Biography of J. E. Van Slyke
Green Vale, Dakota County, MN Biographies

J. E. Van Slyke was born in Herkimer county, New York, in 1827. When eight years old he went to Oswego county with his parents, making his home there nine years, then returned to his native county. On reaching man's estate he came west to Wisconsin and engaged in agricultore until coming to Minnesota in 1854. The following year settled on a farm in Green Vale. Married in 1868 to Mrs. Sophia, widow of the late James Clagne. She has borne him four children, three of whom are still living: Josephine, Katie and George L


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


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