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David Kinert
Born December 3, 1817
DAVID KINERT, proprietor of the Kinert House, corner of Main and Booth streets, Anamosa; is a native of Perry Co., Penn., and was born December 3, 1817; he grew up there until 17 years of age, when his parents removed to Ohio, where he lived for eight years and then removed to Indiana, and lived in that State ten years, and came to Iowa in 1862, and, in the spring of 1853, came to Jones Co. and located in Anamosa; he bought a stock of goods and engaged in mercantile business; in 1855, he was elected Representative to the State Legislature; in 1856, he sold out his stock of goods; he served part of a term as Clerk of the Courts; in 1861, he was elected Sheriff of Jones Co., and was twice re-elected and held the office for six years. In August, 1858, he married Miss A. C. Cunningham, a native of Pork Co., Penn; they have three children—S. Alonzo. Carrie, Frank.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 562.


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