|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1850|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1939|
The following was taken from "A Genealogical And Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa (1903)"
by Lewis Publishing Company
This well-known and prominent agriculturist, residing on section 3, Adams township, has shown in his successful career that he has the ability to plan wisely and execute with energy, a combination which, when possessed by men in any walk of life, never fails to effect notable results, and Mr Axmear is today one of the most prosperous citizens of his community. He was born in Cumberland, Maryland, October 3, 1850, and is the oldest son of John Axmear, Sr., whose sketch appears above. During his boyhood the family made their home in West Virginia and in the subscription schools of that state he acquired his primary education. He was twelve years of age on the removal to Iowa, and he was later a student in the district schools of Adams township, this county, and the high school of Sigourney. When out of school he assisted his father in the operation of the home farm.
In 1882 Mr Axmear was united in marriage to Miss Cordelia Wyant, who was born and reared in White Pigeon, this county, and they have become the parents of five children who are still living, namely: Jennie, Etta, Katie, Clara and John. There was also one child that died in infancy. Mr and Mrs Axmear began their domestic life upon the farm in Adams township, where they still reside. In connection with his farming operations, our subject engaged in teaching school for twenty-two terms, two of these being in the village school school of South English, and the remainder in the district schools of this county. He taught his last school in the winter of 1882-3. During his vacations and out of school he engaged in feeding cattle, chopping wood, and working at various occupations whereby he might increase his income. Since 1882, however, however he has given his undivided attention to general farming and stock raising and has met with most gratifying success in his labors. He is today the owner of a very valuable and highly productive farm of six hundred and sixty-nine acres, which he has placed under a high state of cultivation, transforming it into a model farm with the best of improvements. In 1893 he errected an elegant ten room house and the other buildings upon the place are in keeping therewith. In addition to the raising of crops best adapted to the soil and climate, he gives considerable attention to the raising of stock, making a specialty of polled Angus or Aberdeen cattle, having a fine herd of about one hundred and twenty-five. Mr Axmear is also a stockholder, director and president of the Farmers Savings Bank of North English, which was organized October 1, 1897, and has a capital stock of ten thousand dollars. He was one of its organizers, and it ows its success largely to his capable management and good business ability.
In his political affiliations Mr Axmear is a stanch Republican, and he has taken quite an active part in local affairs, serving as assessor of Adams township and president and secretary of the school board. Fraternally he is an honored member of the Masonic lodge at Sigourney. In business affairs he is prompt, energetic and notably reliable and generally carries forward to successful completion whatever he undertakes.
John William Axmear (1822 - 1913)
Julia A Martin Axmear (1822 - 1915)
Cordelia Wyant Axmear (1855 - 1927)
Sarah Ellen Wyant Axmear (1850 - 1931)
Jennie Lulu Axmear Sherwood (1883 - 1974)*
Etta Melissa Axmear Rugg (1885 - 1966)*
Katherine Ann Axmear (1886 - 1924)*
John Wyant Axmear (1892 - 1962)*
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Plot: Block 92, Iosbaker's Second Addition
Created by: Patty Wimpsett Killion
Record added: Oct 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43203652