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Civil War Vet is 86, news article 1932


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/11/2014 at 00:49:06

Lamont, Ia. - G.H. Jakway, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil war in this vicinity, recently celebrated his 86th birthday anniversary. Mr. Jakway was the first white child born in Belvidere, Ill. In 1853 he came to Buchanan county with his father. It required three days to cross the Mississippi river at East Dubuque, the Jakeways driving a herd of 3,000 sheep from Illinois to Iowa.

Mr. Jakway grew to manhood on the farm three miles west of here and in 1862 enlisted in the service of the army. He served until the end of the war. He is the only member of Company C, 27th Iowa, living in Buchanan county.

When he returned from the war, Mr. Jakway took up farming about a mile from Lamont. He was married to Miss Mary L. Freeman, who died in 1885. Later he was married to Miss Mary Ward of Lamont.

Mr. Jakway is justice of the peace here, an office he has held for several years. On the occasion of the anniversary, members of the O.S. Fowler W.R.C. and their husbands ... [the column ends here and if it resumed elsewhere in the paper, I could not find it]

~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday morning edition, February 7, 1932

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