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Ringgold County Biographical Sketches

Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 308 - 309.


civil war flags.jpg "G. A. WYANT, residing on section 22, Lincoln Township, was born in Pennsylvania, December 26, 1834, a son of Jacob E. and Margaret Wyant, who were natives of the same State. He was reared to the avocations of farming and milling, and at the age of twenty-one years commenced life on his own account.

He went to Kansas in 1855, remaining there but a short time, when he located in Illinois, where he taught school in the winter, and the following spring began farming. In 1856 he returned to Kansas, where he followed farming and school-teaching until the spring of 1875. He then came to Ringgold County, Iowa, settling on the farm where he now resides, and has since been engaged in milling and stock-raising.

He is now the proprietor of a good mill, located on Platte River. His farm contains forty acres of land, which is well adapted to stock-raising. He is quite extensively engaged in raising and feeding stock, making a specialty of thorough-bred Yorkshire and Poland-China hogs.

Mr. Wyant was united in marriage, May 8, 1859, to Sarah A. Morrow, a native of Pennsylvania, born December 17, 1834, a daughter of Jacob and Mary Morrow. To them have been born four children - Isabelle, born in November, 1862; James, born in August, 1867, and two who died in infancy.

Mr. Wyant served in the last war, being Orderly Sergeant of Company A, Twentieth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, and was in Price's raid through Missouri. Although he organized the Greenback party in Ringgold County, in his political views he is independent.

He is a member of the Masonic fraternity."

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