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A Biographical Directory Listing of Charles H. Lett (1819-1905)
A Biographical Directory Listing of Charles H. Lett (1819-1905)
The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Des Moines County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c. Illustrated. (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879), page 725. 
 
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A Biographical Directory Listing of John 'Broom' (Brumm), William Brumm, William A. Burgus, and John Gordon Burkholder
A Biographical Directory Listing of John "Broom" (Brumm), William Brumm, William A. Burgus, and John Gordon Burkholder
The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Des Moines County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c. Illustrated. (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879), page 711. 
 
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A Biographical Sketch of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers, Willard R. 'W. R.' Loper, and William G. Miller
A Biographical Sketch of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers, Willard R. "W. R." Loper, and William G. Miller
The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Des Moines County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c. Illustrated. (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879), page 713. 
 
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A Biographical Sketch of the James Parks and the Family of His Father, William C. Parks (Abridged)
A Biographical Sketch of the James Parks and the Family of His Father, William C. Parks (Abridged)
William was the father of Marie "Elizabeth" Parks Orcutt, and of James Parks, for whom this biography was written. Published in Kosciusko County, Indiana, Biographical and Historical Record. (Originally published by Lewis Publishing, 1887; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois) 
 
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A Biographical Sketch of Thomas S. Lines And His Descendants
A Biographical Sketch of Thomas S. Lines And His Descendants
Wilson Rastus Lines, who married Mary Walker (a great granddaughter of George Walker and Julian Jean (Welsh) Walker) was his grandson. The sketch was published in Hazzard's History of Henry County (Indiana): 1822- 1906 
 
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A Biography of the Hale Family in Henry County, Iowa
A Biography of the Hale Family in Henry County, Iowa
M. Ruth (DeLong) Peterson, The History of New London, Iowa (published by The New London Journal on the occasion of the paper's centennial in 1975, Duane Griggs, editor; New London, Henry County, Iowa: composed and printed by The Hawk Eye; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) 
 
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A Biography of the Kenneth Amgwert Lett Family
A Biography of the Kenneth Amgwert Lett Family
This biography was published during a town or township celebration in about 1985, written by Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett. It contains a scan of the original document, and is followed by the text of that document (searchable and copyable). It is in .pdf format. 
 
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A Directory Enlistment Record of Jacob S. Walker (1841-1880) During the Civil War
A Directory Enlistment Record of Jacob S. Walker (1841-1880) During the Civil War
Jacob S. Walker enlisted in the Indiana Volunteer Cavalary, Company C, in August 1861 for three years. A record of the enlistment was published in the book Directory and Soldiers' Register of Wayne County, Indiana.

J. C. Power, Editor, Directory and Soldiers' Register of Wayne County, Indiana (originally published by W. H. Lanthurn & Co., Publishers, Power, Zeller, and Company, Proprietors, 1865; No. 86 Main Street, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana; republished by The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Provo, Utah), page 403. 
 
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A History of the Iowa Thirty-Fourth Regiment During the Civil War
A History of the Iowa Thirty-Fourth Regiment During the Civil War
By J. S. CLARK, Historian of the Regiment; Des Moines, Iowa, September 15, 1892. (Note: this document is in .pdf format.) 
 
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A Lifetime Thrown Away by a Mistake 59 Years Ago
A Lifetime Thrown Away by a Mistake 59 Years Ago
The history, published in 1957, of Mayo Hazletine Buckner, who at age 8 (1898) was misdiagnosed as being mentally ill and institutionalized. He remained so for all of his life. (Note: this document is in .pdf format.) 
 
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A Personal Story Told to Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright By Her Mother Everna Ida 'Vernie' (Walker) Frizzell
A Personal Story Told to Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright By Her Mother Everna Ida "Vernie" (Walker) Frizzell
Doris Cartwright furnished a typewritten page explaining that her mother, Vernie Frizzell, had been told by her grandfather, Charles Pearsey Walker, that he'd never cashed his pension checks because of a desertion during the Civil War. 
 
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A Timeline of the 34th Iowa Infantry in The Civil War
A Timeline of the 34th Iowa Infantry in The Civil War
Organized at Burlington, Iowa, and mustered in October 15, 1862.
Mustered out August 15, 1865, in Houston, Texas. The regiment lost during the course of service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted Men killed and mortally wounded, and 2 Officers and 244 Enlisted Men by disease. Total 258. (Note: this document is in .pdf format.) 
 
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A Timeline of the History of the Iowa Nineteenth Regiment During the Civil War
A Timeline of the History of the Iowa Nineteenth Regiment During the Civil War
Isham Thomas Jr., the son of Isham Sr. and his first marriage to Nancy Whitman, was a member of the Iowa 19th Regiment during the American Civil War. He was injured and mention was made of that in a history of the Regiment which was posted online a few years back. This document is a record of the regiment during the war. (Note: This document is in .pdf format.) 
 
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Biographical Information about Samuel Nathaniel 'Sam' Walker and His Two Wives: Hattie Mae 'Harriett' Moyers and Jennie 'Reil' Hannah
Biographical Information about Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker and His Two Wives: Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers and Jennie "Reil" Hannah
by Dennis Brumm, revised 2009 
 
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CCC at Crossroads on 6th Birthday; Alternatives: Militarization or Death; Least Criticized of All New Deal Units, Camps Have Good Record
CCC at Crossroads on 6th Birthday; Alternatives: Militarization or Death; Least Criticized of All New Deal Units, Camps Have Good Record
By Joseph W. LaBine. This article, published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, on April 6, 1939, falls is somewhere between a newspaper article and an historical document, regarding the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps that were created under Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. They were in existence from 1933-1942. The text of the article is:


Franklin Roosevelt had been President only five days before he called a select group of youth leaders into his office. By April 6, 1933--exactly six years ago--the Civilian Conservation Corps was created as one of the first New Deal agencies.

Today, as some 250,000 youths in almost 1,500 camps celebrate the sixth anniversary of their benefaction, CCC has hit rough waters. By the time congress adjourns this least criticized of all Roosevelt agencies may either be sentenced to death or changed into a semi-military army of unemployed youth.

CCC has done such a good job that strong New Deal critics like Henry Link, New York psychologist, praises it in his "Return to Religion" and "Rediscovery of Man."

In six years some 2,000,000 boys have gone through its routine, one-fourth of them emerging to take permanent private jobs. Some of the rest re-enrolled.

Most Recruits Needy.

Here's how CCC works: Its membership comes almost exclusively from underprivileged homes--boys who have left school, can't get jobs and need both moral and physical training. They enroll and leave the group every three months, so there is a constant turnover. Last October, for example, 59,000 new enrollees were accepted, averaging 18.6 years of age. (They must be between 17 and 23).

CCC places these boys in camps, gives them $30 a month of which $22 must be sent home to needy parents, and teaches them not only the rudiments of hard work but a lot of "extra-curricular" activities as well. Reveille sounds at 6 a.m. Breakfast comes at 6:20 and inspection at 7:15. By 7:30 they are on the job, remaining until 4 p.m. with the exception of an hour off for lunch. From then until 10 p.m. there is time for dinner, amusements and recreation. It isn't a hard life, nor is there very strict supervision; certainly CCC enrollees aren't nigh well ready for active army duty, as Civilian Chief Robert Fechner would have us believe.

The lads get vocational training during evening hours. They learn crafts like photography, radio, cabinetmaking, leather work, blue printing and landscaping. But the training apparently is not very efficient because American labor unions object to having craftsmen turned out by CCC to the detriment of their apprentice system. Mr Fechner is an old-time American Federation of Labor official.

Educational Accomplishments.

But craft or no craft, CCC does good work. Last year 8,817 illiterates learned to read and write, 3,517 finished grammar grades, 634 finished high school and 13 got college diplomas. Almost all the youths take school work, either by correspondence or from part-time residence instructors.

If CCC enrollees range from 17 to 23 and come from underprivileged homes, they rise from the very stratum of youth responsible in 1937 for 13 per cent of our murders, 28 per cent of our robberies, 42 per cent of our burglaries, 51 per cent of our auto thieves and 21 per cent of our sex criminals.

Youth camps are not a New Deal invention. In 1930 California tried the scheme, doubtless getting the idea from the English "hinksey diggers" of whom Philosopher John Ruskin said their two-mile road was "the worst in three kingdoms." By 1933 work camps had existed in at least six European countries for an average of 10 years; contrary to popular belief, Germany had them long before Hitler came to power.

Set Enviable Work Record.

What have they done constructively? As a sample of what CCC costs, the current fiscal year's appropriation is $350,000,000, and the nation should expect to get something tangible in return. It has. CCC has planted some 1,800,000,000 trees and built 4,000 fire towers to protect them. It has strung 75,000 miles of telephone from lookout post to watch tower. The country has 132,000 miles of new roadway and 5,000,000 dams to check erosion. There are countless new recreation centers and wild life habitat has been safeguarded to protect these innocents from the ravages of civilization.

CCC has also provided an emergency army. Its membership has done yeoman service in fighting forest fires, rescue work, flood relief and rehabilitation after disasters. The Red Cross recalls how, in the Mississippi-Ohio floods of January and February 1937, more than 22,000 enrollees, hundreds of reserve officers and technical personnel were rushed to danger points.

Whither CCC? In his budget message last January the President recommended a slash of $120,000,000 in the corps' budget (from $350,000,000 to $230,000,000). This means camps and personnel must be reduced, camps from 1,500 to 1,200 and men from 300,000 to 250,000. This reduction is already under way and the April enrollment will be smaller than usual. Worst of all, CCC will die naturally on June 30, 1940, unless extended.

Militarized Youth Camps?

Military minded congressmen are already thinking about this, wondering if CCC can't be retained and made an integral part of our defense program. This means adoption of the plan proposed by Kentucky's Rep. Andrew Jackson May, which would provide for not less than two, nor more than five hours of military training for CCC enrollees each week. The immediate result has been a protest, not only from anti-New Dealers but from what are jokingly referred to as the "tabbies"--pacifists.

You can paint a horrible picture of this militarized CCC's potentialities, if you let your imagination run away. You can see several million unemployed youths saved from hunger and privation, who would rally 'round the banner of the man who's responsible for it. You can see a political army, if you wish, armed, trained and disciplined but feeling greater loyalty to a political clique than to the nation itself. But CCC's militarization can be safeguarded against such evils.

Dangerous? Perhaps, but maybe it's even more dangerous to contemplate American youth's fate without some agency to keep idle minds out of mischief. CCC's 1936-39 budget of $350,000,000 is far smaller than our annual national crime bill, which approximates $15,000,000,000. 
 
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David Lynn Murgia - Senior Spotlight
David Murgia was interviewed in 2003 during his senior year in high school at Mediapolis, Iowa. He discussed his family, likes, and reminisced about his days in school. David is a descendant of Jacob and Sarah Walker "Sallie" (Rogers) Moyers, and Jacob D. and Judith "Judy" (Cox) Deen. (Published in Mediapolis, Iowa.)
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Early Messick, Indiana, Postmasters in the Lines Family
Early Messick, Indiana, Postmasters in the Lines Family
Wilson Rastus Lines and his brother, Squire N. Lines, were two of four early postmasters in the town of Messick, Henry County, Indiana. Wilson Lines was the husband of Mary Walker (1870-1935).

George Hazzard, Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana: 1822-1906 (originally published by G. Hazzard, 1906; New Castle, Henry County, Indiana), page 40. 
 
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Francis Samuel 'Sam' Walker (1809-1888) - Early Blacksmith in Milton, Indiana
Francis Samuel "Sam" Walker (1809-1888) - Early Blacksmith in Milton, Indiana
Sam was listed as one of the early blacksmiths in the History of Wayne County, Indiana.

Andrew W. Young, History of Wayne County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens: history of Indiana and the Northwest Territory, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk wars, and a brief review of its civil, political and military history (originally published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), page 322. 
 
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Generous People are Benefactors to New London (Iowa)
Generous People are Benefactors to New London (Iowa)
 
 
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James Walker and Children Listed in Wayne County, Indiana
James Walker and Children Listed in Wayne County, Indiana
In a History of Wayne County, Indiana, published in 1872, James Walker (about 1764-1832) and his daughter Prudence and son James were mentioned as early settlers. Andrew W. Young, History of Wayne County, Indiana: from its first settlement to the present time, with numerous biographical and family sketches (originally published by R. Clarke & Company, 1872; Cincinnati, Ohio; republished by The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Provo, Utah), pages 314 and 315. 
 
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Jo Anna Kester - Senior Spotlight
Jo Anna was interviewed in 2003 during her senior year in high school at Mediapolis, Iowa. She discussed her family, likes, and reminisced about her days in school. Jo Anna is a descendant of Jacob and Sarah Walker "Sallie" (Rogers) Moyers, and Jacob D. and Judith "Judy" (Cox) Deen. She is also connected to the Burgus family. (Published in Mediapolis, Iowa.)
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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John B. Walker (1811-1852), An Early Member of the First Methodist Church in Milton, Indiana
John B. Walker (1811-1852), An Early Member of the First Methodist Church in Milton, Indiana
John Walker is mentioned in the book a History of Wayne County, Indiana, as having been an early member of the first Methodist Church in Milton, Indiana, where the Walker family had settled.

Andrew W. Young, History of Wayne County, Indiana: from its first settlement to the present time, with numerous biographical and family sketches (originally published by R. Clarke & Company, 1872; Cincinnati, Ohio; republished by The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Provo, Utah), pages 314 and 315. 
 
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Julian Jean 'Julia Ann' (Welsh) Walker and Eleanor (Walker Allen) in the Presbyterian Church of Milton and Cambridge, Indiana
Julian Jean "Julia Ann" (Welsh) Walker and Eleanor (Walker Allen) in the Presbyterian Church of Milton and Cambridge, Indiana
Julia Ann Walker and "Alenor" (sic) Allen, her daughter, were listed as first members of the Presbyterian Church of Milton and Cambridge, Indiana. The Walker family were Presbyterians in Pennsylvania, and likely earlier in (Northern) Ireland.

Andrew W. Young, History of Wayne County, Indiana: from its first settlement to the present time, with numerous biographical and family sketches (originally published by R. Clarke & Company, 1872; Cincinnati, Ohio; republished by The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Provo, Utah), pages 253-254. 
 
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MN&S: A Great Success!
Muscatine North and South Railroad Company A Great Success
The Kingston Railroad Rally Exceeded all Anticipations
- The Attendance Was Large and the Farmers Were Inclined to Co-Operate With the Townspeople -
- Right of Way Donated -
- Cash Subscriptions -
MN&S: A Great Success! Muscatine North and South Railroad Company A Great Success The Kingston Railroad Rally Exceeded all Anticipations - The Attendance Was Large and the Farmers Were Inclined to Co-Operate With the Townspeople - - Right of Way Donated - - Cash Subscriptions -
The Kingston Railroad Rally of 1899; trying to bring the Muscatine North and South Railroad to Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa. 
 
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Records of the Walker Family in the First Christian Church in Milton, Indiana
Records of the Walker Family in the First Christian Church in Milton, Indiana
The Christian Church was formed in Milton, Indiana, in 1846. Francis Samuel "Sam" Walker was chosen as an elder. Other Walker family members who were listed on the first roster are James Walker (who was born about 1764 and died about 1832), James Walker (born in 1794), John B. Walker, and Julian Jean "Julia Ann" (Welsh) Walker.

Andrew W. Young, History of Wayne County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens: history of Indiana and the Northwest Territory, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk wars, and a brief review of its civil, political and military history (originally published by Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), pages 728 and 729. 
 
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The 1879 Biography of Judge Leander R. Lakin (1847-1897)
The 1879 Biography of Judge Leander R. Lakin (1847-1897)
Originally published in the book, History of Greene County, Illinois; A History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc; A Biographical Directory of its Citizens; War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion; Portraits of its Early Settlers and Prominent Men; General and Local Statistics; History of the Northwest; History of Illinois; Constitution of the United States; Map of Greene County; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (originally published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd Publishers, 1879; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), page 486. 
 
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The 1885 Biography of Granville R. Rexroat (1839-1906)
The 1885 Biography of Granville R. Rexroat (1839-1906)
Compiled by Ruth Chenoweth and Sara W. Semonis, A History of McDonough County, Illinois, together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens (Volumes I & II published 1885; Curtis Media Corporation, 1992.), page 720. 
 
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The 1885 Biography of Judge Leander R. Lakin (1847-1897)
The 1885 Biography of Judge Leander R. Lakin (1847-1897)
Originally published in the book, Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois; Together with Sketches of the Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Individuals, and Biographies of Representative Men. History of Illinois, Embracing Accounts of the Pre-Historic and Historic Races, and a Brief Review of Its Civil and Military History. Illustrated. (Continental Historical Company, 1885; Springfield, Illinois), pages 691-692. 
 
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The 1885 Biography of Lawson T. Rexroat (1851-1917)
The 1885 Biography of Lawson T. Rexroat (1851-1917)
Compiled by Ruth Chenoweth and Sara W. Semonis, A History of McDonough County, Illinois, together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens (Volumes I & II published 1885; Curtis Media Corporation, 1992.), pages 720-721. 
 
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The 1888 Biography of Carl Gottlieb Frederick Christian Lohmann (1845-1933)
The 1888 Biography of Carl Gottlieb Frederick Christian Lohmann (1845-1933)
Originally published in: Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512. Book available on microfilm at the Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; it is also available in the databases at www.ancestry.com 
 
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The 1888 Biography of John Wesley Van Osdol (1844-1926)
The 1888 Biography of John Wesley Van Osdol (1844-1926)
Originally published in: Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512. Book available on microfilm at the Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; it is also available in the databases at www.ancestry.com 
 
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The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers (1827-1920)
The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers (1827-1920)
Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512. 
 
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The 1907 Biography of Granville Rexroat (1839-1906)
The 1907 Biography of Granville Rexroat (1839-1906)
Newton Bateman, LL. D., and Paul Selby, A. M. (editors of the Illinois section); Alexander McLean (editor of the McDonough County section), Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, and History of McDonough County. Illustrated (Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1907; Chicago), pages 987-988. 
 
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The 1907 Biography of Lawson T. Rexroat (1851-1917)
The 1907 Biography of Lawson T. Rexroat (1851-1917)
Newton Bateman, LL. D., and Paul Selby, A. M. (editors of the Illinois section); Alexander McLean (editor of the McDonough County section), Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, and History of McDonough County. Illustrated (Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1907; Chicago), page 989. 
 
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The 1915 Biography of Carl Gottlieb Frederick Christian Lohmann (1845-1933)
The 1915 Biography of Carl Gottlieb Frederick Christian Lohmann (1845-1933)
Augustine M. Antrobus, editor, A History of Des Moines County, Iowa, and Its People. Illustrated, Volume II (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915), pages 150-152. 
 
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The 1915 Biography of John Wesley Van Osdol (1844-1926)
The 1915 Biography of John Wesley Van Osdol (1844-1926)
Augustine M. Antrobus, editor, A History of Des Moines County, Iowa, and Its People. Illustrated, Volume II (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915), pages 374-377. 
 
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The Biography and Will of William Gregory (1776-1858)
The Biography and Will of William Gregory (1776-1858)
This Gregory family, of which William was the patriarch, intersected with the extended Walker family and many other families of Louisa County, Iowa.

William Gregory was married to four women and had 28 children (26 are listed), most of whom grew to adulthood and continued their own families. William's son Edward Isett Gregory was the father of Henry Allen Gregory who married William Pearsey Walker's daughter, Alice Walker.

Jessie Mae Swan, who married Pearl Alfred Moyers, was the great granddaughter of William Gregory through her mother, Samantha Jane Gregory.

David Gregory, William's son,was married to Marietta Umphrey. 
 
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The Biography of Abe Parsons (1861-1934)
The Biography of Abe Parsons (1861-1934)
Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 130-131. 
 
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The Biography of Abraham Stecher Yohe (1827-1912)
The Biography of Abraham Stecher Yohe (1827-1912)
Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 494-495. 
 
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The Biography of Alexander Hamilton (1831-1919)
The Biography of Alexander Hamilton (1831-1919)
Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 242-243. 
 
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The Biography of Alexander Lakin (1812-1892)
The Biography of Alexander Lakin (1812-1892)
Originally published in the book, History of Greene County, Illinois; A History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc; A Biographical Directory of its Citizens; War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion; Portraits of its Early Settlers and Prominent Men; General and Local Statistics; History of the Northwest; History of Illinois; Constitution of the United States; Map of Greene County; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (originally published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd Publishers, 1879; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), page 532. 
 
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The Biography of Alva C. Russell (1867-1941)
The Biography of Alva C. Russell (1867-1941)
Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 31-32. 
 
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The Biography of Andrew Jackson Hanks (1815-1889)
The Biography of Andrew Jackson Hanks (1815-1889)
Originally published in: Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512. Book available on microfilm at the Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; it is also available in the databases at www.ancestry.com 
 
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The Biography of Baxter 'Daniel' Herndon (1864-1936)
The Biography of Baxter "Daniel" Herndon (1864-1936)
Baxter "Daniel" Herndon (1864-1936) was a native of Scotland Township, McDonough County, Illinois. He died in Fullerton California. His parents were Manson W. and margaret Jane (Rexroat) Herndon. Baxter married twice. His first wife was Vianna Belle Moyers (1864-1890) who is mentioned, but not mentioned by name in this biographical sketch.

Newton Bateman, LL. D., and Paul Selby, A. M. (editors of the Illinois section); Alexander McLean (editor of the McDonough County section), Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, and History of McDonough County. Illustrated (Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1907; Chicago), pages 906-907. 
 
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The Biography of Charles Clarence Lett And His Family
The Biography of Charles Clarence Lett And His Family
A biography of Charles "Clarence" and Lena (Amgwert) Lett (originally published in the 1970s) 
 
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The Biography of Charles Clark Swan (1849-1926)
The Biography of Charles Clark Swan (1849-1926)
Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States. (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888), pages 566-567 
 
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The Biography of Charles D. Wood (born 1837)
The Biography of Charles D. Wood (born 1837)
Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States. (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888), pages 344-345. 
 
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The Biography of Charles G. Bosch (1854-1921)
The Biography of Charles G. Bosch (1854-1921)
Leslie Thomas "Les" Brumm began working for the Charles G. Bosch Company in Burlington, Iowa, by 1904. Later he and his family owned and managed the business. This is a biography of Charles G. Bosch, its founder.

The Text of the biography is:

Charles G. Bosch, conducting a profitable and growing plumbing and electric business in Burlington, belongs to that class of men who do not seek to figure prominently in public affairs nor occupy a spectacular position in public regard, but who by reason of their substantial qualities constitute a most valuable element in citizenship. Burlington claims him as a native son. He was born May 14, 1854, his parents, who were natives of Germany, having come to this country about 1851 or 1852, at which time the father opened a grocery store on West Washington street. In their family were seven children but only two survive, Charles Bosch and Mrs. Joseph Spies, both of Burlington. The father passed away almost four decades ago, after which his widow became the wife of John Dabb, who was a baker, conducting business on Washington street. The surviving daughter of that marriage is Mrs. Herman Wolfert, of West Burlington. The mother has passed away, however, and she and her two husbands now rest in Aspen Grove cemetery.

Charles G. Bosch pursued his early education in the German subscription schools and also attended the public schools of Burlington. He was eighteen years of age when he secured a position in the drug store of C. P. Squires, and subsequently he obtained employment in the plumbing establishment of Stewart L Hayden. At a later period he worked at the plumber's trade in Chicago and Denver, and with the passing years his skill, ability and resourcefulness steadily increased. In 1880 he built the gas plant in Creston, Iowa, which he operated for two years, and on the 1st of November, 1883, he established a plumbing business on Main street in Burlington, so that he has now been connected with the business for more than three decades. The beginning was small but as time passed on he had to increase his facilities to meet his growing trade and today he is conducting a very gratifying and successful plumbing and electric business.

On the 10th of October, 1882, occurred the marriage of Mr. Bosch and Miss Blanche Louisa Whitehead, a daughter of Josiah Whitehead, of Creston, Iowa. She died in 1910 and was buried in Burlington. In 1912 Mr. Bosch married Miss Clara Lau, of Burlington, a daughter of Nicholas and Caroline Lau. Her father conducts a meat market in this city. Mr. Bosch owns residence property in the city and also has other valuable real estate in Burlington. Fraternally he is connected with the Woodmen of the World and he also belongs to the Silver Lake Club. His political indorsement (sic) is usually given to the democratic party although he does not hesitate to vote independently if his judgment sanctions that course. He has been secretary of the Business Men's Club, in which he still holds membership, and he is likewise a member of the Commercial Club. He cooperates in every movement for the benefit and welfare of the city and is a consistent and faithful member of the German Lutheran church, which has found in him a generous supporter as have various charitable organizations. His life has been well spent, and the salient traits of his character are such as win high regard. His business ability has gained for him the trust of contemporaries and colleagues, and his devotion to the public good has placed him high on the roll of Burlington's progressive citizens. 
 
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The Biography of Charles Henry 'C. H.' Wichhart (1857-1931)
The Biography of Charles Henry "C. H." Wichhart (1857-1931)
Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and also of the Past. Illustrated (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), page 809. 
 
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The Biography of Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922)
The Biography of Charles Pearsey Walker (1843-1922)
Arthur Springer, Louisa County History - Louisa County, Iowa (published in 1912 by S. J. Clark Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois), pages 549-550. 
 

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