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Lagrange, J.W., physician.

Lagrange, L.

Lambertson, A., stock dealer.

Landabaught, John, money broker.

Langham, J.W., far., Sec. 25.

Langstroth, E.F.B., physician.

Latham, J.F., far., Sec. 25.

Latham, L.W., far., Sec. 25.

Lawton, C.C., plasterer.

Lawton, W.C., plasterer.

Lindsley, J.M., freight agent.

Locke, James B., stone mason and contractor; born in Susquehanna Co., Penn., Jan 31, 1828; when 9 years of age, went to state of New York and learned his trade; came to Iowa in 1853; contracted one year in Davenport, and came to Vinton in Oct., 1854, and engaged in contracting and building; is one of the early settlers; has put up most of the best buildings here in Vinton; he and P.S. Finkbine built the State College for the Blind; Mr. Finkbine, now superintending the State Capitol, did carpenter work, and Mr. Locke did the mason work, the whole costing about $264,000 the cheapest State work done in Iowa he built the shops at Cedar Rapids for the B., C.R.& N.R.R., and is now the contractor for the Company, building bridges; he has been actively interested in the interests of this town and county; was in the army and commissioned Captain by Gov. Kirkwood, but went out as private. Married Miss Elsie Walley, from near Albany, N.Y., in Jan. 1853; they have four children-Mattie, Katie, Sadie and Frank.

Lock, P.A., plasterer.

Loizaux, P.J., minister.

Loizaux, T.C., minister.

Long, C.P., farmer.

Loree, William M., dealer in groceries and provisions; born in Pittsfield, Mass., April 15, 1834; came to Ohio when 6 years of age, and lived there about fifteen years; engaged in mercantile business at Columbus; came to Vinton in 1856, and has been engaged in business here twenty-two years, and is the oldest merchant in Vinton. Married Miss Jennie G. Hawkins, from Fremont, Ohio, in 1855; they have two children-Annie and Charlie.

Lowe, John D., farmer, Sec. 34; born in Mercer Co., Ky., Aug. 10, 1832; when 12 years of age, moved to Johnson Co., Ind., and lived there until 1853; came by wagon to Benton Co.; was sixteen days on the way, and arrived here Oct. 27, 1853; was one of the early settlers; only a few here now that were here when he came; he worked for Mr. Young, Mr. Vannice and Mr. Boggs; entered 160 acres from Goverment, and engaged in farming; has hauled wheat to Iowa City, 50 miles, and sold it for 25 cents per bushel; he owns farm of 180 acres, and timber, thiry-five acres; has held town, school, and road offices, and was Secretary of School Board three yers. Married Miss Marth Chaffen, from Scioto Co., Ohio, Oct. 9, 1855; she died Oct. 9, 1872, the same day of the month and the same hour of the day on which they were married, leaving seven children-five boys and two girls.

Lowe, Samuel, farmer, Sec.34.

Lowe, L.W., laborer.

Lowe, W.D.

Luton, Daniel, laborer.
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