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Ethan Wandell
Lodomillo Twp.

Ethan Wandell is a native of Cattaraugus County, N.Y., born June 15, 1829. His parents, Alexander and Phila (Lanphier) Wandell were also natives of New York. They had a family of ten children of whom our subject was the fourth child and third son. He was educated in the common schools of New York, and farmed there with his father, also engaging in the lumber trade. On Feb. 22, 1855, Ethan Wandell and Angeline Tracy, who was born in Otto, N.Y., were united in marriage. She was a daughter of John and Jane Tracy, nee McIntire, of New York. To them have been born eight children, seven living--Phineas, who married Anna Hesner; Elic, John, William, Timothy, Ethan and George. In July, 1855, Mr. Wandell came to Iowa and settled in Cox Creek Township, Clayton County, where he engaged in farming until March, 1865, when he located on his present farm in Lodomillo Township. It consists of 200 acres of valuable land, all under cultivation except fifty acres of timber. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party, and is one of the old settlers and representative men of Clayton County.

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


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