Enoch Enochson, a farmer of Hilton township, was born in Wisconsin on the 17th of March, 1857, a son of Erick
and Julia (Johnson) Enochson, both natives of Norway. In the latter '40s they emigrated to this country and located
in Manitowoc county, Wisconsin. For thirty years the father was a sailor on the Great Lakes but eventually removed
to Nebraska and took up his residence upon a farm, where he passed away about 1879 when seventy three years of
age. Enoch Enochson was reared under the parental roof and acquired his education in the common schools of Wisconsin.
When eighteen years old he went to La Salle county, Illinois, and there worked as a farm hand in the employ of
one man for five years. At the end of that time he removed to Benton county, Iowa, and was employed there in a
similar capacity for a part of two years. On the expiration of that period he went to Nebraska, where he spent
five years at farm work. The fall of 1887 witnessed his arrival in this county and in 1890 he purchased the farm
of one hundred and sixty acres in Milton township upon which he has since resided and to the operation of which
he has devoted his time and energy. He has met with gratifying success as a farmer and stock raiser and his capital
is increasing from year to year.
On the 30th of December, 1886, Mr. Enochson was married to Miss Catherine Engelbert, a daughter of Christopher
Engelbert, further mention of whom is made in the sketch of L. E. Engelbert, which appears elsewhere in this work.
Mr. and Mrs. Enochson became the parents of four children, three of whom are living: Estella, who gave her hand
in marriage to Arthur Jacobs, of Hilton township; Louisa, now Mrs. Leo Smith, of Williamsburg; and Earl, at home.
The wife and mother passed away on the 6th of December, 1910.
Mr. Enochson is a republican and at the November election in 19t4 was elected a member of the board of county supervisors.
He had served as township clerk for six years and for two years as assessor previous to that time and could have
held office longer but on account of the illness of his wife refused to do so. Fraternally he is well known, belonging
to Marengo Lodge, No. 114, F. & A. M.; Jerusalem Chapter, No. 72, R. A. M.; Iowa Consistory, No. 2, A. &
A. S. R.; El Kahir Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Cedar Rapids; Williamsburg Lodge, No. 368, I. O. O. F.; Cedar
Rapids Lodge, No. 251, B. P. O. E.; and to the local lodge of the Modern Woodmen. His religious faith is that of
the Presbyterian church, in whose teachings he finds the guiding principles of his life. He is widely known in
Hilton township and Iowa county and all who have been associated with him hold him in sincere respect.
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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