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S. Y. Bradstreet
Born 8 September 1819
S. Y. BRADSTREET, Monticello; is a native of Warren Co., Ohio, and was born September 8, 1819; he grew up to manhood in that State, and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner in Cincinnati; he also studied architecture there. In November, 1845, he came to Iowa and located in Dubuque, when there was only 2,500 people there; he began working at his trade for a time, and then engaged in building and contracting, and continued for eighteen years, except four years spent in California. He came to Jones Co. in September, 1863, and, the same year, he bought 109 acres of land that is now in the best part of the city; he has laid out two additions, being Bradstreet's First and Second Additions to Monticello. When Mr. Bradstreet arrived in Dubuque, he did not have a cent, and now he is the largest land-owner in Monticello; his success, in life is owing to his own efforts and good management. He was elected the first Mayor of Monticello, and held that office two years; he has also held the offices of Town Trustee, City Alderman, and is now a member of the Waterworks Board of Trustees. While living in Dubuque, he married Maria Hall, from New York, in 1855; she died in 1873. In 1874, he married Mrs. E. A. Wallace, formerly Miss E. A. Thompson, from Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 660.


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