http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/linn/bios/bio6.htmhttp://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/linn/bios/bio6.htm Household Record 1880 United States Census William J. AKERS Self M Male W 57 NY Blacksmith NY NY Eliza AKERS Wife M Female W 56 NY Keeps House NY NY Charles AKERS Son S Male W 18 NY Cooper NY NY Lysander AKERS Son S Male W 14 NJ Works In Shop NY NY Isabella AKERS Dau S Female W 20 NY NY NY Source Information: Census Place Rapids, Linn, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254351 NA Film Number T9-0351 Page Number 361D #### Household Record 1880 United States Census Jonathan AKERS Self M Male W 29 NY Merchant --- --- Carrie D. AKERS Wife M Female W 19 IN Keeping House KY IN Source Information: Census Place 5th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254351 NA Film Number T9-0351 Page Number 147C
J. Akers This well-known resident of Cedar Rapids, who is now serving as deputy sheriff of Linn county, Iowa, was born in Rockland county, New York, July 30, 1851, and is a son of W. J. and Eliza Akers. The father was born in the same county in 1822, and at an early age learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed until his death. In 1876 he removed with his family to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he died in 1882, and his wife departed this life in 1899. Their family consisted of six children, namely Julia, wife of W. W. McDonald, of Cedar Rapids; Emma, wife of Horace Gates of the same place; Isabella, of Cedar Rapids; Charles W., also a resident of Cedar Rapids; Lysander, of New Mexico; and Jonathan, of this review. (This paragraph is jumbled and meaning not clear) Our subject was reared in the county of schools. When his school days were over his nativity and educated in its public he entered upon the duties of a clerk with the firm of Cooper & Hewitt, proprietors of the iron works at Hewitt, New Jersey, (Mr. Hewitt was the former Mayor of New York) and in 1873 entered the service of the National Bank Note Company, in the Cooper Institute Building, New York city. In 1876 he came to Cedar Rapids, where he has been variously employed. For a time he held a position in the paint department with the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad, and later served as constable. In 1900 he was appointed by Sheriff Morton Evans as deputy for a term of two years, and is now capably and satisfactorily filling that office. Mr. Akers was married in 1877 to Miss Carrie D. Justice, a daughter of Martin R. and Lou Justice, of Cedar Rapids. Her father is a cooper by trade and is still a resident of Cedar Rapids. Our subject and his wife have three children: Charles A., Gladys May and Hazel Ruth. They both hold membership in the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church of Cedar Rapids, and Mr. Aker is also connected with the Knights of the Maccabees, having served as keeper of finance for his tent. By his ballot he supports the men and measures of the Republican party and he takes an active and commendable interest in public affairs.