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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


David S. Trapp settled on section 4, May 1, 1869, where he now resides. He first purchased seventy acres of Joseph Barnes, but has since increased his farm to 146 acres. He has made nearly all the improvements, built a fine residence in 1878, and set out and cultivated a fine grove, mostly soft maples. He was born in Tompkins Co., N. Y., in December, 1826; removed with his parents, Uriah and Sarah Trapp, to Wayne Co., Ohio., where they lived until their decease. David S. Trapp was an early settler in Dodge Co., Minn., in 1856, where he owned a farm adjoining Kasson Village.

He married Margaret Long, a native of Ohio. They have nine children-William, Theodore, Mary, Frank, Alice, Ida, Charles, Minnie and Lillie. Their oldest son, William, was born in Ohio, and died in Iowa. The youngest child was born here. Mr. Trapp has a fine stone quarry on his farm, from which is obtained all the building stone used in the vicinity.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 843. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Susan Steveson



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