IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.

1882 Biographies
from the
History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa
by W.E. Alexander; Western Publishing co.; Sioux City, Iowa; 1882

'J' surnames

All of the biographies were transcribed by Roxanne Barth & Phyllis Peterson

J.P. Jackson, farmer, Lafayette township, sec. 29; was born in Ohio in 1825, immigrated to Iowa in May, 1851, and settled in Taylor township; enlisted in 1861 in Co. B, 12th Iowa Infantry; veteranized in Dec., 1863, and served till June, 1866; was promoted from the ranks to the various company offices, and discharged as 1st. Lieut. In Aug. 1862, was sent to Dubuque in the recruiting service, remaining there until May 1863, when he rejoined his regiment at Vicksburg, Miss., during the siege of that city. Mr. Jackson married Miss Mary McFadden in 1849. Their daughter Mary was the first white child born in Lafayette Township, and is now the wife of Herman Gaunitz, of Lansing. Mr. J. was the first clerk of the township, and has held most of the township offices. pg 506

Andrew Jacobson, farmer, P. O. Waukon; owns a farm of 200 acres in section 9, valued at $20 per acre; was born in Norway, Oct. 12, 1829; came to the U.S. in 1851 and located in Dane Co., Wis., where he remained one and one-half years; then went to White Lake, Mich. Six months later he returned to Dane Co., Wis., and in 1856 came to this county. He married Julia Iverson in April 1851, and has ten children living, Carrie, George, John, Isabella, Henry, Anton, Gustave, Hellena, Oscar A. and A. Grant. They have lost by death three, Hellena, Ivor, and Elmer L. John is studying law in Judge Cooley's office at Decorah. pg 506-507

Mrs. Margaret N. A. Jaquis (nee Young), post office, Waukon; farmer, section 10. She was born in Park Co., Ind., in 1827, and was married to Daniel Jaquis in 1854. He was born in Essex County, N.Y., in 1818, and came to this county in 1851, being among the pioneers of the county. He died a few years ago, leaving a farm of 210 acres, which is carried on by Mrs. J. and her son John E., who was born on this farm in 1860. The other children are Mary, Martha J. and Daniel E. Mrs. Jaquis is a member of the M. E. Church. pg 506

J.J. Jennewine, section 22, post office, Waukon; farmer and stock dealer; son of Nicholas and Catharine Jennewine; born December 28th, 1878, in Prussia, served three years in the Prussian army, from 1849 to 1852. In the spring of 1853 he emigrated to the United States, arriving at N.Y. the 7th of May, 1861, he enlisted in the 1st Virginia Cavalry. Upon the organization of the company he was elected 2d Lieutenant, and for meritorious conduct at the battle of Woodstock in the Shenandoah Valley, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He participated in .the battle of Romania, Cedar Mountain, Kelly's Ford, Centerville, Fairfax Court House, Culpepper, etc. On account of physical disability he resigned his office in 1863 and returned home. He immigrated to Iowa in the spring of 1865, locating in Jefferson Township upon his present farm of 120 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Mr. Jennewine was married to Miss Loretin Burgess, in Va., March 24, 1857; they have eight children, Charles H., Robert N., John J., Sophia, Maggie M., Adelie M., Ella H. and Catharine. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. pg 506

A. Jensvold, merchant, was born in Norway in 1841, and came directly to this township in the summer of 1866, but shortly afterwards went to Winneshiek county, where he taught Norwegian school near Locust Lane for nearly three years; attended the state normal school at Winona, Minn., nearly two years, and after a term at the commercial college in LaCrosse, Wis., accepted the position of book-keeper in a wholesale drug house of that city, which he held for eight years. Returning to Waterville in 1879, he started in business in a small way, but it so increased and prospered that in 1881 he erected the substantial stone building he now occupies. Was elected a member of Grimsgaard district school board; and for about two years has been the leader of a singing society, the Home Circle, holding weekly meetings. Mr. Jensvold was married in 1879 to Miss Julia Arneson, and has one child, a son. pg 505

Charles Johnson, post office, Waukon; farmer, section 28; owns 280 acres of land valued at $15 per acre, it being among the best farms in the township. He was born in Norway in 1828, was reared upon a farm; the last two years he spent in that country was in the army, being in the cavalry service. He emigrated to the United States in 1853, stopping in Winneshiek county, having but two cents upon his arrival there, but being possessed of a good physical constitution as well as economy, good judgment and perseverance, he has accumulated a handsome property. He moved to his present farm in 1867; was married to Miss Ellen Patterson in 1856. She is also a native of Norway. They have four children, whose names are Augusta, Peter, Joseph and Albert. Mr. J. is a member of the Lutheran Church. pg 505


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