IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

John Stence
Boardman Twp.

John Stence was born in Boardman Township, this county, Mar. 4, 1846. His father, Michael Stence, was born in the State of Pennsylvania, and settled in what is now Clayton County in 1846. He married Mary Wrell. The subject of this memoir was united in marriage Apr. 8, 1866, with Mary Brazell. Their union has been blessed with eight children--Michael, Ella, Margaret, Julia, Mary, Anna, Stella and Martin. Mr. Stence is a member of the Catholic church, and in politics is a Democrat. He owns a finely cultivated farm of 300 acres and has made many excellent improvements on his land. He is one of the pioneer children of Clayton County and one of her representative men.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 672
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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