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WALLACE, JOHN

WALLACE, THOMPSON, REED

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Date: 6/16/2004 at 14:49:33

Biography reproduced from page 364 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

John Wallace, of the firm of J. Wallace & Co., creamery and produce business, is a native of Livingston Co., N. Y., born Dec. 10, 1836. His parents, James and Lucy (Thompson) Wallace, were natives of Scotland, and in 1841 removed to Waukesha Co., Wis., where they were early settlers. Here John was reared and educated and there resided till 1861, when he enlisted in company A, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, serving until the fall of 1864. He then returned to Wisconsin, where he resided till the spring of 1866, when he came to Kossuth county and engaged in teaching and farming, and was so engaged until 1873. He was then elected circuit clerk of this county and served in that capacity four years. During this time he was also engaged in the manufacture of cheese, having no less than ten cheese factories running at one time. He held the office of treasurer of Algona township for eight years, and was one of the projectors and is secretary of the Kossuth County Insurance Company. He was united in marriage April 27, 1866, with Nancy A. Reed, a native of Wisconsin. They have five childrenóLucy J., Amy, Tina, Lizzie and Nellie. Mr. Wallace is a member of the G. A. R.


 

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