History of Black Hawk County, Iowa - 1878 - E

Black Hawk County >> 1878 Index

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


Unless otherwise specified, biographies submitted by Dick Barton.

EASHER, JOSEPH, farmer, S. 21; P. O. Waterloo; born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 1842; emigrated to De Kalb Co., Ill., where he enlisted in the 105th Ill. V. I., Company A, in 1862, and served three years; participated in all the battles of that regiment, and was with Sherman on his march to the sea, and honorably discharged at the close of the war. He came to this county in 1865, and settled on his farm of 160 acres, valued at $50 per acre, where he files in the full enjoyment and blessedness of bachelorhood.

EASON, JAMES D., farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Waterloo; born in Lycoming Co., Penn., Dec. 7, 1820. Married Eliza A. Carr Sept. 23, 1841; she was born in Orange Co., Penn., Dec. 14, 1820; came to this county in 1854, entering his present farm of 160 acres, valued at $40 per acre, and moved on the same in 1866. Are members of the Baptist Church. Anna M., Mary F., Joseph C., William H., Maggie E. and Ori N. are living children; Sarah E., Eliza J., James F. and John K. are the names of the deceased; one died in infancy.

EBERHART, J. S., dealer in hardware. Main street; was born in Fayette Co., Penn., in February, 1841; with parents moved to Rock Island Co., Ill., and to Waterloo, Iowa, in September, 1857. Married Ella Payne Dec. 24, 1872; she was born in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, Feb. 14, 1849. Enlisted in Co. A, 20th I. V. I., July 24, 1862; was honorably discharged Aug. 4, 1865; came to this city, commencing his present business in 1867.

EIGHMEY, C. W., far., Sec. 10; P. O. Waterloo; born in Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1832, and emigrated to La Salle Co. with parents in 1846, settling in La Salle Co., Ill., from which place he moved to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1856; came to this county, and settled on his present farm of 160 acres, valued at $35 per acre. He married Catherine Penne in 1854; she was born in Germany in 1834; they have four children - Nettie, William, Frank and Charles; lost one child - Jessie. Was Justice of the Peace two terms, and Trustee a number of years, and is one of the early settlers of this town.

EIGHMEY, HIRAM B., far., Sec. 4; P. O. Waterloo; born in Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1838; came to La Salle Co., Ill., with his parents in 1846, and to Dubuque in 1850, where he lived until 1867. He married Lizzie Long in 1872; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1849; they have four children - Orvie, Grace, Clyde and Ralph. He settled on his present farm, consisting of 160 acres, valued at $30 per acre, in 1868. Served four years in the army, and was honorably discharged.

EIGHMEY, ORSON, farmer, S. 10; P. O. Waterloo; born in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1849; came to this county in 1868, and settled on his present estate of eighty acres, valued at $35 per acre. Married Mary Hopkins in 1877; she was born in Waterloo, Iowa, march 6, 1857; they have one child - Edith, born Dec. 26, 1877. Mr. E. is Republican.

EILER, PHILIP, farmer, Sec. 30; born May 20, 1811, in Germany; in 1838, came to Rensselaer Co., N. Y.; in 1848, he came to Waukesha Co., Wis.; in 1868, he came to his present farm; owns 320 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Frederika Knoch Feb. 5, 1851; she was born Aug. 11, 1829, in Germany; they have six children - George, Caroline, Daniel, Philip, Mary L. and Sarah E. Are members of the Evangelical Church.

ELWELL, J. H., proprietor of the La Porte City Flouring Mill; born in Knox Co., Ohio, Nov. 6, 1813. Married Sarah Reed in Union Co., Ohio, in 1847; she was born in the same county Sept. 6, 1823, and after his marriage, engaged in milling at Millford Center for eight years. Came to this county in 1854,, and settled in Waterloo, where he engaged in the mercantile business and milling, and in 1863 went to California, returning in 1864, and engaged in business at Waterloo; also purchased his present property the same year, and commenced operations in the mill in 1866. Martha, Ida and Albert are his children.

EMERT, J. J., far. S. 12; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn., May 25, 1837; moved to Illinois in 1857; returned to Pennsylvania in 1859; to Iowa in 1868. He was married Aug. 19, 1866, to Miss Elizabeth Maurer from Pennsylvania; she was born Jan. 6, 1841; they have had four children - Ross W., born Aug. 31, 1867; Clara B., born Nov. 11, 1869; Annie M.,, born May 25, 1871; Carrie V., born Aug. 15, 1877; Clara B. and Annie M. are dead. Mr. E. enlisted in the 2d Ky. V. C., Co. G, August, 1864; mustered out in 1865. He has 360 acres of land, valued at $12,000. He has held the office of School Director three years, Treasurer three years, Road Supervisor two years. Mr. Ernest has a beautiful farm, with a fine residence and farm buildings. Republican; his wife is a member of the Lutheran Church.

ENGLE, JOHN, far. S. 25; P. O. Raymond; born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1833; moved with his parents to Morgan Co. in 1835; to Washington Co., in 1839; to Iowa, and Black Hawk Co., in 1860; on his present farm in 1865. He was married in 1854 to Miss Louisa Heald from Ohio; they have had five children - Levi H., William W., Rosetta L., Allen. and Ivie L.; William W. is dead. Mr. Engle served in the army as Quartermaster in Gen. Sully's division. He has 217 acres of land, valued at $6,000; he erected a large barn during the past year. Republican; he was brought up in the Quaker faith.

EVANS, J. P., dealer is staple and fancy groceries, tobacco and cigars, Fourth street, West Side; was born in Hillsboro Co., N. H., May 25, 1812; moved with his parents to Abbottsford, Lower Canada, in 1822; at the age of 21, emigrated to Berrien Co. Mich., and after two years' residence there, and in Edwardsburg, Cass Co., he married Eliza A. Booth in 1838; she was born in Utica, N. Y.; they came to Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 2, 1839, and to this city in 1861; served as Marshal of this city six years; commenced his present business in May, 1877. Mrs. Adeline M., Mrs. Josephine Fuller, Mrs. Emma Lush and Frank H. are their children.

EVARTS, A. M., physician and surgeon; born in Crittenden Co., Vt. , Oct. 2, 1843. Married Alice Haddock June 1, 1873; she was born in Waterloo, this county, Aug. 11, 1852; graduated at the Louisville Medical School, Louisville, Ky., March 31, 1871; first commenced to practice April 3, 1871. Gracie G., born Nov. 6, 1877 , is their only child.