Biography of Hiram Austin
Marin County, CA Biographies





Hiram Austin. Was born in Portage county, Ohio, November 27, 1820, and there resided, attended school and worked on his father's farm for the first few years of his life; teaching school for a time when but seventeen. His taste running in the direction of mechanical studies, at the age of twenty he commenced surveying. In 1852 he left Portage for Park county, Indiana, and here began the dairying and cheese making business, combining therewith some engineering and surveying. He resided there for four years, when he moved to Columbia county, Wisconsin, where he opened a prairie farm and resided until 1859, when he moved to Macoupin county, Illinois, and there embarked in farming and surveying. In December, 1861, he came to California via Panama, and at once took up a residence in Margin county. He engaged in farming in Bolinas for three years, when, in 1864, he was elected to be County Surveyor on the Republican ticket. In 1865 he moved his residence to San Rafael. Mr. Austin has been County Surveyor until the election of 1879, and during his terms of office has done much valuable service, among others the completion of a very correct and handsome county map.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Marin County, CA
Biographies


Names A to L
Names M to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium