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Transcribed biography of J. W. Dorr

DORR, J. W. - Farmer, section 20, P. O. Commerce. Was born in Athens county, Ohio, August 13, 1829; when six years of age lie accompanied his parents to Porter county, Indiana, and from there he went to Warren county, this State, in 1854. For three years he resided there and then came to this county and has resided here since. Owns two hundred and twenty-six acres of land, improved and under cultivation. On the eighteenth of April, 1861, he enlisted in Porter county, Indiana, in company C, Fifteenth Indiana infantry, and served until June 24, 1862, when he was mustered out on account of disability. Mr. Dorr has been twice married: first, November 30, 1865, to Miss Mary Jones, a native of Indiana; she died September 20, 1874, leaving one child, Cora M. (now living at home.) He was married again December 30, 1875, to Miss Inas J. Arnold, a native of Cayuga county, New York. She was born December 18, 1841. Have lost one child.

Source: Union Historical Company. 1880. The History of Polk County, Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa: Union Historical Company. 1037 p.
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