BIOGRAPHIES
 

Abbot, George W.

Alexander, R. S.

Alguire, S. D.

Allen, Ralph

Anderson, Martin

Anderson, U.L.

Bagley, Blanche Pentecost

Barkley, George K.

Barrelle, J. H.

Barron, James

Bartlett, Caroline Julia

Baysore, Frank R.

Bear, S. M.

Beaumont, Adelbert E.

Beaumont, Mrs. Adelbert

Beebe, Edward P.

Berdahl, James O.

Berrean, Edward

Biddell, W. H.

Bippus, John

Bissell, Dr. C. P.

Blow, W. G.

Booth, C. V.

Bowen, Wheeler S.

Bowler, John A.

Brende, Andrew P.

Bridge, Thomas

Brookings, Wilmot W.

Brown, Samuel Augustus

Bryan, W. H.

Buck, I. K.

Bunnell, L. A.

Bush, P.

Butts, C. M.

Buzzell, Elijah Saunders

Cadwell, Charles A.

Campbell, B. F.

Campbell, B. F. (2)

Carlson, John

Carroll, H. H.

Carter, E. G.

Christenson, Alfred

Christopherson, Charles Andrew

Clendenning, A.

Cloudas, J. B.

Cobb, Henry

Cone, R. E.

Cook, Daniel B.

Cross, Eugene E.

Cross, G. P.

Curl, Daily Martin

Dahl, O. N.

Darby, W. S.

Delaney, Charles

Demeree, J. F.

Dempster, Alexander R.

Dickson, Joseph N.

 

Dixon, I. C.

Doolittle, William T.

Dotson, Charles Lewis

Dotson, Charles Lewis

Dunham, Jonathan

Dunnin, L. T.

Dwight, T. W.

Easton, H.

Ede, Ernest D.

Eggen, Ole E.

Entzminger, John M.

Errickson, Oscar

Estabrook, L. M.

Fairbank, H. A.

Farwell, F. W.

Finstad, Auris

FitzGibbon, John

Flaamoe, Bernt G.

Flaska, M. M.

Fleetwood, A. T.

Folsom, A. C.

Fortune, Roland

Frizzell, A.

Fuller, Wilson Blain

Gage, Chauncey R.

Gale, A.

Gallagher, Joseph P.

Gerin, M.

Gilbert, H.

Gildersleeve, Geo.

Gould, Murray A.

Grant, Gustav A.

Grant, J.

Gregory, Charles E.

Griffith, Alexander R.

Grout, A. A.

Gunderson, Guilder K.

Haislet, Sam S.

Hall, James H.

Hall, Philo

Hamlin, Norman O.

Hardiman, T.

Harper, R. W.

Harrington, L. C.

Harrison, Charles M.

Hawkins, R. C.

Hawley, J. B.

Hayes, A. J.

Helmey, James A.

Helsted, Carl P.

Hemsley, Grove

Henjum, C. O.

Henjum, John

 

Hollister, Henry L.

Hostetter, Joseph M.

Houts, John Q.

Howard, C. K.

Hove, John

Howe, Perry E.

Howie, David Robert

Hubbard, D. W.

Hutchins, J. H.

Ingalls, George

Ingalls, J. L.

Iossi, Samuel

Jackson, H. F.

Jacobson, Fred S.

Jewett, Charles A.

Johnson, C. J.

Johnson, Ernest R.

Johnson, George H.

Johnson, Mads

Johnson, Magnus

Johnson, W. W.

Joneson, Carl William

Jordan, Arthur J.

Kampt, C. A.

Kapaun, Fred

Kattlemann, George H.

Keating, John L.

Kelly, William F.

Kingsbury, W. R.

Kirkeby, S. T.

Knight, R. A.

Knott, George A.

Krebs, James

Leavitt, J. M.

Leavitt, T. F.

LeBlond, J. B.

Lecocq, Frank

Lee, J. C.

Lee, J. S.

Lee, John T.

Lewis, George W.

Ljunggren, H. P.

Lloyd, David Emanuel

Loomis, L. N.

Lyons, M. C.

Maier, George

Manifold, Miles

Manouk, Charles

Marcy, A. L.

Marson, Thomas C.

McDonald, Charles S.

McKee, John

 

McKinney, Charles

Mekvold, Ben

Mellen, Franklin

Michaels & Roberts

Monaghan, Rev. Patrick T.

Monson, Charles J.

Morse, Peter

Morstad, Peter J.

Munson, John M.

Natesta, Charles O.

Nelson, Paulus

Neste, Peter

Nisbet, James M.

Nordstrom, Jonas

Norton, C. L.

Norton, E. S.

Norton, John T.

Nutting, J. E.

Olander, E. A.

Olney, S.

Olson, Charles

Olson, Edgar C.

Parker, Herbert E.

Parker, J. W. Jr.

Parker, W. B.

Parliman, Edwin

Parmley, R. G.

Pay, Asher K.

Peck, Porter P.

Peterson, J. B.

Peterson, Martin

Peterson, Olaf P.

Peterson, William

Petterson, A.

Pettigrew, George A.

Pettigrew, R. F.

Phelan, John

Phillips, J. L.

Place Bros & Co.

Plaster, Phillip

Pontz, Henry

Porter, William G.

Prettyman, Frank S.

Prumer, T. H.

Putnam, Benjamin

Richardson, E. A.

Roberts, Thomas

Robinson, T. A.

Ronald, W. R.

Rose, W. C.

Ross, Charles Hembrey

 

Sage, Edwin E.

Sarumons, George B.

Scheel, Charles T.

Schoeneman, Alvin Conrad

Scott, John A.

Severson, Jacob B.

Severson, Sivert

Sexe, Edward O.

Sharp, Edwin

Sherman, E. A.

Simpson, James

Sischo, Clayton T.

Skaland, Lars

Skoyen, Christ

Smead, George D.

Smith, Daniel Howard

Smith, William Gardner

Snell, William

Stearns, H. M.

Stevens, Perry A. C.

Stickney, M. A.

Stiles, Luther Harvey

Stites, Albert H.

Sundback, John

Swenson, O. S.

Swenson, Ole S.

Swenson, Sever M.

Swezey, L. S.

Taylor, F. W.

Thompson, K.

Thompson, Thorsten T.

Thorne, Albion

Tidemann, Magnus Svendsen

Tufts, J. P.

Uline, Gust. A.

Vincent, C. H.

Wagner, Edward E.

Wagner, J. Leonard

Walts, Cyrus

Watson, Edward

Watson, J. B.

Webster, William J.

Weed, Guy C.

Wells, Rollin J.

Wheeler, Edson

Whitman, George

Winans, Edward R.

Winsor, C. H.

Zeutel, John

Zimmerman, Paul H.

 

CHARLES ANDREW CHRISTOPHERSON
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present; contributed by A. Newell.
Charles Andrew Christopherson, a Representative from South Dakota; born in Amherst Township, Fillmore County, Minn., July 23, 1871; attended the public schools of Amherst Township, Minn., and Sioux Falls (S.Dak.) Business College and Normal School; moved to Sioux Falls, S.Dak., in 1890; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Sioux Falls, S.Dak.; member of the board of education of Sioux Falls 1908-1918, serving as president 1911-1915; member of the board of directors of the Union Savings Association in 1912 and was subsequently elected president; member of the State house of representatives 1912-1916, serving as speaker during his last term; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; reengaged in the practice of law in Sioux Falls, S.Dak., until September 1936, and was also interested in the banking business; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1944; served as State administrator of the War Savings staff in 1941-1943; executive manager of the State war finance committee; in 1944 became chairman of the Advisory Committee of the United States Savings Bond Division; died in Sioux Falls, S.Dak., November 2, 1951; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

 


JOSEPH P. GALLAGHER, one of the prominent and successful farmers of Humboldt township, Minnehaha county, is a native of the old Keystone state, having been born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, on the 2d of March, 1856, and being a son of Michael and Kate (Leonard) Gallagher, both of whom were born in Ireland. This worthy couple continued to reside in Pennsylvania until 1857, when they came west and located in Winona County, Minnesota, where the father of our subject engaged in farming, developing a good farm from the forest wilds. Both he and his wife passed the closing years of their lives in the same place, and they ever commanded the unqualified esteem of all who knew them, having been devoted communicants of the Catholic church, while in politics the father was a staunch and uncompromising Democrat. Of their nine children, seven are living, the subject of this sketch having been the third in order of birth.
Joseph P. Gallagher was an infant in arms at the time of his parents' removal to Minnesota, and there he was reared to maturity on the farm, while his educational advantages were such as were afforded in the common schools of the locality. He there continued to maintain his home until 1878, when, at the age of twenty-two years, he came to what is now the state of South Dakota, locating in Minnehaha county, where, on the 10th of May, of that year, he entered homestead and timber-culture claims in Humboldt township, about one and one-half miles south of the present village of the same name. He began operations in a primitive way, his original dwelling being rudely constructed of lumber, and through energy, perseverance and good management during the long intervening years he has accumulated a valuable property, while his ranch is equipped with the best improvements. He still retains his two original claims, to which he has since added an adjoining half section, so that the area of his landed estate at the present time is six hundred and forty acres, nearly all of which is available for cultivation, yielding large returns for the labor expended. Mr. Gallagher's religious faith is that of the Catholic church, in which he was reared; politically he gives an unwavering allegiance to the Democratic party, and fraternally is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen.
On the 27th of July, 1885, Mr. Gallagher was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Kelly, who was born and reared in Minnesota, and who was a resident of Minnehaha county at the time of her marriage. Of this union have been born two children, George, who is associated with his father in the management of the home place, and Mamie, who likewise remains beneath the parental roof.
[Added information from Mary Yonan: Joseph Patrick Gallagher lived in Minnehaha County in South Dakota from 1878 until his death on August 29, 1932 in Humboldt, SD. His wife, Margaret (Maggie) Kelly Gallagher, was born October 22, 1861 in Fillmore Co, Minnesota and died on November 5, 1947, in Sioux Falls, SD. As the biography states, Joseph Gallagher and Margaret (Maggie) Kelly were married on July 27, 1885. Their marriage took place in the Catholic Church in Montrose while it was still Dakota Territory.]

[Source: The "History of South Dakota", Vol. II, by Doane Robinson (1904) p. 1565
submitted to Genealogy Trails by Mary Yonan

 

U. L. Anderson—Established business in 1878; born in Dane county, Wis.; came to this place in 1878; married Jennie Gardner, a native of New York State; they have one child —a son.

 (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

S. D. Alguire—born in Canada in 1854; came to United States in '65, and settled in St. Lawrence county, N. Y.; in '68 he removed to Grant county, Wis., and settled in Bee Town; came to Dakota in 1872; he married Ettie Bannigham, a nativeof Grant county, Wis.   They have one child, Edna.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

Wilmot W. Brookings—was born in Woolwich, Lincoln County, Maine, on a farm situated at the head of Brooking's Bay, one of the many small inlets of the Atlantic Ocean. His boyhood was passed on the farm with the exception of several short fishing and sea voyages, made between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. He entered Bowdoin College in 1851 and graduated in 1855; teaching school three months out of each college year, the greater portion of teaching terms being at Freeport High School. After graduating, and while reading law with Hon. Henry Tallman, of Bath, Maine, and Fessenden & Butler, of Portland, Maine, he taught the Litchfield, Maine, Liberal Institute and North Anson, Maine, Academy each one term. In May, 1857, was admitted to the bar in Portland, Maine. On the 29th of June, 1857, he started from Portland to Dubuque, Iowa, in company with Peleg Tallman, of Bath, Maine, intending to open a law office in that city. Arrived in Dubuque, and after remaining there seventeen days, concluded to strike out for Sioux Falls with a two horse team. The company was made up of four members, Jesse T. Jarrett and wife, Dr. J. L. Phillips and Wilmot W. Brookings. This party arrived in Sioux City early in August, where, after stopping a few days, Mr. Brookings started for Sioux Falls in the employ of the Western Iowa Company, as an ox teamster, or in western parlance, "bull whacker."   Arrived at Sioux Falls in company with nine others, who constituted all the white population of Dakota, Aug. 27, 1857. Ten days later he was appointed managing and financial agent for the company, and during the next five months was busily engaged in laying the foundation for the new settlement and looking after the affairs of the company. February 2d, 1858, was terribly frozen while on an expedition to secure the site of the present city of Yankton for the Western Town Company. From this calamity he was confined to his bed for six months. In the autumn of 1858 he travelled across Iowa by ox team, visited Philadelphia and recrossed Iowa, from Dubuque, in mid winter, arriving at Sioux Falls about the 5th of February, 1859; lived at Sioux Falls during the years 1859-60 to the spring of 1861; during the time was a member of the squatter legislature, acting as member of the council and president of the same, also as provisional Governor for a part of this time; was elected a member of the Council for the First District to the first Legislature of Dakota, and served two years. Moved to Yankton in August 1862. In October, 1862, pre-empted the first land entered in Dakota, it being the northwest quarter of section 16, township 101, range 49, the present site of the Queen Bee Mill and Brookings Island, Sioux Falls. .Was selected a member of the lower branch of the Legislature from Yankton County in 1863, and re-elected in 1864, and again in 1865; was elected Speaker of the House in 1864, and in 1865-6 served as Superintendent and Disbursing Agent for a United States Military wagon road from Minnesota to Montana. From Yankton County was elected in 1867 a member of the Council for two years, and elected President of the Council in 1868; also elected District Attorney for Yankton County for 1867, and re-elected in 1868. In March, 1869, was married in Dresden, Maine, to Clara, daughter of Capt. Wm. Carney, of that place. In April, 1869, was appointed by President Grant, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota for four years, serving on the bench until 1873.   Was one of the leading organizers of the Dakota Southern Railroad, the first railroad to enter Dakota, and was its President during construction, and Vice President, or Solicitor, up to the time of its consolidation into the Sioux City and Dakota road, and the only director from its organization to the present time, 1881. In November, 1878, moved back to Sioux Falls for the purpose of having the great water power improved. In August following succeeded in disposing of the same to what is now known as the Sioux Falls Water Power Company, who at  once commenced extensive improvements. Is now senior member of the firm of W. W. Brookings & Co., large dealers and owners in real estate.  

(HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

Edward P. Beebe—born in Madison county, N. Y., in 1838; in 1843 removed with parents to Kendall county, Ill. where they lived eleven years; he attended college at Galesburg, Ill., and for a number of years was engaged as teacher in different places; in '65 he went in the grain business in Forest, Ill., where he still continues; he is also a member of the firm of Hills & Beebe at this point; he married M. F. Ross, of Illinois; have two children —Lottie and Jessie.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

S. M. Bear—born in Seneca county, Ohio, in 1857; came to Olmstead, Minn., in 1859; has been employed as clerk in different places; engaged in present business in 1879.   (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

W. H. Bryan—born in Cataraugas county, N. Y., in 1836, and in 1870 came to Sioux City, Io., and engaged in the butcher business; came to Sioux Falls in 1872 and engaged in buying grain, and in 1880 became a member of the present firm; married M. J. Howard, a native of New York; they have two daughters.   (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

Edward Berrean—head book-keeper for the Sioux Falls Water Power company, at Queen Bee Mill. (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

J. H. Barrelle—agent for Milwaukee R. R.; born in Erie county, N. Y., in 1845; came west in 1856 and settled in Amboy, 111.; came to Dakota in 1874, and was located at Elk Point for railroad company until 1879, when he came to Sioux Falls; married Libbie J. Wilson, a native of Scranton, Penn.; has one daughter.   Mrs. Wilson died August 7th, 1880.  (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

L. A. Bunnell—millwright; born in Bristol, N. H., 1873; removed to Owatonna. Minn., in 1878, and came to Sioux Falls October, 1880.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

P. Bush—born in France in 1854; came to America in 1861, and located in Wisconsin; in 1878 he came to Sioux Falls and engaged in business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

James Barron—established  in 1879; born in England in 1852; came to America in 1874, and first located in Utica, N. Y.; he spent three years in Charleston, S. C, and a year and a half in .Milwaukee; he came here in 1879; married Ellen Reid, a native of Scotland.  They have one son and one daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

John Bippus—born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, in 1841; went to Huntington county, Ind., in 1854, lived there until 1865; enlisted in Company E, 75th Indiana regiment, infantry; then came west, and located in 1870 at Sioux Falls and engaged in the practice of law; married Eunice Wheeler, a native of Baraboo, Wis.; they have one child—Sumner. Mr. B. has been clerk of the district court one year, county superintendent two years, register of deeds three years and postmaster four years.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Thomas Bridge—was born in Liverpool, England, in 1835; came to America in October, 1864 and located in Decorah, Io.; in 1875 he removed to Sioux Falls and engaged in present business; married Mary Carroll a native of Vermont. They have one daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

I. K. Buck—born in Courtland county, N. Y., in 1830; came west; in 1855 he made several moves; and in '78 settled in Sioux Falls. He married Sarah E. Councilman, a native of Broome county, N. Y.; have three children—Frank, Charles and Lillie E.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

C. V. Booth—architect and builder, plans and specifications furnished for public and private buildings; born in Duchess county, N. Y., 1833; came to Redwing, Minn., in '66, and engaged in building and contracting; in 1871 he came to Sioux Falls and engaged in same business. Married Lottie Kinney, a native of Mt. Morris, N. Y.; they have four sons and three daughters.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

E. G. Carter—born in Canada in 1856; came to the United States in 1876 and settled in Austin, Minn.; in 1879 he came to Sioux Falls: married Rose Litchfield, a native of Austin, Minn.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

Col. B. F. Campbell—born in Machias, Me., October, 1838, moved to New York in 1852, and to Aurora, 111., in 1856, and was engaged in the hardware business until spring, 1861, when he enlistedin the U. S. service and served until 1865; in January, 1865, he married Abbie L. Weddell, of Aurora, Ill.; March ,1868 he removed to Vermillion, D. T., and was appointed register of land office in May. '79; continued in said office until June 15, 1880; have four children—three sons and one daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

A. Clendenning—farmer; born in New Brunswick in 1830; came to the West in '55, and settled at Taylors Falls, and for many years was engaged in the lumber business; in 1878 he removed to Sioux Falls and for a short time sold groceries at wholesale and retail; he erected what is known as Clendenning Block; he removed to his present farm in 1879; in the same year he was elected county commissioner, which position he still holds; he married Martha Clendenning, a native of Michigan; they have nine children -- six sons and three daughters.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

J. B. Cloudas—was born in Tazewell comity, Ill., in 1852; in '66 he went to Missouri, where he remained until 1870, when he removed to Yankton and soon after settled here.      (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

H. H. Carroll—was born in Canada in 1858; in 1865 he came to Shabony, Ill., with his parents; from there he went to Iowa, and thence to Rochester, Minn.; he returned to Emmetsburg, Io., and was engaged three years in butchering and buying and shipping stock: in 1880 he removed to Canton, D. T.; here he remained one year and then located in this city and engaged in his present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

G. P. Cross—attorney at law; born in Rensaeler Falls, N.Y., nl850; came to Dakota Territory in 1878, and settled here and engaged in the practice of law; taught school in Ohio four years, and was admitted to the bar in St. Croix county, Wis.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

O. N. Dahl—was born in Norway in 1850; came to America in 1868 and settled in Austin, Minn.; he went to Minneapolis from there and thence to Sioux City, and in 1879 he came to this city; married Nelda Wilkinson, a native of Wisconsin; they have one daughter—Mattie.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

W. S. Darby—born in Prince Edward Islands in 1850, came to United States in June, 1873 and located in Minneapolis; in 1879 he removed to Sioux Falls.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

Joseph N. Dickson—-sheriff of Minnehaha county, elected in 1880; born in Logan  county, Ohio, in 1840; came to Dakota in 1871 and settled in this city and engaged in farming; married R. S. Swezey, a native of Ohio; they have six children; three sons and three daughters.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

I. C. Dixon—born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1839; came to Dakota in 1871 and settled here.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

L. T. Dunning—born in Jefferson County, Wis., in 1846; came to Dakota in 1873 and settled in Sioux Falls.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

H. Easton—painter; born in Norway in 1850; came to America in 1852 and settled in Houstin Co., Minn.; came to Sioux Falls in 1878; married Sophia Bergeson.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

L. M. Estabrook—born in Platteville, Wis., in 1852; came to Iowa in 1868, and in 1877 came to Sioux Falls. He graduated in the law class of 1875. at Ann Arbor, Mich.; he married Mary M. Cornwall, a native of Canada.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

John M. Entzminger—born in Germany in 1847; came to America in 1868 and located in Chicago; removed here in 1880; married Mary Glasser, also a native of Germany; have four children, two sons and two daughters.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

Oscar Errickson—born in Sweden in 1853; came to America in 1872 and located in Canada; in 1876 came to the United States, and located in Sioux Falls in 1879, and engaged in his present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

F. W. Farwell—was born in Fond du Lac, Wis.,in 1851; came to Dakota in 1878 and engaged in his present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

H. A. Fairbank—bookeeper for Edwin, Sharp & Co.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

A. T. Fleetwood—postmaster and dealer in stationery and cigars; born in Sweden in 1828; came to America in 1846 and settled in Milwaukee, Wis.; lived there a short time and enlisted in the Mexican War and served one year; he settled in Stoughton, Dane Co., Wis., until 1861, when he enlisted in Co. B 5th Wis. Infantry, and served until close of war; he was promoted to 2d Lieutenant, and afterwards to 1st Lieutenant in Company K. He was in a great many battles during the war and was honorably discharged in Halls Hill, Va., on the 12th of June, 1865. After war settled in Austin, Minn., where he lived three years; he then traveled through the Southern States; in 1872 came to this city, and has been here since; first was in tobacco business; in 1876 was appointed postmaster.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

M. M. Flaska—born in Berlin, Germany, in 1840; came to America in 1852; in 1868 he came to Dakota and settled in this town; married Mary Shoemaker, a native of Wis.; they have two children, Louis and Charles.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

A. Frizzell—born in Essex Co., Vt., in 1839; in 1855 went to Columbia Co., Wis., and a year later to Eau Claire Co., and in 1864 to Wabasha Co.; in 1878 came to Sioux Falls  and engaged in the practice of law; married Mary C. Barber, a native of New York; they have one child, Ethel M.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.n)

 

A. Gale—born in New Jersey in 1825; went to Albion, N. Y. in 1838; came west to St. Paul, Minn., in 1854, and in 1871 to Sioux Falls and engaged in present business; was among the first settlers of this village; married Louisa E. Churchill, a native of New York.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

M. Gerin—born in Ireland; came to America in 1852 and located with parents in Canada; in 1877 he came to United States, and his first permanent location was in this city.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

H. Gilbert—born in Germany in 1833; came to America in 1846, and settled in Washington Co., Wis.; came to Sioux Falls in 1873.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

J. Grant—bcrn in Montreal, Canada, in 1855; came to Sioux Falls Aug. 19th, 1880.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Murray A. Gould—born in Maine in 1856; came west in 1878 and settled in Minneapolis, where he was employed in the Washburne Mills; came to Sioux Falls April, 1881, and engaged in the Queen Bee Mill.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Geo. Gildersleeve—head miller and manager of Queen Bee Mill; born in Columbia Co., N. Y., in 1838; caine to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1878 and was engaged in the construction of Washburne's Mill; came to Sioux Falls, August 19th, 1880.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

A. A. Grout—born in Dane Co., Wis., in 1850; came to Sioux Falls in 1878.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Guilder K. Gunderson—was born in Norway in 1825; came to America in 1864, and located in Chicago where he remained until he came to Sioux Falls in 1880; married Bertha Frank, also a native of Norway; they have seven children, four sons and three daughters.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

Charles E. Gregory—born in Nanvoo, 111., in 1856; came to Dakota in 1880, and engaged in the practice of law at Sioux Falls.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

Philo Hall—born in Canada in 1841; came to Sioux Falls in March, 1880; married Mary E. Green, a native of New York city; they have four children, Philo, Mary, Geo. P. and Nellie May.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.)

 

R. C. Hawkins—probate judge; born in Clinton county, N. Y., July 23, 1824; in '44 he removed to Aurora, 111.; six years later he removed to Richland county, Wis., where he lived until 1872, when he removed to Sioux Falls; in 1878 he was elected probate judge, which office he still holds; has been twice married, first to Ada Munroe, a native of Connecticut; they had eight children, three of which are now living; married again Hattie Albertson, a native of Pennsylvania; have one child—John R.      (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

A. J. Hayes—candy factory; born in Albany county, N. Y., in 1834; he came to Illinois in about 1852, and in 1874 he removed to Sioux Falls; married Nellie Long, a native of England; they have three children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

T. Hardiman—machinist, Queen Bee mill; born in Lake Superior in 1857; came to Sioux Falls in 1879.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881. )

 

J. B. Hawley—surveyor and city civil engineer; born in Osnabrook, Canada, in 1847; he lived in Ogdensburg, N. Y., until he was ten years old; he came west with his parents and settled in Mankato, Minn.; he came to Sioux Falls in 1880.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

John Henjum—dealer in staple and fancy groceries; born in Norway in 1844; came to America in '48 and settled in Dane co., Wisconsin; lived there until '61, when he removed to Decorah, Ia.,  and attended Luther College; he afterwards taught school until 1876, when he moved to Sioux Falls; married Christie Bersie, a native of Winnesheik Co.,  Iowa, and they have two children, Hannah Louisa and John Albert.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. O. Henjum—born in Norway in 1847; came to America in 1866, and settled in Fillmore county, Minn; came to Dakota in 1872, and located in Sioux Falls, engaged in present business in 1878. Married Petrine B. Anderson, a native of Norway. They have one child—a daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Henry L. Hollister—cashier of 1st National Bank, Sioux Falls; born in Winnebago county, Ills., in 1856; came to Dakota in 1877 and engaged in his present business. Married Fanny C. Merritt, a native of Winnebago county, Illinois. They have one daughter.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. K. Howard—dealer in general merchandise and stock; born in Delaware Co., N. Y., in 1836; came west in 1856 and settled in Sioux City and engaged in steam boating, afterwards in drug business. Came to Sioux Falls in 1869, and engaged in present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

John Q. Houts—billard saloon; born in Indiana in 1848; went to Kansas in 1863, and removed to Sioux Falls in 1877, and engaged in present business.   Married Lulu Dennison a native of J. F. Hopkins—agent for American Express Company.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. H. Hutchins—born in New Hampshire in 1842; in 1878 he came to Dakota and engaged in his present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. W. Hubbard—superintendent of the Sioux Falls Water Power Company.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

H. F. Jackson—millwright and builder, employed at Queen Bee Mill.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Mads Johnson—Sioux Falls millwright. Queen Bee mill; born in Norway in 1847; came to America in 1872, and settled in Filmore Co., Minn.; came here in 1880; married Nattie Peterson, a native of Norwdy; they have three children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

W. W. Johnson—was born in Williams county, Ohio, in 1847; in 1872 came to Dakota and settled in this county; married Armena Rathbun, a native of New York. They have three children, Jennie, Harvey and Zeruia.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. A. Kampt—proprietor of billiard hall; established in Jan., 1881; he was born in  Sweden in 1834; came to America in 1870, and settled in Yankton.   Came to Sioux Falls, in Oct., 1880.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

W. R. Kingsbury—dealer in dry goods; born in Connecticut, in 1832; was in dry goods business in Chicago, Ills., for a number of years; went to Nebraska in 1857, and located in Sioux Falls in 1878 and established business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Geo. A. Knott—proprietor of Sioux Falls Brewery, established in 1874; built at a cost of $20,000 and has a capacity for making 4,000 barrels per year; born in Sussex, England, in 1838; came to America in'56 and settled in Belvidere, Ills., where he lived until 1860, and removed to Waverly, Iowa, and remained there until 1874, he then came to Sioux Falls. He married Mary Beebe, a native of New York. They have two children—Jennie and Georgia.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

James Krebs—proprietor of Sioux Falls House; born in Pennsylvania in 1843; came to Wisconsin in I860 and settled in Vernon county; removed here in April, 1873. Married Alice Huggins, a native of Wisconsin. They have three children, Annetta, Edward, Earnest.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. M. Leavitt—was born in Waukesha county, Wis., in 1842; in 1878 came to Sioux Falls and engaged in present business.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

T. F. Leavitt—was born in Waukesha county, Wis., in 1844; in Jan., 1874, he moved to Red Wing, Minn., and two years later came here and engaged in his present business; married Ella Stone, a native of Wisconsin; have two children, a son and daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Geo. W. Lewis—insurance; established in 1878; born in Malone, Franklin county, N. Y, in 1814; came to Dakota in the spring of 1878, and engaged in present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. B. LeBlond—physician and surgeon; established in May, 1880; born in Richland county, Ohio, in 1825; came to Minnesota in 1856 and settled in Brownsville, where he remained until 1880; married Kate Ward, a native of Middletown, Ohio; they have two sons.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Chas. Manouk—stone dresser; born in Smyrna in 1853; came to America in 1861 and settled in New York City and remained three years; removed to Rochester, N. Y., and stayed; then went to Chicago, Ills.; stayed there three years; then went to Milwaukee, Wis.; stayed one year; and moved to Minneapolis Minn.; stayed one and one-half years, and came to Sioux Falls in December, 1880.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Thos C. Marson—carpenter and builder; established in 1876; born in England in 1834; came to America in 1845, and settled in Rochester; N. Y., in 1855 he came to Dayton, Ohio, and soon after removed to Illinois; he married Sophia Mayo, a native of England. They have six children, Ida, Jessie, Roger, Mattie, Mayo and Sophia.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

A. L. Marcy—born in Springfield, Mass., in 1851; in 1867 he came to Chicago, where he lived until he came to Sioux Falls; he graduated in the class of 1873, at a Homeopathic Medical College, Philadelphia.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Chas McKinney—born in Athens, Bradford county, Penn., in 1856; earns to Dakota in 1880 and settled in this city; he is a member of the banking firm of McKinney & Scougal. Married Ella A. Waterman, a native of Coldwater, Michigan.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

John McKee—born in Belfast, Ireland, ia 1847; came to America in '68, and located in New York; in '71 came here. Married Ella Brooks, a native of Wisconsin. They have three children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

John M. Munson—born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1850; came to Dakota in 1878.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Chas. O. Natesta—register of deeds and county clerk; elected in 1878; born in Rock county, Wis., 1841; in May, 1873 he came to this city and engaged in merchandising until elected to this office in '78. Married Nellie M. Blair, a native of Dane co., Wis.; have one child, Pheba E.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

E. S. Norton—station agent, Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha; born in Glenn Palls, New York, in 1846; came to Wisconsin in 1859, and settled in Rock county; Aug. 31, 1880 he came to Sioux Falls; he married Annie E. Stewart, a native of New York. They have two sons and one daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. L. Norton—assistant cashier First National Bank.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

John T. Norton—born in Schenectady, N. Y., in 1843; came to Iowa in '53, and settled in Lansing; in 1878 he came to Sioux Falls. Married Catherine Norton; a native of Mass.  They have one child, Nellie.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

S. Olney—born in Warren county, Pa., in 1846; came west in 1869 and settled in Sioux Rapids, Iowa; removed to Turner county, D. T., in 1875; thence, in 1877, to this city.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. W. Parker, Jr.—born in Warren, Illinois in 1851; came to Sioux Falls in June, 1881.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

R. G. Parmley—born in Rock county, Wis., in 1851; came to Sioux Falls in March, 1878. Married Fanny Damm. They have two sons and one daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Edwin Parliman—born in Ohio in 1832. In 1853 went to to Decorah, Iowa, and in 1859 removed to Hastings, Minn, and came here in 1877; enlisted in 1863 and served three years; commissioned captain. Married Isabel J. North, a native of Ohio. They have four children, Anna, Ralph W., Percy and Mary.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. B. Peterson—proprietor of 9th street meat market; established in 1878; born in Ontario, Canada, in 1848; came to Sioux Falls inl878; married Edith E. Morey, a native of Vermont; they have two children; a son and daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

A. Petterson—born in Norway, in 1833; came to America in '66, and located in Chicago; in '68 he came to Ft. Sully, D. T., and removed to Sioux Falls in '72, and was employed as carpenter and builder until he engaged in present business; married Betti Nelson, a native of Sweden.   He has one son by a former wife.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Wm. Peterson—was born in Denmark in 1852; came to America in 1872, and settled in Yankton; in 1877 he removed to Sioux Falls.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Porter P. Peck—born in Canada in 1843; came to U. S. when he was 10 years old and located with his parents at Kenosha, Wis.; in 1872 he came to Sioux Falls and engaged in his present business; married Catherine W. Cornue, a native of Wisconsin.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. L. Phillips—born in Maine in 1835; came to Dakota in '57 and settled here; in 1861 he enlisted as surgeon of the 16th Iowa Infantry, and served four years; in '69 he returned to Sioux Falls and for a number of years practiced medicine.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Place Bros. & Co.—C. E. Place was born in Maine in 1839; came to Dakota in April, 1880.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Phillip Plaster—proprietor of First and Last Chance, near St. Paul depot, 8th Street; born in Niagara county, N. Y., in 1849; came to Sioux Falls in November, 1878, and engaged in present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Henry Pontz—dealer in cigars and tobacco; established in 1879; born in Pennsylvania in 1849; he came to Sioux Falls in 1879; married Mary Vrennen, a native of Minn.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

T. H. Prumer—blacksmith. Established business in 1874; born in Ohio in 1855; came to Wisconsin in 1860; went to Illinois, thence to Iowa and in 1871 came to Sioux Falls; married Jennie Knott, a native of Bremer county, Iowa, they have one child, a son.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

T. A. Robinson—insurance; established business in 1878 under firm name of Briggs & Robinson; born in England in 1847; came to America in 1855 and located in Detroit, Mich.; came to Sioux Falls in 1868; has been in the Territory fourteen years.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Michaels & Roberts—proprietors of meat market opposite Commercial Hotel.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Thos. Roberts—born in England in 1841; came to America in '43 and settled in New Jersey; he came to Sioux Falls in 1878; opened business for himself in August, 1881.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

W. C. Rose—stone dresser: born in Monroe county, N. Y., in 1847; came to Chicago, Ill., in 1868, and thence to West Liberty, Ia.; came to Sioux Falls, January, 1881.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Edwin E. Sage—real estate dealer, Howard & Taylor's Block.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Geo. B. Sarumons—dealer in general merchandise, Brandon, Minnehaha county, D. T.; established business in 1881; born in Oneida county, N. Y., in 1834; came to this place in 1873; married Ada Robinson, a native of Gennessee county, N. Y.; they have two children, a son and daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Clayton T. Sischo—watchmaker and jeweler; established business in 1879: born in Michigan in 1857; came to Dakota in 1877, and settled in Vermillion; removed to Sioux Falls in 1879.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Edwin Sharp & Co.—dealers in lumber, doors, sash and blinds; Edwin Sharp was born in Connecticut in, 1843; in 1871 he came to Sioux Falls, and engaged in lumber business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

E. A. Sherman—of firm of Emerson, Sherman & Co; born in Massachusetts in 1844; came to Woodbury county, Iowa, in 1872, and engaged in teaching; the following year he came to this place and engaged in editing the Independent, which he continued one and a half years. Then opened real estate and loan office, and in 1876 was elected Territory Treasurer; and confirmed by governor; held two years, and was appointed auditor, which office he held two years. He is one of the owners of the Cascade mill property. Married Florence S. Cowdreif, of Melrose, Mass.; they have one child, a daughter. Mr. S. has held various town offices; president of school board; at present is president of the Territorial Institute for Deaf Mutes.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Charles T. Scheel—grain buyer for Basset, Hunting & Co., McGregor, Iowa. Born in St. Louis in 1854; came to Iowa in 1872 and settled in Ridgeway; came to Sioux Falls Aug., 1881.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Christ Skoyen—born in Norway in 1848; came to America in 1873, and settled in Chicago; in 1877 he came to Sioux Falls; married Lizzie Hansen, a native of Norway; have one child, Josephenia.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Geo. D. Smead—was born in Luzerne county, Penn., in '49; came to Grant county, Wis., in 1855, and settled near Bee Town; in 1878 came to Sioux Falls; married Nancy Barningham, a native of Grant county; they have two children Frank and Josie.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Wm. Snell—born in Rice county, Minn., in 1859; spent two years in Minneapolis, Minn., in the flour business; came to Sioux Falls, July, 1881; married Nettie Thompson, a native of St. Cloud, Minn.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

H. M. Stearns, millwright; born in Vermont in 1846; came to Wisconsin and settled in Chippewa county; removed to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1878; came to Sioux Falls in July, 1880. Married Frances Gorman, a native of Wisconsin. They have two children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Perry A. C. Stevens—Millwright; born in Oswego county, N. YM in 1847; came west in 1856 and settled in Ill. Removed to Ft. Dodge, Iowa, in 1876, and in 1881 located in Sioux Falls; married Stella Richards, a native of New Hampshire. They have two children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

M. A. Stickney—miller; born in Vermont in 1846 came west in 1855, and settled in Winona county, Minn; came to Sioux Falls in 1877; married Mary E. Roberts, a native of Indiana. They have two children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

John Sundback—of the firm of Johnson & Sundback; born in Sweden in 1850; came to America in 1867 and settled in Des Moines, Io.; came to this county in 1872 and settled in Edson township; entered the first claim in that town; engaged in farming until the spring of 1881; married Jennie Bentson, a native of Norway.   They have three children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Albert H. Stites—dealer in drugs and medicines; established business in 1881; born in Pennsylvania in 1857; came to Sioux Falls in July, 1881 and engaged in business here.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

O. S. Swenson—dealer in hardware, stoves and tinware; established business in 1880; born in Norway in 1845; came to America in '57 and settled in Nicollet county, Minn.; came to Sioux Falls in 1880; married Eliza S. Ranney, a native of Kentucky.   They have three children; two sons and a daughter.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

L. S. Swezey—attorney at law; established business in 1879; had ten years practice in Chicago before coming here; completed collegiate course at Beloit college, Wis.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

F. W. Taylor—born in Omro, Wis., in 1857; in 1867 he went to Chicago, where he lived thirteen years; in 1880 he came to Sioux Falls and engaged in the hardware business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

K. Thompson—proprietor of Thompson House and dealer in agricultural implements; born in Norway in 1847; came to America in 1852, and settled in Wisconsin; came to Sioux Falls in 1875; married Rachael Thompson; they have three children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. P. Tufts—sale stable and dealer in stock; born in Brattleboro, Vt, in 1852; came to Illinois in '56, and lived with his parents near Genesseo; he has been engaged in various business, until July, 1880, he located at this city and engaged in his present business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. H. Vincent—born in Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1845; came to Sioux Falls in March, 1877 and engaged in the hardware business, which business he still continues; he married C. F. Raynor, a native of Wisconsin.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Edward Watson—physician and surgeon; born in Canada in 1840; came to the United States in '49 and settled in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he received his medical education, graduating in the class of 1873; in 1878 he came to Sioux Falls; married Alice J. Fralick, a native of Michigan.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. B. Watson—miller, Queen Bee mill; bom in Nelson, Madison county, N. Y., in 1840; came west in 1860; located in Sioux Falls in 1878; married Mary Nelson, a native of Norway; they have three children.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Cyrus Walts—born in Jefferson county, Wis., in 1844; went to Yankton in '69;#in the spring of 1870 he came here and engaged in real estate; was appointed clerk of the district court in 1874, which position he still holds; he has-been superintendent of schools one year, county surveyor four years; married Mary A. Benton, a native of Columbus, Ohio; have three children—Charles C, Hattie L. and Hope.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Guy C. Weed—collector; born in Racine, Wis., in 1845; came to St. Paul, Minn., in 1870, and in 1878 came to Sioux Falls; married Helen T. Jones, a native of Wisconsin; have three sons.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. H. Winsor—attorney at law; established business in 1870; tried the first law-suit in this county; born in Elkhorn, Walworth county, Wis., in 1847; came to Canton, D. T., in 1870 and removed to this city in 1873.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

John Zeutel—proprietor of Cataract saloon, also proprietor of billiard hall opposite Commercial House; born in Hessian, Germany, in 1845; came to America in August, '65 and settled in New York; in October, 1879, came to Sioux Falls.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

R. S. Alexander--farmer and civil engineer; born in Bedford county, Pa., in 1824; located in Dubuque county, Iowa, in 1856; came to Dell Rapids in 1871; married to Esther M. Irvin, of Bedford county, Pa.; have had seven children, five of whom are living, two sons and three daughters. Mr. Alexander is one of the original town proprietors, is energetic and highly respected, and is possessed of large landed interests in and about Dell Rapids.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

W. G. Blow—farmer; born in 1837 at Avon, Mich.; resides within three and one-half miles of Dell Rapids; came to Dakota in 1874; was married in 1862 to Rebecca Smith, of the town of Pickerel Lake, Freeborn county, Minn. Mr. Blow was in Minnesota during 1862, and passed through the horrors of the great Indian massacre; when he came to  Minnehaha county, there was but one house on the present town site of Dell Rapids.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Henry Cobb—druggist; came to Dell Rapids in the autumn of 1880; born in 1847 in New York; removed to De Kalb county, Illinois, in 1853; located at Spring Valley, Wis., in 1874, from which latter place he came to Dell Rapids, entering largely in the drug and stationery business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. F. Demeree—livery, feed and sale stable; a native of Clayton county, Iowa; born in 1858; moved to Mitchell county, Iowa, in 1869; thence to Northfield, Minn.; in 1878 came to Dakota, and engaged in farming in the vicinity of Dell Rapids; entered the livery business in the spring of 1881.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

A. C. Folsom—postmaster; born in Columbus, Wis., Nov. 16, 1857; moved to West Mitchell, Iowa, in October, 1866, from which place he came to Dell Rapids in Feb., 1879; was appointed postmaster at Dell Rapids in January, 1880; married Oct. 23,1879, to Cassie A. Ashmore, of Mitchell, Iowa.

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L. C. Harrington—firm of L. C. Harrington & Son, furniture and wagon making; born Nov. 3d, 1832, in Windom county, Vt.; located in Manitowoc county, Wis., in 1853; in 1856 moved to Blue Earth county, Minn.; came to Dell Rapids Sept. 21, 1880; his son, E. F. Harrington, is the junior partner of the firm; the subject of this sketch was married in 1855 to Emma A. Watts, of Maple Grove, Wis., and has six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows: D. F. aged 25 years, J. L. 23 years, E. F. 21 years, Gertie M. 14 years, Stella M. 11 years, Nellie M. 9 years.  The firm of Harrington & Son does an extensive and profitable business.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

James H. Hall, Esq.—firm of Wright & Hall, attorneys at law and dealers in real estate; born in Montgomery county, town of Ft. Plain, N. Y., in Sept., 1840; came to Dell Rapids in the spring of 1881, where he entered into partnership in the practice of law with E. G. Wright, of Sioux Falls.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

R. W. Harper—restaurant; born in Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1852; moved to Mower county, Minn., in 1857; thence to Mitchell county, Iowa, in 1871; married in April, 1879, to Maria Birran,  of Dubuque, Iowa.   Came to Dell Rapids in the spring of 1881.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

George H. Johnson—banker; born in Cataraugus county, N. Y., in 1842; subsequently removed to Rock county, near Janesville, Wis.; afterwards returned to Pennsylvania; from whence he removed to Lanesboro, Minn. Mr. Johnson came to Dell Rapids in January, 1881, where he has already built up a banking business of creditable dimensions.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

C. J. Johnson—hardware, stoves and implements; born in Christiana, Norway, in 1844; came to the United States in 1860, and located at La Crosse, Wis.; in 1866 moved to Rushford, Minn., where he lived fifteen years; came to Dell Rapids in June, 1880, where he opened an extensive business; married in 1867 to Margit Lien; has three sons, Christian Samuel, Frederick and Martin, and two daughters, Inga Eleida and Carolina Margitta.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

R. A. Knight—jeweler; a native of Orleans county, N. Y.; born in 1855; came to Monticello, Wis., when but a year old; lived in Tennessee in 1860-61; came to Sioux Falls in Nov., 1880, whence he moved to Dell Rapids, Jan. 3, 1881; March 5, 1876, was married to Imogene Taft, of Monticello, Wis., and has one child, a daughter nearly three years of age. Mrs. Knight died of consumption, Dec. 15,1879.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. S. Lee—firm of J. S. & J. C. Lee, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps; born in Lower Canada in 1843; moved to Columbia county, Wis., about twenty-five years ago; removed to Spring Valley, Minn., at the same time with his brother J. C. Lee, and came to Dell Rapids in 1880. Mr. Lee has held several offices of public trust in Minn.; in 1863 was married to Relief Clark, of Columbia county. Wis., and has two sons and two daughters, Emma, aged 15 years; Robert E., 10 years; Gertie, 7 years; Charles, one year.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. C. Lee—firm of J. S. & J. C. Lee, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps: born in Lower Canada in 1848; removed to Columbia county, Wis., in 1866, where he remained two years, going thence to Spring Valley, Minn.; engaged in business at Spring Valley the greater part of the time for twelve years; came to Dell Rapids in 1880 with his brother, with whom he engaged in business as above; married in 1872, to Phebe Clark, of Columbia county, Wis.; has two sons, Benny, aged 7 years, and Harry, age one year.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

L. N. Loomis—firm of Loomis & Nisbet, harness and saddlery; born in 1856 in Olmstead county, Minn.; moved to LuVerne, Minn., in 1877, from which place he came to Dell Rapids in March, 1878; the firm of Loomis & Nisbet is young, energetic and deservedly popular.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

M. C. Lyons—dray and express; born in 1841 in New York; moved to Corunna, Mich., at an early age; thence to DeKalb Co., 111., where he remained until 1865, when he moved to Butler Co., Iowa; came to Dell Rapids in 1874; married in 1867 to Emma M. Funk, of Pennsylvania, and has four children, Frederick, George, Myrtie and Cora.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Peter Morse—the subject of this sketch is one of the original town proprietors of Dell Rapids; born in Orleans county, Vermont, in 1835; came west some twenty-four years ago, and settled at Osage, Iowa; from Osage he went to Dubuque, where he remained three years, after which he returned to Osage; came to the present site of Dell Rapids, in June, 1871; returned to Iowa and in uly of the same year came back to Dell Rapids, bringing others with him for the purpose of locating, and was the first person to pick out a location for the purpose of actual settlement at Dell Rapids, there being no evidence of civilization at that place at that time. Devoting his energies to the building up of the future city, he laid out a goodly portion of the town; engaged at various times in farming and mercantile pursuits, sending the first peddler wagon into Dakota, it being mainly through his efforts that the Morse Family Medicines, now manufactured by Nois. Cutler & Co., of St. Paul, Minn., were introduced in the Northwest. Married in 1857 to Phebe S. Hinman, at Derby, Vt., and has four sons and one daughter as follows:   P. Wesson, aged 22 years, Harry E. 21 years, Charlie F. 18 years, Isaac N. 16 years, Flora 11 years. Mr. Morse has recently made large additional purchases of town property, and is building a handsome residence on an eminence at the eastern edge of town. He has always been among the foremost in the advocacy of public improvements, and has led a busy life, creditable alike to himself and to the community.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

James M. Nisbet—firm of Loomis & Nisbet, harness and saddlery; born in Wisconsin in 1858, and came to Dell Rapids in 1872; lived for some time in Osage county, Iowa, previous to coming here.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

J. E. Nutting—dentist; born in Danville, Vt., in 1822; moved to Mass. in 1844; thence to Broome county, N. Y., where he lived about 25 years; located at Dell Rapids in April, 1880; married in 1851 to Floretta P. Pike; has six children, four sons and two daughters.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

W. B. Parker, M. D.—born at Connellsville, Pa., May 16, 1830; came to Iowa in 1852, and located in Fayette county. Dr. Parker entered the army at the outbreak of the rebellion as 1st lieutenant of company F, Ninth I. V. I., in which capacity be served about one year, being subsequently transferred to the medical department of the Army of the Tennessee, and serving all together for a period of more than four years; the war over, the Dr. resumed the practice of medicine in Fayette and Winneshiek counties, Iowa, and came to Dell Rapids in July, 1873, where he has since remained in the enjoyment of an extensive and lucrative practice. In 1865, Dr. Parker was married to Lois Chapel, of New York; four children being the issue of the marriage, two sons and two daughters, named respectively William E., James R., Emily Eugenie and Carrie Maud.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Benjamin Putnam—farmer; born in 1845 in Bradford county, Pa.; came to Minnehaha county in the spring of 1876, locating within four miles of Dell Rapids; at present resides in T. 104, R. 51, about sixteen miles west of Dell Rapids; married in 1867 to Delphine Case, of Bradford county, Pa.; has one son, aged 11 years.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

E. A. Richardson confectioner; born in July, 1846, at Delaware, Indiana; moved to Iowa, (Hardin county) where he remained until 1867; came to Dell Rapids in Jan., 1878;  married Dec. 6, 1869, to Aner Garrard, of Indiana; has four children, Ernest, Zetta, Nellie and Cora.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Hon. Albion Thorne—law and real estate; born in Oxford county, Maine, in 1836; came to Iowa in 1868 and lived for two years at Waterloo, in that state; moved thence to Beloit, Iowa; came to Dell Rapids in August. 1871, and engaged in surveying and locating land; married Clara M. Bolster, a native of Maine; has three children, Bina M., Alice C. and Mabel M.; is proprietor of the Merchants' Hotel; was county superintendent of schools from 1873 to 1875; was district attorney for six years, and was elected a member to the territorial legislature in 1880. Was at one time proprietor and editor of the Dells Rapids Exponent, and has in many ways been actively engaged in the development of the industries of the community, holding many minor positions of responsibility and trust. Mr. 'Thorne is a public spirited and industrious citizen, and as such is deservedly held in the popular estimation.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Gust. A. Uline—general merchandise; born in Sweden in 1849; came to the United States in 1867; in July, 1871, located at Jackson, Minn., from which place he came to Dell Rapids in the early spring of 1873; married to Mina Freborg in 1877; has one child, a daughter aged one year. Mr. Uline was one of the pioneer business men of Dell Rapids, as appears elsewhere in the history of the town, and is the proprietor of an extensive and prosperous business. He is an energetic, enterprising and popular merchant, and is at present president of the city council and treasurer of the school district.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Geo. Whitman—general merchandise; born in Hungary in 1831, and came to America about the year 1850, locating first in New Jersey; afterwards lived in Georgia, and moved to Iowa in 1853; moved to Faribault, Minn., in 1857, where he lived three years, moving thence to Albert Lea, Minn; from Minnesota he went to Colorado, where he lived eight years, returning for a years residence in the former state, and came to Dell Rapids in October; 1880; the business is owned by H. L. Whitman and conducted by George Whitman; married Harriet Dunn, June 22,1862; has three sons, Alfred, Ralph and Normand.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

 

Dr. C. P. Bissell—born at DeWitt, Iowa Oct. 1861; here he received a common school education; attended the medical school at Ann Arbor during 1871 and 1873, took second course at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1874 and '75. graduatirg in 1875. In spring of 1878 located at Valley Springs where he has since practiced medicine. Married June 8, 1881, to Josephine Brough.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

W. H. Biddell—born in Boone county, Ill., Nov. 17,1848; when young moved with his parents to Winnebago county, Ill., living there until 21 years of age; he then was engaged in farming in Ogle county one year; afterwards engaged in surveying for government in Kansas and Indian territory; afterwards came to Sheldon, Iowa, and in May, 1878, to Valley Springs; married in May, 1878, to Miss Nellie Stewart; two children have been born to them, Gertrude and Earle.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Daniel B. Cook—born in Otsego county, N. Y., 1847; when young moved with his parents to Delaware county; here he remained until about 21 years of age; thence to Ithica, N. Y., for 8 years. Came to Valley Springs in May, 1876, and has since been engaged in farming and wheat buving. Married August 25, 1879, to Isabel A. Henton; one child, Mary C.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Jonathan Dunham—only son of Nathan Dunham; born Sept. 24, 1821, at Etna, Tompkins county, N. Y. Received Academi instructions at the Homer (N. Y.,) Academy; began school teaching at the age. of 19 years, after which he engaged in farming; married Harriet Wood, sister to the wife of the Hon. Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University; learned the art of telegraph  at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1849; was operator in the Montreal office, after which he filled telegraphic positions in the following places: Erie, Pa., Painsville and Cleveland, Among his assistants was Gov. A. B. Cornell, one of the telegraphic "sound" readers; from Cleveland he went to New York City; thence to Columbus. Ohio; thence back to Clevelaud; he subsequently went into the banking office of Wright & Co., of Cleveland; thence to Michigan City, Indiana; was in the grain business in Bloomington, Ill.; thence to Sterling, Ill.  After a brief season spent in farming he was again employed as division superintendent by the Western Union Telegraph Co., for Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. In 1872, after extensive travelling through the west, he located at Valley Springs.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Grove Hemsley—born in England January 19, 1846; came to America when young, and remained in New York State fifteen years. In the spring of 1872 made a claim of 160 acres in sec. 33, town 102, range 47; followed farming four years: since that time has been engaged in saloon and livery business. March 12, 1870, he married Eliza R. Brokaw, by whom he has had three children, Nellie, May, and Henry T.     (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Perry E. Howe—born in Yorkshire, Cataragus county, N. Y. Jan. 28,1851; parents moved to Tompkins county. New York in 1853; here he grew to manhood's estate, and in 1873 came to Dakota and engaged in trade at Valley Springs; has since made this his home, and for the most time followed farming. His marriage with Frances H. Acker took place June 27, 1874; one child has been born to them, Merritt J.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

H. P. Ljunggren—born in Sweden, July 26, 1341; came to America in '68, landing in New York May 15.   He remained one year in New Jersey and two in Bridgeport, Ct., then came to Sioux City, Iowa, and in the spring of '72 came to what is now Valley Springs and entered a homestead on sec. 33. Keeping his family here, he worked in Sioux City at the furniture trade; in '78 he opened a hardware and furniture store at Valley Springs in company with J, R. Judson. Since 1880 has been alone. Married 1806 to Sigred Olson; eight children living: Charlotte, Augusta, Oscar, Charles, Jennie, Hulda, Harry, and Ervin.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Franklin Mellen—- born in Boston, Mass., May 18,1828. During his younger days he learned the shoemaker's trade, which he followed until 1858, when he ran an auction store where the present post office of Boston stands. In 1874 he came to Valley Springs, and has since been engaged in farming and following his trade. Has been twice married, his first wife being Henrietta Randall, by whom he had three children; second wife was Laura Melinda Fletcher, to whom he was married in 1869.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Charles Olson—born in Sweden in 1849; came to, America in 1868, and settled in Union county, D. T., and afterwards made a claim. In 1874 located in Sioux City in grocery trade, where he remained until he came to Valley Springs in 1878; he is present postmaster. Married in 1867 to Christina Nelson; two children, Emma, and Frank Edward is the result of this union.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Edson Wheeler—born in Shenango county, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1836. In 1838 his parents moved to Whitewater, Wis. He remained here until twenty-one years of age, then for some years was south. At his father's death, which occurred April 1st 1859, he returned home, and in the fall of'59 was united in marriage to Miss Helen Wait, lie enlisted January 4,1862, in Co. A., 19th Wis; honorably discharged April 19,1865. He is one of the pioneers of Valley Springs, locating on his claim in 1872, where he has since resided. Three children have been born to them, Eunice, Nellie and Edbert.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

 

Paul H. Zimmerman—born in New York City, January 16, 1850; when small, moved with parents to Chicago, and afterwards to St. Paul. In December, 1878, came to Valley Springs and engaged in mercantile trade; married May, 1878, to Miss B. Henlein; their children are Ervin and Olive.    (HISTORY OF Southeastern Dakota, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1881.  )

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Le Cocq, Frank, Jr., Chairman South Dakota Railroad Commission. Office Sioux Falls, S. D. Residence Harrison, S. D. Born June 19, 1858, at Pella, Marion County, Ia. Educated in the common schools of Pella and Orange City, Ia. Moved to Sioux City in Oct. 1872 and in 1882 founded the Holland colony in Douglas County, South Dakota. Elected county commissioner of Douglas County in the fall of 1882 and served until 1889, when he resigned to take his seat in the lower branch of the South Dakota Legislature, to which office he had been elected at the state election. Was again elected county commissioner ot Douglas County in 1891, which office he held until he was elected railroad commissioner. He resides at Harrison, S. D., and is engaged in farming, real estate business, etc.

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Phelan, John R., General Superintendent Wyoming District Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Alliance, Neb. Born July 11, 1851, at New London, Conn. Entered railway service 1869, since which he has been consecutively to 1875, rodman locating party, contractor construction and in track department West Wisconsin Rd (now Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry); 1875 to Feb. 1882, with Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry during the construction of several lines in Iowa, Dakota and Minnesota and afterward as roadmaster at Sioux City, Ia., and Yankton and Sioux Falls, S. D.; 1882 to Nov. 1902, with Burlington & Missouri River Rd in Nebraska successively as roadmaster, trainmaster, assistant superintendent and superintendent Wyoming division; Nov. 1902 to May 1, 1905, superintendent Alliance division Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry; May 1, 1905, to date, general superintendent Wyoming district same road.

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Smith, Daniel Howard, Member South Dakota Railroad Commission. Office Sioux Falls, S. D. Residence Miller, S. D. Born Dec. 18, 1864, in Marquette County, Wisconsin. Educated in the common schools. Was raised and lived on a farm until the fall of 1833, when he moved to South Dakota. In 1884 he accepted a position with a grain company at Harold, S. D., and continued in that business at Harold and Miller, S. D., until the spring of 1890. He was then engaged in the grocery business at Miller in connection with the grain business until Jan. 1, 1895, when he resigned to accept a position as lease clerk in the Department of School and Public Lands of South Dakota. This position he held until he became a member of the railroad commission on Jan. 1, 1903. While residing at Miller he held several minor offices, such as school treasurer, city treasurer, assessor and member of the township board.

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Smith, William Gardner, Member South Dakota Railroad Commission. Office Sioux Palls, S. D. Residence Sturgis, S. D. Born Aug 16, 1853, at Nortlifield, Me. Graduated as a physician and surgeon from Columbia University, New York City, in 1884. Has been county physician of Meade County, South Dakota, since 1889. Was alderman in 1888, chairman of the board of. education in 1895, 1896 and 1897, and has been a member of the railroad commission since 1898. Was made chairman of the commission in Jan. 1900, and again in 1902, and was reelected in 1904 for a term of six years. Is a breeder of cattle and horses.

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Stiles, Luther Harvey, Superintendent and Traffic Manager South Dakota Central Ry. Office Sioux Falls, S. D. Born July 4, 1852, at Elgin, Ill. Entered railway service 1871 as operator and baggageman Illinois Central Rd, and has been consecutively 1893 to Aug. 1, 1901, superintendent and traffic manager Duluth Red Wing & Southern Rd; Aug. 1, 1901, to May 1, 1902, division freight and passenger agent Chicago Great Western Rd, which purchased the Duluth Red Wing & Southern Rd; May 1, 1902, until it was purchased by the Chicago & Northwestern Ry, general manager Mattoon Rd; July 1904 to date, superintendent and traffic manager South Dakota Central Ry.


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Wagner, J. Leonard, Chief Engineer South Dakota Central Ed. Office Sioux Falls, S. D. Born Jan. 28, 1880, at Boone, Ia. Educated at Iowa State College at Ames, Ia., 1898-1901. Entered railway service 1901, since which he has been consecutively to 1892, tapeman, rodman and instrumentman on surveys Chicago & Northwestern Ry; 1902 to 1903, division engineer of construction Newton & Northwestern Ry; Feb. 10, 1904, to July 15, 1904, assistant engineer South Dakota Central Rd; July 15, 1904, to date, chief engineer same road.



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