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Date: 12/22/2004 at 13:06:24

Biography reproduced from page 495 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

B. C. Minkler was born Oct. 4, 1855, in Delaware Co., Iowa. When twelve years of age he removed with his father’s family to Edgewood, Clayton Co., Iowa, where he lived until 1882. While at Edgewood he spent the most of his time educating himself for the actual duties of life. He graduated Jan. 13, 1875, at Baylies Commercial College, at Dubuque, Iowa. He was married July 4, 1876, to Katie Gilcrist, born at Halifax, Nova Scotia. They have one child—Pearl, born Jan. 30, 1878. In May, 1882, Mr. Minkler moved to Irvington, Kossuth Co., Iowa, and engaged in a general mercantile trade. He first erected a good store building two stories high, which he filled with a stock of dry goods, groceries, hats, caps, boots and shoes. He is now postmaster in Irvington, justice of the peace, and a notary public. Politically, Mr. Minkler is a republican.


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