Biography of W. A. Ham
Castle Rock, Dakota County, MN Biographies

W. A. Ham was born March 16th, 1888, in Dover, New Hampshire. His trade is that of brick-laying and mason, which he commenced learning at the age of sixteen. Coming to Minnesota in 1855, he made a claim in Lakeville township, Dakota county, and after breaking about fifteen acres, went to Minneapolis, passing thesummerin that city in the pursuit of his trade. During the fall, he returned to his farm, and in 1862, enlisted as corporal in the Eight Minnesota under CoL Thomas; was mustered out of service three years after, while in North Carolina. In 1872, he sold the homestead and has since resided on his present farm, which he purchased on the disposal of his former one. Has also worked at his trade in diffirent places. Miss Minnie Weilman became his wife August 31th, 1862: Edward L., Jennie M., George W. and Bertram W., are their children.


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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