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Fayette County, Iowa  

 History Directory

Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910

Author: G. Blessin


B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana


Vol. I, Biographical Sketches



~Page 1396~




The family of this name in Fayette county is of German origin. In 1848 William and Catherine (Smith) Hyman came from Germany and settled in Illinois, where their father died July 18, 1881, his wife surviving him until February 25, 1906. They had four children, Albert W., Charles, Carrie and William. Carrie married Chris Burkhardt, of Hawkeye. Charles G. was born at Sandwich, Illinois, in 1857, living at Dwight about six years and at Gardner for three years. He then returned to the farm near Gardner for one year and spent the winter of 1868-69 in Wilmington, Illinois. In the spring of 1869 he removed to Fayette county. William the youngest of the four children, resides at Shannon City, Iowa. About 1858 the family removed to a farm in Livingston county, Illinois, near Dwight. They came from there to Fayette county in 1869, when the father bought a farm in section 11, Banks township, consisting of two hundred acres. On this place the children grew up, mean time attending the district and Lutheran schools.

On February 21, 1878, Albert W. Hyman married Sophia, daughter of Conrad and Dora (Menschunges) Niedert. Both of her parents came from Germany in 1848 in a sailing vessel, which took 3 months to cross the ocean. They settled in Cook county, Illinois. Before his marriage Mr. Hyman bought eighty acres in section 24, Bethel township, where he has since made his home. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen and, though he attends church, does not belong to any denomination. Mr. and Mrs. Hyman have six children: Carrie, Tillie, Minnie, William, Mary and Ida. Carrie married Atal, son of Perry Nelson, and lives at Starkweather, North Dakota, and has one daughter named Anna. Tillie married William Schornhorst and is a resident of Hawkeye, with one daughter named Mildred. Minnie married John Wier and resides four miles from Campbell, Minnesota. William married Lizzie Jarchew* (Jarchow) and lives three miles north and three miles west of Sumner. Mary married Frank Schott and is a resident of Bethel township, west side. Mr. Hyman is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He is a quiet man and a very pleasant gentleman to meet.

~transcribed for the Fayette Co IAGenWeb Project by Marsha Hyman


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