Biography of John Holmes
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John Holmes was born in 1826, in England. Was reared as a farmer and came to America in 1851, locating in Michigan. Here he worked for the railroad until 1855, then came to Dakota county, Minnesota, and pre-empted a portion of his present farm of two hundred and forty acres. Married in 1851 to Miss Eliza Haynes, who was born in England, August 17th, 1827. Eight children have been born to them, two sons and six daughters.


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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