Biography of Lewis Judd
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Lewis Judd, whose birth-place was Litchfleld county, Connecticut, was born in 1822. During early years he received a practical education, afterward learned the carpenters trade. Followed his trade as contractor and builder. In 1849, made a trip to California, returning the year following. In 1861 he raised Company D, Tenth Connecticut Volunteers, and continued as captain until honorably discharged in 1864. Returning to Litchfleld county he resumed his trade, but in 1868, removed to Virginia, taking his family with him. He devoted his tune and attention to agriculture, until becoming dissatisfied with the country and surroundings, he directed his course to Minnesota, landing in Dakota county in 1871. The following spring he moved to a most desirable spot near Crystal Lake, and purchased one hundred and fifty seven acres. Here he has farmed, and in 1880, opened a summer resort, the "Lakeside Hotel." Miss Esther Beardsley became his wife in 1851. Two children have been born to them: Mary, now Mrs. Fred Twichell, of Hastings, and Nettie living at home.

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

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