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Date: 9/13/2004 at 12:54:54
Biography reproduced from page 505 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Adam Sawvel was born March 5, 1832, in Harrison Co., Ohio, being there reared and educated. He there followed the occupation of a farmer until the spring of 1855, when he removed to Clayton Co., Iowa, being one of the early settlers in that county. He resided in that county until 1869, then came to Kossuth county, locating on his present place on section 6, Lott’s Creek township. His farm contains 240 acres of good land. Mr. Sawvel was married Sept. 13, 1853, to Lydia Hahn, a native of Pennsylvania. They have five children—Simon A., James I., Mary E., Ida A. and Leslie E. Mr. and Mrs. Sawvel are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Sawvel was trustee of Lott’s Creek township for two years, beginning with the first after its organization. He was justice of the peace from 1876 to 1880, and has been school director of his district for the past six years. He served three years in the war as a member of company I, 27th Iowa Volunteers.
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