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Rahn, Hans, farmer, Sec. 14; P.O. La Porte City.

Rice, Moses W., farmer, Sec. 15; P.O. La Porte City; born in Erie Col, N.Y., in 1838; removed to Benton Co., in 1858; has 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. married Mrs. Mary J. Rodgers Sept. 20, 1865; she was born in Ohio in 1841, died October 14, 1867; he married Miss E.P. Cromer Dec. 25, 1872; she was born in Missouri in 1851; they have one child-Franki M., born April 6, 1877. republican in politics. Was Assessor in 1868; Township Trustee and Road Supervisor. Enlisted in the 13th I.V.I., August, 1862; participated in battle of Vicksburg, although discharged; re-enlisted and in battle of Atlanta; there wounded and in hospital from July until the march following; mustered out in March, 1865.

Rice, O.A., farmer, S. 21; P.O. Mooreville.

Ripple, Chas., far., S.2; P.O. La Porte City.

Sanders, G.W., farmer, Sec. 35; P.O. Garrison.

Scheurer, J.F., far., S. 22; P.O. La Porte City.

Scheurer, J.F., Jr., far., S. 22; P.O. La Porte City.

Seheurer, J.M., farmer, S. 22; P.O. La Porte City; was born in Germany in 1838; emigrated to America in 1843; to Black Hawk Co. in 1861, and to Benton Co. in 1867; has 100 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Mary A. Eimerman in 1861; she was born in Germany Nov. 7, 1839, died Sept. 5, 1875, leaving five children-Sarah J., William M., Allie, Louisa M., and Anna M.; married mary Elizabeth Raher Aug. 5, 1876; she was born in West Prussia in 1852; they have one child-Hattie, born Jan.26, 1878. Republican, School Director and township Trustee. member of the Evangelical Church; leader of the choir of that church.

Shirer, J.J., farmer, Sec. 22; P.O. La Porte City; born in Beden, Germany, in 1835; emigrated to America in 1843, and to Benton Co. in 1868; has 200 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Republican in politics; member of the Evangelical Church.

Scheurer, W.W., farmer, Sec. 22; born in Erie Co., N.Y., in 1846; came to black Hawk Co, Iowa, in 1861; thence to Benton Co. in 1869; has 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married miss Carrie M. Triem in 1868; she was born in Ohio in 1847; they have three children-Lillian V., Leonard L. and Mabel may. Republican in politics. Has held the offices of School Director, Justice of the Peace, Trustee, and is Township Clerk at the present writing. Mr. and Mrs. Scheurer are members of the Evangelical Church.

Scott, H.H., far., S. 36; P.O. La Porte City.

Shimer, J.A., far., S. 21; P.O. La Porte City.

Sloan, J.T., far., S. 18; P.O. La Porte City.

Smith, W.W., far., S. 19; P.O. Mooresville.

Somers, A.C., farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. La Porte City; born in Genesee Co., N.Y., in 1828; came to Benton Co. in 1856; has eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Susan Searle in 1859; she was born in Ohio, in 1842; they have five children-Irene R., Eoline L., Lillie E., Leslie L., and Leon L. Republican in politics. Enlisted in the 31st I.V.I., in 1862; he participated in the battles of Arkansas Post and siege of Vicksburg; mustered out Nov. 6, 1863, from ill health.

Stull, J.S., far., S. 3; P.O. La Porte City.

Stewart, Samuel, farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Mooreville; born in Pennsylvania in 1823; removed to Benton Co. in 1867; has 240 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Sarah A. Young in 1847; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1822; they have four children-James B., Ashbell N., Charles D. and Frank Y. Republican in politics. Has held the office of School Director five years, Township Trustee three terms, and Road Supervisor. Volunteered, with about thirty others from North Washington, Penn., to prevent the rebels from making a raid into Pennsylvania from Antietam.

Talboth, Seth, farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. La Porte City.

Thompson, C.O., far., S. 26; P.O. Vinton.

Treanor, Geo., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 20; P.O. Mooreville; born in the city of New York Jan. 28, 1816; removed to Benton Co. June 1857; has 390 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Lucy S. Allen Jan. 6, 1836; she was born in Massachusetts Sept. 3, 1846; died march 25, 1856, leaving two children-Harriet M., born July 3, 1844; Lucy A., born Dec. 24, 1848. Married Sarah L. Rice Nov. 9, 1856; she was born in Erie Co., N.Y., 1835; they have two children-George S., born Oct. 24, 1859; Belle A., born Oct. 3, 1862. Republican in politics. Has held the offices of the Township Clerk, Trustee, School Director and County Supervisor, the first elected in the town. Is a member of the I.O.O.F.

Unger, Charles, far., S. 16; P.O. La Porte City.

Unger, H., far., S. 26; P.O. La Porte City.

Van Dugan, G.L., Far., S. 10; P.O. La Porte City.

Van Deusen, M.B., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 17; P.O. La Porte City; born in Medina Co., Ohio, in 1835; removed to Benton Co. in 1858; has 400 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Miss Harriet Treenor in 1859; she was born in Erie Co., N.Y., in 1844; they have one child-Orpha, born in Nob. , 1864. republican in politics. Has held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Assessor, School Director and others. Mr. Van Deusen was among the early settlers, and has made al he has by his own industry, working for wages the first year of his life in Iowa, at $12 per month.

Van Duyn, James, W., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 11; P.O. La Porte City; born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1824; came to Benton Co. in 1858; has 165 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre. Married Mary J. Sayles in 1846; she was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1825; they have three children-Charles L., born Aug. 27, 1850; George L., born Oct. 6, 1852, and Ella J., in Jan. 6, 1862. Republican. Has held the offices of Assessor, Justice of the Peace, Township Clerk, Road Supervisor and School Director. Member of the Trowel Lodge, 216, La Porte City.

Walker, A.L., far., Sec. 8; P.O. La Porte City.

Warner, N.S., far., S. 33; P.O. Dysart.

Waterson, J., far., S. 25; P.O. La Porte City.

Willmore, J., far., S. 8; P.O. La Porte City.

Woodley, A., far., S. 9; P.O. La Porte City.

Woodley, Jacob, farmer, Sec. 16; P.O. La Porte City; born in Lycoming Co., Penn., in 1823; thence to Medina Co., Ohio, in 1838, and to Benton Co. in 1856; has eighty-five acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Melinda Treanor in 1848; she was born in New York in 1830; they have one child-Ann, born in 1849. Republican in politics. Township Trustee.

Young, E.C., farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. La Porte City.

Yerkes, S.A., farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Vinton; born in Dearborn Co., Ind., in 1837; removed to Benton Co. in 1855; has eighty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Catherine Hite in 1860; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1842; they have six children-Ollive V., Eldora, Cora B., Lulu May, Ostrum H. and thomas E. Republican. Sub-School Director. Have been members of the United Brethren Church for five years. Mr. Yerkes is among the early settlers; came to Bruce Tp. in 1869.

Young, A.L.F., farmer, Sec. 14; P.O. La Porte City; born in Pennsylvania in 1822; came to Benton Co. in 1861; has 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Lavinna Goodwin in 1844; she was born in Ohio in 1822; they have three children-Clarence V., Eugene C. and Mary C. Republican in politics. Township Clerk for four years; Justice of the Peace four years, and Township Trustee four years.

Young, Clarence V., far., Sec. 21; P.O. La Porte City; born in Hinckley, Medina Co., Ohio, in 1845; came to Benton Co. in 1861; has eighty acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Anna Woodley in 1865; she was born in Ohio in 1849. Republican. Constable four years, Road Supervisor nine years, and Township Trustee. Is a member of the Fire Company at La Porte City.

Young, E.C., far., S. 11; P.O. La Porte City.
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