biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM S. TREDICK, a successful farmer of Garfield Township, is a native of Philadelphia, Pa., where he was born June 29, 1836, and is a son of Thomas and Mary (Stavers) Tredick, natives of New Hampshire. They removed to Portsmouth, N. H., in 1838, and there Thomas Tredick still lives, in his eighty-eighth year; his wife died in 1842, at Portsmouth. The subject of our sketch, at the age of eighteen, went to Biddeford, Me., and commenced to learn the trade of machinist, working at the business one and a half years. From there he removed to Marshall, Mich., where he worked on a farm for two years, and attended the Michigan Agricultural College at Lansing for two years. In the fall of 1859 he came to this county, and in the spring of 1860 purchased 100 acres of land in Garfield Township, on section 21, where he has since resided. The land was but slightly improved at that time, but has, under his management, been brought to a very high state of cultivation and of improvement, his residence alone costing nearly $3,000. Mr. Tredick was married, in March, 1861 to Miss Matilda Batterton, a native of Bloomington, Ind. By this marriage there are four children; May, wife of John McWilliams, of Garfield Township; Hattie, Charles and Wilfred. His wife died Feb. 7, 1876, and Feb. 18, 1877, he was again married, to Miss Margaret Moore, a native of Indiana. They are members of the Congregational Church of Oaks boat Politically Mr. Tredick is a Republican. Be is engaged in general farming, in which he has been very successful, and few, if any, farms are more productive, or have been brought to a higher state of cultivation. Mr. Tredick is a man of quiet and unassuming manner, of liberal education, and of a strong social disposition, hospitable and generous, and as a citizen is highly esteemed by all his acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy