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Stephen A. Palmer
Born 1836
STEPHEN A. PALMER, farmer and proprietor of cheese factory, Richland Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Bowen's Prairie; was born in Genesee Co., N.Y., in 1836; his parents, Stephen and Martha Palmer, removed to Medina Co., Ohio, about 1840; they came to Jones Co. and settled on the farm now owned by their son in the spring of 1856; his mother died in July, 1874; his father, now 84 years of age, lives with him. He was married to Angeline Bennett, who was born in Ohio; they have ten children; six sons and four daughters—George A., Mattie C. Hicks, Almon E., Frank A., Ashley B., Charles A., William G., Mary A., Nellie and Truly I. Mr. Palmer is engaged in stockraising and dairying; he started his cheese factory in the fall of 1878; it has a capacity of about four hundred pounds of cheese per day.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 690.


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