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Biography of Henry T. Burns of Adel Township, Iowa

A half century has come and gone since Henry T. Burns became a resident of Dallas county. He arrived here in June, 1855, and for many years was one of the active farmers of Adel township. He is also numbered among the veterans of the Civil war and his long residence, his active and honorable business life, and his able service as a soldier well entitle him to representation in this volume. He was born in Elkhart county, Indiana, March 4, 1842. His father, Samuel Burns, was a native of Pennsylvania, and became an early settler of the Hoosier state, …

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Biography of Don A. Blanchard of Adel, Iowa

In the industrial and commercial circles of Adel, wherein the welfare and upbuilding of the city are largely promoted, Don A. Blanchard has been an important factor for forty years. Though no land is richer in opportunities or offers greater advantages than America success is not to be obtained through desire but must be persistently sought. In America “labor is king” and the man who resolutely sets to work to accomplish a purpose is certain of success if he has the qualities of perseverance, untiring energy and practical common sense. Mr. Blanchard is one whose career excites the admiration and …

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Biography of Nathaniel Allard of Lincoln Township, Iowa

Nathaniel Allard is the proprietor of the Walnut Grove Stock Farm, which embraces four hundred acres of well improved land situated near Perry, in Lincoln township, and dates his residence in this county from the year 1871. Mr. Allard was born in Morgan county, Ohio, July 29, 1845, a son of Daniel and Susanna (Swope) Allard, both of whom were likewise natives of the Buckeye state. From Ohio Mr. Allard removed to Henry county, Illinois, where he opened up and developed a farm and reared his family. He lost his first wife, after which he was married a second time …

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Biography of William Brown of Perry, Iowa

On the 2d of February, 1907, there occurred an event which was the occasion of deep sorrow in the village of Perry as well as the surrounding districts, for on that date William Brown, who had been an honored and respected citizen of the county for thirty-two years, departed this life. Mr. Brown had for many years been engaged in farming and gardening on a well improved tract of land adjoining the limits of Perry, having located thereon in 1875, and he was therefore widely and favorably known in this district. He was born near Morgantown, in Monongahela county, West …

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Biography of Colonel J. M. Griffith

Colonel J. M. Griffith, who was an important factor in developing the East Side, came from the East in the Fall of 1850, and, after looking over the field, concluded to invest. He rented a store on Second Street, paid one hundred dollars for rent in advance, to secure what he wanted, went away, returned the next Spring, took possession of the store, and began a general merchandise business. He evinced his characteristic public spirit by laying a sidewalk in front of the store lot, the first laid in the city. The town was rapidly becoming a trading-point. Settlers from …

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Hoyt Sherman

Biography of Hoyt Sherman

Few men have been better known at home and abroad than Hoyt Sherman. From the beginning to the end of his days he was loyal to the city of his adoption, and gave to it the full benefit of his business talent, excellent judgment, conservatism and wise counsel. He was a man for emergencies. Many times he was called to fiduciary posts, local, state and national, where integrity and fidelity were fully tested. Courteous, affable, social, he was very popular. He came to Des Moines from a printing office in Ohio, in May, 1848, and entered the office of Thomas …

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Mondamin Civil War Veterans

Barnes Post 103 Grand Army of the Republic was organized in Mondamin October 24, 1882 by seventeen charter members. The first officers were: C. H. Burrows, Commander; T. J. Powell, S.V.; W. B. Keith, J. V.; E. J. Hagerman, Surgeon; John H. Noyes, Q.M.; S. J. Linn, O.D.; and R. Morgriedge, O. G. The following names were given as members in the 1891 Harrison County History Book W. B. Keith, First Sgt., Company B, 35 Indiana Inf. L. H. Noyes, Pvt., Company A, 129th Ohio Inf. S. J. Linn, Sgt., Company F, 13 Penn. Cavalry Terrence McCabe, Pvt., Co. B, …

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Co H. 15th Regiment Iowa Infantry Regiment

Information from “History and Description of Harrison County” by G. F. Waterman The principal part of these soldiers were in Co. ‘H’ 15th Regiment Iowa Inf’ty volunteers, or Co. ‘C’ 29th Regiment Iowa Infantry volunteers.  Company ‘H’ was partly composed of men from this County, and partly from Pottawattamie and adjoining counties.  Company ‘C’ 29th Regiment, Iowa volunteers, was originally from this county.  Mr. H. C. Harsbbarger (and many others, whose names I have not got) enlisted in companies out of this county and State. Name Date Company Discharge/Other William H. Ennis 9 July 1861 Co. ‘B’ 4th Infantry Captured …

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Company “C” 29th Regiment Iowa Volunteers Infantry

Company “C” 29th Regiment Iowa Volunteers Infantry Company “C” 29th Regiment Iowa Volunteers Infantry All mustered out at New Orleans, Louisiana, 10 August 1865, except as shown in the column of remarks.  There were twenty-three other soldiers joined this Company from Co. “I” 19th Iowa Infantry.  Joined 12 July 1865, and were mustered out with Company.  Bios for several county soldiers Name: Wm. W. Fuller Enlisted: 13 Aug. 1862 Rank: Captain Remarks: Died 14 March 1863 of appoplexy, Greenwood, Miss. Name: Geo. S. Bacon Enlisted: 13 Aug. 1862 Rank: 1st. Lieut. Remarks: Promoted to Capt.14 Mar, 1863 Wounded, prisoner 30 …

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