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Samuel Fitch
Sperry Twp.

Samuel Fitch is a native of England, born Dec. 31, 1822. On April 5, 1851, he left the moth country for America, landing in New York on the 21st day of that month. He remained in New York five years, making a trip to Ohio in 1851, and in 1856 he came to Clayton Couty. The first two years of his residence here was spent on the farm now owned by Wm. Cain, in Cox Creek Township. Since that time has resided on his present farm, which consists of 185 acres of finely improved land. He was married to Elizabeth Hazel, on March 8, 1851, in England, where she was born Apr. 11, 1826. Three children have blessed their union, viz.: Charles C., born in New York, Dec. 29, 1851, is now a resident of Calhoun County, Ia.; George H., born Jan. 4, 1858, married Miss Amelia Biggle on Mar. 17, 1878, (they have two children- Claud H., born June 2, 1880, and Mary E., Sept. 8, 1881); and Fred W., born Oct. 18, 1865. The family are all members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Fitch and his sons vote the Republican ticket. He is one of the prominent men in Clayton County, and enjoys the confidence and esteem of his fellow-citizens.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1094-1095
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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