Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Nathaniel D. Sturm

NATHANIEL D. STURM, a well-known farmer living in Neosha township, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Barbour county, West Virginia, in 1852, and is a son of William Sturm. William Sturm was born in Virginia, and was a miller by trade. In 1866, he located in Kansas, where he lived until the time of his death.

Nathaniel D. Sturm, the subject of this sketch, moved with his parents to Illinois, when he was but a child. There he received his schooling, and remained until May 31, 1866, when his father moved to Kansas. Mr. Sturm lived with his parents until 1882, when he located in sections 22 and 23, Neosho township, Labette county. He has resided there since that time, being engaged in the tilling of the soil. He has always followed the occupation of a farmer, and his career in Kansas has been marked with success. He is a man of honest, upright character, and is always willing to assist in any movement which is for the good of the community. By his genial, friendly manners he has won many friends.

Mr. Sturm married Donia Dunn, and they have reared three children: William; May, deceased; and Ruth. Mr. Sturm built a nine-room frame house in 1900, and made several improvements on the farm. He also owns 80 acres of land in section 26, the part known as the old Dunn farm. In addition to this, he owns 30 acres south of his present home. In politics, Mr. Sturm is an independent voter. He has served on the school board for the past nineteen years. He belongs to the A. 0. U. W., McCune Lodge, No. 70, and to the Anti-Horsethief Association. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist church.