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.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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