D O Mills
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 13:16:04
D O Mills, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec 6, P O Ogden, was born in New York, June 8, 1824, and there grew to manhood, was educated in the common schools, and when fifteen years of age went to learn the tinsmiths’ trade with Chester Phelps, of Johnstown, New York, there he served for five years, at the end of which time he went to Troy conference Academy, in Vermont, and there attended school for two terms only, as his finances were low and he was obliged to go to work, when twenty-one years old he was admitted to the M E Conference of Bay Quinta, Canada, in which he remained about two years being obliged to leave on account of ill health, there engaged in the tin and hardware business and was burned out and lost everything in the fire, in January 1849, he returned to Jefferson county, New York, and engaged in the same business as before, and remained there about three years, in the fall of 1852 he moved to Ohio and one year later came to Iowa, locating in Oskaloosa, he entered 160 acres of land in White Oak township, and in 1857 came to this county and settled at Swede Point, in 1864 he moved on his present farm of 335 acres and has resided here since, was married January 17, 1849, to Miss Sarah J Broatt, a native of Lewis county, New York, they have three children living: Lillie E, Frank W and Fred, lost three
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