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Location: Ida Grove Iowa

Biographical Sketch of Dr. E.C. Heilman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now He located at Ida Grove, Iowa, August 20, 1877. He was born in Cedar County, Iowa, July 18, 1856, son of Samuel and Mary (Ranck) Heilman. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. He was reared in Iowa, received his literary education at Cornell College and took his medical course at the Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati, graduating at the latter institution in March 1877. Upon his arrival here he entered into a partnership with Dr. F. D. Seeber, & was associated with him for 2 years. After conducting his practice alone for 2 years, Dr. Heilman formed a partnership with Dr. Giles Moorehead, who had just graduated and with whom he practiced 4 years. He was elected to the office of County Treasurer in 1883, but resumed his practice the first of 1888. He was married September 20, 1877, to Nancy J. Blazer of Cedar County, Iowa, daughter of George W. and Catharine (Scarlett) Blazer. They had three children: Earnest S., Ralph E., and Frank...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Bassett

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now He came to Ida County in 1877 and was identified with the contracting and building interests in Ida Grove, Iowa. He located there when the town was just starting and put up many of the best buildings in the city. Thomas Bassett and his son, William H., were partners for a number of years. Thomas was born in the County of Cornwall, England, August 2, 1828, son of Thomas & Jane (Pierce) Bassett. He married Eliza A. Rouse in his native land; and in 1854, came to America. He remained in Zanesville, Ohio, until 1875 and went to Greene County, Iowa, until coming to Ida County. He and his wife had six children: Emily A.; Elizabeth (wife of Charles S. Barnes of Des Moines); Eliza; Mary J. (wife of W. C. Moorehead of Ida County); William H.; and...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas S. Brannan

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now He was an attorney-at-law in Ida Grove, Iowa, and was a resident of Ida County since 1879. He was born in Keyesville, Clinton County, New York, August 15, 1839, and reared in Canada East until 14 years of age. In July 1861, being in the state for a visit, he enlisted in Co. C., 10th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and re-enlisted in the same company and regiment in January 1864 and served until the close of the war. He was twice slightly wounded. He was a member of the G.A.R., Matthew Gray Post No. 93. He was a Past Commander. In 1883, he turned his attention to the law and was admitted to the practice of law by the Supreme Court of Iowa. He was married at the close of the war to Rachael Tiser, a native of Ohio. They had 5 children: James E. of Fort Omaha, Nebraska; Emma E., wife of S. W. Kiner, editor of the Ida County Watch; William F., a blacksmith and machinist; Agnes May; and Minnie E. He was Clerk of the District Court of Ida County, Iowa. He is the son of James and Esther Brannan, and of Irish extraction. James Brannan was a trapper and guide for the Hudson Bay Fur Co. for a number of years in the...

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