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E. M. Condit
Born March 8, 1831
E. M. CONDIT, General Agent of the Watertown Fire Insurance Co., for the Western States; also member of the banking-house of Shaw, Schoonover & Co., Shaw's Block, Anamosa; is a native of Delaware Co., Ohio, and was born January 24, 1840; his boyhood was spent there, and when 16 years of age, his parents came to Iowa and located in Jones Co. in June, 1856; in 1859, he returned to Ohio, and entered Oberlin College; upon the breaking-ont of the rebellion, in April, 1861, he relinquished his studies, and, with 100 of the students, entered thc army, enlisting in the 7th Ohio V.I.; he was in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and several others; he was wounded in the battle of Fredericksburg; after recovering from his wounds, he entered the service again in the 2d 111. Lt. Art., and held the position of Acting Assistant Chief of Artillery, of the 16th Army Corps, a position of honor and responsibility; he remained in the service until after the war closed, when he returned to this county. On the 8th of February, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Bell, daughter of Hon. James A. Bell, of Ohio. He was appointed General Agent of the Watertown Fire Insurance Co. for the State of Iowa, and since then he has been appointed General Agent for the Western States, for the same Company; he is also engaged in the banking business, being a member of the firm of Shaw, Schoonover & Co., of Anamosa; he has held town and school oflices.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 552.


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