MILLIS, JOHN A.
MILLIS, HOLMES, VANZANDT
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Date: 12/28/2004 at 12:59:40
Biography reproduced from page 518 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
John A. Millis, a native of Warren Co., N. Y., is a son of John and Louis (Holmes) Millis, born April 4, 1823. When twenty-six years of age he removed to Sheboygan Co., Wis., and worked at the carpenter trade, which he had learned in Troy, N. Y. In 1858 he came to Kossuth county, locating in Algona, and worked at his trade for six years. He then purchased eighty acres of land on section 10, township 97, range 28, Portland township. He also owns eighty acres adjoining this farm on the north. In 1874 he erected a nice house on his farm. He is engaged principally in stock raising. On the 9th of January, 1847, he was united in marriage to Elsie Vanzandt, of Albany Co., N. Y. They have had seven children, two of whom are living—Myron H., married and living in Algona, where he works at his trade, that of carpenter; Lilly, who lives with her parents. Mr. Millis is a republican. They are members of the M. E. Church.
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