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Date: 10/12/2004 at 14:00:02

Biography reproduced from page 363 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

John Reed, the present recorder, was elected in 1876 and has made such an exemplary officer that he has been re-elected at each succeeding election, in 1876, 1878, 1880 and 1882.

John Reed, county recorder and one of the early settlers of the county, was born in Logan Co., Ill., Oct. 18, 1842, where his parents settled in 1832. They were natives of Kentucky. In 1853 the family removed to Marshall Co., Iowa, and in 1858 to Kossuth county. John, the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, enlisting in the 32d Iowa Volunteer Infantry, company A, participating in all the engagements of the company. In 1867 he was elected county superintendent of schools. In 1868 he was married to Hattie M. Parsons. Three children blessed this union, one son and two daughters. In the fall of 1876 he was elected recorder, which office he holds at the present time, 1884.


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