Capt. J.H. Swan, attorney at law, was born in Canada in 1833; moved to Ohio at an early age, with his parents; thence to St. Paul, Minn., in 1851; spent some time among the Sioux Indians in western Minn.; removed to Le Sueur in 1854, and engaged in the study of law; was admitted to the bar in 1857, and practiced until the beginning of the war of the rebellion, when he enlisted in Co. I, 3rd Minn. Volunteer as first lieutenant. He was promoted to captain and served until 1865, and then went to Little Rock, Ark.; thence back to Le Sueur, where he remained until 1871, when he removed to Sioux City, and has been engaged as attorney for the c., M., St. P. & O.R.R. His son, C.M., is in partnership with him they do a general business.