|Posted By:||Mary Hitchcock|
|Subject:||Lewis R. Wolfe 4/22/1825 Knox Co. OH - Johnson Co. IA|
|Post Date:||June 21, 2003 at 05:33:54|
|Forum:||Johnson County, IA Genealogy Forum|
Hon. Lewis R. Wolfe, farmer and stock dealer, post-office Oxford; was born in Knox Co. OH April 22, 1825, where he lived until he was about 24, when he went to Hardin Co. OH and lived there 5 years and cleared up a farm. In September 1854 he came to Johnson Co. and settled in North Bend, where he bought 306 acres of land and has since been engaged in farming and dealing in stock, and in April, 1876 he moved to Oxford township to the “Iowa Valley Farm,” where he now resides. He now owns 1400 acres of land in this county, laying in 5 different townships. In 1860 he was elected by Madison township as county supervisor and in August 1862 he enlisted in company I, 6th IA cavalry as captain, and served as captain until April 1865, when he resigned. In 1865 he ran on the democratic ticket for sheriff, but was defeated by John Wilson, and in 1866 was elected as supervisor for Madison township and served 2 years, and was elected by the county as supervisor. He was representative for the district in the 18th general assembly, and also the 19th, and still holds that office, and for several years has been treasurer of the Oxford township school fund. He was married April 22, 1847 to Elizabeth Lindsley of Richland Co. OH and has three children living, viz: Mahlon K., Christopher D., and Phoebe A., now Mrs. William Hardy. Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 954.