Biographical Sketch of Issacher Scholfield

Issacher Scholfield, miller and proprietor of the Dunlap mills, was born in Delaware County, Ohio., in 1833; moved with parents to Wis., and located near Milwaukee, where his father engaged in milling, mercantile business and farming, and he in attending the Quaker Academy in Belmont, Ohio.; and in 1853 engaged in land speculating in Marshall County, Ia., which he continued for three years; then entered into partnership with his brother, and built a mill one and one-half miles north of Le Grand on the Iowa River; this he sold in 1866, and built a mill on Timber Creek in Marshall County, which he sold in 1869, and came to Harrison County, locating permanently in 1871, and commenced building his present mill on the Boyer River. He has a fine stock farm, adjoining the mill, of two thousand acres, and one of the finest conservatories in the west. He is also proprietor of the Dunlap Reporter. He was married May 7th, 1857, at La Grange, Ia., to Mary H. Hanks, who is a cousin of President Abraham Lincoln. She is edittress of that portion of the paper devoted to home decoration by “Aunt Mary.”



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History of Western Iowa: Its Settlement and Growth. Sioux City: Western Publishing Company. 1882.

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