J. FRED HUFF.
Three years ago J. Fred Huff rented his farm in Columbus City township and he and his wife have since been living
at ease, Mr. Huff having acquired a competence through years of energetic and successful application. He comes
of good Pennsylvania ancestry and was born in the Keystone state November 8, 1857, a son of L. W. and Anna Stamen
(Ripple) Huff, record of whom appears elsewhere in this work.
J. Fred Huff received his education in Pennsylvania and came with his parents in 1871 to Louisa county, Iowa. He
continued on his father's farm until after reaching maturity and at twenty six years of age rented one hundred
and fifty eight acres on section 5. Columbus City township, which he cultivated for two years. He then went to
Des Moines county, Iowa, and took up his residence on the farm of his father in law, his home for eleven years.
In 1895 he returned with his family to Louisa county and purchased one hundred and four acres upon which he established
his homestead. He has greatly improved the farm so that it compares favorably with any other place of the size
in the county. The residence is a beautiful two story building and is provided with all modern conveniences, making
it one of the most comfortable and attractive homes in the township.
On the 29th of November, 1884, Mr. Huff was married to Miss Emma Carter, a daughter of Edwin and Mary (Sargent)
Carter. Mrs. Huff was a member of a family of eight children, namely: Marion, the first cashier of the Farmers
and Merchants Bank of Columbus Junction and now deceased; Minerva, the wife of Edward Albright, of Danville, Iowa;
John, a resident of Spokane, Washington; Ollie, who married Wesley Albright, of Burlington, Iowa; Emma, now Mrs.
J. Fred Huff; Mary F., the wife of Rufus Boyce, of Pecos Valley, New Mexico; Nevada E., at home; and Albina, who
married Frank Ritchey, of Des Moines county.
Politically Mr. Huff has been, from the time he cast his first ballot, in hearty sympathy with the republican party
and his support has been given to its candidates and platforms. He is a stanch believer in the Bible and holds
membership in the Methodist church. His life has been actuated by worthy ideals and characterized by many kindly
acts so that today he is greatly esteemed by those with whom he has had business or social relations. It is hardly
necessary to say that he is a valued member of the community and that he always willingly assists in promoting
any cause that aims to add to the permanent good of this section.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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