Joseph Walker, farmer, farmer and stock raiser of Pleasant Valley Township, post-office, Iowa City; was born September 19, 1819 in Portage County OH; came to Iowa and settled on Buck creek, in Pleasant Valley Township, September 1, 1837, and took up the first claim on Bear Creek, The farm upon which he now resides, of 320 acres. His brothers, Samuel and James, took up claims near him, and lived upon them for eight or ten years. He was married June 25, 1850, to Miss Jane Powelson of Washington County, IA. They have five children: Mary, Henry A., Joseph L., Callie, Emma. He is a member of the Universalist Church at Iowa City, and a republican in politics, and voted against the prohibitory amendment; has held several township offices, trustee and school director. He is a stockholder in the Johnson County Savings Bank, and one of its directors. He is one the Johnson County farmers who have made a success in life, and accumulated a sufficient amount of worldly goods to live comfortably.



History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882