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James S. Walter
Lodomillo Twp.

James S. Walter, proprietor of the Victor Flouring Mill and SawMill, east of Edgewood, was born in Dover, O., July 15, 1835. His parents were Jacob J., and Plezzy (Alcott) Walter, the former a native of Pennsylvania, the latter of Ohio. The family came to Clayton County when our subject was about ten years old and settled in what is now Mallory Township. Ten years later they removed to Elk Township, where James S. was married on Jan. 26, 1858, to Mary, daughter of George and Margaret (Kahel) Radabach. She is a native of Pennsylvania. Of eleven children born of this union, ten are living--Jacob M., who married Cora Wolidge; Hannah E., wife of John Dutton; James S., William S., Margaret E., Earnest M., Aaron, Lilly M., Amos R. and Jesse H. George W. died in infancy. In September, 1862, Mr. Walter enlisted in Company G, Sixth Iowa Cavalry and served until the close of the war, then returned home and followed farming in Delaware county five years. In 1870 he settled in Lodomillo Township, where he bought a saw-mill and erected a grist-mill; the latter burned Apr. 8, 1877. He then erected his present mill, which contains three sets of burrs and all the latest improved machinery. In politics he is a Republican and has held various local offices. He is one of our energic business men.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 905-906
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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