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Abram Treadwell
Lodomillo Twp.

Abram Treadwell was born in London District, Canada, Sept. 18, 1832. His father, Tryon Treadwell, was born in Schoharie County, N.Y., and went to Canada in 1814 where he married Mary Smith, by whom he had eleven children. Abram worked on his father's farm and attended school in Canada until he arrived at man's estate, and when twenty-four years old went to Elgin, Ill., thence to Clayton County, and settled in Lodomillo Township. He worked for R. Buckley one season, then engaged in the harness business in Stawberry Point, building the first shop for the purpose in that place. On Aug. 12, 1862, he enlisted in Company B, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. He enlisted as a private and was promoted to First Lieutenant. He returned to Clayton County, and on Sept. 24, 1865, he married Emily A. Gager, who was born in Will County, Ill., and was a daughter of James P. and Jane (Frazine) Gager. They have had four children-- Mark G., Ray D., Lynn C. and baby. After his marriage Mr. Treadwell settled on his present farm in Lodomillo Township. He owns 120 acres of land, eighty under cultivation, and thoroughly stocked. He has held various offices of trust in his township, and has always taken an active interest in educational matters. He is well and favorably known throughout the county as an energetic citizen.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 904-905


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