Biography of W. J. Wheeler
Castle Rock, Dakota County, MN Biographies

W. J. Wheeler was born November 18th, 1819, in Kentucky, and passed his youth on a farm. During the spring of 1856 he came to Minnesota and located in what is now Waseca county and made a claim. In 1862 he came to Hastings, ran a hotel one and one half years, then traded for a farm near Red Wing, Minnesota. Going to Eureka township in 1868, he tarried a short time; thence to Farmington where he purchased a house and resided some time. In 1880 he located at Castle Rock, and has a general merchandise store. Married, in 1843, to Miss Elizabeth Turner. They have eleven children living, five sons and six daughters.


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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