Henry L. Tolbert was born in
Beetown, Wis. (in the lead mines), Dec. 19, 1856. On the
death of his father in 1863, he went to live with H.
Webster, and moved with him to Cassville, Wis., in 1866;
attended school at the place until 1876, and then went to
Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa, and engaged in
teaching school until 1878, when he went to La Crosse,
Wis., and worked at the lumber business there and in the
woods of Clark County until 1879, when he removed to
Clayton County and taught school in Millville and
Clayton, until the spring of 1882. He is at present
principal of the graded school in Clayton City. In
politics he is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 728
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