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J.E. Jerome
Volga Twp.

J. E. Jerome, son of James and Eliza (Enslow) Jerome, was born in Clayton County, Ia., Dec. 19, 1855. His father was a merchant and the Postmaster in the town of Clayton for many years; he died in 1867. After his death, Mrs. Jerome conducted the store a few years, then disposed of her stock and moved to Grant County, Wis. The subject of this record received a common- school education, and having a natural talent for printing he learned it thoroughly, and after clerking a short time for his uncle, S. J. Soyster, he was employed in the Register office at Elkader. He was married in March, 1878, to Ollie, daughter of John and Mary Garber. They have two children-- Edith May and Lucy Mildred. Immediately after his marriage, Mr. Jerome went to Kane County, Ill., where he engaged as clerk in a drug store, remaining one year, then, at the solicitation of Mr. Garber, he returned to East Elkport, and has been in the employ of J. Garber & Son since. In 1881 he established a newspaper called the Tattler, which is issued monthly. He also owns a Peerless job printing press, and does all kinds of printing. He is a charter member of A. O. U. W. lodge, Elkport.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1122


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