John Dilatush, farmer and stock-raiser, post-office, Downey, Cedar County; was born November 28, 1828, in Essex County, NJ; went to Ohio in 1838, and lived in Warren County until 1859, and then came to Johnson County and settled in Pleasant Valley in the fall of that year, now Lincoln township, and has resided there ever since. He was married November 30, 1853 to Miss Rachel Hunt, of Harveysburg, OH, Warren County. They have but one child, an only daughter, Mary F., wife of James S. Watson. He makes a specialty of Jersey cattle and fine horses, roadsters; he is the owner of the celebrated stallion Marshal Ney, record, 2:35. He is a Republican in politics; has held the office of justice of the peace for sixteen years; was member of the board of supervisors for Johnson County for seven years, and was the Republican candidate for Representative in 1881, but was defeated by a small majority. Mr. D. is one of the Johnson County successful farmers.



The History of Johnson County Iowa 1836-1882