Category: Nodaway County

Thomas Nathaniel Garten wife, Sarah Jane Garten

Biography of Thomas Nathaniel Garten

Sarah Jane Garten, living in Union township, Nodaway county, is the widow of Thomas Nathaniel Garten, who was born in Virginia in 1828 and whose death occurred on April 19, 1884, at the age of fifty-six years, three months and twelve days. In Daviess county, Indiana, he married Sarah Jane Simonson when she was twenty-four years of age and he was ten years older. They began their married life on a rented farm in Indiana, later coming to Nodaway county. Missouri, locating on the farm where Mrs. Garten now resides; on the land was a small log house and only …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Lewis E. Rogers

In many respects Lewis E. Rogers, of Polk township, Nodaway county, is a model farmer, and as a stock raiser his success has been most encouraging. He aims to be progressive in what he does and having spent his entire life in his native community he is well and favorably known, having kept untarnished the excellent reputation always borne by the Rogers family. He was born in this township, on the farm where he now resides, April 12, 1877. His father was the late Francis E. Rogers, and his mother was known in her maidenhood as Grizell Hogue. The father …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Thomas Henry Roach

As a general farmer and stock raiser, Thomas Henry Roach, of Polk township, Nodaway county, has been unusually successful, and he bears an unsullied reputation wherever he is known, he and his family being sincerely respected for their many personal good qualities. Mr. Roach was born in Dubuque county, Iowa, November 16, 1853. His father was Richard Roach and his mother was known in her maidenhood as Julia Malone: the father was a native of Ireland and the mother of New York state, of Irish parentage. They married in Dubuque county, Iowa, and began their married life on a farm …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Charles W. Stafford

A man who has performed well his part as a factor in the body politic of Nodaway county is Charles W. Stafford, one of the enterprising young farmers of Polk township, and no one questions his standing as an energetic citizen of the township in which he lives and of which he is a native, having been born here on July 15, 1872. He is the son of John L. and Sarah (Pruden) Stafford, the father a native of Indiana, in which state the mother was also born; there they grew to maturity, met and married and from thence they …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Samuel Scowden

One of Nodaway county’s substantial citizens who has led an active and eminently useful life, not entirely void of the exciting, is Samuel Scowden, the more prominent facts of whose life have been so identified with the useful and practical that it is to them almost entirely that the writer refers in the following lines. Mr. Scowden is a native of Adams county, Ohio, where he was born July 12, 1849. He grew up principally in Pike county, Ohio. In 1874 he came to Nodaway county, Missouri, and here he so directed his efforts as to accumulate a very satisfactory …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Theodore Blatter

The United States can boast of no better or law-abiding class of citizens than the great number of German people who have found homes within her borders. Though holding clear and sacred the beloved mother country, they are none the less devoted to the fair land of their adoption. Among this class is Theodore Blatter, now living in retirement in Maryville, who for a number of years has been one of the leading German citizens of Nodaway county, where he has labored not only for his own advancement, but also for the good of the community, his efforts having been …

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Abraham Lutz and wife

Biography of Abraham Lutz

In looking over the list of eligible citizens in LInion township for a work of this nature one does not carry his investigations far until the name of Abraham Lutz is encountered, and that his career has been a worthy one is seen by a glance at his very active record, which is here briefly set forth. He was born in Knox county, Ohio, March 8, 1845, but nearly all his life has been spent in this state, having come to Missouri in 1857 with his parents, Jacob and Sarah (Bulyar) Lutz, both natives of the state of Pennsylvania. Upon …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Roland E. Thomas

A highly respected and public-spirited citizen of Maryville is Roland E. Thomas, an active and successful farmer and stock man. He was born near Galesburg, Knox county, Illinois, April 26, 1867, the son of Milam and Eliza (McMurtry) Thomas, the father a native of Ohio and the mother of Indiana. They were married in Illinois, both having come to that state with their parents when young, during the days of the early settlers. Capt. William McMurtry raised a company there for the Black Hawk war and served for sixty days. He was a brother of John McMurtry, the father of …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Rev. Jehu C. Allen

Nodaway county has been the home and the scene of labor of many men who have not only led lives which should serve as a lesson and inspiration to those who follow them onto the stage of life’s activities, but who have also been of important service through avenues of usefulness in various lines. Rev. Jehu C. Allen is to be classed with those men of well-rounded character, sincere, devoted, loyal and many other salient points which renders entirely consonant a tribute to his career in this compilation, his labors having long been directed for the amelioration of the people …

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Plat Map of Nodoway County Missouri 1910

Biography of Smith Hines

Because of his sterling qualities of character, marked business ability and genial disposition. Smith Hines has attained to an enviable position among his fellow-citizens of Hopkins township, Nodaway county, Missouri. He is the owner of a fine farm, which he has so managed as to realize gratifying returns for his labor and he enjoys an excellent reputation as a hustling, progressive and enterprising farmer. Mr. Hines was born in Warren county, Iowa, in 1865, and is a son of William and Louisa (Chapin) Hines. These parents were natives, respectively, of Virginia and New York, their marriage occurring in the state …

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