Frederick M. Dupray, proprietor of hotel and blacksmith shop, was born in Ohio in 1831; moved to Mich. in 1843, and the next year to Jackson County, Ia. In 1852 he removed to Minn., and resided at St. Peter until 1857, when he returned to Ia. He located at Mondamin in 1876, and engaged in his present business. He was elected justice of the peace in 1879.