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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


N. J. GRUMMON located the same year [1861] on section 3 [Geneseo township], and afterward owned an adjoining farm on the same section. . . .

N. J. GRUMMON settled on a farm in Geneseo township, in 1861. Having sold that farm he settled on section 3, in 1876, where he now resides.

He was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in 1836. His father, Horace GRUMMON, removed with his family to Winnebago Co., Ill., when N. J. was a child, his mother dying when he was an infant. He lived near Belvidere, Ill., for twenty-one years.

He married Romelia QUACKENBOS, a native of Canada, whose father settled in Illinois when she was a child. Mr. and Mrs. GRUMMON have two sons - Charlie and Willie, both born in this township. Their only daughter, Myrtie, was born in Illinois in 1861, and died here Dec. 16, 1882. She was an estimable young lady, and her death was a severe affliction to her parents and a loss to the community.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 840. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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