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Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
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Born April 12, 1805 in Knox County, Tennessee. Married Zerilda Marklin; children born to their union were Felly, Lewisan, Sidney, Thomas, Zerilda and Sarah.
Zerilda died February 18, 1856, aged 43 years, 9 months. September 9, 1857, Mathias married Margaret Maclean, They had two children, Mathias and May. Mathias built a 23 room mansion at 2241 Lincoln Avenue, Dubuque in 1857. Mathias died at the mansion on March 8, 1889.

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Posted on Jan-6-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
MATTHIAS HAM, farmer, Waverly avenue, Eagle Point, Dubuque; is a native of Knox Co., Tenn., and was born April 12, 1805; his parents removed to Missouri when he was 15 years of age, he lived there and traded on the river, and came to Dubuque (or where the city is now located), in 1827; he was in Illinois and Wisconsin until 1832, when he came to Dubuque for a short time; as soon as the Con't.

Posted on Jan-6-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
the settlers were allowed to come, he came and settled permanently in the spring of 1833, and engaged in mining; he was interested in the first blast-furnace erected in the Snake Diggings, Wis.; he entered the land where he now lives from the Government, and has lived here on this point thirty-five years; he has been interested in mining most of the time since he came here-also smelting; Con't.

Posted on Jan-6-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
he laid out Ham's Addition to Dubuque; he owns 150 acres of land neat where he lives; he is one of the earliest settlers of Dubuque, and there are few persons now living here who came to this locality as early as Mr. Ham. In 1837, he married Miss Z. Marklin, a native of Kentucky; she died in February, 1855, leaving five children- Lews Ann, Thomas, Jane, Sarah and Kate; in 1860, Con't.

Posted on Jan-6-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
he married Margaret McLean; she died in August, 1874, leaving two children- Mathias and May. “The History of Dubuque County"

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