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Rockdale Methodist Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
Uploaded 5/9/2005 by
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Rev. Richard Waller
Born February 26, 1796, at High Whiteside, near Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England.
Died December 31, 1888, aged 92 years, 10 months, 5 days.

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Posted on Jan-15-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
RICHARD WALLER, capitalist, Bluff street, Dubuque; is a native of Yorkshire, England, and was born Feb. 26, 1796; he grew up to manhood there and married Miss Mary Harker, from the same place, Dec. 1, 1818; she was born Jan.4, 1800; they emigrated to America, leaving Liverpool May 4, 1834, and arrived here in Dubuque, in August; during the same fall, he, with Mr. Bonson and others, built a Con't.

Posted on Jan-15-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
blast furnace at Little Platte; it was the first blast furnace for smelting mineral erected in this country, the following year they built three more, one at the mouth of the Fever River, one at Rockdale and one at Mineral Point, and all are now standing, except one. Mr. Waller continued successfully in the smelting business for about thirty years; he was associated with Mr. J.P. Farley Con't.

Posted on Jan-15-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
in the mercantile business, and also with Mr. Christman; he is one of the earliest settlers, and there are few now living that were here when he came; when Mr. Waller began life, he had nothing, but by industry and good management, he has acquired a large property; he and his wife have been prominent members of the Methodist Church for a great many years; they have had eleven children, only Con't.

Posted on Jan-15-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
three of whom survive-Robert, living in Rockdale, Mary Ann, now Mrs. A.W. Kemler, and Sidonia, now Mrs. A.W. Hosford, both of this city. “The History of Dubuque County"

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