|Z. DENNING, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 17; P.O. Langworthy; born in Malta, Saratoga Co., N.Y., in 1825; came to Jones Co. in 1854; his father is still living; his mother is dead. His wife's maiden name was Drusilla Ackerman, a native of New York; they were married in 1853; have three children—Elva, Ettie and Jessie; the two oldest are married (Elva and Ettie). Mr. Denning was of a family in which there were eleven children, three girls and eight boys, all living but one. Mr. Denning and his entire family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; in politics, Mr. Denning is a Republican. He owns eighty acres of land, some of which is in Sec. 17 and some in Sec. 20, about all under cultivation.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 623.
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