The Crawford County, Iowa, IAGenWeb Project

Biographical Data for Crawford County Residents in 1893

Source: Biographical History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa. 1893. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago

Surnames Starting With G, H, I, J

Name: GABLE, Jacob H.
Residence: Denison; arrived 1884
Occupation: Teacher, Clerked general store, Telegraph operator Northwestern Railroad
Birth: 10 July 1854, Newport, Perry Co., PA
Father: John Gable, (farmer & Minister German Baptist (Dunkard); resised Mahaska Co., IA)
Mother: Elizabeth Eby
Spouse: CLOUSER Fannie A., b New Bloomfield, Perry Co., PA
Marriage: 28 Dec. 1880, PA
Children: Francis J., Blanche E., Vida (d.); infant (d.)
Spouse Parents: Francis B. Clouser and Mary Schwartz (d)
Affiliations: A. F. & A. M. Diamond Lodge, No. 422, Ark Chapter, No. 89, Dunlap, Mt. Zion Commandery, No. 49; K. O P., Dawdell Lodge, No. 90, International Order of Railway Ticket Agents.
Name: GARDNER, Andrew
Residence: Crawford County (1874 located near Vail)
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 20 March 1847, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Father: John Gardner, b. Ohio (d. age 63, Martin Co., Indiana)
Mother: Alfreda Fanney, b. Ohio (lives with son Ozias in Buck Grove, IA, age 66)
Spouse: McGUIRE, Rebecca
Marriage: Martin County, Indiana
Children: McGuire, Lydia, Charlie, Alvadore, Ray, Chester
Spouse Parents: Thomas McGuire and Rebeca Bower
Affiliations: Methodist Church, Justice of Peace, Township Clerk
Name: GARDNER, J. B.
Residence: Manilla, IA
Occupation: Physician and Surgeon (grad. March 1882 Iowa State University, Iowa City)
Birth: 10 January 1856 Marshall County, IA
Father: Jay Gardner (b. Vermont)
Mother: Permelia Hilsabeck (b. North Carolina)
Spouse: OFFINEER, Mary E. (b. Ohio)
Marriage: Aspinwall, IA
Spouse Parents: F. M. Offineer and Rachel Wolf
Children: Bessie M. and Grace G.
Notes: A. F. & A. M. blue lodge (Manning); R. A. Chapter (Harlan): K. of P. (Manilla Lodge); charter member of I. O. O. F.; member of Pension Board of Examiners. Mrs. Gardner: Methodist Episcopal Church; Relief Corps, the Rebekah and Sisterhood of the K. of P.
Residence: Denison, IA
Occupation: Attorney; Real Estate; Landowner; Financier. Retired.
Birth: 22 August 1849, Jones Co., IA
Father: Solomon Garrison, b. abt 1816 Indiana; d. January 1891 Nebraska, age 75. Republican, farmer and stockraiser; financier, Cedar and Jones Counties.
Mother: Harriet Simpson (b. abt 1822, Indiana; age 71) Youngest of nine children, all living.
Siblings: Cyrena (m. John Ashby, Coggon, IA); William ( real estate, livestock, Olin, Jones Co., IA); George (farmer, Reynolds, NE); Laban (merchant, Reynolds, NE); Lodema (m. Andrew Hunt, merchant, Reynolds, NE)
Spouse: CAROTHERS, Emma (b. Wisconsin)
Spouse Parents: Dr. D. W. Carothers
Marriage: 17 February 1870
Children: Lillian, Edgar, Ray.
Notes: Lumber and hardware business (Simpson & Garrison) until 1875; read law and admitted to bar 1876; practiced in Clarence until 1880; Crawford Co. since 1880 (Garrison & Roberts dissolved 1884). Retired 1 January 1891. Member A. F. & A. M. No. 507 Sylvan Lodge, Denison; Ark Chapter No. 89, Dunlap; Mt. Zion Commandery No. 49, Harlan; De Molai Consistory No. 1, Lyons; Lodge of Perfection No. 1, Lyons; Delphic Chapter, Rose Croix No. 1, Lyons; El-Kahir Temple No. 47, Cedar Rapids; K. of P.; A. O. U. W. Republican.
Name: GIBSON, Frank
Residence: Paradise Twp.
Occupation: Farmer (80 acres)
Birth: 1836, Canada
Father: Rober Gibson (b. Ireland, British soldier)
Mother: Sarah Campbell
Spouse: MORRIS, Caroline (b. Canada)
Marriage: 1872
Children: Mary J.; William H; Thomas E.; Francis M.
Migration: La Salle Co., IL; Minnesota; Crawford Co. 1868.
Notes: 1861-1864 First Minnesota Infantry, Company G. Democrat. Served as Township Trustee; member of G. A. R., Denison Post. Presbyterian.
Name: GIBSON, Dr. J. I.
Residence: Denison
Occupation: Veterinary Surgeon
Birth: 27 January 1865, Carlton Co., Ontario, Canada
Father: R. A. Gibson (b. and resides Canada, Scottish origins)
Mother: Lucinda Gillespie (b. north of Ireland, resides Canada, Scottish origins)
Siblings: Twelve in number, all residing outside US
Spouse: COLGROVE, Minnie (of Denison)
Marriage: 31 December 1892
Notes: Graduated College of Veterinary Surgery and Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 1887; practiced 2 years Kemptville, Can. Iowa State Veterinary Assn.; served as President Northwestern Veterinary Medical Assn. of western Iowa 1892; Dowdell Lodge No. 90, K. of P. First Methodist Episcopal Church (chorister 1891-92).
Name: GIBSON, Solomon
Residence: Union Township, Post office Dow City
Occupation: Farmer, miner in Deer Lodge, Montana,
Birth: 9 April 1838, Ottawa, Canada (came to Crawford Co. 1868)
Father: Robert Gibson, b. Ireland; m. Canada; d. age 92
Mother: Sarah Campbell, b. Ireland; d. age 87
Siblings: 5 brothers, 4 sisters, Samuel (Charter Oak); Frank (Paradise Twp.)
Spouse: KIDD, Maria (b. Canada)
Marriage: 1868, Canada
Children: Margaret Alvaretta (teacher; Slatter, Colorado), Emma Sarah (teacher), Ida Jane (teacher), John Francis, Ed Henry, Lizzie Maria, Edna Lydia, William Beatty.
Spouse Parents: John Kidd and Margaret Garland (both b. Northern Ireland; both d.)
Affiliations: Methodist Episcopal Church, Township Clerk, School Board
Note : Lost left arm in gun accident
Name: GILLMOR, IsaacBlue Folder Photo
Residence: Denison Twp.
Occupation: Farmer (enlisted 1 Aug. 1861 Co. C. 2nd IA Cav.)
Birth: 14 February 1835, Sligo, Ireland (came to Crawford Co. 1869)
Father: Stewart Gillmor (d. Illinois) Emigrated 1847 to Davenport, IA; 1856 to Illinois
Mother: Rebecca Hart, (d. 1867)
Siblings: 7
Spouse: CONNOR, Hannah M., b. 1844. Emigrated to USA 1846
Marriage: 30 November 1865
Children: Margaret (teacher), Grace (teacher), Nellie (m. 2 Nov 1892 to F. Goudie, Denison); Olive, Ira , Edith
Affiliations: Methodist Espicopal Church, John A. Logan Post, No. 58, Post Commander
Note : Township trustee last 15 years
Name: GITTY, Robert
Residence: Crawford County
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1834, Allegheny Co. PA.; Came to Crawford Co. 1878)
Father: Samuel Gitty
Mother: Lavina Jones
Siblings: John, James, Samuel, Jesse
Children: 3 sons, 3 daughters
Affiliations: G. A. R., Budd Smith Post, Dow City
Name: GOFF, I. A.
Residence: Crawford County
Occupation: Cooper, farmer, brick business, livery barn
Birth: 1833 March, Cayuga Co., New York; Came to Mason's Grove, Crawford Co. 1865
Father: Frederick Goff, b.Vermont; d. Cass Co., Michigan; Carpenter
Mother: Malinda Crandall, b. Vermont; d. Cherokee Co., IA
Paternal Grandfather: Thader Goff, b. Vermont
Siblings: 9
Spouse: SAVAGE, Sarah J., b. 1835, Oswego Co., New York
Marriage: 1853 September
Children: Aribret F. (Colorado) John ( Airon) William (Pierce Co., Nebraska) Orlando (Dow City); Rosa( m. A. A. Lambert, Airon); Mary, Mark
Affiliations: Elder in LDS church, Pastor at Deloit 10 years
Note : Helped plat town of Airon, March 1891
Name: GOODRICH, Isaac B.
Residence: Crawford County; early pioneer; first to enter land in Crawford Co.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1804 Oct., New York
Death: 1881
Father: Philander Goodrich
Mother: Margarett Gamble
Siblings: Luzina (d.; m. S, B. Greek); Sabina (m. Edmun Howorth, Dow City); Adaline (d.; m J. Munson); Leverett C.; Tulley (d.) ; William (Denison); Oscar, Rufus, Milo (Nebraska); Philander (d. infancy), Manirva (d. infancy)
Spouse: unnamed, d. April 1882
Affiliations: Baptist, County Supervisor
Note : Goodrich township was named in his honor
Name: GOODRICH, Leverett C.
Residence: Denison Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 17 April 1838, Michigan
Spouse: TURMAN, Rachel (b. 9 June 1843, La Fayette Co. Wis)
Marriage: 27 April 1865
Children: Delia (m. C. Dier, La Mars, IA); Margaret M. ( m. George De Wolf, Iowa Park, TX), Jesse L. at home
Spouse Parents: John Turman (d. 29 March 1891, Denison) and Manirva Sea (d. 18 April 1880, Woodbury Co., IA)
Affiliations: Methodist Episcopal Church
Name: GREEK, Sylvanus B.Blue Folder Photo
Residence: Denison
Occupation: Farmer, retired
Birth: 25 Dec 1826, Canistco, NY
Father: Nathan Greek, d.; (Scotch Origin)
Mother: Margaret Norton (German Origin)
Spouse 1: GOODRICH, Lucinda, b. NY; d. 1876
Marriage: December, 1850
Children: Seba; Cyrus A.; William; Maryett (m. John Cary); Sylvanus B.;
Spouse 2: RUMSEY, Mary B.; b. New Orleans;
Marriage: Oct 1887
Note: Residences: Chautauqua Co, NY; Chicago; Rock Island. Methodist; Republican; School Director; Township Treasurer; Trustee; Deputy Sheriff; Justice of the Peace;
Name: GREEN, Colonel C.
Residence: Denison
Occupation: Brick Manufacturer; Stock Farmer;
Birth: 3 October 1838, Ontario, near London, Canada
Father James Green
Mother Betsy
Spouse: SERVOSS, Charlotte, b. 25 October 1856; Montgomery Co., NY
Marriage: 1864
Children: Ida (m. Tom Kelly, Denison), Jennie, Maude, and Arthur;
Spouse Parents: George and Prudence Servoss
Note: Members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Helped build with his bricks Crawford Co. Jail; Crawford Co. Bank; High School Building, among others; Republican; County Supervisor; City Council; School Board; Assessor and Census Enumerator;
Name: GRIMES, William R.
Residence: Nishnabotny Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1849, Batavia, Kane County, IL
Father Jacom Grimes, age 74, Batavia, IL
Mother Lucy Hoyt, d. 1878 Chicago
Siblings Mary (m. G. W. Lackey), Loomis (IL)
Spouse: STEP, Mary b. Fulton County, IN. Her surname given as MESSNER in biography, but see Item of Interest below.
Marriage: 6 September 1877, Batavia, IL
Children: Bennie (d. age 6), Ray, Carl
Spouse Parents: Elias Stepp and Sarah Snyder (d. 1879, Brookville, Ogle Co., IL); natives of PA
Item of Interest After her mother, Sarah Snyder, died, Mrs. Grimes moved in with the MESSNER family and they reared her.
Note: Republican Party; Township Trustee
Name: GROTE, John F.
Residence: Westside
Occupation: Dry Goods Business; Owns General Store
Birth: 20 April 1852, Hamburg, Germany. Emigrated to US 1870
Father John A. Grote
Mother Amelia
Spouse: JEFFRIES, Belle; b. Syracuse, NY
Marriage: 16 June 1875, Clinton, IA
Children: A. Blanche; Mabelle Louise; Edith E; 3 children deceased: Maude and a pair of twins--a boy and girl.
Note: Residences: Lyons, IA; Clinton, IA. Republican; Member of the school board; Treasurer of the AOUW; Representative of the Grand Lodge 1887-1888; Member of the Knights Templars and the Shrine.
Name: HARM, Christian
Residence: Charter Oak
Occupation: Partner, Harm & Schurke-dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, groceries
Birth: 13 April 1861 Holstein, Germany
Spouse: PETERS, Mary, b. Germany
Marriage: December 1884, Denison, IA
Children: Freda, Henry, Ross
Notes: Democrat. K. of P., No. 221. Formerly employed by M. Goldheim, then J. P. Miller & Co.
Name: HARPER, John
Residence: Bell, IA
Occupation: Farmer (80 acres Paradise Twp.)
Birth: 28 August 1848 Kingston Twp., Frontenac Co., Canada. To Crawford Co. 1872
Father: Jacob Harper, (b. Canada, German ancestry; d. Canada age 72 years)
Mother: Jane Granger (b. Fermanagh Co., Ireland; d. Canada age 72 years
Siblings: 8 siblings; 6 living
Spouse: CROHAN, Celia (b. 1 August, 1860 New Jersey)
Marriage: November 1876, Harrison Co., IA
Children: Mary Jane, Kate Maud, Jacob William, George Thomas, John Bernard, 2 daughters named Anna (d.)
Spouse Parents: Owen Crohan and Mary Tiernan (both b. Galway Co., Ireland). Reside Harrison Co., IA
Notes: Blacksmith in NY; bridgework Chicago, IL and Omaha. School Board member 9 years; served as Township Trustee. Democrat. Catholic.
Name: HARVEY, C. P.
Residence: Rural Denison
Occupation: Farmer (120 acres)
Birth: 4 May 1852; Amboy, Lee Co., IL
Father: Michael Harvey (b. Ireland; m. New York City; d. age 48 Amboy, IL)
Mother: Ellen McGill; resides Amboy, IL, age 74 years
Siblings: 7 brothers, 1 sister
Spouse: POLHAMUS, Hannah (b. Clinton Co., IA)
Marriage: Clinton Co., IA at age 24
Children: Thomas Berry (age 15); James (age 11)
Spouse Father: Thomas Polhamus, Clinton Co., IA
Notes: Resided Chicago, IL 1871-1875. Democrat. 1881-1884 County Supervisor. I. O. O. F., of Vail; Knights of Pythias, Ainsworth Lodge, No. 148, of Westside.
Name: HATHAWAY, Ernan
Residence: Iowa Twp., Crawford County since 1880
Occupation: Farmer (160 acres); stock-raising
Birth: 16 June 1856 Jackson County, IA
Father: E. S. Hathaway (b. Vermont; m. North Hampton, OH; resides Ottawa Co., KS)
Mother: Eunice C. Prior (b. Ohio)
Paternal Grandfather: Levi Hathaway (b. Vermont, War of 1812, d. Jackson Co., IA). One son Seth H. (d. Baltimore, MD)
Paternal Grandmother: Betsey Mather (b. NY, daughter of Dr. Mather, surgeon Revolutionary War; d. Jackson Co., IA)
Maternal Grandfather: C. C. P. Prior
Siblings: G. A. (Cedar Co., NE); George P. (Methodist minister, Vincent, IA); D. C. (Ottawa Co., KS); Orrie
Spouse: HASSON, Melissa
Marriage: November 1879, Jackson Co., IA
Children: Ida M.; Beryl; Maggie (d. infancy); Leafy (d. infancy)
Spouse Parents: William Hasson and Ann McCurly (both b. Canada)
Notes: Taught school in Jackson and Linn Counties. I. O. O. F., No. 222. Republican.
Name: HAUGH, John T.
Residence: Denison, IA
Occupation: Businessman (clothing and merchant tailoring)
Birth: September 1855 Davenport, IA
Father: Mark Haugh (b. Ireland; d. abt. 1863 Scott Co., IA)
Mother: Margaret Rasp (b. Canada, resides Denison)
Spouse: FARRELLY, Farrelly (b. Ireland)
Marriage: 6 May 1891
Spouse Parents: James and Mary Farrelly
Notes: Partnership in M. Goldheim & Co. 1888. After death of Mr. Goldheim in 1892, Haugh & Kemming was organized. Catholic.
Name: HAWLEY, R. C.
Residence: Milford Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 31 August 1827, b. Stratford, Connecticut
Father: Abijah Hawley, b. Trumbull, Connecticut (d. age 61 )
Mother: Huldah Curtise, b. Trumbull, Connecticut (d. age 51)
Parental Grandfather: Robert Hawley, b. Trumbull, Connecticut (served in Revolutionary War)
Maternal Grandparents: Daniel Curtis and Huldah Burr
Siblings: 5 brothers and 3 sisters
Spouse: BEERS, Sarah A., b. Connecticut (d. 13 June, 1868)
Marriage: Age 25 in New York City
Children: Ella L.,Edward W., Frank L., Rovert C., Wilbur, Sarah A. (m. Mr. Ford, New Haven, Connecticut)
Spouse Parents: Burton Beers and Eunice Wheeler of Conn.
Name: HAYES, J. H.
Residence: Washington Twp.
Occupation: Stockman, farmer
Birth: 7 May 1850, Stephenson Co. Illinois. Came to Crawford Co. 1883
Father: Samuel Hayes, b. Northumberland Co., PA; d. Warsaw, Illinois, age 81
Mother: Mary Hutchinson, b. Union Co., PA; d. Warsaw, Illinois, age 79
Siblings: John (Stephenson Co. Ill.); Russell (Chicago); Samuel (Iowa City); Robert ( East Dubuque); one sister
Spouse: EVANS, Mary, b. England
Marriage: 15 Dec. 1880, Galena, Illinois
Children: Mary, Fanny Belle, Hellen, James H., Robert Russell
Spouse Parents: Father lives in Galena, mother died in England
Affiliations: Baptist Church
Note : See biography of his father Reuben Heffelfinger
Residence: Denison
Occupation: Grain and milling business
Birth: 8 July 1867, Denison
Father: Reuben Heffelfinger
Mother: Jennie Shepherd
Spouse: McCLELLAND, Nellie, b. 8 Sep. 1870
Marriage: 9 Nov. 1889
Affiliations: Chancellor-Commander of K. of P. Dowdall Lodge, No. 90, Sons of Veterans
Note : Partnership with father in grain business
Note : See biography of his son Fred Heffelfinger
Residence: Denison
Occupation: Grain and milling, hardware business, postmaster (enlisted Co. B. 13th Il. Vol. Inf.)
Birth: 18 Feb. 1839. Tontogany, Wood Co., Ohio. Came to Crawford Co. 1866
Father: Archibald Heffelfinger, b. PA.
Mother: Jane Bernthistel, b. PA
Spouse: SHEPHERD, Jennie, b. ILL
Marriage: Sterling, Illinois
Children: Fred, Maud (d.), Edna, Raymond
Affiliations: G. A. R., No. 58, John A. Logan Post
Note : Organized the Crawford County Bank, Erected Boyer Valley Roller Mills
Name: HENNEY, George E.
Residence: Crawford County
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1854, Henry Co., Ill; Came to Crawford Co. 1873
Father: A. K. Henney, b. Wayne Co., Ohio; d. 30 Dec. 1883. Came to Crawford Co. 1876
Mother: Mary A. Mehrling, b. Columbia Co., PA.
Siblings: William H. ( Editor, Girard, Kansas)
Maternal Grandparents: Peter Mehrling and Mary
Spouse: HARIGAN, Jennie
Marriage: 1879
Children: May, Ivy, Charles, Henry, John
Affiliations: Township offices
Name: HENSEN, Carl F.
Residence: Goodrich Twp. and Denison
Occupation: Agriculturist
Birth: 26 July 1836, Schleswig, Germany. Emigrated 1870 to Denison
Father: Detlef Hensen (d. 1856 Germany)
Mother: Catherine Otto (d. 1878 Germany)
Siblings: Frederick ( Kiel, Germany); Detlef (Australia); Hans (d.)
Spouse: LEHFELDT, Emma, b. 8 March 1837, Holstein, Germany
Marriage: 25 Oct. 1860
Children: Carl (Montana); Amelia (m. John Lehfeldt); William (Chinook, n Montana); Amiel ( Attending college); Theodore (Montana) Luvie, Paul
Affiliations: Township Trustee, Supervisor, Board of Education, German Lutheran Church
Note : 1863 served in the war between Prussia and Denmark
Name: HIGLEY, Lyman B.
Residence: Union Township, Post office Dow City
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 4 July 1841, Whiteside County, Illinois (came to county 1876)
Father: Samuel Higley, b. Ohio; d. 1854 , Whiteside Co., Illinois
Mother: Elizabeth Wilcox, b. Rhode Island; d. 1878, Crawford Co., age 73
Siblings: Charles, Mary
Spouse: SUMMERS, Caroline I., b. W. Va.
Marriage: At age 24
Children: Mary (teacher, m. Pearl D. Vore, Union Twp. Child: Etta ); George N. , Lyman D., Rachel E., Semantha J., William S., Caroline I., Samuel P. (d. age 22) William H., (d. infancy)
Spouse Parents: Paul Summers (d. at age 53 Oregon); mother d. 1845
Affiliations: Methodist Episcopal Church
Note : 1865 went to Pacific coast engaging in mining and prospecting
Name: HINK, Otto
Residence: Washington Twp., Crawford Co.
Occupation: Landowner and farmer; 480 acres
Birth: 25 March 1842 Hanover, Germany. Emigrated to US 1866
Father: Henry Hink, b. & d. Germany
Mother: Anna Bremer, b. & d. Germany
Spouse: BALTISBEYER, Mary, b. Calhoun Co., IL
Marriage: 1875 Poweshiek Co., IA
Children: John Henry, Mary Elizabeth, Anna Lucy, Maggie, Tillie Louisa, Ida Sophia, Otto Peter, Clara Minna
Parents of Spouse: Henry Baltisbeyer and Margaret; Lutheran
Notes: Democrat. Serving as Township Trustee; former School Board member. Lutheran.
Name: HOCKETT, W. B.
Residence: Iowa Township, Crawford Co.
Occupation: Farmer; 14 acres orchard and fruits
Birth: 12 September 1824 Randolph Co., IN
Father: William Hockett, b. North Carolina; d. Henry Co., IA; Quaker
Mother: Rachel Hodson, b. Pennsylvania; d. Henry Co., IA: Quaker
Siblings: 4 brothers, 2 sisters
Spouse: WHITTAKER, Susan, b. Ohio
Marriage: Henry Co., IA
Children: John T. (stockman Iowa Twp.); Asbury L. (Nebraska); Louisa Lathrop (Iowa Twp.); Jane Weston (Audubon Co.); Alfred W. (Irwin, IA); Levina ( teacher at Manning, IA); Effie B. Summers (Milton, SD); Ruth (teacher, Crawford Co.); Grant (Omaha); Annetta (d. age 20); Jesse (died a young man)
Spouse Parents: John Whittaker (b. Ohio) and Berthula Roberts (b. Ohio)
Notes: Engaged in farming 1855-1873 Marshall Co., IA.
Name: HOFFMAN, John
Residence: Soldier Township
Occupation: Farmer (160 acres). To Crawford Co. 1882
Father: Samuel Hoffman, b. Switzerland; d. 1867 Scott Co., IA; emigrated to US Dec 1852
Mother: Ann Spitz, b. Switzerland; d. 1883
Siblings: J. C. (Oregon); Henry (Davenport); Samuel (Davenport); Frank (Jones Co., IA); Catherine (m. Christian Koley, Tama Co., IA); Andrew (d. Jones Co., IA)
Spouse: DUSSEL, Catherine, b. Switzerland
Marriage: 1867 Clinton Co., IA
Children: Rose (m. W. B. Brazell, Soldier Twp.); Andrew(Charter Oak); Frank (school teacher); Sam; Emma; Bertha; Mabel; Earl; Gladys.
Spouse Parents: Andrew Dussel (b. Switzerland; d. Davenport, IA) and Agatha Schlegel (b. Switzerland; d.Davenport, IA). Emigrated to US May 1852
Notes: 1862 Company A, 14th Iowa Infantry; Western Army, 3rd Division, Second Brigade, 16th Army Corps. Democrat. Justice of the Peace.
Name: HOLMES, George W.
Residence: Charter Oak
Occupation: Retired landowner, farmer, businessman.
Birth: 26 October 1833, Madison Co., NY
Father: William Benjamin Holmes, deceased, English descent
Mother: Hannah Snell; resides Will Co., IL; age 76; German descent
Spouse: ANKENY, Mary J., b. Ogle Co., IL
Marriage: 4 July 1855 Jo Daviess Co., IL
Children: William H. (carpenter); Clara E. (m. William Stukas, Clinton, IA); Durward A. (Clinton, IA); Irene O. (teacher Crawford Co.); Hattie A.
Notes: Company D., Twenty-Sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, participated in Arkansas Post, siege of Vicksburg, and Jackson, Mississippi. Had a meat market at DeWitt, IA; kept grocery Jackson Co., IA and represented American Express Co. 1858. Democrat. Chairman of Township Board; served as Trustee of township; former member of the City Council Clinton, IA and President of Germania Building Association; owned a coal and wood yard in Charter Oak. Member Vandever Post, Ute, IA, G.A.R., No. 119. Methodist Episcopal.
Name: HOUSTON, William
Residence: Paradise Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 26 Nov 1837, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Father: David Houston, b. Renfrewshire, d. Scotland
Mother: Elizabeth Morton, b. Renfrewshire; age 84
Spouse: ORR, Elizabeth, b. Scotland
Marriage: 1 June 1866, Scotland
Children: William (d. 18 yrs), Lizzie (d.13 yrs), David l., Maggie, Robert W.
Spouse Parents: William Orr (d. Scotland, age 76) and Elizabeth Barrr (d. age 74)
Note: Presbyterian, Democrat, Justice of Peace
Name: HOWLAND, Erwin D.
Residence: Boyer Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1857, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
Father: Asaph Howland, b. Massachusetts
Mother: Abigail Miller, b. Mass.; d. 1861, Mass.
Siblings: Truman, Emory (Harrison Co., IA), sister (unnamed, m. Mr. Wilson; Butler Co., NE)
Spouse: BAILEY, Angelica, b. Schenectady, New York. Previous marriage to a Mr. Seeley
Children: Eula
Step-Children: Bertha Seeley (Freemont, NE)
Spouse Father: William Bailey, b. England; resides near Plattsmouth, NE
Spouse Mother: Angelica VanSlick, b. Schnectady, New York; d. Jan.1892
Note: Republican
Name: HOWLETT, Charles
Residence: Willow Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 16 June 1838, Lycoming Co., Pa.
Father: Charles Howlett, b. England
Mother: Martha Croft, b. Lycoming Co.
Siblings: 6 sisters, 3 brothers including Thomas and William
Spouse: ROGERS, Margaret
Marriage: Charles was age 22
Children: Dewitt (Colorado), Howard, William (Colorado), Emeline, Chester, Joseph, Thomas, Clay
Spouse Parents: Wesley Rogers (b. PA) and Effie Carson ( b. PA)
Spouse Sibling: O. U. Rogers
Note: Protestant and Republican
Name: HOWORTH, Edmund
Residence: Dow City
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 23 Dec 1823, Lancashire, England. Emigrated to US 1850
Father: Edmund Howorth, b. Lancashire, d. age 67. Emigrated to US 1842
Mother: Mary Howorth, b. Lancashire; d. age 71, Union Twp
Spouse: WOOD, Sabrina, b. Mercer Co., Pennsylvania
Marriage: 5 July 1862
Children John, James, Mary, Lulu, Isaac, Daniel, Maggie, Frank,Edmund (d. age 16)
Spouse Father I. B. Goodrich. See his biography.
Note Baptist
Name: HUIE, John
Residence: Boyer Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1844, Ogle Co., Illinois
Father: David Huie, b. Scotland, d. 1849
Mother: Catherine Sanborn , b. Canada. Remarried to N. P. Scott (b. Ohio; resides Ogle Co., IL)
Siblings: Robert J. (Charles City, IA), Mary Ann (m. D. E. Bedford; Smith Co., Kansas) and Recina (IL)
Spouse: DUNHAM, Martha L., b. Jackson Co., Iowa
Children Kate, Robert, Winnifred and Jennie
Marriage: 1880, Boyer Twp.
Spouse Parents: Cornelius Dunham (b. Massachusetts; m. Clinton Co., IA; d. 1865) and Margaret Scott (b. Ohio; d. 1876)
Name: HUNT, Ninus L.
Residence: Crawford Co.
Occupation: Hunt Bros. General Merchants, in partnership with brother C. J.
Birth: 19 Oct. 1855, b. Goodrich Twp.
Father: Judge Alonzo Hunt, b. 1827, Saratoga Co., New York; m. Council Bluffs, IA; d. Omaha
Mother: Margaret Dobson (age 62)
Siblings: Sarah A., A.W., Mary L., Charles J., Cynthia A. (d. 14 Sept., 1864)
Paternal Grandfather: Walter Hunt, b. NY
Paternal Great Grandfather Captain Ziba Hunt
Maternal Grandfather: Ben Dobson of Crawford Co.
Spouse: MASON, Emma L., b. Crawford Co.
Marriage: Deloit at age 24
Children Ralph Blaine, b. 13 Feb. 1883
Spouse Parents: Jesse Mason, d. 28 Sept. 1891; came to Crawford Co. 1851
Name: HUTCHINSON, George
Note: See biography of his brother Robert Hutchinson
Residence: Crawford County
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 21 February 1859, Rock Island Co., IL (came to county 1882)
Father: Thomas Hutchinson, age 75, b. Fermanna , Ireland
Mother: Susan Ramsey, age 63, b. Ireland
Siblings: William, Thomas, Anna, James Samuel, Bessie (d.), Jane (d.), Maggie (d.), Joseph (d.), Robert (d.)
Spouse: JOHNSON, Alice, b. Mercer Co. IL
Marriage: Viola, Mercer Co., IL, at age 23
Children: George Marion (age 8), Florence Susan (age 6), Thomas Clarence (age 3)
Spouse Parents: Robert Johnson, (b. Ireland, d.) and Alice Lipton (b. Ireland)
Affiliations: Methodist Church
Name: HUTCHINSON, Robert
Note: See biography of his brother George Hutchinson
Residence: Milford Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 1856, Rock Island Co., Illinois (came to county 1882)
Death: 14 Dec. 1892
Father: Thomas Hutchinson
Spouse: PETTY, Frances, b. Johnson Co., IA
Marriage: 24 March 1891
Children: Thomas Alfred (b. 4 Feb. 1892)
Spouse Parents: William Petty
Affiliations: President of School Board
Name: INGHRAM, Josiah
Residence: Crawford County
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 18 May 1859, Greene Co., PA
Father: Isaac Inghram, b. Greene Co., PA; d. age 63
Mother: Melissa Inghram, b. Greene Co., PA; d. age 48
Paternal Grandfather: John Inghram
Maternal Grandfather: Arthur Inghram, b. Greene Co., PA
Siblings: Hysee, Slater, Arthur, James, Josiah, Norman, Uriah, Franklin (d.), Jesse (d.), Robert (d.)
Spouse: SHOVE, Kitty M., b. New York
Marriage: 14 May 1884
Children: Frances Myrtle
Spouse Parents: G.R. Shove (b. 1 May 1837, Oneida Co., New York; m. at age 25; shoemaker) and Katie Lanning (b. New York)
Spouse Siblings: Nellie (teacher), George
Spouse Paternal Grandparents: Charles Shove (b. England, d. age 49) and Eliza Shears (b. England d. age 65)
Spouse Stepmother: Sarah Crouch, b. Massachusetts
Spouse Step Siblings: Lorain, William F.
Name: JACKSON, W. W.
Residence: Hanover Twp.
Occupation: Stockman, enlisted in Co., E. 134th New York Inf.
Birth: 1842, Schoharie Co., New York
Father: J. I. Jackson, b. Connecticut
Mother: Mary Ann Moore, b. Schoharie Co., New York; d. 1880
Siblings: Rhoda (d.1883, m. O. Mace, Greene Co, New York) Lucinda (m. Albert Bartley, Schoharie Co., New York); Oscar (farmer, Schoharie Co., New York), Edgar (Attorney, Schoharie Co., New York) Luther (West Shore R. R., Schoharie Co., New York)
Spouse: McHENRY, Mattie; b. Allegany Co., New York
Marriage: 5 Jan. 1870, Denison
Children: Ira, Edgar, Frank
Spouse Parents: J. V. McHenry (b. New York, d. 16 March, 1891 Crawford Co.), and Dency Teft (b. New York)
Affiliations: Board of Supervisors
Note : Resided in Crawford Co. 24 years
Name: JOHNSON, Abiram
Residence: Willow Twp. In 1879, came to Crawford Co IA. In 1882, came to Willow Twp.
Occupation: Farming, raising horses, cattle and hogs
Birth: 11 June 1842, Cumberland, Guernsey Co OH
Father: William Johnson (Harrison Co OH; harness-maker; Jackson Democrat; Presbyterian; d. age 65 in Cumberland OH)
Mother: Hannah Collins (Cumberland OH; d. age 60 in Cumberland OH))
Siblings: Emma, Ira M.
Paternal Grandfather: William Johnson (of English descent; fought in War of 1812)
Maternal Grandfather: Finley Collins (fought in the Indian wars at Ft. Defiance OH)
Spouse: DOWNEY, O.
Marriage: 07 December 1867
Children: Clyde M. (b. 15 October 1874)
Spouse Parents: Merriman Downey (age 92, Zanesville, OH, and Jennie Van Horn (d. age 70)
Notes: Enlisted in Civil War 08 December 1861, in Co. F, Seventy-eighth Ohio Infantry Volunteers. While fighting at Ft. Donelson, got so wet that he put on a rebel's haversack; was taken as a "Confederate" prisoner of war; later was released. Fought at Shiloh, Corinth, Inka, Jackson, Hatcher's Run, Champion Hills, and Vicksburg. Fought with Gen. Sherman at Lost Mtn, Kenesaw Mtn, Jonesboro, and Atlanta. Politically independent. Member of G.A.R. I.O.O.F.
Name: JOHNSON, D. O.
Residence: Charter Oak
Occupation: Cahier of Farmers State Bank, Deputy Postmaster, Clerk
Birth: 1851, Kokomo, Indiana
Father: Rev. Isaac Johnson, served as pastor 50 years in Christian Church; resides Denison
Mother: Elvira Overhiser
Spouse: MALONY, Katie (from Denison; served as deputy in auditor's office for 11 years)
Marriage: 6 July 1890
Affiliations: K. of P. Adrian Lodge, No. 221, Charter Oak, Treasurer of county
Name: JOHNSON, Noah V.
Residence: Crawford Co.
Occupation: Farmer and stock raiser
Birth: 22 October 1833 Clay Co., MO
Father: Noah Johnson, Sr. (died of cholera 1883)
Mother: Unnamed. Remarried to Levi Skinner, resided Pattawattamie Co. and Crawford Co.
Siblings: Eliza; George Jacob (d.)
Spouse: MASON, Sarah Jane
Spouse Father: Jesse Mason (b. Garrett Co., KY; m. Hancock Co., IL; d. 5 October 1891). Fathered six girls by first marriage and nine children by second marriage.
Spouse Mother: Malinda Edwards (first spouse of Jesse Mason, d. Lee Co., IA) or Eliza Ann Johnson (second spouse of Jesse Mason, d. 25 June 1865 Crawford Co., IA)
Marriage: at age 20
Children: David (d. age 21); Jesse Henry (d. age 28); William R. (Arion, IA); Eli Alma (Crawford Co.); Sarah M. Cose (Goodrich Twp.); Levi Elmer (Deloit); Louisa (m. Lockwood Bantock, Ottumwa, IA); Mary J. (m. Charles Myers, Cedar Co., NE); Celinda Catherine; Warren E. (Collingsworth, TX); Elihu T., Morris E., Altha Ann, and Milton A., Eleanor (d. age 23).
Notes: Democrat. Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints.
Name: JOHNSTON, Richard
Residence: Goodrich Twp, since 1880. Moved to Goodrich Twp 08 June 1869. Moved to Buck Grove 1877.
Occupation: Farming, stock-raising
Birth: 04 October 1833, Randolph Co IL
Father: John Johnston (of Scotland; to America as young man; farmer; d. 1855 Denver CO)
Mother: Jane Murphy (b. IL, d. Carroll Co IL)
Siblings: John (d.), Isabella (d.), William (lives in the West)
Spouse: HERNER, Elizabeth
Marriage: 1856
Children: Henry (b. IL 1858; lived in Crawford Co until 1885; went to Garfield Co NE; m. Lillie M. Mately of Burwell, Garfield Co, NE, 1887; returned to Crawford Co 1890); Sarah (m. Charles Schroeder, of Crawford Co); Allen (m. Annie Crawford, of Denison; lives in Goodrich Twp); Mary (m. William G. Mullinger, of Crawford Co.; teacher); Ida May (m. Edgar Brogdon, farmer in Goodrich Twp); William W. (m. Ada Cole, of Brewster NE); Richard M. (lived in Texas; m. Helen Benson, of Otter Creek, Crawford Co; teacher); Olive Ella (teacher); Clara (at home); George (at home); Elizabeth (d. age 8 in fire); Emma (d. age 6 in fire)
Spouse Parents: George Herner (Canada)
Notes: 1880, Buck Grove farmhouse was destroyed by fire; 2 daughters died in fire. People's ticket. Was (Goodrich) Township Trustee for 14 yrs. Road Supervisor.
Name: JONES, Erasmus M.
Residence: Crawford Co, since 1879
Occupation: Farmer. Charter Oak farm.
Birth: 27 April 1824, Perry Co PA
Father: John Jones (d. abt 1835, in PA)
Mother: Catherine Jones (d. abt 1835, in PA)
Siblings: Sylvester H.
Spouse: WHEELING, Lydia (b. 05 October 1826, Center Co., PA)
Marriage: 11 February 1844
Children: Sylvester L. (farmer, Crawford Co); John H. (farmer, Crawford Co); Marshall L. (farmer, Crawford Co); Winfield S. (miner in Washington); George (d.), Gideon (d.), Ellis (d.), an infant son (d.); Susan C. (m. William Deter, Crawford Co); Mary M. (m. S. F. Wirtz, farmer in Crawford Co); Rebecca (d.); & Elmeda (d.)
Notes: Republican. Member of the School Board. Road Supervisor. Member of English Lutheran Church of the General Synod.
Name: JORDAN, George S.
Residence: Milford Twp.
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 16 Aug, 1853, Gallon's Grove, Shelby Co., IA
Father: William H. Jordan, (b. 1802, d. May, 1889) farmer
Mother: Mary P. Gallon, (b. 1817, d. 1891)
Maternal Grandfather: Abel Gallon
Siblings: 10 siblings, Sirelda Budd, (b. IA; resides Dow City IA); H. B.; Woodson; Perry; Minerva; Hannah; Joseph; Hiram, John; Cornelius; Gee
Spouse: FORD, Malessa; (b. IL)
Marriage: 1875
Children: Ethel A.; Jennie; Nora May; Vivian I.; Tracy Cleveland
Spouse Parents: Joseph Ford (d.) and Sarah Ochampaugh (resides Milford Twp.)
Religion: Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints
Note: Gallon's Grove named after Abel Gallon who was an early pioneer of Shelby Co.; Serelda Budd was the first white girl born in IA
Name: JORGENSEN, Niels
Residence: Crawford Co, IA
Occupation: Farmer, former Justice of the Peace; carpenter in Denmark
Birth: May, 1831, Denmark
Father: Jorgen Hanson, (b., d. 1866, Denmark, age 63 yrs.), farmer
Mother: Sophia (b., d. Denmark, age 72 yrs.)
Siblings: 6 siblings, 2 brothers, 4 sisters
Spouse: unnamed
Children: Sophia Menetta; Hans William; James Edvin; Franklin Ferdinand; Blanche Louise, Ellen B.
Note: Left Denmark in 1862, came to Crawford Co. in 1872; Niels Jorgensen's parents were Lutheran

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