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James Knox Polk Bolsinger
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1844
New Salem
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1929
Colesburg
Delaware County
Iowa, USA

James K. P. was the first born child of thirteen children of Perry C. & Margaret E. (Wiggins) Bolsinger. (See mother & father's links below for linage and siblings names and dates.)
His father, Perry C., a pioneer in the Delaware County area, established a grocery store where James in 1879, entered the mercantile trade. In 1880, he became owner and proprietor. The stone building that his father built in 1860 still stands as a historical monument in Colesburg.
James was called upon to serve the Union in the U.S. Civil War as a Private. He was in the 5th Regiment for Iowa Calvary Volunteers in both Company F and E. He was mustered in on 22 Oct. 1864 and discharged on 11 Aug. 1865.

James married Ida Mae Chapman, (parents; Joseph Chapman and Susan Potts), on 28th of Feb 1876 in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin. Isabella Bolsinger and Robert Currie were witnesses.
They had six children. (See son's link below, (Joseph Clyde), for names and dates of other children.)
At his death, he was survived by his wife, six children, and four sisters. Services were held at the M.E. Church with burial at Oak Hill cemetery.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Perry C. Bolsinger (1815 - 1878)
  Margaret E. Wiggins Bolsinger (1826 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida May Chapman Bolsinger (1857 - 1946)*
 
 Children:
  John William Bolsinger (1877 - 1964)*
  Joseph Clyde Bolsinger (1879 - 1967)*
  Margaret Emily Bolsinger Landis (1883 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Knox Polk Bolsinger (1844 - 1929)
  Christopher Wiggins Bolsinger (1846 - 1894)*
  Andrew Jackson Bolsinger (1851 - 1940)*
  Isabelle M. Bolsinger Currie (1853 - 1935)*
  Margaret Ellen Bolsinger (1858 - 1878)*
  Minervia Ann Bolsinger Gore (1860 - 1889)*
  Emma F Bolsinger Potts (1863 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Colesburg
Delaware County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: J Humphrey
Record added: Jun 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14541898
James Knox Polk Bolsinger
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James Knox Polk Bolsinger
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James Knox Polk Bolsinger
Added by: Dona McPhillips
 
 
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Thank you for serving to preserve the Union.
- Dona McPhillips
 Added: Mar. 4, 2011
 
 
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