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William Wingate
Highland Twp.

William Wingate, son of William and Jane (Ralph) Wingate, was born in County Kent, England, Oct. 2, 1826. William, Jr., worked with his father on a farm until his marriage to Louisa A. Packman, which occurred in May, 1853. She was born in County Kent, England, and was a daughter of Robert and Jane (Wallace) Packman. After his marriage Mr. Wingate worked in the steam-engine manufactory in Woolwich, England, until the fall of 1858, when he came to the United States, landed in New York City, and thence to LaSalle, Ill. He followed farming in that vicinity one year, when he came to Clayton County, and settled in Highland Township, where he has since resided. He owns a farm of 190 acres, 120 under a fine state of cultivation and abundatly stocked. In politics he is a Republican. He is one of the enterprising farmes of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 849
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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