John W. Barnhart, attorney at law, was born in Northumberland County, Pa., Nov. 30th, 1837; moved to Mich. in 1849. He graduated from Michigan University, at Ann Arbor, in 1864; read law with H.T. Severns, and was admitted to the bar in 1865; came to Iowa and located at Boonsboro, Boone County, and opened an office. He was mayor of that place three terms. In Feb., 1878 he removed to Logan; has been mayor of this city one term. He was married in Mich. to Susan M. Hicks, of Saratoga, N.Y., July 11, 1865. They have four children-two sons and two daughters.