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S. Candee
Monona Twp.

S. Candee

S. Candee, one of the pioneers of Iowa, was born in Oswego, N.Y., Dec. 8, 1816, and was a son of Asa and Mary (McAlpin) Candee. They were married about 1812, and were the parents of twelve children, nine living--Caos M., Alta, Jane, Amy, Ara, George, Huldah, Orinda and Selden. Mr. Candee by occupation was a farmer, and in 1834 emigrated to Monroe County, Mich., and located on a farm of heavy timber. Toledo was then composed of a few log cabins. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm and received a limited education. In 1838 he left home and made his way to Iowa, crossing the Mississippi River at Davenport, and from Davenport went to Galena, where he was engaged in mining ten years. In 1849, in company with 120 men, he started for California. They proceeded to St. Louis, where they made a contract with parties to take them through in sixty days, they to pay them $200 for the trip and a few extras. After starting out the company failed to fulfill their contract and the greater part of them had to walk most of the way. He remained in California about fifteen months, then returned to Galena, and from there came to Clayton County. In Febrary, 1859, he married Eleanor J. Bowles, a daughter of Thos. C. Bowles. She was born in Maryland, Feb. 1, 1820. Mr. Candee has a beautiful farm of 210 acres, valued at $35 per acre, situated on section 5, Monona Township. Mrs. Candee is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1037-1038
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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