John L. Thorne, an early settler of Hastings, was born in Winkleigh, Devonshire, England, May 18th, 1814. When
a lad of twelve years he entered a dry goods store and continued in that line until coming to America in 1834.
For twentythree years he resided at Batavia, New York, and was a leading merchant there. Came to Hastings in 1856
and has since been a prominent citizen, merchant and banker. He was mayor of the city in 1860- '63- '64. Miss Josephine
Chapman, of Mattawan, New Jersey, became his wife in 1863. They have three children, John M., Edward C. and Annie.
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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