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James P. Gager
Lodomillo Twp.

James P. Gager is a native of Delaware County, N.Y., born June 16, 1803, son of Oliver and Sarah (Latrop) Gager, natives of Connecticut. Oliver was a soldier in the Revolutionary war for some time. They had a family of nine children, of whom James was the third son. He farmed and engaged in
clerking until his marriage to Jane Frazine, which occurred Nov. 10, 1833. She was born in Ulster County, N.Y., May 17, 1809, and was a daughter of Conrad and Leah (Soper) Frazine. Of four children born of this union, two are living-- Edgar L. and Emily A. (now Mrs. Abraham Treadwell.). In April, 1835, Mr. Gager left New York and came West, locating in Chicago, Ill., where he conducted a
boarding house six months, then went to Forked Creek, Cook County, Ill. He followed farming there, and at Rockville and Plainfield, Ill, until 1848, when he removed to Galena, Ill. In the spring of 1852 he came to Clayton County, and settled in Lodomillo Township, where he has since resided. He has held various local offices of trust in this township, and has served as Postmaster in New York and Illinois. He is one of the pioneers of the county, and a representative farmer and esteemed citizen. In politics he is a Republican. His oldest brother served in the war of 1812.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 888-889
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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