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Amos K. Kidner
Lodomillo Twp.

Amos K. Kidner was born in Licking County, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1815. His parents were Jacob Kidner and Mary (nee Simmons) Kidner; the former died when he was about two years old, and when between three and four years of age he was bound out to a shoemaker, with whom he remained until his twentieth year. He then engaged in farming. He was married to Malinda McLain, on Nov. 5, 1840. She was born in Randolph County, West Virginia, and was a daughter of John and Delila McLain, nee Currense, natives of Virginia, who settled in Clayton County in 1853. Their union has been blessed with five children-- Elizabeth, now Mrs. Lucius Noble; Livera, wife of Isaiah French; Jane, who married Milton Lockhart; Nelson, and Orlena, wife of John Culbertson. In 1850 Mr. Kidner left Ohio and removed to Grant County, Ind., and followed farming there until the fall of 1854, when he came to Clayton County and located in Lodomillo Township. Of his farm of 100 acres, 75 are under excellent cultivation, and abundantly stocked. He is one of the pioneers and representative men of the county, with which he has been identified since 1854. He is a Republican, and cast his first ballot for Old Hickory Jackson.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 894-895


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