sowing. At Newtontown Mrs. Shartel taught the first school in Arizona. But they are still hopeful and enjoying a comfortable old age.
CHARLES E. BARKER was born in Franklin county, Ohio, December 19th, 1836. He moved with his parents to Henry county. Iowa, in 1847, and two years later his father, going to the gold fields of California, caused the family to return to Ohio. In 1853 they again started for Iowa, but cold weather compelled them to stop in Illinois where they remained three or four year (sic) before continuing their journey. When the war broke out in 1861 he was painting a house near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. His material becoming exhausted he went to town for a fresh supply and found the government calling for three month volunteers. He enlisted and did not return to his job. August 10th he re-enlisted in Co. H. 25th Iowa, Infantry, and was in seventeen battles and at the siege of Vicksburg. At Resacca, Georgia, he was wounded in the right leg. During the march to the sea Mr. Barker had charge of a forage detail and participated in many daring adventures. He entered the army as a drummer boy and was mustered out with the rank of first lieutenant.
At the close of the war he returned to Oskaloosa. Iowa, where he was joined by his wife and after purchasing a team and wagon, loaded up his personal effects and started overland for Nebraska, landing on the bank of the Missouri river, two miles east of W. B. Newton's, September 5th, 1865. He lived there for ten years until his farm of 253 acres was washed away by the Missouri river. He then moved to Summit township, one and one-half miles west of Tekamah, where he has since lived, with the exception of two years spent in Keya Paha county.
JESSE SPIELMAN was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, September 18th, 1831. At the age of six years, his father having died, his mother removed with her family to Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania.