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Date: 6/1/2005 at 11:23:42

Biography reproduced from page 425 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Morris B. Chapin was born in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., July 13, 1841. When quite young he removed with his parents to Rock Co., Wis., and afterwards to Fond du Lac county, where they remained four years. They then went to Columbia county, and in 1862 to Faribault Co., Minn. In 1864 they came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, and settled on the southeast quarter of section 29, township 96, range 29, Algona township, and Morris settled on the northeast quarter of the same section. He now lives on the old homestead, having a half section of land, 125 acres, of which is under cultivation. His father died in 1874, and his mother in 1875. Mr. Chapin enlisted, in 1864, in the 11th Minnesota Infantry, serving until the close of the war. He as married May 2, 1866, to Jane Henderson, born Oct. 25, 1847, in Trumbull Co., Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Chapin have five childrenóCarrie I., James J., Milo V., Alfie R. and Mamie E.


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