Joseph Trudell, manufacturer of carriages, buggies, etc., corner of Pearl and 2d streets, is the patentee of the famous Trudell bolster plate, which is acknowledged to be the best thing of the kind ever invented. He was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1820; removed to St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1828; thence back to Canada, where he married Sophia Maynard. He next removed to Elgin. Ill., thence to Dubuque, Iowa, where he lived twenty-five years; thence in 1873 to Sioux City. He has five sons and one daughter.