John Inger, senior member of the
farm of John Inger & Son machinists and wagon-makers,
was born in Derbyshire, England, Jan. 26, 1822, and was a
son of James and Mary Inger. He learned his trade in all
its branches in Nottingham, England, becoming a very
expert workman. In 1848 he came to the United States,
landing in New York, where he remained six months, then
went to Freeport, Ill. He returned to Waterford, N.Y., in
the spring of 1851, resided there seven years, and in
1858 settled in Strawberry Point. He formed a partnership
with John E. Baird in the wagon business which continued
elevin years. They then made a division of stock, Mr.
Inger taking his son John D. as a partner. He was married
on Apr. 9, 1845, in Nottingham, England, to Lucy Dawson,
who died in March, 1867, having been the mother of six
children, three living-- John D., Eliza A., and Sarah H.
Mr. Inger was again married Oct. 1, 1870, in Masonville,
Ia. to Lucy J. Wiley, a native of Vermont. Their union
has been blessed with two children-- P. WIley, and Mary
L. Mr. Inger is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and
in religious sentiment is a Congregationalist.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 697
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