biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
J. A. SOULTS, Jr., owns and occupies a fine homestead in Pleasant Grove Township, and is reckoned among its useful and valued citizens. He was born in Michigan, Sept. 1, 1850 and a a son of Joseph and Anna (Bell) Soults, natives of Ireland, and whose biography will be found elsewhere in this volume. The subject of this sketch came with his parents to Iowa, in 1855, and in early life began to receive careful training in its duties and responsibilities. He worked with and for his father until he reached manhood, and was then presented with eighty acres of land, to which he subsequently added 120 more by purchase, and now owns 200 acres of splendid land, all in good cultivation, and supplied with a good set of farm buildings. Joseph Soults, Jr., was united in marriage with Miss Margarett Chamberlin, and five children have come to brighten the household, namely: James, born June 8, 1876; Anna, Feb. 11, 1878; Louis, Sept. 7, 1879; Cameon, Sept. 1, 1881; Winfield, Nov. 1, 1883. In his political affiliations, like his father before him, Mr. Soults is an uncompromising Republican. Himself and wife are members of the United Presbyterian Church. He possesses good judgment, and is an excellent manager financially, hence has been successful in his chosen vocation. He has a pleasant home, where genuine hospitality is the rule, is a high-minded, honorable gentleman, and in all respects a worthy member of society.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy