Biography of Mathys Verros
Marion County, IA Biographies





Mathys Verros, a worthy native son and prosperous agriculturist of Marion county, has devoted his attention to farming throughout his entire business career and is now the owner of six hundred and eighty seven acres of valuable land on section 6, Clay township. His birth occurred on the 22d day of October, 1857, his parents being Teunis and Nettie (Vanclotwick) Verros, both of whom were natives of Holland. They emigrated to the United States in 1848 and made their way direct to Marion county, Iowa, here spending the remainder of their lives. They became the parents of eleven children, six of whom survive.

Mathys Verros acquired his education in the common schools and remained under the parental roof until twenty four years of age, when he was married and established a home of his own. He cultivated a rented farm for six years and on the expiration of that period purchased a tract of land in Mahaska county, Iowa, there carrying on agricultural pursuits continuously and successfully until 1907. In that year he disposed of the property and bought a farm of six hundred and eighty seven acres on section 6, Clay township, Marion county, which he has cultivated with excellent results to the present time In connection with the production of cereals he also makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock, both branches of his business yielding him a gratifying annual income.

In 1881 Mr. Verros was united in marriage to Miss Datje Vanbeck, a native of Holland and a daughter of Cornelius and Henrietta Vanbeck. They came to the United States in 1868, settling in Marion county, Iowa, where both passed away. To Mr. and Mrs. Verros have been born fifteen children, as follows: Elizabeth, Henrietta, Tunies, Cornelius, William, Nettie, Garret, Gertrude, Bert, Cornelia, David, Leham, and three who died in infancy.

Mr. Verros is a democrat in his political views and now serves in the office of school director, the cause of education finding in him a stalwart champion. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the German Reformed church. Wherever he is known he is honored and respected, for he is a man of many sterling traits of character, reliable in business, progressive in citizenship and at all times upright and trustworthy.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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