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C. H. Derr
Born 1840
C. H. DERR, Postmaster, Olin; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, town of Salem, in 1840; carne to Iowa in 1865; settled in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., and then removed to Jones Co. in 1865, and bought, in company with his brother, 220 acres, and now owns 1821/2 acres. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal. Has been Trustee, Justice of the Peace, Assessor, and Postmaster for four years. Enlisted, in 1861, in the 19th Ohio V.I., and was discharged in March, 1863, and afterward Acting Quartermaster till the close of the war. His wife, Miss E. J. Kemp, was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1840; married in Ohio in 1865, and have three children—Kate May, C. W., R. I.

Source: The History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879, p. 644.


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