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James Newberry
Cass Twp.

James Newberry, Editor and proprietor of the Strawberry Point Press, also farmer, son of John and Sally (Fancher) Newberry, natives of New York. They moved to Ohio, where they both died. James was born in New York State, May 26, 1827; he ws educated in Ohio; he has followed farming all his life; has been very successful and now owns one of the best places in Clayton County. In 1855 he came to Iowa, and his farm of 400 acres is on section 31, Lodomillo Towhship, and 25 and 36, Cass Township. Some six years since he moved to the village of Strawberry Point, and soon after began the publication of the Press; this he has much improved, and it is now one of the best paying and best edited papers in the county. In the spring of 1882 he began the publication of the Iowa Dairyman, a journal devoted to the dairy interest of the West; it is a very neatly executed work, and would do credit to a much larger town. It contains forty pages of hightly interesting matter. In 1852 Mr. N. married Hannah Maria, daughter of John M. and Sally Westfall, natives of New Jersey, now living at Strawberry Point, Iowa. By this union there are five children--Byron W., born Sept. 1, 1853 (he is an attorney); Frank J., born June 26, 1858 (he has learned the printing business and is now in company with his father; he married Kate H. Squires); Mary E., born Sept. 10, 1859 (she is the wife of H. M. Kingsley; they reside on the homestead); Charles W., born Dec. 23, 1864; Kate Gertrude, born May 1, 1870. Mr. Newberry has been frequently elected to various offices in town, county and State. In 1868-'69 he represented his county in the Legislature, and for some eight years he has held the office of County Supervisor; by his untiring energy in laboring for the interests of the people, he is kept at work for them.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 699
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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