John F. Knowles was born in Niagara county. New York, November 20th, 1839. His father died in 1846, and the
next year he moved with his mother to Chicago, where he acquired his education. Coming to Minnesota in 1861, he
located in Douglass township. Enlisted August 22d, 1862, in Company K, Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, under
Colonel Thomas, was on duty on the frontier one and one-half years, then went south, was mustered out July 11th,
1865. at Charleston, South Carolina, and discharged at Fort Snelling, July 31st. Subsequently he lived three years
at Hastings, and in 1872 went to Redwood county, Minnesota, locating a homestead which he exchanged for his present
farm in Hampton township in 1875. Married in 1870, to Miss Charlotte Shepherdson, who has borne him two children:
Vey L. and Louisa.
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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