of Supervisors appointed John W. Hinchon, who was elected at the following election, October, 1873, and served until September 23, 1876, when he resigned and L. Eells was appointed, elected at the next election to fill vacancy; J. Loughran elected 1877-79; Amos Row, 1879-81; Lenthel Eells again elected in 1881, and the present incumbent.

Treasurer.-M. Healy, 1865-67; H. H. Stilwell, 1867-69; James Duffy, 1869–73; John Ryan, 1873–77; George H. Bryant, 1877-82, and present incumbent.

Recorder.- Patrick Ryder, 1865–68; D. W. Reed, 1868–78; Ed. D. Purdy, 1878–82.

Auditor.--The office of County Auditor was created by act of Legislature at its session of 1868, and the duties of the office began January 1st, 1869, and were performed by the ex-County Judge the first year; M. B. Hendrick, 1869–71; W. C. Thompson, 1871 79; Samuel R. Thompson, 1879-82, and present incumbent.

County Supervisors - The first meeting of the Board of Supervisors convened at Waukon on January 7, 1861. In accordance with the new system the following persons were elected as Supervisors from the respective townships:

Center, W. Bacon; Fairview, P. O'Malley; Franklin, Selden Candee; French Creek, Hugh Riley; Hanover, Erick Ellefson; Iowa, Martin Moore: Jefferson, Geo. N. Burger; Lafayette, James Duncan; Lansing, G. Kerndt; Linton, Wm. Mosher; Ludlow, Isaac Greer; Makee, Moses Hancock; Paint Creek, James Bryson; Post, Wm. H. Carithers; Taylor, Michael Healy; Union City, J. Everett; Union Prairie, John Goodykoontz; Waterloo, A. Schwartzhoff. Moses Hancock was elected chairman.

During the existence of this system of township representation, which continued until December 31, 1870, the townships were represented as shown by the following record:

Center-W. Bacon, 1861; F. B. Hale, 1862–64; Adam Cavers, 1861-67; P. Soderstrom, 1867-70.

Fairview-Peter O'Malley, 1861–65; Nicholas Drumm, 1866–67; J. S. Deremo, 1868-69; P. O'Malley, 1870.

Franklin-Selden Candee, 1861-66; D. W. Lyons. 1867–68, D. Dickerson, 1869; S. Candee, 1870.

French Creek-Hugh Riley, 1861–66; Porter Bellows, 1867-68; Hugh Riley, 1869-70.

Hanover-Erick Ellefson, 1861-66; John C. Barr (appointed), 1866; Oscar F. Ferris, 1867-68; Hans G. Hanson, 1869; W. H. Reid, 1869-70.

Iowa-Martin Moore, 1861-63; William Cox (appointed), 1863 65; Michael Gabbett, 1866-69; Martin Moore, 1870.

Jefferson--Geo. N. Burger, 1861–65; Robert Bathan, 1866–67; H. S. Cooper, 1868; James Bryson, 1869-70.

Lafayette - James Duncan, 1861-65; Philip Byrne, 1866; H. O. Dayton, 1867; P. Farley, 1868–70.

Lansing-Gustav Kerndt, 1861–61; C. J. White, 1865–66; G. Kerndt, 1867-69; John Haney, Jr., 1870.

Linton-Wm. Moshier, 1861, John B. Sutter, 1862–64; N. Davis, 1865; H. H. Stilwell, 1865–67; Jeremiah Leas, 1868–70.

Ludlow-- Isaac Greer, 1861-63; P. G. Wright, 1864–65; Thomas Feeley, 1866–68; Jas. C. Smith, 1868–69; Wm. J. Jones, 1870.

Makee-Moses Hancock, 1861-62; Sidney Burlingame, 1863; L. M. Bearce (appointed), 1863-64; Richard Wilber (appointed), 1865–66; D. W. Adams (appointed upon Wilber's resignation, September), 1866–69; H. H. Stilwell, 1870.

Paint Creek-James Bryson, 1861; James Duffey, 1862–63; Reuben Sencebaugh (appointed), 1863; Wm. S. Cooke, 1864; T. M. Van Horn (appointed), 1864–65; James R. Conway, 1865-67; Hans Smeby, 1868–70.

Post-Wm. H. Carithers, 1861-63; S. McArthur, 1864; E. Higby, 1865; Wm. H. Carithers (appointed), 1865-67; S. F. Goodykoontz, 1868-70.

Taylor-Michael Healey, 1861--63; John Ryan (appointed), 1864-66; Bernard Finegan, 1867-68; Michael Barry, 1869–70.

Union City-Josiah Everett, 1861–62; Wm. Yeoman, 1863–64; Josiah Everett, Jr., 1866; john Gilchrist (appointed), 1866; Wm. Yeoman, 1867-70.

Union Prairie-John Goodykoontz, 1861-63; G. P. Eells, 186466; A. L. Grippen, 1867; John Goodykoontz, 1868; A. J. Eells, 1869; G. P. Eells, 1870.

Waterloo-A. Schwartzhoff, 1861-62; T. C. Smith, 1863-66; S. H. Haines (appointed), 1866-70.

During the existence of this system the following named members were each president of the body, in this order:

Moses Hancock, Makee, 1861. Michael Healy, Taylor, 1862 and '63. P. G. Wright, Ludlow, 1864 and '65. C. J. White, Lansing, 1866. D. W. Adams, Makee, 1867, '68 and '69. G. P. Eells, Union Prairie, 1870.

By the change of system in 1870 to that of three supervisors, now in vogue, the new Board was to organize in January, 1871, since when it has been composed of the following:

1871—Thomas H. Barnes, Chairman, Gustav Kerndt, Selden Candee.

1872–T. H. Barnes, Chairman, G. Kerndt, T. C. Smith. In June Mr. Kerndt tendered his resignation on account of poor health, and Abner Wood was appointed to fill the vacancy.

1873–T. H. Barnes, Chairman, T.C. Smith, Martin Moore. 1874–T. C. Smith, Chairman, H. S. Cooper, Martin Moore. 1875-Martin Moore, Chairman, H. S. Cooper, Henry Bensch.

1876—H. S. Cooper, Chairman, Henry Bensch, Robt. Crawford.

1877—Henry Bensch, Chairman, Robert Crawford, Joseph Schwartzhoff.

1878—Rotert Crawford, Chairman, Joseph Schwartzhoff, Gilbert Satrang.

1879–Joseph Schwartzoff, Chaiı man, Gilbert Satrang, N. J. Beedy.

1880–Gilbert Satrang, Chairman, N. J. Beedy, E. A. Blum. 1881-N. J. Beedy, Chairman, E. A. Blum, Gilbert Satrang. 1882—E. A. Blum, Chairman, G. Satrang, N. J. Beedy.


In the Third General Assembly of the State Legislature, which convened at Iowa City, December 2, 1850, and adjourned Feb. 5, 1851, Dubuque, Clayton, Delaware, Buchanan, Black Hawk, Winneshiek and Allamakee, forming one Senatorial District, were represented by John G. Shields and Warner Lewis, of whom the latter was elected in 1850 for four years.

In the Senate of the Fourth General Assembly, 1852-3, Dubugue, Delaware, Buchanan, Black Hawk, Grundy, Butler, Bremer, Clayton, Fayette, Allamakee, Winneshiek, Howard, Mitchell, Floyd, and 'Chickasaw, were represented by John G. Shields, Warner Lewis, and Maturin L. Fisher.

Fifth General Assemby, 1854-5, the district was composed of the same counties, represented by Wm. W. Hamilton, Maturin L. Fisher, and John G. Shields.

1856-7, Sixth General Assembly, Allamakee, Winneshiek, Howard, Chickasaw, Mitchell, Floyd, Worth, Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago, Bancroft, and Kossuth, composed the Thirty-Fourth Senatorial District, whose Senator was Jeremiah T. Atkins, of Winneshiek.

1858-9, the same.

1860-2, Allamakee and Winneshiek composed the 39th Senatorial District, and were represented in that body by George W. Gray, the first State Senator from this county, during the Eighth and Ninth General Assemblies.

1864—Jan. 11 to March 8—Tenth General Assembly, Allamakee was the 40th District, Senator Geo. W. Gray.

1866—Jan. 8 to April 3, Eleventh General Assembly, this was the 41st District, Charles Paulk, elected to fill the vacancy.

1867 to 1871–12th and 13th General Assemblies, L. E. Fellows.

1871 to 1879—14th, 15th, 16th and 17th General Assemblies, Samuel H. Kinne.

1879-82–18th and 19th General Assemblies, H. Nielander, the present incumbent.


In the Third General Assembly, 1850--51, Clayton, Fayette, Winneshiek and Allamakee were represented by Eliphalet Price.

In the Fourth General Assembly, 1852--53, Clayton, Fayette, Winnesbiek, Allamakee, Howard, Mitchell, Floyd and Chickasaw, were represented by Edwin Montgomery and John Garber.

In the Fifth General Assembly, 1854-56, first district, composed of Allamakee and Winneshiek, James D. McKay, of the latter county.

In 1856–7, Sixth General Assembly, Allamakee was the fortyfifth district, represented by James Bryson, the first member of the House from this county.

In 1858, January 11th to March 23, Seventh General Assembly, this was the First District again, and our member Geo. W. Gray.

In 1860--61, two sessions Eighth General Assembly, Allamakee, Fifty-sixth District, Chas. Paulk.

In 1862, two sessions Ninth General Assembly, Allamakee the Fifty-first District, represented by Joseph Burton.

In 1864, January 11th to March 29th, Tenth General Assembly, the Fiftieth District, Chas. Paulk again.

In 1866, January 8th to April 3d, Eleventh General Assembly, two representatives, P. G. right and L. E. Fellows.

In 1868, Twelfth General Assembly, Pierce G. Wright and Geo. R. Miller.

1870—Thirteenth-Allamakee, 52d District, P. G. Wright and D. Dickerson.

1872—Fourteenth General General Assembly, Henry Dayton and Andrew Landry.

1874–Fifteenth--Allamakee, the 60th District, Henry Dayton. 1876—Sixteenth-Luther Brown. 1878—Seventeenth-Benjamin Ratcliffe.

1880–Eighteenth-Allamakee, the 64th District, Thos. H. Barnes. 1882—Nineteenth General Assembly, W. C. Earle.

DISTRICT COURT. Judges—1847 to 1882—Second Judicial District, State of Iowa, after this county was added in 1847, comprised the counties of Buchanan, Cedar, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Jackson, Jones, Muscatine, Scott, Allamakee and Winneshiek. Judge James Grant, commissioned November 15, 1847, to May 8, 1852, when Judge Thomas S. Wilsor qualified, who remained Judge of this District till after Allamakee was withdrawn to help form the

Tenth Judicial District, created in 1855, comprised Allamakee, Cerro Ge do, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Worth. Judge Samuel Murdock, of Clayton county, 1855 to 1858. With the exception of Cerro Gerdo and Worth, and the addition of Bremer and Butler, this territory became the Tenth Judicial District under the present constitution in 1858. In 1858 Elias H. Williams, of Clayton county, was

elected Judge, and served until Milo McGlathery, of Fayette county was elected in 1866. The counties of Bremer, Butler, Floyd and Mitchell were detached in 1864, but remained connected with this district (except for election purposes) until January, 1865. Judge McGlathery served from 1867 to 1874 inclusive. Judge Reuben Noble 1875 to November, 1879, when he resigned and the Governor appointed in his stead Ezekiel E. Cooley, who was elected at the general election in 1880, and is still upon the bench.

District Attorneys, 1858 to 1882.-At the October election, 1858, Milo McGlathery was elected Prosecuting Attorney for the Tenth Judicial District, and re-elected in 1862. In 1866 L. O. Hatch was elected to this position, but resigned in 1868, and Charles T. Granger was appointed his successor. At the general election in 1869 Mr. Granger was chosen to continue in the position, to fill out the unexpired portion of the term until the close of 1870, and at the election of that year he was re-elected. In 1872 he was elected Circuit Judge, thus creating a vacancy in the office of District Attorney, which was filled by the appointment of Orlando J. Clark, and the appointment was ratified at the next general election, in 1873. In 1874 Mr. Clark was re-elected for the full term, and at the close of the year 1878 was succeeded by the present incumbent, Cyrus Wellington.

CIRCUIT COURT. The Circuit Court was established by act of Legislature in 1868. Each Judicial District in the State was by the act divided into two circuits, in each of which, at the general election in November, 1868, a Circuit Judge was elected for four years. In this, the First Circuit of the Tenth Judicial District, comprising Allamakee, Winneskiek and Howard, Martin V. Burdick was elected Judge; and in the Second Circuit Benjamin T. Hunt. The division into two circuits was found unnecessary, and the two were consolidated. The Circuit Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the District Court, except as to criminal business, and has exclusive jurisdiction as to probate matters. In 1872 Charles T. Granger was elected to succeed Judge Burdick, and by re-election in 1876 and again in 1880 is the present incumbent.

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