biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
F. G. WELCH, a prosperous farmer and stock-raiser of Harrison Township, residing on section 26, was born in Ohio, Aug. 19, 1836, and is a son of John and Margaret (Gilmore) Welch, both of whom were of Irish descent. The former was a farmer and stock-grower, but was living a-retired life at the time of his death, which took place in 1881, at Cadiz, Ohio. His widow still survives, and lives in that city. The subject of this sketch, F. G. Welch, was married, Sept. 18, 1866, to Miss Margaret Simpson, and by this marriage two children were born- Lavenge and Omar S. Their mother died March 21, 1874, and Sept. 12, 1876, he was again married, Miss A. E. Slemmons becoming his wife. To them have been born three children-Annie, Slemmons and Frank. Mr. and Mrs. Welch are members of the Presbyterian Church. He came to this county from Ohio in the fall of 1866, locating in Harrison Township, where he owns 430 acres of excellent land, all under fence, in a high state of cultivation, and with first-class improvements. His residence is a fine, commodious and well-arranged frame structure. He has four convenient and property arranged barns and other necessary out-buildings, for the proper care of his stock and grain. Politically Mr. Welch is a Republican, and has served his neighbors as Township Trustee one term, School Treasurer for several terms and Township Assessor. No other evidence of the character of the man needs to be brought forward than that of the condition of his fine farm, which clearly indicates energy, industry, excellent management and rare good judgment. Personally Mr. Welch is a high-minded, honorable gentleman, and stands high in the esteem of his friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy