Compiled by Geo W. Schee and O.H. Montzheimer
1909, Primghar, IA
Prepared by Don Harrington

Eaton, Willard H. Resides at Primghar; born at Fredonia, N. Y.; father, Stutson F. (born in New Hampshire), mother, Almira Blodget (born in New Hampshire). By his first wife (Mary A. Gano), whom he married May 12, 1861, he had the following children: Ella J., Blanche M., Carrie and Geo. D. Married Alice D. McCann November 25, 1884, and two children have been born to them: Myra A. and Willard H. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Waupaca, Wis., in Company G, Twenty-first Wisconsin Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps; in battles at Perryville, Mitchellville, White Pike, Stone River, Jefferson Pike, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Buzzard’s Roost, Resaca, Altoona Pass, Kenesaw Mountain, Chattahootchie River, etc.; discharged at Madison, Wis., May 11, 1865. Settled in the county December 16, 1878, living in Center, Lincoln and Hartley Townships. Member S. F. Jordan Post, G. A. R., Primghar.

Eckman, Biram. Born 1834 in Pennsylvania. Enlisted as Byram Eckman September 23, 1861, at Buffalo Prairie, Ill., Company H. Forty-fifth Illinois Infantry; discharged December 23, 1864. Settled in the county about 1869, on the southeast 1/4 Section 2, Grant Township. Died February 26, 1896, leaving his children: John M., A. W., Geo. M., Be11e (Magee), Grant, Arthur R., Chester; his wife, Ruth Anna Eckman, had died prior to that time. He was a member of the Hartley Post G. A. R.

Edington, Perry A. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born October 19, 1842, at Newark, Ohio. Married to Carrie Eddington; children: Warren, Nellie and Grace. Enlisted August 6, 1862, at New Lexington, Ohio, in Company H Ninetieth Ohio Infantry; served as Corporal; discharged December 22, 1862, as Sergeant at Nashville, Tenn., on account of disability. Resided at Sheldon and Primghar. Was county treasurer 1898 and 1899. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon. Settled in O’Brien County in 1880.

Edwards, A. J. Born March 20, 1813, at Sidney, Ohio; father, William Edwards (who was born at sea, February 13, 1762, and lived to be 100 years old); mother, Susana Hickenlooper (born in Alabama). Married to Lovina Vial, in 1843; children: George, Frank, Charles, Mary, Susan, Anna. By a second marriage he had children as follows: Arminta, William and Frederick. He enlisted July, 1861, at Sidney, Ohio, serving as Captain of Company C, Twentieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps; slightly wounded at Shiloh, April 6,1862; discharged July 17, 1863, at Vicksburg, Miss. Settled in O’Brien County April, 1867, on east 1/2 of northeast 1/4 section 24, Grant Township. Died at Smiths Center, Phillips County, Kan., July 4, 1888. Was a member Methodist Episcopal Church and I. 0. 0. F. County Auditor of O’Brien County 1872 to 1875 inclusive.

Eggleston, Orson F. Born 1839 in New York state. Enlisted at Castalia, September 19, 1861, in Company I, Ninth Iowa Infantry; discharged for disability September 19, 1863, at Black River Bridge, Miss. Resided at Paullina, Iowa

Eighmy,Philip. Born 1839 in New York state. Enlisted August 27, 1862, at Callicoon Company H, Fiftysixth New York Infantry; discharged December 18, 1862. Was a Methodist minister located at Sanborn 1887 and 1888 and a member of the G. A. R. Post there.

Eldredge, Daniel G. Resides at Sheldon Iowa; born March 23, 1833, at Canton, N. Y.; father, Charles F. (born at Montville, Conn., October 1, 1797), mother, Harmony Vickery (born at Bridgeport Vt., October 13, 1799). First married to Margaret A. Edwards September 24, 1856; second marriage to Mary W. Small, July 23, 1876; children: Gilbert A. and Adella E. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Strawberry Point, Iowa, Company B, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry; August, 1864, at Chicago, he enlisted as Corporal in Company A, Thirty-first Illinois Infantry; February 16, 1865, enlisted at Springfield, Ill., as First Lieutenant Company F, One Hundred and Forty-ninth Illinois; was discharged from the Twenty-first Iowa for disability March 16, 1863, at Genevieve, Mo.; served in battles at Beaver Creek, Mo., Hartville, Mo., Port Gibson, Miss., Black River and Siege of Vicksburg, attack on Cleveland, Tenn; made Adjutant in One Hundred and Forty-ninth Illinois, but declined commission; discharged January 27, 1866, at Dalton, Ga. Settled in O’Brien County March 23, 1883, residing at Sanborn and Sheldon. Member Congregational Church for Fifty-two years; McKenzie Post, G. A. R., and elected Post Commander 1885-6; Mustering Officer Eleventh District of Iowa, 1886; member Code of Arms Department of Iowa, 1887; Delegate National Encampment, 1888; Chief Mustering Officer Department of Iowa, 1892; Senior Vice Commander Northwestern Association of Iowa, 1893; Lieutenant-Colonel Twenty-first Iowa Veterans’ Association, 1894; A. D. C. National Commander, 1897-8; Senior Vice Commander Department of Iowa, 1898-9.

Elliott, William A. Resides at Slayton, Minn,; born August 23, l834, at Donegal, Ireland, a son of George and Mary Belle Elliott. Married Ann Jane Hyndman, May, 1855; children: George William, Cora, Lewis, Henry, Emma, Dema, Robert and Margaret. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Foreston, Ill., in Company E, Ninety-second Illinois Mounted Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, Reserve Corps; served as Color Sergeant of the regiment from November 10, 1863, till February 11, 1865, when he was captured at Aiken, S. C., and sent to Andersonville Prison; prisoner till close of war; served at battles of Franklin, Harrison Landing, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Ringgold, Resaca, Atlanta, March to Sea; discharged June 24, 1865, at Springfield, Ill. Settled in O’Brien County, at Hartley, January, 1892. Member Methodist Episcopal Church for fifty years and a member G. A. R. at Slayton, Minn.

Emery, Phil. A. Born 1844 in Canada, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Toll Emery. Married Eliza Jane West 1872; children: Alfred, Irvine, Eldin P., Carrie. Enlisted March 3, 1862 Company E, Sixty-fifth Illinois Infantry; re-enlisted March 31, 1864, and transferred to Company K, consolidated; in Sherman’s March to the Sea and Libby Prison; discharged July 13, 1865. Settled in O’Brien County, 1871, in Liberty Township, near Sutherland. Died November 18, 1890, and was buried at Manning, Iowa. Member Christian Church; A. F. & A. M. and G. A. R. Post at Manning.

Epperson, Benjamin F. A colored man who homesteaded south­east 1/4 section 8, Grant Township, and is said to have been a soldier in the Union Army.

Evans, John. Resides at Lowville, N. Y.; born in 1843 in Wales, son of Edward and Margaret Jones Evans (both of whom were born in Wales). Enlisted  August 1,1862, at Turin, N. Y., Company I. Fifth New York Heavy Artillery; mustered into Company B, Third Battery, Black River Artillery, September 11, 1862, which became Company K, December 31, 1862; discharged June 1, 1865, at Lowville, N. Y. Settled in O’Brien County April 24, 1871, on northeast 1/4 section 24, Center Township. Member G. A. R. Post at Lowville, N.Y.

Eves, George M. Resides at Sugar City, Colo; born May 25, 1843, in Morgan County, Ohio; a son of James and Susan Eves. Married Addie Watson October 25, 1870; a daughter, Stella, was born. Enlisted July 22, 1862, at Muscatine, Iowa, in Company B, Thirty-fifth Iowa, First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps; in battles of Pleasant Hill, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Tupelo, Spanish Fort, Nashville, Yellow Bayou, Lookout Mountain; promoted to Corporal June 1, 1865; discharged August 16, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O’Brien County September, 1904, residing at Sanborn, where he belonged to the G. A. R. Post.

Ewers, Gladney. Born at Fredericktown, Ohio, April 15, 1834. Married Susan Condon of Fredericktown, Ohio, and they had one child, Melvin Monroe, who died in infancy. Enlisted August 15, 1862, Company A, Sixty-seventh Ohio Infantry; was injured in service and discharged October 8, 1863, at Camp Chase, Ohio, for disability. Settled in O’Brien County fall of 1871 and homesteaded southeast 1/4 section 32, Carroll Township; later resided at Sheldon. Died February 17, 1901, and was buried at Sheldon cemetery; also lived near Pipestone, Minn., for several years; his wife died at Mr. Schee’s home in Primghar, February 26, 1905, and is buried beside her husband.

Fields, Dewitt C. Resides at Highmore, S. D.; born May 9,1846, at Warren, Pa.; father, Alexander, and mother, Charlotte B. Fields (both born in Pennsylvania). Married Ida M. Fields. Enlisted February 18, 1864, at Delhi, Iowa, in Company I, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, Thirteenth Army Corps; transferred to Thirty-fourth Iowa, July 12, 1865; with General Banks on Red River, at siege of Spanish Fort, Blakely and Mobile, Ala.; discharged August 15, 1865, at Houston, Texas, and paid off at Davenport, Iowa, a month later. Settled in O’Brien County May 19, 1869, and is the oldest living settler of Liberty Township. Settled on the northeast 1/4 of section 26. Member of G. A. R. Post and Relief Corps at Highmore, S. D.

Fields, Thos. J. Born July 7, 1836, Warren County, Pa., a son of Alexander and Charlotte Fields. Married Lydia Daniels, having two children: Lena and Cyrus. Enlisted September 30, 1864, at Delhi, Iowa, in Company C, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry; participated in several battles and was with Sherman on his March to the Sea; discharged June 2,1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled in O’Brien County May 19, 1869, on northwest ¼ section 26, Liberty Township. Was county supervisor in 1871 and is a Free Methodist preacher.

Finley, Martin. Resides at Mason City, Iowa; born March 25, 1833; parents were Irish and he was born in Ireland. Married his wife, Louisa, July 5, 1859; children: Frank, James and Mae. Enlisted September 25, 1861, in Crawford County, Wisconsin, in Company F, Eighth Wisconsin Infantry, Six­teenth Army Corps; at battles of Pilot Knob, Corinth, Iuka, Tuscumbia; discharged September 16, 1864, at Madison, Wis. Settled in O’Brien County April 27, 1883, at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. and I. 0. 0. F. at Sanborn.

Flanders, Marion. Born 1844. Enlisted July 10, 1862, at Perry Township, Marion County, Iowa, Company L, Ninth Iowa Cavalry; after serving in this company for full time he re­enlisted July 4, 1863, in Company G, Eighteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry; discharged February 3,1866, at Little Rock, Ark.

Ford, Alpheus H. Resides at Lacon, Ill. Enlisted August 9, 1862, in Company D, Seventy-seventh Illinois Infantry; later transferred to V. R. C.; discharged for disability July 3, 1865. Formerly member G. A. R. at Sheldon.

Free, Israel. Born October 3, 1829, at Richmond, Wayne County, Ind.; his father (Israel Free), was born in France; mother’s maiden name was Julia A. Miller. He was married to Sarah Merritt March 4, 1852; children: Mary E., Robert C., Margaret, Flora F., Gertrude F., John M. and George H. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Rock Island, Ill., in Company G, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Illinois Infantry; served in various battles, including Siege of Vicksburg; discharged July 12, 1865. Settled in O’Brien County, August, 1881, on northwest 1/4 section 6, Center Township. Died October 13, 1907, and buried at Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn. Member Kenyon Post No. 339, Sanborn.

Freeman, Charles W. Born 1841 at Warren, Vt. Enlisted June 5, 1862, at Albany, N. Y., in Company E, Ninth Vermont Infantry; discharged June 13, 1865. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon.

Freeman, Zadoch P. Resides at Eureka Springs, Ark.; born at Prattsville, Green County, N. Y.; father, Samuel (born in Lincolnshire, England), mother, Mary Silvernail (born West Kill, N. Y., April 1, 1800). Married Mary A. Bascom, December 30, 1860; children: Charles E. and Nina M. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Newark, Mich., Company D, Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, Second Corps; was appointed Hospital Steward of regiment December 17, 1863, and commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the regiment May 1, 1865; discharged June 4, 1865, at Alexandria, Va., but paid off June 10, 1865, at Jackson, Mich. Settled in O’Brien County April 8, 1870, on southeast 1/4 of section 2, Highland Township. Is Past Grand Patriarch I. O. O. F. of the state of Arkansas and Past Grand Representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge; Past Commander of Lyon Post No. 6, G. A. R.; is a member of no church but a believer in the Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of man.

Frush, John H. Born February 1, 1836, a son of George and Jane Frush. Married Elizabeth Jane Steele January 29. 1867: children: Minnie, Alva, Maggie, Frank, Dollie, Vera F. Enlisted July 19, 1861, at Abington, Jefferson County, Iowa, in Company K, Seventh Iowa Infantry; participated in battles of Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, Shiloh, Chattanooga, Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain; discharged April 10, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn. Settled in the county in 1878, residing most of the time at Sutherland. Died February 9, 1898, and buried at Waterman cemetery, Sutherland, Iowa. Member Methodist Episcopal Church and I. O. O. F.

Fuller, J. W. Born 1835 in New York state. Enlisted September 1, 1862, at Davenport, Iowa, Company E, Twentieth Iowa Infantry; promoted November 16, 1862, to Seventh Corporal; discharged July 8, 1865, Mobile, Ala, Was a member McKenzie Post, No. 72, Sheldon, and is buried in Sheldon cemetery. Settled in O’Brien County about 1882.

Fuller, William S. Born August 16. 1845, in Chicago; father, Asa Fuller (born in New York state), mother, Mary (born in Collier, Scotland). Married to N. A. Wilson March 10, 1868; children: Mary, Sidney and Harry. Enlisted August, 1863, at Paynes Point, Ill., Company M, Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry; made Corporal November 9, 1863; discharged as Sergeant July 28, 1865, at Jefferson City, Mo. Settled in Waterman Township, this county, in March 1870; later resided at Hartley and later removed to Artesian, S. D., where he died March 29, 1909. He was buried at Hartley, in this county. He was a member of the G. A. R. and A. F. & A. M.

Fumal, John B. born at Red River, Wis., 1840. Married to Victoria Leclair 1872; one child: Francis. Enlisted July 25, 1861, at Plano, Ill., Company F, Eighth Illinois Infantry; discharged January 5, 1864, and immediately re-enlisted as veteran at Vicksburg, Miss.; wounded in head at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.; mustered out May 4, 1866. Settled in O’Brien County 1881, in Grant Township. Died January 20, 1885, and buried at Trimello cemetery in Clay County.

Gage, Joseph L. Resides at Blame, Wis.; born March 25, 1845, in Lake County, Ill.; father, Leonard Gage (born June 23, 1807, in New York state), mother, Alsena (born March 10, 1808, in New York state). October 11, 1868, married to Ellen A. Colby, who died November 12, 1878; married to S. A. Wilcox September 24, 1879; children: Alsena M., Della , Josie, Ruby (Hillock), Louis B., Genevieve. Enlisted February 11, 1865, at Joliet, Ill., in Company L, Eleventh Illinois Cavalry (Captain G. 0. Cole), Third Brigade, Department of Tennessee; discharged September 30, 1865, at Memphis, Tenn. Settled in county at Hartley July, 1885; later removed to Wisconsin: receives mail at Minong, Wis.

Gano, Benjamin D. Born in Athens County, Ohio; father, John Gano (born Otsego County, N. Y., January 28, 1811). Married to Harriet Eaton June 25, 1868; children: George S., Frank B., Charles E., Mary F. Enlisted August 29, 1861, at Waupaca, Wis., but mustered in at Madison in Company A, Eighth Wisconsin infantry, Second Brigade, Second Division Army of Mississippi; was appointed Corporal in 1862; re-enlisted as veteran January 4, 1864; made Sergeant same year and later First Sergeant; commissioned First Lieutenant May 17, 1865, and Captain upon his discharge September 13, 1865; discharged at Demopolis, Ala. Settled in this county June, 1871, on northeast 1/4 section 2, Center Township. Died January 16, 1889, and buried in O’Brien County. Member G. A. R., at Hartley, and A. F. & A. M. at same place.

Gano, David M. Resides at 770 S. Fortieth Street, Tacoma, Wash.; born 1840 in Ohio; father, John (born Otsego County, New York, January 28, 1811), mother, Elizabeth Drake (born in New York state 1815). Married to Mary E. Chamberlain August 8, 1865; children: Lena M., Sarah E., Willard J., Katie A., Etta M., Excena A., Jennie M., Marion H., Alvin D. Enlisted September 29, 1861, at Waupaca, Wis., in Company A, Eighth Wisconsin Infantry; wounded in battle of Corinth; discharged at Madison, Wis., September 16, 1864. Settled in O’Brien County, section 14, Center Township, in 1870.

Gardner, Warren N. Said to have been a soldier in Union Army in Civil War. Lived on section 18, Grant Township

Gaskell, William. Born May 21, 1818, in Tomkins County, N.Y.; father, Levi Gaskell (born September 10, 1785), mother, Kezia Weeks (born January 14, 1786). Married to Pamelia Benschooter January 10, 1850; children: Levi C., Angelata, Diana, Almond, Alvin, Albert, Luella and Lewis. Served in Mexican War but not in Civil War. Settled in O’Brien County in fall of 1870 on east 1/2 of southeast 1/4 section 12, Highland Township. Died August 31, 1888, and buried at the Doyle cemetery in Highland Township, this county.

Gates, Livingston T. Born September 2, 1829, at Maine, N. Y.; father, Cyrus Gates (born at Union, N. Y., July 30, 1803), mother, Arabella Leadbetter (born November 10, 1805, at Stockbridge, Mass.). Married to Agnes Brockett October 10, 1860; children: Samuel, Grace, Cleve, Eugene and June. Enlisted September, 1864, at Maine, N. Y., in Navy on United States Ironclad "Dictator" employed in Engineering Department; discharged June 23, 1865, in New York City. Settled in the county March 1, 1878, on northwest 1/4 section 26, Highland Township. Died March 18, 1903, at Viroqua, Wis. Member Baptist Church; E. O. C. Ord Post, Sutherland, Iowa.

Gebert, Henry Frederick. Born about 1838 in Germany. Married Mary Rosenberg October 22, 1867. Enlisted January 4, 1864, in Company H, seventeenth Illinois Cavalry; discharged December 15, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kans. Settled in the county about 1881 in Caledonia Township. Died February 26, 1907, at Paullina. Member German Lutheran Church.

Gere, Francis A. Resides at Primghar, Iowa; born April 25, 1835, at Chenango, N. Y.; father, E. W. Gere (was born at Chester, Mass., December 7, 1796), mother, Mary Brown (born October 16, 1802); his grandfather (father to Mary Brown Gere), was a Continental soldier in the War of the Revolution. Married to Marietta Alden Gere April 28, 1842; children: Lyman A., William F., Minnie M., Emma, James E., Ethel, Charles, Eva F., Kate A. Enlisted February 16, 1865, at Marengo, Ill., in Company A, One Hundred and Fifty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry; discharged September 21, 1865, at Springfield, Ill. Settled and homesteaded in Cherokee County, Iowa, in spring of 1869; removed to O’Brien County March, 1888. Member of S. F. Jordan Post, No. 417, G. A. R. and W. R. C., at Primghar.

Gibson, William. Born December 9, 1826, in Essex County, N. Y.; father, John, and mother, Sarah McKee (both born at Tyrone, Ireland). Married wife, Hannah McKee, May 29, 1848; children: John H., Kate, William T., Fremont S., Grace, Sadie F., Frank E. and Edward Charles. Enlisted April 22, 1862, at Jay, N. Y., in Company G, Eleventh New York Cavalry; discharged September 20, 1862; re-enlisted September 2,1864, at Plattsburg, in Company E, Second New York Cavalry; served in battles at Cedar Creek, Brick Church, Waynesboro, Five Forks, Sailor Creek, Appomattox; received broken hip at Five Forks; mustered in as Second Lieutenant Company G, and mustered out as Quartermaster Sergeant; discharged June 5, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. Settled in O’Brien County, Iowa, fall of 1902, at Sheldon. Is Methodist minister; a member of McKenzie Post, No. 72, G. A. R., and I. O. O. F. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa.

Gillespie, Milton. Born December 28, 1843, at Dover, N. J.; father, James M. (born in Orange County, New York), mother, Maria Miller (born in New York City). Married Eugenia M. Brown March 15, 1870, at Durant, Iowa; children: Harry, Edna, Orie, Bertha, Mabel, Nellie, Gertrude, Albert, Genevieve. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Durant, Iowa, in Company G, Twentieth Iowa Infantry, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps. Discharged July 8, 1865, at Mobile, Ala. Settled in this county April 13, 1871, on section 32, Carroll Township, later residing at Sheldon, where he died May 29, 1907. Baptized in Presbyterian Church; charter member K. P. Lodge at Sheldon.

Gingrey, James N. Resides at Hartley, Iowa; born September 1, 1832, Wayne County, Ohio; father, Daniel (born at Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 1801), mother, Mary A. (born at Shippensburg, Pa., 1810). Married his wife, Barbara E., July 6, 1858; children: Franklin W. and Charles E. Enlisted July 14, 1863, at Urbana, Ohio, in Company G, One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Ohio Infantry; was with Grant at Petersburg, James River, Malvern Hill, Wilderness and Appomattox; discharged August 31, 1864, at Columbus, Ohio. Settled in O’Brien County July 14, 1891, at Sheldon. His wife, who died at Sheldon January, 1908, was an active member of one of the women’s societies which sent supplies, lint and bandages to the sick in hospitals during the Civil War.

Ginther, John A. Enlisted at Millersberg, Iowa, October 7, 1861 in Company I, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry; discharged December 31, 1863, and immediately re-enlisted (January 1, 1864); promoted Corporal July 1,1865; discharged July 2,1865, at Louisville, Ky., and paid off at Davenport, July 21, 1865. Resided in this county at Sheldon, where he was a member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R.

Glenn, James A. Resides at Chico, Cal.; born December 18, 1843, at Wethersfield, Ohio; father, William, and mother, Margaret Glenn, born in Pennsylvania. Married Mary J. Woods September 26, 1865; children: Harry D., Maggie E., Grace G., Millie M., Nellie M., Frances A. Enlisted February 20, 1864, at Meadville, Pa., Company B, One Hundredth Pennsylvania Infantry, First Division, Third Brigade, Ninth Army Corps; participated in battles Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Welden Railroad, Mine Run, Petersburg, Cold Harbor; wounded at Spottsylvania, and Welden Railroad; discharged July 24, 1865; in 1863 served for three months in Company M, Second Pennsylvania Infantry. Settled in this county March 1, 1872, near Sheldon; member Masonic Lodge and Halleck Post No. 19, Chico, Cal.

Glynn, Charles W., Jr. Resides at Beulah, Kan.; born May 28, 1849, Kalamazoo, Mich.; father, Charles W., and mother, Mary E. Pray Glynn, born at Utica, N. Y. Married to Elizabeth Smith in 1887; children: Mabel and Walter D. Enlisted March 15, 1865, Battle Creek, Mich., in Company C, Twentieth Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry; re-enlisted Company H, Second Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry at Plattsburg, Va., April 1, 1865; served in battles Five Forks, Petersburg and at Lee’s surrender to Grant; never excused from duty and never wounded; discharged May 6, 1865, at Detroit, Mich. Settled in county at Sheldon 1880. Member G.A.R., Girard, Kan.; M. E. Church and I. O. O. F.

Goldtrap, David. Said to have been member Company D, Fiftieth Illinois Infantry. Formerly resided at Sutherland, in this county.

Goodman, Henry. Resides at Waterloo, Iowa; born May 31, 1835, at Cornwall, England; father, Edward, and mother, Eliza Mallott Goodman, were both born at Cornwall. Married to Levinya Martin November 18, 1856; children: Edward M., Eliza L., Luella J., Ada, William H., Estella. Enlisted August 28, 1864, at Wiota, Wis., Company I, Fifth Wisconsin Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps; served in battles near Winchester, Va.; Five Forks, picket line in front of Fort Fisher, taking of Petersburg and Richmond; wounded and left for dead at Appomattox; discharged as Corporal, June 20, 1865, at Arlington Heights. Settled in O’Brien County May, 1864, at Primghar. Member Methodist Church; S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R., and W. R. C. at Primghar.

Grady, Leonard. Formerly resided Baker Township; born in Pennsylvania, 1843. Enlisted August 13, 1862, in Company E, Seventy-fifth Illinois Infantry; discharged June 12, 1865, at Camp Parker, Tenn. Settled in O’Brien County, section 32, Baker Township, 1882. Died June 17, 1900. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa.

Grapes, Samuel. Born August 6, 1837, in Pennsylvania; son of George and Elizabeth Grapes. Married his wife, Elizabeth, June 24, 1868; children: Fred, Mrs. H. C. Robbins, Mrs. J. M. Rinehart, Mrs. A. F. Stafford, George, Mrs. A. J. Wilson, Sylvia. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Dubuque, Iowa, in Company K, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry; was in various engagements and received slight wounds; discharged July 15, 1865, at Baton Rouge, La. Settled in O’Brien County fall of 1888, at Hartley. Died Dec 26, 1891, at Hartley. Member M. E. Church and G. A. R. Post at Hartley.

Greer, P. E. Born 1833. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Clarinda, Iowa, in Twenty-third Iowa Infantry. Enlisted as Sergeant; promoted to First Lieutenant, and July 7, 1864, to Quartermaster; discharged July 26, 1865, at Harrisburg, Texas. Resided at Sutherland.

Greenfield, George A. Resides at 466 E. Holt Avenue, Pomona, Cal.; born February 4, 1843, at Orleans, Jefferson County, New York; father, James, and mother, Teaney Greenfield, born in Cazenovia County, New York. Married Grace Greenwood September 25, 1870; children: Teaney, Helena, Edna, Eugena, Deward A., and Ai. Enlisted October 15, 1861, at Winona, Minn., in First Minnesota Light Artillery; in Sherman’s Division until April 5, 1862, and then transferred to Prentiss’ Division; served in battles Shiloh, Siege Corinth, Iuka, Siege Vicksburg, Champion Hill, Big Shanty, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Savannah and Cheraw, S. C.; left ear was injured at Vicksburg by firing of cannon; discharged July 1,1865, at St. Paul, Minn. Settled in O’Brien County fall of 1885 at Sheldon. Been member G. A. R. since 1875; member M. E. Church.

Gregg, Emmor R. Resides at Los Angeles; born April 16, 1839, Morgan County, Ohio; father, Caleb (born Belmont County, Ohio, in 1806), mother, Millicent (born 1808). Married his wife, Margaret, October 19, 1865; children: Grant, Ida, Maud. Enlisted August 11, 1862, Springville, Iowa, in Company H, Twenty-fourth Iowa; at Champion Hill, Miss., May 16, 1863, was shot through lungs and through left arm and right shoulder; was with Grant around Vicksburg; up Red River, and with Phil Sheridan up Shenandoah Valley; discharged July 17, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. Settled in O’Brien County in 1872, section 24, Floyd Township. Member Church of Nazarene.

Gregg, Elijah W. Born 1830 in Ohio; a son of Caleb and Millicent Gregg. He was a brother of Emmor R. Gregg, last above. Married Ella Welch; children: Eva L., Fred W., Harvey and Hattie. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Springville, Iowa in company H, twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry; served in battles in Cedar Creek, Wilderness and at Siege of Vicksburg; promoted Seventh Corporal June 20, 1864; discharged July 17, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. Settled in O’Brien County in 1874, northeast 1/4 section 24, Floyd Township. Died August 14, 1887, St. Paul, Neb. Member Friends Church Masonic Lodge Chapter, and Knights Templar.

Griffith, Thomas V. Resides at Hartley, Iowa; born April 22 1841, Madison County, Ohio; father, John, and mother Margaret Ahle Griffith, born in Ohio. Married to Nancy Jane Phillips October 25, 1865; children: Albert, Carrie and Arrabell. Enlisted November 22, 1861, Company B, Forty fourth Indiana Infantry; engagements at Fort Donelson Pittsburg Landing; wounded at Tyree Springs and in hospital at Bowling Green, Ky.; discharged January 26, 1863, at Bowling Green, Ky. Settled in O’Brien County January 1 1894. at Hartley. Member G. A. R. Post at Hartley. He had three brothers, John A., Joseph and A. D., in the Civil War.

Griffith, Daniel. Born June 21, 1829, at Cardiganshire, South Wales. Married Sarah Williams, of his home town, November 17, 1849; children: Anna, Isaac, David, George, Mathew and Mary. Enlisted January 28, 1865, at Lancaster, Wis., Company K, Forty-seventh Infantry. Suffered from chronic bowel trouble incurred while in service; discharged July 22, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. Settled in O’Brien County, northeast 1/4 section 8, Center Township, in 1870. Died February 18, 1898, at Lancaster, Wis. Member Congregational Church.

Gross, Reuben. Resides at 2624 Caldwell Street, Omaha, Neb.; born December 17, 1845, Portage County, Ohio; mother, Sarah E. (born at Harrisburg, Tenn., July 31, 1814). Married to his wife, Sarah C., January 11, 1888; one child, Annis M. Enlisted September 13, 1862, Kent County, Michigan; mustered into service October 13, 1862, Company F, Sixth Michigan cavalry, First Brigade, First Division, First Cavalry Corps; served in battles of Gettysburg, Hagerstown, Culpepper Court House, Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Milford, Hanover, Hunterstown and others; was injured in hip by being thrown from horse at Bradby Station, Va., October 11, 1863; discharged November 24, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Settled in O’Brien County, November 20, 1870, on north 1/2, southwest 1/4, section 4, Grant Township. Member I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. at Cherokee, Iowa.

Guthrie, Frank H. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born Center County, Pennsylvania; father, Idings Guthrie (born in Chester County, Pennsylvania), mother, Martha Leathers (born Center County, Pennsylvania). Married his wife, Mary A., May 28, 1868; one adopted son. Enlisted February 26, 1864, at Meadville, Pa., Company G, One Hundred and Forty-fifth Pennsylvania, and later Company A, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Infantry, Fourth Brigade, First Division, Second Corps, under General Hancock; served in battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Welden Railroad and Appomattox; received several slight wounds and a sunstroke; discharged June 30, 1865, at Harrisburg, Tenn. Settled in county 1872 at Sheldon. Member McKenzie Post No. 72. G. A. R.; A. F. & A. M., and O. E. S. at Sheldon.

Hackett, Leroy S. Formerly a resident of the county, is said to have been a soldier in the Union Army in the Civil War.

Hadden, Nelson M. Resides at Primghar, Iowa; born December 31. 1839, Kendall County, Illinois; a son of Elijah and Lucy Burroughs Hadden. Wife, Margaret Shannon; children: Ai, W. J., Lucy J., Harvey and Nelson L. Enlisted August 14, 1862 at Plano, Ill in Company K, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Illinois, Second Brigade, Third Division, Fifteenth Corps; served in battles Chickasaw Swamps, Ark.; Black River Skirmish, Vicksburg, all fights at Atlanta, his regiment preceding Sherman; taken prisoner at Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864, and in Andersonville prison sixty-three days: exchanged on special exchange between Sherman and Hood; discharged June 5,1865. Settled in O’Brien County spring of 1902, at Primghar.

Hakeman, George. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born August 5, 1841, Lincolnshire, England; a son of Isaac and Elizabeth Hakeman, who were likewise born in England. Married Sarah Albaugh February 2, 1861; after her death he married Sarah Delapp, October 14, 1882: children, first marriage: Charles, Margaret, James, Clinton, Lily, Nora, Mary, Clare, Nellie; second marriage: Callie and Amy. Enlisted August 5, 1862 (his twenty-first birthday), at Tipton, Iowa, in Company C, Twenty-fourth Iowa, Second Brigade, Third Division. Thirteenth Corps; transferred to Nineteenth Corps June 15, 1864; participated in engagements at DeBall’s Bluff, Port Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, Siege Vicksburg, Alexandria, Pleasant Hill, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Middleton, Fisher’s Hill, New Market and others; sent to hospital because of sickness; discharged August 4, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in the county August, 1872, northwest 1/4 section 24, Highland Township. Later moved to Sanborn, where he now resides. Member G. A. R.; A. F. & A. M.. and I. O. O. F., at Sanborn.

Hall, Alf. Formerly residing at Hartley, is said to have been a member Company L, First Indiana Cavalry, enlisting March 29, 1864. and discharged June 28, 1865; Adjutant-General of Indiana says Alf Hall does not appear in Company L, First Indiana Cavalry.

Hall, James. Formerly residing at Hartley, Iowa, Enlisted February 14, 1865, in Company D, One Hundred and Fifty-third Illinois Infantry as a musician; discharged September 21, 1865.

Ham, Philip A. Resides at Waupaca Wis.; born July 26, 1843, at Ava, Oneida County N. Y.; father, Philip (born April 7, 1807, Dutchess County New York), mother, Esther (born 1807, Otsego County, New York). Married wife, Esther A., December 29, 1869; children: Lottie E., Marian B. and Katie M. Enlisted August 13, 1862, at Waupaca, in Company G, Twenty-first Wisconsin Infantry, Second Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Corps; participated in battles Perryville, Stone River, Jefferson Pike; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps November 1,1863; discharged July 2, 1865, at Chicago. Settled in this county June, 1871, southwest 1/4 section 2, Center Township. Member Garfield Post No. 21, G. A. R.; A. F. & A. M., and M. W. A. at Crystal Lake, Wis.

Hannan, Marquis (Mark). Born August 21, 1832, in Ireland; a son of James and Ann Hannan. Married to Cecilia Hannan February 18, 1872; children: Elizabeth, Mary, William, Vance, Daniel, Delbert and Frank. Enlisted January 4, 1864, at Wolcott, N. Y., Battery A, Ninth New York Heavy Artillery; captured July 9, 1864, at Monocacy, Md.; paroled September 20, 1864; lost one foot in Shenandoah Valley; wounded October 19, 1864, Cedar Creek, Va.; discharged August 2, 1865, for disability at United States General Hospital, Rochester, N. Y. Settled in O’Brien County 1871, in Center Township. Died October 10, 1890. Was member G. A. R. at Sanborn.

Hart, Miles H. Formerly residing section 36, Carroll Township, is said to have been a soldier in Union Army in the Civil War. Came to county about 1871; homesteaded southwest section 36-96-42.

Hardell, George B. Born 1850, LaSalle, Ill. Enlisted September 3, 1864, Company B, First Wisconsin Cavalry; was wounded in hip and wrist during his army service; discharged July 19, 1865. Formerly member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., at Sheldon, Iowa, about 1877.

Hardenbrook, Abraham K. Resides Sutherland, Iowa; born November 15, 1842, Morrow County, Ohio; son of William and Matilda Hardenbrook. Married Frances Marple December 26, 1876; children: W. S. and S. H. Enlisted August 9, 1862, Viola, Mercer County, Illinois, in Company D, Eighty-third Illinois Infantry; wounded at Fort Donelson, February 3, 1863, in the left shoulder; discharged June 26, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. Settled in O’Brien County February, 1884, on farm near Old O’Brien in Waterman Township. Member M. E. Church and Van Davis Post, G. A. R., Peterson, Iowa.

Harkness, Asa. Resides at Akron, Iowa; born March 13, 1829, Clinton County, New York; father, Asa, and mother, Sarah Harkness, both born in New Hampshire. Married wife, Louisa, March 1, 1857; children: Joseph, Ruth, James, George, Asa, Ernest, Lyma, Fannie, Nellie, Dellas. Enlisted November 17, 1861, at Troy, Kan., in Company D, Third Regiment, Second Brigade, Kansas Volunteer Militia; discharged January 20, 1862, at Troy, Kan. Settled in O’Brien County, 1871, at Waterman Township. Belongs to Church of Christ.

Harkness, David. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born September 4, 1835, Lorain County, Ohio; son of Asa and Sarah Harkness and brother to Asa Harkness, last above. Married Louisa Bookman September 6, 1861; children: Albertis, Carl, Amanda, Maud, Frank, Haley, Betsey and Geno. Enlisted September 28, 1861, Dubuque, Iowa, in Company G, Ninth Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, Seventh Division, Fifteenth Army Corps. Engagements at Sugar Creek, Pea Ridge, Chick Bayou, Miss.; Jackson Siege of Vicksburg, Siege of Jackson, Lookout Mountain, Dalton, Kenesaw Mountain, and Atlanta. Discharged September 28, 1864, at East Point, near Atlanta, Ga. Settled in O’Brien County May, 1870, section 2, Liberty Township.

Harmon, Abner W. Resides 952 South Superior Street, Mason City, Iowa; born April 12, 1845, at Calais, Me.; son of Henry and Lucy Harmon. Married Mary S. Balcome January 26, 1867; children: Roy P., Kittie M. Enlisted March 1,1863, at Waverly, Iowa, Company C, Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps; served in battles at Pleasant Hill, La.; Tupelo, Miss.; Oxford, Miss.; Pilot Knob, Leesburg and others; discharged November 16, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O’Brien County January 12, 1882, residing at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. Post at Mason City and Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers.

Harmon, Desalvo B. Resides near Sutherland, Iowa; born Oswego, N. Y.; father, Simon M. (born 1813 in Onion River, Vt.), mother, Ann A. (born 1814). Married wife, Josephine, December 19, 1865; children: May, Charlie and Ellen. Enlisted October 6, 1861, at Milwaukee, Wis., in Company I, First Wisconsin Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps November 1, 1863; served in battles Perryville, Stone River, Green River, Ky., and others; received gunshot wound on left knee; gunshot wound in left hand and small scalp wound; discharged October 9, 1864, at Point Lookout, Md. Settled in O’Brien County April 6, 1869, section 36, Grant Township, and has resided on same farm since. Member Iowa Legion of Honor; G. A. R. Post at Sutherland, and M. W. A. Over forty years on his homestead in the county.

Harris, Stephen. Born December 6. 1842. at Brunswick. Me.; father, Stephen (born at Topsham, Me.), mother, Lillian Clark Simpson (born at York, Me). Married Lydia Gault in 1870; children: Charles, J. S. and George W.; after her death he married Ida Bell Rerick, by whom he had children as follows: Lula Bell, Vivian, Lloyd F., Louise, and Idella. Enlisted at Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., 1862, in Company L, Twentieth New York Cavalry. Served as Orderly to one of General Grant’s staff; no engagements; eyes injured by fire and smoke at taking of Richmond; discharged at close of war, and settled in this county in 1869. Elected County Superintendent of Schools, this county, and served 1870 to 1872 inclusive; Clerk of Courts, 1871 to 1872 inclusive; County Treasurer 1876 to 1877 inclusive; later in the banking business at Paullina. On his first settlement in the county he homesteaded south 1/2 southwest ¼ section 20, Grant Township; later resided at Primghar and then Paullina. Died September 29. 1899, at Paullina. Member Swedenborgen Church; A. F. & A. M., and M. W. A.

Hart, Albert T. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; horn May 25, 1844, Hadley, Mich. Married to wife, Jane E., January 23, 1867; children; Arza L., William H., Ada A. Arthur N. and Ross L. Enlisted August 12, 1861, at Albia, Iowa, in Company H, First Iowa Cavalry; battles of Prairie Grove, and others; running fight with Marmaduke April 1863; Capture of Little Rock. and all engagements with General Steele on Red River Expedition; promoted to Eighth Corporal July 1, 1865; re­enlisted January 4,1864, and served till his discharge, February 15, 1866, at Austin, Texas. Settled in this county at Sheldon. July, 1907.

Hathaway, Philip E. Born March 23, 1847, at Sandusky, Ohio; father, Philo W. (born 1822 in Massachusetts), mother, Rhoda Gould (born 1825 in Ohio). Married Rachel V. Kelley in 1872; children: Charles, Jennie, Guy, Villa, Josephine, Philip, Katie, May, Blaine, Esther, Hugh. Enlisted February 23, 1864, at Sandusky, Ohio, in Company D, Third Ohio Cavalry, Second Brigade, Second Division, Wilson’s Cavalry Corps; was injured severely by horse falling on him. At Lovejoy station when Kilpatrick was surrounded; at charge at Selma, Ala.; discharged August 4, 1865, at Edgefield, Tenn. Settled in O’Brien County, 1885, at Hartley. Died December 7, 1907, at Snohomish, Wash., and there buried. Member Hartley Post, G. A. R.; Christian Church, and I. O. O. F.

Haye, George. Resides Center Township, near Primghar, Iowa; born January 9, 1846, Tuscarora, Ohio; father, John (born April 17, 1821, in Pennsylvania), mother, Sarah Kennedy (born December, 1821, in Pennsylvania). Married to Tina Smidt, October 1, 1873; children: Alma, Eva, Cornelia, Fred, George W., Viva, Charles, Claude and Clare. Enlisted February 22, 1864, St. Charles, Ill., in Company M, Eighth Illinois Cavalry; served in various skirmishes; discharged July 17, 1865, at Chicago. Settled in this county March, 1888, section 36, Highland Township. Member I. O. O. F.

Hayes, John M. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born July 8, 1842, Clinton County, New York; father, John (born May 27, 1801, Granville County, New York), mother, Pamelia (born January 19, 1807, Plattsburg, N. Y.). Married Elizabeth Hayes January 20, 1867; children: J. B., Ordel F., C. D., W. W. and Mabel C. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Shabbona, DeKalb County, Ill., in Company E, One Hundred and Fifth Illinois Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Corps; served through Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina, with Sherman on March to Sea, serving in all battles with his company; discharged June 7, 1865, near Washington. Settled in O’Brien County, at Sheldon, March 20, 1884. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon.

Head, Luther E. Born 1843 at Tamworth, N. H.; a son of Luther and Athalinda Bennett Head, both of whom were born in New Hampshire. Married Julia A. Wiggin December 18, 1869; children G. P. and Leontine. Enlisted October 14, 1861, at Tamworth. N. H., Company I, Eighth New Hampshire Infantry; re-enlisted in Company C, Eighth New Hampshire Infantry, January 1, 1865; service as hospital nurse; discharged October 28, 1865. Settled in O’Brien County, March, 1870, section 22, Grant Township. Died September 21, 1872, and buried at Sutherland, Iowa. Was member I. O. O. F., Waubeek, Iowa.

Healy, Patrick. Formerly residing at Sheldon; born in 1839. Enlisted October 7, 1862, at Waukon , Iowa, Company F, Sixth Iowa Cavalry.

Heastand, David. Resides at Mountain View, Cal.; born May 31, 1845, North Georgetown, Ohio; son of John and Hannah Heastand, both of whom were born in Columbia County, Ohio. Married his wife, Sue, October 28, 1866. Enlisted September 27, 1863, North Georgetown, Ohio, in Company B, Twelfth Ohio Cavalry, Second Division, Fourth Army Corps; served in Army of Tennessee; discharged at Nashville, Tenn., November 14, 1865. Settled in O’Brien County, 1885, at Sheldon. Member M. E. Church; McKenzie Post, G. A. R.; W. R. C., and M. B. A., at Sheldon, Iowa.

Hecker, William. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born February 18, 1846, in Germany. Married Jennie Lias, September 22, 1872; children: L. J., William, W. 0. Enlisted April 27, 1867, at Milwaukee in Company A, Thirteenth United States Regulars. Engaged in Indian service in West; discharged April 27, 1870. Settled in O’Brien County, November, 1872, near Sheldon. Wife a charter member W. R. C. at Sheldon. He is a member of McKenzie Post, G. A. R., at Sheldon.

Herrick, August F. Born September 22, 1847, at Watertown, N. Y.; father, Frederick P. Herrick (born in Vermont), mother, Lucy Matvina Priest (born in Connecticut). Enlisted October 8, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa, Company E, Eleventh Iowa Infantry; discharged at Louisville, Ky., July 15, 1865. Settled in O’Brien County, northeast 1/4 section 12, Carroll Township, April, 1870. Died September 25, 1877, and was buried at Sheldon Cemetery.

Hiatt, Elam. Resides at Edmond, Okla.; born July 31, 1844, at Jonesboro, Ind. Married wife, Laura, March 7, 1869; children: Owen A., C. E., Lelia I., William R., E. W., H. R., H. L. and Mary E. Enlisted May 7, 1864, at Winterset, Iowa, in Company E, Forty-seventh Iowa Infantry; lost one eye from effects of exposure while on duty; discharged September 28, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O’Brien County, October 10, 1874, on northwest 1/4 section 36, Liberty Township. Member G. A. R. and Christian Church at Edmond.

Hicks, James H. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born April 1, 1830, in Oneida County, New York; father, John Hicks born February 4, 1800, in New York), mother, Susan Cleveland Hicks. Married Margaret Bohan August 13, 1865; children: Bert, Gertrude, Maude, Eugene, Belle, John, Jennie, Earl and Carrie. Enlisted September 9, 1861, at Milwaukee, Wis., in Company K, First Wisconsin Infantry; served as wagonmaster; discharged October 14, 1864, at Milwaukee, Wis. Settled in County October 12, 1870, on southeast 1/4 section 14, Liberty Township. Member E. 0.C. Ord Post, G. A. R.. at Sutherland.

Hicks, J. W. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; a brother of James H. Hicks, last above. Married Sarah Rogers, July 6, 1864; children: Lillian, Zena, Lucia, Gladys, Bessie, Marguerite, Wesley, George, Ralph, Clair. Enlisted August 12, 1864, at Oshkosh, Wis., in Company E, Forty-second Wisconsin Infantry; discharged June 20, 1865, at Madison, Wis. Settled in O'Brien County, 1870 near present site of Sheldon.

Hicks, P. C. Resides at Sheldon; born 1837 in New York. Enlisted February 29, 1864 while a resident of Springvale, Wis., in Company B, Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry. Served as Corporal and Sergeant; discharged July 12, 1865. Settled in O’Brien County in 1870.

Hicks, William, Jr. Formerly resided at Sheldon; born 1832, Ross County, Ohio. Enlisted August 12, 1862, in New York City, serving in Company H, First Marine Artillery of New York; discharged April 20, 1863, at Hilton Head, S. C. Member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., Sheldon. Iowa. Came to O’Brien County in 1870.

Hillyer, J. C. Resides Dale Township, O’Brien County, Iowa; born June 28, 1838, in New Jersey; father, Jacob (born in Pennsylvania), mother, Mary Magee Hillyer (born in New Jersey). Married to Mary Smith December 10, 1869; children: Sidney, Harley, Charley, Fred. Enlisted February 10. 1865, at St. Paul in Brackett’s Battalion, Minnesota Volunteers: served until his discharge at St. Paul February 24, 1866. Settled in this county in 1870, in Dale Township. His father served in the War of 1812.

Himebaugh, Hiram H. Resides at Webster City, Iowa; born December 7, 1845, Erie County, Pennsylvania; father, C. C. (born December 8, 1817, in same county), mother, Clarissa Beers (born in Vermont, 1819). Married his wife, Angelina, June 2, 1870; children: Cyrenius, George, Ortie, Mabel M. Enlisted May 14. 1864, Jones County, Iowa, in Company C, Forty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, Sixteenth Corps: discharged September 15, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled 1871 in Grant Township. Belongs to Winfield Scott Post No. 66, G. A. R., at Webster City.

Hitchcock, Almoran A. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born March 4, 1843, at Buck Hill, N. Y.; father, J. W. (born in Connecticut), mother, Jane Wilson (born in New York state). Married wife, Mary A., August 12, 1878; children: Mildred, Charles and Harmon. Enlisted at Neosho, Wis., August 15, 1862, in Company I, Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Thirteenth Corps; served in siege and taking of Vicksburg; disabled at Helena, Ark. discharged June 22, 1865, at Shreveport, La. Settled in O’Brien County July 3, 1887, at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. and Masonic Lodge.

Hoagland, Henry E. Born November 11, 1846, Marion, Mich.; father, Christopher (born in New Jersey, September 15, 1800), mother, Clarinda (born in New Work, February 21, 1808). Married Emma McLain; children: Paul, Ruth, Claude, Bertha, Florence, Russel, Millie, Clara and Olive. Enlisted March 14, 1865, at Pontiac, Mich., in Company D, Eleventh Regiment Michigan Infantry, Third Brigade, Second Division, Army of Cumberland; sick at Cleveland, Ohio, June 19, 1865; admitted to Harper Hospital July 26, 1865; discharged August 5, 1865, Detroit, Mich. Settled in this county 1870, Liberty Township. Died January 25, 1893, at Sutherland. Member Abiff Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at Sutherland; member Board of Supervisors three years—l876-78.

Hoffman, Harvey. Resides at Mapleton, Iowa; born January 4, 1842, in Lafayette County, Wisconsin; father, Calvin (born in Ulster County, New York, 1817), mother, Juliet Cox (born in New York, 1818). Married Angie Compton April 20, 1876; children: Lora, George, Etta and Henry. Enlisted October 21, 1861, at Stevenson, Ill., in Company F, Thirteenth Illinois Cavalry; discharged November 19, 1862, on account of disability; re-enlisted December 16, 1863, in Company D, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry; finally discharged May 26, 1865, at Memphis, Tenn. Settled in county June, 1870, in Grant Township.

Holford, John E. Born in 1844, in New York state. Enlisted August 5, 1862, at Lisbon, Ill., in Company E, Ninety-first Illinois Infantry; discharged July 12, 1865. Resides at Hartley and member G. A. R. Post at that place. Settled in O’Brien County about 1885.

Holland, James. Born 1832 in England. While residing at Yorkville, Wis., enlisted, February 12, 1864, in Company H, Twenty-second Wisconsin Infantry; wounded at battle Peach Tree Creek; transferred to Third Wisconsin Infantry June 10, 1865; discharged June 22, 1865. Was formerly member G. A. R. Post at Sheldon and is now deceased.

Hollenbeck, Zeph D. Resides at Rock Valley, Iowa; born May 15, 1842, in Vermont; father, B. F., and mother, Minnie Hollenbeck, both born in Vermont. Married, wife Linnie. Enlisted August 27, 1861, at Green Lake, Wis., in Third Wisconsin Battery of Light Artillery; made Corporal and Sergeant; wounded at Stone River; served in battles at Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Nashville, Perryville, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge; discharged April 1,1865, at Chattanooga, Tenn. Settled in O’Brien County, 1876, later residing at Sheldon.

Holt, Elias T. Born June, 1832, at Taftsville, Vt.; father, Lemuel (born at Hartland, Vt., July 2, 1804), mother, Susan M. Kenzie (born Berlin, Vt., March 6,1810). First married to Martha Stratton, by whom he had three children: Irving L., Mattie B., Bertha (Martin) ; after death of first wife he married Mary L. Maguire, December 20, 1890, by whom he had two children: Vera and William. Enlisted October 21, 1861, First Rhode Island Cavalry, originally serving in Company I, wherein he was made Sergeant; October 26, 1862, he was appointed regimental saddler and transferred to non-commissioned staff: discharged for disability at Falmouth. Va., January 17, 1863. Settled in O'Brien County May, 1890 at Primghar. Died there October 8, 1901, and was buried at his former home, Webster city, Iowa.

Holyoke, Horace Parker. Born January 26, 1840, at Brewer Me.; father, Edward (born August 22, 1802), and mother, Malinda Snow (born February 27, 1808); both born al Brewer, Me. He was never married. Enlisted October 3, 1861, at Portland, in Company F, First Maine Cavalry; served as Sergeant: wounded in left arm and through the body and in ankle in battle of Middlebury, Va.; discharged December 12, 1863. Settled in O’Brien County, living on northeast 1/4 section 34, Carroll Township, 1871. Later he lived at Sheldon, where he was a deacon and active member of the Congregational Church. He died October 24, 1890, and was buried at Sheldon.

Hook, Calvin. Resides at Sioux City, Iowa; born on the present site of Cleveland, Ohio, April 14, 1842; father, Stephen (born in England), mother, Lydia Fish (born in Vermont). Married wife, Jennie L., October 29, 1870; children: Hattie B., Flora I., Ella M., Clarence H., Anna M. ; John and Elisha, died in infancy. Enlisted January 4, 1864, at Evansville, Wis., Company F. Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry; was wounded at Atlanta and health impaired by sickness contracted in army; discharged May 27, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Settled in O’Brien County March, 1873, residing at Sheldon. Member M. E. Church; charter member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., at Sheldon; later transferred to Cottrell Post, G. A. R., at Hull; later to G. A. R. Post at Sioux City; charter member I. O. O. F. at Sheldon.

Hopfe, Christopher. Born March 14, 1816, in Germany. Married Katharine Schlarbaum October 15, 1845; children: John, Jacob, Henry, C. L. Chris., William and Dorothy. Enlisted at Keokuk, January 21, 1863, in Company C, Eighth Iowa Infantry; served in battles of the Wilderness, Murfreesboro Chattanooga, Sheridan’s Raid in valleys of Shenandoah Gettysburg and Vicksburg; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps April 28, 1865, and discharged August, 1865, at St. Louis, Mo. Settled in O’Brien County in 1888, northeast 1/4 Southeast 1/4 section 6, Omega Township Died in 1889, and buried at Hartley cemetery.

Hoxie, Charles W. Resides Grant Township, O’Brien County, Iowa: born at Algansee, Branch County, Mich., in 1846; father, Orton (born Cayuga County, New York, February 3, 1823), mother, Hannah VanPatton (born at Schenectady, N. Y., December 31, 1823). Married Cornelia A. Bishop March 10, 1871; children: Alice, Nina, Frank and Ray. Enlisted October 7, 1864, Jackson, Mich., in Company I, Thirteenth Michigan Infantry, Second Brigade, First Division Fourteenth Corps; served in battles at Averysboro, N. C.; Bentonville and Siege of Savannah; discharged July 25. 1865, at Louisville, Ky., but paid off at Jackson, Mich., August 7, 1865. Settled in this county in 1871, northwest 1/4 section 10, Grant Township, where he now resides. Member Spencer Free Baptist Church; Annett Post No. 124, G. A. R., at Spencer. Wife member W. R. C. at Spencer.

Huber, Elnathan S. Born September 19, 1841; in Cedar County, Iowa; father. John S. (born Lancaster, Ohio, February 17, 1811), mother, Harriet A. (born October 24, 1820, Delaware, Ohio). Married Dora Elanor Newson August 27, 1873. Enlisted August 8, 1862, at Tipton, Iowa, in Company C, Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Second Brigade, Nineteenth Corps; wounded by gunshot through left side at Champion Hill; taken prisoner and paroled; at Siege of Vicksburg, Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, and others; discharged August 5, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien County, 1871 or 1872, southeast 1/4 section 24, Carroll Township. Died August 6,1879, and buried at Tipton Iowa. Member G. A. R. at Tipton.

Hudson, Edward L. Enlisted August 11, 1862, at Taftton, Wis., in Company D, Thirty-third Wisconsin Infantry; discharged August 9, 1865. Formerly resided at Sutherland, Iowa.

Hulbert, Samuel B., who was sheriff of O’Brien County during 1869 and 1870, and later removed to Jacksonville, Fla., is said to have been a Union soldier in the Civil War, but we have no record of his service.

Hunt, Andrew. Born July 26, 1817, in New Jersey. Married Adeline Updike November 16, 1840; children: Ambro, Ebenezer, Tilly, Elijah, Vorhees and Lizzie. Enlisted September 12, 1864, in Company G, Thirty-eighth New Jersey Infantry, and discharged June 30, 1865. Settled in county March, 1888, at Sheldon. Died May 14, 1890, and buried at Lancaster, Wis.

Hunter, Abner M. Resides at Canton, S. D.; born October 23 1842, at Harrison County, Indiana; father, A. L. (born September 10, 1807), mother, Priscilla (born January 27, 1808 in Kentucky). Married wife, Merabah E., October 3, 1868 three children: Alanson Earl, deceased; Mark M., and a son who died in infancy. Enlisted February 23, 1865, at Peoria Ill., in Company B, Seventh Illinois Infantry; discharged July 9,1865, at Louisville, Ky. Settled in Highland Township O’Brien County, about 1877.

Hurley, Albert. Resides at Hamburg, Iowa; born August 18, 1846, Elkhart County, Indiana; father, James W., and mother, Marinda (both born in Ohio). Married wife, Mary E. 1886; children: Albert L. and Bessie L. Enlisted August 11, 1864, Greencastle, Mo., Company E, Forty-second Missouri Infantry; discharged June 28, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn, Settled in O’Brien County, 1899, at Sheldon. Member Mistletoe Lodge, A. F. & A. M.. and McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon.

Hurley, Edmund J. Born 1837 in New York. Enlisted December 28, 1863, giving his residence as Fort Howard, Wis., in Company E, Twelfth Wisconsin Infantry; discharged June 13, 1865. Member Hartley Post G. A. R. in 1888.

Hutchinson, Benjamin. Born in 1836. Enlisted July 17, 1862, in Company D, One Hundredth Ohio Infantry.; discharged June 10, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio. Settled in this county on southwest ¼ section 24, Carroll Township, about 1871. Present residence unknown.

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