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H. D. Sherman
Born October 8, 1824
H. D. SHERMAN, of the firm of H. D. Sherman & Co., proprietors of the Diamond Creameries, Monticello; is a native of Litchfield Co., Conn., and was born October 8. 1824; he grew up to manhood and received his education in that State, completing it at the State Normal School; he then engaged in teaching, and taught seven years in Connecticut, and also taught in New Jersey, Ohio and Illinois; he came to Jones Co., in 1859, and taught school in Anamosa for two years, and, in 1861, he came to Monticello and engaged in teaching for some years; he was elected Superintendent of Schools for Jones Co., and held that office for two years; in 1863, he engaged in buying and shipping butter and eggs, and for three years, while teaching, he handled, mornings, evenings, and Saturdays, a11 the butter and eggs that came to Monticello; he established his first creamery four years ago, and he now operates three creameries receiving 27,000 pounds of milk and making 1,100 pounds of butter daily. The butter made at his Diamond Creamery received the first premium at the international fair against all competitors from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. H. D. Sherman was united In marriage, April 6, 1863, to Miss Sarah Sechrist, a native of Indiana; she is a daughter of Joseph A. Sechrist, one of the early settlers of Jones Co. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman have one son and one daughter—Ernest A. and Edith A.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 680.

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