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Israel Pelkey
Born July 4, 1829
ISRAEL PELKEY, farmer and painter, Sec. 35; P.O. Wyoming; born July 4, 1829, in Swanton, Vt.; in 1857, he came to Michigan; in 1866, he came to Jones Co.; he owns ten acres of land—also engaged in painting. Married Loraine Mills in 1856; she was born in Bridgeport, Vt.; have four children—Lewellon, William, Alice and Charles. He enlisted in 1862 in the 5th Mich. Battery; afterward re-enlisted in the 8th Mich. Cav.; served to the end of the war. Republican; M.E. Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 618.


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