Thank you for the added information and for the lead to the Decatur webpage. And THANK YOU for all your work in putting the newspaper pieces at appropriate places on genealogy sites so others of us can find them easily!
Eli Harris Alexander was the younger brother of my direct descendant, Mary Alexander, who married Charles Turk when the family was still living in Indiana. The Turks also moved to Iowa before settling a little south near and in Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri.
Eli also had an older brother, Reuben (named for their father), who lived in Decatur County before settling permanently in Fremont County, Iowa.
I had not realized that ggg-uncle Eli had been so successful. It was wonderful to find this bit of family history. Thank you, again.