Leonard E. Isaac, who is a representative farmer of Blaine township, was born in Bureau county, Illinois, on
the 1st of January, 1869. His father, J. W. Isaac, was also born in Bureau county, where his parents, Elias and
Mary (Black) Isaac, had settled in 1832 and where they both passed away. He was reared upon the home farm there
and followed agricultural pursuits in that county until 1884, when he removed to section 23, Zero township, Adams
county, Nebraska. He took up land and was actively and successfully engaged in its cultivation until 1892, when
he retired to Hastings, where he served on the police force from 1893 to 1898. He passed away on the 8th of April,
1898. His wife bore the maiden name of Emeline Hildebrand and was a daughter of John T. Hildebrand, who settled
in Zero township, Adams county, in 1882. He passed away ten years later and was survived by his wife for six years.
Mrs. Isaac made her home with our subject from the time of her husband's demise until she too was called to her
final rest, and she is buried in Parkview cemetery.
Leonard E. Isaac attended the common schools of Bureau county, Illinois, and assisted his father until he was twenty
one years of age, when his marriage occurred. In the meantime the family home had been established in Adams county,
Nebraska, and on beginning his independent career our subject began farming on his own account in this county.
He has been very successful as an agriculturist and derives a good income from the cultivation of two hundred and
forty acres of land on section 32, Blaine township. He raises corn, hay and wheat and also stock and is a practical
and progressive agriculturist.
On the 2d of November, 1890, Mr. Isaac was united in marriage to Miss Myrtle Susan Carter, a daughter of W. H.
and Malvina Carter, of Livingston, Illinois. Her father is deceased but her mother is living and now resides at
Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac have two children, a son and daughter. Verna Malvina, who was born on the
17th of March, 1893, married Joseph Daugherty, a son of James and Mary Daugherty, of Denver township, and an efficient
young farmer of that township. To this union has been born a daughter, Neva, whose birth occurred on the 9th of
January, 1913. Ernest, who was born on the 1st of January, 1898, is still at home.
Mr. Isaac supports the progressive party where national issues are at stake but at local elections votes independently.
He belongs to the United Brethren church at Bethel, Denver township, and is identified with the Maccabees. He discharges
to the full all obligations resting upon him and his many admirable qualities have gained him the personal friendship
of those who have been most closely associated with him.
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
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