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Hugh A. Rizer
Elk Twp.

Hugh A. Rizer is a native of West Virginia, born Dec. 24, 1817. When a boy of eight years he left his native State and went to Pennsylvania, where he lived nine years, then removed to Ohio. In 1852 he came to Clayton County and settled on section 10, Elk Towhship, which has been his home since. He owns a finely improved farm of 140 acres, and is extensively engaged in grain and stock-raising. His marriage to Jane Johnston occurred in March 1839. She was born in the State of Pennsylvania, June 10, 1822. Their union has been blessed with thirteen children, nine living--William C. born in 1842; Mary E., on April 1, 1844 (is now the wife of George Masters); Margaret M., born Jan. 29, 1846 (married J. Fleming); John L., born Sept. 1, 1848; Samuel H., April 11, 1850; Henry W., Oct. 1, 1851; Hugh A., Feb. 6, 1855; Lydia I., born March 31, 1857 (married Levi W. Lee), and Delbert G., born Nov. 5, 1863. Mr. Rizer has held the offices of School Trustee, Director and Treasurer, also Township Trustee. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and in politics is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 764-765
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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