|THOMAS SCHOONOVER, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 14; P.O. Monticello; born in Binghamton, Broome Co., N.Y., in 1800; came to Jones Co., Iowa, in 1855; owns 120 acres in Sec. 14 and forty acres in Sec. 24. Wife's maiden name was Sarah Wiggins, a native of Pennsylvania; they were married in 1858, in their native State; have had four children; three are living—Lawrence, George and Averet. Mr. Schoonover and wife and two of the children are members of the M.E. Church. Mr. S. is a Republican.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 634.
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