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Visits Farm Homesteaded By Family After Civil War


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 3/23/2013 at 19:45:44

The Herald-Register (Grinnell, Iowa) May 26, 1955


Mrs. Henry S. Conard and her brother, H. Glen Sargent of San Bernardino, Calif., had a recent enjoyable trip into the northern part of Iowa where they visited the farm homesteaded by a member of their family just after the Civil War.

The farm, located in Kossuth County, near Algona is still in the family, but is tenanted by two bachelor brothers, who were very interested in the home and most hospitable in showing the visitors around the farm, the house and other buildings.

Neither Mrs. Conard nor her brother ever lived on the farm, but their mother was born there and resided on it until her early teens.

The couple also visited Pocahontas and Fonda where they had lived as children, and Mrs. Conard was able to view the first country school which she taught. She believes that the same building is there, but that it has had a new basement built under it. She recognized the storm cave which she remembers well, during the days when tornadoes seemed more frequent.


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