Biography of James Montgomery
Winona County, MN Biographies

JAMES MONTGOMERY is of Irish descent, his father emigrating to this country in 1820. James was born at Rochester, New York, in 1830, moving west with his father's family in 1840 and settling in Illinois. During the winter months he attended district school, working on the farm in the summer. He remained with his father until 1855, when he married Mary, daughter of Isaac Porneroy, of Illinois, and moved into Mount Vernon, on the place he now resides. Mr. Montgomery experienced all the vicissitudes and hardships of a first settler, and was often brought into rather disagreeable contact with the redskins. On one occasion, during the absence of himself and wife, they completely cleaned his shanty out, leaving them nothing but the clothes they stood in. He has two sons, James and John, who assist him in the care of the farm.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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