WALLACE M. BEAN.
Among the successful farmers of Pilot township is Wallace M. Bean, who is operating land on section 15. He was
born in a log cabin in that township on the 15th of November, 1862, a son of Benjamin L. Bean, extended mention
of whom is made in the sketch of J. J. Bean, which appears elsewhere in this volume.
Our subject was educated in the district schools and after putting aside his textbooks devoted his time to operating
the home farm in association with his mother. In 1891 the father passed away and our subject farmed the home place
the following year, after which he sold the stock and farm implements and made his home with his brother, J. J.,
giving his time to the operation of one hundred and twenty acres which he himself owned. Eighty acres of the tract
was given him by his father and he purchased the other forty. Immediately following his marriage Mr. Bean located
upon his present home farm, having erected a handsome residence for his bride. In the intervening years to the
present time he has prospered and now owns two hundred and forty acres of some of the richest farm land in Iowa
county. He is at once practical and progressive in his methods and seldom fails to harvest large crops.
In 1895 occurred the marriage of Mr. Bean and Miss Theresa Mumm, of Pilot township, a daughter of the late Peter
Mummy, one of the prominent farmers of Iowa county. To this union have been born two children, Benjamin L. and
Mr. Bean is a democrat and has served as township trustee. Almost continuously since 1895 he has been a member
of the school board and during that time has consietently endeavored to advance the best interests of the public
schools. Fraternally he is identified with Williamsburg Lodge, No. 368, I. O. O. F., and both he and his wife are
consistent members of the Methodist Protestant church, whose work profits by their cooperation and material support.
He owns stock in the Farmers Savings Bank of Williamsburg and is recognized as a representative and substantial
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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