Posted By: JCGS Volunteer
Date: 12/16/2014 at 12:19:52
Levi Antle Celebrates 79th Year of Residence in County
Came Here When Three, and Has Resided in Jasper County Since.
Seventy-nine years ago today a yoke of oxen, drawing behind them the covered wagon of the pioneer, plodded slowly across the prairie and were drawn to a halt in what is now Jasper county. A man descended from the driverís seat, and surveyed the location. Then, reaching into the wagon, he picked up a three year old child and lifted him to the ground.
Since then, that child has resided in Jasper county. Today Levi Antle, 1005 East Fifth street North, is celebrating his seventy-ninth year of residence in this community.
Ten years later to the day, the young woman who was to become Mr. Antleís wife, came to Jasper county and she is celebrating her sixty-nine years of residence today.
Until 20 years ago, the Antles lived on a farm about nine miles east of town. This land was entered at $1.25 an acre, Mr. Antleís father, who drove the ox team from Springfield, Ill., making the entry. For the past two decades, the Antles have lived in this city.
Mr. Antleís first recollection of Newton is of three log cabins, constituting the entire city. Since then he has watched it develop from a frontier town into a prosperous, industrial city.
Mr. Antle is a constant reader of the Daily News, having been a subscriber for many years.
Source: Newton Daily News; Wednesday, October 10, 1928, page 1
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