Biography of George W. Close of Kellogg, Iowa

Farmer, Sec. 21, P. O. Kellogg. He was born in Albany County., New York in 1805. He moved to Scott County, Indiana in 1818, going next to Hamilton County Ohio, in 1826. He went to Pontiac, Michigan in 1829 where he contracted and jobbed on the building and repairing roads for fours years. He located in Oakland County Michigan in 1833, in Bureau County, Illinois in 1844. He located in this county in 1864.

He married Miss P. Gates. She was born in Oneida Co., NY in 1809. Their children are John C., and Mary Esta (Veber). They are members of the Christian Church. He owns 130 acres of land, with a good bearing apple orchard of 400 trees, valued at $40 per acre.

Source: History of Jasper County, Iowa; Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1878.

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