JOHN A. SELLERS.
Among those who by indefatigable energy ands constant application have aided in the development of the natural
resources of Louisa county, is John A. Sellers, whose birth occurred in Clark county, Ohio, on the 1st of July,
1836. He is the eldest son of Warner and Maria (Bates) Sellers, also natives of the Buckeye state, from which they
migrated to Louisa county, Iowa, in 1844, and here they preempted one hundred and sixty acres of government land.
Their homestead was located in what is now known as Marshall township, where both parents passed their last clays.
They had eight children, who in order of birth were as follows: John A., our subject; Nancy, who became the wife
of John Marshall; James, who died while serving in the Civil war; Rebecca, who became the wife of Joseph Allen,
of Louisa county; Reese Sellers, also a resident of this county; Irene, who married Henry Freeman, of Columbus
Junction; Harriet, the wife of Eli Webster, of Morning Sun; and Albert, deceased.
John A. Sellers, who was very young when the family came to Iowa, began his education in the district schools of
his native state, the course there pursued being later supplemented by study in the schools of Louisa county. In
his early youth he began assisting his father in the cultivation of the home farm, thus qualifying himself for
the pursuance of agriculture as his life vocation.
Mr. Sellers celebrated Christmas, 1857, by his marriage to Miss Hannah Lunbeck, a daughter of Isaac and Eliza (Marshall)
Lunbeck, and they became the parents of the following children: Homer, Robert, Andrew and Annie, 41 of whom are
deceased; Eva, the wife of William Root, of Louisa county; and Lillian, the wife of Lew Green, of Mount Pleasant,
Iowa. Mrs. Sellers died in May, 1896.
A republican, Mr. Sellers gives his political support to the candidates of that party, considering that its principles
are best adapted to subserve the interests of the agriculturist. He affiliates with the Methodist Episcopal church,
among whose members he numbers many of his best friends.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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