Jacob B. Boller & Catharine Smucker

From Ohio to Iowa: Taming the Heartland.

Jacob B. Boller

February 28, 1825 – September 14, 1907

Catharine Smucker

July 2, 1825 – July 3, 1902

The Bollers came to America in 1816. First settling in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, then to Wayne County. Ohio, and finally Elkhart County, Indiana. But now, with the second generation, the Boller family moves even further westward as the great American expansion continues with Jacob B. and Catharine (Smucker) Boller making their way to Iowa -settling on farmland in Johnson County in 1853!

1825-1853 – The Mennonite Connection.

Johnson County’s Own – Washington Township.

The Boller Farms of Johnson County, Iowa -1853.

1850’s – Surveying This New Land Called Iowa.

1853-1899 – The Kalona Connection.

The Boller Children & Johnson County Schools.

1899-1907 – Passing Down The Family Farm.

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