Biographical Sketch of Joseph Gravel

Joseph Gravel, farmer and stock dealer, was born in Canada in 1843; came to the U.S. in 1856, and the next year located in Sioux City, where he was engaged in mercantile business for three years; then removed to Sergeant’s Bluffs, and in 1870 removed to a farm near Sloan, and was the original owner of the town site of that place. He was appointed postmaster in 1866, and held the office two years, when he resigned. He is now engaged in stock raising on a farm of about one thousand acres.



Woodbury County IA,

History of Western Iowa: Its Settlement and Growth. Sioux City: Western Publishing Company. 1882.

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