|LEWIS DREIBELBIS, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 15; P.O. Scotch Grove; was born in Schuylkill Co., Penn., in 1813; he came to Michigan in the spring of 1833; thence in the vicinity of Galena, where he lived until 1839; thence to Dubuque Co., until 1845, when he came to Jones Co. and settled on his present farm. He was married to Mary McIntyre, who came from the Red River country with her parents in 1837; they settled in Jo Daviess, Ill., where they died some years since. Mr. Dreibelbis went to California in 1850, where he remained twenty-two years, leaving the farm in charge of his family; he returned in 1872. Has six children, three of whom are living—Catherine (now Mrs. Adam Sutherland), Duncan and Asher O.; Augustus, the oldest son, enlisted in the 9th I.V.I., Company D, in 1861; he was mortally wounded the day following the battle of Pea Ridge, by the accidental explosion of a shell; Jacob, the second son, enlisted in Co. H, 31st I.V.I., and died on board the "City of Memphis," between Memphis and St. Louis, on the 16th of April, 1863; David, born March, 1849, died March, 1873. Members of M.E. Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 654
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