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Platt Jennings
Born September 22, 1825
PLATT JENNINGS, dealer in boots and shoes, Monticello; is a native of Knox Co., Ohio, and was born September 22, 1825; he grew up and learned the boot and shoe trade. After reaching manhood, he married Miss Rachel A. Harris, from Knox Co., Ohio, October 7, 1845; they came to Iowa in February, 1853, and located in Jones Co. and entered land in Clay Township, and he engaged in farming and shoemaking. He remained there nine years, and came to Monticello May 18, 1863; since then he has been engaged in business here, and is the oldest in the trade here except George Stuhler, and has lived in Jones Co. over twenty-six years; he has held town offices. Mr. and Mrs. Jenninga have four children—Elizabeth (now Mrs. Stoffel, Mechanicsville, Iowa), Annie (now Mrs. Price, Cedar Rapids), Clarence (married and living in Linn Co.), and Alonzo (married and living in this city).

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 671.


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