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Brown County Biographies
Bios From the 1901 Brown County World


George W. Cashman was born in Brown county, August 25, 1873, on the old home place near Comet, where his father, J. F. Cashman, ex-sheriff, still resides. He was married on Sept. 3, 1895, to Miss Maude Peterson and their union has be blessed by one son. He lives 1/2 mile south of Powhatan where he has a farm of 140 acres.


Charles Dannenberg is a thrifty farmer who resides with his family on his excellent 120 acre farm out the lane west, 3 3/4 miles from Hiawatha. He was born in Germany on Jan. 6, 1846, and was married to Clara Fridell, of Boston, on March 15, 1874. The had eight children, four boys and four girls. One girl died in 1881. The mother died in 1884. Mr. Dannenberg has resided in Brown county 31 years. He had lived 12 years in Canada and two years in Missouri before coming here. He is a member of the Lutheran church and in politics a Populist.

Above is a picture of his farm home. Mr. Dannenberg is a good farmer and a model citizen, is well fixed and likes Brown county.


Henry A. McCauley has a fine home on Iowa street just east of the Central school house. He was born in Seneca county, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1853. When 15 years old he migrated to Brown county with his parents, locating 10 miles east of Hiawatha. He moved to Hiawatha some two years ago. He was raised on the farm and is a hard worker.


J. L. Parks was born in Jackson county, Kansas, Sep. 2, 1866 and lived there until 1874 when he moved to old Eureka, Kansas, and from there to Claytonville, Brown county, Kansas, in 1881. Having learned the carpenter trade under his father, he worked at that traide for a number of years. When his father died in 1882, he took hold and tended the farm. He was married in 1889 to Alice Snooks and they have two little girls. He has run self binders for 16 years and been with threshing machines for nine falls, and has a wide experience with machinery and is capable of running engines. He was elected to the office of road overseer in Mission township for a number of years and is a straight Republican.

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