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Biographical Sketch of William Allen

William Allen was born in Richmond, Va., in 1822; moved to McHenry County, Ill., in 1844, and engaged in blacksmithing. He went to California in 1849, and remained seventeen years. Three years of the time he was engaged in mining, and the remainder on a ranch. The...

Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson, sheriff, was born in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1841; moved with parents in 1851, to Dundas County, Canada West. In 1869 he moved to Clinton, Clinton County, Ia., and engaged in contracting and building; thence to Sac county in the autumn of 1875 and...

Biographical Sketch of S. M. Elwood

S.M. Elwood, of the firm of Davis & Elwood, an attorneys at law, was born in Greensburg, Pa., in Sept., 1850; moved with parents to Grinnell, Ia., where he attended the Iowa College. He graduated from the Iowa City law school in the class of ’73. He moved...

Biographical Sketch of A. S. Platt

A.S. Platt, senior member of the firm of Platt & Platt, dealers in clothing and furnishing goods, was born in Windsor county, Vt. in 1839; moved to Dubuque, la., in 1870 and was in the employ of the LC.R.R. four years. He moved to Osage, Wis., and was for about...

Biographical Sketch of Louis Hunefield

Louis Hunefield, proprietor of blacksmith and plow works, was born n the province of Lippe Detmold, Germany, in 1829; came to the U.S. in 1849, and located at St. Louis, Mo., where he worked at his trade one and one-half years, then moved to Dodge County, Wis., where...

Biographical Sketch of Hon. D. Carr Early

Hon. D. Carr Early, president of the Sac County Bank, was born in Ohio, in 1830; removed to Sac City, Ia. in 1856, where at that time there was but one building besides a log school house. He preempted land on which he lived a short time to secure it. He was elected...

Biographical Sketch of Christopher Waddell

Christopher Waddell, collection agent and auctioneer, was born in Oxford, Eng. He was for several years in the Royal Mail West India service, also East India service. In 1851 he came to America and located at York, Dane county, Wis.; was engaged in farming, also...

Biographical Sketch of Hon. Ed. R. Duffie

Hon. Ed. R. Duffie is a native of Copenhagen, Lewis County, New York, where he resided until he had come to years of manhood, and where he began the study of law. In 1866 Mr. Duffie was sent as agent for a citizen of New York to the State of Texas. His mission was to...

Biographical Sketch of Asa Platt

Asa Platt, stock dealer and farmer, was born in Middlesex County, Conn., in 1830; moved with parents to Chautauqua County, N.Y., in 1839; thence in 1848 to Erie County, Penn., and engaged in the lumber business. In 1856 he moved to Sac City, Ia., which had just been...

Biographical Sketch of B. W. Trout

B.W. Trout, deputy recorder, was born in LeRoy, Bradford County, Pa., in March, 1843. He enlisted in the 106th Pa. Vol., and was in several of the most important engagements of the war. He was wounded at Gettysburg and also at Petersburg, June, 1864, where he was...
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