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Edwin Sherman
Farmersburg Twp.

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Edwin Sherman, one of the pioneers of Clayton County, was a son of Elijah and Sally (Batchelor) Sherman, natives of Worcester County, Mass. His father died at Manitowoc, Wis., and his mother in the State of New York. Edwin was born in the town of Walpole, N.H., June 28, 1813. He was educated in New York, and learned the trade of a wheelwright, which he followed for six years, chiefly in that State. He came to Clayton County in 1847, and bought a farm, which he owned until nine years ago, when he sold it for $15,500. In 1844 he married Lucy Jane, daughter of Elijah and Persis (Chandler) Angier, natives of Massachusetts and New Hampshire respectively. Elijah died in Garnavillo, Ia., and Persis in the State of New York. Mr. Sherman and wife are members of the Congregational church at Garnavillo, of which he was appointed Deacon over twenty-five years ago. He votes the Republican ticket. When he came to Clayton County in 1847, his first landing was at McGregor, then consisting of one log cabin, a frame house and a Government warehouse. After many years of constant labor Mr. Sherman has acquired an ample fortune, and has now settled down to enjoy the fruits of his toil, satisfied in the consciousness of a duty well performed.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 783
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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