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Joseph Oliver Jerman 1855 - 1934


Posted By: Connie Swearingen (email)
Date: 1/19/2023 at 04:12:45

From "History of Woodbury & Plymouth Counties," published 1891, page 955 -

Joseph Oliver Jerman, farmer, P. O. Lucky Valley was born in Farmers' Creek, Jackson Co., Iowa, February 6, 1855, and comes of French-Canadian ancestry. Both his grandfathers, Joseph Jerman and Joseph Gothier, were natives of Canada, as was also his father, Oliver Jerman. His mother, Mary E. Gothier, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is still living.

Mr. Jerman received a common-school education and has always been a farmer. In 1877 he purchased a farm on section 35, Wolf Creek Twp., where he has dwelt ever since. He is now the owner of 340 acres and breeds and deals extensively in cattle and horses.

He is a director and vice-president of the Anthon State Bank, recently organized.

He is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, and affiliates with the democratic party. He has served as township trustee and is now chairman of the county board of supervisors.

In 1878, he married Mary Roak, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and daughter of Martin and Catharine Roark, of Irish birth.

The family of our subject includes five children: Catharine, Oliver, Walter, Lucy and Ellen.


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