Mrs. Emma Ware

“MRS. EMMA WARE, a successful farmer of Walnut Township, has prosperously managed her farm since the death of her husband and has also superintended the education of her children, who are receiving the best of instruction. She believes, as did her husband, that the best fortune parents can bestow upon their children is a good education. Daniel WARE, her husband, was born in Devonshire, England, the son of William and Johanna (GOSS) WARE. They were the parents of three children: William, Daniel and John. The father spent his life in England, but all of his sons came to America.

Daniel came to this country in 1851, in company with his brother John, first settling in the State of New York, where he was engaged in farm work, being then twenty-three years of age. He remained there six years and in 1867 bought land in Cedar County, Iowa, where he was one of the pioneers. He was married in 1871, to Miss Emma GUIER, daughter of John and Ellen (AUSTIN) GUIER, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former of German descent and the latter of English. They also both died in that State. They were the parents of four children who lived to maturity: Clara, Emma, Ellen and Hannah. To Mr. and Mrs. Ware were born five children: Nellie M., Nettie E., Charles A., Franklin D., and Mary E. After the marriage they settled on a farm in Cedar County, where they remained twelve years and in 1882 settled on a farm near Walnut. They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Ware died February 15, 1888. He came to this country with nothing, but by industry and constant effort he has accumulated a handsome property. He was entirely a self-made man, always honorable and upright in his principles and practice and has left to his children a good name, a noble record and a good home. He was an affectionate husband and father and has been sadly missed from the home circle.

Since his death his widow has managed the farm and business with the same systematic success began by her husband. Their children should emulate the example and principles in their lives. They are from good ancestry and the entire family merit the respect of the community, and the children have good reason to honor their mother in her wise and affectionate care of providing for their future welfare.”

Source:  Biographical History of Pottawattamie Co Iowa, by The Lewis Publishing Co. 1891, posted on Pottawattamie Co. GenWeb Archives, by Mona Sarratt Knight


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