biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Lauren B. Berry was born in Richland Township, this county, Feb. 18, 1856, and is a son of those honored pioneers, William and Nancy (Johnson) Berry, whose biography appears elsewhere in this book. He was reared upon the farm and educated in the common schools. After reaching manhood he was married, in 1877, to Miss Prudence A. Grunden, who was born in Mercer County, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1857, and is a daughter of Thomas and margaret C. Grunden. Of this union there have been born two children-Elbert M. and Joseph C. The homestead of our subject is located on section 11 of Richland Township, where he owns 107 acres of excellent land, all under fine cultivation and thoroughly improved. Mr. Berry comes of good stock and, like his father before him, is an upright man in all respects, and one who enjoys the confidence and esteem of friends not a few. As a business man and a citizen he is fulfilling his obligations in a creditable manner, and politically casts his vote with the Republician party.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy