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GREGG is one of the early settlers and well-known citizens of Cherokee
County,having come here in 1869. He was born in Belmont
Ohio, May 31, 1847 and is a son of Nelson Gregg, one of the early
settlers of Cedar Township, but now a resident of Meriden, Iowa.
When Niles was fifteen years of age his parents emigrated to
and settled in Warren County, where they lived three years.
the end of that period of time they went to Marion County, Iowa, and
there they resided until 1869, when the father came to Cherokee County
and took a h homestead in Cedar Township. Niles remained with
this father one year after that time and then returned to Marion County
where he worked two years. He then came back to Cherokee
and bought a Government homestead adjoining his father's farm.
There he has since resided, devoting his time and attention
the improvement and cultivation of his farm. As his means
increased he made additions to his first purchase, and now owns 200
acres of choice land. This farm is admirably adapted to the
raising of live-stock, as it is watered by ill Creek. Mr.
keeps about 100 head of cattle, and has eighteen head of horses.
He has erected a small house, and has good farm buildings for
care and protection of live-stock and grain. Mr. Gregg was
in marriage in 1871, at Knoxville, Iowa to Miss Sarah E. Cody, a
daughter of Austin Cody, Esq. Two children have been born of
marriage: Arthur and Delia. Politically our subject has no
ties, preferring to use his own judgment as to who shall fill the
offices of this Government. He is a man yet in the prime of
and has attained an advanced position, socially and financially in the
Biographical History of Cherokee
County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889
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