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John Romig
Cox Creek Twp.

John Romig, son of Jesse and Margaret (Galer) Romig, natives of Pennsylvania, was born in that State on Feb. 12, 1836. He worked on farms and in a saw-mill in his native State, until 1855, when he came with his father to Clayton County, making the entire journey by team. Our subject entated in farming until 1859, when he went to California and engaged in mining and prospecting nine years, being fairly successful. He returned to Clayton County, and after making several trades purchased his present farm in Cox Creek Township. He has been twice married, first in 1865, to Honora Borry, who died in 1871. His second marriage occurred in 1873, to Angie, daughter of Daniel and Barbara McDowell, nee Rice. To them have been born three children -John Henry, born Sept. 10, 1874; Charles Robert, Aug. 23, 1876, and Alma M., Feb. 14, 1880. In politics Mr. Romig is a Republican, and has held several township offices, the duties of which he has discharged with credit and ability. He has ever made Clayton County's interests his own and has done much for the advancement of her interests.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 7535
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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