Biography of John P. Ellenz
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John P. Ellenz, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of Caledonia township, was born April 19, 1888, in this township, on the farm of his father, Phillip Ellenz. On account of poor health when a boy, he attended school only six months, but later, through his own exertions, picked up an average amount of knowledge. Residing with his parents and accompanying them when they moved to Caledonia some twelve or thirteen years ago. After that he worked out on farms for seven years, at the end of which time he bought the home farm which he has since operated. He has built a basement barn, 32 by 68 feet, and also a machine shed, and is successfully raising Hereford cattle, Black Poland China hogs of the large breed, a good grade of horses, and Buff Orpington poultry. He served as president of the telephone company, and is a man who takes an interest in enterprises having for their object the benefit of the community in which he lives. Mr. Ellenz married Catherine Davy, who was born in Houston, a daughter of John Davy. He and his wife are members of St. John's Catholic church.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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