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Wm. P. Eno
Wagner Twp.

Wm. P. Eno was born in Province of Quebec, Canada, Jan. 21, 1828, son of Almon P. and Charlotte (Bowen) Eno, natives of New England. He was educated in Canada, and when twenty-two years old engaged as traveling salesman for a firm dealing in silverware. Continued this business till 1854, when he removed to Clayton County, and purchased 320 acres of land in the northwest corner of Wagner Township. He has increased this farm to 640 acres, and also owns a farm of 880 acres in Cerro Gordo County, eighty acres in Worth County and eighty in Fayette County. Mrs. Eno also has 110 acres of land in Monona Township, making in all a possession of 1,790 acres. He, however, continued to travel some two years for himself, carrying a line of Yankee notions. In 1857 he hired a force of men, and cut, on the wild prairie, over 200 tons of hay, which he sold subsequently at McGregor, then in its infancy. He has followed farming since, and cuts at lest 200 tons of hay every year. He was married May 8, 1862, to Mrs. Elmira Niver, nee Jacobie, of New York. They had four children, three living - May M., Minnie C. and Jennie A. Mrs. Eno died July 29, 1869. Mr. Eno was again married, Jan. 2, 1871, to Isabel E. Lytle, of Pennsylvania. Two children are the results of this marriage - William H. and John L. Mr. Eno has held about all the township offices, and is now School Treasurer. He was one of the originators of the Clayton County Fire Insurance Company, and was President of the organization for over six years. He has been a prominent man in his community, is well known as an energetic, enterprising citizen. Has given considerable attention to politics, and is well known over the State as a prominent Greenbacker.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1134
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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