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Levi Springer
Millville Twp.

Levi Springer was born in Fayette County, Pa., Aug. 15, 1832, and from there moved to Galena, Ill., thence to Elk Grove, Wis., finally settling on section 19, Millville Township, Clayton County, where he has since resided. He was married May 3, 1852, to Angeline Gilham, who was born in Wisconsin in 1834. They have adopted two children-- Asin and Inez (twins) born Nov. 19, 1869. Mr. Springer owns a finely cultivated farm of 232 acres, and is extensively engaged in farming and stock-raising. He is a Democrat politically, and was elected by that party to the office of Road Supervisor. Owing to a fall in his youth Mr. Springer has had to have his right leg amputated twice, first on Oct. 11, 1877, and again on Oct. 12, 1880. Albert Springer, brother of the preceding is also a native of the Keystone State, born Nov. 19, 1820. He came West with his parents, and after moving about from place to place settled in 1836 in Clayton County on section 19, Millville Township, where he is at present residing. He enlisted in the Mexican war in Captain Parker's company, mounted infantry, and was stationed at Fort Atkinson to watch the Indians and to prevent any outbreak on the part of the border settlers. He votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1019
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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