Location: Colfax Missouri

Biographical Sketch of Henry C. Kelso

Henry C. Kelso is a native of Daviess county, Missouri, and was born December 13, 1846. His father, E. C. Kelso, was a New Jersey farmer who came to Daviess county at an early date. Henry C. received his education and early training in his father’s home and at the age of nineteen began life for himself. He spent one year in traveling and then in 1868 entered a drug store in Hamilton, Missouri, remaining two years, when he returned to Daviess county and turned his attention to farming which now occupies his time. Mr. Kelso was married, in 1873,

Biographical Sketch of A. J. Kemberling

A. J. Kemberling is a native of Union county, Pennsylvania, and is the son of A. J. and. Catherine Kemberling, both of whom were natives of the same county. He was born March 24, 1828, and remained with his parents until he attained his twenty-first year; being engaged in farming and attending school. In 1849, he went to Seneca county, Ohio, where he spent twelve years on a farm. From that place he removed to St. Joseph county, Michigan, and at the end of nine years came to Daviess county and purchased a farm in Colfax township where he resided

Biographical Sketch of Joseph Henry Mallory

Joseph Henry Mallory was born near where Winston is now located, March 22, 1844, where he was reared. He is the son of George and Elizabeth Mallory, pioneers of Daviess county, of 1838. His mother dying when he was only three weeks old he was taken and reared by J. H. Mallory, a relative, until he was seventeen years old. He had no educational advantages but by personal application has acquired a fair business education. January 25, 1866, when nineteen years old, he married Miss Matilda Man-ring, of Daviess county, and began to farm which he followed until 1863, when

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Stecker

Samuel Stecker was born near Easton, Northampton county, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1841. His parents are John and Sarah Stecker, who were born and reared in the same county. He lived with them until he was twenty, and was educated in the public schools of his native county. On leaving home in 1860, he went to Illinois and worked as a hand on a farm near Freeport for one year, and then went to Three Rivers, Michigan, where he worked until 1862, when he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-fifth Michigan Volunteer Infantry to serve for three years, but being wounded at

Biographical Sketch of John Milton Bickel

John Milton Bickel was born in Elkhart, Indiana, December 18, 1847, and is the son of Benjamin and Catharine Bickel. His mother dying when he was six years old he was taken by his grandparents, with whom he lived until he was eight years old, when his father having married again he returned home and lived until he became of age. He was educated in the Seminary of South Bend, Indiana, and the Collegiate Institute of Goshen, Indiana. He began teaching at the age of eighteen and followed it seven consecutive years. In the fall of 1871 he came to

Biography of Frank B. H. Brown

Frank B. H. Brown is a native of Canada, born near the Bay of Canta, April 14, 1836. His father, James P. Brown, is a native of Eastport, Maine, and was born in 1805. He made merchandising his principal occupation during life, and died December 3, 1874, at Danville, Dodge county, Wisconsin. Young Brown remained at his birthplace until he was five years of age, and at the age of fifteen was engaged in clerking in a store in the town of Glen-Allen, Ontario, remaining in this business for two years. In 1852 he went to Jefferson county, Minnesota, where