MELAVEN, CORCORAN, BERRY, MUSEY
Posted By: Allamakee co. Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/6/2006 at 20:41:09
Was born in Canada in 1832. In 1851 he moved to Vermont and one year later to La Salle County, Illinois. In 1856 he came to Iowa, settling first in Allamakee County, and in 1865 locating in Humboldt County. He was married to Bridget Corcoran, a native of Canada, in 1858. Twelve children were born to them, nine of whom are living: Ann, now Mrs. Berry; David, living in South Dakota; Alice; Mary, now Mrs. Musey; Joseph; Josephine; Lawrence; Thomas; Kate. Mrs. Melaven died in 1880. In politics, Mr. Melaven is a Democrat, and has held office as town trustee, and road supervisor. In religion he is a Catholic, being one of the charter members of that church at Livermore. When he first settled on his present place, there was no school in the township, and he was instrumental in establishing the first one. He owns a farm of 160 acres, and is one of the oldest settlers of the county.
-The History of Humboldt County with a history of Iowa, 1901; Chapter XXV, Humboldt Township, pg 634
-Transcribed by S. Ferrall (not related)
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