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Biographical Township Directory

Honey Creek Township

History of Delaware County, Iowa,, Page 649-656

Published by Western Historical Co., Chicago, Illinois. 1878

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Surname

Given name

Occupation

Residence

Receives mail

A

Adams, 

L. H.

farmer

Sec. 10

P. O. Edgewood

Adams, 

H. P.

farmer

Sec. 10

P. O. Edgewood

Alcorn, 

A. L.

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Edgewood

Alcorn,  

J. K.

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Edgewood

ALGER,

H. B.

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Edgewood

was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., Aug. 27, 1812. Married Angeline Northrup, Jan. 17, 1843; she was born in Rochester, N. Y., August 26, 1823; they lived in Ontario County until 1845, when they emigrated to this county, first settling on his present farm of 230 acres, valued at $7,000. Myron, born Feb. 22, 1844; Eli, Oct. 1, 1847, died in 1864; Ann E., Jan. 20, 1854; Effie, April 21, 1862, are their children.

Alger,

M. H.

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Edgewood

Annis,

A.

farmer

Sec. 2

P. O. Edgewood

Annis, 

H.

farmer

Sec. 2

P. O. Edgewood

Avery, 

C.

laborer

Sec. 34

P. O. Edgewood

B

Barr,

Edward

farmer

Sec. 7

P. O. Edgewood

Barr,

D.

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Manchester

Barr,

H.

farmer

Sec. 6

P. O. Manchester

Barr,

J. C.

farmer

Sec. 7

P. O. Manchester

Barr,

James, Sr.

farmer

Sec. 7

P. O. Manchester

BARR,

JAMES H.

farmer

Sec. 6

P. O. Edgewood

born in Ireland May 31, 1826; emigrated and settled in Canada West, where he remained until 1855; engaged in teaching the Normal School.

Barr

M. I.

farmer

Sec. 7

P. O. Manchester

BARR,

WILLIAM

farmer

Sec. 20

P. O. Manchester

born in Ireland Dec. 22, 1825; came to Canada in 1847, and in 1849 he emigrated to Kane Co., III., remaining five years; married Ann Brunskill Oct. 22, 1856; she died April 28, 1873; they came to this county in Dec, 1856; first settling in this township; children by first marriage are David W., born Jan. 1, 1858; Mary E., Feb. 4, 1860; Lenora A., Aug. 17, 1862; Charles T., April 8, 1866; married Mary I. Kezerta Dec. 9, 1876; she was born March 9, 1829; Ida A. Kezerta (Mrs. K.'s daughter by first marriage) was born Sept. 28, 1856.

Bassee

H.

farmer

Sec. 9

P. O. Edgewood

BENSON,

J. T.

farmer

Sec. 15

P. O. Manchester

born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., May 25, 1833; came with parents when quite young to Huron Co., Ohio, where he married Louisa Clark Oct. 10, 1855; she was horn in Huron Co., Ohio, Nov. 18, 1835; in 1856, they emigrated to Clayton Co., Iowa, and settled near McGregor; he enlisted Aug. 15, 1862 in Co. E, 27th Iowa V. I.; engaged in battles of Pleasant Hill, Tupelo, Nashville, Fort Blakely and others; was honorably discharged Aug. 8,1865; in 1867,he settled on his present farm of ninety acres; he also owns 160 acres land in Worth Co., Iowa; both farms are well improved. J. C., born Aug. 1, 1856; Leonard E., June 17, 1860, are the names and births of their children.

BENSON

WILLIAM R.

farmer

Sec. 22

P. O. Manchester

born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., June 26, 1831; he, with his parents, emigrated to Huron Co., Ohio, in 1833, where he remained till 1854, then traveling through the West, making no permanent settlement, and in 1862, he enlisted in Co. G, 1st Regt. Colorado Riflemen; he engaged in the battles of Apatchacaman, Pigeon Ranch, Paralto, and was honorably discharged Oct. 21, 1865; he married Lucia A. Clark, Nov. 11, 1866. She was born in Huron Co., Ohio, Dec. 16, 1836; in 1867, he settled on his present farm, consisting of eighty eight acres, worth $4,000; Edith, born  14, 1867, and Eva L., born March 4, 1875, are their children; Willis Knight, born Aug. 12, 1862, is her son by first marriage.

Beroggman

John

renter

Sec. 5

P.O. Edgewood

Blair

M. E.

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Manchester

BLISS

CLARK

farmer

Sec. 33

P. O. Manchester

born May 10, 1842, in Winnebago Co., Ill.; moved to Stephenson Co. when quite young, and to this county in the Fall of 1849; married Miss Helena M. Colvin Nov. 24,1863; she was born in N. Y. State, June 25, 1845; has four children: Benjamin E., born May 11, 1865; Ida M., Dec. 13, 1867; Carl E., May 16, 1873; his father died April 19, 1864, aged 75 years; his mother was struck by lightning and instantly killed; he owns 125 acres, valued at $2,200; principal product, small grain; he is a Democrat.

Bassee

H.

farmer

Sec. 9

P. O. Edgewood

BLISS

GEO. H.

farmer

Sec. 33

P. O. Manchester

born in Erie Co., Pa., June 28, 1835. At the age of 2 years, he came with his parents to Winnebago Co., Ill., and remained there seven years, then going to Kane Co., Ill., and, in 1849, came to this county and settled on his present farm, consisting of 47 acres, well improved, worth $1,500. He married Anna Hempsted Sept. 28, 1856. She was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Aug. 30, 1836. Alice A., born Nov. 29, 1858; Charles C, born Aug. 4, 1861; Edgar E., born Jan. 18, 1869, are their children.

BLISS

JOHN

farmer

Sec. 28

P. O. Manchester

born in Erie Co., Pa., Oct. 28, 1827; came with parents to Winnebago Co., 111., when 10 years old, and to Stephenson Co., where he remained till 1849, when he moved to this county, where he has since resided. Married Miss Mary Martin Nov. 14, 1850. She was born in Champaign Co., O., July 2, 1831; has six children living: Elizabeth, born July 5, 1851; Phoebe, Dec. 23, 1852; Mary J., Oct. 22, 1854; Rosa, Aug. 31, 1860; Geo. W., Dec. 21, 1862; Luella, Jan. 24, 1870. Three children deceased: Benjamin, Rosella and Leona, all dying in infancy. Owns 285 acres of land, which, with city property, is valued at $12,000. Deals largely in stock; principal product, corn; served as Constable ten years; is a Democrat.

BOGGESS

ORIN S.

farmer

Sec. 28

P. O. Manchester

Deceased; was born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., April 9, 1803; March 6. 1832, he moved near Syracuse, N. Y.; here he married his second wife, who now survives him, April 2, 1834; he was Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff of Onondaga Co ; emigrated in 1846 to McHenry Co., Ill.; in 1850, came to this township, where he died. His wife, Maria Boggess, resides on Sec. 28, where she owns 103 acres of land. Have two children living. P. O. address is Manchester.

Boynton

Wm. C.

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Manchester

Breed

Chas.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Edgewood

Bush

Frank

farmer

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P. O. Edgewood

BUSH

SHELDON F.

farmer

Sec. 4

P. O. Edgewood

born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., April 25, 1802 ; in 1812 he moved to Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; he married Florrina Blackman May 12, 1825; she was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Aug. 20, 1804; she died March 10, 1844. He married Mary Hempsted July 11, 1844 ; she was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Feb. 5, 1814. He came to this county in 1853, settling on his present farm, consisting of 150 acres, worth $4,000. Albert Alva, Loren, Florella are the children living by his first

C

Chase

C. K. [?sic]

farmer

Sec. 18

P. O. Forestville

CHASE

MILLER

farmer

Sec. 18

P. O. Forestville

born in Rushford, Allegany Co., N. Y., April 9, 1831. In 1849 he settled in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.. where he married Betsey Brown May 31,1853; she was born in Edmeston, Ostego Co., N. Y., March 25, 1834; he emigrated to this county and settled on his present farm, consisting of 140 acres, in 1860; farm valued at $5,000; Charles E., born Oct. 10, 1854; Laura Ella, May 13, 1862; Leslie, Sept. 9, 1870, are the names and births of his children.

CLARK

J. H.

farmer

Sec. 35

P. O. Manchester

owns 67 acres, worth $2,500; born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Feb. 26, 1842; came to this county in 1853, where he married Esther A. Howland Jan. 5, 1865. She was born in Kendall Co., Ill., Sept. 18, 1849. Their children are: Elmer H., born Dec. 5, 1866; Elvin F., April 6, 1868; and Elnora A., June 22, 1873; have lost one child, Ella V., born June 10, 1869, died Aug. 10, 1877. Mr. C, like other pioneers, has undergone many hardships; among others, he relates the following: he, with his father and brother-in-law, started for Delhi Mill in the Winter of 1856. They had not gone far, when his father fell on the ice and broke his hip. They brought him back, and after his wound was dressed they again started for the mill. They soon came to a creek which was not frozen strong enough to cross. Their team (of oxen) was too tired to return, so they stayed by the creek all night. The wolves howled around them, and they came near freezing to death; but with the morning's dawn they proceeded on their way.

CLUGSTON

WILLIAM

farmer

Sec. 35

P. O. Manchester

born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., Feb. 4, 1804; they emigrated to Appanoose Co., Ohio, in 1814, and then to Union Co., Ind., where he married Margaret David June 10, 1827; she died Sept. 17, 1835; has four children from first wife: John, born April 6, 1828; Margaret, Aug. 22, 1829: Rebecca M., Aug. 22, 1831; Harriett O, June 6, 1835. Married Phoebe Heston May 29, 1836; she was born in Greene Co., Ohio, Oct. 24, 1811; eight children by second marriage:  Lydia, April 30, 1837; Hannah J., June 1,1838; Luella, Feb. 13, 1840; James, Oct. 6, 1841; Martha, Dec. 4, 1844; Minerva, Feb. 12, 1846; Sarah, July 6, 1847 and Nancy A., Dec. 9, 1853; they emigrated to this county in Aug., 1855; owns 245 acres land worth $8,000; Rep.; belongs to the Christian Church.

Cute

Chas.

farmer

Sec. 5

P. O. Edgewood

CLUTE

L. G.

farmer

Sec. 35

P. O. Manchester

owns 247 acres, worth $10,000; born in Wyoming Co., N. Y., Oct. 8, 1836; came to Adams Co., Wis., the Fall of 1854, and to this county in 1855. Married Melissa J. E. Roe Sept. 4, 1861; she was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Nov. 2, 1842; their children are: William H., born Nov. 3. 1862; Charles A., born Aug. 29,1864; Lewis A., born July 2, 1866; their house stands on the first 80 acres entered in this county; he is a Republican, and his family are members of the Christian Church.

Clute

R. S.

farmer

Sec. 5

P. O. Edgewood

Coolidge

John

farmer

Sec. 2

P. O. Edgewood

COOLIDGE

JOHN M.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Edgewood, Clayton Co.

was born in Honey Creek, Delaware Co., Iowa, March 5, 1857; he is the eldest son of Zena E. Coolidge, one of the old settlers of that township, and one who has taken a lively interest in all that pertains to the improvement of the county in which he lives.

Coolidge

L. B.

farmer

Sec. 11

P. O. Edgewood

Coolidge

Lyman

farmer

Sec. 25

P. O. Greeley

Coolidge

Z.

farmer

Sec. 12

P. O. Edgewood, Clayton Co.

Croyle

John

laborer

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P. O. Greeley

D

DAVIS

CHAS. B.

farmer

Sec. 18

P. O. Manchester

born in Mount Holly, Vt., May 20, 1817; in 1826, he moved to Fall River, Mass., and in 1837, went to Newport, R. I.; here he married Mary Barker, in March, 1857; she was born in Middletown, R. I., Nov. 11, 1815; they emigrated to this county and settled in Colony Township in April, 1861, and in February, 1877, he settled on his present farm, consisting of 87 1/2 acres, worth $2,000. Charles, Emeline, Orren and Edward are their living children.

Davis

Oren

farmer

Sec. 19

P. O. Manchester

De Bell

O.

farmer

Sec. 16

P. O. Manchester

De Bell

C.

farmer

Sec. 16

P. O. Manchester

Drake

Oliver

renter

Sec. 30

P. O. Manchester

Durfey

E. H.

creamery

Sec. 27

P. O. Manchester

E

Eaton

J. B.

farmer

Sec. 11

P. O. Manchester

EATON

J. J.

farmer

Sec. 13

P. O. Edgerwood

born in Erie Co., Pa., July 17, 1840; came with his parents to this county in 1857, first settling on his present farm, consisting of 110 acres worth $3,500; he enlisted in Co. F, 12th I. V. I., in October, 1861, was at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Shiloh, and confined in Montgomery prison, Georgia, and after six months was exchanged; was honorably discharged Dec. 3, 1864. Married Frances Cooledge Feb. 8, 1865; she was born in Boone Co., Ill., Oct. 20, 1848; have three children: Orlando M., born Dec. 31, 1866; Abner, born Aug. 23,1868; Almeda, born Aug. 23, 1870.

Eaton

L.

farmer

Sec. 14

P. O. Edgewood

Eaton

Timothy

farmer

Sec. 11

P. O. Edgewood

Ede

R. T.

farmer

Sec. 1

P. O. Edgewood

Ecker

G. A.

farmer

Sec. 10

P. O. Edgewood

Edmonds

J. H., Jr.

farmer

Sec. 25

P. O. Greeley

Edmonds

J. H.

farmer

Sec. 25

P. O. Greeley

EDMONDS

JOEL S.

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. gREELEY

born in Oswego Co., N. Y., May 2, 1828; he married Phoebe Albee May 3, 1850; she was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., Sept. 25, 1828 ; they came to this county in June 1868, first settling in Honey Cteek Township. Mary Rosette, born July 25, 1852, and John J., born Oct. 15, 1856, are names and births of their children. Mr. E. owns eighty acres of land in Calhoun Co., Iowa, worth $1,000.

ELKINS

J. H.

renter

Sec. 12

P. O. Edgewood

born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., May 15,1836; he emigrated with his parents and settled on his present farm in June, 1856; he married Augusta Fitzsimmons Dec. 4, 1857; she was born in Orleans Co., Vt., Sept. 20, 1841. Alice F., born Jan. 6, 1864, and Charles F., Sept. 2, 1871, are the names and births of their children. Mr. E. enlisted in Co. F of 12th Ia. V. I. Sept. 12, 1861; engaged in battles of Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Siege of Vicksburg, Hood's defeat at Nashville and others; was honorably discharged Jan. 20, 1866.

F

Fairweather

Robert

hotel

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Edgewood

Fishell

Robt.

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. Greeley

Fishell

S. C.

renter

Sec. 9

P. O. Rdgewood

Fitch

R. O.

farmer

Sec. 35

P. O. Manchester

FOWLER

J. T.

farmer

Sec. 36

P. O. Greeley

born in Sangamon Co., Ill., Feb. 20, 1843; came to Dubuque Co., Ia., when 5 months old, and to this county in 1864; enlisted July 28, 1861, in the 9th Ia. V. I., Co. J; was with Sherman in his march to the sea; honorably discharged Sept. 24, 1864; married Rosa Edmonds Oct. 8, 1873, who was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., July 25, 1852; their children are Herman E., born Aug. 7, 1874, and James B. Aug. 23, 1876.

Fowler

W. N.

farmer

Sec. 10

P. O. Greeley

Frentress

E. P.

farmer

Sec. 27

P. O.Manchester

FRENTRESS

FREDERICK N.

farmer

Sec. 23

P. O. Greeley

born in Jo Daviess Co., Ill., March 29, 1835, making his home there till 1870, then settling where he now lives; owns 165 acres of land, worth $7,000; he enlisted in Co. H, 1st California V. C., April 26, 1863; he married Frances V. Hall Nov. 13, 1868; she was born in Grant Co., Wis., March 9, 1848; have five children living: Emsley H., born Aug. 14, 1869; Nellie E., June 24, 1871; Albert E., Oct. 22, 1872; Diadamia A., March 26, 1874; Sabra D., April 2, 1876.

FRENTRESS

JOHN B.

farmer

Sec. 27

P. O. Manchester

born in Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Feb. 18, 1829. In 1850, he moved to California, where he was engaged in the mining business until 1854, when he returned to his native county. In 1860, he emigrated to this county, first settling on his present farm, consisting of 350 acres of land, which he values at $18,000, and on which he has made the best of improvements. Married Leona Mead Sept. 2, 1855. She was born in St. Clair Co., May 14, 1834. Eleazer P., born June 22, 1856; Oscar F., born May 8, 1859; Jennie, born April 1, 1861; Josephine, born Jan. 15, 1864; John K., born March 14, 1867, are their living children. Leona, born Dec. 26, 1857, died Aug. 26, 1858; Charles, born Feb. 28, 1870, died Aug. 26, 1870.

FRENTRESS

WM. M.

farmer

Sec. 34

P. O. Manchester

born in Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Dec. 12, 1837; came to this county in 1866. Married Miss Mary V. Hull Oct. 31, 1865. She was born in Hampshire Co., Vt., July 3, 1847; has four children living:  Henry N., born April 16, 1867; Lucy, A., July 26,1869; Frank L., March 3, 1872; Carrie A., June 6, 1874. Owns 180 acres, valued at $5,000; principal product corn and small grain; is a Republican.

Funk

John

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Edgewood

Funk

Joseph

farmer

Sec. 3

P. O. Edgewood

G

Gifford

D. H.

laborer

Sec. 2

P. O. Edgewood

Gifford

W. H.

laborer

Sec. 2

P. O. Edgewood

GRAHAM

JOHN F.

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Manchester

born in Picton City, Nova Scotia, Sept. 12,1847. He emigrated to this county with his parents in 1858, and settled on his present farm, consisting of 130 acres of the old homestead, worth $4,000. He married Ardelle Warnock June 12, 1874. She was born in Grant Co., Wis., Nov. 2, 1850. They are members of the M. E. Church. May D., born June 12,1875, is their only child. Republican.

Graham

W. E.

farmer

Sec. 17

P. O. Manchester

Griffith

E.

wagon maker

at York

P. O. Edgewood

Grow

C. A.

farmer

Sec. 26

P. O. Greeley

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~ The History of Delaware County, Iowa, Pages 649-656. Published by Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1878.

~ Contributed by Debbie Clough Gerischer and Thom Carlson

~ transcribed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb