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Kahn, David, restaurant.

Kahn, Moses, clerk.

Kahn, Tobias, cigar maker.

Keagle, F.B., Carpenter.

Keech, Joseph, shoemaker.

Keither, J.W., speculator.

Keith, Samuel E., retired; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., March 28, 1829; lived in Pennsylvania twenty-seven years, and came to Vinton in 1856, and commenced clerking in store; has been engaged in mercantile business, also in real estate business. He entered a section of land from the government the year before he settled here; owns farm of 160 acres adjoining the town, and 500 acres elsewhere. Married Adelia Beck, Oct.1, 1857; she was the daughter of Dr. O.C. Beck, formerly of Clermont Co., Ohio; she died Nov. 21, 1866, leaving two daughters-Cora B. and Molie; they lost one daughter, Missouri, who died March 13, 1864; he married Emma Whitlock of Vinton, formerly of Essex Co., N.Y., Feb. 24, 1869; they have one son, Karl Kieth, born Nov. 20, 1875. Dr. O.C. Beck died May 28, 1864, aged 48 years and ten months; Jemima A. Beck, his wife, died March 6, 1863, aged 46 years and eight months.

Keller, Alex., farmer, Sec. 34.

Kelley, J.E., laborer.

Kendall, B., carpenter.

Kendall, H.L., tailor.

Kendall, L.P., dairyman.

Keniday, Dennis, retired farmer.

Kimble, C.B., miller.

Kindrick, William.

Kirk, Richard, dry goods.

Kirkpatrick, D.E., clerk.

Kirkpatrick, W.F., Justice of the Peace; born in Adams Co., Ohio, Nov.23, 1812; lived in the same neighborhood for forty-two years; was engaged in mercantile business; also in milling business; came to Benton Co., in 1855, and engaged in farming about one mile southeast of town; has lived in this county twenty-two years. Has held the office of Justice of the Peace in Ohio; has held office of Supervisor in this county for eight years, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace for past six years. Married Miss Lydia McVey, daughter of Co. McVey, of Ohio, in 1833; they have seven children-William M., Mary E., Robert H., Leonidas N., Martha J., Dynes and Lydia; they lost four children. Robert was in the army, in the 8th I.V.I.; was wounded twice, and was a prisoner in Libby Prison; Leonidas was in the 28th I.V.I., and was slightly wounded.

Klemme, J.C., clerk.

Klemme, J.P., restaurant.

Knapp, Charles, farmer, Sec. 3; born in Indiana Feb. 8, 1839; lived in Indiana and in De Kalb Co., Ill., until 1852, when they came to Iowa, to Linn Co., and came to Benton Co. the same year and located near Wm. Cottrill's, and were among the early settler here; only a few here then; has lived here since, except a short time spent in Kansas. Was in the army, in the 8th I.V.I., Co. D; was in the battle of Shiloh, siege of Vicksburg, and in all the battles of the regiment, except Ft. Blakely; he was taken prisoner at the battle of Shiloh, and was a prisoner six months and ten days; was in the service about five years. Owns a farm of eighty acres. Married Miss Martha Swaim, from North Carolina, in November, 1866; they have two children-Susan A. and Stephen Eugene, and have lost two children.

Knapp, G.R., abstract business.

Knapp, S.A., Prof., President Farmers' Loan and Trust Co., and breeder of fine stock; born in Essex Co., N.Y., Dec. 16, 1833; after attending school there, entered Union College, Schenectady; after graduating, he went to Fort Edwards and was associated with Dr. King in the management of the Fort Edwards Institute for seven years; he then founded and was proprietor of Ripley Female College, at Poultney, Vt., which was under his management until 1866, when his health being affected and change of climate advised, he came to Vinton, and was pastor of the M.E. Church here for two years; then was elected Principal of the College for the Blind for six years; he organized the Farmers' Loan and Trust Co. in 1873, and has filled the office of President since its organization; he owns three stock farms, and is largely interested in raising blooded stock, principally swine; also Short-horn and Jersey cattle, and is managing editor of the Western Stock and Farm Journal, published at Cedar Rapids. Married Miss Maria Hotchkiss, from Washington Co., N.Y., Aug. 6, 1856; they have five children-Maria, Herman, Bradford, Arthur S., and Helen.

Knox, George, retired; born in Oneida Co., N.Y., March 7, 1840; when 4 years of age, he came with his parents to Kendall Co., Ill., in 1844; lived there twenty-five years, and came to Vinton in 1869 and engaged in lumber business; after some years he retired from the farm, and is not now engaged in active business. Married Miss Bessie Whitlock, from Vermont, June 2, 1875; they have one daughter-Laura.
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Transcribed by Kate Connerth.
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