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William H. Glick
Born June 24, 1841


W. H. GLICK, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 20; P.O. Olin; born in Indiana in 1841; came to Iowa in 1856; enlisted August 12, 1861, in 9th I.V.I.; mustered out September 2, 1864; wounded November 25, at Mission Ridge, Ga.; owns 110 acres, and made the improvements. In politics, is a Republican; in religion, is liberal. Has been a School Director, Trustee and Township Collector. His wife, Elizabeth Stevens, was born in Ohio in 1847; married August 5, 1865, and has two children—Dora E. and John A.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 639.

William H. Glick is engaged in agricultural pursuits in Hale township, Jones county, where he owns a farm of one hundred and ten acres of excellent land, and in his undertaking is meeting with gratifying success. A native of Indiana, he was born near Lafayette, Tippecanoe county, on the 24th of June, 1841, a son of John and Hannah (McCamman) Glick. The father was born in Stark county, Ohio, on the 1st of January, 1813, while the mother's birth occurred in Pennsylvania in 1817. They were married in Ohio in 1840, immediately after which they removed to Indiana, transporting their entire household belongings in a one-horse wagon. The year 1856 witnessed their arrival in Jones county, where Mr. Glick purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Hale township, for which he paid two dollars and twenty-five cents per acre. At the time of the purchase the land was all raw prairie, with not a furrow turned, but with characteristic energy he at once set about breaking the sod and converting it into productive fields. As the years passed by he brought the farm under a good state of cultivation and continued to reside thereupon up until the time of his demise. His death occurred in 1898, ten years after that of his wife, who passed away in 1888. Of the ten children born unto them five reached maturity, namely: William H., of this review; Samuel, residing in Hale township; Mitchell, who makes his home in Jones county; J. A., of California; and J. L., of Missouri.
William H. Glick was reared in his native state until fifteen years of age, and in the meantime attended the public schools in the acquirement of his education. In the fall of 1856 he came with his parents to Jones county, where he has since continued to reside. After laying aside his text- books he was busily engaged in the work of the home farm, giving his father the benefit of his assistance for a number of years. At the age of twenty years, however, he put aside all personal interests to assist his country in her hour of need, and on the 12th of August, 1861, at the first call for troops to serve for three years, enlisted as a member of Company B, Ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Under Captain Don A. Carpenter he saw much active service and took part in many important engagements, among which were the siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, besides many other minor battles. At the battle of Missionary Ridge he received a wound, a bullet passing through about eight inches of his body and coming out through the shoulder blade. He was taken to a hospital and later did duty with the invalid corps for some time, while on the 2d of September, 1864, he received honorable discharge. Throughout the three years of his term of enlistment he fought bravely and fearlessly in defense of the Stars and Stripes, his service being actuated by a spirit of loyalty that won for him a most creditable military record.
After returning home Mr. Glick resumed his connection with agricultural pursuits, remaining on the home form with his parents until his marriage. He then took up farming on his own account, purchasing a -farm of one hundred and ten acres on sections 19, 20 and 29, Hale township, about a mile and a half north of the old homestead. Here he has since continued to make his home, directing his energies toward the further improvement of the fields which he has brought under a high state of cultivation. He has made a close study of agriculture, possesses good business ability and is methodical, systematic and progressive, so that he is numbered among the substantial and successful farmers of his section of the county.
Mr. Glick was united in marriage in 1865 to Miss Elizabeth E. Stevens, a native of Hamilton county, Ohio, born in 1847. She lost her mother in infancy, and with her uncle came to Iowa in 1855. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Glick have been born four children, namely: Dora E., the wife of L. G. Freeman, of Olin; John A., also residing in Olin; Henry Harlan, who passed away in infancy; and Harry M., who is married and resides at home, assisting in the operation of the homestead.
Politically Mr. Glick has been a stalwart republican from the time age conferred upon him the right of franchise, casting his first vote for Abraham Lincoln when reelected for a second term. He has held various offices in the township, including that of trustee, clerk and justice of the peace, and was also county supervisor for ten years. Fraternally he is connected with Ancient Land Mark Lodge, NO. 200, A.F.&A.M. of Olin, is a Royal Arch Mason and holds membership with the Knight Templars of Anamosa. He also maintains pleasant relations with his old army comrades through his membership in Don A. Carpenter Post, G.A.R., of Olin. Patriotism has been a strong element in his life record, for in all matters of citizenship he has been as loyal to his country in times of peace as when following the old flag upon southern battlefields. In all relations of life in which he is found, whether social, business or public, he has been true to high principles of manhood and his salient characteristics are such as have won for him the honor, respect and good will of his fellowman.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 242.

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