Biography of John H. Ferris
Hampton, Dakota County, MN Biographies

John H. Ferris was born at Otto, Cattaraugus county, New York, August 25th, 1849. When a lad of twelve years, he accompanied his parents to Minnesota, locating at Hampton. Enlisted in Company D, Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, at the age of sixteen, February 28th, 1865, and joined his regiment at Goldsborough, North Carolina, on "Sherman's March to the Sea." Was discharged at Fort Snelilug, July 21st, 1865. He had the advantages of the cornmon school at Hampton, but finished his studies at the Minnesota State University in 1870, then returned to agricultural pursuits, teaching during the winter months. Married Miss Jennie E. Jones in 1872. Two children have been born to them, Emmons A. and Roy R.


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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