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1917 Farmers' Directory of Bruce Township
Atlas of Benton County, Iowa
The Anderson Pub'l. Co., 1917

Name Wife Childen Post Office  R. [rent] or O. [own]
Acres; Sec. # 
 Yrs  Land Owner Comments
Anderson, M. T. Eva Dorothea, Donald La Porte City, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 8;
R. 120 ac., sec. 8.
32   Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs.
Bader, John Anna Mary, John, Lizzie, Tony. Arthur and Alvin, Gus, Rudy, Edwin, Glen Dysart. O. 320 ac., sec. 30. 3    
Baish. Daniel G. Fronah Hazel M., Myron La Porte City, R. 2. O. 160 ac., sec. 27. 37    
Baker, Fred Pearl Ione La Porte City, R. 2. R. 40 ac., sec. 15;
R. 45 ac., sec. 11;
R. 12 ac., sec. 12.
25 Mary Haislet  
Ballheim     La Porte City, R. 2. O. 3 ac., sec. 1;
O. 80 ac., sec. 12.
33   "Ever Greenlawn Farm."
Ballheim, Wm. Anna Addie L., Hester L. La Porte City, R. 2. O. 120 ac., sec. 2;
O. 160 ac., sec. 1.
33   Breeder of Durham Cattle and Duroc Jersey Hogs. "American Beauty Farm."
Bonestech, O. C. Loretta Opal, Velma Dysart, R. 1. R. 210 ac., sec. 30. 36 John Harrington  
Bookmeier, Henry Ulma Harry, Mabel La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 3;
O. 120 ac., sec. 2.
5   Breeder of Hereford Cattle.
Brennan, D. J. Mattie Catherine, Donald, Agnes La Porte City, R. 3. R. 120 ac., sec. 6. 29 Mrs. P. J. Brennan  
Brokau, Henry Eunice Minnie, Nettie. Horace, Clifford, Ralph, Harry La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 24. 10 Emanuel Narber  
Carlton, W. M. May S. Guy, Glen, Lawrence La Porte City, R. 3. O. 125 ac., sec. 9. 20    
Casey, Roy     La Porte City, R. 3. R. 120 ac., sec. 7. 22 Michael Casey  
Chester, L. D. Anna Wallace, Fred, Ira La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 14;
R. 40 ac., sec. 13, and in Cedar Twp., O. 120 ac.
  John F. Rahn Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs.
Collins, Samuel Margaret May, Kathlene, Frances, Lillian, Aelrod La Porte City, R. 2. O. 220 ac., sec. 20. 53    
Drews, John Jr. Ella   Dysart, R. 1. R. 320 ac., sec. 28;
R. 110 ac., sec. 29.
40 John F. Drews  
Driscoll, J. Ida Pearl, Grant, Dallas, Well- wood, Wallace La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 23;
O. 80 ac., sec. 13.
41    
Driscoll, John     La Porte City. O. 80 ac., sec. 14;
O. 80 ac., sec. 24.
41    
Earl, J. B. Emma May E La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 11. 4 W. E. Morgan  
Eldridge, James Emma William C., Ruth L., Julia M. Garrison, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 36 6 O. D. Stone.  
Elliott, Ralph Emelia Jeanette La Porte City, R. 2. O. 200 ac., sec. 28. 26    
Elliott, F. M. Jessie Richard, Robert, Ferna La Porte City, R. 3. O. 118.95 ac., sec. 7. 16   "Pleasant Dale Farm."
Elliott, J. R. Eliza   La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 1;
O. 160 ac., sec. 27;
O. 80 ac., sec. 35.
32    
Fleming, Samuel Francis Wesley, Helen La Porte City, R. 3. O. 40 ac., sec. 3;
O. 40 ac., sec. 10.
13   Breeder of Poland China Hogs.
Fox, Everett Ida   La Porte City, R. 2. R. 3071/2 ac., sec. 16. 12 Cora C. Gower  
Fox, M. C. Alice Everett, Glen, Clifford La Porte City, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 4;
O. 40 ac., sec. 3;
O. 40 ac., sec. 9.
18    
Frahm, Gurgen Anna Ida La Porte City, R. 2. O. 100 ac., sec. 15. 23    
Frank, John G. Ella Hazel, Helen La Porte City, R. 2. O. 153.23 ac., sec. 1, and in Cedar Twp., O. 240 ac., sec. 6. 44   "Maple Grove."
Frost, Frank Gertrude Harold F., Thomas Leland Dysart, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 29. 22    
Fritz, C. E. Mary E. Roy, Edna La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 2. 36 George Fritz  
Gardner, R. W. Myrtle Marie La Porte City, R. 3. R. 229 ac., sec. 9;
R. 40 ac., sec. 8;
R. 13 ac., sec. 16.
5 S. J. Tedford  
Gates, E. E. Mary Cecil, Llewellyn, Floyd, Wayne, Donald La Porte City, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 4. 43   Breeder of Poland China Hogs.
Gay, J. F. Maria   La Porte City, R. 3. O. 200 ac., sec. 6. 47   Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs and Buff Orpington Chickens. "The Gay Farm."
Gillespie, J. G. Marybell Zoerina, Elwin Garrison, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 36, and in Monroe Twp., R. 95 ac., sec. 1. 37 R. T. Gillespie Estate.  
Gillespie, H. F. Della Helen J., and Sarah F. Garrison, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 36. 33 Joe Gillespie  
Gillespie, J. G. Jessie Zoerilla, Elwin Garrison, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 36, and in Monroe Twp., R. 95 ac., sec. 1. 38 R. J. and Z. Gillespie  
Goddard, L. N. Clara Bernice, Herold La Porte City, R. 3. R. 120 ac., sec. 9. 21 Charlotte Fields  
Goddard, H. J. Jessie Roy, Howard. Etta, Myrtle, Eva, Mabel, Edith, William, Ray, Fay La Porte City, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 8. 18    
Griffin, James Mary Bessie, Katherine, Nora, Viola, James La Porte City, R. 3. R. 160 ac., sec. 7. 3 J. W. McQuilkin  
Hansen, E. M. Goldie Eldred La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 14 1 Herman Hilmer  
Hark, Richart Kate Lillian, John, Alma, Eunice, Mabel, Bernice Dysart, R. 1. O. 131 ac., sec. 31;
O. 40 ac., sec. 32.
7    
Harrington, M. J. Agnes Clifford, Mabel Dysart, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 29. 37 Ellen Harrington  
Harrington, J. W. Bessie Loren, Ellis Dysart, R. 1. R. 200 ac., sec. 20;
O. 210 ac., sec. 30.
33 D. F. Harrington  
Harrington, D. F     Dysart, R. 1. O. 200 ac., sec. 20;
R. 220 ac., sec. 20;
R. 70 ac., sec. 30.
37 Ellen Harrington  
Hayward, M. L. Alta   Dysart, R. 1. R. 240 ac., sec. 19;
R. 20 ac., sec. 18.
23 C. B. Hayward Maple Lane Stock Farm.
Haislet, Clate Dora Marta Mabel, Zora Margaret La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 22;
R. 60 ac., sec. 15;
R. 160 ac., sec. 23.
29 F. Haislet Breeder of Poland China Hogs and Single Comb Leghorn Chickens.
Haislet, Mrs. Mary   Clad, Pearl La Porte City, R. 3. R. 195 ac., sec. 21;
O. 40 ac., sec. 15.
40 John Krebs  
Hilman, Christ Mata Henry, Mary, John, Florence, Eldo, Mildred Garrison, R. 2. O. 160 ac., sec. 25. 30    
Hilmer, John Lucia Hugo, Arnold La Porte City, R. 2. O. 120 ac., sec. 25, and in Cedar Twp., O. 80 ac., sec. 30. 30    
Hilmer, August Anna Harry, Albert La Porte City, R. 2. O. 200 ac., sec. 23. 32    
Hilmer, Wm. F. Matilda Edward, William, Clarence, Leroy, Viola La Porte City, R. 2. O. 160 ac., sec. 21. 35    
Hook, Ira Jennie Inez, Blanche, Glen, Alice, Pauline, Willard La Porte City, R. 3. R. 160 ac., sec. 7. 25 John Kerstetter  
Hunter, F. E. Myrta Maude, Blanche, Charles La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 1. 6    
Huppert, J. E. Jennie Arlene, Jeanette La Porte City, R. 3. R. 186 ac., sec. 18. 23 Daniel and Henry Casey  
Jebe, Jurgen F. Theresa Emil, Wesley La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 15;
O. 84 ac., sec. 10.
8    
Johannsen, Mrs. Helena   Anna, Theodore, Max, Herbert, George, Harry, Walter, Raymond Dysart, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 34. 3 E. F. Sult  
Kaiser, Phil Carrie Mildred, Mabel, Cato, Sheldon, Philip, Letson, Jennings, Paul, Cheron La Porte, R. 2. O. 240 ac., sec. 25 . 34    
Kaiser, George Bertha Sophia, Minnie, Netta, Anna, Bertha, Lisa, Emma, Louisa, Helen, George, Philip Louis La Porte City, R. 2. O. 160 ac., sec. 34. 40    
Klar, Jacob Eva E. George, Elmer, Paul, Hazel Garrison, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 34. 22    
Konicek, U. Sophia Emma, George La Porte City, R. 2. O. 205 ac., sec. 21, and in Kane Twp., O. 97.50 ac. 19    
Kremer, N. E.     La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 11;
R. 160 ac., sec. 12.
15 Amelia A. Bowman  
Kruse, Henry Lulu Lloyd, Leland La Porte City, R. 2. O. 160 ac., sec. 16. 28   Breeder of Hereford Cattle.
Kruse, Anna M.   George, Henry, Dora, August, William, Elsie La Porte City, R. 2. O. 220 ac., sec. 22;
R. 80 ac., sec. 27.
50 John Kruse Est.  
Kruse, George     La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 21;
R. 25 ac., sec. 22.
29 Mrs. Anna Kruse and Heirs  
Kuhn, H. H. Martha Roy, Harold La Porte City, R. 3. R. 80 ac., sec. 8. 27    
Lawyer, A. D. Olive M. Courtney H., Ada, Hazel M., Graham C. Dysart, R. 1. R. 159.75 ac., sec. 19. 50 Mrs. W. M. Lawyer  
Lockhart, M. J. Elma F. Wayne, Claire G. La Porte City, R. 2. R. 200 ac., sec. 17. 4 M. B. Van Dusen  
Loveless, G. E. Sophia Ivan, Mildred, Minnie La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 26;
R. 70 ac., sec. 27;
R. 25 ac., sec. 2.
7 F. H. Kaiser and Mary Luft  
Luze, Chas. Molly Roy Dysart, R. 2. R. 120 ac., sec. 28;
R. 40 ac., sec. 27.
4 Kate Peters  
Mahood, W. E. P. Ida Harvey, Henry, Linzie, Margaret Garrison, R. 2. R. 240 ac., sec. 35. 25   Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs.
Mahood, H. J. Bertha Richard La Porte City, R. 2. R. 320 ac., sec. 24. 25 Wm. P. Mayes  
McGranahan, W. W. Rose Lois Ruth Dysart, R. 1. R. 200 ac., sec. 32;
O. 25 ac., sec. 30.
28 Herman Schroeder Breeder of Aberdeen Angus. Cattle and Poland China Hogs.
McQuilkin, Robert Wayne     La Porte City, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 3;
R. 223.76 ac., sec. 3.
25   Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs.
McQuilkin, D. K. Agnes C. James G., Robert Wayne, Homer S. La Porte City, R. 2. O. 150 ac., sec. 2;
O. 70 ac., sec. 1;
O. 223.76 ac., sec. 3;
O. 230 ac., sec. 18.
55    
McQuilkin, J. G.     La Porte City, R. 3. O. 120 ac., sec. 18;
R. 230 ac., sec. 18.
25   Breeder of Shorthorn Cattle and Duroc Jersey Hogs, Percheron Horses, and White Wyandotte and Rhode Island Chickens. "Sunny View Stock Farm."
McQuilkin, Homer     La Porte City, R. 2. R. 140 ac., sec. 2;
R. 80 ac., sec. 1, and in Black Hawk Co., R. 80 ac., sec. 2
  D. K. McQuilkin  
Meeker, J. F. Vernie Marjorie, Loren La Porte City, R. 3. R. 300.88 ac., sec. 4. 6 Janette A. Nesbit  
Merritt, Alby Ethel Gertrude, Franklin, Thelma La Porte City, R. 2. R. 240 ac., sec. 26;
R. 80 ac., sec. 27.
5 Henry Unger "Rock Creek Valley Stock Farm."
Miller, Andrew Vanch Jeanette Marie La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 12, and in Cedar Twp., R. 75 ac., sec. 7. 29 J. W. Hoyt  
Miszner, John Martha Carl, Francis La Porte City, R. 2. O. 90 ac., sec. 29. 10    
Miller, Hans Matilda Henry, Christina, Andrew, Marie, Katherine, John, Frank, Pete La Porte City, R. 2. O. 160 ac., sec. 12;
O. 120 ac., sec. 13.
37    
Miller, G. C. Marie Ivan V. La Porte City, R. 2. R. 180 ac., sec. 22. 28 Jacob Miller Est.  
Miller, D. J. Inez Reba, Vera, Jean La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac. 27    
Moflit, John M.
and
Jim Wilson
    La Porte City, R. 3. R. 320 ac., sec. 17. 1 G. A. Hartz  
Morgan, W. E. Elizabeth   La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 11. 35    
Narber, Fred Ada   La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 12. 34    
Narber, E. May Fred, Inez La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 14;
O. 40 ac., sec. 13;
O. 160 ac., sec. 11;
O. 160 ac., sec. 24.
61    
Nass, H. G. Rose Loren Donald La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 11;
R. 80 ac., sec. 10.
20 W. Ruppricht  
Nass, Fred A. Minnie Clarence, Evelyn Dysart, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 33. 5 Chas. Zimple  
Nichols, John M. Ella Ralph, Alice La Porte City, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 5. 45    
Nichols, G. B. Mabel   La Porte City, R. 2. O. 147.84 ac., sec. 3, and in Spring Creek Twp., Black Hawk County, O. 80 ac., sec. 35. 39   "Valley View."
Ohrt, John Rose Kuno, Herman, Louis, Theodore La Porte City, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 13. 44 Henrietta J. Frank  
Osler, Wm. Ellen   La Porte City, R. 2. O. 40 ac., sec. 13. 35 Ellen I. Osler  
Osler, William M. Ellen William E., and William L. La Porte City, R. 2. O. 40 ac., sec. 13. 41    
Phillis, F. C. Edna   Dysart, R. 2. R. 120 ac., sec. 34. 5 Wm. A. Milne Breeder of Short Horn Cattle and Duroc Jersey Hogs.
Rahn, Fred W. Margaret Charles La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 14;
R. 80 ac., sec. 14.
32    
Register, W. T. Nellie Carl, Kennett, James La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 35. 6 Louise B. Huppert Est.  
Ritter, L. A. Dora Merrill A., Leda, Russell, Glen La Porte City O. 148.65 ac., sec. 2. 4    
Robins, W. H. Ada Harold Dysart, R. 1. R. 40 ac., sec. 32;
R. 104 ac., sec. 31.
11 W. T. Robbins  
Runyan, W. H. Ella Margaret, Floyd, Roy, Raymond, William, Clare Dysart, R. 2. R. 320 ac., sec. 33. 36 Chas. Rampton  
Rupperich, Chas. Florence Norma La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 22. 20    
Salmon, Newton A. Margaret Lawrence La Porte City, R. 3. R. 160 ac., sec. 5. 18 Peter Eskhart Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs.
Salmon, G. Sibyl Newton, Luther, Ivan La Porte City, R. 3. O. 70 ac., sec. 5. 19    
Sanders Brothers     La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 23. 26 Chas. Sanders Estate  
Seamans, Jas. F. Marie Grace, John Louis La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 11. 55    
Smith, G. W     La Porte City, R. 3. R. 141 ac., sec. 4. 25 Hattie L. Smith  
Smith, W. H. Ada Basil Dysart, R. 1. O. 162 ac., sec. 19;
O. 42 ac., sec. 18.
42    
Snyder, C. M. Anna Helene, Stewart, Melton, Virginia, Paul La Porte City, R. 2. R. 160 ac., sec. 8. 7 W. T. McQuilkin  
Van Fleet, H. M. Anna Donald, Richard La Porte City, R. 2. R. 240 ac., sec. 26. 6 I. B. Hayes  
Vaupel, Ben F. Lela C. Marian, Louise La Porte City, R. 2. R. 196 ac., sec. 10. 18 Christina Kerner  
Wienauds, Henry Lizzie Nina, Paul La Porte City, R. 2. R. 3 ac., sec. 1;
R. 80 ac., sec. 12.
16 Chas. Ballheim Breeder of Short Horn Cattle, Duroc Jersey Hogs and Rhode Island Red Chickens. "Ever Green Lawn Farm."
Witt, Jerry Jr. Mata Clifford, Kenneth, Arlene La Porte City, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 15;
O. 40 ac., sec. 23;
R. 130 ac., sec. 15.
33    
Witt, Peter Clara B   La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 16;
R. 40 ac., sec. 15.
29 Jerry Witt  
Young, G. W. Emma Leslie, John L., Myrtle, Earl, Ella, Pearl La Porte City, R. 2. R. 80 ac., sec. 10. 30 J. L. Young  


Bruce Township Farmers' Directory Transcribed by Sue Soden.
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