GEORGE W. RUMPLE
An excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres situated on section 12, Lincoln township, pays tribute to the
care and labor bestowed upon it by its owner, George W. Rumple, who has lived in Iowa county from the early age
of five years. He was born in Seneca county, Ohio, October 31, 1859, and on the 28th of March, 1865, came to Iowa
county in company with his parents, Daniel S. and Mary J. (Shaull) Rumple. The father was born in Pennsylvania
but in early life removed to Ohio, where he lived until he came to Iowa in 1865, at which time he took up his abode
in Sumner township. He continued his residence in this state until called to his final rest, his death occurring
in Sumner township, in 1903. His wife, who was born in Virginia, accompanied her parents to Ohio at an early age
and died in Sumner township, Iowa county, in 1905. She became the wife of Daniel S. Rumple in Ohio in the early
'40s and to them were born seven children: Sarah, now the wife of W. S. Franklin, a resident of Taylor county,
Iowa; Mary, deceased; John, living in Sumner township; Anna, who died at the age of twelve years; George, of this
review; Daniel, who has also passed away; and Lilly, the wife of J. B. Zimmerman, of Sumner township.
George W. Rumple was five years of age when the family arrived in Iowa, so that his education was acquired in the
schools of this county, while the periods of vacation were devoted to farm work under the direction of his father,
who saw to it that the son had ample training in the tasks incident to the cultivation and improvement of the fields.
In December, 1880, after leaving home, he purchased the farm upon which he now resides, a tract of one hundred
and sixty acres on section 12, Lincoln township. It was then all raw land and with characteristic energy he broke
the sod and put in the first crops. As the years hav Bone ne on he has continued the work of improvement and now
has an excellent firm property. In the midst of well tilled fields stand a substantial residence and outbuildings.
On the 9th of December, 188o, Mr. Rumple was married to Miss Mary Andrews, of Rock Island county, Illinois, who
was born in New Hampshire, February 24, 1853, and there spent the first twelve years of her life, after which she
went to Rock Island county, Illinois, in 1865, with her parents, Benjamin F. and Eleanor U. (Templeton) Rumple.
Her father was born at. New Boston, New Hampshire, January 31, 1824, and died in Rock Island county, Illinois,
in 1869, after a brief residence in the middle west of only four years. His wife was born in Granville, New York,
May 7, 1826, and they were married in Wilton, New Hampshire, in 1846. Their children were ten in number: Eliphalet,
living at Charter Oak, Crawford county, Iowa; Nellie, the wife of J. H. Edgington, of Nebraska; Mary, now Mrs.
Rumple; William F., a resident of Rock Island, Illinois; Herbert, living in Edgington, Illinois; Louis, who makes
his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Benjamin, of Marengo, Iowa; Aldred, of Rock Island, Illinois; Henry, living at
Riverside, Rock Island; and Jessie, who died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Rumple hold membership in the Methodist church and are highly esteemed by a circle of friends who
appreciate their many sterling traits of character. In politics he is a republican but without aspiration for office,
as he prefers to concentrate his energies upon his farm work, with the result that his industry and intelligent
effort are bringing excellent returns.
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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