SMITH, CHARLES C.
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Date: 8/31/2004 at 13:39:13
Biography reproduced from page 429 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Charles C. Smith was born Aug. 25, 1850, in Germany, and came with his parents to America when quite young, settling in New York State. Soon after both parents died, leaving him an orphan among strangers in a strange land. He went to the village of Dexter, Washtenaw Co., Mich., and in 1869 moved to Ohio, where he lived until 1881, when he came to Kossuth county, and bought eighty acres of land on section 26, in its primitive State, but now has fifty acres under cultivation. He was married Dec. 25, 1878, to Sarah Abel, of Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio. They have one child—Fred N. Mr. Smith is a Odd Fellow. In politics a republican.
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