History of Clinton County, Iowa
G. R. Nowels, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Grand Mound; owns eighty acres of land in the county and 160 acres in Guthrie County; son of David and Elizabeth Nowels; born September 2, 1828 in Indiana. In 1829, went with parents to Holmes County, Ohio, where he remained till the spring of 1851, when he came to Scott County, Iowa; the following December came to Clinton County, locating in Berlin Township. Married Miss Emily Weaver, Sept. 14, 1849; she was born Dec. 22, 1830 in Ohio; have thirteen children--Loretta, Sarah E., Martha, David C., Aaron W., James E., Charles, Stephen S., Mary, John, Emma, Effie and Ira; lost one--Ida. Mr. N. was engaged in the mercantile business at Grand Mound, of this county, two and one half years; has also served as Justice of the Peace for his township several years, and is a present acting as such. member of the Christian Church; Republican.