Biography of John Dodge
Forest County, PA Biographies





JOHN DODGE, farmer, P. 0. Marionville, son of Tyler and Esther (Graves) Dodge, was born in Canada in 1823, and soon after moved with his parents to Ohio, where he was reared and received a common school education. He began life as a laborer on the Erie canal, where he worked for three years, and then carried on farming in Erie county, Penn., for two years. In 1845 he came to Forest county, where he worked for Col. Cyrus Blood for some years; then engaged in boat building at Clarington, and finally, in 1869, settled on his present farm in Jenks township. He married, in 1856, Miss Louisa. daughter of Jacob Mercelliott, of Jenks township, and they have two children: Warren, in Williamsport, Penn., and Emma, at home. Nr. Dodge participated in the Civil war, enlisting in 1804 in the Forty eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the close of the struggle. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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