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Rev. O. E. Aldrich
Born 29 October 1825
REV. O. E. ALDRICH, County Superintendent of Schools, Wyoming; born October 29, 1825, in Orleans Co., N.Y.; when about 4 years of age, came to Madison Co., Ohio with his parents. After attending the Brooklin Academy four terms, he attended the Geauga Seminary about five years; he then traveled as a home missionary, and graduated in Granville College, Ohio; received the degree of A.M. Previous to this he had taught a select school, and was Principal of an academy. He is a Free-Will Baptist, having preached seven years in Spencer, Madison Co. In 1857, he came to Jones Co., and improved a farm of 160 acres. He preached at Central City, Iowa, about five years, and erected a very fine church edifice here; he also raised a Church at Clay, Scotch Grove, Hale and Waubeck. He baptized eighty members in one year in Hale, where he was also Pastor. He was appointed in 1874 to fill the vacancy as County Superintendent of Schools; afterward elected to this position, which he now holds. Married Emma Post in 1851; she was born in 1828, in Oneida Go., N.Y.; have three children—Adaline J. (now Mrs. Gilbert), Jennie B. and Lillie May. Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 598.

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