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Jerry Blessing
Born 1 November 1843
JERRY BLESSING, farmer, Greenfield Twp., Sec. 33; P.O. Mechanicsville; born November 1, 1843, in Dauphin Co., Penn.; in 1849, came to Linn Go., thence to Muscatine Co. He enlisted, in 1868, in Co. A, 35th I.V.I.; served to the end of the war. In 1865, he came to Jones Co.; owns seventy-seven acres of land. Married Elizabeth Zimmerman in February, 1870; she was born in Pennsylvania; have three children—S. D., George E. and Hiram J.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 585.


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