MERRILL JASPER, farmer, section 16, is a son of Merrill Jasper, Esq., and was born in Holt County, Missouri, October 3, 1845. His father was one of the early settlers in the county, and had a family of six children, the subject of this sketch being the youngest child. The latter died before the birth of Merrill.

He was reared and educated in Holt County, and in 1867 he went to Omaha, where he was engaged as a clerk in a store for three years. He was then employed for three years as wood workman in the car shops of the Union Pacific Railroad, since which time he has been interested in farming.

Mr. Jasper now has a farm of 118 acres, which is well improved. He was married May 11, 1871, to Miss Kittie Young, who was born in Barren County, Kentucky, September 23, 1845. They have two children, Alice B. and Nellie E.

Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn.