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J.C. Rounds
Marion Twp.

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J. C. Rounds son of Sylvester Rounds, was born in Norton Township, Bristol County, Mass., Aug. 29, 1818. He went with his parents to New York in 1820. He was educated there and in 1837 went to Livingston County, Mich. He engaged in farming there until 1844, when he removed to Ogle County, Ill. In 1855 he located in Marion Township, Clayton County, arriving here Sept. 18 of that year. He owns 490 broad and fertile acres and is one of the most extensive farmers and stock-breeders in the county. He was married to Stephina Rypezynski in 1876. She is of German nativity, born Jan. 16, 1853. They have one child - Mary, born Feb. 4, 1877. Mr. Rounds has shown himself to be eminently fitted to hold public positions of trust and has been elected to many offices, among them Township Assessor, Township Clerk, Secretary of the School Board, Justice of the Peace and Supervisor. He represented this county in the Legislature in 1874 and 1875. He was instrumental in organizing Marion Township from Wagner. He has ever made Clayton County's interests his own and has done much to improve and advance her natural facilities and votes for the best men.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 935-936
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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