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ville. Was born on the twenty-seventh day of September, 1842, in Athens county, Ohio. His father, A. G. Henderson, was a stone-cutter and contractor in that county, and was also engaged in the pursuits of agriculture. In 1854 Mr. A. G. Henderson came to Marion county. At the time of his demise, September 12, 1879, he was numbered among the stalwart and respected farmers of Knoxville township. The subject of this sketch was raised and received his education in Marion county. On the ninth day of August, 1862, enlisted in company I, Thirty-third Iowa infantry, participating in a number of the notable events of the Rebellion, among which were Helena, Arkansas, Spanish Fort and others. He was honorably discharged August 9, 1865. He married, November 15, 1866, Miss Harriet Welch, a native of Ashland county, Ohio. His estate consists of 135 acres; his home is pleasantly situated and indicates comfort and prosperity.
HONNOLD, Z. T.-County superintendent of schools. Was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, December 16, 1847, and lived there until ten years of age and then came with his parents to this county, and was raised on a farm. He received his education in the common schools and at Central University, and since finishing his education his time lias been divided between farming and teaching. In 1879 he was elected to his present position, and in which he has labored faithfully to raise the standard of schools throughout the county. He married Miss A. Masteller in 1876; she is a native of Knox county, Ohio.
HOPKINS, J. J.-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 21, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Orleans county, New York, April 23, 1832; is the son of Joseph W. and Abigal Hopkins. When quite young moved with his parents to Genesee county, where they resided until he attained his twelfth year, when they returned to Orleans county; was there raised to manhood, educated, and lived on the farm until 1852. In that year went to California and was engaged in mining until 1860. Returned to his native State, locating temporarily. Resided in different parts of the United States until August, 1862, when he enlisted at Hudson, Michigan, in the First Michigan battery of flying artillery. Rendezvoused with the Fifth Michigan cavalry, at Detroit, under Capt. J. J. Daniels. Their first engagement was Gettysburg; were with Sherman to the sea, participating in the battles of Peach Tree Creek, Kenesaw Mountain and Atlanta; was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Lived in various places until 1869, when he located in Marion county. His estate consists of eighty-five acres. In September, 1870, married Miss Edna Wheeler, a native of New York. They have four children: Cora E., Minnie M., Frankie L., Charles W. Lost two: Carrie A. and Bertha. Himself and family are members of the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church. DANIEL WHEELER, Sec 21, P. O. Knoxville. Born in Saratoga county, New York July 23, 1814. Came to Marion county in 1868.
HOSHAW, E. H.-Fariner and stock-raiser, Sec. 24, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Shelby county, Ohio, February 23, 1828; his parents were Henry and Elizabeth. They settled in Shelby county in 1813. The senior Hoshaw was a sergeant in the First Ohio regiment in the war of 1812. E. H. was raised to manhood and educated in Shelby, his early occupation being that of a farmer. In 1852 he emigrated to Tippecanoe county, Indiana, where he followed farming until 1855, when he came to Marion county, locating where he now resides. He married April 25, 1847, Miss Catharine Howser, a native of Ohio, daughter of Daniel and Tacy. By this union
they have nine children: Daniel, Samuel, Thomas Jefferson, Eli, Jacob, John Henry, Ulysses Grant, Ira and Elijah. Mr. Hoshaw came to the county on the twentieth of October and pitched his tent on his present homestead. The roughness of his initiation may be inferred from the fact that a severe snow-storm that night laid the frail structure to the ground and the next morning he was obliged to shovel the snow off in order to extricate his family. In 1860 he met with a serious misfortune, his residence and all the furnishings being entirely destroyed by fire. In 1862 he enlisted in company G, Fortieth Iowa volunteer infantry; was at Vicksburg, Saline River and numerous engagements; was honorably discharged at the expiration of his time. His farm consists of eighty acres. From disease contracted while in the service, he is incapacitated for the general duties of farming.
HUFFMAN, SAMUEL-Farmer, Sec. 17, P. O. Knoxville.
born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, February 19, 1813. When he was thirteen years of age his father died, leaving a family of nine children, of whom Samuel was the third. He remained at home assisting his mother in the management of the farm and caring for the family. Thus were the affairs of the family conducted till Samuel attained the age of thirty-two years, when his mother also died. After this Mr. H. still deeming it his duty to remain and see after the affairs of the estate, remained for two years, Miss Elsie Cool, a mute relative, keeping house for him. Miss Cool was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1806, and died May 4, 1870. During Mr. Huffman's stay on the homestead by industry and good management he acquired sufficient means, in addition to his portion of the estate, to enable him to purchase a farm of his own adjoining. Upon this he resided ten years. He came to Marion county in 1858; his death occured September 29, 1878. He marrried December 2, 1851, Susan A. Stucky, born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1828. They have a family of seven children: Anna E, Edward, Mary E., Willie S., Ira S., Jennie and Francis.
HUFFMAN, ANDREW-Farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Rockingham county, in the Shenandoah Valley, in Old Virginia, November 20, 1834. His parents were George and Anna, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Virginia. He was raised in his native county until he attained his fifteenth year, when he removed with his parents to Allen county, Ohio, where he resided until 1865, when he came to Marion county where he has since resided engaged principally in farming. He married, the autumn of 1865, Miss Anna Isabelle Schlidt, daughter of Henry and Hannah Schlidt. Mr. H. is a thoroughly schooled farmer and has identified himself with the county.
ACKSON, W. M.--One of the live business men of Marion county, is a native of Iowa. Was born in Lee county, on the twenty-seventh day of August, 1846, lived there until 1850, and then removed to Marion county. He was raised with a mercantile experience. During the late war he enlisted in the Seventeenth Iowa infantry, and afterward in the Third Towa cavalry, and served until the close of the war, and was mustered out at Atlanta, Georgia, August 19, 1865. After his return from the army, he went in the mining district of Colorado, where he had a large experience. For the past fifteen years he has been more or less engaged as an auctioneer and has a good reputation in this line. He continues the same in connection with a general stock of merchandise. He is a man of indomitable pluck, will.
and energies, a man not easily discouraged and one who overcomes all obstacles, and he is a good illustration of what a man of these qualities can accomplish by bending his energies in the right direction. He married Miss Emma Dawson, on the fourteenth day of November, 1872. She was born in Springfield, Illinois. They have two children: Frank and Ben.
JACKSON, JOHN F.--Farmer, Sec. 33, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Mahaska county, Iowa, February 3, 1858. Is the son of Henry N. and Margaret Jackson; the latter's maiden name was Canterberry, daughter of Isaac Canterberry, who was one of the first settlers in the State, and sold the greater portion of the site where the city of Burlington now stands for $35. John F. was raised to manhood, educated and resided in Mahaska county until 1877, when he removed to Marion county. On the thirtieth of June, 1878, Miss Mary Wilson became his wife, daughter of Thomas and Mary Wilson. Their union has been blessed by one son, Roy. His estate consists of 120 acres.
JAMES, J. T.-Coal operator. Was born in Belmont county, Ohio, March 15, 1845, and in 1854 accompanied his parents to Iowa. He has been raised in the coal trade and understands it in all its details and no one in the township has done more to develop the coal interest than Mr. James and in connection with his interest here he has large interests in Mahaska county. The quality of his coal is equal to any in the State and he is unable to supply the demand. Mr. James has contributed largely to the business interests of Knoxville, and has built up for himself an enviable reputation for honesty and fair dealing. He married Miss O. M. Reeves, November 10, 1876. She is a native of Ohio, born in Ashtabula county, and is the daughter of Judge Reeves, of Franklin county, one of the first white settlers. They have one daughter, Adda.
JENKINS, JOSHUA--Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 30, P. O Knoxville. This pioneer citizen is one of Marion county's stalwarts whose par value is 100 cents on the dollar anywhere within its boundary. Was born in Monongalia county, Virginia, December 12, 1822. His parents were Thomas and Staffer Ann, who were among the comparately carly settlers of that State. When Joshua was fourteen years of age, the family moved to Brown county, Indiana, where he was received the benefits of the common schools and was raised to manhood. On June 6, 1846 he tendered his services to his country--enlisting in the Mexican War; was at Buena Vista and minor engagements. Was honorably discharged June 24, 1847. On the twenty-eighth day of December, 1848, Miss Serene Elder, of Indiana, a native of Kentucky, became his wife. By this union they have had eleven children, eight of whom are living: Ann, Thomas, Nancy (wife of John Overton), Stephen, William, Joseph, Jarrett and Charlie. They lost three: Elizabeth, Elender and Louisa. Mr. Jenkins received in 1847 a land-warrant entitling him to 160 acres of land in any unoccupied government territory, given to every soldier that participated in the Mexican War. Thus equipped, on the sixteenth of May, 1848. he trod the soil where he now resides and located 160 acres and purchased 160 additional. After which he returned to Indiana, and on the ninth of May, 1849, accompanied by his wife, they took up their abode in what was destined to be their future home. His landed estate consists of 524 acres; his home and its appurtenances indicate comfort and prosperity; he has obtained his competency by energy, combined with the untiring industry of Mrs. Jenkins.
JENKINS, THOMAS Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 8, P. O. Knox
ville.__Was born in Morgan county, Indiana, June 17, 1825. His parents were Thomas and Tillethia Jenkins, who were among the early settlers of Morgan county. Thomas was there raised to manhood and received the benefits of the common schools. On the day he attained his majority, June 17, 1846, he enlisted in the Mexican War, in company A, Second Indiana volunteer infantry, under Capt. John Osborn. He participated in the battle of Buena Vista, ininor skirmishes, and was honorably discharged July 5, 1847. On the twentieth day of February, 1848, Miss Jane Kennedy, daughter of Elijah and Mary Kennedy, of Indiana, became his wife. Their union has been blessed by seven children: Laura (now Mrs. W. W. Pope), Olive (now Mrs. A. J. Kerr), Caurrella, Walter, Barton, Myron, Susia. Immediately after the Mexican War a bill was passed in Congress granting to each soldier a land-warrant for 160 acres on any unoccupied government territory. On the sixteenth of May, 1848, Mr. Jenkins and wife came to Marion county in the usual style of emigrants. With his warrant be entered the 160 where his residence now stands, and traded his team for the adjoining quarter section. His success in life, which is due to his untiring industry and indomitable energy, assisted by Mrs. Jenkins' careful and dutiful management, is a fair illustration of what can be accomplished where there is a will to execute. His landed estate consists of 335 acres. His orchard of 155 trees is in a thrifty condition. He makes a specialty of stock-raising and feeding. On the eleventh day of August, 1862, he enlisted in company G, Fortieth Iowa.volunteer infantry, partici pating in the battles of Mechanicsburg, Siege of Vicksburg, Saline, and others; was honorably discharged February 29, 1864. He is as Master Mason. Himself and family are mein bers of the Christian Church and are among its liberal patrons and supporters.
JOHNSTON, JOSEPH-Of the firm of Johnston & Frush, is one of the oldest and most successful merchants of Marion county. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, on twelfth day of July, 1821, and raised there. He learned the trade of shoe-maker in his youth, and followed it for many years. In 1850 he moved to Ohio and reinained there one year, and then came to Iowa and settled in Eddyville, and after s residence of two years in this place came to Marion county and settled in Knoxville in 1853. The first three years he followed his trade and then engaged in general merchandise and stock business, and for years the firm was one of the largest dealers in the county. He is a self-made inan. Commencing life in straightened circumstances, he has by his own indomitable will and energy made for himself a competency. He has always been a careful, prudent man, husbanding his resources, but liberal where necessity has made known her wants. He married Miss Louisa M. Carpenter in 1847. She was born in Greensburg, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. They have four children: Samuel C., Otis, Florence N. and Laura B.
JONES & DUFF-Butchers. Mr. Jones was born in Fulton county, Illinois, where he was raised to manhood, receiving the benefits of the common schools. He was engaged in various pursuits until 1874, when he embarked in the butcher business. His genial and affable demeanor has won him a host of friends, and he is well and popularly known throughout the county. L. G. DUFF was born in Toronto, Canada, November 9, 1837. When quite young he removed to Syracuse, New York, where he was principally raised, and learned the butcher business, of which he is a thorough master in all its branches. During the late war he enlisted in the Twelfth
New York volunteer infantry, serving three years. After his muster out he removed to Chicago; thence to Des Moines, and in 1874 came to Knoxville. In 1864, in Canada, he married Miss Jane Kirkwood, a native of that country. They have three children: Lichard, Cassie and Jennie. Mr. Duff is an ardent worker in the cause of temperance, and his efforts in this direction have not only been felt in the community, but throughout the county.
JONES, H. D.-Farmer, Sec. 23, P. (). Flagler. Was born in Wales in 1817. His father, John Jones, was an iron-finer. H. D. Jones, in early life, worked in the coal and iron mines, and has made mining his specialty to the present time. He came to America in 1857, and for a short time worked in the mines at Scranton, Pennsylvania, after which he came to Marion county. He was married previous to coming to this county to Miss Ann Davis, a native of Wales. They had a family of twelve children, six of whom are living: Katie, Seth, O., Willie, Ulysses Grant, Ann. His estate of 170 acres abounds with coal, the veins averaging five feet, both hard and soft. He is a thorough-bred collier, and what Mr. Jones does not know about coal mining is not worth knowing.
JORDAN, J. S.-Farmer, Sec. 28, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Holmes county, Ohio, February 18, 1828. His father, David, was an agriculturalist in that State. His mother, Mary Jordan, formerly McGlaughlan, was among the early settlers of Ohio. In 1852 came to Iowa, locating in Madison county, where they resided until 1853, when they came to Marion county. During the winter of 1852 the subject of this sketch taught school at Winterset. On the 24th day of August, 1854, Miss Margaret A. Welch, a resident of Marion county, became his wife. Their union has been blessed by twelve children, six of whom are living: David Welch, William Arthur, Mary Jane, Charles Edward, Bessie and Jessie. They lost six: John C., James I., and four died in infancy. Mr. Jordan, when the country was in danger, tended his services to the cause, but on account of disability and the company being full at the time, was obliged to retire from the contest. He is one of the pioneer teachers, and is identified with the educational interests of the county.
JORDON, FREDERICK-Farmer and stock-raiser, Secs. 7 and 8, P. O. Knoxville. Was born in Brunswick, Germany, November 9, 1826. He was there raised to manhood and educated and learned the cabinet-making trade. Having attained his majority in 1847 he bid adieu to the land of his birth to make his fortune in the much talked of America. He first located at Madison, Wisconsin, engaged in various pursuits, and resided eighteen months; thence removed to Ft. Madison, Iowa, which he made hie home until the autumn of 1852. At that time the gold fields of California attracted his attention, and for four and one-half years he was engaged in mining in that country. After returning to Iowa sojourned at Ft. Madison until 1860, when he located on his present estate in Marion county, which consists of 260 acres. His home is a model of taste; barns and outbuildings commodious and well adapted for his extensive stock-raising. All the appurtenances of his place are an indication of his familiarity with his business. He is the founder of his solidity, as he commenced in humble circumstances, and has gained a competency through his own exertions. In April, 1858, he married Miss Henrietta Brennaka, a native of Germany. They have a family of ten children living: Christena, George, August,