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P. H. Sherman
Born 1838
P. H. SHERMAN, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 18; P.O. Langworthy; born in Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., in 1838; came to Jones Co. with his family in 1854, where he has since resided; owns 1200 acres; has land, also, in Cass and Monticello Townships. Wife's maiden name was Jerusha Smith, also a native of New York; they were married in 1858; have had eight children, seven of whom are living—James P., Frank H., Mary Ellen, Alice, Nellie and Freddie, the youngest child not named at time of writing. Mr. Sherman is Captain and Treasurer of the Farmers' Protective Society, headquarters at Langworthy, the object of which is to protect the people through the country from the depredations of horse-thieves. Mr. S. is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 634.


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