SMITH, J. A.
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Date: 7/13/2004 at 12:57:55
Biography reproduced from page 394 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
J. A. Smith was born Sept. 27, 1847, in Prussia. In June, 1870, he emigrated to America, settling in Clinton Co., Iowa, and engaged in farming. After one year he went on a farm in Calhoun county. In 1880 he disposed of this farm and purchased another. In 1882 he removed to Pomeroy, where he engaged in the livery business. In June of the same year he was burnt out. In 1883 he came to Algona, and is still in the livery business. He still owns the farm in Calhoun county.
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