biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
HANNAH WELLS, nee Hammond, a highly respected resident of Monroe Township, was born in Champaign County, Ohio, Nov. 1, 1830. Feb. 26, 1848, she was united in marriage with Albert Wells, a native of Genesee County, N. Y., who was born Jan. 8, 1820. They came to this county in 1867, purchasing the present homestead of 160 acres, and farmed it until his death, which took place Dec. 25, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Wells became the parents of eleven children: Henriette is the wife of James Spradling, of Washington County, Kan.; Celia is the wife of Enos Stevens, and also lives in Washington County; Ralph P. is a resident of the above-named county and State; Reuben C. is in Monroe Township, this county; Austin is at home; Eliza is deceased; Ida M. is the wife of Frank Summers, and lives in Kansas; George O. is deceased; Frank is in Kansas; Bruce and Charles reside at home. Mr. and Mrs. Wells were members of the order of Grangers. He was raised a Baptist, and she a Methodist. The home farm of 160 acres is a fine piece of land, in an excellent state of cultivation and well improved. Mrs. Wells is succeeding admirably in the management of the business of the farm. She is a lady of fine intelligence, of a benevolent disposition, and highly esteemed for her many excellent qualities by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy