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PEARCE, CALEB

PEARCE, BARTLETT

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Date: 11/1/2004 at 17:53:34

Biography reproduced from page 534 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Caleb Pearce was the next to settle in this township, in 1869. He came here from Mendota, Ill., and settled upon section 19, township 99, range 27. Timber being wanting in this locality, he built for himself and family a sod house, in which they lived for some seven years. In 1877, circumstances having improved with him, he erected a neat frame dwelling which is now occupied by his son, Frank. Mr. Pearce died in February, 1881, his wife having preceded him by nearly a year. When Mr. Pearce settled here his nearest neighbor was distant, seven miles, and he had to go twenty-two miles to have his grist ground. He had two chldren—Frank, who lives on the old homestead, and Amelia, who is married to Alfred Bartlett, and who lives at Blue Earth City, Minn.

(Transcriber’s Note: The township referred to in this biography is Ramsey Township in Kossuth County, Iowa.)


 

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