SCHUYLER COLFAX LOVE.
Forest Hill Farm, which comprises two hundred acres of good land on sections 34 and 27, Greene township, is owned
and operated by Schuyler Colfax Love, who was born upon that farm on the 18th of November, 1865. His birthplace
was a story and a half house which is still standing upon the farm and which was for many years the family residence.
His parents, Benjamin and Anna (Sample) Love, were both natives of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, and the father's
natal day was the 3oth of December, 1826, while the mother was born on the 31st of October, 1825. They were married
in their native county on the 19th of February, 1852, and two years later removed to Iowa county, Iowa, where the
father entered one hundred and sixty acres of land. He passed away on the 13th of August, 1888, and was survived
by his widow for many years, her demise occurring on the 16th of November, 1904. To their union were born five
children: Mary Elizabeth, who became the wife of J. L. Dawson and passed away on the 2d of June, 1913; John C.,
who died on the 2d of November, 1864; Flora B., now the wife of John Warey; Anna Wealthy, who married J. A. Shrader;
and Schuyler Colfax.
The last named received his education in the district schools and assisted his father with the work of the farm
when not busy with his textbooks. After completing his education he continued to aid in the operation of the homestead
and on the death of his father he purchased eighty acres of the farm from his mother. He has since added thereto
until he now owns a two hundred acre tract on sections 27 and 34, Greene township, which is known as Forest Hill
Farm. He does general farming and is recognized as an energetic and progressive agriculturist.
On Christmas Day, 1907, Mr. Love was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Shrader, a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Groff)
Shrader, who were married on the 4th of March, 1869, in Johnson county, Iowa. The birth of Mrs. Love occurred on
the 12th of May, 1870, in Greene township, this county, and she has a sister Mary, who was born on the 30th of
October, 1877, in this county, and who is now the wife of George Trieschmann. Mr. and Mrs. Love have no children
of their own but have an adopted son, John, who was born on the loth of March, 1893, and is still residing at home.
Mr. Love is a republican and since 1895 has served acceptably as secretary of the school board. He and his wife
are affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church, whose work in the community they support. They are highly esteemed
and as the years pass their circle of friends widens. Mr. Love has gained a gratifying success as an agriculturist
and has also found time to cooperate with movements seeking the public good.
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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