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Henry Dockstader, proprietor of the Revere House, was born in Jefferson County, N.Y., in 1836; moved in 1842 to Tioga County, Pa.; thence to Jones County, Ia., in 1857. He there engaged in farming until 1872, then moved to Panora, Guthrie County, where he farmed until the autumn of 1881. He came to Odebolt and took charge of the Odebolt House, which he thoroughly renovated and refitted, changing the name to Revere. It is now a first-class hotel.