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J. E. Derr
Born 1844
J. E. DERR, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 26; P.O. Olin; born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1844; came to Iowa in 1863, and settled in Cedar Co.; thence to Jones Co. in 1866; bought 220 acres, and now owns 1829; has made the improvements on the place. Enlisted in the 104th Ohio V.I. in 1862, and was discharged in 1862; was then in the Quartermaster's Department in Tennessee six months. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal. His wife, Susan Shaw, was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1843; married in 1871, in Ohio, and have two children—Cuesta (died in 1873), Luretta (5 years of age).

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


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