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E. Griest
Clayton Twp.

E. Griest was born in Adams County, Pa. Sept. 21, 1821, and was there reared and educated. In 1854 he went to Ohio where he remained three years, then came to Clayton County, locating in Garnavillo. He resided there twelve years and during that time ran a stage, and carried the mail from Garnavillo to McGregor. He came to Clayton City, where he has kept hotel for the past fourteen years, and during the early years of his residence here carried the mail form Clayton to Elkader. He was united in marriage with Rebecca Cook, on Sept. 9, 1845 in his native State, where she was born March 2, 1824. Of six children born of this union four are living-- Louisa, born June 15, 1846; Wesley C. May 14, 1851; Anna E., Dec. 3, 1859, and Lucy B., May 22, 1864. In politics Mr. Griest is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 722-23
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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