Joseph Silk was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1826. After attaining majority, he came to St. Paul, Minnesota,
the next year removed to West St. Paul and now has a desirable farm of one hundred and sixty acres. During the
Indian outbreak he was forced to go to Port Abererombie, remaining there thirty days. His father born in 1799,
met his death in 1872, by being gored by a bail. His brotherJohn enlisted in Company M, Second Regiment, Minnesota
Volunteer Cavalry, and served two years, receiving his discharge at Fort Snelling.
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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