Biographical Sketch of John Weed

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John Weed, contractor and builder, was born in Ohio. in 1825; learned his trade at Orrville, and moved to Mich. In 1850, went to Cal., and in 1853 returned to Allegan County, Mich., and worked at this trade five years; then moved to Kane County, Ill.; engaged in farming until 1861, when he enlisted in the 8th Ill. Cav.; was in numerous engagements, and July 10th, 1865, was discharged, and returned to Ill., and worked at his trade until 1866, when he moved to Dunlap, Ia., there being at the time only one house where the city now stands. He was married in May, 1870, at Woodbine, to Martha Willey, and has three children.



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History of Western Iowa: Its Settlement and Growth. Sioux City: Western Publishing Company. 1882. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 24 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa/biographical-sketch-of-john-weed.htm - Last updated on Aug 3rd, 2012


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