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Charles Kimber
Cass Twp.

Charles Kimber was born in Genesse County, N.Y., Nov. 20, 1822. His parents were Andrew and Sarah Kimber, nee Morgan, natives of Orange county, N.Y., and the parents of eleven children. He attended school and assisted on the farm until his father's death in 1848, then went with his mother and sister to Medina County O., where he engaged in farming. He was married Oct. 13, 1847, to Malvina, daugher of Ara and Sophia A. Fenn. She was born in Genesse County, N.Y., Feb. 11, 1829. In the spring of 1850, Mr. Kimber went overland to California, and engaged in mining there until March, 1853 when he returned to Ohio. In the fall of that year he came to Clayton County. Prior to locating on his present farm in Cass Township, he resided in Farmersburg Township, Boardman Township, Elkader, Motor, Mederville, and Strawberry Point. In the fall of 1879, Mr. and Mrs. Kimber visited Ohio and New York, and on their return he purchased forty acres in Cass Township, where he now resides. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Company D. Twenty-first Iowa Infantry Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. He affiliates with the Republican party, and is one of the popular men of Clayton County.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 698-699


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