biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ALBERT LEWIS, of Pleasant Grove Township, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1831. He came to Iowa May 28, 1856, and settled in the above-named township, where be purchased eighty acres of land, improved it, and is now the owner of 160 acres of excellent land, all in a high state of cultivation, and with improvements of the best class. Oct. 18, 1855, Mr. Lewis was married to Miss Mary D. Hatcher, a native of Ohio, born Feb. 25, 1838, and a daughter of Joshua and Eliza (Rossiter) Hatcher, the former a native of Ohio, and the latter of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have become the parents of eleven children: Edward and Sherman live in Hodgeman County, Kan.; Hettie and Hattie, twins; Alice, Albert and Nellie reside at home; Francis, Charles, Clarence and Olive are deceased. Mr. Lewis is an ardent Republican. His wife is a prominent member of the Christian Church. It is his intention to engage extensively in the fine-stock business. He is already the owner of four excellent Clydesdale horses and a well-selected herd of thoroughbred Short-horn cattle. These animals have been selected from the best families with an especial regard for the purity and accuracy of their pedigree, and it is his intention to add to them from time to time until he shall have accuinulated a herd second to none in quality or number. His initial venture has proven a success; indeed it could hardly fail of being so, for he is a man of more than average ability in every way, a citizen who stands well at home, where he is best known, and is greatly esteemed and enjoys the entire confidence of all who know him.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy