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Ralph Reamer
Born 1834
RALPH REAMER. farmer, Oxford Twp., Sec. 19; P.O. Oxford Mills; born in New York in 1834; came to Cedar Co. in 1854, remained until 1860, and then to Jones Co., and now owns 135 acres; when he bought the land, it was wild, and he has made the improvements of a fine house and barn, with fences and farm in the best order. His wife, Clarissa Brink, was born in Bradford Co., Penn., in 1831; came West to Iowa and settled in Cedar Co. in 1855, and married in 1856; they have two children—Ciesely A. and Elvira M. Has been School Director and District Treasurer; in religion, Wesleyan Methodist; he enlisted in September, 1861, in the 14th I.V.I., and transferred to the 7th I.V.C., and mustered out June 23, 1866.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 595.


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