|Posted By:||Mary Hitchcock|
|Subject:||DeSellem, Isaac N. & George B. of Johnson Co. IA|
|Post Date:||February 03, 2003 at 07:18:13|
|Forum:||Johnson County, IA Genealogy Forum|
Isaac N. DeSellem, farmer, Pleasant Valley township, post-office Iowa City; was born in Jefferson Co. OH February 7, 1820. Came to Johnson Co. and settled on a farm in Pleasant Valley in 1854. He was married October 29, 1846 to Miss Margaret J. Mahan of Jefferson Co. OH. They are the parents of the following children: Hannah E., George B. and John L., who died in 1859, aged eight years. He is a republican in politics, and voted for the prohibitory constitutional amendment. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Church. He was a soldier in the late civil war in company I 22d Iowa Infantry; entered in the summer of 1862 and was discharged at Vicksburg on account of disability in 1863. He died in September 1882, since this sketch was written. Source: History of Johnson County, IA 1836-1882 p.808.
George B. DeSellem, a farmer, residing in Pleasant Valley, post-office address, Iowa City; was born February 22, 1849 in Jefferson Co. OH. He settled in Pleasant Valley township, Johnson Co. in the fall of 1858, and resides on section 26. He acquired his education in Iowa City and was a graduate of the law school of the class of 1877. He was married October 24, 1873, to Miss Mary Guant, the daughter of William Guant of Pleasant Valley. They have two children: Zou, five years of age, and Annie. He is a republican in politics. A member of the I.O.O.F. of Iowa City , also a member of the A.O.U.W. and Legion of Honor. Source:History of Johnson County, IA 1836-1882 p.961.