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RABBE, DETLEY, farmer, P. O. Luzerne.

Radeke Ferdinand.

Radeke, Henry A., far., P. O. Luzerne.

Radeke, William A., far., P. O. Luzerne.

Ramey J. E., farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine.

READ D. W., loan and broker's office, Belle Plaine.

Read, H. A., engineer, Belle Plaine.

Repple, Jacob, brewer, Belle Plaine.

Reynolds, Luke, butcher.

Rieck, Frederick, farmer; P. O. Luzerne.

Ris, Vincil, railroad employee, Belle Plaine.

Robbins, J., prop. Sherman House, Belle Plaine.

Roberts, A., boiler maker, Belle Plaine.

Roberts, B., far., S. 18; P. O. Belle Plaine,

Roberts, H. R., painter, Belle Plaine.

ROBERTS, J. F., Belle Plaine was born in Jefferson Co., Wis., Nov. 18, 1841. Aug. 15, 1862, he enlisted in Co. D, 29th W. V. I.; 'Was honorably discharged, July 5, 1865. The war being over and peace restored, he returned to Jefferson Co., Wis., remaining about one year, at the end of which time he moved to Belle Plaine; during his residence in this city, he has held various offices, among them being the offices of City Marshal two terms, Deputy Sheriff four years, Constable seven years, and Deputy County Treasurer in 1874. He married Miss Emeline Potter, in Jefferson Co., Wis., Aug. 28, 1862; she was born in New York, on the 1st of Dec., 1841; they have four children living -- Blanche R., born in Jan., 1866; Claude A., born Sept. 16, 1867; Mary R. and Mabel R. (twins), born Sept. 24, 1877; lost one child, Rush J., born Feb. 1, 1869, died March 1, 1871.

Roberts, T. M., far. P. O. Belle Plaine.

Robison, R., retired farmer, Belle Plaine.

Robinson, W., restaurant, Belle Plaine.

Robyn, Edward; P. O. Luzerne.

Robyn, William, druggist, Luzerne.

Rogers, David, far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Rogers, J. E., miller, Belle Plaine.

ROSBURG, WM., proprietor of wagon shop, Luzerne; was born in Germany in 1836 came to Davenport this State, in 1856 remained there ON year, then went to Clayton Co., in which county he married Miss Mary Nieland in 1854; they moved to this town in the year 1868, since which time he has been engaged in his present business at this place, Luzerne.

Rostennondt, Paul, far.; P. O. Luzerne.

Rourk, James; P. O. Luzerne.

Royce, Miles D., far.; P. O. Irving.

Rubenskey, J., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Rucker, Chas., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Rucker, Cornelius, far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Rucker, D., far. P. O. Belle Plaine.

Rucker, Geo. W., far.; P.O. Belle, Plaine.

Rucker, James, far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Rucker, John, far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Rucker, Noah, far., Sec. 15; P. O. Belle Plaine.

RUCKER, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 26: P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 280 acres of land; was born in Monroe Co., Ohio, in the year 1818; went to Missouri in 1841; remained in Missouri until 1845; be then returned to Ohio and remained until 1853, when he came West and located in this township, which has been his home since. He married Miss Nancy Blake in Ohio, her native State. Mr. Rucker was one of the Trustees appointed for the purpose of organizing Iowa Tp., and was a member of the Board of Trustees elected at the organization; he has also held various school offices.

Ryson, John, cabinet. maker, Belle Plaine.

SAIN, DANIELS., farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Sallach C. H., far., S. 11; P. O. Luzerne.

Sanders, U. B., Principal ind. school, Belle Plaine.

Schabow, G., far., P. O. Luzerne.

SCHEEL, HANS, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O.. Belle Plaine; owns 480 acres of land; was born in Germany, 1821; came to this country, 1861, and to this township, 1869. He married Miss Kate Peters in Germany; they have five children.

Schenken, R., far., S. 2; P. O. Luzerne.

Schenning, Hans, saloonist, Belle Plaine.

Schewalen, W. W., laborer, Belle Plaine.

Schild, C., far., S. 19; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Schild, C., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Schild, H. K., far., S. 19; P.O. Belle Plaine.

Schild, J., far., S. 5; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Schlichting, H. W., com. mer., Belle Plaine.

Schoming, Hans, clerk, Belle Plaine.

Schrible, Fred., baker, Belle Plaine.

SCHUCHART, CHRIST, proprietor of harness shop, Belle Plaine; was born in Rochester, N. Y., 20th of March, 1852; when he was 2 years old his parents moved to Iowa City; where the subject of this sketch remained until 1861, when he came to this county; he commenced business in Belle Plaine in Oct., 1875; he keeps a full assortment of harness, single and double, saddles, bridles, etc., etc.; repairing promptly and neatly done.

Schuchart, J., far., S. 2 1; P.O. Belle Plaine.

Schular, Mat., saloon, Belle Plaine.

Schullen, J. S., R. R. employee, Belle Plaine.

Schultz, J., far., S. 23; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Schutt, Henry, clerk, Belle Plaine.

Sciple, W. K., barber, Belle Plane.

Scrumgeour, G. C., attorney, Belle Plaine.

Searles, W. A., merchant, Belle Plaine.

Seba, Martin, blacksmith, Luzerne.

Selden, A, A., tailor, Belle Plaine.

Selden, A. W., tailor, Belle Plaine.

SELDEN, N. P., tailor, Belle Plaine; was born in Sweden on the 21st of Feb., 1845; he came to Cass Co., this State, in 1869, remaining seven months, at the end of which time he came to Belle Plaine; he has followed his present business since be was 15 years of age. He married Miss Louisa A. Kletzing, in this city (Belle Plaine), on the 18th of July, 1872; she was born in Montgomery Co., Penn.

Severa, W., clerk, Belle Plaine.

SHEETS, G. W., retired farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Washington Co., Penn., on the 8th of April, 1828; while he was a child, his parents moved to Harrison Co., Ohio; here he remained until the Spring of 1856; in the mean time, he married Miss D. Maholm, in Belmont Co., Ohio, on the 18th of Jan., 1855; she was born in Harrison Co., O., on the 12th of July, 1838; they moved to this county in 1856 and settled in Kane Tp., where they resided on their farm of 200 acres of land (which they still own) until 1876, when they rented a farm and moved to Belle Plaine; they have four children -- G. F. born Dec. 20, 1856, Elosia E., born Sept. 14, 1858; Robert, born Jan. 10 1860; Charles, born Sept. 17, 1861.

Sheldon, A. A., farmer, P. O. Belle Plaine

Shriver, W., far., S. 23; P. O. Belle Plaine

Shults, S. L., grocer, Belle Plaine.

Sidwell, T. R . , far.; P. O. Irving.

Sievers, H., farmer; P.O. Luzerne.

Swem, E. G., merchant, Belle Plaine.

Slater, Jos., engineer, Belle Plaine.

Slater, William, engineer, Belle Plaine.

Smith, A. L., tailor.

Smith, A. W., far., S. 32; P. O. Bell Plaine.

Smith, J. D., dyer, Belle Plaine.

Smith, Philip, farmer, Belle Plaine.

Smith, P., carp. and joiner, Belle Plaine.

Smith, R. F., far. , S. 21; P.O. Belle Plaine

Smith, S., far., S. 21; P. O. Belle Plaine

SMITH, WILLIAM, Belle Plaine was born in Lycoming Co., Penn., in 1836; in 1865, he came to Tama Co, this State, in which place he remained until 1867, when he came to Belle Plaine. He married Miss Mary Cruson at Cedar Rapids, on the 7th of September, 1868; she was born in Lake Co., Ill., in 1848; they have two children -- Mary Amata, born in Belle Plaine 0ct. 12, 1874; William Garrett, born in Belle Plaine Dec. 22, 1876. Mr. Smith owns a house and eight lots, valued at $2,500. Mr. Smith's father was born in Pennsylvania, in 1803; he died in 1873. He was married to Mary Williamson. Mrs. Smith's father (Garrett K. Cruson) was born in Ohio in 1800. He married Miss Amata Smith; she was a native of New York, born in 1813; they moved to Adams Co., this State, in 1869 they now reside there.

Smith, W. R., drayman, Belle Plaine.

Snyder, Alf, mason, Belle Plaine.

Snyder, C. furniture dealer, Belle Plaine.

Snyder, George, plasterer, Belle Plaine.

Sochren, G. D., far., S. 3; P. O. Belle Plain

Sochren, H. F., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Spencer, R. K., druggist; Belle Plaine.

Spracklin, P., far., S. 19; P.O. Belle Plaine.

Stabler. J. W., merchant, Belle Plaine.

Stafford, B. A., laborer, Belle Plaine.

Stanka, G. T., R. R. employee, Belle Plaine.

Steffens, Frederick W., far., Sec. 22; P.O. Belle Plaine.

Stemmer, J., far., S. 22; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Stephen, F. P., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Stephen, J. R., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Stewart, Ira, far.; P. O. Luzerne.

Stone, Amos, retired far., Belle Plaine.

Stone, G. H., carpenter, Belle Plaine.

Storrs, Elijah, farmer; P. O. Irving.

Strohbeen, John, far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Strohmeier, Conrad, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Stuckenbruck, Wm. F., farmer; P. O. Luzerne.

Sulivan, A. L., laborer, Belle Plaine.

Sweet, L. T., banker, Belle Plaine.

TATMAN, J. W., butcher, Belle Plaine.

TATGE CHRISTOPHER, far., Sec. 4; P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 483 acres of land; was born in Germany in 1830; came to this country in 1849. Married Miss Sophia Collman, in Kendall Co., Ill.; she was born in Hanover, Germany; they moved to this country and settled at Buckeye Station, this Tp., in 1855. Mr. Tatge set out the first nursery in this county; he engaged in nursery business until 1861; he then sold his place at Buckeye Station, and moved on his present farm, which is well improved, and has on it a fine orchard of twenty acres; he cultivates a fruit known as the German prune, (Nine of them weigh a pound, on an average). His family are -- Charles, John W., Martha, Edward, Lizzie, Willie, Anna and George. Mrs. Tatge's father (Henry Collman), was born in Germany, in 1793; when he was 19 years of age, he entered the army, and remained in the service fifteen years; he was in many battles; the principal one was the battle of Waterloo; in this battle was in the command of the Duke of Wellington; he came to this county in 1855, and is still a resident of it. Mr. Tatge is a member of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Co., Iowa Tp., Benton Co., of which Company he was the principal in organizing, and Trustee a number of years.

Taylor, W. L., R. R. Conductor, Plaine.

Thompson, P. W., miller, Belle Plaine.

Thompson, W. W., blacksmith, Plaine.

Thom Job, retired farmer, Belle Plains.

Towns , R. N., laborer, Belle Plaine.

Traverse, Jesse, farmer; P. O. Plaine.

TRAVERSE, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 187 acres of land; was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, 1816; when he was 15 years age he moved with his parents to Cass Co., Mich., in which county he remained until 1855, when he came this county, and located on the farm on which he now resides. He married Miss Mary Shellenbarger, in Michigan; she was born in Ohio; they have four children -- Robert J. Traverse , Sarah, Charles and Elmer.

Trueblood, Elijah, far., Sec. 34; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Trueblood, Milton A., far.; P. O. Plaine.

Truesdell, H. F., carpenter, Belle Plaine.

Truesdell, Henry F., far., Sec. 31; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Trumbull, Amos Q., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Turner, Timothy, far.; P. O. Luzerne.

VINTON, D. D., painter, Belle Plaine.

Vogt, Hans, saloon, Belle Plaine.

VALENTINE, W. H., foreman of Round House of N. W. R. R., Belle Plaine; was born in Clinton Co., N.Y., 1830, in which place he remained until 1863, when he went to Chicago, Ill., entered the employ of the N. W. R. R. and has been in their employ since; he remained in Chicago two years, then went upon the Peninsula, where he remained until 1867; he then came to Clinton, this State. While there he married Miss Sarah E. Hinkley in 1868; she was born in Clinton Co., this State; they lived in Clinton until September, 1875, when they moved to Belle Plaine; they own a nice property in Clinton, valued at about $2,000.

Voozark, John, laborer, Belle Plains

WARFIELD, W. H., laborer, Belle Plaine.

Wass, H. N., merch. tailor, Belle Plaine.

Watson, W. P., R. R. employee, Belle Plaine.

Weaver, Wm. H., mechanic; P. O. Luzerne.

Wehrman, Augustus, farmer; P. O. Luzerne.

Werhman, Henry, far., Sec. 23; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wells, C. N., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wells, C. T., far; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wells, E. J., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Welsh, John, far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

WENTZ, C., of the firm of C. & S. Wentz, dealers in groceries and provisions, etc., etc., Belle Plaine. Mr. C. Wentz was born in Germany in 1838; came to this country in 1855, and stopped in Kendall Co., Ill.; while in that county, be enlisted in Co. 1, 36th 111. Vol. Inf., in July, 1861; served four years and four months, and was honorably discharged; he was in many severe battles, the principal ones being the battles of Pea Ridge, Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, and all through the Atlanta campaign, and also at the battle of Franklin, Tenn. The war being over and peace restored, he returned to Kendall Co., Ill.; after remaining there a short time, he came to Belle Plaine; he engaged in his present business in the Fall of 1870. He married Miss E. Beek, in Vinton, this county; she was born in Germany.

Wentz, Samuel, merchant, Belle Plaine.

Wertley, J., far., S. 3; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wertley, Jno., Sr., far., S. 14; P.O. Luzerne.

Wertley, John W., far.; P.O. Belle Plaine.

WESSEL, HARTWIG, retired, Belle Plaine; was born in Holstein, Prussia, in 1835; came to Davenport, this State, in 1852, where he remained until the Fall of 1868; the four years prior to 1868 he was engaged in the agricultural implements business in Davenport; he came to Belle Plaine in 1868, and engaged in dealing in agricultural implements, which business he continued in until the Fall of 1873, when he sold to Mr. Junge. He married Maggie C. Nagel, in Davenport; she was born in Holstein, Prussia; they have five children living. Mr. Wessel has held the offices of Assessor, member of City Council, and various school offices. He owns 350 acres of land; resides at corner of 4th and Beech sts., Belle Plaine.

Weyand, Daniel.

White, Alexander, butcher, Belle Plaine.

White, B. H., proprietor Fremont House, Belle Plaine.

White, J. C., far., S. 36; P. O. Luzerne.

Wiley, J. J., R. R. employe, Belle Plaine.

WILCOX, S. A., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Oneida Co., N.. Y., in 1822; he remained in New York until 1843; he then went to Bureau Co., U., and remained until. 1854; he then moved to Tama Co., this State, thus becoming one of the pioneer settlers of the Northwest; he resided in Tama Co. until the year 1857; he then moved on to his present farm in this township; Mr. Wilcox owns 129 acres of land. He is one of the present Board of Township Trustees, which office he has held three terms previous to this; has also held various school and township offices; he was one of the Delegates to the Convention held in Tama Co. for the purpose of organizing the Republican party; this was the first Republican Convention held in that county, and we believe the first in this State. He married Miss P. M. Rogers, in Now York, in 1845; she was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1828; they have four children living -- Daniel O., Ann Eliza (she married Chas. R. Barnett), Miron C. and Sherman H.

Wilcoxon, Geo. I., mason, Belle Plaine.

Wilcoxon, I., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Williams, H. H., mer., Belle Plaine.

Wills, G. W., engineer, Belle Plaine.

Wilson, Andrew, lab., Belle Plaine.

Wilson, D. L., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wilson, J. D., lumber dealer, Belle Plaine.

Wilson, R. C., printer, Belle Plaine.

Wilson, Walter, laborer, Belle Plaine.

WISE, DANIEL, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Belle Plaine; owns 1371 acres of land; was born in Trumbull Co., Ohio, 1825, in which State he remained until 1851; he then went to California, and followed mining three years, at the end of which time he returned to Ohio; remained a short time, and came to Vinton, this county, in 1864. Married Miss E. Potter, in Marion, Linn Co. this State, in 1857; she was born in New York; they have seven children living-Alice Z., Effie G. Willard A., Blanche E, Caroline E., John Vincent and Maude E. Mr. Wise and family resided in Vinton until 1865, when they moved to this Tp., on their farm, which is only one-fourth mile from the city of Belle Plaine.

Wonderlich, E. A., far,; P. O. Irving.

Woods, H. D., blacksmith, Belle Plaine.

Woodward, L. H., retired grocer, Belle Plaine.

Warfield, James M., far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Worley, J., physician, Belle Plaine.

Wright, Enos, laborer, Belle Plaine.

Wright, E. B., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Belle Plaine; was born in Meigs Co., Ohio, in 1824; while he was a child his parents moved to Indiana, in which State they remained until 1842; they then moved to Winnebago Co., Ill., in which the subject of this sketch (E. B. Wright) married Miss Elizabeth Cormaness; she was born in Stark Co., Ohio; they moved to this county in 1854, and located on the farm on which they now reside; they own 200 acres of land. Mr. Wright is the present Secretary of School District; he has also held the office of School Treasurer several terms. His father, J. Wright, was born in Ohio, and married Miss L. Smith, who was born in Vermont; they moved to this county in 1854; he died four years after coming to this county, aged 58; his wife still resides in this county.

Wright, Franklin, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wright, H. H., laborer, Belle Plaine.

Wright, J. A., far., Belle Plaine.

Wright, Leroy S., farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Wright, W. J., far., Belle Plaine.

Yocum, Wm. W.

Young, Jeremiah, farmer; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Young, Joseph, far., Sec. 35; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Yount, E., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Irving; was born in Miami Co., Ohio, on the 10th of April, 1840; came West with his parents and settled in Iowa Township, this county, in 1856. He married Miss Emily Sink, in Iowa County, this State, Nov. 8, 1868; she was born in Miami Co., Ohio. Mr. E. Yount's father (John M. Yount, now deceased), was a native of Ohio; he moved to this county, bringing his family with him in 1856, thus becoming one of the early settlers of this county; his widow (Mrs. Yount), still resides in this county.

Zaleska, F. E., butcher, Belle Plaine.

Zaleska, Joseph, butcher, Belle Plaine.

Zaleska, F., Sr., far., Sec. 27; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Zaleska, Vincel, butcher, Belle Plaine.

Zeka, Joseph, butcher, Belle Plaine.

Zeller, John, far.; P. O. Belle Plaine.

Zimmerman, F. R., cabinet maker, Luzerne.

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Transcribed by Carelton Ealy.
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