|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1855|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1929|
Story of the Lives of Samuel H. and Sidney Ann Duffield
Written by their granddaughter, Myrtle Petticord Hughes (1904-1996)
Samuel Harry Duffield, son of Henry and Margaret Klinepeter Duffield, and Sidney Ann Kob, daughter of Lewis M. and Anna Wimmer Kob, were married Jan. 26, 1879, at the bride's home northeast of Leon in Decatur County, Iowa.
On the paternal side, Samuel was Irish. His great-grandfather, Patrick Duffield, was born in Ireland in 1748. He came to America, date unknown, and died in Perry County, Pennsylvania in 1831. Sidney was completely Pennsylvania Dutch, even speaking that dialect in the home as a child.
After being married at what we now call Kobville, Samuel and Sidney went by wagon to Graham County in northwest Kansas, where he had earlier filed on a homestead. There, in a dug-out home, Anna and Ella were born, Anna on Feb.9, 1880, and Ella on April 21, 1881. Homesickness, draught, and grasshoppers brought the family back to Iowa in late 1881. While in Iowa, two sons, John C. and David L., were born.
In the spring of 1884 they moved to Madison County, returning to Decatur County in the fall of 1885.
In 1891 the family went by covered wagon to Merrick County, Nebraska; then in 1892 to Nance County, Nebraska where, the following year, Leo Warren was born. In 1893 they returned to Iowa and took up duties on the farm of Sidney's Father, Lewis Kob, where they spent the rest of their lives. Here was born the baby, Avah Zelmina, who passed away in 1903 at the age of 1 year, 9 months and 25 days.
Henry Duffield (1830 - 1903)
Margaret Klinepeter Duffield (1829 - 1913)
Sidney Ann Kob Duffield (1858 - 1939)
Anna M. Duffield (1880 - 1965)*
Eleanor Elizabeth Duffield Petticord (1881 - 1959)*
John Calvin Duffield (1883 - 1960)*
David Lewis Duffield (1885 - 1962)*
Leo Warren Duffield (1893 - 1965)*
Avah Zelmina Duffield (1901 - 1903)*
Maintained by: K Haymond
Originally Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
Record added: Feb 23, 2002
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