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Date: 6/3/2005 at 12:59:47

Biography reproduced from page 363 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

M. D. Blanchard is a native of Canada, born Nov. 22, 1827. He lived there until 1856, at which time he emigrated to Iowa, stopping at Waterloo during the winter of 1856-57. In July, 1857, he came to Kossuth county, having moved across the prairies, from Waterloo, with an ox team, and settled on the northwest quarter of section 26, township 96, range 29, Algona township, where he now resides. He has 160 acres of land, seventy-five of which is under cultivation. He combines stock raising with regular farming. Mr. Blanchard was married Feb. 27, 1851, at Greenbush, Canada West, to Garfelia Waite, born Jan. 12, 1828, in Genesee Co., N. Y. They have had six children, five of whom are living—Adelbert W. married Milcah Williams; Edward C. married Hattie E. Miller; Charles S. married Mary Mathers; Helen E., wife of Andrew Barr; Edith C. and Ida L. Ida L. died June 9, 1876. Mrs. Blanchard is a member of the Congregational Church. Mr. Blanchard has held the office of county treasurer and county superintendent.


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