Biographical Sketch of Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston was a proprietor of “Bonnie Brae” stock farm and a dealer in shorthorn cattle. He was born near Dundee in Forfarshire, Scotland, May 8, 1850. His parents were John and Matilda Preston of Scotland. When Andrew was nine years old, he came to America and located in Chicago, Illinois. Then he went to Dundee, Kane County, Illinois and attended school one winter. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now In 1872, he came to Ida County, Iowa and moved on wild land there. In his eight-acre grove, he planted one acre of walnuts, one acre of maples, one acre of evergreens, hedges, windbreaks, etc. He planted fruit trees. He had a cottage home, two barns, and other farm buildings. When Andrew was 24 years of age, he married Elvira M. Smith in Ida County. She was born in New York, daughter of Samuel Smith. Elvira died in 1879 leaving one son, Ellson G. Preston. In November 1882, he married Anna J. Ferguson. She was born...

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