History of Black Hawk County, Iowa - 1878 - M

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.

MACK, GEORGE J., physician and surgeon; was born in Oakland Co., Mich., Oct. 7, 1850; commenced medical studies in Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York, in 1870, and graduated in March, 1872. Emigrated to this county in 1868, settling in this city. Married, in Monticello, Iowa, Lillian a. Kimball, Sept. 16, 1872.

MAGEE, EDWARD W., far., Sec. 5; P. O. Lester; owns 320 acres, probable value $8,000; was born Oct. 22, 1837, in Franklin Co., Penn.; in 1842, he went with his parents, James and Elizabeth, to McHenry Co., Ill and lived there farming until 1867. Was married July 4, 1861, to Sarah J. Davis, who was born in McHenry Co., Ill., Jan. 14, 1839; her parents were Martin and Mary A. Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Magee have nine children - James, born May 1, 1862; Cora, Aug. 28, 1863; Frank, Sept. 3, 1865; Charles, March 26, 1868; Eddie, July 14, 1869; Adell, April 28, 1871; Carrie, April 16, 1873; William, March 28, 1875; and Alice, Feb. 18, 1877. In 1867, Mr. Magee left his home in Illinois and came to Black Hawk Co., and settled in Lester Tp. He is a Republican, and was School Director two terms; at present he is Township Assessor.

MAGGART, JAMES W., blacksmith; residence corner Third and Franklin sts.; born Feb. 11, 1805, in Monroe Co., Va.; in 1841, came to Madison Co., Ind.; in 1855, came to Cedar Falls. Married Jane Alford in 1827; she was born April 22, 1805, in Monroe Co., Va.; had seven children, two living - Mary J. and James M.

MARBLE, JOHN N., Justice of the Peace, mason and shoemaker, Raymond; born in Unadilla Co., N. Y., in 1818; he moved to Illinois in 1862; returned to New York in 1872; to Iowa in 1873. He was married in 1839 to Miss Martia Barber, from New York; they have had four children - Betsy R., Edmund, Lillie, Thornton; Lillie died. Mr. M. has held the office of Justice of the Peace for the past six years. In politics, Republican; religion Methodist. Mr. M. has always taken a great interest in his county and township.

MARKLEY, CATHARINE, Mrs., widow of James Markley; he was born March 25, 1802, in Bedford Co., Penn.; in 1867, came to Cedar Falls, and died June 5, 1871; she was born Aug. 8, 1817, in Westmoreland, Co., Penn. They own ten acres with their residence in Cedar Falls; also 640 acres in Butler Co. Had ten children - Henry H., Semantha J., Mandy E., Mary L., Lucy, Geo. A., Ida L., John R., James E. and Nellie M. are members of the Baptist Church.

MARQUIS, GEORGE, farmer, Sec. 2; P.O. Nautrill; born in Miami Co., Ind., in 1841. Married Sarah Ann Carberry in 1867; she was born in Scotland Co., Mo., in 1848; have four children - Clarence D., Cora B., Florence M. and George E. Settled on his present farm, consisting of eighty acres, valued at $30 per acre, in 1867.

MASON, ELIAS F., farmer, Sec. 4; born in Madison Co., N. Y., in 1835; moved with his parents to Wisconsin in 1845, where he enlisted Nov. 30, 1861, in Co. A, 1st Wis. V. C., and served three years; participated in the battles of Chickamauga and Knoxville, and was honorably discharged. Returned to Jefferson Co., Wis., where he married Louisa Fleming in March, 1866; she was born in Racine, Wis., in 1845. Came to this county in 1868, and settled in the city of Waterloo, and in 1871 moved on his present estate of 160 acres, where he has since made his home. William F., Benjamin F., Ada F. and George H. are their children.

MATTHIAS, FRED., firm of Matthias & Robbins, hardware, Main st.; born Sept. 23, 1841, in Hessen, Germany; in 1866, came to Cedar Falls; in 1874, commenced their present business. Married Mary Severin Oct. 20, 1867; she was born March 23, 1849, in Germany; have three children - Lily, Mary and Emilie. Are members of the Lutheran Church. Has been a member of the City Council two years; was Secretary of the German Aid Society for two and a half years.

MAXOM, J. H., Baptist minister; resides in Cedar Falls; born Oct. 16, 1817, in England; in 1838, came to Quebec, and was connected with the English army; remained in Canada until 1856, when he removed to Creston, Ill.; in 1858, removed to DeKalb, Ill., and was Pastor of the Baptist Church there. In 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 58th Ill. Inf., a First Lieutenant; then had command of Co. B at Shiloh, where he was severely wounded; remained in the service about two years; in 1863, came to Battle Creek, Mich., and was Pastor of the Baptist Church there, Tecumseh and Bellevue until 1872, when he came to Cedar Falls. Married Anna Turner in 1840; she was born in 1819, in England; had eight children, even living - Henry, Mary, Philander S., Methlancton, Etta C., Florence M. and Ida z. Philander S. has been Pastor of the Baptist Church in Mr. Morris, N. Y., for the past three years.

McCARTHY, Patrick, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Waterloo; born in Ireland, in 1831, and married Jane Shoman in 1854; she was born in Ireland in 1835; John, Mary, Dennis, Ellen, Johana, Patrick, Richard, timothy and Jane are their children. Came to America in 1849, and settled in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., and in 1864, came to this county and settled on his present farm of ninety-one acres, valued at $25 per acre. Members of the Catholic Church.

McCARTNEY, H., blacksmith, Hudson; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., Nov. 5, 1835. He was married in 1867 to Miss Eliza Horner, from Cambria, Penn.; they emigrated to Iowa and his present location in 1871; they have had six children - Lorenzo S., Frank H., John G., Nancy M. J., Annie May, Carrie Bell. Mr. M. was engaged in the Great Cambria Iron Works as rail heater for ten years; they are the largest railroad iron works in the United States, employing 3,500 men. In politics Mr. M. is Republican. They are members of the German Baptist Church. He is a first-class worker, and has a good trade.

McCLURE, WILLIAM H., attorney; resides on Second st.; born May 5, 1829, in Watertown, N. Y.; in 1836, came to Rochester, N. Y.; in 1853, came to Cedar Falls. His first wife was Miss Mary Overman, now dead. His second marriage, to Miss Olive Merrill, March 29, 1859; she was born in Jamestown, N. Y.; had five children, four living - Samuel, Helen, William and Olive. He enlisted Aug. 8, 1861, in the 3d Iowa Battery; was in the battle of Sugar creek and was wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge; was senior First Lieutenant commanding, and commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the Iowa State Militia march 25, 1865. He attended the first jury trial ever tried in this county in a court of record, and was the first attorney admitted to practice in this county.

McCORMICK, BERNARD, dealer in flour and feed, Fourth st.; was born in Fulton Co., Penn., in 1829. Married Mary Masters in 1854; she was born in Fulton Co., Penn., in 1837; they emigrated from their native county to this city in 1855, where Mr. M. was first engaged in running a saw-mill, and after engaging in various kinds of business, commenced his present occupation a short time since. In 1862, he enlisted in 32d Iowa V. I., Company c, and was honorably discharged in 1865. John R., Mary, Emma and Addie are their children.

McDOWELL, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Waterloo; born in Ireland in 1832, and came to this country in 1856, and settled in Winnebago Co., Ill., where he resided until 1864, when he came to this county, where he married Lavina Baldwin in 1867; she was born in Crawford Co., Penn., in 1840; Effie E., John W., Lizzie E. and Willie O. are their living children. Owns 323 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre.

McKEEN, SETH, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Waterloo; born in Oxford, Worcester Co., Mass., April 9, 1836; came to Pennsylvania in 1862, where he married F. Perkins Jan. 1, 1863; she was born in Oxford, Worcester Co., Mass., June 10, 1844; came to this county in the Spring of 1864; their children are Byron w., born Nov. 10, 1863; Walter, born Aug. 30, 1865; Benjamin, born March 18, 1867; Harry, born Feb. 9, 1870; Charley, born March 12, 1872; Merton, born June 22, 1874; Lillie E., born Oct. 12, 1877.

McKELLAR, NELSON, farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Waterloo; born in Scotland Feb. 7, 1830; he emigrated to this country, and Elgin, Kane Co., Ill., where he was married on Oct. 20, 1857; moved to Iowa, and this county on his present farm Nov. 24, 1857; they have had eleven children - John A., Daniel B., Edward A., Eva J., Frank, Alexander H., Nelson P., Jennie E., Joel H.; Vernon and baby died. He owns 320 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.; in politics, Republican. He has held the office of Road Supervisor.

McMANUS, ANDREW, farmer, Sec. 17; born in Trenton, N. J., in 1826. Married Bridget Doling in 1856; she was born in Ireland in 1832. Came to this county in 1857, and settled on his present farm of 137-1/2 acres, valued at $40 per acre. Was one of the early settlers of this section. Are members of the Catholic Church.

McSHANE, JOHN, farmer, Secs. 11 and 12; P. O. La Porte City; born in Scotland in 1825; came to this country and Illinois in 1853; to Iowa and this county in 1857. He was married in 1853 to Miss Margrette Johnston, from Scotland; they have had eight children - John, Henry, James, William, Edward, Joseph, Mary a. and Margrette. He has 594 acres of land, valued at $5,000. He has held the office of School Director three years. In politics, Democratic.

MELENDY, PETER, agriculturist; residence cor. Eleventh and Washington sts.; born Feb. 9, 1823, in Cincinnati, Ohio; in 1850, removed to Mt. Healthy, Hamilton Co., Ohio, and engaged in farming and fine stock raising for breeding purposes; in 1856, came to Cedar Falls, and continued farming till 1860, when he engaged in the agricultural business. In 1864, he was appointed U. s. Marshal, and held that position for about eighteen months. Was elected President of the State Agricultural Society, which position he held for five years. He has been connected with the State Agricultural College for the past fifteen years. Was appointed by the Governor to settle the Agricultural College lands, consisting of 240,000 acres. Has always been a stanch Republican, and always taken an interest in politics. Was Chairman of the State Central Committee. In 1868, he organized the State Horticultural and Agricultural Societies. Married Martha Coddington in 1847; she was born in 1832, in Hamilton Co., Ohio, and died in 1866, in Cedar Falls; has two children - Charles B. and Ettie B. (now Mrs. Dr. Bassett.) Second marriage to Mrs. McFarland, formerly Mary A. Wolson, Dec., 1868; she was born in Tonawanda, N.Y.; two children by her first marriage - Clark S. McFarland and Marion I. McFarland. Are members of the Presbyterian Church.

MERVINE, WILLIAM C., farmer, Sec. 15; born on board a man-of-war, in Jefferson Co., N. Y., in 1816. Married Martha G. Sawyer in 1838; she was born in Maine, and died in 1842; had one child - Charles e. His present wife, Rohana Shirley, was born in Morgan Co., Ohio, in 1826, and they were married in 1844. Came to this county in 1864, and settled in Raymond; in 1868, settled in Waterloo, where he built the Waterloo House, which he conducted until 1875, when he settled on his present farm of ninety-four acres, valued at $35 per acre.

MERWIN, JOSEPH, farmer, S. 10; P. O. Cedar Falls; was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 6, 1818; he moved with his father to Pennsylvania in 1834. He was married in 1837 to Miss J. R. Beers, from Pennsylvania; they emigrated to Iowa and Jones Co. in 1853; to Black Hawk Co. and Lester Tp. in 1866; to Bremer Tp. in 1867; to Cedar Falls in the Spring of 1868; Dec., 1868, to his present farm; he owns eighty acres of land, valued at $2,000. They have four children - Mary E., Phoebe S., Byron W. and Ann M. Mr. Merwin is a carpenter and wagon maker by trade; he carried on the trade of wagon maker in Pennsylvania for seventeen years; he has followed the trade of carpenter the most of his time since he lived in Iowa, renting his farm.

MIDDLEDITCH, ALVARADO, physician and surgeon; was born in Erie Co., N. Y., Feb. 8, 1829; in 1844, he with his parents moved to Macomb Co., Mich.; returning to his native county, he attended school four years, and commenced his medical studies with Dr. Barber, and in 1854 attended Albany Medical College, where he graduated in May, 1856. Married Paulina Griffith Aug. 9, 1856; she was born in Danbury, Vt.; they emigrated to this county in Sept., 1856; Florence G. and Herbert B. are their children.

MILES, ANDREW, farmer, Sec. 5; born in Tioga Co., N. Y., in 1809. Married Sabrina Corey in 1830; she was born in Vermont in 1811, and died in June, 1855; they had ten children - Warner, Willard, William, Hiram, Walter, Joseph, Francis, Rosetta, Mark and James; his present wife, May Esterbrooks, was born in Rutland Co., in 1820, and they were married in 1858, and have two children - H. a. and Stephen A. Came to this county in 1865 and settled on his present estate of 140 acres, valued at $40 per acre.

MILLARD, LEONARD B., farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Waterloo; born in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1847. In 1862, he enlisted in Co. C, 31st I. V. I., and served three years; participated in battles of Haines Bluff, Arkansas Post, and was with Sherman on his march to the sea. Married Sarah Blake in 1870; she was born in New York State in 1849. In 1874, he came to this county, and settled in this township. They have two children - Addie and Elias T.

MILLER, ABRAHAM A., far., Sec. 16; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn., Aug. 5, 1814, where he married Saloma Forney Nov. 13, 1836; she was born in the same county Aug. 23, 1817; they emigrated to this county, settling on their present farm of 118 acres, valued at $40 per acre, March 27, 1865. They are all members of the German Baptist Church. Perry A., born Dec. 26, 1838; Mary, born Aug. 8, 1845; Susan, born March 31, 1847; Matilda, born Nov. 18, 1854; Henry F., born Dec. 18, 1856; William A., born April 1, 1859; Harvey A., born Jan. 14, 1861.

MILLER, C. & M., merchants, Gilbertville; born in Germany.

C. MILLER was born June 12, 1836; came to this country and New York in 1856; to Iowa and his present location in 1869. He was married in 1866, to Miss Elizabeth Welter, from Germany; they have had seven children - five living - Leonard, Matthias, Mary, Maggie and Katie. He holds the office of Constable at this time... The brothers carry a general stock of merchandise, dry goods, groceries, crockery, boots and shoes; the firm name since May 1, 1878, is C. & M. Miller.

MILLER, CORNELIUS, farmer and dealer in thorough-bred cattle, Sec. 21; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn., March 3, 1833, where he married Elizabeth Bittner June 5, 1853; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., Jan. 9, 1831. They emigrated to and settled in Lake Co., Ill., in the Fall of 1864, and came to this county Sept. 25, 1857, settling on their present farm of 200 acres, valued at $45 per acre. A little frame barn into which they moved was all the improvement on their place when they arrived, but now fine buildings and good improvements have taken its place, and are the result of honesty and industry. William was born Feb. 24, 1856, and married Emma Heitter July 20, 1876; Cinderella (now Mrs. Milo Miller, and married Nov. 29, 1877, was born Sept. 30, 1858; Mary C., born Jan. 7, 1861; Joseph M., born Feb. 28, 1863; Minerva, born Jan. 27, 1866; Emma, born June 5, 1873, are their children.

MILLER, JACOB W., farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Waterloo; owns 240 acres of land, valued at $10,000; born in Somerset Co., Penn., Feb. 8, 1844; came to this county Jan. 1, 1863, returning to Pennsylvania in the Fall of the same year, where he married Charlotte Walker Dec. 12, 1863; she was born in the same county July 29, 1843; returned to this county with his bride in the Spring of 1864, who died April 4, 1865; has one child by first marriage - Mary E., born March 28, 1865. In the Fall of 1865, Mr. M. again returned to Pennsylvania, where he married Maggie Maust May 11, 1866; she was born in the same county May 24, 1841; he with his new bride again returned to this county in July, 1866; their children are Madeira, born March 20, 1867; Ulysses C., born July 3, 1869; Norman, born Nov. 23, 1870; Calvin J., born Nov. 20, 1872; Henry W., born Oct. 26, 1874; Anna M., born Nov. 10, 1876, and one infant, born March 23, 1878.

MILLER, JONAS A., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn., Oct. 29, 1809. Married Sallie E. Horner in 1832; she died in 1850. Married Sallie Saylor in 1852; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1825; came to this county in 1875, settling on his farm of 250 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. His children are William H., Mary H., Samuel H., Anna H., Becky H., John H.; one dead - Catherine. Are members of the German Baptist Church.

MILLER, LEVI, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Waterloo; born in Berks Co., Penn., in 1826; emigrated to Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1849, where he married Caroline Rees in 1851; she was born in 1832, and died in 1855; Frances and Richard are the children by this marriage. Came to this county in 1860, and enlisted in Co. C, 32d I. v. I., in August, 1862, and was honorably discharged Sept. 1, 1865; engaged in the battles at Nashville, Fort Blakely and others. Again married Caroline A. Moody in 1866; she was born in York Co., Penn., in 1835, and died in May, 1869. Married Catherine S. Albright May 19, 1872; she was born in Mifflin Co., Penn., in 1839; settled on their present farm of 160 acres, valued at $50 per acre, in 1877. Members of the M. E. Church.

MILLER, C. & M., merchants, Gilbertville; born in Germany...

M. MILLER was born in 1829; came to this country and New York in 1854; to Illinois in the Spring of 1855; to Michigan in the Fall of 1855; to New York, in 1856; to Illinois in 1857; to Iowa and his present location in 1869. He was married Jan. 17, 1855, to Miss Mary Gasper, from Germany; they have had ten children, seven living - Maggie, Michael, John, Mary, Catherine M., Christina and William J. Mr. Miller has held the office of Postmaster for the past eight years. The brothers carry a general stock of merchandise, dry goods, groceries, crockery, boots and shoes; the firm name since May 1, 1878, is C. & M. Miller.

MILLER, MATHIAS, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Waterloo; born in Somerset Co., Penn., July 5, 1822, where he married Mary Berkley March 5, 1848; she was born in the same county Dec. 22, 1830. They came to this county, settling on a portion of their present farm, which now consists of 320 acres, valued at $4,500, in August, 1858; most of this land was entered as Government price. They are members of the German Baptist Church. Mrs. Sarah A. Lichty, born May 23, 1849; William H., born Nov. 17, 1851; Elias, born July 31, 1858, are their living children; Silas B., born Sept. 27, 1854, and killed by the cars March 17, 1874.

MILLER, ROMANZO R., dairyman and farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Jesup, Buchanan Co.; owns 299 acres, probable value $12,000; he was born Dec. 26, 1832, in Windham Co., Vt., where he assisted his father on the farm and went to school between times, until he was 21 years old; in 1857, he came West to Livingston Co., Ill, where he engaged in farming; in 1865, he went to Wisconsin, and in 1866, returned to his home in Vermont; in 1867, he came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa, and settled in Fox Tp., where he now resides; in 1873, he engaged in dairying with twenty cows, and in April, 1878, in company with F. W. Harris, of Perry Tp., Buchanan Co., built a new dairy which they are now running on a large scale; it is known as the "Big Spring Creamery" in Buchanan Co.; they handle from 6,000 to 7,000 lbs. of milk daily, and manufacture about 240 lbs. of butter per day; the creamery butter commands the highest market price, and in course of time the proprietors intend to enlarge their factory, so that this concern in another important addition to the industries of Iowa; Mr. Miller also owns 144 acres of land in Westburg Tp., Buchanan Co., the probable value of which is $2,800. He was married March 24, 1857, to Amanda, daughter of Joseph and Rhoda Wright, of Westminister, Vt.; she was born April 6, 1830; they have an adopted child - Florence W. Miller, born Nov. 4, 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Baptist Church; in politics Mr. M. is a Republican.

MILLER, SAMUEL H., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Waterloo; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $6,400; born in Somerset Co., Penn., May 15, 1838; came to this county Dec. 10, 1862. Married Eliza Boechley Sept. 1, 1863; she was born in the same county March 16, 1836, and died Oct. 26, 1865; has one child by this marriage - Edwin Stanton, born July 31, 1864. Married again, to Susan Taylor July 9, 1870; she was born in same county, Pennsylvania, Sept. 19, 1845; their children are Gracie, born April 16, 1874; Ira, born April 20, 1876; Howard, Dec. 8, 1877. Are members of the German Baptist Church.

MILLER, SAMUEL M., farmer; Sec. 29; P. O. Waterloo; owns 240 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born in Somerset Co., Penn., May 15, 1833, where he married Anna Buechley March 4, 1855; she was born in Somerset Co., Penn., June 26, 1836; they came from their native county to this, and settled on their present farm April 25, 1858. Mr. M. is one of the Speakers in the German Baptist Church. Mary S., born Aug. 3, 1856; John O., June 9, 1859; Abigail, March 22, 1861; Daniel, Nov. 21, 1862; Harvey, Dec. 21, 1864; Richard, Feb. 7, 1867; Nora, Feb. 25, 1875, are their living children. This family are all members of the German Baptist Church.

MILLER, WILLIAM, farmer, Sec. 21; P. O. Waterloo; owns 280 acres of land, valued at $12,600; born in Somerset Co., Penn., Sept. 26, 1827. Married Lydia Fike Jan. 7, 1849; she was born in the same county in Pennsylvania May 9, 1826, and died March 13, 1862; came to this county and settled on their present farm March 24, 1860. Again married Abigail Buechley Aug. 14, 1862. His children by first marriage are Sarah, born June 21, 1855; Susan, Feb. 19, 1858, and John W., June 10, 1860; by second marriage, Lewis, born Feb. 11, 1866; Myra May, Jan. 3, 1869; Alvin B., Aug. 1, 1870; Ada Bell, July 17, 1872; Silas B., June 2, 1875, and Frank, July 23, 1877. They are members of the German Baptist Church.

MILLER, WILLIAM, farmer, S. 18; P. O. Cedar Falls; born in Clark Co., Ohio, in 1813. Married Rebecca A. Gordon in 1844; she was born in same county in 1819; they came to this county in 1867, and settled on his present estate, consisting of eighty acres, valued at $35 per acre; their children are Margaret, Mary J., John G., Emma and Ellen; lost one child - Julia. Are members of the Presbyterian Church.

MONTAGUE, THOMAS, farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Waterloo; born in England Jan. 25, 1825, where he married Louisa Evans in Aug., 1849; she was born in England May 15, 1825. They emigrated to America in 1855, first settling in Oneida Co., N. Y., where they remained until March 1865, when they removed to this county, and settled on their present estate, consisting of 240 acres, valued at $40 per acre, in 1872; their children are John T., born April 20, 1853; Mary E., Sept. 21, 1854; Sarah T., Nov. 15, 1856; George H., Jan. 29, 1859; Emma L., Sept. 15, 1850; Thomas W., March 2, 1862, and Julia E., Jan. 6, 1865.

MOORE, BENJAMIN, farmer, S. 16; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., in 1827. Married Thirza McLane in 1848; she was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1827. Came to this county in 1867, and settled in Mt. Vernon Tp., where he resided until 1876, when he moved on his present farm of 160 acrse; also owns 100 acres of land in Buena Vista Co., valued at $10 per acre. Rinaldo, Nancy E., Charles W. and Ann M. are their children.

MOORE, JOHN C., farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Waterloo; born in Huntingdon Co., Penn., in 1812, and married Mariah Miller in April, 1837; she was born in Shenandoah Co., Va., in 1818; they have eleven children - Elias a., Margaret J., Albert, Henry C., Lydia, William, John W., Benjamin, George, Mary, Laura M,, and Thomas F.; they have lost two children - John W. and Sarah E. Came to this county in 1860, and settled in this township; moved on his present estate, consisting of 196 acres, valued at $35 per acre, in 1870. Has been Assessor, and is a member of the United Brethren Church.

MOORE, LORENZO, farmer, Sec. 35; P. O. Miller's Creek; born in Columbia Co., Penn., in 1821, and came with his parents when quite young and settled in St. Joseph Co., Mich., where he married Hannah Good in 1844; she was born in Bucks Co., Penn., in 1822; they have nine children living - Rebecca, Clara, Edward, Emily, Oliver, Mary, Kent, Annie and Harry. Moved to Cass Co., Mich., in 1850, where he resided until the Spring of 1865, when he came to this county, and settled on his present estate, consisting of 240 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Is a Republican.

MORGAN, JNO., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Cedar Falls; born Dec. 14, 1817, in Warren Co., Ohio; in 1849, came to Stark Co., Ill.; in 1855, came to Black Hawk Co., Iowa; owns eighty acres, valued at $25 per acre. Married Mary A. Miller in 1846; she was born Sept. 21, 1829, in Clermont Co., Ohio; have two children - Catharine E. and Andrew.

MORGAN, NOAH, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Cedar Falls; born Nov. 21, 1831, in Fairfield Co., Ohio; in 1854, came to his present farm; owns 230 acres, valued at $35 per acre. Married Ellen N. Bell in 1859; she was born Jan. 10, 1837, in New Jersey; had six children, four living - Jesse S., William H., Ida May and D. Clinton. He has been Township Clerk and Trustee. Are members of the United Brethren Church.

MORRILL, A. W., of the firm of Morrill & Co., manufacturers of soap, East Side; was born in Alexander, Grafton Co., N. H., Dec. 3, 1830; moved to Lowell, Mass., in 1851, and emigrated to Rockford, Ill., in 1861. Married Hellen M. Richardson Oct. 2, 1861; she was born in Antrim, N. H., in 1833. After manufacturing soap in Rockford until 1871, he sold out and came to this county, arriving August 6.

MORRIS, WILLIAM C., jeweler; was born in Oakland Co., Mich., Oct., 1828; moved to Genesee Co., Mich., in 1842, and after two years' residence returned to his native county, where he served four years as an apprentice; learning his trade, he moved to Ovid, N. Y., and to Penn Yan, where he was engaged in business in 1851. Returning to Michigan, he married Sarah Pratt Dec. 26, 1854; she was born in New York May 31, 1829; they came to this State, settling in Independence, Buchanan Co., in 1855; in the Winter of 1868 they came to this county, and settled in this city.

MOSHER, JERRY, meat market, Commercial street; was born in Steuben Co., N. Y., May 5, 1827. Married Mary A. Sylvester May 3, 1848; she was born in Keene, N. A., Sept. 21, 1831. They emigrated to Rockford, Ill., in 1856,and came to this city in 1865, commencing his present business that year. Residence, East Side.

MOTT, DAMON, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Miller's Creek; born in Oswego Co., N. Y., Feb. 17, 1837. Married Lucy M. Dye in 1860; she was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., July 17, 1837. Came to this county in March, 1861, and on May 2, the same year, settled on his present estate, consisting of 640 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. Mr. M. is one of the heaviest stock raisers in the county. Addie E., their only child, was born March 29, 1865. Are members of the M. E. Church.

MOULTON, FREEMAN, farmer, Sec. 35; born in Canada in 1807. Married Louisa Ballard, widow of Erastus Burnham, who was born in Orange Co., Vt., in 1829, was married in 1851, and he died in 1869; they had three children - Leslie A., Silas E. and Marcus W. Mr. Burnham enlisted in Co. D, 24th I. v. I., Feb. 29, 1862, and served three years, and died from disease contracted from service to his country. In August, 1871, she married Freeman Moulton, and first settled in Tama Co. in 1851, where they remained until 1856, when ihey came to this county and settled on their present estate, valued at $45 per acre. Are members of the Free-Will Baptist Church.

MUELLER, JACOB, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Hudson; born in Switzerland Jan. 28, 1827; he emigrated to this country, and to Madison Co., Ill., in 1850; to Iowa and Dubuque in 1852; to Lincoln Tp., Sec. 15, in 1874; located on his own farm in 1876. He was married in 1847 to Miss Mary A. Schweingruber, from Switzerland; they had one child - John J.; his wife died in 1852; he was married again in 1855, to Miss Elizabeth Fern, from Dubuque; she is said to be the first white child born in the State; the date of her birth was March 19, 1836; they have had nine children, seven living - Mary a., William N., John R., Alfred C., Henry, Herman and Franklin. He has 360 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre. He has held the offices of School Director one year, and Road Supervisor one year. He is a miller by trade. In politics, he is a Democrat.

MULLARKY, ANDREW, deceased; born in the year 1820, in County Mayo, Ireland; came to the United States in 1830, with other members of the family; lived for a time in the States of Rhode Island, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin, from whence he removed to Illinois, where he was married,in1849, to Ellen Mullarky, and opened one of the first stores in Freeport; from there he removed to Iowa, in 1850, and located where now is the business center of Cedar Falls, then but a remove from a wilderness. He built and operated the first store building in the county, in the second story of which the county business was long conducted. He was accidentally drowned in the mill race on the evening of the 12th of December, 1863, leaving his wife Ellen and three children, named respectively, Owen Emmett, Lizzie Ellen and Kate Emeline, all of whom are now residing in Cedar Falls. Mr. M. was a man thoroughly imbued with the spirit of Western enterprise, of great force of character, possessed of wide and comprehensive views, and, with full confidence in the successful future of his adopted State, he directed all his energies to the end that Iowa should not be behind in the race for supremacy among the sisterhood of States. The now thriving city of Cedar Falls is largely indebted to his ability and untiring exertions in her behalf, for the proud position she occupies to-day. And it is the conviction of one and all that had he lived, many other and larger enterprises than are now occupying the attention of the people, would have been successfully inaugurated and vigorously prosecuted. Through his mercantile transactions, he amassed a competency. He held many local positions of trust and honor, in the Council, School Board, railroad and other corporations; was Postmaster for a number of years, but never sought prominence in official life. Kind and generous to the deserving, his early death was sincerely regretted by every one, for by by the exertions of his type of man are the resources of a new country fully developed.

MUNGER, E, A., firm of E. A. Munger & Co., wind-mills, iron pumps and fixtures, Second st.; resides in Cedar Falls; born Aug. 13, 1852, in Canada; in 1854, came to Beloit, Wis., with his parents, and in 1855, came to Cedar Falls, and commenced his present business in 1876. Married Charlotte Odell in 1872; she was born in 1853, in Michigan; had two children - lost Mabel in infancy, and Maud born July 17, 1875.

MUNGER, J. C., dealer in sewing machines, pianos and organs; was born in Dorchester, Canada West, May 16, 1842. Married Elizabeth A. Jenkins Jan. 16, 1867; she was born in Whitbey, C. W., July 30, 1841. Emigrated to Scott Co., Iowa, in 1851, and to this county in 1854, settling two miles west of this city; came to Waterloo in 1867, and commenced his present business in 1872; handles Haines Bros'. of New York, pianos, Mason & Hamlin's, Boston, organs, and the Domestic sewing machines from Newark, N. J.; keeps all kinds of sewing machine attachments, and genuine needles for all kinds of machines. Mrs. Munger is a dressmaker, and has followed the business all her life; she now employs five girls. Isaac E. is their only child.

MURRAY, JACOB A., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Waterloo; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $3,000; born in Fayette Co., Penn., Oct. 11, 1834, where he married Sarah Bauders May 3, 1857; she was born in Fayette Co., Penn., May 22, 1836; they emigrated from native county to this on Aug. 25, 1864,and settled on his present farm in the Fall of 1873. They are members of the German Baptist Church, and Mr. M. is one of the ordained Elders. Amzi, born Feb. 19, 1858; Naomi, May 19, 1860; Orpha, Aug. 1, 1870; Verna, April 12, 1872; Charlie, Nov. 18, 1874, are their children.

MYTHALER, FREDERICK, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Cedar Valley; born in Germany March 6, 1835; came to this country and Pennsylvania in 1853; to Ohio, to Black Hawk Co., in 1864; to his present farm same year. He was married Nov. 25, 1860, to Miss Matilda Foulk, from Perry Co., Penn.; born Oct. 23, 1830; they have five children - Minnie J., Emma L., George F., William E. and David F. He has 255 acres of land, valued at $7,000. Member of the Christian Church; politics, Republican.