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Amasa D. Work





         Amasa D. Work, who passed away in Manchester on the 19th of February, 1913, in the seventy third year of his age, was successfully engaged in the butchering business there for many years and had long been numbered among the substantial and respected citizens of the community. His birth occurred in Mount Vernon, Knox county, Ohio, on the 27th of July, 1840, his parents being William and Azuba Ann (Lewis) Work, both of whom were natives of the Buckeye state. In 1849 they removed to Winnebago county, Illinois, and subsequently came to Delaware county, Iowa, here spending the remainder of their lives. To them were born six children, two of whom survive.
       In July, 1862, when a young man of twenty two years, Amasa D. Work enlisted for service in the Union army as a member of Company P, Seventy fourth Illinois Infantry, at Rockford, Illinois, remaining with that command for some time and making a very creditable military record. The year 1870 witnessed his arrival in Manchester, Iowa, where he was actively engaged in the butchering business for many years, enjoying a gratifying and well merited patronage. By his demise the community lost one of its esteemed and representative citizens.
       On the 22d of December, 1864, Mr. Work was united in marriage to Miss Lodemia Weidman, a daughter of William and Maria (Nashold) Weidman, both of whom were natives of the state of New York. In 1851 they took up their abode in Rockford, Illinois, there continuing to reside until they passed away. Mrs. Work was the second in order of birth in a family of thirteen children. By her marriage she became the mother of four children, namely: Winnie, who is deceased; William D.; Ralph R.; and Arvesta, who has also passed away. She owns and resides in a handsome new home at No, 403 Union street in Manchester and is most widely and favorably known throughout the community.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 168-169. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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