Biography of Nathan Emerson
Hampton, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Nathan Emerson was born at Concord, New Hampshire, November 19th, 1834. Here he grew to manhood, completing his education at the high school at Concord. He learned the trade of cabinet maker from his father, but declining health compelled him to seek more open employment. Coming west in 1860, he visited Hastings, Minnesota. thence to Hampton. Locating on a farm in this township, he has since made it his home. Enlisted in the spring of 1865, in the topographical corps and was discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, September 28th, 1865. He has given considerable attention to the improvement of his farm, having the finest display of forest and fruit trees in the township, consisting of European larch, maple, and thirty six varieties of apple; has about two hundred apple trees, one hundred and sixty of them in bearing. Miss Clara Haselton became his wife in 1863, at Concord, New Hampshire. Henry N. and Hattie C., twins, George A., Minnie M. and Carrie E. are their children.

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

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