Re: Evans, Wier Famalies
Thank you for the information. Below is a bio on Charles Evans you might enjoy. What I am looking for is information on Matthew Evans and Nancy Wier and their life just prior to and arriving in the US. Thank you so very much for the information you sent. Sincerely, Jennifer Harned 1890 History of Hamilton County "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall and Hamilton Counties" A Brief Descriptive History of Hamilton County, and numerous Biographical Sketches of the Citizens The Goodspeed Publishing Co. Chicago, Ill. ©1890 (Note: Only Hamilton County is available here) (See the Hall County section on the Hall County NEGenWeb Project site.) Hamilton County Hamilton County Biographies Evans, C. H. C. H. Evans, veterinary surgeon and farmer, Stockham, Neb. Mr. Evans is another of those of foreign birth who have come into this county and made for themselves a comfortable home, becoming respected citizens of the community. He was born in Ireland, on March 14, 1830, and was the son of Matthew and Nancy (Wier) Evans, both natives of the Emerald Isle. In October, 1830, the family emigrated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania. the father died in Iowas on April 21, 1888, but the mother is still living, resides in Hamilton County, Neb., and is eighty-four years of age. The father worked for ten years in the iron works of Pennsylvania. They were the parents of eight children, C. H. being the second in order of birth. The latter was reared to farm labor, and in September, 1864, enlisted in Company E, Second Iowa Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He was with Sherman to the sea and was a faithful soldier. After residing in Iowa for seventeen years he came to Hamilton County, Neb., in 1877, and settled on his present property, which consists of 560 acres of land. He was married in 1853 to Miss Mary A. Brown, a native of the Keystone State, born on July 23, 1833, and to them have been born ten children: Rosila A. (born in 1853), Eleanor (born in 1855), Charles S. (born in 1857), Lincoln A. (born in 1860), Violeta V. (born in 1862), Elmerson (born in 1864), Amanda L. (born in 1866), Lyman K. G. (born in 1869), Abigail (born in 1874) and Mura (born in 1876). In politics Mr. Evans is a Republican, and socially he is a member of the G. A. R. and I. O. O. F. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been very successful in agricultural pursuits, and for twenty-five years has been veterinary surgeon. His commodious two-story residence, barns, granaries, etc., beside a fourteen-foot wind-mill of the Halliday make, give evidence of his industry and thrift.
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