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John R. Grinolds

John R. Grinolds

Male 1826 - 1913  (86 years)

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  • Name John R. Grinolds 
    Born 22 Dec 1826  Westfield, Tioga County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Oct 1913  Walnut Lake, Fairbault Co, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried The Old Weston Cemetary, Walnut Lake, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4668  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2002 

    Father John Matthew Grinolds,   b. Abt 1799, Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1888, Lemonweir, Juneau Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Matteson,   b. 1799, Herkimer County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1879, Lemonweir, Juneau County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aug 1820  Fairfield, Herkimer County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura Almira Schoonover,   b. 8 Aug 1836, Steuben Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1918, Blue Earth City, Fairbault, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1851 
    Children 
     1. W.H. Grinolds,   d. Died age 5 months. Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. George W. Grinolds,   b. 5 May 1853, Troupsburg, Steuben County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1903, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
    +3. Frank Richard Grinolds,   b. 28 May 1859, Easton, Fairbault Co, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +4. Theodore Monroe Grinolds,   b. 1860, Fairbault Co, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +5. Sarah Marie Grinolds,   b. 4 Jun 1863, Walnut Lake, Fairbault, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1908, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    +6. Ida A. Grinolds,   b. Jul 1867, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Connie L. Grinolds,   b. 1 Jan 1881, Walnut Lake, Fairbault Co, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1882, Walnut Lake, Fairbault Co, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Source: "The Memorial Record of the Counties of Faribault, Martin, Watonwan and Jackson, Minnesota". Lewis Publ. Company: Chicago. 1895.

      "John R. Grinolds, of section 19, Walnut Lake township (post office Easton), is a old settler in this vicinity, arriving here as early as 1858. He was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, December 22, 1826, a son of John M. Grinolds, who was a native of Herkimer County, New York. The latter was a son of Matthew Grinolds, who was a native of Rhode Island. John M. was married, in Tioga County, to Miss Sallie Matson, who was born in Herkimer County, a daughter of Eli Matson, a native of Rhode Island and a Revolutionary soldier. They had nine children, namely: Roxanna, Lucy A., Dorcas M., Polly R., Sarah J., Almira, John R., Matthew and Stephen. The last mentioned was a soldier in the last war, in a Wisconsin rregiment, lost his arm by a shell and bled to death twenty days afterward. The family moved to Juneau County, Wisconsin, in 1853, settling near Mauston, when the country was new. The mother died at the age of eighty-four years, and the father aged eight-eight. By occupation the elder Grinolds was a farmer, and in his politics a Democrat. His wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
      Mr. Grinolds, whose name heads this sketch, was reared on a farm and educated in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and Steuben County, New York. In 1854 he came West to Muscatine County, Iowa, and a year afterward went to Juneau County, Wisconsin, and after a residence there two and a half years he came to Freeborn County, Minnesota, to Albert Lea. In March, 1858, came and took a pre-emption and proved up on it as a homestead,--160 acres, in Faribault County. This place now has long been a fine, well-equipped farm, and diversified crops are raised upon it. The premises are ornamented by a splended grove of ten acres, one tree in which, planted by Mr. Grinolds, is now nine feet in circumference. He had at one time 280 acres, but as he has sold a portion, there are now only eighty acres.
      In 1851, in Steuben County, New York, Mr. Grinolds married Laura A. Schoonover, a daughter of Richard and Vina (Potter) Schoonover, natives of Herkimer County, that State. These parents had nine children, as follows: Job, Emeline, Mima Ann, Daniel, Leonard, Laura, Bailey (a soldier of the late war, now living in Lucas County, Iowa), Jennette and Harriet. Mr. Grinolds' living children are: George W., Richard F., Theodore M., Sarah Maria and Ida A. The deceased are W. H., who died aged five months; and Connie, who died eighteen months old.
      Mr. Grinolds is a Republican, and he has served in nearly all the township offices, giving satisfaction in all. In his religious principles he is a member of the Baptist Church."