biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
THOMAS H. B. RYAN, of Prairie Township, is a native of Union County, Ohio, where he was born July 9, 1848. He is a son of Jesse and Mahala Ryan, whose biography and also that of Percyrus Heitsman, his father-in-law, will be found elsewhere in this volume. Our subject came with his father's family to Iowa when but two years old, and resided on the farm in Richland Township until he attained to years of manhood. In December, 1873, he was united in marriage with Miss Emma M. Heitsman, a daughter of Fercyrus and Susan Heitsman. She was born April 27, 1853, and they removed to Casa County, Neb., where he at that time owned eighty acres of land. He, however, remained there only one season, when he sold his land and returned to this county, where he has since had charge of the estate of P. Heitsman, deceased, which contains 240 acres of land. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan are the parents of two children-Etta May and Mary Eva. In his political affiliations our subject is a member of the Democratic party, and belongs to the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Ryan is a man of good business ability, and is successfully managing the estate entrusted to his care, and as a neighbor, friend and citizen is held in high regard wherever known.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy