Ida County Iowa Biographies
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|Emeline J. Harris Allison||A. A. Barrick|
|James Fair||William "Billy" Fair||Wm. C. Forney|
|H. F. Gilbert||George Grouell||Dr. E. C. Heilman||Enoch Jones|
|I. V. Miller||Peter Morrison||R. C Newland||J. T. Payne|
|John Preston||James J. Rogers||Wm. Smith||Collins F. Tollotson|
|Gilbert Usher||C. C. Van Houten||R. S. Wasser||A.H. Bullock|
|Daniel P. Bullock||D. P. Bullock||Jonas Collins||Sidney Cork|
|Frank Correll||Charles Hansen||John Harrison||Mary Allison Harrison|
|Julia Hart Hickey||Claus Rochau||Richard Williams||C.C. Zupp|
|John A. Breechwald||Hans J. Lund||Charles G. Kolb||David Nicoll|
|David Warnock||Harrison Hacket||Henry Lee||Andrew Preston|
|D. Countryman||George Yousling||Hector Baxter||John H. Moorehead|
Alytte R. Dunn, known as Ale, a
farmer and stock-raiser of section 23, Logan township, Ida County, was born in Scott
County, Iowa, in 1854, a son of A.R. and Margaret (Grace) Dunn, natives of Ohio and New
York, respectively. When a young man the father located in Allen's Grove, Scott Co., IA,
and at that time Davenport contained only seven log houses. He was married in that county,
where he was engaged in farming until 1890, and in that year the parents went to
California. They still reside in that State. The grandparents of our subject,
John and Eleanor Dunn, were among the early pioneers of Scott Co., IA, where they
afterward died. Grandfather Grace removed from New York to Scott County in the early
settlement of that locality, where he spent the remainder of his life. Mr. and Mrs. A.R.
Dunn were the parents of five children, viz.: Amzey, married, and resides in Cherokee Co.,
IA; Alice, wife of Alvin Fowles of Sac County; Jerry, who resides near Trenton, Hitchcock
Co., NE; A..R. our subject; and John, married and also resides in Hitchcock County.
"Hit By the Train"
THE DUNN FUNERAL
The funeral of Mr. Dunn was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church and was attended by a great gathering of 500 people, who came to pay the last tribute to the good man who had died. The clergymen of the various churches united in conducting the service. The sermon was preached by Rev. W.M. Yates, D.D. upon the text "No man dieth to himself". Rev. S.L. Chandler spoke briefly to friends upon the thought "Time may partly assuage grief but love abideth and increaseth forever". The Male Quartette composed of Messrs, Jas. Reid, I.N. Shearer, I.B. Haymond, and R.S. Wasser sand "Savior Comfort Me", "Art then Weary", and "Tarry With Me". The pall bearers were C.H. Cabbage, W.S. Young, C.C. Williams, J.I. Hess, J.H. Stough and H.W. Cheeney. At the interment which was in the Ida Grove Cemetery the Modern Woodsmen who had escorted the funeral party used their impressive ceremonies. Mr. Dunn was greatly esteemed as a kind and true friend, an upright citizen, an affectionate husband and father.
James O. Crawford, a farmer of Garfield Township, Ida County, was born in
Lanarkshire, Scotland, February 17, 1828, a son of Alexander and Mary (Floyd) Crawford,
natives also of Scotland. The father was a farmer and weaver by trade. The parents reared
a family of four children: William, James O., Alexander, and John.
Dennis Cain - (1844-1912)
Dennis Cain, a farmer of Section 22, Blaine Township,
Ida County, was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, December 26, 1844, a son of William
and Mary (Noon) Cain, natives of Roscommon County, Ireland.
The firm of Bowman & Kranz Bros., lumber and coal
dealers of Holstein, Iowa, was organized July 1, 1886, purchasing the business of S. H.
Bowman Lumber Co., the pioneer lumber dealers of Holstein. Their large building, 80 x 100
feet, with all the smaller buildings, were located near the railroad depot.
Collins F. Tillotson was a farmer of Maple Township,
Ida County, Iowa. He purchased wild prairie land in February, 1874, when he came to Ida
County and resided on 417 acres in Section 18. He was born in Onondaga County, New York,
December 7, 1846. His father was Sanford P. Tillotson born in Connecticut and was a
soldier in the Revolutionary war. His mother was, before her marriage, Miss Nancy Jane
Ward. His grandfather, David Tillotson, was a native of Connecticut and served in the war
of 1812. Collins was reared in New York and received his education in the common schools
and at Monroe Collegiate Institute, Elbridge, New York. He attended Faley Seminary at
Fulton, New York. He had a nice frame dwelling on his land, along with a barn, crib
building, and hog house with a lean-to. He had cattle sheds, stock scales, windmill, and
piping leading to the different yards.
Mathias Clouse was a pioneer of Silver
Creek Township, Ida County, Ia. He was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France,
in 1843. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Fisher) Clouse,
natives of same country. The Clouse family had once lived in Amsterdam,
and were a trading family. When the sons became of age they were sent up
the Rhine River to establish trading posts. They emigrated to America
and settled in Erie County, New York. Mathias received his early
training and education principally in New York state.
Jim Brown purchased land in Section 25 of
Battle Township, Ida County, Iowa, on October 10, 1873. On March 29,
1874, he came back to live on the farm. James Brown was born in Perry
County, Ohio, January 16, 1843. He was from a family of 13 children,
nine sons and 4 daughters.
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