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Vine, George D. 1871 1934


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 5/11/2015 at 18:05:37


George D. Vine is one of the youngest representatives of farming interests in Winneshiek county, owning a tract of eighty acres, located on section 36. Madison township. He was born on the farm, of which he is now the owner, June 24, 1871, a son of John and Anna (Johnson) Vine, the former a native of England, while the latter claimed Norway as the place of her nativity. John Vine emigrated to the new world in the '50s, first locating in New York, where he remained for several years. He finally continued his journey westward, purchasing a farm in Madison township, paying the usual government price for the same. His remaining years were devoted to the cultivation and improvement of this tract, and here his death occurred in February, 1898. The mother survived for many years, passing away in March, 1910.

George D. Vine was reared in the usual manner of farm lads, working in the fields during the spring and summer months, while in the winter seasons he pursued his education in the district schools near his father's home. He has always lived under the parental roof, with the exception of three summers, when he was employed by others at farm labor. Subsequent to his mother's death, he purchased the home farm and has since made some improvements. He is practical and progressive in his methods of labor and is classed with the enterprising and industrious agriculturists of this section of Iowa. He is a stockholder in the Farmers Hog Buying Company of Decorah.

Mr. Vine is a republican in his political views, while in religious faith he is a Lutheran. His fraternal relations are with the Maccabees. He has a wide acquaintance in Winneshiek county, where he has spent his entire life, and he is admired by all for his sterling traits of character and his honesty in all business dealings.

Source: History of Winneshiek County, Iowa Vol. II Chicago the S. J. Clark Publishing Company 1913

Transcriber's Note: His gravestone shows the year of birth as 1870.

Union Prairie Cemetery

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