Muscatine County Biographical Sketches

M. BAILEY, banker, is a native of Ohio, born in 1835. In 1851, he moved to Iowa; while here he studied medicine, graduating from the medical department of the State University and Keokuk, in 1858, and located at Emporia, where he practiced, being the first physician in the place. He was surgeon of the First Regiment, Kansas Volunteers; he was surgeon of the Nineteenth in 1868, when the Indian expedition was organized. He had moved to Topeka in 1864, and practiced there until 1870, with Dr. Stormont, coming to Chanute in 1870, then called New Chicago, selecting a site for the bank on the corner of Fourth and High streets, and opened the banking house of M. Bailey & Co., in January, 1871. In 1873, he built the first brick dwelling-house in Neosho County. He married in 1864, Miss Jarboe, of Muscatine. They have four sons and one daughter.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Neosho Co. 

THOMAS L. DIXON was born in Jay, Maine, in 1849, where he lived until March, 1864, when he enlisted in Twelfth Maine Regiment, and served until close of war, being mustered out in summer of 1865. Returned to Maine, entering school. In February, 1866, removed to Mercer County, Ill., where he followed teaching until 1874, when he removed to Nebraska, settling at Pleasant Hill, at that time the county seat of Saline County; afterward removed to Crete, where he followed teaching and dealing in agricultural implements, etc. Was elected County  Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1877, serving four years. Married, in 1871, in  Muscatine, Iowa, to Mary A. McLaughlin. He is a member of Blue Lodge, A., F. & A.  M.

Source:  Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska, Saline County

WILLIAM DRUMHILLER, attorney at law, fire insurance and collecting agent,  first came to Logan, Kan., in the fall of 1878, and engaged in agriculture. He  has 160 acres of land deeded, 160 under pre-emption act, and 160 as a  timber claim, 120 acres of which is cultivated. He has served as Justice of the  Peace two years. He was born in Eaton City, Northampton County, Pa.,  November 4. 1832; was raised in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio; emigrated to Muscatine Iowa, January 1, 1855, where he followed merchandising until August, 1857, when he went to St. Joseph, Mo., and  engaged in the same business. He was there Judge of Police Courts two  years, City Assessor two years, and two years a Member of the School  Board, and ten years merchandising. Enlisted in September, 1861. in Co. B, Third Battalion, Missouri Reserves, and was promoted to Captain of the company. He re-enlisted February 24, as Captain of Co. A, Fifth Missouri Cavalry: promoted to Major, April 30, 1862. He re-enlisted August 1, 1874, as  Adjutant of the Forty-fourth Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and was  made Captain of Company B, same regiment. He participated in the battles of  Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., the siege of Mobile, Ala., and many skirmishes. He was mustered out September 1, 1865. He was married April 3, 1867, to  Miss E. T. Cowden, a native of Madison, Ind. He is a member of the Encampment Lodge I. O. O. F., Knights of Pythias, and Logan Post No. 177,  G. A. R.

Source: History of the State of Kansas by William G. Cutler, Town of Logan, Phillips Co.

H. P. FARNSWORTH, farmer, P. O. Unadilla, was born in Muscatine County, Iowa,     October 22, 1845, where he remained until 1864, then went to the University for a short time, then enlisted and served for four and a half months. When he came  home he engaged on his father's farm, where he worked in the summers and  taught school in the winters until March, 1869, when he came to Otoe County and bought 120 acres on the southeast quarter of Section 4, Town 8, Range 10, Russell Precinct. He has always taken an active interest in the welfare of the State of Nebraska, more especially the part where he lives. He was married in February, 1868, to Miss Helen Burdett, of Muscatine County, Iowa. They have three boys and  one girl. He is an active member of the Equitable Aid Union at Unadilla.

Source: The History of the State of Nebraska, 1882, Western Historical Company, A. T.
Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.; Otoe County, Town of Unadilla

JOHN M. FARNSWORTH, farmer, Unadilla, born in Muscatine County, Iowa, December 15, 1853, where he remained until the fall of 1875, when he went to Janesville, Wis., learning the telegraphing where he served seven months, then to Chicago, practicing the telegraphing under instructions until February, 1877, then to Vicksburg for a short time, then a general tramp, partly for health and partly for knowledge, and in July, 1878, arrived home and remained there until 1879. In January, 28, 1880, he was married to Miss Mattie C. Haines, who was born in Newton, Iowa, March 23, 1858, the third daughter of the Rev. Daniel Haines, a Baptist minister of twenty-four years' standing. Mr. F. has one child, born January 28, 1881, named Elmer Ross Farnsworth. Mr. F. is a member of the Knights of  Pythias, at Syracuse.

Source: The History of the State of Nebraska, 1882, Western Historical Company, A. T.
Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.; Otoe County, Town of Unadilla

JOHN A. GOODWILL, farmer, Section 10, P. O. Arizona, is a native of Stark County, Ohio. In June, 1857, he came to Omaha; worked in a brick yard about six months, then removed to Burt County, where he has since resided. He owns 358 acres of land, part homestead and part entered. Married, in 1871, Miss Mary Ray, of Muscatine, Iowa. Have five children, two sons and three daughters.

Source: The History of the State of Nebraska, 1882, Western Historical Company, A. T.
Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.; Burt Co. 

A. H. GREEN, attorney at law and land broker, was born in Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1841, son of G. J. and H. A. Green. He was educated in Jasper County, Ind., read law and was admitted to the bar in Indiana in 1870. Came to Kansas in 1871 and located at Winfield, and commenced the practice of his profession, which he followed for five years and then engaged in the real estate business. He responded to his country's call in 1861, and enlisted in Company G, Ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteers. His enlistment was for three months; during that service he was in the engagements of Phillipi, Laurel Hill and Cheet River. Was mustered out at the end of his term of service, and in October re-enlisted in Company K, Forty-eighth Indiana Volunteers. Was transferred to Company D, and commissioned Second Lieutenant and subsequently promoted to Captain, under which commission he served for three years; participated in the engagements of the siege and battle of Corinth, Luka, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, Black River, Mission Ridge, Bentonville and other battles of his command. He was aid-de-camp on Gen. William T. Clark's staff; was mustered out April 7, 1865. Was commissioned Brigadier General of the Kansas State Militia by Gov. St. John in 1879. Held  that position four years; was Postmaster at Atwood, Ind., for three years. He was married in 1865, to Miss Letha Crumbacker, daughter of Daniel and S. H. Crumbacker. Has had four children, three of whom survive - Annie, Jennie and Dolph Duff.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Cowley Co.

WILLIAM LUCAS, farmer, Section 12, P.O. Monmouth, was born in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1839. He was raised to agricultural pursuits and received a common school education. He farmed in Iowa until 1866; in the meantime was in the army two years. He went to Montana in 1866, and remained one season. He came to Kansas in the winter of 1866, and located on his present, which he has run as a grain and stock farm to the present time. He built a mill in 1867  which he operated for five years. He owns three farms--one of 160 acres, another of 90 acres, and one of 160 acres. He owns 60 acres of coal land on Brush Creek, Cherokee County; owns 160 acres of land in Woodson County, and town property in Cherokee and Columbus. He was County commissioner three years, and is a member of the Presbyterian Church; an Elder. He belongs to the A. O. U. W., G. A. R. and Good Templars. He was married to  Miss Abbie M. Dickinson, of Ohio, in 1865. They have six children living--Laura E., Arthur S., Samuel O., Abbie F., Emma V. and Nancy G.;deceased--George A., and Charles. Mrs. Lucas is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Lucas has interests in gold, silver and lead mines in Colorado.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Crawford Co. 

CYRUS C. LUNDY , dealer in groceries, boots and shoes, P. O. Villisca; Mr. Lundy was born April 3, 1844, in Highland County, Ohio. He moved with his parents to Muscatine, Iowa, in 1847, and there grew to manhood. August 7, 1862, he enlisted in company B, Thirty-fifth Iowa infantry volunteers, and served until August 7, 1865, having served three years to a day. This regiment took part in the battles of Jackson, Mississippi; siege of Vicksburg under Grant; and Red River, under A. J. Smith as far as Alexander. At Henderson Hill, twenty miles from Alexander, they took a four-gun battery and three hundred prisoners without firing a gun. Then in the battle at Pleasant Hill, Marksville, also in the Briar Patch fight near the mouth of Red River. They went north from there and took another battery between Vicksburg and Memphis Then to Tupelo, Mississippi, where they burnt a bridge and fought Forrest for two days. Then to Arkansas and followed Price on his last raid through Missouri, leaving him below Kansas City, and returned to Nashville, remaining there during the siege of that city. Then camped on the Tennessee river, living there six weeks on shelled corn; then to Fort Blakely. They were musterd out August 7, 1865. Mr. Lundy was never absent from his regiment when it moved except once. He was never wounded or taken prisoner. He was married to Emma Waterman, of Ashtabula County, Ohio. They have two children living: Frank W., born November 25, 1869; Luther T., January 22, 1878.

Source:  History of Montgomery County, Iowa; 1881, Douglas Township

J. E. MARSHALL, right-of-way commissioner for the St. L. Ft. S. & W. R. R., is a native of Virginia, and was born in Fairfield County, January 31, 1847. At an early age he removed to Muscatine, Iowa, where he was educated and reared. In 1862 he enlisted in the Thirty-fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, serving nearly three years in the capacity of First Deputy Sergeant. He was in the Department of the Tennessee on the Red River expedition, and participated in many prominent events of the war, locating in Alabama when the troubles were over, and was there identified as a cotton planter for several years. In May, 1878, he came to Kansas, and for a time was material agent for the A., T. & S. F. R. R., and later for the A. & P. For the past two years he has been connected with the St. L., Ft. S. & W. R. R., with headquarters at El Dorado.   He was married in Montgomery County, Ala., to Miss M. E. Caffey, of that city. They have four children - James E., William H., Maggie M., and Jennie P. Mr. Marshall is a K. T. Mason. He was elected Councilman in El Dorado in 1881 and 1882.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Butler Co

WILLIAM A.MCGREER, farmer, section 13, P. O. Red Oak; was born in Wayne County,
Indiana, January 15, 1827; when he was quite small his parents moved to Union County, Indiana; he remained there until the year 1860, when he removed to Muscatine County, Iowa, remaining there eleven years, engaging in the manufacture of pumps for about four years; after that time followed farming until the spring of 1872, when he removed to this county, locating near Hawthorn, and in 1873 bought his present farm. He was married October 25, 1860, to Miss Mary M. Smith, a native of Ohio; was married in Terre Haute, Indiana. They have seven children: Ella, Lizzie, Emma, Frank, Joseph, Mary and John. His farm of 160 acres of good land, is all under cultivation; is abundantly watered, has an orchard of three and one-half acres, together with a good variety of small fruits; has a good house and other buildings.

Source:  History of Montgomery County, Iowa; 1881

WEBB McNALL, editor and proprietor of the Gaylord Herald, was born in Randolph Cattaraugus County, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1848. He removed to Iowa in August, 1861, and from there to Gaylord, Smith County, Sept. 11, 1871. He took a homestead one mile northeast of Gaylord, and has since purchased enough land in the vicinity to give him a full section. Since his residence in Smith County he has served as Constable and Deputy Sheriff, and has not  been afraid or ashamed to work. As a consequence he is now a prosperous man.
In March, 1868, he married Miss Annie E. Humberger, of Muscatine, Iowa, by whom he has had two children, one of them now living. In 1876 he was chosen doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, and was re-elected in 1877. March 10, 1877, he was appointed on the Capitol police force at a salary of $1,100. Mr. McNall was admitted to practice in the district and inferior courts of Kansas in May, 1879. As a lawyer he has been very successful. His  friends claim that in several railroad cases he secured for his clients $4,000 more than even they hoped to secure. Whether as editor of the Herald, lawyer, insurance agent or farmer, Webb McNall always displays unbounded energy.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Town of Gaylord, Smith Co.

J. B. NESBITT, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Nelson, was born in Stark County, Ohio, in 1840, and was brought up on a farm until fourteen year of age, then emigrated to Iowa and located in Mahaska County. In 1861, enlisted in the Twelfth Illinois Infantry, serving three years; was then commissioned as First Lieutenant in the One Hundred and First United States Colored Regiment, serving for some time on the staff of Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, remaining in the service until January, 1866; then located at Muscatine, Iowa, working at carpentering, removing to Montgomery County in the fall of 1879, following his trade and teaching until 1873, then came to Nebraska and took a homestead on Section 24, Town 4, Range 7, Nuckolls County; then commenced work at his trade in company with J. M. Cook, working at the business about three years; put up a hotel, court house, store and other buildings in Nelson, the first season out here, earning enough in this way to improve his place some and put up a house; has 120 acres of his land improved, and has planted a nice little orchard of apple and peach trees, besides cherries, plums and other small fruits. Mr. Nesbitt was the first acting Superintendent of Public Instruction, serving two terms of two years each, and did some good work in getting the schools in good working order. There were nineteen school districts     when he came into office, which were increased by thirty-one when he went out.   Mr. Nesbitt really had the whole organization to do, and did it to the satisfaction of the people, and has also served as Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer at different  times. Was married, in 1868, at Muscatine, Iowa, to Miss E. W. Lee, of that place.  They have five children--Ely, Paul, Rose, Maud, and Charlie. He is a member of the G. A. R., and of the Baptist Church.

Source: The History of the State of Nebraska, 1882, Western Historical Company, A. T.
Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.; Nuckolls Co.

WILLIAM M. PARHAM, farmer, Section 9, P. O. Brighton, was born in the city of Philadelphia, in 1846, and when a boy went with his parents to Iowa, where his father J. C. Parham, engaged in farming, and subsequently removed to Muscatine, where he died June 8, 1878. The subject of this sketch learned the trade of horse collar maker and house painter, and removed to Kansas in the spring of 1878, locating upon his present farm. January 1, 1878, he married Miss Annie M. Eckel, of Schuylkill County, Pa., who has borne him four children, viz.: Harry C., born October 20, 1867; Edgar L., February 25, 1870; Charles F., June 4, 1873, and Frank E., August 7, 1875. Mr. Parham's farm of 160 acres, contains sixty acres in cultivation. His outbuildings are very large and commodious. He has every facility for the care of stock, in which he largely deals. Having excellent springs upon the premises. Has been clerk of the School Board of his district for the past five years, and is a member of the  A. O. U. W., and for three years was Postmaster of Helen office.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Afton Twp, Sedgwick Co.

R. M. PICKLER, County Attorney, came to Smith Centre winter of 1870, and opened a law office. Elected to his present office, fall of 1882. He was born in Davis County, Iowa, Feb. 23, 1856. Lived in that county until 1867, when parents, with family, moved to Kirksville, Mo., where he was educated. Began the study of law in 1876. He was editor of the Milan Republican, of Milan, Mo., three years, and studied law at the same time. He was a student in the law office of Hoffman, Pickler & Brown, of Muscatine, Iowa, some time. Was admitted to the bar of practice in spring of 1879, at the latter city, and began the practice of law there. He soon opened a law office at Milan, Mo., and practiced a few months, when he emigrated to Kansas. He is a member of  Western Star Lodge, No., 174, A., F. & A. M.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Smith Centre, Smith Co. 

G. W. PIERSON, farmer, P. O. Unadilla, Neb., was born in Sussex County N. Y., September 1, 1843, and removed from there to Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1848 where he lived until the breaking out of the Rebellion of 1861 when he enlisted in Company A, Seventh Iowa Infantry and served as a soldier during the war when he returned to his home in Muscatine County, Iowa. Was married in the fall of 1866 to Louisa, daughter of Alfred Purcell. Moved to Washington County, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming until the spring of 1872, when he moved to Otoe County, Neb., and bought the southwest quarter of Section 29, Town 8, Range 10, where he has since been engaged in farming and manufacturing sorghum molasses. He    has been Moderator on the School Board since 1873, was Road Supervisor in 1875 and 1876, is an active member of the I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. and also A., F. & A. M., all the above lodges held at Palmyra. Mr. and Mrs. P. have one son and three daughters.

Source: The History of the State of Nebraska, 1882, Western Historical Company, A. T.
Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.; Otoe County, Town of Unadilla

JOSEPH W. PINE, farmer, Section 4, P. O. Humboldt, was born in Frederick County, Va., in 1830. He learned the trade of blacksmith in Berkley County, and worked at it there until 1858, when he moved to Muscatine County, Iowa, where for ten years he carried on a blacksmith shop. In May, 1866, he came to Allen County, Kan., and located on his present farm. He has a finely improved place consisting of some 400 acres, on which there are good stone fences, fine orchards and residence. He also to some extent follows blacksmithing in connection with agricultural pursuits, and is a large raiser of cattle and hogs. Mr. Pine is one of the representative men of his township; he is a staunch Democrat and is President of the Old Settlers Association of his township.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Allen Co.

HENRY J. PIPPERT, Sheriff, was born in Cassel, Germany, in June, 1850.  His father and family emigrated to America in 1855, locating for a time in Muscatine, Iowa, and in 1867 removing to Willow Springs, Kan., where the elder Mr. Pippert now resides. The subject of this sketch located at Lawrence,  where he worked at his trade of harness-making, until 1871, when he came to Alma, and opened a large saddlery and harness-making establishment, upon Missouri street. Mr. Pippert carries several thousand dollars worth of stock and has several competent workmen constantly employed in the manufacture of harness. Besides his store and residence, Mr. Pippert owns other real estate (chiefly building lots) in town. November 12, 1874, he married Caroline, eldest daughter of John P. Gleich, Esq., of Alma, by whom he has had four  children, only one of whom, Helen Mary, born December 4, 1880, now
remains to him. Mr. Pippert has been Councilman for several years, was elected Mayor of Alma in April, 1880, and in 1881 was elected Sheriff of Wabaunsee County, in which position he has made a very efficient officer, proving quite a "terror" to evil-doers.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Wabaunsee Co.

CHARLES N. PRESTON , P. O. Villisca; born in Steuben County, New York, April 16, 1836, and was educated in the graded schools of that city; he removed to Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1858, and went into business at Atalissa, and continued in business there until the breaking out of the war; enlisted in the army in August, 1862 for three years; was at Vicksburg on the famous 22d of July, was detailed on special duty and so remained during the war; was mustered out at Muscatine on the second of August, 1865, and returned to his old home and resumed business. In 1870 he removed to Grinnell, Iowa, and went into business, and in 1871 came to Villisca, being one of the first merchants of the town, and to-day ranks as one of the most energetic business men of th eplace. He is one of the charter members, and first master of the lodge of A. O. U. W., and is present secretary and past master of the masonic lodge; he is also a member of the Presbyterian church. He was married to his present wife, Flora Robshaw, at Muscatine in 1869; by a former marriage has three children: George W.,aged twenty-one years; Willie and Willard, twins, aged nineteen, born on Washington's birthday; by his present wife has two children: Vida C., aged eight; the other, "baby," born in 1881.

Source:  History of Montgomery County, Iowa; 1881

JACOB REINHARDT, of the firm of Reinhardt & Son. dealer in general  merchandise, David City, came to Nebraska in 1869, and located in Lancaster County, in Centerville Precinct, on the old Mormon trail. Here he followed farming until 1877, when he moved to Butler County and located at David City, and went in partnership with J. C. Wunderlich in the meat market, which was the first in the town. This he ran in company with Mr. W., when he sold out and went in the general merchandise trade with F. W. Paddock, and continued with him until     January, 1880, when he sold out, and then in April, 1880 started up where he now is with his son John W. Jacob was born in Germany February 19, 1828. Emigrated to the United States in 1847. Was married at Muscatine, Iowa, to Miss Martha A.  Mark in June, 1850, who was also born in Germany, by whom he has seven  children, six sons and one daughter.

Source: The History of the State of Nebraska, 1882, Western Historical Company, A. T.
Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.; Butler Co. 

H. ROBERTS, Postmaster, at Chester P. O., and farmer, Section 23. This gentleman came to Kansas in 1863, settling in Sarcoxie Township, where he was identified as a farmer until 1869, when he located where he now resides.  In 1870 he was engaged in contracting in the southern part of the State, furnishing railroad ties. The autumn of that year was appointed Postmaster for the Chester office, which he has since held. He has also been Justice of the Peace two terms, and identified with the school interests of his district. During the war was in the State militia and participated in the Price Raid. Mr. R. is a native of New Hampshire, and was born in Strafford County, December 8, 1828; was there educated and reared. In 1856 emigrated to Muscatine County, Iowa, where he resided until coming to Kansas. He has been twice married, first to Miss S. J. Blaisdall, now deceased, of York County, Me. By this union had three children - Ida, Francicene, and Milton. His second wife was Mrs. Jane G. Good; her maiden name was Hill. By this marriage they have one daughter - Sarah. Mr. Roberts belongs to the Grange.

Source: History of the State of Kansas by William G. Cutler, Sarcoxie Twp, Jefferson Co

O. W. ROMIG, pioneer hardware store, is the senior partner of the firm of Romig & Sweet, and, in company with his brother, Me. D. S. Romig, now of Independence, Kan., built the first store in Fall River, in October, 1879, at a cost of $400. He is a native of Waterloo, N. Y., but when six years of age, his parents removed to Indiana, and in 1860 to Muscatine, Iowa, where he acquired his business education, and in which town he remained until locating in Kansas, except six years which he spent in San Francisco, Cal. He first settled in Charleston, this county, in April, 1879, and engaged in hardware business, but upon the formation of the Fall River Town Company, he was among the first to remove here as stated. January 1, 1881, Mr. Anson Sweet became associated with him as partner under the firm name of Romig & Sweet, and in 1883, they have built, almost contiguous to their old stand, a handsome stone store with iron front, at a cost of $1,700, and 24 x 60 feet  clear inside. In addition to their large and varied stock of general hardware, they have a full line of agricultural implements and machines, the stock being valued at $4,500 to $5,000, their annual sales being about $16,000 to $17,000.  Both buildings and stock are fully insured. Mr. Romig is a member of the I. O. O. F. and A. F. & A. M., and is one of the wide-awake young business men of Kansas.

Source: History of the State of Kansas by William G. Cutler, Greenwood Co.

AMOS G. THORNTON, farmer, section 10, P. O. Red Oak; was born in Canada, April 25, 1841. April 4, 1865, he removed to Detroit, Michigan, remaining there but a short  time; finally located at Muscatine, Iowa; there he followed farming until the year 1870, when he removed to this county, locating on his present farm. After four years he returned to Muscatine, remaining there about three years, when he returned to his farm in this county, where he has since lived. He was married March 31, 1869, to Margaret A. Rogers, also a native of Canada, and who at that time lived near Muscatine. They are the parents of three children: William A., born January 21, 1872; David W., born February 15, '74; Ida May, born March 8, '78. Mr. Thornton bought his farm when it was all wild land; he now has a farm of 160 acres of well improved land, a good farm-house, and a fine orchard of 130 apple trees, together with an abundance of other fruits, such as cherries, crabs, grapes, etc. His house and orchard are surrounded by a fine walnut grove. His farm is fenced on all sides with a good hedge fence.

Source:  History of Montgomery County, Iowa; 1881 

THEODORE VAN ALST, farmer and stock raiser, Section 31, Elkhorn Precinct, Douglas P. O., was born in Orange County, N. Y., in 1834, where he was identified with the farming industry. In 1855 he came West and located in Muscatine, Iowa, where he carried on a mercantile business for one year, and afterward moved to Davenport, and was identified there principally with grain and stock dealing until 1863, when he went to Montana and engaged in mining, which he prosecuted actively for nine years. After this he took up stock dealing promiscuously in the Western States and Territories until 1874, when he located here, and has very successfully carried on his present business since. In 1881 he married Miss Ida     May Marsh, who was born in Warren County, Pa., and reared in Lee County, Iowa.  Mr. Van Alst did public service in Iowa as Deputy U. S. Marshal for several years during his stay there. Since coming here he had been an active worker in the furtherance of all matters tending to promote the growth of the social development of his locality.

Source: The History of the State of Nebraska, 1882, Western Historical Company, A. T.
Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.;Douglas County 

AUGUSTUS L. YOUNG, a native of Iowa soil, entered life in Muscatine, March 12, 1856. At a year of age he moved with his parents to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where he remained until his sixteenth year, when he went to Fremont county, and thence to Malvern, Mills county, inSeptember 1879. He received his education in the common schools at Mt. Pleasant and other points where he lived prior to making his home in Mills county, and at Tabor college, while in Fremont county. Subsequently he was a graduate of the law department of the State University at Iowa City, and there admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts of Iowa, June, 1879. Thus equipped for the battle of life, he took to himself, November 25, 1880, Miss Allie E. Wilson, of Tabor, to aid and cheer him in his struggle for position, fortune and fame. Mr. Young is a member of the law firm of Young & Garrigus, of Malvern, formed in 1879.   He is a member of the Congregational church.

Source: The History of Mills County, Ia, 1881, Malvern Twp, p. 642 

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