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History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa
Union Publ. Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker

Charles B. Hamstreet

Charles B. HAMSTREET has been a resident of Union township since 1875. He was born in Walworth Co., Wis., July 28, 1851. His parents were Jonathan and Elizabeth (PRAMER) HAMSTREET. In 1852 the family removed to LaFayette Co., Wis. Here, at the age of thirteen years, Charles commenced work in a printing office, and at the age of seventeen became proprietor of the Dorrington Republican, and edited and published the same about eighteen months. He then sold out and came to Iowa. In 1871 he purchased a half interest in the Waukon Standard, of Waukon, Iowa, and was connected with the same about one year. He then gave up the business, on account of poor health, and for some time kept a book and music store at Platteville, Wis., thence came to Iowa and settled where he now resides. In 1870 he married Ella HENDY, who was born in Dodgeville, Wis. She is a daughter of Samuel and Ann (SHEPHERD) HENDY. They have four children George, Zadie, Anna and Bessie. In politics he is a republican, and is a well informed citizen.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: Charles R. HAMSTREET died October 2, 1917. Ella (HENDY) HAMSTREET was born July 20, 1851, and died October 15, 1922. They were interred at Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Iowa.



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