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ISAAC W. BALDWIN

Cascade Protestant Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
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ISAAC W. BALDWIN
BORN
JAN. 31, 1835
DIED
FEB. 9, 1895
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JEAN HIS WIFE
1852 - 1927

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Posted on Dec-28-2013 by CHERYL MOONEN
Editor and proprietor of the Cascade Pioneer; is a son of William Baldwin and Mary Slichter, and was born Jan. 31, 1835, at Blair, Waterloo Co., Canada West; he removed, with his parents, in 1846, to Saginaw, Mich., and, in 1853, came with them to Cascade, Iowa. His father was a tanner and currier, therefore young Isaac was trained to the same trade until coming to Iowa, Con't.

Posted on Dec-28-2013 by CHERYL MOONEN
Issac went to Galena and served as Assistant Postmaster from 1854 to 1866; he was also, a portion of the time, proprietor of the De Soto House; the latter was conducted on a very liberal plan, and did not prove a paying investment; an example of his liberality is seen in the grand farewell entertainment which he gave to Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant in 1865, prior to the General's departure Con't.

Posted on Dec-28-2013 by CHERYL MOONEN
this was the society event of the season; Gen. Dick Oglesby, Gen. John A. Logan, Gov. Cullom, Hon. E.B. Washburne, Jesse K. Dubois and other State notables were present. Mr. Baldwin was married in Galena, on the 17th of November, 1860, to Miss Hellen Mackay, a daughter of Col. Eneas Mackay, of the U.S. Army. His children by this union are Bruce Legate, born 4-29-1862; Con't

Posted on Dec-28-2013 by CHERYL MOONEN
Waltenham Eugene, 10-29-1863; Maud Mary, 11- 21-1865; Charles Dunn, 10-2-1867, & Hellen M., 9-5-1869. Mrs. H. Baldwin died J1-17-1872. After leaving the post office in Galena, Mr. Baldwin r. Baldwin resided in St. Louis until the autumn of 1867,resided in St. Louis until the autumn of 1867, when he returned to Cascade, where he has since resided. For several years, connected with Frank Con't

Posted on Dec-28-2013 by CHERYL MOONEN
Frank May in the liquor business; then, for a year, he managed the American House. In June, 1877, became editor & proprietor of the Cascade Pioneer, which is the only paper now published in this city. On the 9-23-1874, he married his 2nd wife, Miss Jean Hays McGregor, dau. of Joseph McGregor, of Dbq, by whom he has three children Mae Bernice, born 8-15- 1875; Frank Leckly, 12-16-1876, Con't

Posted on Dec-28-2013 by CHERYL MOONEN
& Maggie, 12-22-1878; Hellen & Maggie both died in infancy. Mr. Baldwin has been Justice of the Peace for 6 yrs. in Whitewater Township. He is a Democrat but was a loyal supporter of the Gov. during the rebellion, his model statesman being Stephen A. Douglas & not Jeff Davis; he represented the Democracy of Jo Daviess Co., Ill., in State Convention continuously from 1856 to 1862; Con't

Posted on Dec-28-2013 by CHERYL MOONEN
was Chairman of the Third Congressional District in 1866, and stumped the district with Hon. Thomas J. Turner, and against Hon. E.B. Washburne. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, and is the Master Workman i the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He is a ready writer and public-spirited citizen. In religion he is liberal. The History of DBQ. Co. http://members.tripod.com/~Doreen_3/DBBIOAB.htm

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