Biographical Sketch of John Davelaar

John Davelaar, of the firm of Davelaar Brothers, house, sign and ornamental painters-shop on Douglas Street, between 3rd and 4th streets-established in 1879. He was born in Holland in 1838, came to America in 1848, and settled in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; moved to Wis., and in 1875, came to Sioux City, where he was engaged in the car shops several years. He served in the Union Army four and one-half years in the 1st Missouri L.A., was orderly sergeant, and has been county commissioner of Armstrong County, Dakota. Bart Davelaar, of the above firm, was born in Holland in 1831; came to America in 1848, and settled in Pennsylvania; removed to Wis., and in 1873 came to this place; was in the employ of Dineen Bros.



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