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greatest contempt all those who professed Christianity, but since that time he has been one of the most devoted workers for the cause the church has ever had, and is exceptionally active in Sunday-school work. Ever since his conversion he has held weekly prayer meetings in his office, and has been the means of converting many persons to the cause of Christ. October 19, 1856, he was married to Miss Marinda Griffith, who was born in Steuben County, N. Y., and by her has a daughter, Lucretia A.

John C. Burkhart is a lumberman of Zearing, Iowa, and being honorable and upright in all his dealings as well as enterprising and intelligent, he has been successful. He is a native of Cambria County, Penn., born in 1833, and was fourth in a family of ten children born to Ephraim and Catherine (Hildebrand) Burkhart. The mother was drowned in the Johnstown flood in May, 1889. John C. remained in his native State until the month of April, 1856, at which time he came to Linn County, Iowa, where he remained engaged in tilling the soil until August, 1862, when he joined Company A, Twentieth Iowa Infantry, and was on active duty until the close of the war. At first his operations were confined to Missouri and Arkansas, but from there he went to Vicksburg, taking part in the siege of that place, after which he assisted in the seige of Ft. Morgan, Ft. Blakeley and Mobile. In April, 1867, he came to Story County, Iowa, and made his home in the town of Nevada until 1872, when he located on a farm in Richland Township, and for ten years was there engaged in tilling the soil. He then began dealing in lumber in Zearing, and has successfully followed this occupation up to the present time. He was married in 1858 to Miss Annie M. Albaugh, a daughter of Daniel Albaugh, of Pennsylvania, and to them a family of five children have been born: Charles A., Jessie M. (now Mrs. James S. Smith of Zearing), Hubert E., Gracie and Florence. Mrs. Burkhart is a member of the Christian Church, and J. C. Burkhart belongs to Andrew Patton Post No. 239, of the G. A. R., at Zearing. His brothers and sisters are as follows: Abraham H., Margaret (now Mrs. James Sinsebaugh, of Mineral Point, Penn.), Joseph S., John C., Keziah (now Mrs. George Ford, also of Mineral Point; while working on the Pennsylvania Central Railroad, her husband was killed in May, 1890), Mary A. (wife of George James, of Rock Falls, Ill.), Catherine J. (wife of A. Byers, was drowned in the Johnstown flood, May 31, 1889), and Lovina (who is the wife of Edwin Muller, of Stoystown, Penn.), Abraham (died in Mexico during the Mexican War), Samuel (was killed at Mineral Point, in August, 1865, by the explosion of a boiler), and Charlotte (also deceased).

Charles E. Campbell, farmer and stock-raiser, Nevada, Iowa. On September 7, 1854, in New York City, there was born to the marriage of James and Ann (Eccles) Campbell, a son, whom we now take as the subject of this sketch. He was the third of the following children: William J. (died in 1872, at the age of twenty-three years), Bell (now Mrs. W. Gossard, of Red Willow County, Neb.), Sarah A. (now Mrs. M. W. Gossard, of Story County, Iowa), and Justice (a resident of Story County). There is a half brother by the father's first marriage, R. J., who resides in Washington County, Kas., and who served from the beginning until the close of the late Civil War, and received a wound during this time. The parents of the above mentioned children were natives of Ireland, but emigrated to the United States at an early date. The father was born in 1808, and after coming to this country located in New York City, where he remained for about thirty-five years. He came to Story County, Iowa, in 1856, and remained in the

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