Ida County Iowa Biographies
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Last Updated Wednesday, September 20, 2000 12:00:00 AM
John Harrison, one of the early pioneers
of Douglas Township, Ida County, Iowa, was born in County Monaghan,
Ireland, in December, 1824, a son of James and Elizabeth (Clendening)
Harrison, natives also of that county. He moved to Scotland with his
parents when a lad and was raised and educated there. In 1845, John was
united in marriage to Jeanette Stevenson at Argyleshire, Scotland, near
Glasgow. Her father was Peter Stevenson.
He was born September 18, 1835 to George
Peter Zupp (a native of France), and Elizabeth Zeuder of that country.
They came to America and located in Pennsylvania. C. C. Zupp was born in
Lancaster County, Pa., and when he was 3 years old they went to Wyandot
County, Ohio. Three years later, they moved to Hillsdale County,
Michigan. At the opening of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Eighteenth
Michigan Infantry. After its close, he returned to Michigan, and moved
to Buchanan County, Iowa. In 1869, he moved to Section 3, Douglas
Township, Ida County, Iowa.
Frank Ferris Correll was born at Chenoa,
Illinois on February 27, 1859. They lived in North Dakota and taught
school in Mandan, North Dakota.
Sydney Stephan Cork was born in Hartlip
County of Kent in England on July 13, 1890. He had 8 brothers and
sisters but only one sister came to America. His parents were John Isaac
Cork and Mary Anne Rose Cork. After he completed his 8th
grade, he went to work on a farm. At the age of 22, he came to America
in the spring of 1913, traveled by ship to New York, and then by train
to Galva, Iowa, Ida County.
He was County Commissioner of Ida County,
Iowa, was born in Schuylkill Co., Pa., in 1845. He was the youngest
child of Thomas and Margaret (Watters) Williams, natives of Cornwall,
Jonas Collin, a farmer and stockraiser of
Section 23, Silver Creek Township, Ida Co., Iowa, was born in Sweden on
April 12, 1830. As he advanced toward manhood, he conceived the idea of
obtaining a fortune in a foreign land. In 1869, he and his family
embarked for America. They landed in New York, made their way to Iowa,
settled in Benton County, and remained there 18 months. They moved to
Marshall County, Iowa, and remained there until the spring of 1880.
J. A. Brechwald was born near
Mayence, in the German Rhineland, on June 21, 1858 and he passed away May
22, 1919. He came to Ida County with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew
Brechwald in the winter of 1881 and grew to manhood in this locality. He
and his brother Ferd established and incorporated the cigar making firm of
Brechwald Bros. in Ida Grove. He and his family went to Florida in 1907
and were engaged in the nursery business, doing carpentry work, and
selling real estate. He was buried in the Ida Grove Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Lund was born February 7, 1845 in
Denmark and came to America in 1864. He traveled to Chicago. He came to
Ida County in 1883 and lived on a farm until 1904 when he moved to Arthur,
and came to Ida Grove in 1910.
Charles G. Kolb was born in Wurtemberg,
Germany, September 29, 1834. When he was 22 years of age, he came to
America, making the journey on a Sailing Vessel that required 40 days for
the passage. Altogether in his life, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean 13
times, the second trip being to bring back a bride, Catherine Weiler. The
last journey was in 1910 when he visited his fatherland.
Rev. D. Nicoll, a minister of the United
Presbyterian Church & a prominent farmer in Battle Twp., Ida Co.,
Iowa, was born in Delaware Co., New York, Feb. 22, 1841. He was the
son of Andrew & Margaret (George) Nicoll.
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