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J. L. Hagensick
Mendon Twp.

Captain J. L. Hagensick, a prominent citizen of McGregor, was born in Bavaria, Germany, Jan. 22, 1831. In 1853 he came to Clayton County, Iowa, and stopped at Garnavillo, where he was employed as a clerk in a general store two years, then went to Clayton Centre, where he embarked in the mercantile business, which he pursued until he came to McGregor, in 1865. In 1857, he married Maria Thoma, who was born in his native country. By this union there were eight children, six living-- Louisa E. M., Annie C., John, William H., Leonora P. C. and Victor W. In politics he is Republican, and while at Clayton Centre was elected Justice of the Peace, and has held a commission as notary public since 1858. In 1857 he was commissioned as Postmaster of Clayton Centre, by James Campbell, being the first Postmaster at that place. Captain Hagensick, at the time of the unpleasantness between the North and South, raised a company of Union guards, and was elected and commissioned as Captain, by Geo. W. Stone, on Oct. 15, 1864. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and of the Masonic fraternity.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 984
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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