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J. D. Saum
Born 1835
J. D. SAUM, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 27; P.O. Olin; born in Wayne Co, Ind., in 1835; came to Iowa in 1840 and spent one year at Fort Madison; then, in 1841, came to Jones Co. He is a son of George Saum, one of the early settlers of Jones Co. Bought and owns 385 acres, on which he has a fine house 32x32, in L shape; a fine barn, 32x40, with 20-foot posts. The place is well stocked with fine grades of stock. Has been School Director and Road Supervisor. In politics, Democrat; in religion, liberal. His wife, Annie Flauger, was born in Maryland in 1840; came to Iowa in 1856; married in 1859 at Walnut Grove; have four children—Elva, Ira, Mary and Kate (died in 1864).

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 651.


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