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Horace C. Metcalf
Born May 29, 1821
HORACE C. METCALF, banker, Anamosa; is a native of Jennings Co., Ind., and was born May 29, 1821; he grew up to manhood there and came to Iowa in 1841 and located in Linn Co.; in 1845, he came to Jones Co. and located in Anamosa; he was one of the early settlers and one of the oldest business men in Anamosa; he was engaged in the mercantile business for twenty years, and, in 1869, he engaged in banking; two years later, he organized the First National Bank and was elected its President and served in that position until January, 1879, when he discontinued business under the national banking system and again engaged in private banking; Mr. Metcalf is extensively engaged in the live stock, banking and grain business in Nebraska; he has a bank at Central City, Neb., also a steam elevator and flouringmills there; he owns a large ranch of 1,000 acres. He was elected Sheriff of Jones Co. and held that office two years and has also held town and school offices. He was united in marriage to Miss Maria J. Hollenbeck, from Paris, Jennings Co., Ind., February 29, 1844; they have five children—Milo H., Alphonzo J. and Elwell, all in Nebraska; Charles W., at home, and one daughter, Della, attending school.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 567.


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