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J.J. Kauffman
Millville Twp.

J. J. Kauffman, general merchant, was born near Wooster, in Wayne County, O., on Jan. 18, 1845. He came to Calyton County in the fall of 1854, and located in Mallory Township, where he resided nine years, then followed steamboating on the Mississippi River five years. He worked at various occupations for several years, returned to Ohio, where he remained a short time, and then came back to Millville and established a saloon, which he sold in three months, and then traveled over the State looking for a good location. He came back to Millville, and in partnership with his brother bought 530 acres of land, and one year later sold his share to his brother, and went to Adair County, Ia., where he purchased 240 acres of land, improved and sold it, returning to Clayton County and repurchasing a part of his brother's farm, which he cultivated four years. He is now keeping a general merchandise store in Millville. He was married July 5, 1872, to Susan J. Segraves, who was born in Rockville, Wis., Oct. 3, 1851. They have two children -- Edna, born Jan. 4, 1874, and Dottie, Nov. 26, 1876. In politics Mr. Kauffman is a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1017


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