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Alfred Hollcroft


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 12:34:22

Alfred Hollcroft, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec P O Sheldahl, was born in Clinton county, Ohio, November 30, 1827, his father died when he was only five years of age and four years later his mother married again, and his stepfather moved to Indiana, he lived her till the fall he was fourteen years of age, when he started out in life for himself, and returned to his native state and began the blacksmith trade, and when seventeen years old he became master of it, he made Ohio his home up to the time that he came West, his first settlement in the State was at Des Moines in 1855, where he engaged at his trade, and in March 1856, he came to Swede Point and also engaged at his trade, which he followed up to the time he came to this township in 1868 and located on his present homestead, which consists of 160 acres, in 1857 he was elected justice of the peace and has held it all the time since, except a few years, and is now holding his third term as notary public, he was married in Clinton county, Ohio, in 1848, to Miss Hannah A Lee of New Jersey, they have by this union a family of five children: Robert, Dennis M, P M, Ximenia, and Isadore, deceased Melvina

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