Born February 7, 1871
|Piatt Strieby, a farmer of Rome township, was born in Pennsylvania, February 7, 1871, his parents being A. L. and Joan (Sedam) Strieby, also natives of the Keystone state, and the father never left that part of the country but died and was buried in the place of his birth. The mother, on the other hand, came west to Iowa when several of her children had found that the opportunities for life here were better than in the east. She is now living in Cedar county and is in the sixtieth year of her age. To Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Strieby were born six children: Piatt, of this review; W. J., of Olathe, Colorado; Maggie, who is the wife of A. A. Schick, of Cedar county, Iowa; S. S., who lives in Texas; B. B., who lives in Michigan; and Helen, who makes her home in Cedar county.
Piatt Strieby received a fair education in the common schools and remained with his parents until he was twenty-two years of age, when he began life for himself. He came to Iowa to obtain his start and for a year worked in Cedar county as a farm hand. He then found employment in a tile factory and after two years' experience was made foreman of a party of workmen, a position he held for six years. In 1904 he rented a farm for three years and on the expiration of his lease bought the eighty acres in Rome township on which he is living today. It is a tract of good land lying on section 36, where Mr. Strieby pursues general farming with much profit to himself.
In 1894 Mr. Strieby was united in marriage to Miss Estella Rummel, who was born in 1874 in Cedar county, Iowa, and is a daughter of Josiah and Isabel (Steward) Rummel. Her parents were both natives of Ohio, the father born in Rich-land county, the mother in Delaware county, but came to Iowa with their respective parents in 1850 and were married in 1863. They lived together in Jones county until the mother passed away December 3, 1900. Mr. Rummel is still living and makes his home in Olin. Six children were born to him and his wife: Nancy J., who is the wife of William Oberton, of Cedar county, Iowa; one who died in infancy; Sarah J., deceased; Charles P., of Brazoria, Texas; Estella B., who married Mr. Strieby; and David H., who lives at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Strieby have five children: Alfred L., Inez M., Howard R., Ilah F. and William J. They are members of the United Presbyterian church and are rearing their children in conformance to its doctrines. Fraternally Mr. Strieby enjoys congenial relations with the Modern Woodmen of America at Stanwood, Iowa, while in politics he gives his support to the Democratic Party and is a stanch supporter of its principles.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 99.
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