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
Winona County, MN
Names A to H
Names I to Y
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906