History of Black Hawk County, Iowa - 1878 - H

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.

HACKETT, MARY, Mrs., daughter of Rosel Lent and widow of John Hackett, Sec. 21; P. O. Finchford. He was born in 1804 in Canada, and died in 1863. She was born in 1806 in Clinton Co., N. Y. Was married in 1831; they came to their present farm in 1854; she owns 165 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre; had six children, two living - Alonzo and Delia.

HAGENBAUGH, GILBERT C., farmer, Sec. 14; born in La Salle Co., Ill., 1852; came to this county with his parents in 1865, and settled on their present estate of 252 acres, valued at $45 per acre. Married Fannie Bell in 1872; she was born in Tyrone, Blair Co., Penn., in 1856. Mary E. and Alice E. are their children.

HAHN, JOHN G., far., S. 2; P./ O. Waterloo; born in Germany in 1834. Married Phoebe Shaffer in 1869; she was born in Union Co., Penn., in 1838. Came to this country in 1853, settling in Pennsylvania, and in 1868, moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., and in 1869, moved to Minnesota, and in 1876, came to this county, settling on his present farm of ninety acres, valued at $40 per acre. Anna, Charles, Harrue, Cora, Lulu and Eddie are their children.

HALE, MASON, farmer, Sec. 14; born in Rhode Island in 1800. Married Almira King in 1823; she was born in the State of Connecticut in 1806, and died in 1868; they have seven children living - Byron, who served in the rebellion, Mandana, Kaziah, Susan Albert, Fidelia and Emma; have lost five children - Charlotte, John, who was killed at Lookout Mountain, and Charles, died from disease contracted in the army; and two that died in infancy. Came to this county in 1853, and set-on his present estate, consisting of 115 acres, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. H. has been prominently identified with the interests of the county, and numbers among the early settlers.

HALL, ARAD, farmer, Sec. 2, born in Franklin Co., Mass., in 1818. Married Charlotte Fisk in 1842; she was born in same county in 1818; have eight children - Ellen M., Augusta J., Arthur W., J. Bordman, Charles F., Frank F., Cirus E. and Frederick. Came to this county in May, 1866, and settled on his present farm, consisting of 144 acres, valued a $40 per acre. Previous to his coming to this county he was engage for thirty years in the manufacture of Hall's hand rake at Heath, Mass. Mr. H. and family are members of the Baptist Church.

HALL, GEORGE N., farmer, S. 26; P. O. Hudson; born in Richland Co., Ohio, April 5, 1834; he lived with his parents until 1849, when they both died with the cholera in Cincinnati, and were buried at the same time; he moved to Ashtabula Co., the same year; to Iowa, and on his present farm in 1855. He was married to Miss Harriet M. Hoskins, from Ohio. He enlisted in 1861, in the 16th I. V. I., Co. I; he served two years, when he was mustered out, and at once re-enlisted as a veteran at the siege of Vicksburg; he was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, etc.; mustered out in July, 1865. He has 100 acres of land, valued at $4,000; they have two children - Juliette a., born Feb. 18, 1853; Alburtus A., born May 21, 1860. In politics he is a Republican.

HALLETT, RICHARD B., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Raymond; born in Barnstable Co., Mass., in 1803. Married Marian Baker in 1838; she was born in St. John, N. B., in 1810. Came to this county in 1855, and settled in the city of Waterloo, where he remained until 1866, when he moved on his present farm, consisting of 40 acres, valued at $40 per acre. Daniel, Sarah A., Martha and Rodman are their living children; they lost one child - Richard, who was drowned in the Cedar River. Mr. H. is one of the earliest settlers in the county, and is well known throughout.

HALLEY, J. S., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Waterloo; born in Scotland March 16, 1837; he emigrated with his parents to this country and Vermont in 1841. He enlisted in 1861 in Co. H, 4th Vt. V. I.; he was detailed to do hospital service the most of the time; mustered out in 1864; returning, he went to Massachusetts, where he remained until the Spring of 1866, when he went to Illinois; to Iowa, and on his present farm, in the Spring of 1868. He was married in 1861, to Miss Evelina Richardson, from Maine; they have six children, four living. His wife died in 1873. He was married again in Dec., 1875, to Miss Delia Turner, from Oswego Co., N. Y.; she was born Aug. 3, 1840; they have two children - Fred t., born May 3, 1876; Nelson, born March 2, 1878. Mr. H. has 240 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. He has held the offices of School Director three years; Assessor two years; Road Supervisor one year. He is a Republican in politics. They are members of the M. E. Church.

HALVORSIN, JENS, machinist, Water st.; born June 4, 1835, in Norway; in 1857, came to Quebec; then to Boston; then to Chicago, to St. Paul, to St. Louis, and to Keokuk; in 1861, returned to Chicago, and in 1862, went to California; in 1865, returned to Chicago; in 1867, removed to Cedar Ralls, and worked for Overman & Co. for about seven years. Owns seventy-three acres of land in Butler Co.; also house and lot in the city. He was burned out in 1877. Married Betsey Peterson Jan. 9, 1866; she was born Aug. 19, 1849, in Wisconsin; had four children, three living - Harry, Arthur and Jessie.

HAMILTON, JOHN R., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. La Porte City; born in Champaign Co., Ohio, in 1828. Married Sarah Barton in 1861; she was born in Union Co., Ind., in 1833. Robt. G., Madison J., William G. and Harry E. are their living children. Came to this county in 1855, and, in 1859, returned to Indiana, and settled permanently in this county in 1873, and on his present farm in 1874, consisting of eighty acres of land, valued at $25 per acre.

HAMMER, A. D., farmer, Sec. 6; born Feb. 14, 1824, in Pendleton Co., Va.; in 1851, came to Ohio; in 1855, came to his present farm; owns 216 acres, valued at $25 per acre. Married Malinda Wagner March 18, 1847; she was born June 5, 1822, in Pendleton Co., Va.; had five children, three living - Elizabeth, William and Louisa. Mr. H. is Treasurer of the School Board of Cedar City.

HANGER, JOHN S., farmer, Sec. 33; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1815, and married Harriet Lentin in 1843; she was born in the same county in 1823; have eight children living - Sarah A., Daniel C., Noah, Hiram, Elvira, John W., Michael and William; have lost four children - Siras, Mary J., Lydia and Anna. Came to this county in 1866, and settled in Waterloo, where he resided two years, when he moved on his present estate of 400 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Is Elder of the Evangelical Church, having filled that position for thirteen years past.

HANKINSON, J. W., representing the Northwestern Life Insurance Co., of Milwaukee, Wis., office corner Sycamore and Fourth sts.; was born in Montgomery Co., N. Y., May 17, 1820. Married Mary J. Mason, who was born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., April 1, 1828; moved to Canada West in 1836, and in the Fall of the same year, went to Detroit, Mich. coming to Rockford, Ill., in 1843; emigrated to this county in 1856, settling in this city [Waterloo]; was engaged here in the mercantile trade, but abandoned it in a few years for his present business, which he has followed sixteen years. Hattie J., born Dec. 27, 1854, is their only child.

First Permanent Settlement...

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GEORGE W. HANNA

They, too, had gone when, on the 18th day of July, 1845, George W. Hanna, with his wife and two children and his wife's brother, John Melrose, arrived and located on Section 20, Town 89, Range 13, about half-way between Sturgis' Falls and Prairie Rapids. If Mrs. Sturgis is fairly entitled to the honor of being the first white woman in the county, Mrs. Hanna has the honor of being the first to permanently settle here... The four families of Hanna, Sturgis, Adams and Virden, numbering thirteen souls, comprised the entire permanent population of Black Hawk County in the Winter of 1845-6.

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HANNA, GEORGE W., farmer, Sec. 20; born in White Co., Ill., Nov. 20, 1817. Married Mary Melrose in 1837; she was born in Edwards Co., in 1821; have seven children living - John K., Emeline, George, Robert W., Philip, Mary and Edith M.; lost two children James N., who died Oct. 18, 1845, it being the first death of a white person in Black Hawk Co.; the second died in infancy. Came to this county in July, 1845, and settled near his present farm, where he erected a small cabin on the southeast corner of Section 20, the relics of which are still to be seen; was the first permanent white settler in this county; and from Jan., 1845, to September of the same year was, the only white settler living in the county, and Mrs. Hanna was the first white woman that ever crossed the Cedar River at Waterloo. Was the first Justice of the Peace elected in this county, and served in that capacity five terms; the family are members of the Free Methodist Church. Have 95 acres of land, valued at $75 per acre.

HANTEN, JOHN, merchant, Gilbertville; born in Luxemburg, Holland, in 1839; he came to this country and Will Co., Ill., in 1862; to Iowa in 1865, and to this present location in 1872. He was married in 1865, to Miss Susan Demuth, from Luxemburg; they have had five children - Susan, Michael, Bernard, Helena, Nicholas. He has forty acres of land, 150 village lots in Gilbertville, and a mill privilege on the Cedar, adjoining the town. Mr. H. enlisted in 1863, in the 2d Ill. Art., Co. K; mustered out in 1865. He commenced the building of his mill and dam in 1876, but owing to the hard times he did not succeed in its completion. He has lately taken in a partner (Peter Beruner). The company is now incorporated as the Gilbertville Milling Co. Mr. Hanten keeps a general stock of merchandise. The company propose to establish a ferry across the Cedar at this point.

HARBIN, GEO. W. & Co., wholesale dealers in drugs, medicines, and retail books and stationery, Logan House Block, East Side. The senior partner was born in Ripley Co., Ind., in 1842; emigrated to Washington Co., Iowa, in 1858, where he enlisted in the 24th Iowa V. I., in Aug., 1862, and honorably discharged in Aug., 1865; came to this city in 1868; commenced his present business in this city in July, 1869, and has been a practical druggist since 1857, learning the business in Indiana. Married A. J. Snyder in 1867; she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1841; their children are Charles, Willie, Jessie L. and Ella M.

HARMON, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 30; born in Indiana in 1813. Married Hannah F. Thompson in 1832; she was born in Virginia in 1816, and died in 1866. He married Elizabeth Rice in 1868; she was born in Ohio in 1825. Has thirteen children by his first wife - Mary J., James C., William N., Nancy A. Richard E., who enlisted in Co. E, 32d I. V. I., and died at Vicksburg; Martha, Charles, Hiram M., David N., George W., Sarah E., Hannah P., Albert T.; lost one child - Elizabeth. Came to this county in 1856, and settled in Spring Creek, and in 1855, settled on his present estate of 155 acres, valued at $60 per acre.

HARRISON, FREDERICK H., farmer, Sec. 2; born in Litchfield Co., Conn., in 1848. Married Martha E. Harrison in 1872; she was born in same county in 1848; they have two children - William H., born in Feb., 1873; and Charles F., born Aug., 1874. Came to this county, and settled on his present estate, consisting of 160 acres, valued at $40 per acre, in March, 1877. They are members of the Congregational Church.

HARROD, S. R., far., S. 3; P. O. Raymond; born in Ohio Dec. 2, 1846; moved with his parents to Iowa, and Fox Township, in 1863; on his present farm in 1878. Was married Oct. 10, 1877, to Miss Alice Dixon, from Fox Township, Black Hawk Co. He has 150 acres of land, valued at $4,000. He held the office of Assessor one year. In politics, Republican.

HARTMAN, J., retired; born March 5, 1816, in Union Co., Penn.; in 1834, came to Lycoming Co., Penn.; served three years at the millwright trade; in 1839, came to Stark Co., Ohio, and followed the millwright trade until 1854, when he came to Cedar Falls, and engaged in the real estate business; he owns thirty acres of land inside the corporation. Married Anna Kleckmar in 1849; she was born in 1820, in Crawford Co., Penn., died in 1852; had one child - Jacob A. Second marriage to Jane Glover in 1856; she was born Nov. 18, 1833,in Ohio; have one child - May (now Mrs. Kaynor.) Is a Republican.

HARTMAN, WILLIAM H.

There are but few newspaper men in the State, who have so long and faithfully occupied an editorial chair as has William H. Hartman, the founder and one of the present editors and proprietors of the Waterloo Courier. He was born in Allentown, Penn., Aug. 27, 1838. When he was 2 years of age, his parents removed to Tiffin, Ohio, where he lived until he was 14 years old. Received what educational advantages the common schools of Ohio offered at that time. In 1850, he came to Iowa with his parents, who located at Anamosa. Soon after they arrived in Iowa, The Anamosa News, the first paper ever published in Jones County, was established, and young William was employed as junior devil, rolling the first edition ever published in that county. He remained in that office several years, and then, starting on a tramp. He worked in Delhi, Dubuque, Tiffin (Ohio) and other places, arriving at Waterloo in March, 1858, finding employment for the first four or five months in the offices of the Iowa State Register and Waterloo Herald. He then went to Cedar Falls and attempted to instill new life into the Banner, which had previously suspended. After working hard for several months he became convinced that it was not a paying institution, and, in company with George D. Ingersoll, purchased the office, removed it to Waterloo, and Jan. 18, 1859, issued the first number of the Waterloo Courier, which after passing through many struggles in its early existence, has now become one of the best paying newspaper offices in the interior of the State, and is blessed with a liberal and constantly increasing patronage. Politically, Mr. Hartman has always been an earnest and able defender of the Republican party and its principles, personally and through the columns of the Courier, lending material aid to the party in the county. In March, 1873, he was appointed and commissioned Postmaster at Waterloo, and has since performed the duties of that responsible office to the general satisfaction of the public, not excepting those on the East Side, who were bitterly opposed to his appointment.

HATHAWAY, THOMAS P., farmer, S. 9; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Adams, Mass., in 1830; he moved to Iowa and Cedar Falls in 1868; on his present farm in 1869. He was married in 1854 to Miss Amelia Bryant from Adams, Mass.; they have had five children, three living - Lawrence R., Mary A. and Martin E. He has 160 acres of land, valued at $3,200. He has held the offices of Township Trustee three years. Township Assessor one year, School Director four years, Justice of the Peace four years. In politics, he is a Republican. Mrs. H. is a member of the Congregational Church, Cedar Falls. Mr. H. sold the farm he now occupies, to Dr. Bryant of Cedar Falls, in 1877; he still works the farm; he is also fitting up another farm on Sec. 8, of 160 acres. His son, Lawrence B. is a practicing physician and surgeon at Raymond, Iowa.

HAWKINS, E., farmer, Sec. 15; born in Grafton Co., N. H., in 1818; came to the West in 1839, and settled in Bureau Co., Ill., where he married Mary J. Harmon in 1840; she died in 1854; they had four children - Helen A., Alphonso B., Edwin and Amanda. His present wife, Rachel Ginger, was born in Vandalia in 1847, and have three children by this marriage - Albert r., Joseph b. and Guy. Came to this county in March, 1877, and settled on his present farm, consisting of 160 acres, and where he has since made his home.

HAWVER, LOUIS M., farmer, Sec. 16; born in Walworth Co., Wis., in 1850, and came to this county in 1864, settling in the city of Waterloo, where he married Alice Merwin in 1875; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1852; they have one child - Lizzie M. Settled on his present farm, consisting of 130 acres, valued at $40 per acre, in 1876.

HEATH, RODOLPHUS, C., nurseryman, Sec. 26; born in Caledonia Co., Vt., in 1820. Married Margaret Allred in 1848; she was born in Wayne Co., Ind., in 1840, and died leaving eight children - Emma J., Betty, Sarah, H. Courtney, Alice J. Leavette, and Rodolphus C., Jr.; they have lost two children - Eva and Gertie E. His present wife, Priscilla A. Gee, was born in Delaware Co., N. Y., in 1835; they were married in the Summer of 1877; they have two children - Maud and Bunn r. Came to this county in March, 1865, and settled on his present estate, consisting of 150 acres, valued at $65 per acre. Are members of the Presbyterian Church. Held the office of Trustee two years.

HEDGE, WILLIAM, farmer, S. 7; P. O. La Porte City; born in Franklin Co., Penn., in 1842, and married Margaret E. Little in 1875; she was born in Montgomery Co., Penn., in 1853. Feb. 4, 1864, he enlisted in 2d Minn. Cav., and was honorably discharged in Feb., 1865. Came to this county in 1873, first settling in La Porte City, and in 1874, settled on his present farm, consisting of eighty acres of land, valued at $1,600. Members of Evangelical Church.

HEIPLE, N. J., far., S. 10; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1828; moved to Illinois in 1855; to Iowa and Waterloo in 1867; on his present farm in 1869. He was married in 1849 to Miss Elizabeth J. Lint, from Pennsylvania; they have nine children - John W., Henry F., Everst W., Benj. W., William G., Davis S., James I., Hattie A. and Mary C. He has eighty acres of land, valued at $1,600. He has held the offices of School Director three years and Secretary of the School Board one year.

HEIZER, LORENZO, farmer, S. 24; P. O. Waterloo; born in Germany in 1819. Married Christen Hooder in 1851; she was born in Germany in 1825. First settled in Troy, N. Y., where he lived until 1861, when he came to this county, and settled on his present farm of 280 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Has ten children - Phillip, Jacob, John, Emma, Sophia, Charles, Caroline, Libbie, Fred and Henry; and are members of the Lutheran Church.

HELLER, CHARLES, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Waterloo; born in France April 17, 1836. Emigrated to this country and settled in Lake Co., Ill., in 1846. Married in Chicago Elizabeth Salz Jan. 25, 1859, who was born in Prussia Nov. 6, 1839; came to this county, settling on their present farm consisting of 160 acres, valued at $6,400, on June 22, 1869; seven children - Charles J., born April 21, 1862; Elanora M., June 27, 1866; Thomas H., Jan. 22, 1868; Sarah C., July 3, 1869; Henry W., June 16, 1872; George F., Jan. 26, 1874; Anna M., Nov. 6, 1875.

HELM, ALONZO, farmer, S. 10; P. O. Cedar Falls; born July 5, 1835, in St. Joseph Co., Mich.; in 1836, came to Stephenson Co., Ill.; in 1843, came to Benton Co., Iowa; in 1854, removed to Tama Co. Iowa; in 1862, returned to Benton Co., Iowa, and in 1864, came to Black Hawk Co. Owns 155 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Married Emily Rextrew Sept. 7, 1857; she was born Sept. 3, 1837, in Greene Co., Ohio; have nine children - Mary Ann, Wm. L., Sarah r., Lucretia J., Lillie E., Nettie C., Charles F., Alonzo r. and Frank U. Enlisted in 1861 in Company b, 28th Iowa V. I., and served about six months; was discharged on account of sickness.

HENSLEY, EDWARD, farmer, Sec. 22; Born Jan. 5, 1812, in England; in 1832, came to Canada; in 1837 came to Illinois; in 1854 came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa; the same year, returned to Illinois; the following year, came again to Black Hawk Co., and in June, 1866, came to his present farm; owns forty acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Married Martha Holbrook Dec. 28. 1857; she was born July 12, 1819, in England; in 1855, she came to Cedar Falls; have two children - Sarah Ann and William H. Mrs. H. is a member of the M. E. Church.

HERRMAN, NIKOLAUS, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Waterloo, born in Germany in 1836. Married Johanna Lorig in 1853; she was born in Germany in 1818; they have four children - Catherine, Barbara, Angeline and John; lost one child in Germany. Came to America in 1862, and settled in Wood Co., Ohio, and in 1866, moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he lived until 1868, when he came to this county and settled near Waterloo, and in 1873 settled on his present farm of eighty-eight acres, valued at $35 per acre. Are members of the Catholic Church.

HESSE, CHARLES A., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Germany July 26, 1826; he emigrated to this country and Blair Co., Penn., in 1854; to Iowa and Cedar Falls in 1861; he purchased his farm in 1868; he removed and settled on it in 1873. He was married in 1852 to Miss Anna Koehne, from Germany; she was born July 20, 1829; they have six children - Harmon, born in Germany, Aug. 13, 1853; Minnie, Born May 25, 1856; William, born Oct. 15, 1857; Charles A., born Dec. 18, 1859; Lavica, born July 8, 1866; Otto F., born July 15, 1873. He has 240 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. He has held the offices of School Director for three years, School Treasurer three years, Road Supervisor one year. In politics, votes for the best man.

HEWITT, WM. H., farmer, Sec. 6; born in England in 1839, and emigrated to this country in 1858, and settled in Winnebago, Ill., where he married Eliza Gilmore; they have four children - Walter W., Henry F., George A. and Albert L. Came to this county in the Fall of 1873, and settled on his present estate in 1878, consisting of forty acres, valued at $30 per acre.

HICKS, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec., 25; P. O. Waterloo; born in Devonshire, England, in 1806. Married Grace Palmer Dec. 27, 1829; she was born in England in 1810. Came to this county in 1857, settling in Lincoln Tp., and after four years residence, came to Black Hawk Tp., remaining six years, when he came to this township; has a farm of 60 acres, valued at $40 per acre, and is one of the oldest settlers in the township, members of the Baptist Church. Elizabeth, William, Jr., John, Ezekiel, Mary Ann, Stephen, Thomas and Clara are his living children; two dead - Mary Ann and Julia.

HIGHSMITH, J. M., far. S. 11; P. O. Waterloo; born in Lawrence Co., Ill., in 1837; moved to La Salle, Ill., in 1849; to Iowa, and Tipton in 1854; to Jackson Co., in 1856; on his present farm in 1857. He was married in 1862, to Miss Elizabeth Freeborn, from N. Y.; they have an adopted son - Clarence S. Mr. H. was engaged in driving the first hack in Waterloo for six months. He has 160 acres of land, valued at $4,000. He was among the early settlers of the county; very few in this township when they settled here. In politics, Democratic.

HILDEBRAND, SYLVESTER, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Waterloo; born in Cambria Co., Penn., Aug. 8, 1836, where he married Louisa Roberts March 7, 1858; she was born in same county June 4, 1838; came to this county, settling on their present farm consisting of eighty acres, valued at $3,200, May 6, 1869. They are members of the German Baptist Church. Five children - Edward L., born Nov. 17, 1860; Sarah A., Sept. 19, 1866; Charles W., Sept. 24, 1869; Mary E., May 6, 1872; John H., April 7, 1874.

HILDEBRAND, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Waterloo; born in Cambria Co., Penn., July 6, 1835, where he married Lavina Horner March 25, 1858; she was born in Cambria Co., Penn., on Sept. 17, 1838; came to this county May 6, 1869, settling on his present farm consisting of eighty acres, valued at $3,200. They are members of the German Baptist Church. Four children - David M., born may 6, 1867; Frankie G., April 5, 1869; Anna B., Jan. 25, 1876; Harry H., Oct. 27, 1877.

HILL, ELIM, farmer, S. 33; born in Genesee Co., N. Y., in 1817. Married Jane A. Dewey in 1836; she was born in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1819, and died June 4, 1856; they had three children - Sarah E., Paulina M. and James D.; his present wife Marietta Williams, was born in New York State in 1832; they were married in 1858, and have three children - Charles, Ada and Eddie. He came to this county in the Fall of 1855, and resided in Waterloo village the Winter of that year, when he moved on his present estate, consisting of 200 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; is among the early settlers of this town and county.

HINEN, HENRY, far., S. 12; P. O. Raymond; born in Germany in 1835; came to this country and Illinois in 1857; to Iowa and on his present farm in 1867. Was married in 1862, to Miss Annie Brock, from Indiana; have had five children - Mary S., Jack H., Edna, Fred, and William c. He has eighty acres of land, valued at $2,500. Mr. Hinen worked his way up from nothing to the owner of a good farm all paid for.

HITT, E. R., manufacturer of buggies, on Commercial st.; was born in Delaware Co., N. Y., in August, 1836; he went to Ashtabula Co., Ohio, where he learned his trade - that of blacksmith - and returned to Broome Co., N. Y., where he married Elizabeth Smith in September, 1855; she was born in Worcester, Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1836; they went to Lake Co., Ohio, where Mr. Hitt was foreman of C. G. Whitman's manufactory for three years; and then Hamden, Geauga Co., Ohio, in 1861, where he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Co. B, 42d Ohio V. I. After his discharge from the service, he went to Hillsdale Co., Mich, and to this city in 1870, commencing his business two years last Fall.

HITTER, THOMAS, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Waterloo; born in Lehigh Co., Penn., March 15, 1830, where he married Elizabeth Wilson March 5, 1856; she was born in Montour Co., Penn., Dec. 9, 1836. Emigrated to Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1848, and to this county March 19, 1869, settling on their present farm of 160 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Alice M., born Dec. 28, 1856; Mrs. Emma Miller; Lewis W., born March 29, 1862, and William F., Nov. 5, 1870, are their children.

HOCHSTETTER, A. B., far., Sec. 11; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1826. Married Rachel Rankin in 1852; she was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1833. Came to this county in 1868, first settling in Lester Tp., and, in October, moved to Waterloo, and after one month's residence, came to his present farm of 160 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre. Members of the German Baptist Church. John R., Harry A., Mary E., George W., Arabella J., Elmer L., David E., William K., Hiram A., Martin B., Samuel J. and Susan are his children; one child dead - Arabella.

HOFF, ISAAC (deceased); born in Wayne Co., Ohio, March 5, 1836, and died Dec. 18, 1875. Married Sarah Garven in Wayne Co., Ohio, Dec. 20, 1860; she was born in the same county Feb. 7, 1842. Came to this county, and settled on their present farm, consisting of eighty-eight acres on Section 5, valued at $40 per acre, April 7, 1865. Mrs. H. and her eldest daughter are members of the German Baptist Church. They have three children - Rebecca, born May 26, 1863, Jacob A., Jan. 6, 1865, and Susana, Nov. 19, 1870.

HOFF, JOHN B., farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Waterloo; born in Wayne Co., Ohio, March 27, 1833, where he married Mary Beekley Dec. 25, 1855; she was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., June 1, 1836. Came to this county and settled on their present farm, consisting of 233 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre, April 3, 1863. Members of the German Baptist Church. Their children are Ephraim, born Jan. 29, 1859; Emanuel B., Dec. 21, 1861; Sarah D., July 6, 1866, and Mary M., Nov. 3, 1875.

HOFFMAN, CHARLES E., farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Waterloo; born in Whiteside Co., Ill., July 7, 1858. Married Flora B. Robinson Feb. 13, 1878; she was born in Floyd Co., Iowa, May 25, 1858, and came to this county in 1865, settling on his present farm of 140 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre.

HOFMASTER, A., farmer, Sec. 33; born in Prussia in 1842; emigrated to this country in 1847; settled in Stephenson Co., Ill., where he remained until 1868, when he removed to Ackley, and resided one year, and moved to Waverly the same year. Married Emma Anthony in 1868; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1849; they have four children - Frank E., Jennie A., Freddie J. and Annie N. From Waverly he moved to Cerro Gordo Co., and in the Fall of 1877,he came to this county and settled on his present farm of eighty acres, valued at $35 per acre.

HOLLENSHEAD, CATHERINE, farming, Sec. 23; P. O. Enterprise; widow of Levi Hollenshead, who was born in Fulton Co., Penn., in 1821. He married Catherine Giffin in 1842; she was born in the same county in 1822; they have three children living. Came to this county in 1854, and settled on their present farm in 1862, consisting of forty acres of land, valued at $1,000. Mr. H. enlisted Sept. 1, 1862, and died at Jefferson Barracks Feb. 10, 1862, from disease contracted while serving in the cause of his country.

HOLLIS, F. R., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., April 9, 1842; he emigrated to Iowa and settled on Sec. 1, Black Hawk Tp., in 1866; to his present location in 1870. He was married in 1865 to Miss Hellen Bly, from New York; she was born April 23, 1843. He has 160 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. They have six children - Charles, Harlin, Iola, Eddie, John and Rienzi. He has held the offices of Township trustee two years, School Director one year and Road Supervisor one year. He enlisted in Co. E, 125th N. Y. V. I., in 1862; mustered out in 1865; he was in all the general engagements with the Army of the Potomac. In politics, is Republican.

HOLLOWAY, THOMAS, far., S. 23; P. O. Waterloo; born in England in 1815, and came to this country in 1852, and settled in Greene Co., N. Y., where he remained until 1869, when he came to this county and settled on his present farm, consisting of eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Married Mary Dart; she was born in England in 1820; they have four children - Emma, Jane, Thomas and George H. Members of the Free Methodist Church.

HOLMES, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Waterloo; born in England in 1822, and emigrated to America in 1854, and in 1864, settled in this township. In 1876, married Mary Smith; she was born in Clermont Co., Ohio, in 1831. Owns eighty-five acres, valued at $35 per acre, upon which he settled after marriage, where he has since made it his home.

HOMER, H. P., farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Waterloo; born in Cortland, N. Y., in 1836; emigrated to Iowa, and his present farm in 1856. He was married in 1860 to Miss Glorvinia Corwin, from New York; they have three chidlren - Herbert F., Herman C. and Adella. He has 160 acres of land, valued at $4,000. Mr. Homer represented his county in teh State Legislature in 1876; he has held the ofices of Justice of the Peace eight years, Township Supervisor two years, Township Trustee five years, Township Clerk two years, and Assessor two years. Mr. H. is Republican in politics. He has al-was taken a prominent part in the interests of his county and Tp.

HOOL, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Canada in 1833. Married Nancy N. Murray Dec. 1, 1857; she was born in Ireland in 1834; came to this county in 1855, and first settled in Cedar Falls, where he lived until 1865, when he moved to this township and settled on his present estate, consisting of eighty acres, valued at $25 per acre.

HOOVER, DANIEL, farmer, S. 22; P. O. Waterloo; owns 240 acres of land valued at $40 per acre; born in Lancaster Co., Penn., in Dec., 1817. Married Rebecca Hershey in May, 1841; she died in Sept., 1855. Settled on his present farm April 1, 1866. Lydia, born March 5, 1842; John, Sept. 18, 1843; Samuel, Sept. 15, 1845; Sarah, Aug. 15, 1847; Abraham, Aug. 12, 1850, and Daniel, Sept. 20, 1853, are their children.

HOOVER, EPHRAIM, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Waterloo; born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 5, 1850, where he married Elizabeth Pinkerton Dec. 23, 1873; she was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 22, 1852; came to this county, settling on their present farm, Sept. 23, 1875. Mrs. Hoover is a member of the German Baptist Church. Samuel R., born Nov. 10, 1874, and Ira, born July 9, 1876, are the names and births of their children.

HOOVER, SAMUEL, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Waterloo; born in Wayne Co., Ohio, in 1845. Married Martha Hembarger in 1869; she was born in same county in 1846. Came to this county in 1856, settling on his present farm of eighty acres, valued at $40 per acre. Members of the German Baptist Church. One child - Ephraim B.

HORN, ELIAS, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Waterloo; born in Pennsylvania in 1823. Married Mary Ann Menich in 1853; she was born in same State in 1836. Came to this county in 1870, settling on his present estate of eighty acres, valued at $40 per acre. Sarah A. and Franklin H. are their children.

HOSMAN, ISAAC, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Waterloo; born in Richland Co., Ohio, Jan. 20, 1829; emigrated from his native State to Linn Co., Iowa, Oct. 6, 1853. In the same year he was married to Susannah Kistler, from Ohio; she was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, June 9, 1830; resided in Linn Co. one year; moved to Waterloo in 1854, and was engaged in general merchandise; in October, 1864, he settled on his present farm, consisting of 120 acres, valued at $30 per acre; his children are Thomas D. and Elmer e. They are members of the M. E. Church; in politics, Republican. He has held the office of Township Supervisor; also School Director.

HOWARD, GEORGE W., attorney at law and capitalist; was born in Maine, and after residing there about twenty-eight years, he emigrated to Chickasaw Co., Iowa, where he was commissioned as Major of the 27th I. V. I. in 1862, and during the war was Acting Lieut. Colonel, and during the last year took command of his regiment. After returning from the war, he came to this county, arriving in the Summer of 1866. He was admitted to the Bar in 1854. His office is at the corner of Bridge and Commercial streets.

HOWARD, JACKSON, farmer, Sec. 12; born in Pike Co., Ohio, in 1819. Married Edith Brazeton in 1838; she was born in Bean Blossom, Brown Co., Ind. in 1822; came to this county in February, 1866, and settled in Mt. Vernon Tp., and in October, 1875, moved to Waterloo City where he resided one year, when he settled on his present estate of forty acres, valued at $1,200. Are members of the United Brethren Church.

HOXIE, A. K., farmer and money loaner, S. 36; P. O. Raymond; born in Delaware Co., N. Y., Nov. 30, 1814; he moved, with his parents, to Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1815; to Wayne Co., Penn., in 1848; to Iowa and this county in 1872; settled on his present farm in 1877. He was married in 1848 to Miss J. e. Preston, daughter of the Hon. Paul S. Preston, from Wayne Co., Penn.; they had three children - Alma A., Paul P. and Henryetta M.; his wife died in April, 1853. He has sixty acres of land, valued at $1,800. Mr. Hoxie was extensively engaged in farming, milling, lnmbering and mercantile business in Pennsylvania for several years. His son, Paul P., was married to Nora Washburn, from Illinois, in 1877; he is a miller by trade; he lives with his father on the farm.

HUBBARD, SOLOMON, far.; owns thirty acres of land with his residence in Cedar Falls; also eighty acres in the county; he was born Aug. 21, 1827, in New Hampshire., in 1831, came to Wayne Co., Ind., in 1856; removed to Jo Daviess Co., Ill.; remained there and in Stephenson County until 1873, when he came to his present home. Married Mary Ratliff in Feb., 1852; she was born July 18, 1832, in Wayne Co., Ind.; had eight children, four living - Joseph, Edgar, William and Eva. Has been a member of the City Council. Members of the Quaker denomination.

HUBBART, FRANK, farmer, Sec. 9; born in Broome Co., N. Y., in 1834; came to this State in 1854, and settled in Tama Co., where he married Idelia Kellogg in 1857; she was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in 1843; they have five children - Ellen, Allen, Fredie, Nettie and Harvey; lost one child - Idelia. In 1862, he enlisted in the 27th I. V. I., Co. I, and served none months and was honorably discharged on account of sickness; came to this county in May, 1863, and settled on his present estate in November, 1875, consisting of 160 acres, valued at $5,000. Are members of the M. E. Church. Mr. H. has held county offices, and has been permanently identified with the interests of the town and county.

HUDSON, FREDERICK, far., Sec. 33; born in London, England, in 1826. Married Catharine Bahr in 1848; she was born in France in 1828; they have five children - Charles H., Albert A., Frederick W., Lydia A. and Katie J. Emigrated in 1836 with his father, and settled in New York City, where he lived until 1836, when he moved to Jefferson Co., N. Y., and in 1849, came to West and settled in Brown Co., Wis.; in 1864, he came to this county and settled in this township, and on the farm he now occupies in 1875. He owns eighty acres of land on Sec. 28. Members of the Evangelical Church.

HUFFMAN, M. E., painter, shop over Harris' Wagon Mfy.; resides corner Clay and Fifteenth sts.; born Oct. 14, 1849, in Richland Co., Ohio; in 1857, came to Cedar Falls. Married Lucy Wantz June 1, 1874; she was born in Oct., 1852, in Illinois.

HUGHES, OLIVER, farmer, S. 29; born Oct. 10, 1824, in Salem Co., N. J.; in 1845, came to Ohio; in 1846, to Wisconsin; in 1849, came to Chicago; in 1852, returned to N. J., the same Fall; returned to Chicago, and then to Michigan; in the Fall of 1853, came to Knox Co., Ill.; in April, 1854, came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa; in 1866, came to his present farm; owns 420 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre. Married Mary C. Hardman in May, 1865; she was born in 1845, in Pennsylvania; have two children - John and Oliver. Has been Township Supervisor and Assessor.

HULL, GORDON, farmer, S. 28; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Monroe Co., N. Y. in 1830, and came to this State in 1866, and settled in Bremer Co., where he resided until 1870, when he moved to this county and on his present estate, consisting of 180 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. In 1871, he Married Lydia A. Herrick, widow of William Randall; she was born in Onondaga Co., N. Y.; has two children - M. E. and William.

HUME, DANIEL E., dealer in horses; was born in Monroe Co., N. Y., Jan. 24, 1830; moved with parents to Orleans Co., N. Y., when 6 years old, and where he married Susan Smith on April 5, 1858; April 16, 1859, they came to this county, settling in Poyner Township; they moved to this city in 1873.

HURLBUT, M. F., cooper, Mill st., born Jan. 5, 1826, in Addison Co., Vt.; in 1852, came to DeKalb Co., Ill.; in 1861, came to Cedar Falls. Married Almira Fuller in May, 1846; she was born in April, 1828, in Grand Isle, Vt.; have two children - Lynda C. (now Mrs. W. M. Perkins), Carrie S. (now Mrs. E. L. Ross).

HUTTON, WILLIAM W., far., Sec. 18; P. O. Waterloo; born in Adams Co., Penn., in 1825, and married Margaret Buck in 1852; she was born in Centre Co., Penn., in 1829; they came to this county in 1856, and now has a farm of 160 acres, valued at $35 per acre; was one of the early settlers in this town and county. Member of the M. E. Church. Has held the ofices of Assessor, Township Trustee and Supervisor. Ellen R., Daniel M., Samuel J., Margaret E., William E., Charles W., Ida V. and Frank E., are his children.