biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
EMANUEL HITES, who is located upon section 12, Jefferson Township, though not an early settler of Mahaska County, may be classed among the pioneers of the State. He is a native of Jefferson County, Ohio, born in 1815, and is the son of George and Mary (Summerlock) Hites, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of Pennsylvania. Emanuel was reared on a farm in his native State, educated in the common school, and there resided until 1855, when he came to Iowa and located in Marion County, where he rented land for several years. He made his home in Marion County until 1868, in which year he came to Mahaska County, and settled on his present farm in Jefferson Township. In 1840 Mr. Hites was married to Miss Phoebe Netherow, a native of Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Netherow, also natives of that State. Her mother died in 1868, aged sixty-eight years; her father is still living, and has reached the advanced age of ninety-five years. Mr. and Mrs. Hites are the parents of eleven children: Albert, born Nov. 27, 1841, during the late war enlisted in Co. C, 7th Iowa Vol. Inf., was wounded at the battle of Belmont and died in hospital at Mound City, Ill., from the effects of the wound; John, born Aug. 1, 1843, enlisted in the 7th Iowa Infantry and was wounded at the battle of Corint? from the effects of which he died; Ann Elizabeth born June 30, 1845, is now the wife of William Finley, of Rollins County, Kan., who was also soldier in the late war; David S., born Jan. 20, 1847, is at home; Sarah Jane, born Nov. 25, l848 became the wife of Andrew Patterson, of Ft. Scott, Kan.; Daniel A., born Oct. 23, 1850, is residing in Greenfield, Adair Co., Iowa, and serving as Clerk of the Courts; Leander, born Nov. 20, 1852, is at home; George Andrew, born Oct. 21, 1855, is at present engaged as a traveling insurance agent in Missouri; Valentine, born May 22, 1858, is at Shurtleff College, Upper Alton, Ill., preparing for the ministry; Thomas L., born April 10, 1861, is engaged in farming on the homestead; William T., born Jan. 22, 1864, is a teacher and, student at Shurtleff College. Mr. and Mrs. Hites are members of the Lutheran Church. In early life Mr. Bites affiliated with the Whig party, but since the organization of the Republicans he has been an advocate of the principles of that party. The home farm of our subject consists of 230 acres of land, all of which is under improvement. The father of Mr. Hites died in 1875, at the age of eighty-one, and his mother in 1877.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy