|JOSIAH RUMMELL, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 36; P.O. Olin; born in Richland Co., Ohio, in 1838; came to Iowa in 1855; settled in Jones. Co.; owns eighty-five acres in Jones Co. and eighty in Cedar Co.; he lives on the old homestead of his father, George P. Rummell. In politics, Republican; in religion, United Brethren in Christ. His wife, Isabell Stewart, was born in Delaware Co., Ohio, in 1843; came to Iowa in 1855 with her father; settled in Jones Co.; daughter of Spencer Stewart, who was frozen to death while on his way home from church in the winter of severe storms; married in 1853 and have six children—Nanna J., infant (deceased), Sarah J. (deceased), Charlie P, Estella Bell and David Harry.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 651.
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