|Posted By:||Tom Girardi|
|Post Date:||January 29, 2005 at 20:35:08|
|Forum:||Fremont County, IA Genealogy Forum|
Blacksmith and wagon maker, P. O. Farragut; born January 22, 1833, at Ellington, New York. At the age of six years he moved with his parents to Summit County, Ohio, and resided there about ten years, when he in company with his parents, went to Crawford County, Pennsylvania, where his parents both died.
He was engaged in blacksmithing there for a time, but sold out and came to Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, in 1875, and remained there about one year and a half, and then went to Phelps City, Missouri, remaining there about one year. He then came to his present location and engaged in blacksmithing and wagon making.
Was married February 12, 1854, to Miss Jane Smith a native of Crawford County, Pennsylvania, who died May 1, 1860, by whom he is the father of two children: Stanley S. and Harmogene W. (deceased).
Was married a second time to Minerva A. Sanderson, a native of New York, July 17, 1862, by which union they are the parents of four children: Effie M., Willie W., Bertie F. and Estella C.
Mr. Hopkins weighs 230 pounds, is six feet one inch in height, and attributes his size and good health to being an anti-tobacconist.