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H. F. Pierce
Born December 24, 1837
H. F. PIERCE, of the firm of H. D. Sherman & Co., proprietors of the Diamond Creameries, Monticello; is a native of Tioga Co., N.Y., and was born December 24, 1837; his parents removed to Ohio when he was very young, where he lived until 15 years of age, then came to Michigan; in 1859, he came to Iowa and located in Black Hawk Co. and lived there eight years, and, in 1867, he came to Jones Co. and located at Monticello in 1874; he associated with Mr. H. D. Sherman in 1874, and since then they have carried on the butter and creamery business; the Diamond Creameries have an enviable reputation and took the first prize against all competitors, at the International Dairy Fair. Mr. Pierce was in the army during the war; he enlisted in the 31st I.V.I., Co. C; he was in the service three years. He married Miss Kate C. Smith, from Albany Co., N.Y., January 25, 1859; they have four children—Joseph A., Eugene H., George L. and Eva L.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 677.

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