of the Presbyterian Church; Republican.

Grander, John, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Wilton.

Gates, L. M., farmer, and clergyman in United Brethren Church, Section 25; Post Office Wilton; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $75 per acre; born in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, in 1845; came to Iowa in 1869; removed to his present farm in 1874.   Married D. Smiley in 1869; she was born in Clearfield County Pennsylvania, in 1847; have two children--Jennie M. and Etta G.; have lost two--Franklin and Ida B.    Republican.

Greiner, Carl, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Wilton.

Grubbs, S., farmer, Post Office Pleasant Hills.

Hain, Robt., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Wilton.

Hartson, S., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Wilton.

Hiller, Michael, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Hines, Jacob, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Hinkhouse, Frederick, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Wilton; born in Germany in 1800; came to America in 1842 and to Iowa in 1853, and located on his present farm.  Married Anna Hunick in 1845; she was born in Prussia in 1826; have eight children--Alice C., Rufus W., Ellen L., John F., Mary Jane, Emma V., Simon Peter and Aaron M.  Mr. H. has been School Director and held other town offices.  Are members of the Presbyterian Church;  Democrat.

Hinkhouse, R., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Wilton.

Honk, Gabriel, farmer, Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Hunick, F. W., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Wilton; owns 205 acres of land valued at $40 per acre;  born in Prussia in 1830; came to America in 1840, and to Iowa in 1853, and in 1857 located on his present farm.  Married Catherine Myers in 1866; she was born in Kerr County, Ohio in 1845; have five children--Jane, George, John, Charley and Emma.  Are members of Lutheran Church;  Democrat.

Jaqua, Elmer, contractor of stone quarry; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Jinkins, G. N., clergyman; Post Office Wilton.

Jennings, Joseph, farmer, Section 23; Post Office Wilton; owns 124 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1818; came to Iowa in 1853 and located in Cedar County.  Married Rebecca Kester in 1854; she was born in Crawford County, Ohio, in 1834; have four children living--Jos. Jr., Eva L., Wm. S., and Theodore; has one child by a former marriage--Martha A. Jerome died at age 5.    Republican.

Johnston, Gilbert, farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pleasant Hill; born in Scotland in 1821; came to America in 1840, and located on his present farm.    Married Catherine Rice in 1852; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1830; nine children--Emma, Wm. H., George, Elizabeth, Margaret, Thomas, Elmira, Minervia, one infant.    Mr. J. has been Justice about twenty years.  Are members on the U. B. Church.

Karns, Jeremiah, farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Kaufmann, Andrew, farmer, Section 34; Post Office Sugar Creek Mills; owns 440 acres land, valued at $25 per acre; born in Prussia in 1828; came to America in 1847, and located the same year on his present farm.  Married Rosa Ruchti in 1853; she was born in Switzerland in 1833; have six children--Andrew, Rosa, Jane, John, Mena and Sarah;  lost two--Rosa and Wm.; are members of Lutheran Church.

Kaufmann, Henry, farmer, Section 27; Post Office Sugar Creek Mills; owns 970 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Prussia in 1823; came to America in 1847, and located in Cedar County, Iowa.  Married Christina Miller in 1855; she was born in Prussia in 1833; have three children--Henry, Fred and Charley.  Members of the M. E. Church. Republican.

King, Christian, farmer, Section 24; Post Office Wilton; owns 260 acres land, valued at $50 per acre; born in Germany in 1812; came to America in 1833, and to Iowa in 1847, and located on his present farm.  Married Catherine Rowe in 1836; she was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania in 1812; have seven children--Sarah, John, William, Mary, Lucy Ann, Cassie and Emma.  Are members of  M. E. Church.

Kirchoffer, A., farmer, Section 34; Post Office Wilton.

Kiser, Isaac, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Wilton; owns 319 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Page County, Virginia, in 1825; came to Iowa in 1849, and located in Sugar Creek.  Married Caroline Hunick in 1854; she was born in Germany in 1834; have six children--William, Charles, Aaron, Alice, Jacob and Isaac N.    Members of the Presbyterian Church.

Kiser, Wm., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Wilton; owns 125 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born in Page County, Virginia, in 1840; came to Iowa in 1849.  Married Mary Ann Port in 1862; she was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1839; have four children--Charles, A., Christina I., Louis C. and Catherine M.    Are members of Presbyterian Church.

Lancamp, J. B. farmer, Section 10; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Leech James H., ., farmer, Section 28; Post Office Sugar Creek Mills; owns 375 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, December 3, 1817; came to Iowa in 1846, and located on his present farm in 1849.    Married Mary E. McCroskey in 1849; she was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1829, and died in 1868; have five children--Christianna I., Jane E., Mary A., Martha M. and Charley F.; married again in 1870 to Mary E. Evans; she was born in Sugar Creek Township, Cedar County, Iowa, in 1842; have three children--John B., James H. and William J.  Mr. Leech was the first County Clerk elected in Cedar County.; was appointed Judge of Probate for a short term.

Lewis, J. S., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Wilton.

Lindsey, C. L., farmer, Section 1;  Post Office Wilton.

Lower, J., farmer, Section 26; Post Office Wilton.

Marolf, Frederick, farmer, Section 35; Post Office Wilton.

Miller, J. B., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Miller, M. G., retired; Section 16; Post Office Pleasant Hill; owns 151 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in York County, Pennsylvania, in 1811; came to Iowa in 1851, and located on his present farm in 1853.  Married Elizabeth Rider in 1834; she was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1811; have seven children--J. R.,  J. B.,  Geo. W.,  J. J.,  Wireman, Edmund, M. H.    Margaret died at the age of 34 years, and W. O. at the age of 21, from wounds received at the battle of Winchester.  Mr. M. has been County Surveyor for about sixteen years.  Members of the United Brethren Church; Republican.

Miller, M. H., farmer. Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Nauman, Jacob R., farmer, Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Port, Theodore, farmer, Section 14; Post Office Wilton.

Port, Nicholas, farmer, Section 13; Post Office Wilton; owns 270 acres, valued at $45 per acre; born in Germany in 1813; came to America in 1833; removed to his present farm in Sugar Creek in 1856.  Married Catherine Buch in 1838; she was born in Germany in 1817; have five children--Theodore, Charles F., Mary, Charlotte Flora.    Augustus enlisted Company D, 11th Regt. Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and came home and died in 1862; Adolphus died at the age of 26; Mr. P. has been County Commissioner one year.  Member of Presbyterian Church.  Democrat.

Rehbien, Edward, farmer, Section 15; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Rice, Margaret, farmer, Section 3; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Ridenour, N., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Rochester.

Ridenour, W., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Ridenour, W. D., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Wilton; owns 58 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born in Sugar Creek Township, Cedar County, Iowa in 1853; removed to his present farm in 1867.  Married Mary Turner; she was born in Cedar County in 1853; have two children--Martha S. and Ruth H.  Members of M. E. Church.

Rohrick, W., farmer, Section 11; Post Office Wilton.

Russell, J. W., farmer, Section 9; Post Office Wilton.

Scott, C. T., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Wilton.

Scott, J. R., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Scott, J. G., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Scott, R. G., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Wilton.

Smith, C., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Wilton.

Smith, Wm., farmer, Section 10; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Stegaman, E., farmer, Section 4; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Sterrett, H., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Sterrett G. H., farmer, Section 21; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Sterrett Wm., farmer, Section 16; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Vaness, C. H., farmer, Section 1; Post Office Wilton.

Walton, A., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Wilton.

Walton, J. R., farmer, Section 15; Post Office Wilton.

Watson, I. M., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Weaver, John W., farmer, Section 13; Post Office Wilton; owns 120 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born in Maryland in 1841; came to Iowa in 1864, and located in Sugar Creek.  Married Margaret Kiser in 1868; she was born in Cedar County, Iowa, in 1852; have three children--Carrie, Margaret and Franklin.  Mr. Weaver has been Constable, and held other offices.  Republican.

Weed, D. C., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Sugar Creek Mills; owns 119 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Orange County, New York, in 1816; came to Iowa in 1853, and located on his present farm.  Married Rebecca Neafie in 1843; she was born in Orange County New York in 1819; have five children--Charles N., Egbert L., Ella M., Tompkins B., and Arthur.  Mr. W. has held the office of Town Clerk and Assessor; are members of the Congregational Church.

Wenke, Edward, farmer, Section 36; Post Office Wilton; owns 280 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Germany in 1843; came to America in 1866, and located in Durant; removed to his present farm in 1876.  Married Mary Lodge in 1875; she was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 1837.  Member of the Lutheran Church.

Whitmer, Eli, farmer, Section 6; Post Office Wilton.

Whitmer, J., farmer, Section 12; Post Office Pleasant Hill.

Whitmer, J. A., farmer, Post Office Wilton.

Whitmer, Josiah, farmer, Section 11; Post Office Pleasant Hill; owns 320 acres of land valued at $40 per acre; born in Crawford County, Ohio, in 1830; came to Iowa in 1849, and located in Sugar Creek.  Married Mary J. Ocheltree in 1859; she was born in Ohio in 1839; have seven children--Morris, George, Andrew, Gibson, Maggie, William and Effie M.

Whitmer, J., farmer. Section 3; Post Office Wilton.

Whitmer, Peter, farmer, Section 2; Post Office Pleasant Hill; owns 200 acres of land; valued at $40 per acre; born in Crawford County, Ohio, in 1835; came to Iowa in 1849.  Married Mary Garber in 1858; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1838; have six children--Ella, McClellus, Susan, Moses, Catherine and James,  Are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Wilford, Oliver, farmer, Post Office Rochester.

Wildison, W., farmer, Section 23; Post Office Wilton.

Witmer, J. W., farmer, Section 35; Post Office Wilton.

Witmer, M. G., farmer, Section 25; Post Office Wilton; owns 200 acres of land in Inland Township, valued at $45 per acre; born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1833; came to Iowa in 1865 and located in Inland Township.  Married Elizabeth Beard in 1858; she was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1835; have four children--Joel W., Charles A., Mary B., and an infant; have lost three children--George, William and Lizzie.  Member of the Reform Church.  Wife if a member of the Lutheran Church.  Democrat.

Wood, D. C., farmer, Section 33; Post Office Wilton.

 

 
 

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