Biography of Isaan N. Van Doren
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Isaac N. Van Doren was born near Eaton, Preble county, Ohio, September 18th, 1837. Removed with his parents to Indiana in 1846, where he was reared on a farm, and in 1856, came to Dakota county. Soon after he returned to Indiana and attended school until enlisting n the Thirteenth Indiana Infantry. After serving a term in Libby prison, he was paroled and sent to Washington, and was discharged in May, 1862. Returning to Hastings, he remained until Decem ber 31st, 1863, when he was commissioned second lieutenant of Company F, Second Minnesota Cavalry, by Governor Swift, and again commissioned first lieutenant of the same company, May 11th, 1865, by Governor Miller, which rank he held when mustered out. - Returned to Dakota county and engaged in farming, until 1875; then came to Hastings and began dealing in agricultural implements in company with A. H. Truax. In 1866 be married Ellen J. Crist of Ohio. May C. is their only child.

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

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