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Henry Cook
Marion Twp.

Henry Cook was born on the River Rhine on the province of Bavaria, Germany, on Mar. 19, 1814. He came to this country when sixteen years of age, landed in New Orleans and from there went to Cincinnati, O., via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Two years later he returned to New Orleans and remained there until 1848, when he came to Clayton County. He located on section 26, Marion Township, where he owns a finely cultivated farm of 200 acres. He was married on June 27, 1845, to Mary Bachman, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 16, 1827. They have ten children living - John W., born Feb. 12, 1847; Elizabeth A., Sept. 16, 1848; George W., Sept. 10, 1850; Mary L., July 21, 1857; Franklin, Sept. 17, 1859; Jacob, July 12, 1861; William H., Sept. 14, 1863; Andrew I., Dec. 23, 1865; Joseph, Nov. 28, 1867 and Max, Aug. 14, 1872. Mr. Cook has served the people in various local offices of trust; has been Road Supervisor eight years, and was School Director eight years, then resigned the office. He is one of the popular citizens of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 929-930
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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