|Charles Andrew Schwab
Born October 10, 1855
||C. A. SCHWAB, farmer, Oxford Twp., Sec. 4; P.O. Oxford Junction; born in Amboy, Ill., in 1855; came to Iowa in 1860, and owns fifty acres. Politics, Republican; religion, Evangelical Lutheran. His wife, Mary E. Walston, was born in Jones Co. in 1855, and was married May 13, 1879.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 596.
Charles Andrew Schwab, conducting a profitable business as a general farmer and stock raiser, owning and cultivating one hundred and sixty acres of land, constituting the northeast quarter of section 9, Oxford township, was born in Amboy, Lee county, Illinois, October 10, 1855. He was only six months old when his parents. Martin and Mary (St. John) Schwab, removed to Oxford township, Jones county. The father was a native of Germany, the mother, of Ireland,. and they were married in the state of New York. Soon afterward they sought a home in the middle west, locating first in Lee county, Illinois, while in 1856 they became residents of Jones county, Iowa, and spent their remaining days upon the farm which is now the home of their son Charles. Here the father died in March, 1909, at the venerable age of eighty-four years, while his wife, who was born in 1827, passed away in 1893. Their family numbered seven children: John H., who is living in Grinnell, Iowa; Charles A., of this review; Mary Ellen, who died at the age of twenty-five years; Margaret Mary, who died when twenty-two years of age; Martin Luther, who passed away at the age of twenty-five years; George S., who died leaving a widow and one daughter; and Delia Jane, who died when two and a half years of age; The eldest two are the only ones now living.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 165.
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