Biography of Robert Thorp
Winona County, MN Biographies

ROBERT THORP was born in Lincoinshire, England, December 31, 1809. Received a common school education; worked on a farm in early youth, and learned the trade of blacksmith, at which he worked until his emigration to the United States in 1832, and followed his trade in New York city until he joined the "Western Farm and Village Association" in 1852, and came to Minnesota with the first colony. Lived in Minnesota City about three years, when he removed to S.E. 1/4 of Sec. 5, T. 107, R. 8. on which he has since lived. Mr. Thorp is a republican. Has held the office of county supervisor, township treasurer, and various other minor offices. Was married in New York city, in 1838, to Miss Elizabeth McCalIister, a native of Ireland, whose parents were of Scotch descent. The fruit of this marriage were eight children, four of whom are still living; two of his sons enlisted, one in the 1st and one in the 11th reg. Minn. Inf.

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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