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EVANS, ALFRED

EVANS, SHERMAN

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Date: 5/23/2005 at 09:28:15

Biography reproduced from page 466 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Alfred Evans was born May 25, 1841, in Chenango, N. Y. When he was fourteen years old, he went to Tazewell Co., Ill., and lived fifteen years. After this he went to Boonesboro, Boone Co., Iowa, and lived two years, then went to New York. At the end of one year and a half he returned to Boonesboro, Iowa, making it his home eight years, then came to Kossuth county, and settled on section 8, township 94, range 29, and has tilled all but ten acres, which he uses for pasture. He has four acres of nice trees set out on the farm, north of the house, soft maple, ash and willow. Mr. Evans is a wheelwright by trade, which he worked at fifteen years, and is also a blacksmith, but has turned his attention mostly to farming. He married Martha J. Sherman, of Washington, Tazewell Co., Ill, and they have three childrenóLester C., Cora A. and Arthur B. In politics, he is a republican. In August, 1861, Mr. Evans enlisted in company B, 47th Illinois Volunteers, and was honorably discharged in January, 1863, on account of disease contracted while in the service.


 

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