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has been a member for many years. The only office he has ever held is that which he occupies at present, and is that of School Moderator, in which he is working with conscientious diligence. He is a man of large humanity and public spirit, anxious to do his part in everything that promises to be a benefit to his surroundings, whether in the county or in society.

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Letter/label or doddleAMUEL V. JEWELL. The subject of this sketch settled in Clatonia Township during its pioneer days, and is numbered among its oldest living residents. His home lies on section 36 and comprises a well-improved farm of 320 acres, with comfortable buildings and all the appliances of the modern agriculturist. Mr. Jewell has labored industriously and practiced the most rigid economy, and now in his later years is enjoying the fruits of his toil and good management. His record as a citizen and neighbor has been creditable in the extreme, and he consequently enjoys the confidence and esteem of those around him.

Our subject was born in Ogle County, Ill., Feb. 20, 1851, and is the. son of Monroe and Emily (Biggers) Jewell, who were both natives of New York State. His paternal ancestors are believed to have originated in England, and were first represented in this country during the Colonial days. The mother traced her forefathers both to England and Ireland. Their family included five children, four of whom are living, namely: George, a resident of Grant Township, this county; Clark, of Cheyenne County, Kan., where Henry also lives, and Samuel V., our subject.

Mr. Jewell remained a resident of his native county until the twentieth year of his age, and in 1870 made his way to Nebraska, settling at once in Clatonia Township, this county. Here he employed himself at farming until 1876, then took possession of the land comprising his present farm. It was then an uncultivated prairie, but Mr. Jewell set about the task of building up a homestead with that resolution and energy which are the salient features of his character. He was prospered in his labors, brought about the improvements necessary to his comfort, and added to his real estate until he is now the owner of 320 acres of as fine land as any to be found in this county. He has been quite prominent in local affairs, having served a number of years as School Director and also officiated as Road Supervisor. To those enterprises calculated to develop the country and benefit its people he has ever give his cordial and liberal support. He has witnessed with the warmest interest the transformation of a wild country into cultivated farms and beautiful homesteads, and may most properly feel that he has been no unimportant factor in bringing about this desired state of things.

 One of the most important events in the life of our subject was his marriage, which occurred Feb. 3, 1870, in Lee County, Ill. His bride, Miss Elizabeth Carpenter, was born Sept. 2, 1852, in New York City, and is the daughter of James and Julia (Foster) Carpenter, who were natives of New York, and are now deceased. This union resulted in the birth of three children: Emily J., born April 9, 1871; Nelson M., Oct. 12, 1872, and Alta A., June 22, 1878.

Mrs. Jewell came with her parents to Lee County, Ill., when a little girl six years of age. Her brothers settled on a tract of land, and in common with the other pioneers of that region the family endured all the hardships and privations incident to settlement in a new country. There were seven children, five of whom survive, namely: Eunice, wife of James Patterson, of Lee County, Ill.; Josiah, of Ogle County; Cynthia, the wife of John Savage, of this county; Martha J., Mrs. George W. Jewell, of this county; and Elizabeth, the wife of our subject. The parents are now deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Jewell enjoy the friendship of a large circle of acquaintances, and are active in those pleasant social matters which bind a community together in its common interests. Mr. Jewell votes the straight Republican ticket, but beyond the good which he might accomplish in his own community in discharging the duties of an unsalaried office, has no aspirations for political preferment. He and his estimable wife are known and respected by everybody, and no more hospitable home than theirs may be found in this region. A man of sterling integrity and sound business principles, his







word is considered as good as his bond. To such men as Mr. Jewell is the country indebted for its wonderful progress and development, and his name will be remembered with gratitude long after he has been gathered to his fathers.

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Letter/label or doddleRANKLIN GRAF. From the land of the Alps there came to America and settled in Pennsylvania many years ago a young man--Samuel Graf. It was not long before he was industriously employed, working at his trade as a tailor. After some time he made the acquaintance of and was united in marriage with Miss Louise Anna Parker, of Somerset County, in that State. They then settled in Illinois, about the year 1833, upon a farm which he continued to operate successfully until the year 1876, when he died at the advanced age of seventy-five years. His wife is still living in the old home, and has reached the allotted threescore and ten years. They were the parents of our subject, Franklin Graf, who was the fourth child of eight born to them, whose names are here appended: Margaret, David, Mary, Kossuth, Franklin, Elias. John and Wilhelmina. By a former marriage the father of our subject had become the parent of four children, whose names are not here given.

Our subject was born on the 28th of December, 1851, in Northville Township, LaSalle Co., Ill. The incidents that comprise the experience of his boyhood differ in no way materially from those of the average youth. His time was occupied by the engagements incidental to school and farm life, and from the time, his education was completed until he arrived at man's estate he devoted all his time to making himself proficient in all the details of farm life.

 In the spring of 1875 our subject was united in marriage with Miss Helen Hupach, daughter of Andrew and Augusta (Glaas) Hupach. Her father was a native of Prussia, and her mother of Nassau, Germany. He had come to America as a young man, seeking the larger opportunity for progress and advancement in life. His wife had come with her parents while yet a little girl. Upon their marriage they settled in LaSalle County, Ill., where Mrs. Hupach died, aged forty-three years, in the year 1880. Her husband, who still survives. has reached the advanced age of seventy years. Their family included eleven children, whose names are as follows: Henry, Helen, Cecelia, Isabelle, Emmie, Alfred, William, Elenora, Annie, Casper and an infant. Their daughter Helen, the wife of our subject, was born on the 5th of May, 1855, and made her home with her parents until her marriage. Since that felicitous event she has become the mother of eight children--Eddie. an infant, deceased; Mira; Willie; Grace, who died at the age of one year; Harrison, an infant deceased; and Edna.

Some one has said, "Expect great things, attempt great things and great things will result." This may not be absolutely true in every case, but in that of our subject it most undoubtedly is. Nebraska might almost be called "the young man's State," so many brilliantly successful men has she within her borders, and among that class would be included the subject of this writing. Looking at his early opportunities, and the many circumstances and happenings in his life that have opposed themselves to his progress, only to be combated and overcome by his intelligent enterprise, independence and push, which in later years have been supplemented by the inspiration and enthusiasm of his estimable wife, and the increased unselfish ambition born of his affection for his children. Since coming to Nebraska in 1875, upon the 1st of April of which year they arrived in Beatrice, hard, continuous labor has been the order of the day, but as the days have come and gone they have seen "something attempted, something done," that has earned for them the most gratifying results.

Our subject has brought his farm to an unusually high perfection in agriculture, and has planted in the vicinity of his house a very fine orchard, where may be found in season an abundance of apples, plums, cherries, etc. Within his home are found many marks of that inherent refinement and culture that make it the brightest and most attractive place to those whose privilege it is to be members of the family, and a memory the loss of which




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