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in Grant Township; Milton is at home and works with his brother.

During his residence in the Buckeye State our subject made his home near Columbus for a period of ten years. after which he moved to Ogle County, Ill., where he made his home from the year 1847 until 1883. In 1883 he came to his present farm, making the journey from Ogle County, Ill., with teams and wagons. The land which comprises his farm was very nearly all unbroken, and he at once began to make improvements and fit it for use. He now has the whole amount well under cultivation, and has erected a very good house and farm buildings. He and his family have won the esteem and friendship of the citizens of this community since their arrival, and are well known in refined and intelligent circles of society. Mr. Glass affiliates with the Democratic party in politics, and has proved himself a good citizen and an honorable man.

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Letter/label or doddleHME E. AUKES, M. D. It is our pleasure to offer in this writing a biographical compendium of Cortland's leading and representative physician and surgeon. This gentleman is a native of Hanover, Germany, and was born at Canum Amt Emden Ostfriesland, that Province, upon the 29th of May, 1852. He is a son of E. A. and Brechtje R. Aukes. His mother is still alive, and makes her home in Iowa. The father is deceased.

Dr. Aukes was the youngest son born to his parents, whose family circle included nine children. He received a good education in his native place and tongue, and at the age of twenty-one he entered the university at Gottingen, which is the university for Hanover, and of standard reputation. To it some of the finest scholars and physicians of Europe look as their alma mater. He attended the classes of this institution for four years, graduating in the spring of that year, receiving in token thereof the regular diploma of a doctor in medicine and surgery. Upon graduating our subject made several trips on one of the Hamburg line Atlantic steamers, serving in his profession.

 In the summer of 1877 Dr. Aukes set foot upon American soil with the purpose of making it his adopted country and future home. He began the practice of his profession in Logan County, Ill., continuing until the early part of the year 1878, when he went to Hardin County, Iowa, locating in the town of Ackley. Here he speedily built up a lucrative practice, and continued for two years. He next hung out his shingle at Owatonna, Minn., and there remained for five years, having quite a large and paying practice, which he sold at the end of that time, and in 1884 came to Cortland, where he established himself in his profession, and also established his drug-store, which was the first opened in Cortland. He has continued both branches of his profession until the present, and enjoys a large financial as well as professional success.

Dr. Aukes is a member of the Nebraska State Medical Society, also of the State Pharmaceutical Association. To both of these societies he is greatly attached, and some of his contributions at the various sessions of the same have been received with every appreciation. Among the social orders the Doctor is also well and favorably known. He holds membership in the Goethe Lodge No. 38, of the I. O. O. F., at Owatonna, and also in the Star of the East Lodge No. 33, of the Masonic fraternity, at the same place. In the former he has filled the chair of Noble Grand of the Goethe Lodge of Odd Fellows, of Owatonna, Minn.

In October, 1877, our subject was joined in holy matrimony to Miss Anne Ruhaak. This lady is a native of Illinois, and a daughter of Harm and Ellen Ruhaak, natives of Germany, who settled in Illinois in 1848. Their daughter Anne was born at Pekin, Ill., June 10, 1858, being the first child of their family, which included in all four children. Dr. and Mrs. Aukes have become the parents of three children, whose names are recorded as here appended: Ella, who was born Oct. 1, 1878; Hattie, born Feb. 27, 1881; also Diana, born July 1, 1883, and died April 5, 1884.

The political opinions of our subject favor the Democratic party, of which he has been a member since taking citizenship in the country; but at the same time it is his endeavor to be as liberal as is possible in his political views, as in everything else, his large knowledge of the world and human nature







dictating to him generous toleration of freedom of thought, sentiment and opinion in others as the wiser and more truly manly course. The Doctor and his wife are both active members of society, and are numbered among its elite. As a man, citizen and physician it is the happiness of our subject to enjoy the highest regard and unbounded confidence of the community in which he resides.

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Letter/label or doddleYNVILL H. WYMORE is a son of Frederick and Isabel (McMains) Wymore, who are natives of Kentucky, and after their marriage which occurred in Indiana, they made their home there. After a time they moved to Mahaska County, Iowa, and thence to Pawnee County, Neb., in 1855. They were among the early settlers in this State, and in common with others of that early day they have experienced an eventful life. The surrounding country was a great waste of prairie land which was the hunting ground of the Indians and the home of the deer, antelope and wolf. During these first years of settlement little but corn could be produced from the ground, and the settlers were compelled to go to Missouri for groceries, etc., and it was especially hard when these trips occurred in the winter. The distance from one neighbor to another increased the feeling of isolation and loneliness, and altogether there was a severe strain upon the courage and self-reliance of the early inhabitants. In the year 1865 they came to this county, and are now living in Island Grove Township, in the enjoyment of good health and comfortable surroundings. There were ten children in their family, seven sons and three daughters, all of whom are now living.

 Our subject was the fifth child of his father's family, and was born in Mahaska County, Iowa, on the 22d of August, 1848. He remained with his parents until he reached the age of twenty-two years, and received his education in the county schools. On the 15th of December, 1870, he was united in marriage with Miss Susan M. Sharp, who was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., on the 21st of February, 1854. She is a daughter of Jonathan land Margaret (Elvery) Sharp, who are natives of Tennessee. Previous to the marriage of our subject, however, he had had some experience with the Indians. In 1863 he enlisted in Company E, 2d Nebraska Cavalry, for nine months' service. He went from Brownville to Sioux City, thence to Dakota and Minnesota, where the Indians were making trouble. They engaged with them in an encounter in which the Indians outnumbered them ten to one, but the military training of the soldiers enabled them to come off victorious, and at the expiration of his term of enlistment our subject returned to his home in Pawnee County, Neb.

In 1871 Mr. Wymore bought eighty acres of land on section 35, and forty acres on section 34, Island Grove Township, for which he paid from $3 to $8 per acre, according to the location of the land. When it came into his hands it was in an uncultivated state, and the improvements which have made it such an attractive farm have been made by the hardest labor and perseverance. It is still the home farm, and yields good crops of grain, corn being raised more extensively than any other cereal.

Our subject and his wife have gathered about them a family of seven children, all of whom are living at home, and have received the names of Ira E., Francis E., Cordelia, Eva, Harley, Frederick J. and Grace. Mr. Wymore gives strict attention to the work of his farm, in which he has been successful, but while be is public spirited and interested in the affairs by which the good of the community can be secured, he does not seek public office, and is content to leave such honors to others. In politics he votes with the Republican party.

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Letter/label or doddleEBASTIAN SENG, a representative farmer and stock-raiser of Clatonia Township, owns and operates 160 acres of land on section 13, and is numbered among the enterprising citizens of this part of the county. He is a gentleman in the prime of life, and a native of one of the wealthiest States of the Union, having been born in Tazewell County, Ill., Oct. 17, 1841. His parents, Conrad and Elizabeth (Fifer) Seng, were of German birth and ancestry, and emigrated to America before the birth of our subject, in 1838.




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