Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/8/2022 at 21:26:52
William Wadsworth came to Worth county in 1872, and now owns 200 acres of land on section 16, of this township. He was born in England, Oct. 5, 1839, and in the spring of 1854 emigrated to the United States of America. He went direct to Kenosha Co., Wis., and resided in the town of Brighton until the autumn of 1803. He then went to Massachusetts and engaged in the butchering business at Clappville, near Worcester. A year later, he removed to Warehouse Point, in Connecticut, and carried on the same business for about four years. In the spring of 1809 he returned to Wisconsin, and in October of that same year, emigrated to Iowa. He located in Mitchell county, and worked as a farm hand until the spring of 1872, when he came to Worth county. He settled on his present farm in Lincoln township, where he is also engaged in raising thoroughbred cattle and Poland China hogs. Mr. Wadsworth is a prominent citizen of the township. At present he is serving as road supervisor and as director of the school district in which he resides. He was married in Kenosha Co., Wis., Dec. 6, 1860. to Jane Stock, a native of Somersetshire, England, born Sept. 1, 1841. They are the parents of five children-Ida J., Laura A., Herbert J., Alice R. and Fred J. Source: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1884, p.794
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