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A.J. Gusting
Cass Twp.

A. J. Gusting, photographer, Strawberry Point, was born on April 19, 1842 in Lincolnshire, England. He emigrated to America with his parents when ten years of age, and six years later settled in Iowa. He enlisted from Dubuque in 1861 in the volunteer army, and served until 1863. He participated in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, where he was taken prisoner, and sent to Tuscaloosa prison, where he was confined four months, then sent to the hospital. He was honorably discharged at St. Louis, Mo. On Feb. 1, 1863. He was married Aug. 15, 1863, to Maria A. Guerrin. Their marriage life has been blessed with eight children--Olive, Emma, Lenore, Milton, Henry, Fred, Grace, and Beatrice. Mr. Gusting is the only photographer in Strawberry Point, and is the recipient of a good trade. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 695-96
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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