Is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in Fulton County, that State, on the 23d of October, 1838. When he was thirteen years old his parents moved to Ohio,’ where he completed his education and grew to manhood. He chose farming as a life calling, and engaged in that vocation in Ohio, and has followed it nearly ever since. In the spring of 1845 he went to Mahaska County, Iowa, and remained two years, then came to this State and County, and has been engaged in farming here ever since. He owns a good farm of 160 acres, situated in Liberty Township, five miles southwest of Gallatin.

Mr. Stigers was married, in Iowa, October 19, 1868, to Miss Jennie Chadwick, a native of Indiana. They are the parents of three children, Charles C., Mary D. and Amos C. Mr. Stigers is a good practical farmer, and manages his enterprises successfully. He feeds about forty-five head of cattle and one hundred head of hogs per year. He was elected justice of the peace in his township, and served two terms; and could have served another, for which be was elected, but declined, preferring to give his attention to his own private affairs.