Benedict, W.G.,



                                      Dealer in dry goods and general merchandise; also one of the proprietors of the Le Grand Mills, and dealer in real estate, lime, etc., Le Grand; born in Monroe Co., Ohio, Jan. 10, 1833; came from there to this county in the Spring of 1857; has followed farming, stock and real estate business up to 1867 when he commenced the dry goods business. Married C.A. Youngs Oct. 6, 1859, in this county; was born May 6, 1844, in Miami Co., Ohio; have four children—Wilford W., Susie L., Aretta M. and Charles V. Mr Benedict has been one of the leading business men of Le Grand, which has been of great advantage to the town as well as of profit to himself. Republican.

                                      p.591-2, Le Grand Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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