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S. L. Gilbert
Born March 7, 1835
S. L. GILBERT, firm of C. S. & S. L. Gilbert, Wyoming Valley Cheese Factory, Onslow; he was born March 7, 1835, in Herkimer Co., N.Y.; in 1856, he came to Jones Co.; he owns 205 acres of land; this cheese-factory was established in 1867, being the oldest factory in Iowa; the cheese manufactured here is equal to the New York factories; they are making about one hundred thousand pounds a season. He was married to Miss Eveline M. Seaman in December, 1855; she was born in Herkimer Co., N.Y.; they have five children—Homer L., Ida L., Ada, Lydia L. and Fred D.; lost Lester D., aged 15 years. Republican; M.E. Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 615.


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