Senator Horatio A. Wonn View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/21/1888
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 14 (1872) - 17 (1878)
Home County: Davis
Horatio A. Wonn
Davis County
Born in 1824 in Zanesville, Ohio, and came to Iowa in 1853. Mr. Wonn was distinguished by the fact that he was one of the agents of the John Brown underground railway and his place was one of the stations on that mysterious road. He was once a Republican but in reconstruction days he was greatly influenced by Horace Greeley and the New York Tribune, and, strange as it may appear he was at last led to affiliation with the democratic party. In that faith he was twice elected to the State Senate, serving in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th General Assemblies. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Underwood, August 5, 1845, at Roseville, Ohio. He was a breeder of shorthorn cattle, and a farmer.