KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS


Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska
Dodge County
Produced by Karen Elliott.



PART 1:

Location and Natural Features | Water Powers
Grain and Fruit Raising | Early History

PART 2: Early History of Fremont | A Reminiscence
PART 3:


Organization | Means of Communication
County Schools--County Poor
The County Agricultural Society

PART 4:

Fremont:   Corporate History | Schools | City Park
Churches

PART 5:


Fremont (cont.): The Press | Fire Department | Fires
The First and The Last Murder | Societies
Business of Fremont | Banks | Shed's Opera House

PART 6:

Fremont (cont.): Hotels | Board of Trade
Manufactories | Biographical Sketches

PART 7:
Fremont (cont.): Biographical Sketches (cont.)
PART 8:
Fremont (cont.): Biographical Sketches (cont.)
PART 9:
Fremont (cont.): Biographical Sketches (cont.)
PART 10:
Fremont (cont.): Biographical Sketches (cont.)
PART 11:

North Bend:  Early History | The North Bend of Today
Biographical Sketches

PART 12:
North Bend (cont.): Biographical Sketches (cont.)
PART 13:

Scribner:  Biographical Sketches
Pebble:  Biographical Sketches

PART 14:

Hooper:  Biographical Sketches
Cuming Precinct:   (Biographical Sketches)

PART 15:

Biographical Sketches:
Everett Precinct | Maple Precinct

PART 16:



Biographical Sketches:
Union Precinct | Webster Precinct | Elkhorn Precinct

List of Illustrations in Dodge County Chapter

PART 15


EVERETT PRECINCT.

ISAAC BANGHART, farmer, Section 28, P. O. Ridgeley, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, May 20, 1837. When he was an infant his parents moved to Millersburg, Holmes Co., Ohio. His father dying a few years after, his mother returned with her family to Jefferson County; when he was thirteen years old, he went to Wayne County, where he worked in a woolen goods manufactory, learning that business thoroughly. He afterward returned to Jefferson County, working in the machine shops at Steubenville for a time, and as locomotive engineer on what is now the Pittsburgh, Columbus & Cincinnati Railway until 1862, when he enlisted in Company G, Fifty-second Ohio Volunteers, serving two and one half years in the Army of the Cumberland. Was then discharged on account of disability, having been wounded near Atlanta, Ga., and losing his right arm. After his discharge he went to Defiance County, Ohio, residing there until 1868. In that year he came to Nebraska, locating at his present residence in Dodge County. He there married, in July 2, 1874, Miss Mary J. Cook, who was born in Illinois. They have one child--Alvin M. He has 160 acres, all in cultivation, except twenty acres in meadow, eight acres in timber and a fruit orchard of two acres. He is a strong Republican.

VAN BANGHART, farmer, Section 28, P. O. Ridgeley, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, December 25, 1835, living there until 1869. In the spring of 1861, he enlisted in the three-months' service, and after his discharge he enlisted in September of that year in Company G, Second Ohio Volunteers, serving over three years in the Army of the Cumberland. After his discharge, he returned to his home in Ohio. In the fall, went to Defiance County, Ohio, purchasing the farm on which he lived four years. He married in Warren County, Ohio, March 10, 1865, Miss Catherine A. Roat, native of that county. They have seven children living--Thomas, Ida, William, Lillie, Ann, Frank and John. He came to Nebraska in 1869, locating at his present residence. He has 160 acres, 125 acres in cultivation, the rest in grass land, twenty of which is in pasture under fence. Has seven acres in timber and a fruit orchard of 200 trees. He and his wife are members of the United Brethren Church. Mr. B. is a Republican. Held the office of Justice of the Peace of Webster Precinct before the formation of Everett.

JOHN P. EATON, farmer, Section 14, Town 18, Range 6 east, P. O. Mapleville; son of Peter and Elizabeth C. Eaton, was born in Barnstead, N. H., August 18, 1843; moved with his parents to Gilmanton, N. H., in 1844, living there until August, 1862, when the enlisted in Company B, Twelfth New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, serving with his regiment in the Army of the Potomac. Was in the battle of Gettysburg. In 1864, was commissioned First Lieutenant of the First United States Volunteer Infantry, and served in Virginia and on the frontier in Minnesota and Kansas. Was discharged in May, 1866, and returned to New Hampshire, but having caught a glimpse of the possibilities of the great West, was restless until the following year, 1867, when he again came West, locating in Dodge County, Neb. He has an excellent stock farm of 490 acres, well improved, a pleasant residence, with good, substantial outbuildings, also good residence for his hired help. He employs one man by the year, and always obtains one with a family. Finds it a better plan to furnish his help a house, garden spot, etc., than to board him at his own residence. Of his farm, 130 acres are under cultivation, twenty acres in forest trees from four to ten years old, and the remainder in grass land, of which 110 acres are under fence. He raises corn, wheat, oats, hogs and cattle. He is an ardent Republican; has held the office of County Commissioner, and was the first President of the Dodge County Agricultural Society. He married at Lee, New Hampshire, in September, 1868, Miss Francena J. Sawyer, daughter of Jefferson and Elizabeth Sawyer. They have one child--Gertrude F. Mrs. E. was born in Lee, N. H., November 4, 1845. Is a graduate of the State Normal School at Framingham, Mass. After graduating, was engaged in teaching in Charlestown and Westboro, Mass.

A. E. McCONNELL, farmer, Section 23, P. O. Pebble, is the son of William and Fidelia McConnell, and was born near Oberlin, in Lorain County, Ohio, January 18, 1850. When seventeen years old, he began clerking in Oberlin Post Office. Two years later, he came to Nebraska, and purchased 200 acres of land of his present farm, paying cash for a part, and getting the rest on credit. He then returned to his home in Ohio, and again engaged in clerking, which he followed three years. He then married at Penfield, Lorain County, Ohio, February 7, 1872, Miss Sadie McConnell, daughter of Sela and Sarah Ann McConnell. She is also a native of Lorain County, Ohio. They have three children--Willie, Eddie and Chauncy. Soon after his marriage, he moved to Nebraska, engaged in farming, which he has since followed, except one year, when he engaged in the lumber and grain business at Scribner. His farm, consisting of 240 acres, is finely situated for farming, and is all under cultivation, except five acres in timber of five years' growth. He has a good frame house, barn, and other buildings, and has the grounds around his house laid out in excellent taste and judgment, which causes his place to appear to good advantage. He has also other land for hay and meadow. Mr. McC. has made by his own efforts his property, and well deserves the success he has achieved.

JACOB MILLER, farmer, Section 10, P. O. Mapleville, is the son of George and Margaret Miller, and was born in Switzerland County, Ind., April 18, 1835. He lived there until fourteen years old, when his parents died. He then went to Fayette County, Ill., remaining about four years. He next went to Waverly, Morgan Co., where he learned the trade of blacksmith, afterward went to Fayette County, St. Louis, Burlington, Iowa and other places, working at his trade until the fall of 1861, when he enlisted in Company H, Thirty-third Illinois Volunteers, serving until December, 1865. He was regimental blacksmith. He came to Nebraska soon after the end of the war. He married at Fremont, Neb., October 1, 1868, Miss Emily E. Thomas, who died in May, 1874, leaving two children, one of whom, Floyd E. is living. In August, 1875, he married Mrs. Livona M. Harrington. They have two children--Iola M. and Bertie. Mr. M. is a Republican, and is now serving his third year as Justice of the Peace of Everett Precinct.

JERRY MITCHELL, farmer, Section 22, P. O. Hooper, was born in Union County, Penn., December 25, 1842, living there until the spring of 1877. He married in Snyder County, Penn., May 24, 1860, Miss Amelia H. Boyer, a native of that country. They have nine children--Clara Jane (who is married to John Warner, a farmer living on Maple Creek), Henry F., John W., Mary A., William J., Sarah A., Emma C., Charles G. and James E. He had a small farm in Pennsylvania, which he sold, and, in March, 1877, came to Nebraska, locating at present residence. He is one of the most extensive farmers in Dodge County. His farm consists of six hundred and forty acres, of which four hundred and twenty acres are in cultivation, forty acres in pasture under fence, and the rest grass land. He has heretofore dealt largely in live stock, keeping a good herd of cattle, and marketing nearly one hundred head of hogs annually. Mr. M. and his family are members of the Congregational Church. He is a Republican.

REV. JOHN MULLER, Catholic Priest, P. O. Scribner, was born near Tuves, Germany, April 15, 1854. He there received his early education in classic training, spending eight years in the preparatory department. In September, 1876, he came to America, locating at Milwaukee, Wis., where he took a four years' course in the Catholic Seminary. In June, 1880, he took orders, coming to Omaha soon after. He was first assigned to Exeter, Neb., as assistant priest, remaining five months. He was then appointed to his present charge at the Church of Immaculate Conception, in Everett Precinct, Dodge County, Neb. This parish, built in 1880-81, an excellent church building, which is nicely finished and furnished., with seating capacity of over three hundred. It has a membership of thirty families, comprising 200 adult members. Prior to the completion of the church, the parish had no resident priest, services being held monthly in the schoolhouse in the vicinity of the present building.

ASHLEY PARK, farmer, Section 6, P. O. Everett, was born in Will County, Ill., March 31, 1839. While he was an infant, his parents moved to Iowa, living in Clayton and Fayette Counties. In March, 1867, he came to Nebraska, locating at his present residence in Dodge County. He was married in that county October 18, 1868, to Miss Nettie Wilson, daughter of Ebenezer Wilson. She was born in Lorain County, Ohio. They have three children--Ettie, Frank and Bird. His farm, consisting of eighty acres, lies on the south side of Maple Creek. Sixty-five acres are in cultivation, the rest grass land, a portion being under fence. He has a small herd of cattle. He has devoted most of his attention to raising hogs, feeding upward of seventy head for market annually. He also raises some horses for market. He is a Democrat.

ALONZO PARRISH, farmer, Section 4, P. O. Ridgeley, was born August 1, 1844, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, living there until seven years old, when his parents moved to Keokuk, Iowa. In June, 1861, he enlisted in Company I, First Regiment Iowa Cavalry, serving as Sergeant until February, 1865, when he received his discharge. He then returned to his home in Iowa, living there until 1868, when he came to Nebraska, locating in Dodge County. He married in that county, March 12, 1872, Miss Elvira H. Mulloy. They have five children--Musette I., Maud L., Effie M., Raymond H. and Alice E. He has a good farm of 200 acres, forty acres of which are under cultivation, the rest grass and timber land. He raises a considerable number of live stock, keeping on hand twenty-five to thirty head of cattle, sixty head of hogs and eight head of horses. He is a member of the Masonic order. In politics he is a Republican.

WILLIAM PHILLIPS, farmer, Section 4, P. O. Maple Creek, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, May 29, 1855. When he was eleven years old, his parents moved to Woodford County, Ill., where he lived until the early part of 1878. He then moved to Nebraska, locating at his present residence in Dodge County. He has a fine farm consisting of 320 acres of land, 240 acres under cultivation, the rest grass and timber land. He has also good improvements. He keeps on hand twenty-five head of cattle, sixty to seventy head of hogs and eight head of horses. He farms quite extensively, raising corn, wheat and oats. He was married in Woodford County, Ill., February 8, 1877, to Miss Ellen Stumbaugh, who was born in Tazewell County, Ill. They have two children--Maud and Daisy. He is the son of John M. and Sarah Phillips. He is a Republican in politics; was elected Constable of Everett Precinct, holding that office one term.

MADISON ROBERTS, farmer, Section 28, P. O. Ridgeley, was born in Franklin County, N. Y., March 3, 1846, living there until twenty-one years old. He then came to Nebraska, living in Sarpy County until 1869, when he came to Everett, locating on his present farm in Dodge County. He was married in Dodge County, Neb., January 14, 1872, to Miss Caroline Pettigrew, who was born in Lee County, Iowa. He and his wife are members of the M. E. Church. In politics, he is a Republican. His farm, consisting of 240 acres, is well suited for raising grain of all kinds, being very productive--160 in cultivation. He is interested to some extent in live stock.

HORACE L. SILL, farmer, Section 10, Town 18, Range 7, P. O. Fremont, was born February 9, 1809, in Adams, Jefferson County, N. Y., remaining there until he was twenty-two years old, when he went to Cuyahoga County, Ohio. In September, 1832, he returned to Adams County, N. Y., and married Miss Mary W. Pettibone, a native of that place. She died September 24, 1878, leaving five children living--Ellen, who married Edward R. Clark; Marie Antoinette, who married Levi R. Matthews, one of the foremost farmers of Tazewell County, Ill.; Julius A., Charles W. and Dudley P. Mr. S. lived in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, until 1840, when he went to Racine County, Wis., living there four years. He then returned to Ohio, remaining a little over a year, when he moved to Illinois, residing in Tazewell County until 1876, when he moved to Nebraska, locating at his present residence. His farm, consisting of 160 acres is well improved, having all under cultivation, and a good house, barn, etc. He voted for Andrew Jackson for President, and was a Democrat, until 1853, when he became a Republican, being one of the organizers of that party in Tazewell County, Ill., and has been a firm advocate and supporter of that party since that time. He is a member of the Christian Church.

DUDLEY P. SILL, farmer, resides on Section 13, Town 18, Range 7, was born in Tazewell County, Ill., December 6, 1858. He was married in Fremont, Neb., in the fall of 1877, to Miss Verne French. They have one child--Frankie. He has a farm of 160 acres, of which 100 are under cultivation, the remainder being grass land. He has fine improvements, good frame house, etc.

WILLIAM SPRINGER, farmer, Section 10, P. O. Maple Creek, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1842, living there until 1868, when he came to Nebraska. He was in the army in the late rebellion four years. He enlisted in the fall of 1861, in Company F, Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteers, and, his term expiring, he re-enlisted in the same company at Woodville, Ala., serving till the end of the war. He was in the Army of the Tennessee, and was with Sherman in his march to the sea. After his discharge, he returned to his home in Ohio. In 1868, he came to Nebraska, and at Omaha in March of that year he married Miss Anna M. Endly, who is also a native of Columbiana County, Ohio. They have five children--Mary Louisa, Lewis J., Albert, Clarence and George. Mr. S. has a good farm, consisting of 160 acres, 120 acres under cultivation, fourteen acres grass land, and the balance in timber seven to eleven years old. His farm has also fair improvements, good frame house, barn etc. He deals also to some extent in live stock, keeping on hand a small number of cattle and about fifty head of hogs, and several head of horses.

THOMAS W. STREET, M. D., Section 28, P. O. Ridgeley, was born in Ross County, Ohio, January 16, 1826, living there until fifteen years old, when he left there and went to Rush County, Ind., remaining two years. He then returned home, remaining there about four years, He was married in Washington, Fayette County, Ohio, June 11, 1846, to Miss Martha Ann Morris, who is also a native of Ross County. They have five children living--George B., Montraville, Samuel, Mary and Minnie. After his marriage, he moved to Delaware County, Ind., remaining four years. He then went to Pike County, Ill., where he resided three years. He then removed to Indiana and began the study of medicine, at Mt. Pleasant, Jay County, under a preceptor; afterward moved to Missouri, where he took another course of two years. He has been practicing medicine the past twenty-six years, and is one of the best physicians in Dodge County. He afterward lived in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, until the spring of 1869, when he moved to Nebraska, locating at present residence in Dodge County. He has a large practice, to which he devotes almost his entire attention. He has a fine farm of 160 acres, 120 in cultivation, the rest grass land, twenty-five acres being in pasture, under fence. He has been a life-long Democrat, and is today one of the wheel-horses of the Democratic party.

JOHN TYM, farmer, Section 4, Town 18, Range 6, P. O. Ridgeley, was born in Knox County, Ohio, December 23, 1837, living there until 1868, when he came to Nebraska. In 1861, he enlisted in Company K, Thirty-second Ohio Volunteers, serving nearly two years in the Army of West Virginia. After his discharge, he returned to Knox County, Ohio, where he was married, September 22, 1863, to Miss Eliza C. Horn, who was also a native of that county. They have one child--Ulysses S. He has lived at his present residence in Dodge County, the past fourteen years. He has a farm of 200 acres lying in Maple Creek Valley, 120 acres being in cultivation, five acres in timber, three acres in orchard, consisting of apples and other fruits, and the rest in grass land under fence. He is interested in live stock, devoting most of his attention to raising and feeding hogs, marketing 100 head annually.

L. A. WARNER, farmer, resides on Section 2, Town 18, Range 7, P. O. Maple Creek, was born in Warren County, Ind., November 22, 1832. When he was about five years old, his parents moved to Vermillion County, Ind., remaining there about five years; they then moved to Knox County, Ill., where they lived about fifteen years. He was married in that county in 1853, to Miss Mahala McCoy, who was born in Indiana. They have four children living--John H., William E., R. E. and Mary Jane, now the wife of Franklin Watson, a farmer in Dodge County. He moved from Knox County, Ill., to Adair County, Mo., just before the war, living there about twelve years, when he came to Nebraska, locating in Dodge County, having taken a trip through Dakota. He resided three years near Nickerson, and then moved to his present residence, his farm consisting of 720 acres, located in Maple Creek Valley. It is one of the finest farms in Dodge County, and one of the most picturesque places in Nebraska. Over five hundred acres are under cultivation, the balance being timber and grass land. A part of the timber (sixty acres) is of native growth. He has over two thousand black walnut, and over three thousand soft maple trees, besides hickory and other kinds of forest trees. He has also a fine fruit orchard, consisting of apples, crabs, etc. and small fruit. He deals quite largely in live-stock, shipping two and three car loads of cattle, and a considerable number of hogs per year. He was among the first that shipped stock from his vicinity. He is a stanch Republican, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace of Maple Precinct about ten years.

JONAS WATSON, farmer, Section 14, P. O. Scribner, was born in Lancaster County, Penn., September 15, 1827, living there over thirty years engaged in farming. He there married, November 7, 1850, Miss Mary McLauchlin, who died January 1, 1858, leaving three children--John, Franklin and Andrew. He again married, September 27, 1859, Miss Barbara Sides, also a native of Lancaster County. They have nine children--Elizabeth, Anna Maria, Samuel Elsworth, Martin, Laura, Frederick, Emma, Kate and Benjamin. In 1858, he moved to Whiteside County, Ill., residing there until 1871, when he came to Nebraska, locating first in Saunders County, where he remained nearly two years. He then moved to Dodge County; has resided at present residence the past four years. During the first three years of his residence in Illinois, he worked at his trade of cooper; since that time has been engaged in farming. He has a good farm of 160 acres, 100 acres in cultivation, the rest grass land, one-half being in pasture under fence; has a herd of thirty-two head of cattle and fifty head of hogs. He has been engaged in the manufacture of sorghum molasses the past two years. He made, in 1881, sixty barrels for himself and neighbors, and expects to increase that amount, in 1882, to 150 barrels for himself alone. He has been a Republican since the organization of the party, and has always been an active and ardent supporter of its principles and candidates.

WILLIAM WRIGHT, son of Matthew and Maria Wright, was born in Brookville, Penn., November 1, 1853. He was married in November, 1877, to Miss Ella Putnam, daughter of Thomas W. and Lucretia Putnam. They have one child--Charlie. He resides on Section 3, Town 19, Range 6, in Dodge County, and during the past six years has been engaged in farming. Is at present interested with his father in their large farm and live stock.

MAPLE PRECINCT.

JOHN BODEWIG, farmer, Section, Section 26, P. O. Hooper, was born in Prussia, July 24, 1829. He was there married, December 1, 1854, to Miss Mary Shurff. They have four children--Jacob, Peter, Christ and Barbara. His family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Bodewig and his family emigrated to America in May, 1867, living in Sterling, Ill., until 1869, when they came to Nebraska, locating at present residence in Dodge County. His farm consists of 400 acres, of which 320 are under cultivation, the remainder being grass land. He has on his farm a fruit orchard of four acres. He has a good house and other buildings.

E. A. CONGER, farmer, Section 32, P. O. Hooper, was born in Monroe County, Ohio, February 4, 1828. When nineteen years old, he went to Owen County, Ind., remaining about five years. He then returned to Monroe County, where, in December, 1852, he married Sivilla Ruble, who was born in Belmont County, Ohio. They have six children living--Levina, Isaac S., Margaret, the wife of David Coulter, a farmer, of Dodge County; Lydia Ann, who married George Craig; Albert and Alice. He lived in Monroe County, Ill., until 1860, engaged in running a saw-mill. He then moved to Mason County, W. Va., where he farmed until the next December. He then moved to Edgar County, Ill., engaging in farming. He then enlisted, in the spring of 1865, in Company C, One Hundred and Fiftieth Illinois Volunteers, serving until February, 1866, in the Army of the Cumberland, doing guard duty after the close of the war until discharged. He moved to Nebraska in the fall of 1866, locating in Dodge County; has resided at present residence the past fourteen years; has eighty acres in his farm, forty acres in cultivation, twenty-two acres in pasture under fence and the rest in tame grass. He has a small herd of cattle, but devotes most of his attention to training horses.

MICHAEL HERMAN, farmer, Section 11, Town 18, Range 8, P. O. Nickerson, Dodge County, Neb., was born in Germany in 1824. He emigrated to America in 1852, living three years in Pennsylvania. He then went to Franklin County, Wis., where he lived about three years. He was there married in 1857, to Miss Rosa Adelman, who was born in Germany in 1827, and came to America in 1853. They have three children--George, Henry and Lizzie. In 1859, he came to Nebraska, locating near the present site of Nickerson, and living there eleven years. At the end of that time, he moved to his present residence. He has a large farm of 400 acres, 150 acres in cultivation, the rest grass and timber land. He is largely interested in live-stock, having nearly one hundred head of cattle besides stock of other kinds. When he arrived in the county, he had only 15 cents and a yoke of oxen, the wagon he was using belonging to a young man who came with him. He arrived at the time of the Pawnee war, and was summoned to pursue the Indians. The owner of the wagon then, becoming frightened, obtained another team, and, taking the wagon, turned back and left Mr. Herman and his family on the prairie, without shelter or conveyance. He managed to reach his destination, enduring many privations during that and succeeding years. Now he is one of Dodge County's most opulent and respected farmers.

SAMUEL KREADER, farmer, residence on Section 27, Town 19, Range 8, P. O. Hooper, was born June 8, 1825, in Bucks County, Penn., living there until he was nine years old, when his parents moved to Kalamazoo County, Mich., in 1834, living there until 1871, when he moved to Nebraska. While in Michigan, he followed farming for a time. For eight years, he worked at the carpenter and joiner's trade. He built a steam saw-mill, which he operated for several years. He learned the blacksmith business while in Kalamazoo County, Mich., and followed that business exclusively for two years after coming to Nebraska. He still continues the business in connection with his farming interests. He has 160 acres in his home farm, which is well improved, thirty acres being in pasture. He has a good frame dwelling, barn, grain and other out-buildings. He has also 120 acres adjoining, eighty acres being under cultivation. He employs three hands and nine head of horses on his farm. He was married in Portage Township, Kalamazoo Co., Mich., September 5, 1847, to Miss Maria Knapp, who was born in Orange County, Vt. They have six children living--Ledren R., John, Orin, Edith, Elmer and Delmer. Mr. Kreader is a member of Hooper Lodge, No. 72, A., F. & A. M., at Hooper.

HORATIO A. MULLIKEN, farmer, Section 19, Town 18, Range 9, P. O. Fremont. He is the son of John W. and Sarah Jane Mulliken, and was born October 27, 1842, in Boston, Mass., living there until the spring of 1861, when he came to Nebraska. For several years he lived in Douglas County, eight miles from Omaha, engaged in sheep-raising. He has resided in Dodge County the past fourteen years. He was married in Dodge County, Neb., Dec. 8, 1874, to Miss Hannah S. Russell, daughter of Ira and Deborah Russell. She was born in Indiana. They have three children--Ruth, Clara and Augusta. He has a fine farm of 480 acres on the line of the S. C. & P. R. R., between Fremont and Nickerson. Two hundred and twenty acres are under cultivation, the balance being meadow and pasture land. He has been in the stock business the last six years, and keeps on hand about seventy head of cattle and 100 head of hogs. He has also several head of horses. His live-stock business aggregates $2,500 per year.

PHILIP S. RINE, farmer, resides on Section 2, Town 18, Range 8, P. O. Nickerson. He is the son of John M. and Mary Ann Rine, and is of German descent. He came to Dodge County, Neb., in the spring of 1874. He was married in Dodge County in October, 1875, to Miss Laura Worminghous, daughter of F. W. and Adolphine Worminghous. She was born in Michigan. They have two children--John and Birdie. He has a fine farm of 360 acres under cultivation, and 240 acres in pasture, under fence. He has also 160 acres in Section 34, in Town 19, Range 8, all under cultivation, and 160 acres on Section 3, Town 18, Range 8, hay land. He has an excellent two-story frame house, barn, granary, etc. He is well prepared for handling live stock, in which he deals largely, keeping on hand a herd of 250 head of cattle, feeding about one-fourth of that number for market annually. He handles from $8,000 to $10,000 worth of live stock, sending to market one-half of that amount per year. He is a Democrat in politics.

SAMUEL M. ROUSH, farmer, Section 32, P. O. Hooper, was born in Adams County, Ohio, July 7, 1832, living there until eighteen years old. He then went to Tippecanoe County, Ind., where he remained five years. He was there married, March 12, 1852, to Miss Catherine Jane Shoemaker, who was born in that county. They have eight children living--Mary Ann, Eliza Jane, Cassandra, John I., William, Lydia, James and Eva. From Indiana he moved to Champaign County, Ill., residing there nine years. He then enlisted in the One-Hundred-Day service in 1862, in Company F, Seventy-first Illinois Volunteers. At the expiration of his time he was discharged and returned home. In 1866, he came to Nebraska, locating at his present residence in Dodge County. He has a good farm of 264 acres, 200 acres in cultivation, the rest grass land. He also farms 200 acres owned by other parties, giving most of his attention to raising grain, though he raises some live stock.

HON. JULIUS A. SILL, farmer, Section 11, Town 18, Range 7, P. O. Fremont, is the son of Horace L. and Mary W. Sill, was born in Tazewell County, Ill., December 25, 1847, living there until 1875, when he came to Nebraska. He was married at Fremont, Neb., in December, 1876, to Miss Frankie French, who was born in Buchanan County, Iowa. They have one child--Rush. Mr. S. is a Republican, and, at the present, represents the Forty-third District in the Nebraska State Legislature. He is a member of Centennial Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F., at Fremont. His farm consists of 260 acres; is finely located on the table-land between the Platte and Maple Creek Valleys, and is all under cultivation. It is well improved; has good house, barn, etc.

CHARLES W. SILL, farmer, resides on Section 11, Town 18, Range 7; is a brother on Hon. Julius A. Sill, and was born in Tazewell County, Ill., in 1849, living there until he and his brother came to Nebraska. He was married in Dodge County, Neb., in October, 1876, to Miss Hattie Sweet, daughter of William H. and Narcissa F. Sweet, of Dodge County. They have three children--Horace L., Inez and Charles Sidney. He is also a Republican. He is a member of Centennial Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F. He has a farm of 260 acres, all under cultivation, except twenty acres of grass land. He has good buildings, frame house, barn, etc.

WILLIAM H. SWEET, farmer, resides on Section 4, Town 18, Range 8, P. O. Maple Creek, is the son of William H. and Eliza E. Sweet, was born in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., July 27, 1832. His parents moved to Ashtabula County, Ohio, when he was small; when they went to Williamston, Mass., where he lived until he was twenty-four years old. He was married, August 23, 1856, to Miss Narcissa Fidelia, daughter of Lysander and Clarissa Kieth. She was born in North Adams, Mass. They have nine children--Hattie, the wife of C. W. Sill; Emma, Addie, Alice, Willie, Carrie, Jessie, Della and Gertie. Soon after his marriage, he and his wife moved to Peoria County, Ill., where he was engaged in farming about eight years. He then returned to Massachusetts, remaining one year. He then moved to Iowa, where he resided two years. He then came to Nebraska, locating in Dodge County, where he has since resided. He has lived at his present residence about fourteen years. He has a fine farm, consisting of 360 acres on Maple Creek, nine miles from Fremont, and about four miles from Hooper; 250 acres are in cultivation, the remainder being timber and grass land. He raises 5,000 to 7,000 bushels of corn per year, it being his chief crop, though he raises other grain, such as wheat, oats and millet. He has been dealing in live stock about three years; has at present about one hundred head of cattle; has also raised a considerable number of hogs, feeding and sending to market about one hundred and twenty-five head yearly.

G. W. WALCOTT, farmer, Section 26, Town 19, Range 8, P. O. Hooper, was born in 1835, in Trumbull County, Ohio, living there until 1857, when he came to Nebraska. He lived at Bellevue, Dodge County, several years. About seventeen years ago, he moved to his present residence. He has a large farm of 400 acres, which is well improved, 150 acres being under cultivation, and the balance being meadow pasture and timber land; has a good frame house, barn, etc. He keeps on hand about fifty head of cattle, feeding one-fourth of that number for market each year, besides a considerable number of hogs. He also raises some horses, selling several head annually. He enlisted in Company A, Second Nebraska Cavalry, serving about one year as Sergeant. In January, 1862, he married Miss Betsy J. Baker, daughter of Levi and Ruth Baker. She was born in Maine. They have one child--Harland.




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