L. M. Haskins, retired farmer,
was born in Addison County, Vt., on the 19th day of
December, 1827, son of David and Ann (Mason) Haskins,
natives of Massachusetts, where they were married, and at
an early day emigrated to Addison County, Vt. In 1847
they removed to Boone County, Ill., where they both died.
The subject of this sketch came to Illinois with his
parents in 1847, and in 1849 came to Clayton County,
locating in Wagner Township, where he purchased land and
made for himself a home. In 1851 he married Catherine
Hoppas, who was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 26, 1829. Mr.
and Mrs. Haskins are the parents of three children, viz.:
Flora A., now the wife of Henry Waikle; Albert N. and Ida
M. Mr. Haskins owns 200 acres of land in this township,
valued at $50 an acre, and 143 in Emmett County, worth
$10 an acre. Though coming to Clayton County in limited
circumstances, he has, by patient industry and economy,
succeeded in accumulating a fine property and home.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p.658-659
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