Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameLevi Anderson Antle
Birth11 Mar 1846, Morgan Co IL
Death23 Apr 1933, Kellog, Jasper Co IA Age: 87
FatherThomas Antle (1822-1911)
MotherMartha Cox (1821-1901)
Marriage30 Dec 18741153
Notes for Levi Anderson Antle
Levi Antle Celebrates 79th Year of Residence in County
Came Here When 3, Has Resided in Jasper County Ever Since1154

Seventy nine years ago today, a yoke of oxen pulling behind them the covered wagons of the pioneers, plodded slowly across the prairies and were drawn to a halt in what is now Jasper County. A man descended from the driver's seat and surveyed the location. Then reaching into the wagon, he picked up a three year old child and lifted him to the ground.
Since then that child has resided in Jasper County. Today Levi Antle of 1005 E. 5th St. No. is celebrating his 79th year of residence in this community.

Then years later to the day, the young woman who was to become Mr. Antle's wife, came to Jasper County and she is celebrating her 69 years of residence today. Until 20 years ago, the Antle's lived on a farm about 9 miles east of town. This land was entered at $1.25 an acre. Mr. Antle's father who drove the ox team from Springfield, Illinois making the entry. For the past two decades, the Antle's have lived in this city.

Mr. Antle's first recollection of Newton is one of log cabins constituting the entire city. Since then he has watched it develop into a prosperous, industrial city.

Mr. Antle is a constant reader of the Daily News, having been a subscriber for many years.

Jasper County Pioneer Dies
Levi Antle, Resident of County for 84 Years, Dies Sunday Morning

Levi Anderson Antle, 87, pioneer resident of Jasper county, died Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock at his home at 1006 East Fifth Street North, following a stroke and two weeks' illness.

Funeral services are to be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Murdoch Funeral Home, with interment in the Antle cemetery near Kellogg.

Mr. Antle was born April 11, 1846, and at the age of three years came with his parents in a covered wagon to Jasper County, Iowa, from Morgan County, Illinois. At that time, Newton consisted of three log cabins.

On December 30, 1874, Mr. Antle was united in marriage to Barbara Sigler and to this union 11 children were born of whom seven survive.

Mr. Antle farmed for a number of years near Kellogg, retiring 25 years ago. Since that time, he and his wife have made their home in Newton.

Surviving relatives include his widow; seven children, Thomas of Des Moines, Charley of Killduff, Mrs. L. E. Webber of Des Moines, Mrs. F. A. Crosby of Omaha, Nebraska and Doc, Jack, and Mrs. E. E. Graber of Newton; one brother, Edward Antle of Kellogg and a sister, Mrs. Emma Adkins of near Marshalltown.
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