May 21, 1944 Deer Creek Otter Tail County Minnesota, USA
his family moved to Ft. Wayne, IN when he was 3. he tried to enlist in the 164th Infantry in the Civil War, but he was underage (17) and his father refused to let him become a soldier at that time. he married Eliza Tinkham in 1870, they homesteaded in French Lake township near Cokato. they bought a farm near Kimball in 1892 then they moved to Deer Creek in 1911 and lived there for 33 years.
Note: sometimes their last name was spelled with 2-n's.