AMASA GLEASON was born in Half Moon township, Saratoga county, New York, September 25, 1825. He spent his youth
upon a farm near Oswego, New York, receiving a very limited opportunity to educate himself. His stepfather moved
to Michigan, and died there in 1847. In 1848 Mr. Gleason went to Nichigan and took care of his mother's family.
He lived there two years, then moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and lived about three years; then he moved to La
Crescent, Minnesota, and took a claim and lived one year, but not liking his surroundings lie gave it up and came
to Pleasant Hill in April, 1855, and entered a claim in Sec. 10, built a log shanty and went to chopping, clearing
and improving his land. He was married to Miss Harriet Spalding, March 31, 1856. Their union has been blessed with
five children, the two eldest of which are married. One resides near his father in Pleasant Hill, and the other
has taken a homestead of 160 acres in Moody county, Minnesota. Mr. Gleason has suffered from asthma since coming
to Minnesota in 1852. He is, politically speaking, a democrat, and has twice served his township as supervisor.
He was also a member of the Sons of Temperance. charter member of Pleasant Hill, Patrons of Husbandry, and a member
of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is now very comfortably situated on 120 acres of good farming land, surrounded
by all necessary comforts and many luxuries of life.
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Winona County, MN
Names A to H
Names I to Y
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906