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Bryson, Jesse (1837-1912)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/1/2017 at 23:50:18

BRYSON, JESSE, Indianola, proprietor of the Novelty Mills; was born in Lancaster county, Penn., May 3, 1837, and was raised there in the milling business; he came to Muscatine, Iowa, and lived there one year; and in 1856 settled in Iowa City, and lived there until 1869, when he removed to this city; in 1876 he built the above named mills at a cost, including ground, of $15,000; it is fitted up with the latest improved machinery, and the demand for his flour often necessitates the running of his mills day and night; he married Miss Eliza Hagens in 1855; she was born in Lancaster county, Penn.; they have six children: Frankie, now Mrs. Shepherd, Charles L., Millie, Harry, Joie and Jessie.
Source: History of Warren County, Iowa, containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, & etc., Union Historical Co.; Des Moines, IA, 1879, p.586


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