biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ADAM McDONALD, proprietor of 309 acres of valuable land in Adams Township, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1822, and is a son of John and Mary (Hoagland) McDonald. He resided in his native State until 1856, and then came into Iowa with his family, arriving December 13 of that year. He located in Mahaska County and purchased his present farm in Adams Township, upon which he has since continuously resided. Mr. McDonald was married, Nov. 15, 1841, to Miss Mary Conaga, a native of Ohio, born Sept. 19, 1825, and the daughter of Jacob and Susan (Livingston) Conaga. The issue of this marriage has been thirteen children, as follows: Edward, born in 1842; Amanda, Aug. 2, 1843; Susan, born July 19, 1845, is the wife of Reuben Quick, of Prairie Township; Enoch C., born Sept. 10, 1848, lives in Jefferson County, Ohio; Marcey, born March 19, 1850, became Mrs. Van McComb, and lives in Scott Township; John, born March 14, 1852, resides in this township; Elizabeth, born Jan, 7, 1854; Emeline, born Nov. 30, 1855, is the wife of John White, of Casa County, Iowa; Sarah E., born Jan. 10, 1858; Thomas J., Feb. 16, 1860; Louie, born Sept. 22, 1864, is the wife of Henry Holdfer, of Jasper County; William S., born Jan. 19, 1866; Corn, Feb. 24, 1869. The home farm of our subject is in a high state of cultivation, with the best class of improvements. Mr. McDonald in the management of his affairs displays much more than average ability and sound judgment. He is a citizen of the first class, a most honorable man, and one of strict integrity, standing high in the esteem and confidence of his fellow-citizens. Politically Mr. McDonald is an ardent Republican.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy