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Posted By: Mona Sarratt Knight (email)
Date: 7/26/2009 at 20:33:07

Source: The History of Appanoose County, Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Records of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Appanoose County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc.; illustrated; Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878.

L. BROSHAR, far., Sec. 13; P.O. Moravia; born in Ripley Co., Ind., Aug. 10, 1841; his ancestors were residents of that State since the year 1800, in which his grandfather, Edward, settled in Switzerland Co., from Washington Co., Penn. There his father, Zacharias, was born Oct. 12, 1804, and was one of the first white children born in that county. At the age of 25, went to Ripley Co., Ind., and married Miss Mary Lineback; she was born in Ohio in 1810; in 1855, they came to this county, where she died in 1862, leaving five children; all settled in this county. L. Broshar was 14 years of age when they settled in this township; he engaged in farming by renting, until 1862, then he purchased his first real estate - twenty acres of land; has added until he owns ninety acres of well improved and productive land, valued at $30 per acre. In 1862, he enlisted in the 36th I.V.I., Co. F; was at Helena, Little Rock, Elkins Ford, Jenkins' Ferry; at the latter place, was wounded; furloughed for three months and was promoted to Fifth Sergeant, afterward to First Sergeant, and as such as mustered out at Duvall's Bluff, Aug. 24, 1865. Feb. 28, 1866, married Miss Mary E. Claar; born in Jackson Co., Ohio in 1844; daughter of Joseph and Margaret C.; farmer; her father is still a resident of that county, her mother died in 1861; they have four children - Albert E., born Jan. 30, 1868; Cora M., Aug. 16, 1869; Harvey G., Nov. 1, 1871; Pearl C., June 7, 1876. Master and Secretary of Grange and Secretary of Council. Republican. Has held the offices of Township Trustee and Clerk, Assessor and school offices.


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