John H. Deyo, furniture dealer and undertaker, was born in Monroe County, N.Y., June 16, 1828, and was a son of Samuel D. and Mary Deyo, likewise natives of York Sate. He learned the trades of a carpenter and joiner, and cabinet-maker, and in 1852 came to Strawberry Point. He worked at his trade two years, then engaged in the hotel business five years, and since which time has followed his trades and farming, having always engaged in the latter occupation
in connection with his other business. He established his present store in December, 1878. He was married in November, 1849, in Milford, Ill. to Ann E. Cole, of New York. To them have been born two children-- George B. and Ellery J. In politics he is a Republican. Since embarking in his present business Mr. Deyo has kept up with the demands of the time so that in this line Strawberry Point is not at all behind her sister cities in the West.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 894
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