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Date: 5/20/2005 at 16:56:11

Biography reproduced from page 528 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

P. T. Ferguson was born in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., N. Y. When thirty-seven years of age he went to Cedar Falls, Iowa, and remained three years. He then came to Kossuth county, settling on section 9, south half of southeast quarter, where he still lives. He also owns one quarter on section 10, and eighty acres on section 11, besides five acres in grove. He cultivates 125 acres, but makes stock raising a specialty. He was married Feb. 26, 1854, to Emeline Dingman, of Fulton Co., N. Y. They have six children—Frances E., who married Grant Benschoter, of Portland township, Iowa; Alice A., James H., living in Algona; Melvin W., Adelbert, and Wilbur. Mr. Ferguson is now township trustee, and has held the office some time. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. In politics he is a republican.

(Transcriber’s note: This biography was under Portland Township.)


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