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George L. Wheeler
Lodomillo Twp.

George L. Wheeler, son of Lewis J. and Polly (Robinson) Wheeler, was born in Fort Edward, Washington County, N.Y., July 26, 1817. He worked on a farm, and learned his father's trade, that of a stone-mason and plasterer, which he followed until his marriage to Sarah J. Boggs, which occurred July 4, 1842, at Farmerville, N.Y. She was born Oct. 23, 1820, and was a daughter of Robert and Louisa (Stuart) Boggs, who had a family of nine girls; all lived to be married and have families. This union has been blessed with ten children--L. Miranda, born April, 29, 1843, married Dr. L. Blanchard; James G., born Dec. 7, 1844, manager for a lightning rod company, in St. Louis; John L., born June 11, 1848; Anna E., born April 30, 1850, wife of William Ferry; Emma, born Feb. 10, 1852, died April 5, 1852; George C., born Aug. 11, 1853; Sarah M., born Aug. 10, 1855, is now Mrs. George Comstock; Charles E., born March 21, 1859, died Aug. 10, 1863; William E., born Sept. 28, 1861, died Aug. 18, 1863, and Rufus C., born Jan. 8, 1864. In the spring of 1845 Mr. Wheeler came to Iowa and settled in Lodomillo Township, where Edgewood now stands, then called "Yankee Settlement." He entered the first land in this township, which he now owns. He has 150 acres, ninety under excellent improvement. He is one of the oldest settlers now living in the township, and has held nearly all the public offices. Was the first Postmaster here, and built the first frame school-house in the township. In politics he is a strong supporter of the Republican party. He is a member of Lodge No. 172, I. O. O. F., at Strawberry Point, and has taken nearly all the higher degrees.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 907-908
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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