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Chester S. Warner
Monona Twp.

Chester S. Warner, a son of Samuel F. and Betsey Warner, nee Wright, was born in Clayton, Jefferson County, N.Y., on the 15th day of November, 1829. The family consisted of eight children, five of whom are living-- Wm. F., Ellen, Caroline, Jane and Chester S. In 1847 Mr. Samuel Warner emigrated with his family to Indiana, and located in La Grange County. In 1852 he came to Clayton County, Ia., locating in Farmerburg Township. Mr. and Mrs. Warner died in Clayton County, the mother in 1861, and the father in 1881. He was a member of the Congregational and she of the Christian church. The subject of this record was reared in Northern New York, receiving a common school education. In 1858 he married Mary Smith, a daughter of Phineas L. Smith, of Vermont. She was born in Franklin County, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1835. The fruits of this union are two children--Emma and Ella. Mr. Warner has been identified with the county for thirty years, and has lived to see the wild prairies transformed into beautiful farms. He owns a farm of 105 acres, under cultivation, and valued at $40 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Warner are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Postville.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1066
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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