Biography of John Dudley
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John Dudley, lumber merchant, was born in Milford, Penobscot county, Maine, June 29th, 1814. He began in the lumbering business at the age of fourteen years, and has continued in it fifty-three consecutive years. During the fall of 1853, he removed to Michigan, remaining two years, thence to St. Anthony, Minn., and built a house in 1856. The same year he rented a mill at Prescott, Pierce county, Wisconsin, and has since manufactured lumber at that place. In 1870, located at Hastings, starting a lumber yard, which stifi continues. Established a yard at Cannon Falls in 1875; three years later one at Montevideo, Chippewa county; and in 1879, one at Appleton, Swift county. Mr. Dudley is still quite an extensive lumber dealer, it having been his life work. Hannah Babbage of Deer Isle, Maine, became his wife October 26th, 1838.


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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