Cerro Gordo County Iowa
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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


Henry SENIOR, in July, 1855, erected a log cabin on the southwest quarter of section 2, Portland township, the flooring of which was sawed at Rock Falls, the first saw-mill in Cerro Gordo county being located there. He improved his land until 1863, when he rented it and removed to Mason City, where he followed his trade, and engaged in the boot and shoe trade until 1873, when he returned to his farm. He now owns 615 acres, giving his principal attention to stock and grain raising.

He is a native of Yorkshire, England, born June 22, 1826. He learned the shoemaker trade, and followed it there until 1850, when he emigrated to Kenosha, Wis. He was married Aug. 5, 1853, to Mary BROWN, also a native of England. In October, 1882, he returned to his native country and remained seven months, visiting old scenes and old friends. He is regarded as a man of the strictest honor, and one of Cerro Gordo's best citizens. The children are - Joseph, Frank and Eliza.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 919. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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