Born July 15, 1836
|JOHN STEWART, manufacturer of fine creamery butter, Anamosa; is a native of Mariette, Washington Co., Ohio, and was born July 15, 1836; he grew up to manhood and received his education there. After the breaking-out of the rebellion, he enlisted in Co. B, 39th Ohio V.I.; he was in a number of battles, beside a great many fights and skirmishes; in the battle of Corinth he was the third man in the rebel works; was wounded in the assault on the rebel works at Rough's Mills, Ga., and was in the service four years; in 1870, he came to Iowa and located in Manchester; in April, 1872, he established the first creamery in the State of Iowa, and now is the proprietor of six creameries; he came to Jones Co. and located at Anamosa in 1878; he was awarded the first premium for butter at the St. Louis Fair in 1873 and 1874, and the second, third and fourth premiums in 1875; he was awarded the first premium on October butter and the first on November butter at the International Dairy Fair, New York, in 1878; he was awarded the gold medal at the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, in 1876, and was awarded the second prize at the Royal Agricultural Exhibition in London, Eng., June 30, 1879, and the second premium at the St. Louis Fair in 1879; his butter commands the highest price in the Eastern and foreign markets; he is the largest butter manufacturer in the State. Mr. Stewart was united in marriage to Miss Sarah F. Prescott, from Galena, Ill., September 22, 1869; they have had two children, only one of whom is living—Newton P.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 581.
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