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Charles A Sherman


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/11/2006 at 16:41:56

Charles A Sherman, president of the Iowa Railway Coal and Manufacturing Company, Boonesboro, was born September 22, 1830, in Bennington County, Vermont, where he resided until fifteen years of age then moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, and made that place his home for eight years, during the most of which time he was employed as teller in the Appleton Bank, at that place, in September 1855, he came to Iowa, locating at Fort dodge, where he engaged in the banking and land agency business, following the same until 1861, then enlisted as a private in Company A, going direct to Washington, D C where his company was assigned to the Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry in Washington, he was appointed as sergeant of his company and in April 1862, was made quartermaster of the regiment, that position he held until he was mustered out of the service at the close of the war, having served nearly four years, in July 1865, he came to this county, locating in Boonesboro, and there engaged in banking and after following that for some time he retired for the purpose of engaging in railroading, and operating in coal, in 1858 he married Tirzah Vincent, a daughter of one of the first settlers of Fort Dodge, by this union they had two children: both of whom are deceased: Julia L (died December 1859) and Katie M (who together with her mother and Mr Sherman’s mother was drowned April 24, 1862 while crossing the Boone River) he married again in May 1866, to Mary A Wood a native of Erie county, Pennsylvania, born January 11, 1842, have two children living: Phebe V and Charles Bethuel, he resides on his farm adjoining Boonesboro on the west and has a fine brick residence with substantial outbuildings

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