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BIOGRAPHIES: Surnames Beginning With "I"

From the book about Wabasha Co. Minnesota
Compiled by Dr. L. H. Bunnell
Published Chicago by H. H. Hill, Publishers, 1884
Republished Currently by Higginson Books

Ingalls, D. H., (page 1246), hardware, Minneiska, son of Daniel and Mercey, was born in Kingsborough, Massachusetts, in 1820. His parents were natives of the same state. He received his education in the common schools and at Peperill Academy, attending the latter several terms. During the spring of 1842 he came to Lake county, Illinois, and engaged in merchandise, remaining till 1859, when he removed to Plainview. Here he opened up a farm, but at the end of a year became tired of farming and sold out, removing to different parts of Kansas and Illinois during the next year; but like all eastern men who once see the west, was dissatisfied with anything but the far west, so in 1861 he removed to Minneiska. Here he opened up a lumber-yard, and at different times bought wheat and transacted other business until finally he opened up a store consisting of hardware and furniture, which he still owns. During the early part of the rebellion he was drafted, but on account of constitutional disability was given a life certificate of dismissal. For the last sixteen years he has held offices of town clerk and justice of the peace during most of the time. His politics are republican. In 1879 he was married to Mary F. Ray, of Massachusetts, a lady of refinement and a high order of intelligence.

Ingalls, William H., (page 1247), farmer, was born at Nashua, New Hampshire, April 23, 1834. When nine years of age he came with his parents to northern Illinois. After attending the common schools for some time, he became a student of Salem Academy. But in a short time he left school, removing to Jacksonville, Iowa, about the year 1856. At the end of two years removed to this state, opening up a farm near Plainview, where he resided twelve years. At this juncture he made another move, going to Murray county, where he again opened up a large farm, living there till 1882, when he came to Minneiska. He married Caroline Walker, of Illinois. They have six children: Arsa F., now at Windom, Minnesota; Ida C., now Mrs. Geo. Darling, living in Missouri; William D., a teacher in Otter Tail county; and Alma A., Mabel I. and Leroy, at home. He is a member of the Masonic order. In politics a republican.

Correction From Fellow Genealogist: Jean. Thanks for this posting. Correction, though. Ida Caroline married Alexander Wilson Darling in Currie MN, 20 Dec. 1877. (George Darling died as a young child at King City, Mo age one) Ida and Alexander were my ggrandparents. I have obituaries and pictures of Ida and Alexander, if anyone needs them.

War of Rebellion (Civil War)
Ingraham, Marcus Morton, (page 1100), carpenter, Lake City, was born in Savoy,Berkshire county, Massachusetts, June 24, 1828. His parents, Obediah and Abigail (Smith) Ingraham, were also natives of Massachusetts. The father operated saw and grist mills, and Marcus was his assistant till he was twenty-three years old. His education was furnished by the village school, and was but rudimentary. On his removal to Ashippun, Dodge county, Wisconsin (in 1851), he taught school two terms in the winter intervals of his farming operations. He became a resident of Minnesota in 1857, and built a home at Center Point. Two years later he moved the building to Lake City, and has made this place his home ever since. Many buildings in and near the city are monuments of his skill. On January 19, 1862, Mr. Ingraham's name was enrolled as a defender of his country. He was made second lieutenant of Co. H, 5th Minn. Vols. in Gov. Hubbard's regiment. Our subject served in the western army, commanding his company part of the time. He participated in the battles at Farmington, first and second Corinth, and the campaigns in Mississippi and Tennessee. He was obliged to resign on account of the jealousy of his captain, and was enrolled in the 1st Heavy Art. with the same rank. This regiment was stationed at Chattanooga during Mr. Ingraham's connection with it. It is almost needless to say he is republican. During his residence at Center Point he served as town clerk, assessor and justice of the peace. October 18, 1848, dates the marriage of M. M. Ingraham to Miss Lucinda L. Fuller, both born and reared in the same town. Mrs. Ingraham's parents, Ira Fuller and Keziah Leonard, were also born in Massachusetts. To Mr. and Mrs. Ingraham seven children have been given, resident as below noted: John M. keeps hotel at Menomonee, Wisconsin; Abby H. (Mrs. Luther M. Follett), Appleton, Wisconsin; Julia A. (wife of P. A. Rockwell) , St. Paul; Francis L., with elder brother; Gellette R., with eldest sister; Charles H. and Bessie P., at home.

Ingram, Kennedy & Gill, see chapter 34 of the 1884 book.

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