Van. R. Gifford was born in Putnam county, New York, in 1837. Here he passed his youthful days, and in 1862,
came to Dakota county. Enlisted in Company K, Eighth Minnesota Regiment, and served until the close of the war,
being mustered out July 18, 1865, then returned to Dakota county. He was elected constable for one year, in 1880,
and now holds the office of chairman of board of supervisors. Married in 1861, to Miss Mary A. Bennett. Frank B.
is the only child.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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