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Date: 6/3/2005 at 14:14:08
Biography reproduced from page 526 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Grant Benschoter was born Nov. 12, 1849, in Erie Co., Ohio. When seven years old, he moved with his parents to Kossuth county, settling in Algona. His father, Oliver Benschoter, was the first blacksmith, and the only one, for a great many years in Algona. When seventeen years of age, he started out to work for himself, and bought eighty acres of land in section 23, Portland township, where he makes a specialty of stock raising. He also rented land from 1873 to 1877, working it for himself, but he now owns 240 acres of good land with a residence on section 23, township 96, range 28. He was married April 13, 1873, to Frances Ferguson, a native of Fulton Co., N. Y. They have three children—George, Eda and Edna. In politics he is a republican.
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