Taken from the Biographical History of Pottawattamie county, Iowa, 1891, by the Lewis Publishing Company, page 324-25.ALBERT NORDYKE is one of the well known citizens of Grove Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.He was born near Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, June 27, 1850, son of JOHN NORDYKE, a native of Ohio.His grandfather, DANIEL NORDYKE, was born in Tennessee, and was of German extraction.Mr. Nordyke's mother, nee ANNA MOON, was born and reared in Ohio, daughter of JESSE MOON, a native of Tennessee.When Albert was five years of age, his parents removed to Clinton County, Ohio; and when he was sixteen years old, they went to Lewis County, Missouri.From that place they removed to Macon County, Missouri; thence to Caldwell County, same State; and thence to Marshall County, Iowa.The father was a farmer all his life and died in Marshall County, Iowa.His widow, a well preserved lady for her years, makes her home with her son, Albert.The subject of this sketch was reared to farm life and obtained his education in the public schools.In the spring of 1879, he came from Marshall County to his present location.In 1883 he purchased from Rev. Samuel Smith the farm on which he now lives.It consists of 77 and one half acres of rich prairie soil.Fifteen acres are in timber.A school house is located on the southeast corner of the farm, which is four miles and a half east of Carson, Iowa.Mr. Nordyke is here engaged in general farming and stock raising, and also makes a specialty of the manufacture of sorghum, having successfully operated a mill for 14 seasons.His factory is well arranged with all the modern conveniences - brick fire vault and modern pans for boiling and skimming.He is able to manufacture as good syrup as can be made in western Iowa, and his output is from 1,100 to 2,000 gallons per annum.He finds local sale at good prices for all he can make.Mr. Nordyke was married in Caldwell County, Missouri, December 29, 1875, to Miss Mary E. Moorman, a native of Green County, Ohio, and a daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Moorman.Six children have blessed this union, namely:Myrtle, Carrie, Dalton L., Alma, Ada, and babe, Ralph A.Mrs. Nordyke is a member of the Christian Church.Politically Mr. Nordyke affiliates with the Republican party.He is a man in the prime of life, and is regarded by all who know him as an honorable and upright citizen.(end)
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