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William C. Stoddard
Buena Vista Twp.

William C. Stoddard was born in St. Charles County, Mo., June 22, 1819, and resided there until thirteen years old, when he removed to Louisiana, Mo., and two years later to Dubuque, Ia. He engaged in the mercantile business, and in mining there until 1854, when he came to Buena Vista Township, Clayton County, and has since resided here. He is engaged in mining, and has been Justice of the Peace for the past ten years. He also served as County Supervisor. On Jan. 17, 1842, he married Mary Martin, a native of Ireland, born Dec. 25, 1821. They have nine children---Charles E. born Dec. 14, 1843; Ella, July 27, 1844, married Otto Blaul; John W., born Nov. 28, 1846; Mary A., July 27, 1848; Sarah S., May 5, 1850; Martha I., Dec. 25, 1852; George W., April 30, 1854; Martin, July 15, 1856, and Alfred H. May 14, 1859. His sons, Charles E. and John W., enlisted in Company G. Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, and served during the entire war. In politics Mr. Stoddard votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 681-82
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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