J.H. Read, of the firm of J.H. Read & Co., bakers, grocers and confectioners, was born in Kendall County, Ill., in May, 1855; removed with his parents to Bureau County, and in 1868, came to Ia., and located in Cerro Gordo County; removed to Dunlap in 1878, and established his present business; has oyster and ice cream parlors in connection; has Vernon’s patent steam coffee and peanut roaster, and keeps constantly on hand new-made candies. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and A.F. & A.M. lodges. He was married at Dunlap in Aug. 1879, to Miss Zimmerman.