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Jacob Ponsor
Cox Creek Twp.

Jacob Ponsor was born in Germany, Jan. 6, 1819, and was a son of John and Kate (Gabel) Ponsor, of German nativity. His mother died in 1843. Jacob learned the tailor's trade in the land of his birth, which he followed thirty-six years in France and America. He emigrated to Clayton County at an early day, and was one of the original founders of the colony of Communia, in which he took an active interest for eight years, when the organization disbanded. He settled on his present farm in Cox Crek Township, on Sept. 13, 1870. It consistes of 160 acres of well improved land, and is one of the finest farms in this section of the State. His marriage occurred in 1847, to Eliza Coleman, whose parents, William and Mary (Jugixbulg) Coleman, were natives of Germany. They are the parents of the following named children, viz.: Robert, born Feb. 3, 1850, married Lena Klinck; Bertha, born Feb. 24, 1852, is now the wife of August Tangemon; Julius, born Feb. 10, 1854; Louisa, Sept. 21, 1860; William, Nov. 9, 1863, and Theodore, April 21, 1865.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 752-753
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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