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John Inger
Cass Twp.

John Inger, senior member of the farm of John Inger & Son machinists and wagon-makers, was born in Derbyshire, England, Jan. 26, 1822, and was a son of James and Mary Inger. He learned his trade in all its branches in Nottingham, England, becoming a very expert workman. In 1848 he came to the United States, landing in New York, where he remained six months, then went to Freeport, Ill. He returned to Waterford, N.Y., in the spring of 1851, resided there seven years, and in 1858 settled in Strawberry Point. He formed a partnership with John E. Baird in the wagon business which continued elevin years. They then made a division of stock, Mr. Inger taking his son John D. as a partner. He was married on Apr. 9, 1845, in Nottingham, England, to Lucy Dawson, who died in March, 1867, having been the mother of six children, three living-- John D., Eliza A., and Sarah H. Mr. Inger was again married Oct. 1, 1870, in Masonville, Ia. to Lucy J. Wiley, a native of Vermont. Their union has been blessed with two children-- P. WIley, and Mary L. Mr. Inger is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in religious sentiment is a Congregationalist.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 697
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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