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John Bolsinger
Mallory Twp.

John Bolsinger, farmer and stock-breeder, was a son of Christopher and Isabel (Miller) Bolsinger, natives of Fayette Co., Pa. who came to Iowa in 1846, where they died. John M. was born June 22, 1817, in Pennsylvania. He came to Iowa on April 18, 1846, and has followed farming here since; he now owns 200 1/2 acres on section 12 and 13; his land lies on a fine, rolling ridge of timber, but is now mostly under cultivation. In 1842 he married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Barbary ( Kauffman ) Gillian, natives of Fayette County, Pa., and both deceased. John died in Fayette County, Pa., and Barbary in Ohio. By this union there are nine children, of whom Barbary N., born Feb. 8, 1847; Berryman H., July 14, 1851; John F., Oct. 28, 1853, married, and living in Millville Township; Christopher, born Jan. 14, 1856, are living; Martha Jane, born July 29, 1843; Mary Elizabeth, born June 28, 1845; William D., born June 15, 1849; Andrew Jackson, born April 7, 1858; Minerva Isabel, born June 6, 1861, are dead. Mr. Bolsinger and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bolsinger had held several of the township offices, and has discharged their duties with credit to himself and to satisfaction of his fellow-citizens. He votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 913-14
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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