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Elisha B. Gardner
Cass Twp.

Elisha B. Gardner was born in Chautauqua County, N.Y. Dec. 5, 1822, and was a son of Eleazer and Cynthia Gardner, the former a native of New Jersey, the latter of Connecticut. He attended school until he was eighteen years of age, then engaged in farm labor and in a saw-mill until 1854, when he came to Clayton County, settling in Cass Towhsip. He entered a farm of eighty acres, to which he has since added twenty acres of timber, and is extensively engaged in farming and stock-raising. He was married on March 11, 1852, to Eunice Cooley, a native of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Of seven children born of this union four are living--Adda, Edward O., L.C. and Meed E. Mr. Gardner has held the office of Justice of the peace four years, and that of Township Trustee for twenty years. He is a member of the Baptist church, and one of the men who have had the fortitude to brave the hardships of pioneer life in the West, and to whom much credit is due for the present prosperous condition of Clayton County.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 695
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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