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Frank P. Wiseman

WISEMAN, SHILLING, HALFORD

Posted By: Marthann Kohl-Fuhs (email)
Date: 5/18/2009 at 14:56:18

1889 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF
SHELBY AND AUDUBON COUNTIES, IOWA
W. S. DUNBAR & CO., PUBLISHERS
113 ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO

pages 815-816

FRANK P. WISEMAN, one of the early
settlers of Lincoln Township, was born
in Stark County, Ohio, July 22, 1853.
He is a son of William and Mary (Shilling)
Wiseman, natives of the State of Ohio. The
father followed the trade of a blacksmith for
twenty-five years, and died in his native
State. The mother removed to Iowa and
died in Crawford County. She was the daugh-
ter of James Shilling, and the mother of nine
children, three sons and six daughters. The
grandfather of Frank P. was George Wise-
man, of German descent, a native of Mary-
land, and a soldier in the war of 1812. Frank
P. Wiseman resided in his native county
until his twenty-third year, when he left the
farm which had been a home to him in his
childhood and early manhood. He first worked
at the carpenter's trade, and afterward learned
the milling business. In January, 1876, caught
in the tide of western emigration, he came to
Iowa and stopped in Crawford County. He
remained there four years, and at the end of
that time he removed to Audubon County
and settled on his present farm. The place
contains 120 acres, which is well improved,
with good buildings, and in a high state of
cultivation. In 1878 Mr. Wiseman was mar-
ned to Susie Halford, of Crawford County, a
daughter of James and Mary C. Halford.
One son has been born of this marriage --
Frederick P. Mr. Wiseman is a member of
the lodge, No. 450, A. F. & A. M., at Man-
ning, Iowa. He is also a member of the A.
O. U. W. In politics he gives his undivided
and hearty support to the Republican party.
He and his wife are devoted members of the
Methodist Episcopal church. Mrs. Wiseman's
father served as a soldier in the late war, and
one of her brothers was a member of the One
Hundred and Seventh Ohio regiment.


 

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