S.A. Broadwell, land and loan office was born in Cincinnati, Ohio., March 21st, 1848. In 1862, he joined the 34th Ohio. Zouaves; was afterwards courier and messenger and in 1864 returned to Cincinnati. He was employed by Tyler, Davidson & Co., until 1866, when he was appointed Sutler of Jefferson Barracks, Mo., where he remained two years; then went to New Orleans, and ran a trading boat for about a year, and then engaged in the wholesale boot and shoe business in New Orleans. He then removed to Mobile, Ala., and engaged in the same business, and through sickness was obliged to discontinue and travel for a time. He next engaged in the land and loan business in Champaign, Ill., remaining there five years; removed thence to Logan, and opened his present office. He is a very popular man, and does an extensive business, owning and controlling four thousand acres and more of well-improved lands, besides a large amount of stock. He is one of the leading members of the Masonic order in Ia., being Grand Warden of the Grand Commandery of the State of Iowa.