Biography of George Albert Hodge
This biography appears on page 567 in
"History of Minnehaha County, South Dakota" by Dana R. Bailey
George Albert Hodge, is a native of Ontario county, N. Y., and was born March 28, 1808. He attended school and worked on a farm until fourteen years old, when he commenced work at the blacksmith's trade. Upon attaining his majority he engaged in blacksmithing in his native state for several years, and then moved to Salem, Kenosha county, Wis., where he continued in the same business until he had fully completed forty years in this trade. He was postmaster at Salem eight years; justice of the peace twenty-two years, and held other town offices. After leaving Salem he resided in Chicago three years, and at Freeport, Ill., and Sioux City, Ia., for a short time. He came to this county and located at Sioux Falls Decomber 29, 1879, where he has since resided. Notwithstanding his great age he is frequently seen upon the streets, and the elasticity of his step and his general bearing would indicate that he was twenty years younger than his actual age. He is a highly respected citizen.