John Lowcock, farmer, section 16, one of the enterprising farmers of the county, was born in Yorkshire, England, Nov. 15, 1823. In 1849 he left England for the United States, where he worked as a laborer for a few years, and in 1853 purchased the farm on which he now resides. In 1855 he married Mary Carr, who was born in Northumberland, England, Aug. 8, 1823. By this union there is one child--Mary E., born June 17, 1856. Mr. Lowcock has a fine farm of 200 acres, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. Lowcock came to the country poor, but by his own exertions has accumulated a competency and is one of the well-to-do farmers of the county. In politics he is a liberal, voting for the best man. Mr. and Mrs. Lowcock are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1047-1048
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