Leading Events in Johnson County, Iowa, History (Volume 1)

9781235727412: Leading Events in Johnson County, Iowa, History (Volume 1)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... REFERENCES AND NOTES I Tacitus Hussev in Annals of Iowa, January, 1910, p. 401. See Laws of Iowa, 1857, p. 254; 1858, p. 289. Originally as passed in 1857 it became unlawful for any one except on his own premises "to kill, ensnare, or trap any wild deer, elk or fawn, wild turkey, prairie hen or chicken, grouse or quail between the first day of February and the fifteenth of July,' in any year. It was amended in 1858 to read ' from the first day of January to the fifteenth dav of August," in any year. "2 See Map A for details of the three purchases, 1832, 1836, and 1837, so far as included in Johnson county. 3 Data from Samuel Gilliland, Mechanicsville, Iowa, then in his ninety-seventh year. 4Shambaugh's Constitution and Records of the Johnson County Claim Association. 5 Mrs. Benjamin Ritter, of Iowa City. The first weddings of Johnson county were of Benjamin Ritter and Mary Stover, and of Martin Smith and Martha McLucas, a double wedding. 8 R. L. Rowe, in the Cedar County Post, 1872-1873. 7 There appears to be some difference of opinion regarding the rivalry of the two towns of Osceola and Napoleon. At the death of John Gilbert. James Davis was made the administrator of his estate, and a deed made by him to the northwest quarter of section thirty-two, township seventy-eight, range five, is "witnessed by J. Weston Brooks and S. C. Hastings.'--Record of Deeds, Book I, p. 11. 9 Data from John McClellan, Mechanicsville, Iowa, who was employed in grading the Lyons Iowa Central Railroad, using both ox and horse teams, and who had difficulty in collecting his pay. 9 Gilbert R. Irish, at old settlers meeting, 1908. 10 Data from G. R. Irish. II Iowa City Weekly Press, May 13,1885. 12 Iowa City Daily Republican, March 13, 1878. 13 T. S. Parvin in Iowa City Weekly Pr...

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