Ezra Monlux, son of William and Margaret (Drum) Monlux, was born April 24, 1808, in West Liberty, Va. When two years old, his father moved to Ohio near Zanesville, where he worked at farming and at his trade of shoemaker. Our subject was educated in common schools of that place. When twenty-one he left home and worked on the turnpikes in Ohio three years; then purchased a tract of 100 acres of timber-land, which, by hard labor, he converted into a farm with a good house and outbuildings. In 1856 he sold this place and bought 240 acres of land on sections 7 and 18, Wagner Township. He erected a house, where he still lives, on section 18. His farm is well improved and is one of the finest in this section of Wagner Township. Mr. Monlux was married Jan. 5, 1832, in Ohio, to Miss Susannah Wagner, a native of Pennsylvania, born Aug. 16, 1810. This union was blessed with ten children, seven living - Margaret, William, John, George, Charles, Ezra and Eliza. Mrs. Monlux died Aug. 11, 1879. He lives on the old homestead with his youngest daughter, Eliza. Mr. M. was County Supervisor seven years, Justice of the Peace ten years, Township Trustee several terms, and held other offices of trust in his township. He is well and favorably known in the community in which he lives, as a man of integrity and worth and a representative citizen of Clayton County. In politics he is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1136-37
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