Biography of John Clague
Green Vale, Dakota County, MN Biographies

John Clague is a native of the Isle of Man, born in 1808. Learning the blacksmith's trade, he worked at it some time, but at the age of twenty-two went to sea and for twenty years led a sailor's life. He was married on the Isle of Man, to Miss Elwor Moore, in 1839. Coming to America in 1854, they proceeded to Illinois, where Mrs. Clague remained while be, in company with four others came to Minnesota seekingabome, bringing with them eighty head of cattle. They stopped at Green Vale the same fall and erected a shanty, in which they all lived until the spring following. Mr. Clague made a claim, on which he still lives, and built a shanty, then returned to Illinois for his family. They have five children: Ann, Elizabeth, Sage, Louisa and Philip.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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