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John Acker
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Birth: May 21, 1801
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: May 16, 1892
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

From the Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 1891 - pages 694-695, within the biography of his son, William C. Acker:

WILLIAM C. ACKER, a prominent farmer of Pottawattamie Co., is the son of JOHN ACKER, who was born in Sandy Hill, NY, near the head of Lake Champlain. He studied surveying and also received a good education, and later became a school teacher. In 1830 he went to Illinois where he ran a steam sawmill at Beardstown, and where he was married to ELIZA ELMORE, a widow lady, formerly a Miss EARLY, and they had 7 children: David, John, William, Mary, Nathaniel, Sarah, and Samuel. In 1837 Mr. ACKER settled in Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois, where he ran a ferry for some years and was also a trunk-maker. About 1852 he bought a farm, where he remained some time, and then engaged in the mercantile business at Ashtown, remaining five years. In 1876 he came to Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, where he was in business at Avoca for some time;next he lived in Marysville two years, and then retired from active life. He is now living with his son, William C., and has always enjoyed the respect of the community in which he lived. He was an industrious man, and was entrusted with many public offices in Illinois, having been County Commissioner, Trustee, and Clerk of the county. He had three sons in the Civil War: John, Nathaniel, and Samuel. The two former were in the Army of the Potomac, were on General McClellan's bodyguard, and were in many battles. Samuel was in the Army of the West. Mr. ACKER is still living, at the age of 90, and bids fair to live to the age of 100. His eyes are still bright and his health firm.

According to the census records of 1865, John and Eliza spent some time in the Catskills of New York, near where he grew up. 
Family links: 
  Eliza Early Acker (1807 - 1880)*
  William Culbert Acker (1833 - 1897)*
  Eliza Acker (1838 - 1838)*
  Nathaniel Early Acker Aker (1839 - 1916)*
  Jacob M. Acker (1841 - 1880)*
  Mary Eliza Acker Bean (1844 - 1889)*
  Samuel Dexter Howite Acker (1845 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
In Thee O Lord do I put my Trust.
Graceland Cemetery
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Roger and Sue Cramer
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94341974
John Acker
Added by: Barbara Butcher
John Acker
Added by: Barbara Butcher
John Acker
Added by: Barbara Butcher
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