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Daniel Gleason
Boardman Twp.

Daniel Gleason, blacksmith, Elkader, was born in Tipperary County, Ireland, in 1825; son of Edmund and Mary Gleason, who emigrated to the United States in 1837, and locatd in New York City, where the father followed the trade of a blacksmith until 1842, when they removed to Wester New York, and in 1854 came to Dubuque, and afterward to Clayton County. Edmund Gleason died here in 1869; his wife on Dec. 18, 1881. Daniel learned his trade in his native country, commencing at the age of fifteen and serving a five years' apprenticship. In 1846 he came to America, landing in Boston, and from there went to join his parents then residing in Western New York. In 1854 came with them to Dubuque, where he worked at his trade until 1858, then came to Elkader, and embarked in his present business. In the fall of 1853 he married Johanna Ryan. They have three children-- Timothy, Mary Ann (now the wife of Dennis Liddy) and Daniel. Mr Gleason is one of the representative business men of Elkader.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 656
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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