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John Hesner
Lodomillo Twp.

John Hesner, son of M. and Sophia Hesner, nee Gindar, of German nativitiy, was born in the province of Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 15, 1817. His marriage occurred there on May 17, 1845, to Barbara Goodyear, who was born in Bavaria, and was a daughter of George Goodyear. Soon after his marriage Mr. Hesner came to America, landed at New York, and resided on Long Island two years, then removed to Rock County, Wis. He engaged in farming there until the fall of 1851, when he came to Clayton County, Ia., and settled on his present farm in Lodomillo Township. Mr. and Mrs. Hesner have had a family of eight children, six living--Andrew, married Maria Hetherlington; Margaret, wife of Milo Blair; John, married Lizzie Barr; Sophia, wife of Newman Fisher; Charley, and Maria Barbara, who married George Heyer, and died Nov. 2, 1851. Mr. Hesner owns 370 acres of rich land, and has many excellent improvements on his farm. In politics he is a Democrat, and is one of the enterprising men of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 892
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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