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1917 Farmers' Directory of Iowa 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
Ahrens, Henry Louisa Charlie, Rena Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 320 ac., sec. 32;
R. 120 ac., sec. 32
13 W. J Guinn  
Ahrens, S. Roy Dalie . Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 200 ac., sec. 22;
R. 84.50 ac., sec. 27
19 Samuel Ahrens Breeder of Aberdeen Angus Cattle and Duroc Jersey Hogs. "Buckeye Valley Farm."
Allen, Frank     Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 103 ac., sec. 35;
R. 20 ac., sec. 34, and in Iowa Co., R. 173 ac., sec. 2
22 W. L. Allen Breeder of Percheron Horses, Prince Nore 72674, Jack, Gray Eagle Jr., Short Horn Cattle and Buff Orphington Chickens
Allen, John Anna Arthur Belle Plaine. O. 40 ac., sec. 35 20    
Allen, L. Dessie Yeolande Belle Plaine. O. 10 ac., sec. 35 30    
Allen, William Maggie Verna, Flossie Belle Plaine. O. 14 ac., sec. 35 30   Breeder of Buff Leghorn Chickens.
Allers, Louis Edna Robert Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 9;
R. 160 ac., sec. 9 and 10
33 Chas. Allers  
Allen, W. L. Anna   Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 103 ac., sec. 35;
O. 20 ac., sec. 35, and in Iowa Co., O. 173 ac., sec. 2
45   Breeder of Percheron Horses, Prince Nore No. 72674, Jack, Grey Eagle Jr.; Short Horn Cattle and Buff Orphington Chickens.
Bardwell, Frank Mary J. Frank Jr., John E. Belle Plaiiie. O. 100 ac., sec. 8 47   Breeder of Short Horn Cattle and Duroc Jersey Swine.
Barlachek, E. W. Bessie   Belle Plaine, R, 1. R. 160 ac., sec 7 3 August S. Haase  
Bartachek, Joe Frances Rue, Bessie, Ida Belle Plaine. R. 80 ac., sec. 4;
R. 40 ac., sec. 9
15 Frank Pertzalek Breeder of Hereford Cattle
Beal, Elmer     Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 40 ac., sec. 29;
R. 50 ac., sec. 28;
R. 70 ac., sec. 32
30 J. Beal Est.  
Beck, A. F. Lillian Hazel, Mabel, Burdett, Lucile Belle Plaine. O. 80 ac., sec. 17, and in Kane Twp., O. 130 ac., sec. 30; O. 107 ac., sec. 31, and in Tama Co., O. 320 ac.      
Beeh, Henry Frances Edward, Berna, Harry Belle Plaine, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 30;
O. 63.50 ac., sec. 31;
O. 17.50, ac., sec. 29
60    
Beirch, Frank Maud   Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 12.50 ac., sec. 27;
R. 18 ac., sec. 22
17 Mrs. M. C. Trueblood  
Bence, E. Jennie Bertha, Roy, Amber Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 20 ac., sec. 34 42    
Benishek, Louis Agnes Irene, Leona Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 55.72 ac., sec. 6 27 Alhert Benishek  
Berkheimer, Mrs. Mary   Ella Belle Plaine, R. 1.   50    
Berkheimer, H. C. Lucy Mattie, Henry, Earl, Pearl   O. 186 ac., sec. 34, and in Iowa Co., O. 160 ac., sec. 3 and 4 63    
Berkheimer, Wm.     Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 96.50 ac., sec. 35 44   Breeder of Aberdeen Angus Cattle and O. I. C. Hogs.
Berins, John Margaret Agnes, May Keystone, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 2 6 John Jacobs  
Birch, Frank Modie   Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 12.50 ac., sec. 27 25    
Birch, Wm. Fannie Lillian, Joe Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 19 ac., sec. 27 7    
Bistline, I. N. Alvina   Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 22 40 P. F. Koep  
Black, W. J. Myra Hazel, Nettie, Fern Belle Plaine. R. 190 ac., sec. 30, and in Tama Twp., O. 230 ac 13 Johnson, Ahrens and Sweet  
Boston, R. Mabel   Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 50 ac., sec. 27 15   Mother, Hanna Stone.
Bricker, H. B. Alma Leslie, Harvey, Evert, Marvin Belle Plaine. R. 200 ac., sec. 20 and 21 12 Frank Saukot  
Brawn, Wm. Rose Russel Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 10 ac., sec. 29 11    
Buch, G. W. Emma Arthur, Esther Keystone, R. 1. O. 153.24 sec. 2, and in Kane Twp., O. 80 ac., sec. 35 48   Breeder of Poland China Hogs. "Prairie Pride Farm."
Callum, M. E. Aggie Mary, Lester, John, Ralph Belle Plaine. O. 14 ac., sec. 35 20    
Carl, John Minnie Alvie, Glen, Marie Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 120 ac., sec. 28 7    
Carter, J. E. Josephine Pauline, Catherine, Evert Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 52.50 ac., sec. 35;
R. 58 ac., sec. 36
45 H. H. Carter Est.  
Casselberry, John Verona Homer Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 106.66 ac., sec. 5 43 J. R. Compton  
Chudlie, Frank Mary Frank, Joe, Helen Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 120 ac., sec. 7 17    
Cives, Jas. Rose Charlie Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 27;
O. 20 ac., sec. 28
42    
Cox, R. N. Rose James B., Ralph E. Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 140 ac., sec. 26;
O. 68.75 ac., sec. 23
48    
Creamer, A. B. Laura Merle Belle Plaine. R. 80 ac., sec. 29 25 Mary Steinke  
Crelly, F. C. Gertrude   Luzerne. R. 100 ac., sec. 12 27 Tom Bevens  
Davis, Henry J. Lena Edward, John, Ferdinand, Carrie, Margaret, Pauline, Francis Belle Plaine, L. Box 6 O. 60 ac., sec. 29 54    
Dellamuth, August Lizzie Henry, Melvan, Calvin, Clarence, Elsie Luzerne. O. 110 ac., sec. 24 2    
Ditzler, Allen Jennie Bernard, Wilbert Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 56 ac., sec. 35 24    
Donovan, Wm. Lizzie William, Clifford Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 140 ac., sec. 18, and in Tama Co., O. 23 ac 25    
Ealy, Ralph Mabel Wilma, George Belle Plaine. R. 85 ac., sec. 29;
R. 70 ac., sec. 22 and 29
30 Lizzie and Lena Shawalter  
Feeney, J.     Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 230 ac., sec. 4 41 J. Feeney Estate  
Formanck, Edward Agnes Gladys Belle Plaine, R. 2. O. 102 ac., sec. 31 1    
Gewecke, H. C. Wilhelmina Earl, Idella, Mildred, Sterling Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 197 ac., sec. 16 22    
Grax, John Mary Pearl, Theresa Belle Plaine. O. 198 ac., sec. 28;
O. 40 ac., sec. 20
17    
Grummer, Wm. H. Louise Paul, Robert Luzerne, R. 1. O. 102 ac., sec. 24;
O. 80 ac., sec. 23
27    
Hannea, J. Randolph Sarah C. James T.,
Frank R.,
Leolia K. M.,
A. M. May
Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 40 ac., sec. 25;
O. 40 ac., sec. 36
35   Dairyman, White Wyandotte Chickens.
Harkemeier, Christian Ida Lillian, Edith, Helen Luzerne, R. 1. R. 75 ac., sec. 23 19 Wm. Harkemeier  
Harkemeier, Wm. Charlett   Luzerne, R. 1. O. 75 ac., sec. 23 19    
Harkemeier, Wm. James Eldo, Elmar, Laura, Leona, Edna Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 280 ac., sec. 5, and in Kane Twp., R. 50 ac., sec. 32 20 H. J. Schild
and
John Schild Estate
 
Hinman, D. A.     Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 64 ac., sec. 35, and in Iowa Co., O. 63 ac., sec. 2 10    
Holley, Fred Dora Zora, Donald, Blanche Belle Plaine. O. 10 ac., sec, 4 20   Breeder of White Leghorn Chickens.
Howard, J. R. Rebecca Thelma, Mary Luzerne, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 25 30 S. F. Howard  
Howard, S. F.     Luzerne, R. 1. O. 85 ac., sec. 25 56    
Jacobs, John Nellie Robert, Lou, Mitchell, Will, George, Maud Belle Plaine. O. 180 ac., sec. 34 25    
Johnke, Henry Rose Richard, Will, Verna Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 15 13    
Jensen, G. F. Rosette Viola, Dorothy Luzerne, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 11;
O. 80 ac., sec. 14
13    
Jensen, G. H. Sophie Clara, Magretta, Helena, Alfred Luzerne, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 12 18    
Jensen, Wm. C. Martha Edwin, Harold, Erma, Leona Luzerne, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 1;
O. 160 ac., sec. 12
13   Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs. "Southview Farm."
Jurgemeyer, Edward,
and
Jurgemeyer, Emil
    Luzerne, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 1;
R. 80 ac., sec. 6
34 R. W. Jurgelneyer Estate  
Kaderavek, John
and
Kaderavek, Frank
    Belle Plaine. O. 41.50 ac., sec. 28;
O. 40 ac., sec. 27
20    
Kluss, F. H. Emma August, Mortan, Selma, Kate Luzerne. O. 235 ac., sec. 13;
O. 170 ac., sec. 34, and in Leroy Twp., 120 ac., sec. 28, and O. 400 ac., sec. 4 and 5, and in Union Twp., 160 ac.
     
Knipp, C. J. Olga Benhart, Edna Luzerne, R. 1. O. 40 ac., sec. 11;
O. 80 ac., sec. 10
39   Breeder of Duroc Jersey Hogs and Herford Cattle.
Koep, F. F. Amelia Stanley Keystone, R. 1. R. 155.29 ac., sec. 3 32 P. F. Koep  
Kraska, Charlie Alvina   Belle Plaine. R. 160 ac., sec. 6;
R. 80 ac., sec. 7
10 Albert Fullmer  
Kraig, Frank Edith Vernonen, Merle Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 18 24 Wm. Kraig  
Lahn, Fred Ordancy John, Alfred, Irene Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 157 ac., sec. 4 33 Fred Lahn  
Little, A. C.     Luzerne, R. 1. R. 115 ac., sec. 25 39 A. H. Little  
Little, A. H. Mary Alexander Luzerne, R. 1. O. 115 ac., sec. 25 57    
Lohf, John and Winnie   Raymond, Minnie Luzerne, R. 1.
Belle Plaine, R. 1.
O. 80 ac., sec. 15;
O. 80 ac., sec. 14;
O. 220 ac., sec. 23
27    
Lohf, John and Winnie     Luzerne, R. 1. R. 200 ac., sec. 23;
R. 80 ac., sec. 14
22 John Lohf, Sr. "Southhook Farm."
Lyman, Lewis Dora Glen, Melvin, Ivan, Floyd, Albert Belle Plaine. O. 20 ac., sec. 16;
O. 50 ac., sec. 21;
O. 10 ac., sec. 20
2   "City View Farm."
McCandless, S. A. Nora D. Harold A.,
Lillian May
Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 6;
O. 80 ac., sec. 5
52    
McKee, George Blanche   Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 50 ac., sec. 34;
R. 157.50 ac., sec. 33
37 Julia E. Mosnat  
Mckee, R. J. Anna Robert, Arnold Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 200 ac., sec. 36 39 Sarah Greenlee  
McLennan, H. L. Geneva   Belle Plaine. R. 160 ac., sec. 10 1 C. E. Patterson  
Madison, James Millie Milo, Neal Belle Plaine. R. 150 ac., sec. 19 21 H. B. Edwards  
Mall, C. B. Sadie Clifford Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 145 ac., sec. 8;
O. 10 ac., sec. 17
50    
May, J. S. Emma L. John, James, Frank Luzerne, R. 1. R. 240 ac., sec. 3 and 2;
O. 80 ac., sec. 2;
R. 80 ac., sec. 10
16 Jacob Wurtele Breeder of Percheron Horses and Jersey Cattle
Miller, J. C. Ida Fred Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 150 ac., sec. 17 11    
Miner, James M. Iona Bernard Luzerne, R. 1. O. 40 ac., sec. 36;
O. 66 ac., sec. 25
39    
Newton, E. J. Stella Esther Belle Plaine, R. 2. R. 120 ac., sec. 7 1 Martha Brewer  
O'Brien, P. F. Elizabeth Clarence, Frank, Glen, Helen, May, Irene Luzerne, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 13 52    
O'Brien, T. Mary Frank, E___, John Luzerne. O. 140 ac., sec. 12 57    
Pecenka, V. Anna Sophie, Franklin, Raymond Wright Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 40 ac., sec. 17;
O. 40 ac., sec. 8;
R. 40 ac., sec. 17
42    
Peterman, Edward Clara   Luzerne, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 11 24 Kouba Bros.  
Prill, Roy Blanche Nora Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 79.15 ac., sec. 18 21 Leander Prill  
Potter, Jess     Keystone, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 12 9 _______.  
Raabe, Detlef Little Louis Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 21;
O. 80 ac., sec. 16;
O. 160 ac., sec. 15, and in Homer Twp., O. 240 ac., sec. 8 and 17.
     
Raabe, George W. Ella Paul, Evelyn Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 15 27 Detlef Raabe Breeder of Herford Cattle and White Wyandotte. Chickens
Radeke, George Louisa Helen, Lucile Luzerne, R. 1. R. 121.50 ac., sec. 24;
R. 40 ac., sec. 26
28 H. A. Radeke  
Radeke, W. A. Anna August, Clarence, Elmer, John, Richard, Harold, Arnold, Will Luzerne, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 24;
O. 40 ac., sec. 25
50    
Rieck, C. C.     Luzerne, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 14;
R. 80 ac., sec. 14
29 F. C. Rieck Breeder of Short Horn Cattle
Rieck, Henry Emma Lloyd, Verene, Mildred, Irene Luzerne, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 11 32    
Rieck, J. W. Mary Cemlia, Evelyn, Raymond Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 169.40 ac., sec. 34 33 F. H. Kluss  
Rossway, J. F. Amanda Samuel W., Myrtle, Annie Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 100 ac., sec. 35;
O. 46.50 ac., sec. 27
51    
Rucker, D. Mary   Belle Plaine, R. 1. _____, sec. 22 45    
Salek, Frank Josie   Maringo, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 36 12    
Sankot, Frank Annie Ivan, Otto, Sidney, John
Note from Mary Rogers:
Frank Sankot also had children Frank Joseph, Charles and Leonard
Belle Plaine, R. 2. O. 100 ac., sec. 32;
O. 313.75 ac., sec. 20 and 21
40   Breeder of Hamshire Hogs.

Scheetz, Ludwig H. Laura Leonard, Charlie, Lula Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec 10;
O. 80 ac., sec. 15;
O. 40 ac., sec. 14
34   Breeder of Short Horn Cattle and Silver Lace Wyandotte Chickens. "Maple Creek Stock Farm."
Scheetz, William Alvena Harold H. Luzerne. R. 1. O. 120 ac., sec. 14 31    
Schild, G. S. Emma Helen, Louis, Fred, Clifford, Francis Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 200 ac., sec. 29;
O. 60 ac., sec 32
37   Breeder of Shire Horses, King Harold 3403, Jack, Governor Stone 5409, and Plymouth Rock Chickens.
Schild, H. J.     Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 20 ac., sec. 17 54 John Schild Estate  
Schild, John J. Laura Mildred Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 16;
O. 250 ac., sec. 8 and 9
25    
Schuchert, Claus Alvena Carl, John, Otto, Elsie Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 10;
O. 80 ac., sec. 14
35    
Schroeder, Oscar Alma   Luzerne, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 2 13 G. Schroeder  
Schuchert, C. Emma Florence Luzerne. O. 65 ac., sec. 25, and in Leroy Twp., O. 20 ac. sec. 30 50    
Schuchert, Geo. Jeanette Murlda, Neal, Fay, Ora Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 23 ac., sec. 34 60    
Schuchert, Jacob Belle Mary, Mark Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 162.60 ac., sec. 33 51    
Sellers, Charles Jennie Charles, William Belle Plaine. R. 80 ac., sec. 5 5 Tillie A. Haase  
Stammer, E. A. Emma   Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 59 ac., sec. 22 16 J. F. Stammer  
Stammer, J. F. Katie Mildred, Florence Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 59 ac., sec. 22;
O. 19 ac., sec. 27;
O. 100 ac., sec. 26
44    
Stuckenbruck, H. R. Rachel 0. Harold C., Clifford M Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 27, and in Iowa Twp., O. 85.02 ac 56    
Studt, Rudax Caroline Alice, Clarence Luzerne, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 12 37    
Taghon, Albrec Mary Albert, Margaret Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 18;
R. 80 ac., sec. 7
4 Mary E. McCune  
Tatge, Mrs. C. W.   Nellie, John, Lucile Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 4;
O. 160 ac., sec. 3
33    
Taige, J. C.     Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 4;
R. 160 ac., sec. 3
30 C. W. Tatge Estate  
Tippie, C. R. Amy Leslie Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 74 ac., sec. 25;
O. 20 ac., sec. 26
26    
Tippie, Ernest Cora   Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 51 ac., sec. 21 15    
Tippie, John A. Emma Robert, Neomia Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 40 ac., sec. 23;
O. 230 ac., sec. 26;
O. 40 ac., sec. 25
33    
Torgler, Oscar Nancy Walter, Russel Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 3 29 Wm. Strullmeier  
Trueblood, Margaret C.   Louise, Blanche, Paul, Mabel, Flank Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 132 ac., sec. 22 56    
Trye, Ben. Mary Georgette Luzerne, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 13 34 E. Powers  
Vanscoyoc, Elmer Ruth Myron Marengo, R. 3. R. 19 ac., sec. 36, and in Iowa Co., R. 220 ac., sec. 1 and 2 4 Edward Johnson  
Vifquain, J. B. May E. Sterling, Russel, Harold, Victor, Helen, Gladys, Vivian, Maynard, Myra Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 9;
R. 40 ac., sec. 17
2 Olive B. Patterson  
Viktora, J. J. Mary   Belle Plaine. O. 56 ac., sec. 21;
O. 30 ac., sec. 28
25    
Viktora, John Emma Mary, Anna, Charlie, Martha, Alice Belle Plaine. O. 180 ac., sec. 28 27    
Voes, Henry     Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 320 ac., sec. 33;
R. 120 ac., sec. 32
3 W. J. Guinn  
Walton, J. O. Carrie Leonard J., Edna L. Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 20 12   Breeder of Short Horn Cattle, Poland China Hogs and Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens, Pearl Guineas. "Fair St. Poultry and Fine Stock Farm."
Warfield, J. M.     Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 120 ac., sec. 7 1 Martha Brewer  
Warfield, N. E. Sadie Viola Luzerne, R. 1. R. 50 ac., sec. 11;
R. 80 ac., sec. 2
7 Jacob Wartley Estate  
Watterman, H. A. Emma Eldo, Selma, Martha, Norma, Lula, Orpha Luzerne, R. 1. O. 160 ac., sec. 1;
O. 80 ac., sec. 2, and in Kane Twp., O. 40 ac., sec 35
32    
Wehrman, Edward Cecilia   Luzerne R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 14;
R. 80 ac., sec. 13;
R. 20 ac., sec. 23
29 A. Wehrman  
Wehrman, Mrs. Laura   Caroline, Harold, Mildred Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 105 ac., sec 23;
O. 40 ac., sec. 22
37    
Wehrman, W. C. Emma Dwain, Marguerite Luzerne. O. 110 ac., sec. 24 31    
Wright, Sheridan Ida Leona, Ethel, Donald, Walter, Paul Belle Plaine, R. 1. O. 176 ac., sec. 17 49    
Wurtie, F. W. Rene Clifford Belle Plaine, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 15;
R. 160 ac., sec. 16
47 Jacob Wurtie Estate Breeder of Short Horn Cattle


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