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David B. Bedient
Lodomillo Twp.

David B. Bedient, son of Gillien H. and Lydia (Smith) Bedient, was born in Franklin, Delaware County, N.Y., March 6, 1821. His father was a native of Connecticut, his mother of New York. David attended school in Franklin until he was fifteen years old, when his father moved to Chautauqua County and settled on a farm. He assisted on the farm until he became of age, then engaged in the same occupation for himself. He was married on Feb. 17, 1843, to Mary L. Pond, born in Chenango County, N.Y. After his marriage Mr. Bedient moved to Walworth County, Wis., and located on a farm. His wife died here in 1847, leaving one son-- Albertus, who married Mary Ryan. He was again married in 1851, to Laura Strunk, a native of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Four children blessed that union-- Mary L., Henry, Bertha (wife of George Glazier), and Jennie M. (now Mrs. L. Knight). Mrs. Laura Bedient died April 7, 1871, and on Sept 3, 1973, Mr. Bedient married Louise McIntosh of New York. In 1852 he went to Milwaukee, Wis., and in 1857 removed to Dubuque, Iowa, settling in Clayton County in the spring of 1863, on his present farm on section 29, Lodomillo Township. It consists of 80 acres of choice land, 60 under excellent cultivation. In politics he is a Republican, and has been elected to various township offices. His son Albertus enlisted in the regular army, during the late Rebellion, and served three years.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 882-883
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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