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John Nalle
deceased, was a prominent farmer and stockman of Benton Township.  He was born in Kentucky, Nov. 26, 1860 a son of Albert and Eliza Jane (Savage) Nalle.

Albert Nalle was a native of Virginia, born April 13, 1826.  During the Civil War, Mr. Nalle enlisted from Kentucky in Company G, 30th West Virginia Cavalry, and was killed in action  He was killed near Newton, West Virginia, in a skirmish.  His widow later moved to Missouri with her family, settling in Benton Township, Daviess County.  Mrs. Nalle became the owner of 152 acres of land and carried on farming and stock raising  She is now deceased and is buried in Savage Cemetery, Daviess County.  Mr. and Mrs. Nalle were the parents of four children, as follows:  Ellen the wife of James Beals, a farmer and stockman, Idaho; Julia, the wife of David Woodring, farmer, Benton Township, Daviess County; John, the subject of this sketch; and Maggie, deceased, was the wife of David Schultz.

John Nalle grew up on his mother's farm and received his education in the district schools.  He became a successful farmer and stockman of Benton Township, Daviess County and owned 152 acres of well improved land, which was originally his mother's farm.  Mr. Nalled died November 10, 1904, and is buried in Savage Cemetery, Daviess County.

In 1888 Mr. Nalle married Georgia Ella Savage, daughter of William and Ann Elizabeth (Burdette) Savage. Mrs. Nalle was born Feb. 14, 1864, in Kentucky.  Mr. Savage was a native of Kentucky and a pioneer settler of Missouri, settling in Benton Township, Daviess County.  Mr. and Mrs. Savage were the parents of the following children:  Joseph; Pattonsburg; Jessie, the wife of Henry Lear, Pattonsburg; Dollie the wife of Frank Stamper, both deceased; and Mrs. nalle.  Mrs. Savage died Jan. 8, 1874, and is buried in Kentucky.  Later Mr. Savage married Amanda Ferguson, and to this union the following children were born: John, Benton Township, Daviess County; Magnola, the wife of George Weller, Albany; the third child died in infancy.

To John and Georgia Ella (Savage) Nalle four children were born, as follows: Walter, Pattonsburg; Elsie, wife of Lloyd Persinger, farmer and stockman, McFall; Joseph, living with his mother; and David, farmer and stockman, Benton Township, Davies County.  David Nalle enlisted during the World War from Gallatin and was sent to Camp Funston.  He was in service 18 months.  While there he was taken ill and was operated upon at the army hospital, and has never regained his health.

Mrs. Nalle owns 309 acres of well improved land in Benton Township, Daviess County, and is carrying on farming and stock raising with her son, Joseph.  They are breeders of high grade stock, including Shorthorn cattle and Poland Chaina hogs.

Mrs. Nalle is a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Church.  Mr. Nalle was industrious,  earnest and sincere.  He merited the high regard in which he was held by the community.

Source: History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Missouri, Daviess County by Johns C. Leopard and Buel Leopard, Gentry County by R.M. McCammon and Mary McCammon Hillman, Historical Publishing, 1922
Submitted by Melody Beery

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