COLLAR, DRAKE, JOHNSON
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Date: 5/31/2005 at 15:07:51
Biography reproduced from page 534 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Norman Collar was the first settler of what is now Ramsey township, and is a prosperous and thriving farmer and stock raiser. He was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 16, 1838, and removed to St. Lawrence county in 1839. He is a son of Lyman and Eliza Jane Collar. His father was a native of Vermont and his mother of New York. In 1848 he went with his parents to Grundy Co., Ill., where he remained and farmed until 1867, when he removed with his family to what is now Ramsey township, Kossuth Co., Iowa, and settled on section 24, where he now resides. Mr. Collar was married Feb. 14, 1861, to Almira, daughter of Edsel and Berintha Drake, natives of the Eastern States. Mrs. Collar was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., April 28, 1930. They have no children. They have had living with them, ever since they came to Iowa, DeWitt and, until married, Emma Drake, nephew and niece of Mrs. Collar. DeWitt is still living with them. Emma was married April 16, 1871, to A. B. Johnson, and now resides in Blooming Prairie, Minn. In politics Mr. Collar is a republican.
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