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Erastus Giddeon Chase Family
circa 1887
The Chases owned a farm in Homer Township at what is now the northwest corner of 13th Avenue and 64th Street. They moved to Benton County from Otsego County, New York, in 1867. Erastus served with the 91st New York Bat. in the Civil War. He is listed in the 1878 "HISTORY OF BENTON COUNTY, IOWA" and is listed in the 1908-1909 roster of Benton County Veterans Association.

Front Row: Erastus (1834-1914), Orpha Rose (1840-1925), daughter Orpha (1877-1923)

Back Row: Jane (b.1863), Clement (1864-1957), Aurelia (1858-1905)

Erastus and Orpha Chase were my great-great-grandparents.

Picture and link submitted by Larry Bullis


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