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Philip J. Hunter
Millville Twp.

Philip J. Hunter was born in Luzerne County, Pa., Nov. 29, 1830, and came to Iowa in 1847, settling in Millville Township, where he resided a number of years, then removed to Cassville, Wis., returning to Millville Township in four years. He resides on section 25, where he owns a finely cultivated farm of 120 acres. He is the present Justice of the Peace, an office he has held for six years. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity eighteen years, and in politics is independent, voting for principle rather than party. He was married in June, 1855, to Mary Leighty, who was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 4, 1832. They have nine children-- Louisa, born in 1857; Mary, in 1860; Amanda, in 1862; Martha, in 1864; P.J., in 1867; Anna, in 1872; William D., in 1874; Edith, in 1875, and Eva in 1877. Twelve years of his life Mr. Hunter spent in Dubuque, Ia., engaged in manufacturing brick.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1015
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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