Biographical Sketches; Greene County, Iowa - l887:
HENRY R. KELLOGG, county auditor of Greene County, is now serving his second term in that capacity, having been first elected in the fall of l883, and re-elected in l885. He succeeded Andrew A. Watts, who had served six years, and the latter succeeded G.G. Lawrence, who had served four years. Mr. Kellogg settled in Grant Township, this county, in l869, where he purchased and improved a prairie farm which he still owns, and which he occupied until elected to his present office. He was born in Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, January l4, l840, and was reared in his native county. His father, Jesse C. Kellogg, died in Sycamore in l874. He was born in Connecticut, and removed to Lamoille County, Vermont, when quite young. He settled in Sycamore in l836. He was one of the early settlers of the county, and was clerk of the circuit court for many years. August 9, l862, H.W. Kellogg enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Fifth Illinois Infantry, and served until June l4,l865. His regiment was attached to the Army of the Cumberland. Upon the consolidation of the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps, the brigade to which he belonged became the Twentieth. Previous to that time his regiment was not attached to any corps. Mr. Kellogg participated in many important battles and campaigns, including Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, siege of Atlanta, and Sherman's march to the sea. He was engaged in the battle of Bentonville, and marched to Washington after the surrender of Johnston and took part in the grand review in that city. His exposures, as a soldier, induced the asthma, and it was to find relief from that trouble that decided him to come to Iowa. He was for many years engaged as mercantile clerk. In l865 he married Miss Maggie Countryman, who died January 29, l873. His present wife was formerly Miss Samantha Kingsley. By his first marriage were two children -- Jessie and Hiram, and a son and daughter by his present marriage, Bertha and Henry. Bert had died when five months old. He is a Republican in politics, casting his first presidential vote for General Grant. He was a voter when Lincoln was elected the second time, but being in the Army he could not exercise his right. Mr. Kellogg is a popular and efficient officer, and one of the highly respected and progressive citizens of Greene County.
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