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John Victoria
Cox Creek Twp.

John Victoria is a native of Bohemia, born in 1824, and was a son of Frank and Anna (Luke) Victoria, Bohemians by birth. His father died in 1872, his mother in 1860. He learned the weaver's trade, which he followed in the land of his nativity until 1853, when he emigrated to the United States, landing at New York. From there he went to Philadelphia and obtained employment at his trade for a short time. He made a tour of the Southern and Northern States, reaching Clayton County, Ia., in 1863. He engaged in railroading some time, then settled on his farm in Cox Creek Township. He owns 163 acres of valuable land, and under excellent improvement. His marriage occurred in 1863, to Mary Tinker, a native of Bhoemia, and a daughter of Albert and Rose (Tomalah) Tinker, who came to the United States in 1853 and settled in Clayton County. Mr. and Mrs. Victoria have had six children, three living— John Frederick, born July 14, 1866; Mary, Jan. 26, 1870; Ann, Feb. 13, 1872. The deceased are Albert A., born June 29, 1867, died Dec. 16, 1868, from a burn caused by playing with fire; Rosalia, born Apr. 6, 1975, died Mch. 11, 1882, and Nicholas, born Dec. 7, 1879, died Dec. 23, of that year. The family are members of the Roman Catholic church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 756


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