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to Licking county, Ohio, where he finished his education at Granville Academy. He started for California, but stopped in Oregon, where in the fall of 1853, he engaged in Indian skimishes, under General James Lane: and where, during the winter of 1854-55, he was engrossing and enrolling clerk in the Territorial Legislature, the preceding summer having bee occupied in surveying government lands, under Colonel Ford. During the summer, fall and winter of 1855 he was again engaged in the Indian wr In the spring of 1856 he went to California and engaged in gold mining with moderate success, until the following October, when he returned ini steamer by way of the Isthinus of Nicaragua to his family, who had moved to the present site of Otley. He platted a portion of Otley, and was the means of securing its location at this point. In 1860, with others, he took a trip to Pike's Peak, and returned the following fall and engaged in teaching until the spring of 1861, when he went to farming. In June, 1861, b enlisted in the Jasper Grays, of Jasper county, which afterward becam company B, of the Fifth Iowa volunteer infantry. Serving two months more than the time of his enlistment he received his honorable discharge it August, 1864. He opened one of the first coal mines of this township Mr. Hammond married, May 5, 1851, Annie Baldwin, who was bor November 19, 1829. His children are Llewellyn B., and John Berry (dead). Mr. Hammond was the first notary public in the township, receiv ing his appointment from Governor Stone.
HENDERSHOT, I. B.-Dealer in grain and live stock, Otley. Was bor in Greene county, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1834. His youth was spent or a farm and his education received in the common schools. In 1865 he be came a citizen of Marion county, and on arriving at his newly adopted home, engaged in agricultural pursuits. He dealt largely in young stock until 1868, when he moved to Otley, and since that time has beer engaged in the grain and live stock trade. His elevator has all the moder appliances to facilitate business. Mr. Hendershot was married Februar 28, 1866, to Miss M. E. Harp, a native of Marion county. By this union they have four children: Laura, E., Charles L, Clara B., and Ethel. Los one, a twin of Charles L
HONNOLD, WILLIAM S.--Farmer, Sec. 9, P. O. Otley. Is of GermanEnglish extraction, and was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, April 12, 1833. Was there raised and educated, and served an apprenticeship of three years in New Philadelphia, as a printer. Came to this county and entered land in December, 1855, but did not settle until the spring of 185 During the next winter, in company with S. U. Hammond, he revived the Pella Gazette, but in March, 1860, he abandoned that enterprise and moved to Knoxville, where he became associated with Wm. Horner in the publication of the Knoxville Journal. This was continued until the fa of 161, when they sold out, Mr. Horner entering the army. Mr. Honnol worked in Cincinnati, Chicago and other places until the fall of 1864, when he entered company I, Sixty-seventh Ohio volunteers, and went in front of Richmond, where they wintered. The company participated in the capture of Petersburg, and also of Lee at Appomattox Court-house. Was honorably discharged at Richmond, June 24, 1865. Worked at his trade in Chicago until the fall of 1867, when he returned to this township. He owns 12 acres of land well improved. Mr. Honnold was married in Ohio, November 11, 1858, to Martha C. Timmerman, of German ancestry, born November 19, 1836, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio. She died April 30, 1878, leaving
three children: William H. (died August 13, 1860), Claude Edgar (died September 27, 1878) and Forrest Belle. This young lady is keeping house for him, she having had the care of the household since the death of her mother.
ARNAGIN, H. A.-Farmer, Sec. 4, P. O. Otley.
Was born in High
native county, remaining there until the fall of 1855. Then moved to Warren county, Illinois, where he remained one year; thence to Marion county, Iowa. In August, 1862, he enlisted in company H, Fortieth Iowa, for three years and was discharged in August, 1865. Was married to Miss Elizabeth Washburn, of Highland county, Ohio, December 30, 1852. She was born. November 20, 1820. They have had nine children, seven of whom are living: John W., Mary F., Henry A., Sarah M., Nora T., Jasper S. and Oakley H. Mr. J. and family are members of the M. E. Church.
JOHNSTON, CAPT. G. W.-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 15, P. O. Otley. Was born in Brownsville, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1832. He was raised and educated in his native town and was engaged in the mercantile business until he attained the age of twenty-one, when he engaged as clerk on a steamer, of which he was soon captain, holding the position until 1868. He drifted westward, locating in Marion county. He engaged in the raising of stock and tilling the soil, and is numbered with the most popular and enterprising men of the county. Miss Mary J. Ewing, of Columbiana county, Ohio, became his wife September 30, 1862. She was born March 19, 1837. Six children were the fruit of their union: John O., George A., William E., Mabel B., Mary J. and Thomas C.
JOHNSON, JACOB-Farmer, Sec. 10, P. O. Otley. Was born in Ashland county, Ohio, December 29, 1827. He lived in his native county until February, 1864, when he moved to Iowa and located in Marion county, where he has been since that time, engaged in agricultural pursuits. Was married to Miss Elizabeth McClellen, of Ohio, June 1, 1862.
They have five children living: David, Mary E., Ellis E., Jacob M. and Arminda M. They have lost two.
ARR, JOHN MARION--Otley, where he keeps the only first-class hotel in the city. His grandfather was born and raised in Ireland, and in early manhood came to America, and settled in Pennsylvania, where he married Miss Hannah Peas, a lady of American parentage. Their son, George W., was born in Pennsylvania, in 1812. He was a farmer and married Eliza Dickey, a lady of American birth, who bore him ten children, one of whom was John, who was born September 9, 1837, in Bartholomew county, Indiana. When ten years old his father emigrated to this county, landing at Red Rock, in September, 1847. Here he was raised on a farm and educated. The father entered 180 acres of land, upon which the family settled and have lived ever since. He enlisted in company H, of the Fortieth Iowa volunteers, August 16, 1862. He participated in the siege of Vicksburg and all skirmishes in the war-record of that company. He received his honorable discharge August 26, 1865, and returned home and recommenced farming. In 1871 he bought a saw-ihill and ran it successfully for nine years. He sold his mill November 1, 1880, and bought the hotel at Otley, of which he took possession the twentieth of the same month and where he is now keeping a good house. He married January 14, 1866, Emiliza Moon, who was born February 13, 1847, in Kentucky. They have three children: William, Nellie and Minnie. Mr. Karr, an honest, frugal
and industrious gentleman, owns besides the hotel in Otley, about twe thousand dollars in personal property.
OLETTE, LUBBERTUS-Of the firm Plette & Papma, dealers in gen eral merchandise. Is a native of the Netherlands, and was born September 26, 1850. Came to America in 1857, locating at Pella, where he was raised, and followed farming until February, 1880. Then he entered into his present business. He is a man of sterling business qualifications, and one well respected by the community. He was married to Miss Hendrika Klein, October 5, 1869. She is a native of Marion county, but o Holland extraction, born March 12, 1851. They have five children living Edward, Katie, Bauchie, Lennis and Garrett. Have lost one.
PLOEG, R. VAN DER-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 16, P. O. Otley. Is a native of the Netherlands and was born December 5, 1837. He came to America in 1857, locating in Marion county, Iowa, and engaged in farming and raising stock. He came to the county in very meager cir cumstances, and his success can be inferred from the fact that he now OWD 605 acres of land which will compare with any of the county. He was first married to Miss Hannah P. Vandid, of the Netherlands, September 15, 1864. By this union they had two children: Mary C. and Delia. He married Miss Pechey Terpestra, his present wife, April 21, 1872. They have four children: Annie, P., Charles L. and Phelina P.
PRICE, F. P.-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 27, P. O. Otley. Is a na tive of Marion county, Iowa, and a son of James Price, one of the pioneers of the county, and now a resident of Michigan, where he is engaged in agricultural pursuits. His landed estate in Michigan consists of 160 acres, and in Iowa 583. The subject of this sketch was born October 3, 1853, and was raised and educated in his native county. In the spring of 1872 he had ar attraction for the mountainous country, and spent four years in Idaho, Arizona, Utah and Nevada, most of the time in Utah and Nevada. In 1876 he returned to his home in Marion county. He was married to Mary E Phillips, of Terre Haute, Indiana, April 24, 1880. She was born December 25, 1861.
RIBBLE, JOHN-Farmer, Sec. 34, P. O. Otley. Was born in Mont
gomery county, West Virginia, March 6, 1821, and when about nine years of age, he, with his parents, moved to Delaware county, Indiana. There he was raised on the farm, and remained till 1851, when he moved to Iowa and settled in Warren county for the winter. He located in Marion county the following spring, and since that time has been engaged in till ing the soil. His farm consists of 160 acres well improved. Was married to Miss Rufina Guthrie, of Montgomery county, West Virginia, May 18. 1843. She was born February 10, 1826. They have one child, John N. (born May 9, 1844). Lost one.
RICHARDS, CAPT. NATHAN-Farmer, Sec. 29, P. O. Otley. Was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, August 20, 1827. When three years of age he moved with his paaents to Seneca county, where he was raised and educated. Was there engaged in agricultural pursuits. In June, 1846. he enlisted in the Mexican War, company F, Third Ohio. Was mustered out in June, 1847, returned to Ohio and learned the carpenter and millwright trades. In the spring of 1850 he moved to Marion county, Iowa, where he was engaged at his trade until August 10, 1862, when he enlisted in company H, Forty-third Iowa. Was mustered in as captain, November 15, 1862, discharging his duties until March 20, 1864, when he was dis
charged by his own request on account of impaired health, and returned to Marion county. His landed estate consists of 119 acres. Has been twice married; first, to Miss Patience M. Rea, of New Jersey, November 18, 1851. She died November 27, 1854. Had one child, Lucretia. His second marriage was to Miss Mary J. Harsin, of Indiana, December 11, 1856. She died June 18, 1871, leaving five children: Bell, Elsie, John G., Patience M. and Daniel G. Lost two.
ROBERTS, S. S.-Farmer, Sec. 28, P. O. Otley. Is a native of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, and was born in Harrisburg, October 9, 1808. remained in his native county until the age of ten years, when with his parents, he moved to Richland county, Ohio, where he remained until about twenty-two years of age. Then went to Huron county, Ohio, where at the age of twenty-one, he apprenticed himself to the carpenter trade, and in a few years, in connection with this trade he learned the mill-wright trade which he followed for a number of years, in various places. When about twenty-eight years of age, he went to St. Louis where he purchased a patent on a mill wheel, and after canvassing the greater portion of Missouri in the interests of this enterprise, he returned to Huron county, Ohio, about 1842. The fall of 1846 found him a citizen of Marion county, Iowa, being one of the pioneers. He has been twice marrried; first, to Miss Elizabeth Conrod, a native of Middletown, Pennsylvania, February 1, 1844. She was born August 3, 1820, and died December 20, 1849. Had three children: J., Geo. and Chas. Lost two. Miss Nancy M. Donnel, of Seneca, Ohio, became his second wife, September 22, 1850. She was born February 12, 1829. They had ten children, eight of whom are living: Orren, Sabina, Eva, Millie, Mary E., Sarah, Elsie and Maggie. Mr. and Mrs. R. are members of the Congregational Church. Mr. R. is also a member of the Masonic fraternity.
JOHN A.-Farmer, Sec. 26, P. O. Otley. One of the pioneers of Marion county, we mention as our subject. He was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, May 4, 1804. Spent his boyhood days on a farm with his parents, and remained in his native county until he attained the age of fifteen years, when they moved to Belmont county, Ohio. There he made his home till about twenty-four years of age. In 1832 he moved to Tuscarawas county, Ohio, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1846. Then came west and located in Marion county. He came to this county in very meager circumstances and now owns 440 acres of land. Was married to Miss Maria Howell, of Belmont county, Ohio, January 8, 1829. She was born May 14, 1807. They have eight children living: Abraham B., James L., Dossey W., Martha J. (now Mrs. Hevilin), Margagaret A. (now Mrs. Canin), John P., Malona I. (now Mrs. Dennis) and Joseph N. Lost three.
STIRNEMANN, JAKOB-Blacksmith, Otley. Was born.October 1, 1840, in Switzerland, and there grew to manhood and was educated. When twelve years of age he was apprenticed to learn the blacksmith trade of his father. He came to the United States in 1867 and worked in various States until he settled in Otley in the fall of 1868. He engaged at his trade and has given good satisfaction. Owns forty acres of land on Sec. 10, this township, six lots in Otley, and has a nice residence. He married Miss, Maria Carter, a native of Ohio, July 5, 1869. She was born January 24, 1850. Their family consists of three children: Minnie (born April 22, 1872), John (born April 23, 1875) and Simon (born January 29, 1880).
TICE, ALLEN-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 8, P. O. Monroe.
father was of German origin, born in South Carolina, in 1780. Left there for Virginia at an early age and when thirty-four years old he married Miss Jane Hall. He followed the cooper's trade and died at the age of serenty-eight. Allen was born March 25, 1820, in Montgomery county, Virginia, and when nine years of age accompanied his parents to Illinois. where he was raised and educated in Menard county. He worked for his father until he was twenty-one, when he came to this township and worked a claim made by his brother David. Entered his present property in the fall of 1847; entered eighty acres and shortly afterward bought another eighty. Here he has since lived. He owns 200 acres in all, forty of which are in Red Rock township. The home farm is considered the best in the township, being subject to a larger tax than any other adjoining it. Tice was married in Red Rock township, October 21, 1854, to Harriet Buckhalter, who was born in Indiana, October 13, 1838, of Holland descent. She died June 4, 1872, leaving seven children: Mary B., Flavius L., J. H. Cason A. B., Alice E. A., M. U. G. (deceased), and unnamed infant (deceas ed). Mr. T. sometimes traveled to mill 100 miles, through snow and flood. to the so-called old purchase. One point was Bentonsport, and a trip to the latter place consumed a whole month. Once while returning from mil he came to a creek; the cattle being very thirsty, the leaders having crossed the bridge, rushed down the embankment, emptying the contents of the wagon into the water. On one day during the winter of '56, as many as fifty wolves were killed in their neighborhood.
TILLMA, M.-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 4, P. O. Otley. Is a native of the Netherlands, and was born March 4, 1831. His youth was that of a farmer boy. In the spring of 1852 he came to America, locating in Erie county, New York, and in the fall of 1855 became a citizen of Marion county. August 15, 1862, he enlisted in company H, Fortieth Iowa, for three years, but was discharged December 16, 1864, being disabled. His landed estate consists of 130 acres, 120 of which are improved, and ten acres of timber. Was married to Miss Annie Schregardus, of the Netherlands. December 7, 1853. She was born May 29, 1825, and came to America in 1849, settling in Lancaster, Erie county, New York. They have six chil dren: Dowe, Michael, Catharine, Gertrude, Tennis and William. They lost one.
AN IPEREN, KOEN-Farmer, Sec. 26, P. O. Otley. Is a native of the Netherlands, and was born August 25, 1825. He remained in his native country until the spring of 1856, when he had an attraction for America and crossed the briny deep. He located in Marion county, Iowa. He is a self-made man in every sense of the word, having begun life very humble circumstances, and, by untiring industry and skillful management, has reaped that reward which invariably follows. His success in life may be inferred from the fact that he now owns a farm of 130 acres, 120 of which are in cultivation, and on which is situated a brick residence, a model of convenience. He was married to Miss Julia Froeongen, of the Netherlands, in February, 1856. She was born in 1827. They have six children living: Cornelia, Otto, Catharine, Sarah A., Abraham and Wiliam. They have lost one.
VEENSTRA, HENRY-Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 27, P. O. Otley. Was born in the Netherlands, January 27, 1832, and remained in his native country until the year 1856, when he came to America, locating in Marion