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C. H. Lull
Born February 24, 1830
C. H. LULL, dealer in dry goods and groceries, Main street, Anamosa; is a native of Windsor Co., Vt., and was born February 24, 1830; he grew up and attended school, and entered a printing office and learned the printing business; after learning his trade, he and A. J. Aikens, now of Milwaukee, published the old Vermont Gazette at Bennington, Vt., the oldest paper published in the State; in the fall of 1851, Mr. Lull came to Iowa, and located in Jones Co., and engaged in the mercantile business at Olin; he bought goods East and had them shipped by river by New Orleans to Dubuque. and carted them by wagon from there; he continued in business at Olin until 1865, then came to Anamosa, and since then has been engaged in business here; there is no merchant now in business here that was here when he came to this county. He held the office of Postmaster for many years; also served as Town Clerk and Town Trustee; he held the office of Commissioner of the State Penitentiary two years. He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hicks, a native of Bennington Co., Vt., December 18, 1851; they have five children—one son and four daughters.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 563.


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