States: Iowa: Johnson
W. F. BUCK, a farmer, residing in Union township, post-office address Iowa City; was born Aug.24, 1826, in Germany, came to America in 1844, landed in New Orleans. Settled in Johnson County, Iowa City, in April, 1844. He was a faithful soldier in the Mexican War, served in Captain Morganís Independent Cavalry Company, the first company raised in Iowa, and he served three years and six months. He was married in 1851 to Miss Mary J. Thomas, of Union township, Johnson County Iowa. They are blessed with eight living children: Henry A., William F., Edward O., Jane, wife of Matthew Howell, Elmer S., Charles S., May and Herbert. He is a republican in politics; was a justice of the peace in Union township, and served on the school board and as assessor and trustee of Union township, and was a member of the board of supervisors of Johnson County, for one term, and served on the last board under the law that elected one member from each township; he was sent from Union township and in all of his official duties he made a record as an honest and faithful public servant. Source: The History of Johnson County Iowa 1836-1882 page 791-92.
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