History of Black Hawk County, Iowa - 1878 - B

Black Hawk County >> 1878 Index

History of Black Hawk County, Iowa
Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878.

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Unless otherwise specified, biographies submitted by Dick Barton.

BACOM, JESSE, farmer, Sec. 28; was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn. , in 1817. Married Mary McClintock Feb. 18, 1841; she was born in Allegheny Co., Penn., in 1820; came to this State in 1858, and settled in Dubuque Co., where he resided until 1863, when he moved to this county, and settled on his present estate of forty acres, valued at $1,600. Have one adopted daughter - Addie. Mrs. B. is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

BAILEY, CHARLES F., farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. La Porte City; born in Ross Co., Ohio, in 1842, and came to this county with parents in 1858, where he enlisted in the 5th Regt. I. V. I., Co. E, in July, 1861, and was honorably discharged in November, 1865; participated in the battles of Corinth, Vicksburg and others, and at the close of the war returned to this county, where he married Elizabeth Morris in 1870; she was born in La Porte Co., Ind., in 1852; have three children - Carrie M., Nellie J. and Herbert. Owns eighty acres of land, valued at $1,000.

BAILEY, DAVID M., farmer, Sec. 34; born in Niagara Co., N. Y., in 1848, where he married Lodena Browning in 1869; she was born in same county in 1848; came to this county in February, 1873, and settled in Waterloo, where he engaged in a meat market, and continued in that capacity until 1874, when he moved on his present estate, consisting of 100 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Seth, Grace and Dewey are their living children; lost two children - Burton , and one died in infancy.

BAILEY, HIRAM M., farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Waterloo; born in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., April 26, 1831, and Aug. 27, 1854, married Mary E. Williams; she was born in Nassau, same county, in 1837; in 1854, he came to this county and settled on Sec. 24, remaining two years, and removed to Illinois and lived there until 1856, when he returned and settled on his present estate, consisting of 120 acres, valued at $5,000. Was Supervisor and Trustee two terms. Emma S., born March 28, 1857 ; Charles E., born July 2, 1863 , are his children. Mr. B. is a natural mechanic and a self-made man.

BAILEY, JOHN M., farmer, S. 8; P. O. La Porte City; born in Ross Co., Ohio, in 1832, and married Emily J. Stottard in 1854; she was born in Erie Co., Ohio in 1835; they have six children - Lewis H., Charles M., Lincoln A., Effie E., Edgar and Emma. Came to this State with parents in 1850, and settled in Linn co., where he resided until 1854, and settled in Poyner Tp., and, in 1860, moved on his present farm of 260 acres, valued at $30 per acre; also owns 160 acres in Sioux Co., valued at $2,000. Held the office of Sub-Director and Supervisor, and has been prominently identified otherwise throughout the county.

BAKER, J. E., farmer, and Local Elder of the M. E. Church, s. 14; P. O. Waterloo; born in Columbia Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 1831; moved to New Jersey in 1852; to Wisconsin in the Spring of 1857; to Iowa and Black Hawk Co. in 1865; on his present farm in 1873. Was married Jan. 30, 1855, to Miss Rebecca Robins; they have ten children - Mary, Cathetia, Charlotte R., Richard C., Louisa, Isabella M., Rebecca E., Edwin U., Chas. M., Esther. He has 280 acres of land in Black Hawk Co., valued at $6,200; 160 acres in Grundy Co., valued at $4,000. He was licensed to preach at Freehold, N. Y., at the age of 22, and at once entered upon the work of the ministry; at the age of 25, he joined the Wisconsin Annual Conference; in the Fall of 1863, was disabled by sickness; in the Fall of 1866, he was stationed at Buckingham, Tama Co., as a supply; was transferred to the Upper Iowa Conference in 1868, of which he remained a member until the Fall of 1877, when he voluntarily located to attend to the interests of his family and form; he still preaches occasionally. The daughter, Mary, is a teacher of mathematics at the College for the Blind at Vinton. Cathetia and Charlotte are also teachers.

BALL, JAMES M., physician and surgeon; born in Steubenville , Jefferson Co., Ohio , in 1812. Married Katurah Ford in 1831; she was born in Jefferson Co., Ohio , in 1813. The subject of this sketch received his primary education in his native county, and commenced the study of medicine with William Farmer, M. D., and graduated in Cleveland , Ohio . Emigrated in 1849, to Monroe, Greene Co., Wis., where he was commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the 31st Wis. V. I.; was detached from his regiment by order of Gen. Van Cleve, to take charge of a hospital and fit others for refugees, in Murfreesboro; ordered to report to his regiment, and in July, 1864, obtained leave of absence of Gen. Sherman; soon after his return home he was commissioned Surgeon of the 44th Wis. V. I., but being unfit for field duty, was ordered to Camp Randall, Madison, Wis., making primary examinations; was ordered to report to Gen. Thomas, at Nashville, Tenn.; ordered to report to Gen. Palmer, and he to Gen. Meredith, at Paducah, Tenn., where he was appointed Surgeon in charge of that post, and soon after of the district of Paducah; in September, 1865, was mustered out of service, and came to Waverly, Iowa, in 1866, and to this city in 1872.

BALL, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 7; born in Grafton, N. H., July 4, 1814; moved with his parents to Sharon, Vt., where he resided until 21 years old, and moved to Genesee and Chautauqua Counties, N. Y.; went down the river to Louisville, Ky., on a raft, took a boat to St, Louis and Tully, Mo., and afterward settled in Louis Co., Mo., in 1837, Married Juliette Polk Dec. 20, 1839; she was born in Scott Co., Ky., in 1819; they moved to Sangamon Co., Ill., and after one year, moved to Adams Co., Iowa; in 1845, went to Dubuque, Iowa, and was appointed Government Surveyor; came to this county in 1864, settling on Sec. 26. John P. is their only child.

BALLHEIM, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 30; born in Washington Co., Wis., in 1845. Married Eva Fisher in 1868; she was born in Germany in 1845; they have two children - Lizzie and Annie. Came to this county in March, 1871, and settled on his present place consisting of eighty acres, valued at $50 per acre. Enlisted in Co. A, 51st Wisconsin Infantry, in 1865, and served six months, when he was honorably discharged.

C. O. BALLIETT

Balliett & Weld, dealers in jewelry, Logan House Block, Fourth st., East Side . C. O. Balliett was born in Northumberland Co., Penn. , and came to this county in 1867; moved to Niagara Co., N. Y., and returned here in 1872 ... May 1, 1872 , commenced their present business.

BARNES, GEORGE W., dealer in farming implements, garden, field and flower seeds, corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets; was born in Chemung Co., N. Y., in 1840. Emigrated to Sycamore, De Kalb Co., Ill. , in 1858; came to this county, settling in Cedar Falls , in 1868, where he married Alferetta Ray April 5, 1868 ; she was born in Ashtabula Co., Ohio . Mr. Barnes commenced business in this city in 1869.

BARRETT, WILLIAM, proprietor of the Logan House; was born in Orange Co., Vt., Jan. 7, 1827; when quite young he, with his parents, moved to Genesee Co., N. Y., and to Baldwinstown, Wis., in 1844; moved to Anamosa, Iowa, in 1852, and the year following to New York City, and from the latter place to California, where he resided until Feb., 1868, when he went to Geneva, Wis., taking charge of the Lake House. After going to Chicago and residing seven months, he moved to Charles City, Iowa, as proprietor of the Union House; after residing in Decorah , Iowa , ten months, he came to this county May 20, 1875. Married Nellie Martin in Nov., 1865; she was born on Long Island Feb. 1, 1846 ; Lulu, 3 years old, is their adopted daughter.

BARTHOLOMEW, ALFRED, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 20; P. O. Lester Center; owns 650 acres, probable value $13,000; he was born Oct. 27, 1831, in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., and moved at a very early age with his parents (Daniel and Minerva Bartholomew) to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and lived there until the year 1846 or 1847, when he moved to Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, where he lived until 1849; his father was engaged in farming, stock raising and speculating, while Alfred attended school; in 1848 or '49, his father died of cholera, and with his mother and two sisters he went to the southern part of Wisconsin to an uncle who lived there at that time; in the Spring of 1849 or 1850, he rented a farm in Lake Co., Ill., and in the following year went to Cook Co., Ill., where he bought a farm and lived there until 1862. He was married Jan. 1, 1855, to Margaret, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza Butterfield, of Cook Co.; she was born Nov. 20, 1832; they have eight children - Dan, born May 27, 1860; Alice, born March 31, 1862; Martha, born Dec. 18, 1865; Earl, born March4, 1868; Eliza, born July 12, 1870; Minnie, born March 25, 1873; Albert, born March 29, 1875, and Gertrude, born April 30, 1877; they lost three children - Benjamin, born Oct. 3, 1856, died April 25, 1859; Ellen, born April 26, 1858, died Oct. 11, 1860; Clara, born Feb. 16, 1864, died March 13, 1865. In 1862, Mr. B. came to Black Hawk Co. and located in Waterloo Tp., where he was engaged in farming until 1867; he then went to the city of Waterloo and engaged in various speculations, and lived there until the Spring of 1870, when he came to Lester Tp. and settled here; in connection with his farm, he is engaged in stock raising to a considerable extent; since he came here he has made more improvements than any one in the township; he has an orchard of 300 apple trees, and the finest artificial grove in Lester Tp. In politics he is a Republican, and is now serving his third year as District Township Treasurer, and serving his second year as Road Supervisor; he was Township Assessor two years in this township; School Director for six years in this and Waterloo Tps., and was Road Supervisor three years in Waterloo Tp. He was appointed in July, 1875, to carry the United States mails between Blakeville and Jesup, and is still holding that position and is a member of the Masonic Order, Victor Lodge of Waterloo .

BARTLETT, A. N., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Chenango Co., N. Y., in 1826. Married Margaret Anderson in 1854; she was born in Scotland in 1827; they have three children - Frank, Tracelia and Willie. Came to this county in 1856, and settled in Washington Tp., and, in 1861, settled on their present farm of sixty acres, valued at $2,500.

BARTLETT, M. W., Professor of Languages at Iowa State Normal School; born Feb. 26, 1834, in Bath, N. H.; in 1857, came to Western College, Linn Co.; in 1853, entered Dartmouth College, and graduated in 1857, and taught for a term of ten years, mostly in ancient languages; was President of the school during the years 1866 and 1867; then went to Denmark Academy, in Lee Co., as teacher for six years; then spent three years teaching in Memphis Academy, Missouri; in the Fall of 1876, was chosen for his present position. Married Miss Julia Abbott July 12, 1859; she was born in Oct., 1837, in Bath, N. H.; had four children, three living - Elmer E., Willie A. and Mary E. Are members of the Congregational Church.

BASSE, EDWARD, Postmaster, Sec. 13; owns forty-nine acres, probable value $2,000; born June 14, 1833, in the Province of Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, where he attended school until he was 15 years old; he intended to study for the ministry, but the death of his father caused him to turn his thoughts in another channel. When 13 years old, he began to learn the trade of gold and silver smithing, and has continued at that business off and on to the present time; he came to the United States, arriving in New York City in February, 1855, and immediately went to Philadelphia, where he stayed a short time, and then moved to Stephenson Co., Ill., where he was engaged a this trade, and part of his time at farming, for about three years; in 1858, he came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa, and located in Barclay Tp.; he lived here until 1861, when he started for Colorado with an ox team, and eight dollars in his pocket to pay expenses, but returned with a couple of thousands of dollars, a top carriage and two ponies; he lived in Central City, Colorado, pursuing his business of jeweler for six years; his establishment was known as the "Crystal Palace;" in 1867, he returned to Black Hawk Co., and finally settled in Barclay Tp., where he now resides. He was married Sept. 16, 1866, to Lydia N., daughter of Peter and Mary Trumbauer, of this township; she was born Feb. 29, 1844; they have six children - Lottie M., born July 8, 1867; Ida, Nov. 14, 1868; Dora, Aug. 16, 1870; Ella, Feb. 19, 1871; Charley, Nov. 28, 1872, and Frances, Jan. 13, 1877; they lost one child - Hattie, born Oct. 14, 1874, died Sept. 16, 1875. Mr. Basse was appointed Postmaster of this township in 1868. He is a Republican in politics and was Township Constable eight years, Township collector one year, and Road Supervisor one term. He is a member of No. 133, Jesup Lodge of I. O. O. F., and also a member of the Blue Ribbon Temperance Reform Society of Barclay Township.

BATES, WILLIAM, dealer in butter and eggs, East Side ; was born in Joe Daviess Co., Ill. , Aug. 5, 1847 . Married Salona J. Harper March 4, 1868 ; she was born in Grant Co., Wis. , in Dec., 1848. After residing in Hazel Green, Wis. , for many years, they came to this county, settling in this city in 1867, and commenced his business the year following. He enlisted in the 16th Wis. V. I. in 1864, and was honorably discharged in 1865. Eddie A., Florence V., and Kittie are the children.

BECK, FRANK, dealer in boots and shoes, Fourth street; was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1835, and married Margaret Lewis in 1858; she was born in Germany. Emigrated to Ohio in 1836, with his parents, and, after going to Dayton, Ohio, emigrated to Dubuque, Iowa, and came to this county in 1864, settling in this city; commenced his present business in June of that year.

BECK, G. P., of the firm of Beck & Nauman, dealers in all kinds of pine lumber, lath and shingles, sash, doors, moldings and all sizes of fanning mills, was born in Bavaria July 20, 1832; emigrated to this country with parents in 1832, first settling in Virginia; moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1844, where he married Albertina Shulan Sept. 20, 1853; she was born in Stuttgart Feb. 20, 1832; they emigrated to this county in 1856, first settling in this city. Anna W., F. W., Malinda, Emma, George, Rosetta, John and Philip are their children.

BECKER, CHARLES D., far., S. 19; P. O. Reinbeck; born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., July 12, 1841; he emigrated to Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1866; to Iowa and Orange Township in 1865; to his present farm in 1870. He was married in 1868 to Miss Amanda Sarvay, from Jefferson Co., N. Y.; they have two children - Mary, born Dec. 12, 1870; Louis, born Sept. 6, 1873. He has 120 1/2 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Mr. b. enlisted in our late war, in Co. D, 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, in 1862, and was connected with the Army of the Potomac ; mustered out in 1865. He has held the offices of Township Assessor three years, Township Clerk two years, School Director two years, Clerk School Board three years, Road Supervisor three years. In politics he is a Republican. They are members of the M. E. Church. His farm was in the raw state when he purchased; he broke it up and has made all his improvements. Mr. Becker has always taken up a deep interest in the affairs of his county and township.

BEEKLY, SAMUEL B., far., Sec. 17; P. O. Waterloo; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., Aug. 21, 1848; he with his parents emigrated to Ohio in 1850, and to this county in 1868, where he married Susan Klingamon June 2, 1872; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., Feb. 2, 1848. They are members of the German Baptist Church. George E., born Nov. 19, 1874, are the name and birth of their only child.

BEERS, WHITNEY, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Canada in 1822. Married Triphena Creppen in January, 1843; she was born in Canada in 1827; have two children - George S. and Henry J.; came to this State in 1869 and settled in Independence, and in 1870 moved to Parkersburg, this State, where he remained until 1877, when he come to this county and settled on his present place of forty acres, valued at $1,200.

BELDEN, T., farmer, Sec. 33; born Oct. 2, 1814, in Genesee Co., N. Y.; in 1857, came to Bureau Co., Ill.; in 1867, came to Cedar Falls Tp.; owns forty acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. Married Cynthia Harding May 21, 1835 ; she was born April 11, 1818 , in Livingston Co., N. Y.; they have three children - Josephine, Harriet and Eugenia. Their son-in-law, W. V. Hoagland, was born July 11, 1840 , in Wyoming Co., N. Y.; in 1861, he came to Cedar Falls ; he owns forty acres of land. He was married in Sept., 1865, to Mary J. Belden; she was born Aug. 11, 1845 , in New York ; they have three children - Fred T., George A. and Harry. They are all members of the M. E. Church.

BENHAM, WILLIAM, far., S. 29; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Aug., 1835, in Brown Co., Ohio; in 1850, came to Stark Co., Ill.; in 1854, came to Black Hawk Co.; in 1864, came to his present farm; owns forty acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. Married Mary Young Nov. 20, 1856; she was born in 1840 in Illinois; died April 22, 1863; have three children - E. G., William J. and John S.; second marriage to Lucinda Hoesington, June 18, 1865; she was born in 1846; have five children - Hiram, George, Cora, Theodore and Jay.

BENNETT, JAMES, farmer, S. 16; P. O. Cedar Falls; born Aug. 14, 1827, in Ireland; in 1840, came to Canada; in 1874, removed to Oswego Co., N. Y.; in 1850, came to Kane Co., Ill.; in 1853, came to his present farm; owns 220 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. Married Elizabeth McNally in 1850; she was born in 1830, in Ireland, had nine children, seven living - Walter J., William A., Lizzie A., Louisa M., Douglas H., Aurrie J. and James A. He has been Assessor and Road Supervisor.

BENSON, BANTON, physician and surgeon; born in Baltimore Co., Md., Jan. 20, 1828; went with parents to Monroe Co., N. Y., in 1845, where he was educated. Married Mary Doggett in 1854; she was born in Monroe Co., N. Y., in 1827, and died May 26, 1861 . Came to Dubuque Co., Iowa , in1866, where he studied medicine in the office of Dr. Clark; went to Raymond, this county, in 1868, where he practiced his profession. Married Mary smith in August, 1869; she was born in Saratoga Co., N. Y.; Herman and Willie are their children.

BEREND, PETER, merchant tailor, Main street; was born in Germany May 11, 1840; emigrated to this country Dec. 18, 1865, first settling in Wood Co., Ohio, and came to this county March 18, 1869, settling in Waterloo, and working at his trade. He married Catherine Tont in April, 1866; she was born in Germany Sept. 18, 1848. Came and opened his present business in this city Feb. 22, 1878; owns farm of eighty acres in Cedar Tp., where his family reside. Nettie, Nicholas, Phrona and Ann are his children.

BERRY, DANIEL, farmer, Sec. 30; born in Canada East in 1827, and emigrated to Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1847, where he married Adaline Allard in 1850; she was born in the same place in 1833. George F., Wm. H. and Cora A. are their children. Mr. B. was one of the earliest settlers in Stephenson Co., where, by his industry and earnest perseverance, he has gained his present position in life. The estate he now occupies, and upon which he settled, and purchased in April, 1870, consists of 1,300 acres of land, valued at $50,000.

BERTCH, ISAAC E., farmer, S. 2; P. O. Waterloo; born in Union Co. , Penn. , in 1848. Married Mary Dohmer in 1872; she was born in Snyder Co., Penn., in 1855; came to this county in 1874, settling on his present farm of ninety acres, valued at $40 per acre. Minnie, Emma and William are his children.

BESH, MICHAEL, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Denver, Bremer Co.; born in Germany in 1832; came to America in 1850, settling in Rensselaer Co., N. Y. Married Anna M. Rainhart in 1857; she was born in Germany in 1832; in 1864, came to this county and settled on his present farm of 168 acres, valued at $35 per acre; they have five children living - George, Sanford, Ida, Maud and Cora; lost two - Caspar and Anna M.

BETAR, HIRAM, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Jesup, Buchanan Co.; owns 120 acres land, probably value $3,600; he was born May 12, 1839, in Prussia, Germany, where he attended school between the ages of 7 and 14 years; he then turned his attention to farming, which occupation he followed until he came to the United States, arriving in New York City November, 1856; he immediately went to Lockport, N. Y., where he worked until the Spring of 1858, and then came West to Burlington, Iowa, where he lived until 1860, when he went to St. Louis, Mo., and stayed there three years; in 1864, he came to Black Hawk Co., and settled in Fox Tp. He was married Sept. 28, 1858, to Mary, daughter of Isaiah and Mary Thompson, of Des Moines Co., Iowa; she was born Dec. 17, 1817, and died May 21, 1877; he was afterward married Sept. 12, 1877, to Ricky, daughter of Frederick and Hannah Bremer, formerly of Hanover, Germany, and now of Fox Tp. in this county; she was born Oct. 26, 1860. Mr. Betar is Republican in politics and was Road Supervisor for two years. He and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church .

BINTZ, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 16; born Dec. 1, 1816, in Germany; in 1852, came to Wayne Co., N. Y.; in 1868, came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa; he owns eighty acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. Married Elizabeth Donhour July 26, 1841 ; she was born July 26, 1818 , in Germany ; had eight children, three living - John, Anna and Henry. Are members of M. E. Church.

BISHOP, CHARLES A., attorney, Main st.; born in Waukesha Co., Wis., in 1853. Married Mary D. Dow in Nov., 1873; she was born in the same county in 1856; have one child - Alvord L. Commenced his studies with Bingham & Weed, at Palmyra, with whom he remained until 1873, when he moved to New London, Waupaca Co., Wis., where he first opened his office, and where he continued until 1875, when he came to this county, and occupied his present place. Was elected Mayor in the Spring of 1877, and filled that office one term; upon retiring from that position, was elected City Attorney, and still holds that office.

BISHOP, GEORGE S., attorney at law; born in Livingston Co., N. Y., May 9, 1850. Married Mariah Seaman May 13, 1877; she was born in Grant Co., Ind., June 11, 1855. Graduated at the Iowa State University at Iowa City, and was admitted to the bar June 25, 1872. Came to this county with his parents in April, 1856, where he has since made his home.

BISHOP, S. A., nursery; residence on Twelfth street; owns 160 acres of land in Sec. 11, Grundy Co., Iowa; also twenty acres inside the corporation; he was born Sept. 4, 1824, in Trumbull Co., Ohio; in 1845, came to Cleveland, Ohio; in 1848, removed to Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, and in 1852, came to Cedar Falls; engaged first in land business, and in 1854, commenced the drug business, and continued it about eleven years, and commenced his present business in 1865, which is carried on quite extensively. Married Cordelia McCurdy September, 1850; she was born in 1826 in Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, and died in April, 1864; have four children - Mary E. (now Mrs. Boehmler), Geo. K., Charles W. and Edmund A. the second marriage was to Miss Anna M. Buchmann in July, 1865; she was born in 1838 in Germany ; have four children by present marriage - John w., Clara M., Bertha A. and Nellie M. Is a Republican.

BISHOP & BANCROFT, proprietors of the Twelfth Street Nursery; dealers in green house and bedding plants, fruit and ornamental trees, evergreens, grape vines and small fauits, hardy herbaceous flowering plants, flowering bulbs, etc.; they endeavor to select only the best; their plants and ornamental shrubs are unusually thrifty and well grown; their class of foliage plants are of the most brilliant tints and colors, many of them especially adapted for edging beds and borders, planting in vases and for baskets; they have a magnificent display of house plants, some of them remarkable for their varied and beautiful foliage, profusion and splendor of flowers of other varieties; there are to be procured from their collection, some of the most showy plants for blooming in the late Fall and early Winter months, magnificent Winter-blooming plants, vines, and climbers in profusion, variegated grasses, etc.; customers unacquainted with the different kinds of plants that bloom throughout the season; by stating the object which they wish to effect, and the plants they have, and the amount of money they wish to expend, a selection will be made that doubtless will prove satisfactory; when selections are left with the proprietors, persons may rely on being liberally dealt with; when left to them, they will use their best judgment; the mails offer good facilities for sending out plants, which are quite safe; all plants distinctly labeled and packed in the best manner for safe carriage; in the fruit department of this nursery, will be found the most select varieties of apples, crabs, cherries, plums, pears, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, currants, rhubarb, etc.; in the ornamental department, they have the almond, berberry vulgaris, honeysuckle, deutzia gracilis, lilac, snowball, wiegela rosea, and many other choice varieties; probably no finer selection of evergreens can be found than can be furnished by Bishop & Bancroft; they have the Norway, American and white spruce, Scotch, Austrian and white pine, red and white cedar, Irish juniper, balsam fir, hemlock, American yew, savin, etc.; this firm is worthy of the large patronage extended to them, and all orders by mail or otherwise will be promptly and satisfactorily executed; descriptive catalogues, with prices, etc., will be sent on application.

BLACK, THOMAS, far., S. 20; P. O. Traer, Tama Co.; born in New York City in 1853, and emigrated to Stephenson Co. in 1865, and to this county in 1871, and settled on his present farm, consisting of eighty acres, valued at $20 per acre, where he has since made it his home. He, with others of this township, lives in the full and seemingly perfect enjoyment of bachelorhood.

BLAKE, THOMAS, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Blakeville; owns 250 acres, probable value $5,000; was born Dec. 2, 1828, in Somersetshire, Eng., where he learned the trade of blacksmith from his father, Jacob Blake, who followed that vocation. He was married March 14, 1850, to Isabella, daughter of William and Sarah Tucker, of Butley, Eng.; she was born Dec. 29, 1824; they have seven children - William J., born Jan. 18, 1853; George H., born March 22, 1855; Emma C., born May 24, 1857; Leonard, born March 13, 1860; Sarah A., born Oct. 13, 1862; Isabella, born July 10, 1868, and Kate May, born April 16, 1872; they lost two children in infancy. On his arrival in New York City from England in 1850, he went to Seneca Co., N. Y., and in 1855, he came to Black Hawk Co. and entered lands in Lester; having done this, he went back to Seneca Co., and, in January, 1856, returned with his family; in the Spring of the latter year, he went to Bennington Tp. and established himself at his trade in the village of Blakeville, which takes its name from the subject of this sketch, and his cousin (Thomas C. Blake), who resided here at the time. In 1858, he moved to Lester Tp., where he has since resided. He is a Republican, and was Township Trustee one or two years, School Director three terms, and was Road Supervisor for a year in Blakeville. Is a member of the Old School Baptist Church, and Mrs. Blake is a member of the same denomination. Mr. B. and two of his children (Miss Emma and his son George) are Bible-class teachers in the Sunday school of School District No. 7, of this township, and Mr. Blake was Superintendent of the same for two years. In connection with farming, he is engaged in stock raising to a considerable extent, and devotes more or less of his time to blacksmithing to accommodate neighboring farmers, and to do his own repairs; he is also agent for the lands owned by Adjt.-Gen. A. C. Fuller, Belvidere, Ill., which are situated in Lester and Bennington Tps. and adjoining Mr. Blake's own farm; he has broken 275 acres of it, and is still breaking.

BLIM, MARTIN, editor of Der Deutsch Amerikaner, and insurance agent and notary public; was born in Germany Jan. 8, 1841 . Married Theresa Ordner Jan. 27, 1864 ; she was born in Austria . Mr. Blim emigrated to this country in 1860, settling in Stephenson Co., Ill. , and came to this county in March, 1861; commenced the editorship of above paper in 1873.

BLOOM, WESLEY, far., S. 9; P. O. Waterloo; born in Greene Co., Wis., in 1856, and came to this county in 1873, and settled on his present place of 160 acres, valued at $30 per acre, in March, 1878, where he has since made it his home.

BOEHRINGER, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Jesup, Buchanan Co.; born in Germany in 1817. Married Johana Shoeman in 1842; she was born in Germany in 1817; they have five children - John, Dora, Barbara, John (2d), and Eustine; came to America in 1842, and to this county in 1872, and settled on his present farm of forty-three acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Are members of the Lutheran Church .

BONESTEEL, PHILIP, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Lester; owns 360 acres, probably value $9,000; was born Jan. 10, 1838, in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.; when quite young moved with his parents (Henry and Irena) to Racine Co., Wis., thence to Lake Co., Ill., where he farmed for six years; in 1850, moved to Lake Co., Ind., and in 1854, came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa, and located in Orange Tp., where he assisted his father on the farm. Nov. 6, 1862, he married Harriet, daughter of John and Charlotte E. Parker, of Marion Co., Ohio; she was born Nov. 16, 1838; in 1865 (April), Mr. B. went to Ohio and the Spring of 1866 returned to Black Hawk Co. and settled in Lester Tp., where he now resides. In politics, he is a Democrat, and was Township Trustee two terms, and is now School Director, having been elected the Spring of 1878. When he came to this county, in 1854, there were only six log houses in Waterloo City; his father built the first frame house in Orange Tp., and hauled the lumber from Davenport; the studding and rafters were cut by the first saw-mill (a horse-power concern) erected in Waterloo in 1854.

BORY, PETER, far., S. 8; P. O. Waterloo; born in Germany in 1844, and emigrated to America in 1868, and settled in Lake County, Ill., where he lived until 1872, when he came to this county, and in 1875, settled on his present farm. Married Katie Shears in 1874; she was born in Germany in 1853; they have two children - Willie and Adam. Are members of the Catholic Church.

BOVEE, I. M., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Cedar Falls; born March 6, 1836, in Fulton Co., N. Y.; in 1851, came to Will Co., Ill; in 1854, came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa; first entered 120 acres of land in Secs. 17 and 20, from the Government; now owns 124 acres, valued at $25 per acre. His father died in 1854, aged 56 years; his mother died in 1855, aged 54 years. Has been Constable for three or four terms.

BOYLE, THOMAS, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Raymond; has eighty acres of land (in his wife's name), probable value $1,600; he was born March 20, 1804, in Brook Co., Va.; when quite young, moved with his parents, Jonathan and Elizabeth Boyle, to Knox Co., Ohio, where he helped on the farm for his mother (his father having died one year after his arrival there), until he was married April 26, 1827, to Mary, daughter of James and Mary McCamant, of Brook Co., Va.; she was born Feb. 26, 1804, and died in September, 1831; they had two children - Charlotte, born Jan. 21, 1828, and Louisiana, April 8, 1830. He followed farming until 1851, when he engaged in running a saw-mill, which he conducted until 1866; then came to Iowa and settled in Black Hawk Co., in November, 1836. He married Susannah, daughter of Ephraim and Mary Drake, of Pittsburgh, Penn.; she died in 1842; there were two children by that marriage - Ephraim D., born Oct. 15, 1837; enlisted in the 43d Ohio V. I., September, 1861, and died in June, 1862, from the effects of inflammatory rheumatism, at Cincinnati, Ohio; John, born Nov. 27, 1839, died the 6th of August, 1843. Mr. B. was married to Mrs. Julia E. Lewis, daughter of Uzziel and Mary Stevens, of Litchfield Co., Conn.; she was born Aug. 28, 1806, in Washington Co., N. Y.; have two children - James S., born May 30, 1844, and Josephine M., Jan. 18, 1850; they lost one child - Mary E., born July 25, 1846, died Aug. 3, 1862. James S. enlisted May 13, 1864 , in the 142d Ohio V. I. , and saw service at Cold Harbor , Bermuda Hundreds, and near Petersburg ; he was honorably discharged Sept. 2, 1864 , and returned to his home in Knox Co., Ohio , and has since followed farming. Mr. Boyle and his son James s. are Republican in politics. He was Road Supervisor for two years in Fox Tp. Mr. and Mrs. Boyle are members of the Christian Church.

BOYNTON, F S druggist; born in Worcester Co., Mass., Oct. 19, 1824; settled with his parents in Essex Co., N. Y., in 1832; emigrated to Francis Co., Mo., in 1849; returned to Troy, N. Y., in 1853, and moved to Poweshiek Co., Iowa, in 1856, and settled in this city in 1866, where he opened business in the Fall of that year. Married Mariah Tomlinson July 6, 1848; they have three children - Lettie L., Florence M. and Mary M.; lost one child. In 1863, he enlisted in 44th Iowa V. I., Company E, and served about six months.

BOZARTH, CLINTON, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Cedar Falls; born April 10, 1830, in Louisa Co., Va.; in 1839, came to Muscatine Co., Iowa; in 1850, removed to California; in 1854, came to his present farm, which he entered from the Government; owns 300 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Elizabeth Lane in 1855; she was born April 17, 1833, in Harrison Co., Va.; have seven children - Wilford, Granville, John, Charles, Lee, Harry and Maud. He has been School Trustee about five years.

BOZARTH, JOHN P., farmer, Sec. 19; born Aug. 4, 1828, in Lewis Co., Va.; in 1839, came to Muscatine, Iowa; in 1854, came to Black Hawk Co.; in 1868, came to his present farm. Owns 160 acres, valued at $25 per acre. Married Eliza J. Miller in December, 1852; she was born in September, 1833, in Virginia ; had eight children, seven living - Charles, Thomas, Mary J., Sarah, John P., Frank and Roy.

BRACKENBERRY, BENJAMIN, far., S. 12; P. O. Waterloo; born in Lincolnshire , England , in 1819. Married Rebecca Hollman in 1853; she was born in Wilburncliff Rowe , Eng. , in 1816, and died in 1868. Came to this country in 1872 and settled in Cook Co., Ill. , removing to this county in 1877, where he owns a farm of 120 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Member of the Church of England. William A., Benjamin and Elizabeth are his children.

BRANDHORST, C. F., farmer, S. 34; P. O. Hudson; born in Prussia in 1840. He emigrated to this country and Dane Co., Wis. , at the age of 15, alone, in 1855; to Iowa and on his present farm in 1864. He was married in the Fall of 1864 to Mrs. Margarette Klinefelter, from Maine ; she has one son by her former husband - Horace Klinefelter. They have six children by this union - Albert, Charles, Ida, Hattie, Mary, Annie. He has 124 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. He has held the offices of Township Trustee five years, Road Supervisor two years, School Director five years, Secretary of the School Board two years, and Treasurer of the School Board one year. His farm was in a wild state when he purchased it; he has since made many fine improvements. Mr. B. is alive to the interests of his township and its schools.

BRAVINDER, ALBERT, farmer, Sec. 27; born in Roxhan, C. E., in 1841. Married Lucy Lyon in 1875; she was born in Clayton Co., Iowa , in 1844; have one child - Winfield. Came to this county with his parents July 4, 1855 , and settled on his present estate of 240 acres, valued at $40 per acre. Is one of the early settlers. Has held the offices of Assessor and Road Supervisor, and is well known.

BROMWELL, J. E., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Raymond; born in Linn Co., Iowa, March 12, 1847; moved to Jones Co. in 1864, and to his present location in 1865. Married in 1875 to Miss Eliza J. Lamb, from England; she was born July 14, 1852; they have two children - Edward O., born July 6, 1876; baby, born Feb. 17, 1878. Mr. B. held the office of Road Supervisor one year. Has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,400. In politics, Republican. His mother lives with him; she was born in Kentucky in 1816; his father died in 1866.

BRONSON, ABRAM, far., S. 16; P. O. Waterloo; born in Greene Co., N. Y., in 1835, and settled in La Salle Co., Ill. , in 1854, where he married Mary Humphrey in 1859; she was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., in 1839. Came to this county in 1862, and settled on his present farm of 240 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Has held the office of Constable for thirteen consecutive years, and has filled nearly every town office during his residence in the county. Charles, Hugh E., Della, Albert, Eddy, Ettie, Winnie and Frank are their living children; lost one child - Annie. Are members of the Methodist Church .

BROOKS, THOMAS, farmer, S. 18; born in Orange Co., N. Y., in 1823. Married Elizabeth King Jan. 27, 1853 ; she was born in the same county in 1825. Emigrated to this county in 1854, and settled in the city of Waterloo , where they resided until May, 1859, when he moved on his present farm of eighty-four acres, valued at $50 per acre, which land he entered; they number among those of the earliest settlers in this town and county. Are members of the Methodist Church .

BROWN, ALLEN, farmer, Sec. 2; born in Litchfield Co., Conn., in 1842, where he married Eliza J. Lewis in 1862; she was born in the same county in 1845. Nellie M., George L., Julia L., Fannie M., Lottie L. and Harry K. are their children. They came to this county in 1868, and settled in Mt. Vernon Tp, where he resided until 1877, when he settled on his present estate of eighty acres of land, valued at $25 per acre.

BROWN, B. F., agt. B., C. R. & N. R. R., Finchford; born July 14, 1841, in Fulton Co., Ind.; in 1869, came to Cedar Falls; Sept. 13, 1875, came to his present position. Married M. e. Powers Oct. 13, 1864 ; she was born May 26, 1845 , in Miami Co., Ind. ; have two children - Charles E. and Genevieve. Enlisted April 16, 1861 , in Co. A, 2d Ohio V. I.; served three months in Co. D, 13th Ohio V. I.; afterward, re-enlisted and served until the close of the war; participated in the battles of Perryville, Ky., Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and Lookout Mountain, Allatoona Mountain, Ga., and others; was wounded June 2, 1864, and honorably discharged May 17, 1865.

BROWN, HORNER, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. La Porte City; born in Ireland, in June, 1820, and in 1846, married Ann J. Marshall; she was born in Clinton Co., N. Y., in August, 1821; have ten children - Thomas, George, Elizabeth, Maria, James, John, Mary a., Robert, William and Fletcher E; lost one - Delia. Came to this country when a child and settled in Canada, where he lived until 1853, when he moved to Ogle Co., Ill., and lived there until 1856, when he traveled to this county with oxen, and settled on his present estate, consisting of 120 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Is one of the early settlers of this town and county. Are members of the M. E. Church.

BROWN, LEVI, far., S. 3; P. O. Hudson; born in Schuylkill Co., Penn., March 8, 1823; he emigrated to La Salle Co., Ill., in 1854; to Iowa and Hudson in 1866, Black Hawk Township; he located on his present farm in 1869. He was married in 1844, to Miss Catherine Pofenberger, from Berks Co., Penn.; they have seven children - Mrs. Caroline Reed, of Oregon; Mrs, Mary Dewey, of La Salle Co., Ill.; Willabaugh J., Mrs. Sarah Hay, who lives at home; Fremont, Lincoln and Daniel J. He has 335 acres of land valued at $9,500. Mr. Brown enlisted as a soldier in the late war in the 104th Ill. V,.I., Co. C, in 1862; he was mustered out in 1863, on account of sickness. He is Republican in politics. Has held the offices of Township Trustee three years and School Director two years. Mr. B's farm was raw prairie when he settled on it; he has reduced it to a fine state of cultivation, with many fine improvements; he has 140 rods of osage and one mile of willow hedge. He is a blacksmith by trade, which he learned in Berks Co., Penn. ; he followed it three years at Hudson , and eleven years in Illinois . They are members of the M. E. Church.

BROWN, STEPHEN, farmer, S. 3; born in Litchfield Co., Conn. , in 1816. Married Elmira Abbott in 1836; she was born in Berkshire Co., Mass. , in 1817; they have five children living - Sarah, Hiram, Luther, Allen, Warren, and lost one child - Myra . Came to this county in April, 1868, and settled on his present farm of 148 acres, valued at $40 per acre; also carried on livery business at Waterloo six years of his residence in this county.

BROWN, W. F., grain and coal dealer at Raymond; P. O. Waterloo; born in Kennebec Co., Me. , in 1823; he moved to Philadelphia , Penn. , in 1848; to Iowa and Dubuque in 1855; to Waterloo in 1857. He was married in 1850 to Miss Cynthia Rich, from Maine ; they have had eight children, five living - Ella R., Elnor E., Tinnie, Walter E. and Iola. Mr. B. owns 160 acres of land, valued at $4,500, also three village properties in Waterloo , and two in Dysart, Tama, Co. He has held the office of County Sheriff for twelve years; School Director five years; Township Assessor two years. His family reside in Waterloo ; he rents the elevator at Raymond and carries on the grain and coal trade; he lost his right arm, in the Fall of 1856, in Dubuque , while engaged with machinery.

BRYANT, M. E. Mrs., widow of N. C. Bryant, Captain in the U. S. Navy; he was born in December, 1826, in Maine , and died Sept. 19, 1874 . He married Miss Mary E. Southall Sept. 19, 1858 ; she was born Aug. 16, 1838 ,in England ; they moved to Cedar Falls in 1863. She owns several stores in the city, as well as residence property; she also owns 800 acres of land, mostly improved, in Spring Creek. She has two children - Percy, born April 19, 1862 ; Walter, born Oct. 1, 1863 . Is a member of the Episcopal Church. Capt. Bryant served in the Mexican war.

BRYANT, WM. C., firm of Wise & Bryant, druggists and booksellers; established in 1867; residence, corner of Franklin and Sixth; born April 12, 1841, in Otsego Co., N. Y.; in 1850, came to Oshkosh, Wis., April 20, 1861, enlisted in Co. e, 2d Wis. Inf.; enlisted as a private, and promoted to several positions, and in 1866 was promoted to Major; left the service Feb. 16, 1867, in Baltimore, Md.; participated in the first and second battles of Bull Run, Gainesville, Petersburg, Spottsylvania, Wilderness, Gettysburg and others; in 1867, came to Des Moines, Iowa, and came to Cedar Falls Jan. 15, 1868. Married Vesta A. Bryant June 30, 1869 ; she was born Nov. 23, 1847 , in Massachusetts . Are members of the Congregational Church; is Secretary of the Library Association.

BUCHNER, JOHN, retired farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Waterloo; owns 112 acres in Lester and twenty acres in Bremer Co., probable value $3,300; he was born July 20, 1813, in Bavaria, Germany, where he attended school from 6 to 14 years of age, and then learned the trade of blacksmith, which business he followed until he came to the United States, arriving in New York City July 12, 1843; from there, he went to Lehigh Co., Penn., and worked at various occupations for five years. He was married Feb. 12, 1844, to Adelaide, daughter of John and Barbara Buchner, of Bavaria; they have three children - Anna E., born June 29, 1847; John, born Jan. 16, 1852; Matilda, born Nov. 13, 1853; they lost seven children - Louis, Matilda and five children, who died in infancy. In 1848, Mr. B. went to Stephenson Co., Ill., and in 1849, to Winnebago Co., Ill., where he worked at his trade until 1856; he the came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa, and located in Lester Tp. He is a Republican, and was School Director one year; is also a member of the Evangelical Association of North America, and Mrs. Buchner is a member of the same Association.

BUDD, CHARLES W., far., S. 35; P. O. Waterloo; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Aug. 7, 1839; came to Dubuque Co., Iowa, in 1854, and to this county in 1856. Enlisted in Co. E, 27th I. V. I. , Aug. 22, 1862 , and was honora-ably discharged Aug., 8, 1865 ; was in the battles of Pleasant Hill and Nashville . Married Mary A. Warner July 22, 1869; she was born in Alleghany Co., Md., Oct. 16, 1849; John W., born Aug. 4, 1871; Esther M., born March 19, 1876, are their children. Mr. Budd settled on his present farm, consisting of 100 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre.

BUDD, JACOB J., farmer, S. 35; P. O. Waterloo; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio , in 1831. Married Elizabeth Atchison in 1873; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1850; came to this county in 1864; settled on his present farm of 220 acres, valued at $35 per acre. His wife is a member of the M. E. Church. Olive is their only child.

BUDD, JOHN C., farmer, S. 28; P. O. Waterloo; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Sept. 25, 1846; came to this State in 1854, and to this county, settling on his present farm of 160 acres, valued at $35 per acre, in 1865, where he married Jennie Raymond in Sept., 1874; she was born in Indiana, in Dec., 1853; Charles H. and William are their children.

BUECHLEY, ELIAS K., retired farmer and Elder of the German Baptist Church ; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn. , Dec. 9, 1812 . Married Barbara Good Nov. 2, 1834; she was born in the same county Dec. 22, 1814, and died Feb. 3, 1851; Anna, born June 26, 1836; Abigail, Sept. 7, 1837; Amelia, Aug. 25, 1840; Mary E., March 31, 1842; Barbara, July 16, 1841; William G., Feb. 3, 1845; Sarah, Feb. 21, 1847; Elijah G., Dec. 11, 1848, and Jacob G., Jan. 23, 1851, are their living children. His present wife, Sally Clingaman, was born in Somerset Co., Penn., March 9, 1813; they were married Nov. 9, 1851; came to this county in March, 1861, where he has since made it his home, and is prominently known and identified among his brethren of the church, and to him the writer is largely indebted for much valuable information regarding the history of the church and facts of the town's early settlement.

BUEGHLY, HIRAM, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn. , Sept. 20, 1852 . Married Mary Hosteter Sept. 10, 1876 ; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn. , April 26, 1856 . Came to this county in 1855. Members of the German Baptist Church .

BUNNELL, A. C., City Treasurer; was born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., Dec. 18, 1818 . Married Jane Inman, who was born in Wilkinsburg, Penn.; they moved to Racine, Wis., in 1837; in 1854, came to Cedar Falls, this county, and to this city in 1857, when he was elected to his present office, which he held for eight years, and re-elected at the last election.

BURBEE, WILLIAM G., carpenter, joiner and builder; was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., on Sept. 16, 1823, and moved to Walworth Co. in 1848, and in 1849, emigrated to Janesville, Rock Co., Wis., and married Eliza Fitch May 17, 1853; she was born in Trumbull Co., Wis., Nov. 24, 1838; they came to this county in 1855, settling in this city. Charles W. and Frank H. are their children. Has been Treasurer of this city for fourteen years.

BURDEN, WM., farmer, Sec. 18; born in Devonshire , England , in 1812. Married Susanah Chapple in 1837; she died in 1852; they had three children - Sarah, Wm. W. and George W. His present wife, Susannah Burden, was born in Bristol , England , in 1830; they have by this marriage three children - Mary E., Ada S., and Estella J.; lost three children - George, Julia and one that died in infancy. Came to this country in 1835, and settled in Genesee Co., N. Y., where he resided until 1859, and in 1864, came to this county, and settled on his present farm of 114 acres, valued at $60 per acre. Are members of the M. E. Church.

BURGER, GEORGE, farmer, S. 17; P. O. Waterloo; born in Germany in 1832, and emigrated to America in 1854, and settled in La Salle Co., Ill., where he married Mary Offerman in 1861; she was born in Germany in 1841; they have seven children - Anton, Katie, John, Annie, William, Frank and Josephine; have lost four children - William, John, Henry and Louis. Came to this county in 1868, and settled on his present estate of 160 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Members of Catholic Church.

BURK, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Waterloo; born in Germany , in 1832, and married Juliana Faust in 1859; she was born in Germany in 1836. Came to this county in 1859, settling on his present farm of 320 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Are members of the Lutheran Church . Charles, Henry, Elizabeth, Juliana, George, Anna and Clara are their living children; they lost three children - May, Adair, and one that died in infancy.

BURK, JOHN, farmer and Justice of the Peace, Sec. 6; P. O. Waterloo; born in Germany July 30, 1835; emigrated with his parents to this country and settled in Freeport, Ill., in 1857; to Iowa and on his present farm in 1858. He was married in 1864 to Miss M. C. Reinhart, from Germany ; she was born Feb. 18, 1846 ; they have five children - Fred, John, Will, Alfred and Emma L. He has 235 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. He has held the office of Township Trustee three years, Township Assessor two years, Justice of the Peace four years, School Director six years, President of the School Board two years. Mr. Burk and his parents were among the earliest settlers in this township. They live on Sec. 7; they are past 75 years of age. Mr. Burk has always taken a lively interest in his county and township.

BURR, O. L., firm of Burr & Davis, proprietors "Carter House;" born in March, 1839, in Wyoming Co., N. Y.; in 1861, came to Independence, Iowa, and in 1868, came to Cedar Falls. Married Miss Alice Getchell in 1874; she was born in Waterville , Me.

BURROUGHS, J. W., clergyman and pub. and prop. of Burroughs' Journal, Raymond; born in Erie Co., N. Y., in 1832; moved to Pennsylvania in 1837; to Illinois in 1845; to Floyd Co., Iowa , in 1853; settled on his present location in 1874. He was married in 1862 to Miss H. A. Bockus, from Pennsylvania . Mr. B. has been in the ministry for the past twelve years, seven years in Illinois and five years in Iowa; he has been the Pastor of the Christian Church at Raymond for four years; published the Burroughs' Journal for five years; eighteen months in Streator, Ill., as Rock of Salvation, and three years in Raymond as Burroughs' Journal. He is also Pastor of the Christian Church at Cedar Falls ; has been its Pastor for three years.

BUSER, J. S., photographer, West Side; born in Lycoming Co., Penn., in 1845, and emigrated to Grant Co., Wis., in 1858, where he resided until going to Warren, Ill., engaging in business with his brother; after one year, he went to Fulton, Ill., and to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Monroe, Wis., where he bought a gallery, and from which place he came to this county in 1873, where he has been engaged in business.

BUTLER, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. La Porte City ; born in Germany in 1813. Married Dority Loloff in 1838; she was born in Germany; have eight children - Frederick, Henry, Albert, Austein, Emma, Harmon, Frank and Bertha; lost four children - Julius, who was killed in the army, Henrietta and two that died in Germany. Came to this country in 1867, and settled on his present farm of 275 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Are members of the Lutheran Church .

BUTTERFIELD, E. S., farmer, Sec. 31; born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., June 11, 1825 . Married Mohalia Hilborn in 1852; she was born in Fayette Co., Penn., in 1831; they have eleven children - Isabel J., Martha A., Loena, Caroline, James S., Alice, Martha, Franklin, William, George, and Freddie C. Came to this county in October, 1863, and settled on his present estate of 220 acres, valued at $35 per acre.

BUTZ, AARON K., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Waterloo; owns twenty acres of land in this township, and forty acres in Bennington Tp., probable value $1,300; he was born Oct. 28, 1817, in Lehigh Co., Penn., and worked at farming until he was 24 years old. Was married Nov. 14, 1839, to Ellen, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Klopp, of Berks Co., Penn; she was born Jan. 16, 1819, and died May 29, 1862; they had five children, one of whom, Ellen Nora, born April 12, 1862, died Sept. 16, 1862; the names of those living are Sarah A., born April 21, 1844; Caroline L., June 26, 1846; Henry S., April 21, 1850, and Franklin J., April 29, 1854. In 1845, he went to Du Page Co., Ill. ; thence to Carroll Co., in 1853, and in 1856, came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa , and located in Bennington Tp., where he was engaged in farming until he came to Lester Tp. in June, 1877. His present wife was Mrs. Johanna Wagner, maiden name, McKesson, daughter of Samuel and Catharine McKesson, of Centre Co., Penn.; she was born Jan. 15, 1815, and by her former husband had seven children - Mary J., born Dec. 9, 1840; Catharine A., March 21, 1843; Elizabeth, May 22, 1845; Jemima, May 2, 1847; Emeline, Feb. 25, 1849; John F., June 22, 1851, and Cynthia M., Nov. 19, 1854; the last named is living in Bennington Tp. Mr. Butz is a Republican. Was Road Supervisor one term, and is a member of the Evangelical Association. Mrs. Butz is also a member of the same society.

BUXTON, JOHN, farmer, S. 20; P. O. Waterloo; born in Yorkshire , England , in 1822, and married Mary Pratt in 1848; she was born in same place in 1830. Came to America in 1859, and settled in Dubuque Co., Iowa , where he lived until 1876, when he came to this county, and settled on his present farm of 160 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Their children are Ann E., John H., Agnes, Christina, Addie, Hannah, Mary J., Margaret P., Eliza, Thomas and William; lost two children - Elizabeth and Mary J. Are members of the M. E. Church.

BYERS, WILLIAM, farmer, S. 36; P. O. Jesup, Buchanan County, Iowa; owns 120 acres of land, valued at $4,000; he was born March 25, 1825, in Dauphin County, Penn.; in 1836, he came West with his parents (Robert and Elizabeth Byers), to Putnam Co., Ill., where he assisted his father on the farm, and went to school between times until he was 22 years of age. He was married May 20, 1847, to Lydia A., daughter of John and Elizabeth Plank, of Dauphin Co., Penn.; she was born Aug. 26, 1826; they have seven children - John, born Sept. 16, 1848; Oella, April 28, 1850; Robert E., May 14, 1852; Wm. A., Sept. 3, 1854; Emma M., Aug. 24, 1859; Eva O., July 8, 1862, and Geo. F., July 24, 1866; they lost two children - Rudolph, born Dec. 27, 1846, and died July 10, 1847, and Walter C., born April 28, 1864, died April 8, 1865. In the Fall of 1860, he came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa , and settled in Fox Tp., where he has since resided. His son, Wm. A., graduated at Baylie's Commercial College at Dubuque , Iowa , in 1874, and is now attending College at Valparaiso , Ind. , with a view of preparing for admission to the bar; he has taught school for about five years in Fox Tp., and other places. Mr. Byers is a Republican in politics, and was School Director four years, and Road Supervisor three years.