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Joseph Horiskey
Highland Twp.

Joseph Horiskey was born in New London, Conn., on Dec. 5, 1843. His parents were Neil and Catharine (Salmon) Horiskey, natives of Ireland, he of County Donegal and she of Queen's County. Joseph attended school in Connecticut until he was thirteen years old, when he removed to Iowa with his parents and settled on a farm in Highland Township. He was married to Elizabeth M. Watts in October, 1867. She was born in Yorkshire, England, and was a daughter of W.M. and Jemima (Trott) Watts. Six children have been born to them, viz.: John, Katy A., Maggie E., Cornelius, Mary E. and Joseph Dennis. After his marriage Mr. Horiskey settled on the farm he now owns on sections 32 and 33, this township. He owns 270 acres, 160 under cultivation and abundantly stocked. He is one of Clayton County's early settlers and representative men. He was formerly a Democrat but now affiliates with the Greenback party. He has held the office of Road Supervisor.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 840- 841
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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