from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 325
JOHN C. FOUSER
John C. FOUSER, one of the representative farmers of Union Township, residing on section 28, was born in
Summit County, Ohio, the date of his birth being September 28, 1841, a son of Jacob and Sarah FOUSER. The family moved
to Will County, Illinois, in 1854, where both parents died. John C. FOUSER, the subject of this sketch, lived in his
native county till about thirteen years of age, when he accompanied his parents to Will County, Illinois, and there he
grew to manhood, being rered to agricultural pursuits.
Mr. FOUSER came with his family to Ringgold County, Iowa, in
March, 1877, and commenced improving, from a state of nature, his fine farm propeprty of 240 acres, which, with the
exception of forty acres is located on section 28, Union Township, the remaining forty acres being on section 32. His
farm is now under a high state of cultivation, on which he has planted both shade and fruit trees in large numbers,
erected a very fine residence, and has made his home very attractive in its surroundings. In politics, Mr. FOUSER
casts his suffrage with the Republican party.
NOTE: John C. FOUSER died on June 29, 1912. Mary D. FOUSER, John's wife, was born
March 28, 1846, and died August 27, 1919. They were interred at Ellston Cemetery, Ringgold
Jacob FOUSER died at the age of 76 years, 1 month and 26 days on December 28, 1881. Sarah FOUSER
died at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 15 days on July 23, 187_. Their daughter Mary Ruth FOUSER died at the
age of 40 years on October 28, 1883. Jacob, Sarah, and Mary Ruth FOUSER share a gravestone and were interred at
Plainfield Township Cemetery, Will County, Illinois.
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 325, 1887.
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