Posted By: Kimhere (email)
Date: 6/28/2005 at 01:34:26
Mr. Trigg is a man of much force of character, and as he is one of the oldest settlers of northwestern Iowa his is a familiar presence in Lyon and Sioux counties. The opportunities of the country have been realized and embraced by him, and he is now in easy circumstances. At different times he has filled important positions of trust and honor in the town and county, and wherever placed has conducted himself with ability and integrity.
Mr. Trigg was born in London, England, October 23, 1841. His father, George Trigg, removed his family to this country in 1847, and made a home for them in Erie county, New York, where young John was reared on a farm, and where he began his education by attending a district school held in a log cabin. When he was fifteen years old he was sent to Port Witby, New York, where he attended school very briefly, only perhaps a month, and then returned home. He was married in 1865 to Miss Martha Reeves, also of English blood. She became the mother of a family of seven children, whose names are Caroline, Walter, Mary, Wallace, Grover, Lafe, and Martin, with one adopted daughter, Margie.
In 1869, Mr. Trigg and his family came to LeMars, Iowa, where he took a homestead and began farming. For twenty-one years he made his home in that county, and at different times held the offices of sheriff, assessor, justice of the peace, and constable, being almost constantly in public position. In 1890 he bought a farm in Sioux county, to which he removed his family, and there he lived for four years. About the same time he lived on another farm in the same county, and in 1897 removed to a third farm in Doon township, where he made his home, until his location in the village of Doon where he is now found.
Mr. Trigg is a Democrat, and at the present time is serving Doon township as a trustee.
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