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Date: 8/31/2004 at 13:42:00

Biography reproduced from page 392 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

P. L. Slagle was born June 6, 1845, in Greene Co., Ohio. His parents were George W. And Martha (Long) Slagle. His mother was from Philadelphia, Penn. His father was a Virginian and came to Ohio at an early day. In 1843 they moved to Wheatly county, where they still reside. P. L. Slagle was reared in Ohio and Indiana. When seventeen years of age he was apprenticed to the trade of saddler and harness maker. In 1864 he enlisted in company D, 11th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battle of Nashville, Tenn., and other engagements. He served till the close of the war. In 1858 he married Sarah Crabb. They have five childrenóCharles H., Elmer H., Frank H., George H. and Walden H. In 1868 he came to Algona, where he has followed his trade. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Blue Lodge and Chapter, also belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic.


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