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Date: 5/12/2005 at 13:17:58
Biography reproduced from page 390 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
John Heckart, the pioneer cabinet maker of Algona, was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., May 14, 1805. In 1832 he was married to Elizabeth Fisher, and they have lived happily together for more than half a century. In 1836 he left his native State and moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where he resided until 1854, when he removed to Elkhart, Ind. In 1856 he came to Algona, then a place with two log cabins. Here he embarked in the cabinet business, being the first cabinet maker in the county. He made chairs and bedsteads, many of which are now in use.
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