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THE FREMONT COUNTY HERALD. April 10, l906. MEMORIES OF UNCLE JOHN COOPER.
"Brief History of a Man Who Has "Trod Life's Dusty Highway for Nigh on
90 Years".--"......He was born in Mason county, Kentucky, October 13, l820,
raised on a farm, and attended the district school until he entered the
Washington academy, but before graduation at that institution, his parents
in 1836 moved to Clay county, Missouri.....When Mr. Cooper came to what
is now a portion of Iowa, it was then within the boundaries of Holt county,
Missouri, and there he made the choice of a location and began the development
of a farm. He has voted both as a citizen of Missouri and Iowa and yet
has never changed his place of residence....When he took up his abode here
there was log cabin upon the place, but otherwise no improvements.....His
home overlooks the Nishna Valley and is protected on the northwest by a
fine grove of native timber, the growth of which has been made since he
possessed the land......."
N.B.: John Cooper lived northeast of present Hamburg, Iowa which in the
1840's was just east of Austin post office, and of Hunsaker's ferry across
the Nishnabotna River.--W.F.