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J. H. Hopkins
Born 1844
J. H. HOPKINS, merchant, and proprietor of Church Hill Creamery; was born in Canada in 1844; his parents, Thomas and Mary Hopkins, were natives of Ireland; they came to Jones Co. in 1854; Mr. J. H. Hopkins drove a four-horse team across the plains to California in 1864; he returned in 1871; engaged in farming in Delaware Co. till the spring of 1876, when he engaged in the mercantile business, where he is now located. He has a fine creamery adjacent to his store, with a capacity of 10,000 pounds of milk per day. He was married to Miss E. M. Kehoe; they have five children—Mary A., Ellen M., Prank, Margarette M. and Elizabeth. Mr. Hopkins has two brothers, Patrick, a stock and grain dealer of Plymouth Co., and James, Sheriff of Plymouth Co.; another brother, Thomas, died in Castle Grove Township in February, 1879; he has one sister, Mrs. Ann Burnight; Mr. Hopkins still owns his farm in Delaware Co.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 699.


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