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P. E. Olmsted
Born 1846
P. E. OLMSTED, carriage and wagon manufacturing, Wyoming; was born in 1846 in New York; in 1847, came to La Salle Co., Ill., with his parents; he commenced to learn this trade with his father when a boy, and has followed it since. He enlisted in 1864 in Co. I, 53d Ill. V.I., and served to the end of the war. In 1866, he came to Iowa and continued this business; he employs from ten to twelve men constantly, and is the largest business of this kind in the county. Married Nettie Cherry in November, 1866; she was born in La Salle Go., Ill.; have five children—Charlie, Adelbert, Mertie, Nettie and Eddie. Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 605.


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