Info from 1900 Iowa Census, Bremer County
Edward Hill, Age 42, Place of Birth: Wisconsin
Emma Hill, Age 38, Place of Birth: Michigan
Alfred Hill, Age 18, Place of Birth: Iowa
Mate Hill, Age 17, Place of Birth: Iowa
Pearl Hill, Age 16, Place of Birth: Iowa
RubyHill, Age 14, Place of Birth: Iowa
Sybil Hill, Age 12, Place of Birth: Iowa
Info from 1910 Iowa Census, Bremer County
Edward Hill, Age 53, Place of Birth: Wisconsin
Emma Hill, Age 48, Place of Birth: Michigan
RubyHill, Age 24, Place of Birth: Iowa
Sybil Hill, Age 21, Place of Birth: Iowa
Edwin Ruthven HILL
AKA: Ed, Edward or E. R. Hill
Born 14 Apr 1857 Wisconsin
Died 22 Jul 1935 Horton, Bremer County Iowa
Buried 25 Jul 1935 Horton Cemetery, Bremer County Iowa
Marriage to Emma NAFUS 29 Jan 1879
All articles were located and saved by Claudia Groh unless other wised stated.
05 08 1911 pg 4
Mrs. Matie Hall who was very sick of last week with nervous convulsions was able to be moved to the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Hill, near Horton.
06 08 1911 pg1 NR
YOUNG COUPLE WEDS AT WAVERLY
William G Townsend and Miss Sybil Frances Hill, well known young people of Horton, were married in the Methodist church in Waverly last Wednesday morning at 10 oclock by Rev. Wm E. Johnson., pastor of the Plainfield Methodist church. Only the young couple who accompanied them was witnesses of the simple ceremony. The groom is the son of Charles M Townsend, a leading farmer of that vicinity, and the bride is the daughter of Edward R Hill. Both families are prominent and many friends are interested in the wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Townsend will make their home on the grooms farm near Plainfield. The bride is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Granger of this city and has many friends here who will extend congratulations.
01 25 1917 pg7
Horton Jan 22 Mrs. Ed Hill went to Rochester last week for an operation. She was accompanied by her daughter Ruby also Ernest
12 21 1922 pg6
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Briggs and son and Mrs. E. R. Hill were Nashua shoppers Wednesday.
05 10 1923 pg4
Mr. and Mrs. Will Townsend and son Emerson and Mrs. Ed Hill and daughter Mrs. Ruby DeLavergne of Horton, went to Iowa Falls, Saturday to spend a couple of days with the Mrs. Matie Johnson Family.
05 15 1924 pg4
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wiseman of Austin Minn Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Johnson Miss Irma Hall Keith Hall and MR. Murphy of Iowa Falls were entertained at the E.R. Hill home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. E. Hill and daughter Mrs. Ward De Lavergne were visitors in Nashua Wednesday. Ernest Briggs and family were in Nashua Saturday.
06 28 1928 pg4
Mr. and Mrs. James Lemon Mr. and Mrs. San Norman and Daughter Walter Miller and family, Mr. and Mrs. Townsend and son
Emmerson, of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. W. E . Johnson of Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schrader, and Keith Hall, Iowa Falls, Ward Delavergne and family; Charles City. Glen White and family, Howard Zwanziger and family, Ernest Briggs and family, Harold Briggs, and family, and Miss Alice Dirscoll spent Sunday at the E. R. Hill home. This was their family reunion, but due to stormy weather, they decided to go to the Hill home instead of to the woods as had been planned.
07 18 1928 pg 4
A NAFUS family reunion was held at the Waverly fair ground on Sunday July 15, 1928. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. F. H Howard; Long Beach California; Miss Ann Hatch of Sumner; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wood Cedar Heights; Mrs. C. W. Wood Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Nafus, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Swenson and daughter, Merriane, J.V. Smith and daughter Kathryn, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Townsend and Son Emmerson and little Marlys Wright, Waverly; Alfred Nafus and family, Nashua; Miss Kathleen Casey, Miss Luella Starr, Osage; Mr. and Mrs. Ward De Lavergne and son, Charles City; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill Mr. and Mrs. M W. Scott, Mrs. and Mrs Ernest Briggs and son Elwyn of Horton, Iowa. Plans were made to have this reunion and annual event. Mrs. W.G. Townsend was elected as manager. A fine picnic dinner was served at noon.
10 24 1928 pg5
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schrader of Iowa Falls, Keith Hall, Des Moines, Bonnie Peevy, Iowa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Will Townsend, Waverly Mr. and Mrs. Ward De Lavergne and baby Charles City, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Briggs and son, MR. and Mrs. Harold Briggs and baby of Horton, spent Sunday Oct 14 at the E. R. Hill home. Mr. Schrader and wife expect to spend the winter in California.
12 19 1928 pg10
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Briggs, Mrs. Harold Briggs and baby and Mrs. E. R. Hill spent Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ward De Lavergne at Charles City. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill spent Saturday afternoon in Waverly.
NASHUA IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 1929 PAGE 1
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hill Celebrate Golden Wedding
Prominent Horton Residents keep Open House Saturday, January 25th in Honor of Event
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hill of Horton, held open house to their friends last Saturday, January 26, 1929, in honor of their golden wedding, which occurred on that day, and many relatives and friends called during the day to congratulate these fine people on the unusual event. Many other friends of Mr. and Mrs. Hill, who were unable to get to their homes because of a snow, block roads.
EMMA NAFUS and EDWIN HILL were united in marriage at Sumner, Iowa, Rev. Smith pronouncing the marriage vows. They have lived
in Bremer county all their married life except six years spent in Chickasaw county. For the past fifteen years they have lived in Horton.
Mr. and Mrs. Hill have a family of five splendid children; namely: Alfred Hill, of New Hampton; Mrs. Mary Johnson of Iowa Falls; Mrs.
Pearl Briggs of Douglas township;
Mrs. Ruby De Lavergne, of Charles City, and Mrs. Sibyl Townsend, of Waverly. They also have seven grandchildren and one great
grand child. Because of illness, and road conditions, Alfred of New Hampton and Mrs. De Lavergne of Charles City, were unable to be
present with their parents on this glad occasion.
While the snow blockade kept many from calling in person, they did not forget, and letters, beautiful greeting cards, floral offerings and
gifts of money were received by Mr. and Mrs. Hill. A family dinner was served in the evening which was greatly enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Hill are very active and Mr. Hill keeps up his work as road patrolman and Mrs. Hill cares for the home without assistance.
Mrs. Hill is a sister of Mr. A. H. NAFUS of this city.
Guest during the day was served with Ice cream and gold cake by the host and hostess.
The following original poem was written for the occasion by their daughter, Mrs. Sibyl Townsend, of Waverly.
The Golden Wedding:
Home for the Golden Weddings;
Oh wont it be a treat,
Home where there is always a welcome.
No matter how wayward your feet.
It isnt a home of splendor,
of furnishing rich and rare,
But a home of beauty to us
For dad and Mother are there.
Ready to share trials and heartaches,
Always ready to lend a hand
Just the same now as when we were children
They seem always to understand.
How we cherish those memories of home
Of all the good time we have had
But the memories that were dearest
Are memories of Mother and Dad
Together this Father and Mother
have traveled, each doing their part,
Have made this long journey together,
And can proudly look back from the start
Oh were going home for the wedding,
to greet them with hearty cheer,
And wish them joy and contentment,
as they travel on year after year.
11 04 1930 pg5
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Iowa Falls, Keith Hall Des Moines, were recent visitors at the E. R. Hill home.
02 04 1931 pg 1
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill, highly respected and long time residents of Horton, were given a pleasant surprise at their home on Saturday
evening, January 24, the occasion being their fifty second anniversary. The guest came prepared to serve a big supper, which was
thoroughly enjoyed by all participating.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Ward DeLavergne and son Rex, Mr. and Mrs. Will Townsend, and son Emerson, of Charles City; Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Miller and daughters, Harriet, Marjorie and Nadine. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Norman and daughter Genevieve of Waverly; Mr.
and Mrs. Will Hicks, and Mr. and Mrs. James Zwanziger, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Zwanziger and son Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Briggs and
son Elwin. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Briggs and son Merwin, Alden Wright and Merton Delavergne, of Horton vicinity.
04 01 1931 pg5
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Briggs and son Elwyn and Mr. and Mrs. Will Hicks and Mr. and Mrs. Will Townsend and son Emmerson of Waverly
and Mr. And Mrs. Ward DeLavergne and son Rex of Charles City, and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hill met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Briggs Sunday, March 22, to help Mr. Briggs celebrate his birthday.
02 28 1933 pg 4
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hill Celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Jan. 29.
All of their children were home for the affair. They are Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Will Townsend and son,
Emmerson of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hill, New Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Ward DeLavergne and son Rex, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Briggs
and son, Elwyn Mr. and Mrs. Harold Briggs and two children of this vicinity.
07 24 1935 pg1 [twice miss spelled his name or initials but this is our E.R. Hill death notice]
E. W. Hill Horton Dies Funeral This Afternoon
Edwin C. Hill of Horton died at his home Monday following a extended illness. Mr. Hill who was 78 years old, was born in Wisconsin, and
had been a resident to the Horton community for 55 years.
Funeral services will be held today Wednesday at 2:30 pm at the Horton church.
Supervisor Dist:2, 1880 Bremer County Iowa, Enumeration Dist: 77.
HILL Edwin R age:23 Farmer bp: Wis England PA
Emma L 18 MICH NZ PA
Eva L 11/12[ JUNE ] Iowa daughter."
Edwin R and Emma Nafus HILL with first child Eva L Hill.
Eva L Hill died on November 9 1889 and is buried in Horton Cemetery L142 at the age of seven.
1900 Census, Iowa, Bremer County, Polk Township
Supervisor Dist: 76, 1900 Bremer Co Iowa, Enumeration Dist: 32
line 61 to 67
age month/yr bp Father Mother occupation
HILL Edward 42 Apr 1858 Wisconsin KY KY farmer
Emma 38 Mar 1862 Michigan Ohio PA wife
Alfred 18 Mar 1882 Iowa son
Matie 17 July 1882 Iowa daughter
Pearl 16 Nov 1883 Iowa daughter
Ruby 14 Oct 1885 Iowa daughter
Sybil 12 Aug 1887 Iowa daughter
Note: birth years are not entirely accurate.
Supervisor Dist 3, 1910 Bremer Co Iowa, Enumeration Dist 45.
lines: 5 to 8
HILL Edwin age 58 Wisconsin US US Farmer
Emma L 48 Michigan NY PA wife
Ruby 24 IA daughter
Sybil 21 IA daughter."
This is the last census that Ed and Emma have children living with them.
Supervisor Dist:2, 1920 Bremer County Iowa, Enumeration Dist: 32.
line 14 to 15
HILL Ed R age:62 Wisconsin KY KY teamseter
Emma L 56 Michigan NY PA."
Ed and Emma Hill nee Nafus.
Supervisor Dist 7, 1930 Bremer Co Iowa, Enumeration Dist 9-17.
Lines 62 and 63
HILL Edwin R age:73 Wisconsin US US Laborer
Emma L 68 Mi NY PA."
Ed and Emma nee Nafus.
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