Washington County Biographies

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Samuel A. Mowry

Samuel A. Mowry, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Hartford; has 120 acres; was born in the town of Hartford, Washington Co., Aug. 1, 1856; is the son of John and Sally (Churchill) Mowry. He received a common-school education, and in winter of 1875 went to Mitchell Co., Iowa, where he remained two years; he then returned to Hartford, and with the exception of a short time spent in the pineries, he has resided here to this date. He was married in the town of Rubicon, Dodge Co., Nov. 9, 1879, to Miss Dora Ruedi, daughter of Stephen Ruedi; they have one child, a daughter, named Madge. Mr. Mowry's family was among the very earliest settlers in the town of Washington, they having settled on Sec. 24, as early as Nov. 2, 1842. They were from Cayuga Co., N. Y.; his father was a miller as well as farmer, and helped put in the machinery in the Rossman Mill at Hartford; and was the first miller in the town. He had a family of nine children; the eldest, Betsey, was the wife of Charles Phillips, and died in 1858; next was Lydia, the wife of J. Gould; her death occurred in 1879; Harrison is a resident of Clark Co.; Azuba is now Mrs. John Hamilton, of Hartford; John was a soldier of the late war, and died from disease while in the service; he was a member of the 100-day regiment, and was also a member of Co. K, 35th W. V. I. Zeeta is now Mrs. Albert Welch, and is a resident of Clark Co.; Dora was Mrs. Nelson Haner, and died in August, 1877; Samuel A., a farmer of Hartford; and Helen, now Mrs. Truman Seeley, of Osage, Iowa.