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JOHN NORTHUP, (Nathan 11, George 10, John 9, Benjamin 8, David 7, David 6, Stephen 5, Henry 4, Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas 1). He was born on 30 January 1839 in Eden Hollow, Erie County, New York, the son of Nathan Northup and Lucy Near . He died 23 October 1922 at Kalona, Iowa.

Wife: JULIE ANN NEAR, born 12 November 1844 at Humbertston, Ontario, Canada. Died 15 December 1927 at Kalona, Iowa. Married on 14 August 1860 at Buffalo, New York. Her parents were Joseph Henry and Margaret (Benner) Near.

Children:
JOSEPH HENRY NORTHUP, born in Canada, died in infancy with diphtheria.
ALBERT SYLVESTER NORTHUP, born 18 March 1865 in Canada. Died 22 July 1926 in Detroit, MI. Buried in Kalona, IA. Married Anna Crozier, 1872-1914, on 20 October 1892 at North Liberty, Johnson County, Iowa. She was a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Orris) Crozier. Bert sold pharmaceutical supplies. They had three children: Albert Earling, b. 03 September 1894, Iowa City, IA; Ada Olga, b 02 May 1900, Iowa City, IA; and Orel Everett, b. 09 November, Iowa City, IA.
EDGAR VINTON NORTHUP, born in 1873 in Iowa City, Iowa.
MAUDE BERYL NORTHUP, born 05 June 1878 in Wellington, Kansas.
RAYMOND HARVEY NORTHUP, born in 1883 in North Liberty, Iowa.

John and Julia lived in Canada for eight years to avoid the Civil War. Johnís mother died when he was ten years old and he was sent to live with his grandfather, George. In 1868 he moved to Homestead, Iowa and in 1871 to Iowa City, Iowa. In 1877 he packed up his family, having two sons then, and went by covered wagon to Wichita, Kansas to homestead. They settled in Wellington, Kansas but by 1879 John decided he wasnít cut out to be a farmer and missed the people coming into the blacksmith shop in Iowa. That same year they sold their land and took the train back to North Liberty, Iowa where they spent the rest of their lives.

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John Northup and JULIE ANN NEAR Family

Children of John Northup and JULIE ANN NEAR

JOSEPH HENRY NORTHUP born in Canada died in infancy with diphtheria
ALBERT SYLVESTER NORTHUP born 18 March 1865 in Canada. Married Anna Crozier, (1872-1914), on 20 October 1892 at North Liberty, Johnson County, Iowa Died 22 July 1926 in Detroit, MI. Buried in Kalona, IA.
EDGAR VINTON NORTHUP born in 1873 in Iowa City, Iowa
MAUDE BERYL NORTHUP born 05 June 1878 in Wellington, Kansas.
RAYMOND HARVEY NORTHUP born in 1883 in North Liberty, Iowa.