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ANDERSON, M., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Florence.

ARMSTRONG, T. G., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Ireland in 1828; came to this county in 1857; has 900 acres of land, valued at $27,000. Married Sarah Fawcett; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1842; their children are John, Charles, George, William J., Hattie, May, Newton G., Mary J., Louis N. and Mina. Emigrated from Ireland in 1850 to Harrison Co., Ohio; thence to Muskingum Co.; thence to Coshocton Co., Ohio; lived there one and a half years; thence to Poweshiek Co., Iowa; entered 160 acres of land; thence to Henry Co., Ill.; lived there four years; thence to Linn Co., Iowa, where he resided two years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since; turns off forty to fifty head of cattle and one hundred head of hogs. When he came to this county he was a poor boy; had only $25; by industry and good management he has made a good home, and is one of the wealthiest farmers in the township.

BANMGACRTEL, FRANK, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Shellsburg.

BARNELL, A. G., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Shelby Co., Ind., May 20,1839; has 268 acres of land, valued at $8,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Elizabeth J. Youel; she was born in Montgomery Co., Ind., Jan. 25, 1839; they have five living children -- Viola, Gorden Y., Eslaline, Asa H. and Dwight K. Emigrated to Indiana when he was a child; thence to Illinois; lived there six years; thence to Indiana again; stayed seven years; thence to Stark Co., Ill.; lived there seven years; from thence to the Rocky Mountains; stayed thereabout a year; thence back to Illinois, and from there to Benton Co., where he has resided since. Enlisted Co. I, 20th Iowa V. I.; was in the battles of Cane Hill, Ark.; siege of Vicksburg, siege of Ft. Morgan, siege of Ft. Blakely; was mustered out at Mobile, and was discharged at Clinton, Iowa. Mr. B. has a fine farm, and is one of the sound farmers of the township.

BEATTY, CHARLES, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 11; P. O. Palo, Linn Co.; was born in Ireland in 1833; came to this country in 1850; has 400 acres of land, valued at $16,000. Has held the office of Town Trustee and Town Clerk. Married for his first wife, Mary McAlester; she was the mother of four living children -- John M., Charles E., Annie and Ella. Mrs. B. died Aug. 2, 1864. For his second wife, married Catherine Wheelen; she was born in Ireland in 1848; she is the mother of one child -- William, born Dec. 1, 1877. Emigrated from Ireland in 1850 to Iowa, where he has resided since; raises on an average 2,000 bushels of corn yearly, and turns off sixty head of hogs; feeds a car load of steers; has a fine prairie farm in one of the best counties in the State of Iowa. Came here when the prairies were wild, and has seen them developed to one of the finest farming counties in the West. Is one of the solid farmers in the township.

BEATLY, James, far., S. 12; P. O. Palo.

BLACKWILL, G. W., far., S. 12; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

BRATTON, R., far., S. 10; P. O. Shellsburg.

BRATTON, W. L., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg.

BURDICK, G., far., S. 4; P. O. Shellsburg.

COUCH, A., farmer, Sec. 33; P.O. Robin.

CRAIG, A. F., far., Sec. 20; P. O. Robin.

DAEBEL, C., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Shellsburg. [note: see DOEBEL, CHRISTIAN below]

DAVIS, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Baden, Germany, Dec. 1, 1837; came to the county in 1863; has 365 acres of land, valued at $14,600. Politics, Democrat. Held the offices of Township Supervisor, Justice of the Peace and Town Clerk. Married Louisa Baker; she was born in Prussia Feb. 17, 1838; mother of six children -- Henry, born May. 30, 1862; Mary, born Oct. 29, 1864; Lena, born March 30, 1867; Bertha, born Dec. 22, 1869; Louisa, born Dec. 13, 1873; Elizabeth, born June 13, 1876. Emigrated from Germany to De Kalb Co., Ill.; lived there one year, then went to Linn Co., Iowa, where be remained nine years; thence to Benton Co., where he his resided since. Mr. D. is one of the leading men of the township when became here, he was a poor man had not a dollar in his pocket, but by good management has made a good property.

DIXON, D., far., Sec. 23; P. O. Robin.

DOEBEL, CHRISTIAN, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 8; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Germany May 5, 1821; came to the county in 1857; has 496 acres of land, valued at $15,000. Politics, Republican. Held the office of School Trustee, etc. Married Mary Busacker; she was born in Germany Feb. 2, 1838; mother of five living children -- Mary, Annie, Eliza, Charley and George. Emigrated in 1852, from Germany to New Orleans; stopped there a short time; thence to Davenport Iowa; then went to Dubuque and worked through the Winter chopping cord wood and splitting rails; afterward worked on the Ill. Cen. R. R., about four months; then went to Louisiana and worked in the swamps, floating timber, where he made $400 in gold, where he got his start; came to Benton Co., entered his land in 1854, and in 1857, came to Fremont Township, where he has remained since, and has accumulated a fine property.

ELGEN, H., farmer; P. O. Shellsburg.

FAWCETT, W. H., far., S. 7; P. O. Shellsburg.

FAWCETT, A. H., farmer, Sec. 3; P.O. Shellsburg; was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, April 30, 1842; came to this county in the Spring of 1856; has 175 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Has held the office of Tp. Assessor, etc. Married Charlotte Porter; she was born in Montgomery Co., Ind., Oct.21, 1845; mother of three children -- William A., born Nov. 13, 1867; Albert L., born Dec. 21, 1869; Myrtia A., born Sept. 13, 1875. Mr. F. emigrated to this county with his parents when he was 14 years old; his father, Jonathan Fawcett, George F., John Sharp, Taylor F. Farmer, Samuel Piggott and Andrew Gibbons were the first settlers in the township; the first election ever held in the township, was held at his father's house, in 1857; the town was organized by the above-named men; the town was named by Jonathan Fawcett the year that Fremont run for president; had some trouble in getting it through, as there was a majority of Democrats in the township. Mr. Fawcett came here when the country was wild, and has seen it developed into one of the finest counties in the State; has a good farm a comfortable home.

FAWCETT, GEORGE, retired farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Jan. 18, 1813; came to this county in 1855; has forty acres of land, valued at $2,000; Has held nearly all the town offices. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Mary A. Hains; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio; mother of seven living children -- Sarah (now Mrs. T. G. Armstrong), Wm. H., Ellen (now Mrs. Caldwell), Isoriah (now Mrs. L. P. Weatherwax), Rachel (now Mrs. A. T. Weatherwax), Mary (now Mrs. C. W. Taylor) and George H. Emigrated from Ohio to Linn Co., Iowa; lived there one year thence to Benton Co.; when he came to the township there were only three families in the township; was one of the six men who organized the town, and was the man who proposed its name; was at the first election, when there were only between six and eight votes polled. Had two sons in the Union army -- John and Wm. H.; John was in the 100-day service; served his time out, but died on his way home; Wm. H. enlisted in the 13th I. V. I., Co. G; was in the battles of Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, siege of Corinth, siege of Vicksburg, Iuka, Jackson, siege of Atlanta; was under fire forty days, when he was taken prisoner July 22, 1864, taken to Andersonville prison, kept there four months, then taken to Florence, S. C., and endured all the privations a man could and live. Mr. Fawcett located 760 acres of land when he came here, and has handled more or less ever since he came.

FIX, Jacob, far., S., 16; P. O. Shellsburg.

FREEMAN, A. H., far., S. 3; P. O. Shellsburg.

FRITZ, John, far., Sec. 21; P. O. Robin.

FRITZ, Peter, far., Sec. __; P. O. Robin.

GASSER, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 16, P.0. Shellsburg.

GONGUER, C., far., Sec. 36; P. O. Robin.

GONGUER J., far.,Sec.36; P. O. Robin.

GONGUER, S., far., Sec. 25; P. O. Robin.

HAGEN, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

HAGEN, JOSEPH, farmer and a stock raiser, Sec. 11; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Ireland in 1825; came to this county in 1857; has 320 acres of land, valued at $10,200. Politics, Democrat. Married Margaret Dixon; she was born in Ireland in 1828; mother of five children -- Jennie, born Feb. 7, 1859 Mamie, born April 16, 1861; John D., born March 12, 1863; Harry, born July 4, 1865; Josie, born June 12, 1867. Emigrated from Ireland to New York; lived there about four years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since. When he came to this county he was a poor man, with nothing but his hands a good, rugged constitution, and a goodwill; he tackled these raw prairies, and now he has a farm of 320 acres under good cultivation, paid for, and is one of the well-to-do farmers in the county; raises, on an average, yearly, about 4,000 bushels of corn, 700 of oats, and turns off about eighty head of hogs; has received as high as $1,600 a year for hogs; has a splendid stock farm, well watered.

HAMILTON, J., far., S. 4; P. O. Shellsburg.

HAMILTON, J. S., far., S. 31; P. O. Robin.

HANSON, H., far., S. 7; P. O. Shellsburg.

HOECK, Paul, far., P. O. Robin.

HOLEND, L., far., S. 29; P. O. Robin.

HOPPLE, G., far., S. 25; P. O. Robin.

HOPPLE, H., far., 5. 22; P. O. Robin.

HOPPLE, Peter, far., S. 14; P. O. Robin.

IBLE, H., far., S. 10; P. O. Shellsburg.

JANSON, OLE T., far., S. 29; P. O. Robin.

JOHNSON, DAVID, retired farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids; was born in Ireland in 1815; came to this county in 1854; has 400 acres of land, valued at $12,000. Married Eliza Dixon, who was born in Ireland in 1825; is the mother of eight living children -- Mary, Annie, John, Jane, Sadie, David, William, Charles Orr. Emigrated from Ireland in 1844 to Coshocton Co., Ohio; lived there ten years; thence to Benton Co., where he has resided since; there were only seven families in the township when he came; was in the township at the time of its organization; he came here in an early day and located 400 acres of land, and has brought it from the wild prairie to one of the best cultivated farms in the township; has one of the finest spring branches running through his farm; would make a fine place for a trout pond in this part of the State. Came here a poor man, and by his own exertions has made a fine property.

JOHNSON, Jacob, far., S. 32; P. O. Robin.

JOHNSON, J. A., S. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

JOHNSON, John, far., S. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

JOHNSON, J. D., far., S. 14; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

JOHNSON, J. J., far., S. 14; P. O. Shellsburg.

JOHNSON, L. F., far., S. 28; P. O. Robin.

JONES, JAMES, farmer and fine stock raiser, Sec. 14; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Oct. 2, 1835; came to this county in the Fall of 1855; has 205 acres of land, valued at 68,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married for his first wife, Janette Fink; she was born in Crawford Co., Penn., and was mother of one child. For his second wife, married Mary Irving; she was born in Chenango Co., N. Y., Dec. 14, 1831; mother of four living children -- Harry, born March 14, 1869; Clarence, Dec. 15, 1870; Jennie M., June 4, 1873, and Elmer F., Oct. 23, 1865. Mr. Jones enlisted in the 28th Iowa V. I., Company H; was in thirteen regular battles -- Ft. Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hills, Black River and siege of Vicksburg; was under fire for fifty days; was detached at Vicksburg as Hospital Steward on account of sickness, where he remained about ten months afterward, joined the regiment at New Orleans; thence by water to Washington, D. C.; then to the Shenandoah Valley, where they joined Sheridan; was at Bolivar Heights and Cedar Creek; saw Sheridan when he came in from Winchester on his twenty-mile ride; was with the regiment until it was mustered out; was at the surrender of Johnston. Since the war, has been in the farming business; makes fine stock a specialty -- the Chester White blood; raised one pig, which, when he was forty days old, weighed 531 pounds. Has a fine place, and has made it by his own exertions.

KIIMM, GUSTUS, far., S. 23; P. O. Florence.

KUNSTUFF, H., far., S. 19; P. O. Robin.

KUHLMAN, H. E., far., S. 3; P. O. Shellsburg.

KRAHLING, C., far., S. 26; P. O. Robin.

KRAHLING, J. P., far., S. 16; P. O. Robin.

KRUMM, J., far., S. 20; P. O. Robin.

LARSEN, SAREN, far., S. 32; P. O. Robin.

LUDWICKSON, J., far., S. 7; P. O. Shellsburg.

LUDWICKSON. M., far., S. 30; P. O. Robin.

McGREGOR, A., far., S. 26; P. O. Robin.

MCGRAGUR, T., far., S. 26; P. O.

MCKECHNIE, P., far., S. 35; P. O. Robin.

MCLEOD, H., far., S. 12; P. O. Palo.

MCLEOD, M., far., See 12; P. O. Palo.

MCLEAD, W., far., S. 11; P.O. Shellsburg.

MASON, THOMAS, Sec. 32.

METTE, A., far., S. 25; P. O. Robin.

MITCHELL, H., far., S. 24; P. O. Robin.

MITCHELL, W., far., S. 36; P. O. Fairfield.

MURPHY, S., far., P. O. Shellsburg.

MURPHY, S., far., S. 16; P. O. Robin.

MURPHY, R., far., S. 16; P. O. Shellsburg.

NEES, OLE O., far., Sec. 29; P. O. Robin.

NICADEMUS, C., far., S. 16; P.O. Shellsburg.

O'HARA, EDWARD, far., Sec. 18; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

OLSEN, PETER, far., Sec. 30; P. O. Robin.

OWENS, JOSEPH, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Palo; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., Aug. 21, 1842; has 490 acres of land, valued at $14,700. Married Ruth Ann Scott; born in Cedar Co., Iowa, June 28, 1848; mother of four children -- John A., born Oct. 18, 1869; Carrie M., March 2, 1871; Mary M., Feb. 5, 1873; Charles A., Sept. 23, 1877. Emigrated to Cedar Co., Iowa, in 1851; lived there eighteen years, then came to this county. Enlisted in the 35th I. V. I., Co. H; went in the service as a private, and was promoted to Sergeant; was in the service nearly three years; was in the battles of Jackson, Miss., siege of Vicksburg, second battle of Jackson, Fort De Rucy, on the Red River Expedition, De Glaze, Lake Chick and Tupelo, where he received a severe wound in leg; carried the bullet in his leg eighteen months; came near losing his leg; was laid up nearly two years.

PERKENS, RUSSELL, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Robin.

PETERSON, HANS, Sec. 30.

PORTER, W. M., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 2; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Montgomery Co., Ind. , Sept. 15, 1839; came to this county in 1863; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Politics, Republican. Held the office of Justice of the Peace. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Susan M. Wilson; she was born in Indiana July 3, 1841; mother of four living children. Enlisted Sept. 16, 1861, in the 10th Ind. Regt., Co. B; was at the battle of Mill Springs, Ky.; was wounded by a minie ball, taking away thumb and second finger; was discharged on account of wounds received in battle; was commissioned as Captain of a militia company of Indiana; also held commission from the Governor of Iowa an Captain of Co. K, Iowa National Guards. Mr. P. has a good farm and a comfortable home.

PRATT, M. S., farmer and stock raiser, S. 3; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Chittenden Co., Vt., June 26, 1843; came to this county in 1856; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. Married Mary Youel; she was born in Montgomery Co., Ind., Nov. 21, 1846; mother of four children -Bertha, born July 22, 1868; Clara, born Dec. 10, 1869; Frank E., born Aug. 6 1874; Thomas A., born Jan. 30, 1877; Enlisted, in the 5th I. V. I., Co. G; was in the service nearly five years; was at the siege of Corinth; was in the battles of Iuka, Corinth, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hills, siege of Vicksburg, and Mission Ridge, where he was taken prisoner, and taken to Richmond, Va.; was in Libby Prison a short time, and then taken to Bell Island; stayed there three months, thence to Andersonville; was there six months, thence to Millen, Ga., where he stayed three months; was exchanged at Savannah; while at Bell Island, he suffered terribly with the cold; was taken to Andersonville in the Spring; there were thirteen captured out of the same company, but only five ever lived to get home; has seen as high as one hundred die in a day; has seen them taken out in wagon loads, and would bring their rations o f meal chuck in the same wagon; has seen men brought in all chewed up with bloodhounds; has seen Capt. Wirz, hundreds of times; while at Bell Island men brought in with nothing but their shirts and drawers in the Winter, the rebels having robbed them of their clothing.

PRIMROSE, J., far., S. 34; P. O. Robin.

PUTNAM, G. G., far., S. 6; P. O. Shellsburg.

RINDERKNECHT, CARL, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Robin.

RINDERKNECHT, C., far., S. 29; P. O. Robin.

RINDERKNECHT, F., far. S. 27; P. O. Robin.

RINDERKNECHT, G., far., S. 25; P. O. Robin.

RINDERKNECHT, J., far., S. 29; P. O. Robin.

RINDERKNECHT, M., far., S. 25; P. O. Robin.

RINDERKNECHT, W., far., S. 23; P. O. Robin.

ROSEBURG, C. H., far., S. 17; P. O. Shellsburg.

SCHLOTTERBACK, G., far., S. 21; P.O. Robin.

SCHNECKLOTH, D., far., S. 3; P. O. Shellsburg.

SCHULTZ, J., far., S. 5; P. O. Shellsburg.

SCHRAEDER, G., far., S. 32; P. O. Robin.

SCHRIM, M., far., S. 20; P. O. Robin.

SHEELER, A., far., S. 24; P. O. Robin.

SHEELER, W., far., S. 14; P. O. Shellsburg.

SHEELY, J., far., S. 7; P. O. Shellsburg.

SHENER, FRED., far., S. 16; P. O. Robin.

SMILEY, E. A., far., S. 2; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Bradford Co., Penn., Dec. 17, 1842; came to this county in 1866; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,600. Politics, Greenback. Held the office of Assessor two years. Married M. A. Viles; she was born in Indiana; she is the mother of two children -- Gordon M., born Oct. 13, 1869, and Bruce C., born Sept. 10, 1876. Came from Pennsylvania to De Kalb Co., Ill.; lived there seven years; thence to Cedar Rapids; lived there one year; thence to Benton Co. Mr. S. has a fine prairie farm in one of the best farming counties in the State, or United States; raises on an average about 1,300 bushels of corn yearly, 400 bushels of wheat, and 400 bushels of oats. Came here twelve years ago, and by industry and management has made a good home.

SMINKE, JACOB, far., S. 22; P. O. Robin.

SMITH, FRED., far., S. 20; P. O. Robin.

SMITH, F. H., far., S. 8; P. O. Shellsburg.

SPRENBERGER, H., far., S. 28; P. O. Robin. [note: last name is actually SPARRENBERGER]

STEWART, WM. A., far., S. 28; P. O. Robin.

STEWART, W. A., farmer and stock raiser; Sec. 28; P. O. Robin; was born in Feb., 1825; came to this county in 1854; has 400 acres of land, valued at $15,000. Politics, Republican. Held the offices of Justice of the Peace and Town Trustee. He married Catherine Cashew; she was born May 10, 1838; she is the mother of seven children -- Mary E., Maggie L.,. Esther, Alice, William H., John D. and Fannie. Mr. S. raises on an average 100 acres of corn (4,000 bushels), 100 acres of wheat (1,200 bushels) and 500 bushels of oats; turns off fifty head of hogs yearly. Helped to organize the townships of Florence and Fremont; built the first house in the township. Came here poor, amongst the earliest settlers, but by good management and industry has made a good home, and is one of the State's sound farmers.

STOW, J. O., far., S. 31; P. O. Blairstown.

TAYLOR, C. W., farmer, Sec. 5; P.0.Shellsburg.

TIVEDT, J. J., far., S. 30; P. O. Robin.

WAGNER, OTTO, far.; Sec. 5; P.O. Robin.

WEATHERWAX, A. T., far., S. 8; P. O. Shellsburg.

WEATHERWAX, C., far., S. 12; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

WEATHERWAX, J., far., S. 12; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

WEATHERWAX, J. C., far.; P. O. Shellsburg.

WEATHERWAX, L. P., far., S. 9; P. O. Shellsburg.

WEATHERWAX, M., far., S. 12; P. O. Cedar. Rapids.

WEATHERWAX, T., far., S. 12; P. O. Cedar Rapids.

WEGER, CHRIS., far., S. 5; P. O. Shellsburg.

WENDEL, CONRAD, far., S. 28; P. O. Robin.

WIENEKE, C., far., S. 25; P. O. Robin.

WIKRE, J., far., S. 29; P. O. Robin.

WITTERRECK, H., far., S. 6; P. O. Shellsburg.

WOODS, JOHN C., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Shellsburg; born Aug. 12, 1843; came to this county in 1839. Married Jane L. Bennett; she was born Nov. 5, 1855; is the mother of two children -- Magnolia and May Bell. Enlisted in the 31st Regt. Iowa V. I., Co. 1; was in the battles of Arkansas Post, Chickasaw Bayou, siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta, with Sherman on the march to the sea, and at the surrender of Johnston; was in twenty-two regular battles; was mustered out at Savannah, Ga., and discharged at Davenport, Iowa.

YOUEL, J. L., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 4; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Montgomery County, Ind., Feb. 26, 1835; came to this county in 1864; has 160 acres of land, valued at $5,000. Politics, Republican. Held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Township Collector, Township Treasurer and Assessor. Belongs to the Presbyterian Church. For his first wife, married Rachel Chambers; she was born in Virginia Jan. 28, 1841; is the mother of two children -- Jane E., born Sept. 3, 1860; William C., born Oct. 18th, 1862; for his second wife, married Ruth A. Tarpenning; she was born in Ohio April 17, 1844; has five living children -- James M., born July 6, 1867; Addie, born Sept. 24, 1869; Blair T., born Oct. 8, 1871; John E., born Sept. 13, 1874; Charles D., born Jan. 5, 1877. Emigrated to Benton Co. with his father, where he has lived since; when he came here fourteen years ago there was any amount of wild prairie; thought it wouldn't be settled up for years, and could have a cattle range as long as he wanted. Mrs. Youel came to the county in 1852, and settled in Parker's Grove with her parents; at that time there was not a family in Fremont Tp., and in the time she has been here has seen the prairies developed into one of the finest of farming countries.

YOUEL, J. W. B., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 3; P. O. Shellsburg; was born in Rockbridge Co., Va., Dec. 8, 1816; came to this county in the Spring of 1860; has 174 acres of land, valued at $7,000. Politics, Republican. Held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Assessor and Tp. Trustee. Is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Married Hannah S. Pogue of Mason Co., Ky.; she was born April 17, 1817; mother of ten children, eight of whom are living -- Elizabeth J., Amanda E., Dixon, Mary S., Charlotte A., Margaret E., Fannie S., William H. and John C. Mr. Youel emigrated from Virginia in 1830, to Indiana; lived there thirty, years, then came to Benton Co., where he has resided since; when he first came here, there were but few people in the township; and at the first election he attended, there were only eighteen votes polled; assessed the township in 1862; did it in two days and a half; raises on an average yearly, 2,500 bushels of corn, 1,000 bushels of wheat, and 800 bushels, of oats; has a good prairie farm, and is one of the sound farmers of the township.



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