Albert E. Creedon, farmer and fruit-raiser near Jefferson City, was born in that city in 1867, and is the youngest of three sons born to John C. and Eva (Kaiser) Creedon, the father a native of Ireland and the mother a native of Germany. John H. Creedon left the land of his birth about 1841, immigrated to the "United States and was for some time in Ohio. Later he settled in Jefferson City, where he at once engaged in the business of stone-cutting. At that time Jefferson City was but a village, and Mr. Creedon assisted in erecting all the public buildings, and most of the large residences. He worked on the prison, capitol and governor's mansion, and for some time was foreman of the stone-cutters in the prison, under Warden Swift. He met Miss Kaiser soon after moving to Jefferson City, and about 1856 they were married. Mr. Creedon purchased fourteen acres of good land south of the city, for which he paid $150 per acre, and after his retirement from business he was engaged in raising small traits and berries, and was the first one to cultivate strawberries in this part of the country. He continued this occupation until about 1880, when he sold part of the place to his son, W. J., who is a merchant in Jefferson City. Albert E. Creedon was reared on the farm to the business of raising fruit, and attended school in Jefferson City. In 1887 he went to St. Louis, engaged as clerk in a grocery store, was there a year and a half, when he returned to Cole County and bought a farm of forty-eight acres on the St. Louis road, one and a half miles east of Jefferson City. This farm is all under cultivation, and consists of bottom and rolling ridges. It is admirably adapted for grain and small fruit, in which he is expecting to engage quite extensively. He has already set out an apple and peach orchard. There is also an excellent vineyard of about two acres. This farm possesses a fine place for a residence, on which is already a comfortable cottage. Our subject's brother, John A., owns a farm of twenty-seven acres adjoining, on which he is engaged in cultivating small fruit and gardening; also having a vineyard of two acres and over 1,000 fruit trees. John A. is the largest gardener around Jefferson City.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Company (1889).
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