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Ingham, William H.



  • Existence: 1827-1914


Born in New York, William H. Ingham (1827-1914) moved west in 1849. He traveled through parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota before settling in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1851. There he worked as a surveyor and later as a banker. In 1855, Ingham secured a claim in Kossuth County, Iowa. He settled there permanently, becoming the second white pioneer in the county. William Ingham organized the first bank in Kossuth County and served as its president for many years. He was also president of the County Historical Society.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William H. Ingham Papers

Identifier: MsC0018

Pioneer in Iowa and early settler in Kossuth County. Letters written to his brother Erastus about Iowa in the 1850s.

Dates: 1844-1856