Erie County, Ohio
Michael D. Fritz
Fritz, Michael D, Mankato. Publisher. Born April 8, 1868 in Milan O, son of Daniel and Mary (Wick) Fritz. Married Nov 11, 1890 to Cora J Dunbar. Attended public schools Warren O. Learned printer's trade on Poultry Nation Elyria O 1884; foreman Elyria Daily Telephone until 1888; established Castlewood (SD) Republican 1888; sold out 1891; engaged on Daily Free Press Mankato and held various positions until 1902 when he purchased a one-third interest becoming sec and mngr of Free Press Printing Co publishers, printers and office supplies. Member Mankato City Council 1898-99; Masonic fraternity, B P O E, K of P and A O U W. [Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. Publ. 1907 Transcribed by Nancy Overlander]
— Prominent among the enterprising farmers of Erath county, Texas, is Leonidas Hollowood, the salient points in whose life history we would now bring under consideration. He was born in Vienna, Canada, November 27, 1842, son of Solomon and Lavina (Elliott) Hollowood, both natives of Canada and of French descent, both the Hollowoods and Elliotts having long been residents of that dominion.
Solomon Hollowood became a sailor in his early boyhood, later in life was a captain on lake vessels, and about 1845 moved with his family to Indiana and located at La Fayette. The year following his settlement there he enlisted for the Mexican war, under General Wood, went at once to the scene of action) and was through all the campaign Up to the battle of Buena Vista, where he was killed. After After receiving the news of her husband's death, Mrs Hollowood returned to Canada with her two children, Leonidas and Adelia, and in her native land was subsequently married to Mr. Cyrus Eggleston. About 185 0 they, together with her father, Isaac Elliott, and his family, returned to "The States," this time locating at Milan, Erie county, Ohio, where they made permanent settlement. Mr. Eggleston was a blacksmith and ran a shop there for many years. Grandfather Elliott was a lumber dealer. The sister, Adelia, above referred to, grew up in Milan, and was twice married. By her last husband, a Mr. Myers, she had three or four children. She died and is buried at Milan, the last resting place also of her mother, grandfather and other members of the family. Mrs. Eggleston was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Having thus briefly referred to his parentage, we pass on now to the life of our immediate subject, Leonidas Hollowood. His early childhood was spent in Canada, Indiana and Ohio. At the age of fourteen his ambitious and adventurous nature, together with a combination of circumstances, led him to leave his Ohio home without the permission or knowledge of his parents and seek his fortune in the far west, in other words, he "ran off." Directing his course to Fort Scott, Kansas, he there secured employment as mail-carrier. He made weekly trips on horseback over a sixty-five-mile route, about forty miles of this distance being across the prairie and in an almost uninhabited district, only two houses on the road. To say the least, it was a lonesome ride for a young boy; but the position was a responsible one, and he proved himself equal to it. Thus was he occupied throughout the summer. The next year he went still further west on the plains and for some time was engaged in hunting buffalo and obtaining wolf scalps. His next employment was as a farm hand in Missouri. At the time of the Brown and Lane trouble in Kansas Mr. Hollowood was there. He was at Fort Scott at the time Brown and Montgomery made a raid on the fort and killed one man and carried off all the goods they could. Indeed, he was familiar with all the Kansas troubles up to the opening of the late war. He enlisted under Claiborn Jackson's call for six-months militia, served out the time, and then re-enlisted for three years or during the war; was in D. C. Hunter's regiment, Price the commanding general, and was through all of General Price's campaigns, undergoing much hard service. Indeed, he was in almost continual skirmishing, and many hotly contested battles. For fifty-six days at one time he was under fire! On two occasions he was wounded. At Wilson's creek he received a ball in the left leg, lost some time from service on account of this wound, and to this day carries the ball in his limb. The second wound was not so serious. It occurred in the Westport fight and was a scalp shot. He was knocked from his horse at this time, but rallied at once and continued with his command.
At the time of the surrender Mr. Hollowood was near his adopted home in Missouri, and immediately thereafter he settled in Vernon county, that state, where he continued his abiding place until 1874, then removing to Barton county, same state. At the latter place he maintained his home until 1881. That year he came to Texas, direct to his present location in Erath county, within four miles of Duffau, where he purchased land, his first purchase comprising six hundred and forty acres and later he acquired adjoining lands. Now he is the owner of one thousand and fifty-five acres, all in one body, nearly all under fence, and about three hundred acres in a good state of cultivation. He has a comfortable residence, good outbuildings, modern wind pump, etc., and the general appearance of the farm at once indicates that marked intelligence and good judgment have been back of the energy here expended. Mr. Hollowood raises the usual crops of the county and keeps a sufficient amount of stock for the support of his farm. During the early years of his residence here he was largely interested in the cattle business, but recently, like most of the farmers of this section, he gives all his attention to farming; and during his fifteen years' experience here he has never had a failure in crops.
Mr. Hollowood was first married in 1866, to Miss Catherine White, a native of Missouri. She died in January, 1869, and their only child, Leona, died in September, 1892, at the age of twenty-three years. In 1874 he married Miss Samantha E. Forbes, a native of Illinois, with whose life his was blended for more than twenty years and who died of consumption, April 22, 1895. She was a daughter of Isaiah Forbes, a Missouri farmer, who died in that state. Two children were born of this union, namely: Lenora, who is at this writing attending school at Hico; and Addie, in school at Duffau.
Mr. Hollowood is a gentleman who has always kept himself well posted on the issues of the day, is broad and progressive in his views, especially in his political views, and, politically, may be termed an independent. He has never sought official honors, nor has he ever filled office. [Source: History of Texas, Central Texas, Vol I, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1896 - Transcribed by Gene Phillips]
Jacob Jones, born in 1732 and left fatherless almost from his birth, was adopted by a wealthy planter near Wilmington and lived with his foster parents until he became of age. In his early manhood he married Dinah, or Diana, Stanton, a young lady of the same neighborhood, three years younger than himself. Jacob, always fond of hunting and "a dead shot" early developed those pioneer traits which distinguished his career. Some time after his marriage he moved to Va., nears his step-father, and his mother, resided and about 1770 moved with them into the wilderness across the Alleghany Mountains. Unlike his step-father, he settled on the west side of the Monongahela River on Dunkard creek, near the present town of Pentres, W. Va. This was known then as the Indian side of the river and the place he selected was then on the extreme frontier. They started out in life poor and cast their lot in the wilderness across the mountains from the scenes of their youth; they brought with them nothing, but at the close of their lives they were well-to-do and were loved and respected by all. Their adventures, struggles and hardships if fully described would require volumes. Fights with Indians and hunting expeditions are still being told over and over again, but they left as a legacy to their children something far better than the land which they pre-empted, or tales of adventure—purity of character, strong, vigorous, healthy bodies, piety, honest and frugality. These are the traits which have made their children and their children's children leaders and bulwarks of society in the communities in which they have lived and still live. The assets of those times, however, consisted in adventure and the bare necessities of life. Constant vigilance was the law of life and the rifle was as essential as any article of apparel. Always in danger, they suffered from three well-organized raids of the Indians, 1774, 1777 and 1778. In the outbreak of 1774 the settlers were warned by scouts of the approach of the Indians and most of the people were sent to for at Morgantown, about seventeen miles away. Jacob Jones's wife was not in condition to travel. The children were sent to the fort and the father and mother resolved to stay in their cabin and, if necessary, die together. A scout by the name of Morgan who was watching the approach of the Indians, again warned them that the Indians were almost upon them and practically forced Jacob and his wife to set out for the fort. After proceeding for about five miles Dinah gave birth to William Jones. Morgan carried the new-born babe and the rifles, and Jacob, his wife, and the march to the fort was resumed. The rest of the journey through an untrod and unbroken forest and through creeks and rivers, may be left to the imagination. During the year 1775 or 1776 a fort was built only a short distance from their home on the old Stattler farm, now owned by L.R. Shriver, and during the outbreak of 1777 the families resided at the fort and the men and children, who were old enough, went out in armed squads to cultivate their crops. On the evening of July 13, 1777, a party consisting of Jacob Farmer and his daughter, Susie, Jacob Jones, and his oldest children, Mary, aged twelve, and John aged eleven, Alexander Clegg, Nathan Worley and John marsh went to the home of Jacob Farmer, expecting to hoe corn on the morrow. The house was surrounded by a band of twenty Indians and an attack was made about daylight on the morning of the 14the. Nathan Worley and Jacob Farmer were killed and Susie Farmer and Mary and John Jones captured. Jacob Jones escaped by rushing out past the Indians, running first over the bank of the stream and then along the waters' edge under the protection of the bank. Three Indians followed him and finally forced him to leave the stream. He then ran up the hill along the fence of the clearing. The Indians at first hoped to catch him alive but finding that they could not do this without endangering their own lives, they each fired at him. One shot passed through his ear, another hit his belt and a third passed between his legs. His escape was almost miraculous as he later stated that as he left the house no less than fifteen Indians shot at him. On the hill Jacob met marsh who had gone out before the attack to hunt game for breakfast. Together they saw the captured children being dragged by the Indians up the hill on the opposite side of the creek. Jacob started to follow but was restrained with difficulty by Marsh, knowing that if Jacob had shot an Indian the children would have been killed before their eyes. In the meantime Glegg had also escaped by running into the stream and had carried the news to the fort where he was soon joined by the other survivors. The militia attempted to follow the Indians, but nothing came of the pursuit. The children were taken westward across the Ohio. Susie Farmer was unable to keep up with the warriors and was tomahawked and scalped, the other children being witnesses of the bloody scene. On the way John devised a plan to escape, but was dissuaded by Mary who told him that they could not find their way back and even if they could they could not cross the big river. John and Mary were adopted into different family of the Wyandotte's and lived near Sandusky, Ohio. After arriving at Sandusky the children were made to run the "gauntlet" which they did successfully to the gratifications of their captors. On the whole the children were treated as kindly as the Indians' method of living would admit and their hardships were probably no greater than those which the Indians had to undergo themselves. Mary was especially obedient and, consequently was held in high esteem, but John never became reconciled and was always planning to escape. Finding at last, after 5 years of persuasion, that he could not induce Mary to join him, John's desire to get away became so great the he left his sister, ran away and finally reached Detroit. Here he entered the family of a Doctor Harvey where he was treated as a son given as good schooling as the times afforded, and as much knowledge of medicine as the Doctor could give. John started for England to complete his medical course and got as far as Montreal when a desire to see his people if any were yet living, caused him to return and go to Pittsburg instead. Jacob Jones, learning of this fact went after him and took him home. In all John was away eleven years, five at Sandusky and six at Detroit. Mary remained with the Indians for ten years during which the members of the family which adopted her, all died. She made her way to Detroit and was taken into the family of General McCoombs. Three years later she married Peter Malott and settled first on Grosse Isle and then at Kingsville, Ontario. The marriage was a most happy one and their many descendants are among the most prosperous and respected citizens of that community. Peter Malott died in 1815 and Mary or `Aunt Polly' as she was familiarly known still longing to see her people, set out in 1817 to visit Virginia. She crossed the lake to Cleveland and went the rest of the way on foot. A remarkable family reunion thus occurred after a separation of forty years. On her return two of her brothers accompanied her as far as Cleveland, all on horseback. It is now the custom of the Jones family to hold its reunion every third year with the Malotts at Kingsville, Ontario. Returning to the further experiences of Jacob Jones, Sr., after the capture of his children, he moved his family to a safer position on Cheat River, but he, himself served in the militia on the frontier until the close of the Revolutionary war, when the militiamen were replaced by regulars. For some time afterward he lived on Cheat Bottom, now Tucker County, W. Va., where he had a grant of land. In 1794, he obtained a grant of land near Knottsville, W. Va., where he spent the remaining years of his life in peace and comfort. Both Jacob and his wife died in the summer of 1828 aged, respectively, 96 and 93 years. In 1904, the family reunion was held near the spot where this remarkable couple was buried and monument erected over their graves was dedicated to their memory.
The children of Jacob and Dinah Jones, in the order of their birth were: Mary (Malott), John, Benjamin, Samuel, William, Jacob Jr., Rebecca (Powers), and Martha (Powers).
Mary married Peter Malott and had the following children: Joseph, Mary, Anne, and Peter and two who died in infancy. She was born in Delaware or in Loudon County, Va., in 1764 and died in Kingsville, Ontario, Oct. 16, 1845. John Jones was born in Delaware or Loudon County in 1766 and died in 1850. [Source: "Genealogy of the Current and Hobson Families", 1906 - CM, Sub by FoFG]
History discloses the fact that this Linn family came from good old Scotch-Irish ancestry, and that among its scions were revolutionary soldiers, eminent judges, attorneys, physicians and politicians, of much more than the ordinary ability and influence, especially in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Virginias, and Missouri. Later generations intermarried with the New England family of Newcombs; hence the following narrative will treat, to some extent of both families, which include the well known attorney-at-law in West Virginia and Charleston, Robert G. Linn.
(I) Joseph Linn, of Scotch-Irish descent, was born in 1725, and died April 8, 1800. He married Martha Kirkpatrick, a native of the city of Belfast, Ireland, born in 1728; died March 7, 1791, daughter of Andrew Kirkpatrick. Joseph Linn was an adjutant in the Second Regiment of Sussex Militia, of Virginia, during the revolutionary struggle, Aaron Hankinson being the colonel. Joseph and Martha (Kirkpatrick) Linn had four sons and four daughters:
1. Alexander, born in 1753, married Hannah, daughter of Nathan and Uphamy (Wright) Armstrong.
2. David, married Sarah, daughter of Brigadier-General Aaron Hankinson, and they had eight children among whom were: Alexander, married and removed to Ohio; Mattie, married Jacob Shepherd: Polly, unmarried; Margaret, married a Mr. Shepherd; Aaron, married Eliza Hankinson, and settled in Finleyville, Pennsylvania.
3. Andrew, mentioned below.
4. Margaret, married Hon. Joseph Gaston, paymaster of the Sussex Militia, during revolutionary war days.
6. Ann, married Jacob Hull.
7. Martha, married (first) Isaac Schaeffer, (second) Joseph Desmond; she died in 1830, and was buried at Sandusky, Ohio; the Rev. Isaac Desmond was her son.
8. John, married in 1791, Martha Hunt, daughter of Lieutenant Richard Hunt; children: Elizabeth, married Rev. Edward Allen; Sarah, married Nathan Armstrong Shafer; Andrew, married Isabelle Beardslee; Mary Ann, married Rev. Benjamin I. Lowe; Caroline, married Dr. Roderick Byington; Alexander, a doctor at Deckertown, married Julia Vibbert; William H., who was also a physician. The father of these children, John Linn, was appointed to the court of common pleas of Sussex County, Virginia, in 1805, serving until his death in 1823. He was twice a member of congress and died at Washington, D. C., during his second term. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church at Hardyston.
(II) Andrew, son of Joseph Linn, was born in 1759, and died in 1799. He studied medicine at Log Goal. He married Ann Carnes, of Blandensburg, Maryland, and they were the parents of five children: 1. Robert, mentioned below. 2. Margaret, married Major William T. Anderson, of Newton. 3. Mary, married David Ryerson. 4. Martha, married (first) Hugh Taylor, and (second) Richard R. Morris, of New York. 5. Alexander, settled at Easton, Pennsylvania.
(III) Robert, son of Andrew Linn, was born April 20, 1781. He probably came to Virginia from Pennsylvania about 1810, and located in what was then Harrison County, now in Marion County, West Virginia, where he died September 9, 1834. He was by occupation a farmer and miller. He married Catherine Lyon, born in Pennsylvania, October 18, 1788. He and his family resided at Linn's Mills. Children: Mary Jane, married Smith M. Hensill, and died in Portland, Oregon; Priscilla, married Newton Maxwell; Nancy, married Newton's brother, Milton Maxwell, of Butler, Pennsylvania; Sarah, married Isaac Courtney; Louisa, married Dr. John T. Cooper, of Parkersburg; Benjamin, married Sarah Shriver; and Robert, mentioned below.
(IV) Robert (2), son of Robert (1) and Catherine (Lyon) Linn, was born in Marion County, West Virginia, while it was yet within Old Virginia, December 27, 1813, and died December 7, 1860. He studied law in the office of Hon. Edgar C. Wilson, of Morgantown, Virginia, and was subsequently admitted to the bar at Pruntytown, Taylor county, in 1846; later he practiced law in Gilmer County, West Virginia. For four terms in succession he served as prosecuting attorney, having been elected on the Whig ticket, and he was serving in that office at the date of his death. He held other offices of trust and importance, in which he served with faithfulness and much ability. He was among the best known men of his section and bore the esteem of all with whom he came in contact. Mr. Linn was an elder in the Presbyterian church. He married in Fairmont, West Virginia, Sophronia S. Newcomb, born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in 1816, daughter of Ebenezer (2) and Sophronia (Smith) Newcomb (see Newcomb VI). She was a woman of rare intelligence and refinement, and a lifelong worker in the Presbyterian church. She was only two years of age, when her family removed to Fairmont: hence her life was largely spent in what is now West Virginia, and she died in August, 1890. Children: 1. Mary S., born September 21, 1841, married Newton B. Bland, who died in March, 1896; she died January 28, 1910, leaving three children: Robert Linn Bland, now an attorney at Weston, West Virginia, who married and has four children; George Linn Bland, assistant cashier of the Citizen's National Bank of Weston; Hattie, of Weston, West Virginia. 2. Nancy Catherine Lyon, born May 3, 1845, married Marion T. Brannon, of Glenville, West Virginia; she has three living children: Hon. Linn Brannon, ex-judge of the circuit court; Alice, of Fairmont; Howard R., a bank cashier of Glenville. 3. Robert G., mentioned below.
(V) Robert G., son of Robert (2) and Sophronia (Newcomb) Linn, was born April 6, 1849, at Glenville, West Virginia (then Virginia) and was reared and educated as most youths of his time were, commencing in the common schools and later at Witherspoon Institute. When eighteen years of age, he became assistant clerk in the circuit clerk's office, at Clarksburg, where he remained three years. In 1869 he entered the Cincinnati Law School, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws, in 1870. His instructors at law school were Ex-Governor Hoadley, Bellamy Storer, and H. A. Morrill. After his graduation he took up law practice at Glenville, the town of his birth, where he became prosecuting attorney, serving one term. He was two years in Gilmer county, and twelve in Calhoun county, West Virginia, where he served two years as prosecuting attorney. He then returned to Glenville, in March, 1884, and remained there until 1900, being associated in law with Hon. John S. Withers. In 1900 he went to Charleston, Kanawha County, this state, where he now resides and practices his profession. He has been associated, as partner in law business in Charleston, with George Byrne, now of the Manufacturers' Record, and also with William E. R. Byrne, his present law partner, having also his son, Robert Linn, as a member of the firm. Mr. Linn maintains offices at Sutton, Weston and Glenville, this state, having partners in each locality. From 1873 to 1907, he had for a partner, Hon. John M. Hamilton, with offices at Grantsville, Calhoun County. It goes almost without saying that Mr. Linn has to do with much of the important legal business in this section of West Virginia, having so many sub-offices, the important cases pass through his hands for final investigation. Politically, he is a Democrat. In religious faith, he is of the Presbyterian Church. In fraternal connections, he is numbered among the members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Glenville.
He married at Weston, West Virginia, June 12, 1876, Mary Hamilton, who was born, reared and educated at that place. Her parents were Dr. J. M. and Mary (Lorentz) Hamilton, her mother being the daughter of John, and the granddaughter of Jacob Lorentz, of pioneer fame in this state. John Lorentz married Mary Roger; both are now deceased. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Linn, probably not in order of birth, were: 1. Ernest, died young. 2. George, died June 22, 1908, while a law student at the University of West Virginia. 3. Edna, born June 25, 1878, educated at Wilson College, Pennsylvania; taught in normal schools, is now at home. 4. Mary, born April 25, 1880, educated at the Normal School of Glenville, West Virginia, and Hollister Seminary, Roanoke. Virginia, now at home. 5. Harriet, born March 30, 1884; graduated first in high school, then from the Glenville Normal School, and later as a trained nurse at Washington, D. C. 6. Robert, born July 25. 1882, graduated at the law school of the University of West Virginia, in the class of 1906, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws; was admitted to the bar the same year, and has been associated in law business with his father, at Charleston, ever since. 7. Ruth, born October 25, 1886, is fitting herself as a trained nurse, at Washington, D. C. 8. John Hamilton, born December 6, 1892, now in high school.
(The Newcomb Line).
As above referred to, the Linn and Newcomb families are intermarried, and this fragment of the Newcomb genealogy naturally finds a place here:
(I) Francis Newcomb, born in England, 1605, came to the American colonies, 1635, with his wife, whose name was Rachel.
(II) Peter, son of Francis and Rachel Newcomb, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, March 16, 1648; married, April, 1672, Susanna Cutting, daughter of Richard Cutting, of Watertown, Massachusetts.
(III) Jonathan, son of Peter and Susanna (Cutting) Newcomb, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, March 1, 1685, married Deborah; and their children included Benjamin, of whom below.
(IV) Benjamin, son of Jonathan and Deborah —— Newcomb, was born at Braintree, Massachusetts, April 9, 1719, removed to Norton, Massachusetts, and died in 1801. He married, November 24, 1743, Mary, daughter of John and Mercy Everett, of Dedham.
(V) Rev. Ebenezer Newcomb, son of Benjamin and Mary (Everett) Newcomb, was born at Norton, Massachusetts, in November, 1754; he was a carpenter by trade, also a farmer and a Baptist minister. He fought in the war for national independence, being a member of Captain A. Clapp's company. He died February 13, 1829. He married Wealthy Willis, February 23, 1779, and she died May 11, 1818.
(VI) Ebenezer (2), son of the Rev. Ebenezer (1) and Wealthy (Willis) Newcomb, was born October 22, 1785; was a carpenter, and cabinet maker. He removed from Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Fairmont, Virginia, now in West Virginia, where he died in 1859. He married Sophronia Smith, born December 24, 1792. Their daughter, Sophronia, born December 6, 1816, died in August, 1890. She was a native of Deerfield, Massachusetts, came to Virginia, with her parents when two years of age; she married Robert (2) Linn and became the mother of Robert G. Linn (see Linn V). [West Virginia and Its People, Volume 2 By Thomas Condit Miller, Hu Maxwell - Transcribed by AFOFG]
No history of Delta would be complete without mention of August Miller, who started upon his business career in the town as proprietor of a little stock of goods which was displayed to the public in a tent. Today he is the owner of a well housed furniture and house furnishing goods establishment and is enjoying a very substantial and gratifying trade.
He was born in Erie county, Ohio, in 1855, and is a son of Christopher and Eliza (Glazier) Miller, members of old pioneer families of Ohio. He acquired his education in the schools of Erie county and later in the schools of Michigan, to which state his parents removed during his boyhood. Until he was twenty-four years of age he worked upon his father’s farm, early becoming familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops. He then took up the butchering business, at which he worked in St. Louis, Denver and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and he also became identified with the furniture trade in Glenwood Springs. He was also at one time active in connection with the sale of furniture in Cripple Creek. In 1906 he removed to Utah and in 1912 went to Delta, where he has prospered in no small degree Delta at the time of his arrival was largely a town of tents. On a borrowed capital of ten dollars Mr. Miller opened a furniture store in a tent and during the seven intervening years his business has developed to a most enviable degree. He now occupies a brick store building thirty by one hundred feet, and his stock embraces a full line of furniture, house furnishing goods and stoves. His store is the one strictly furniture store in Millard county and a liberal patronage is accorded him. Mr. Miller is also a member of the board of directors of the Delta Chronicle and is a stockholder in the Delta Alfalfa Mill. He is thus lending his cooperation and support to various important interests of the town and is contributing in marked measure to its development and upbuilding.
In 1888 Mr. Miller was united in marriage at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Miss Margaret Bailor and to them have been born the following named: Mrs. Blanche Oar, of Lakeside, Oregon; William E., living in San Diego, California; Mrs. V.C. Kent, of Fort Meyer, Florida; John A., a resident of Delta; Helen, who is in Jacksonville, Florida; and John A., who managed the sheet metal and tin shop in Delta in association with his father. The last named was one of that glorious bank of American troops who wrote the word victory over the history of the great World war. He served in the navy for sixteen months and was honorably discharged in February, 1919, having been most of the time on a submarine chaser.
Mr. Miller is a member of the Delta Commercial Club and is keenly interested in the work of that organization toward promoting the benefit and upbuilding of the city. No movement calculated to improve conditions here in any way seeks his aid in vain. He is actuated by the same spirit of patriotism that was manifest in his son who joined the navy. In fact the family have always stood for progress and improvement, and they are among Delta’s most highly esteemed residents. [Source: Utah since Statehood: Historical and Biographical Volume 2; By Noble Warrum; Publ. 1919; Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty]
KARL RUDOLPH MULLER.
Among the more recent settlers of Okanogan county, we have the pleasure of mentioning the subject of this article, who is one of the progressive and substantial citizens. He is dwelling about three miles northwest from Tonasket post office, where he owns a quarter section of land, and is giving his attention to farming and stock raising. He was born July 20, 1877, in Erie county, Ohio, the son of Karl and Amelia Muller, natives of Switzerland. He was well educated in the public schools in Ohio and Kansas, and remained with his father until twenty-one. His minority was spent on a farm where he met with the invigorating exercise incident to rural life. Soon after he became of age he worked out for some time and procured a team and wagon for himself, after which he followed farming a short time in Morris county, Kansas. Then he made a journey to the Alberta country, Canada, and returned to Kansas. He sold his property in February, 1901, and came to join his brother in Okanogan county. He at once selected his present homestead and since that time the two brothers have been laboring together in partnership, in general farming and stock raising. The parents are still living in Kansas. These young men have made for themselves a good reputation in this western country, and judging from the past, we presage for them a bright and prosperous future. [Source: "An illustrated History of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan, and Chelan Counties in the state of Washington" Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904 - Tr. by Helen Coughlin]
CORNELIUS POWERS, [Class of 1851] born Plainfield, Vt., Dec. 26, 1817. In 1838 came to Milan, O., working there at the shoemaker’s trade. Next he went to Cook Corners, O., and bought a farm, but after five years determined to have an education and came to Oberlin, 1847, entered the freshman class. He paid his way while in college by working at his trade and teaching; graduated in 1851, and was soon married to Minerva Crosby, of Oberlin. He taught for six months at Hartford, O., but determined to preach and came back to the seminary. After about a year and a half his health failed and he was compelled to give up study. 1853, purchased a farm in Franklin where he lived for eighteen years; 1873, returned to Oberlin and lived on a farm east of town until his death, Aug. 5, 1897. [Source: Necrology Oberlin College For The Year 1897-8., Transcribed by: Helen Coughlin]